MULTICOMPONENT GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES focus on mobility, muscle strengthening, balance, and flexibility.
Benefits of a multicomponent class
Research has reported that physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor to mortality and morbidity. Even more than overweight or obesity. Therefore, the National Institute on Aging (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services recommends for adults and older adults at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise per week. For more information click here: https://health.gov/paguidelines/second-edition/
For older adults, the NIH also recommends multicomponent physical activities:
As part of their weekly physical activity, older adults should do multicomponent physical activity that includes balance training as well as aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities.
Therefore, Always Active multi-component class follows science-based guidelines.
- 60 minutes of general conditioning in a fun social setting.
- This class is moderate intensity, multicomponent class. It incorporates: aerobics, balance, flexibility, and strength using hand weights and resistance bands. In addition, we use props to improve coordination, power, and balance such as ladders, color dots and balls.
- All exercise classes are led by trained professionals who have been certified by National fitness organizations such as the Functional Aging Institute.
For more information contact:
Luz Villaneuva 415-550-2265; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Mittelman 415-923-4482; SMittelman@SequoiaLiving.org
How much does it cost?
There is no cost for this program for qualifying seniors. We accept voluntary contributions to support this program and a suggested donation of $25, one time during the year when you enroll. No one is denied services if unable to donate.
What can the program do for me?
Always Active can help you achieve better health through regular exercise to enhance your muscular strength, mobility, balance, and flexibility.
How do I join?
The steps you take to join are:
1) Talk to the Always Active staff/volunteer at your center to pick up a registration and physician’s release form. You must submit a physician’s release form in order to be registered and participate in the classes.
2) Return the completed form along with the physician’s release form to the Always Active Staff or site coordinator
3) Bring your center membership card (if applicable) to your appointment, and a $25 donation(optional).
What should I wear?
Any comfortable, exercise appropriate clothes will do. If it’s cold, wear several layers of light clothing, which you can remove as needed. Athletic shoes with good padding, arch supports, and uppers that allow air to circulate around your feet are ideal.
What is the Schedule of classes?
Check with the Always Active Staff/volunteers at your center for the schedule of General Group Exercise classes and Fall Prevention Programs.