Lifelong Improvements through Fitness Training (LIFT) is a strength-training program for aging, ,previously sedentary or insufficiently active men and women. The LIFT program will be held at the Troy-Montgomery Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am - 12. LIFT participants meet for one hour, two times a week for eight weeks to complete an active warm-up, eight core strength-training exercises, and three cool down stretches. Aerobic activity is completed outside of the class sessions. Along with strength-training, LIFT incorporates group dynamics behavior change strategies and a nutrition education component. LIFT has shown to be an effective program for maintaining and improving the strength, balance and flexibility of older adults. Based on other existing literature, these improvements may lead to decreased insulin resistance and improved glycemic control, reduction in falls, improved mood and sleep, an increase in overall functional fitness, and ultimately, the ability of older adults to age in place or live independently longer.
There is NO fee to participate, but registration is required on January 2nd.