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EnhanceFitness

Enhance Fitness logo EnhanceFitness is a group exercise program that helps older adults at all levels of fitness become more active, energized, and able to maintain their independence.


2013 Michigan Enhance Fitness Network – Statewide Meeting
June 6, 2013
Lansing Community College, West Campus, Lansing MI

Agenda
What's in My Neighborhood? Other Evidence-based Programs for Adults & Seniors
Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi – Teresa Wiley, Arthritis Foundation
Healthy Eating for Successful Living – Rachel Berglund, YMCA of Marquette County
Matter of Balance – Barb Nelson, Area Agency on Aging of West Michigan
Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) – Lisa Klinkman, National Kidney Foundation of MI
Walk With Ease – Barb Fish, Heritage Community of Kalamazoo
MI Healthier Tomorrow Campaign and the Michigan 4 x 4 Plan – Dawn Rodman, MI Department of Community Health

Potential benefits of EnhanceFitness include:
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce joint stiffness
  • Reduce cholesterol
  • Increase flexibility
  • Relieve stress
  • Improve sleep
  • Maintain or lose weight
  • Build muscle strength
  • Increase muscle endurance
  • Decrease chances of falls and injury
  • Boost activity levels
  • Elevate mood
strength training
flexibility and balance
aerobic exercise
Find an EnhanceFitness Class near you



Instructor Resources A full hour of fun, EnhanceFitness focuses on dynamic cardiovascular exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility– everything recommended for older adults to maintain health and function as they age. Classes are led by certified instructors trained to bring out the physical best from older adults. Instructors adapt exercises to match the fitness level of each person, including seated versions of nearly every exercise. Classes take place in a relaxed atmosphere filled with opportunities for laughter and making new friends.

A typical class includes:
  • A five-minute warm-up to get your blood pumping
  • 20 minutes of aerobic cardiovascular exercise, like walking set to lively music. This helps to keep your mind sharp and helps allow you to keep your independent lifestyle
  • A five-minute cool down
  • 20 minutes of strength training with (provided) soft ankle and wrist weights
  • 10 minutes of stretching to keep muscles flexible and increase range of motion
  • Balance exercises throughout the class to help prevent falls