Enhance®Fitness is a proven community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program that meets 3 times per week for 60 minutes. The class focuses on strength, flexibility, balance and cardio endurance. The program benefits a wide range of individuals because they are encouraged to move at their own pace. The program is designed to meet each person where they are in terms of their physical ability and helps them gain strength, flexibility and balance.
EnhanceFitness has been nationally recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department on Aging, and the National Council on Aging and includes fitness assessments to monitor progress.
Enhance®Fitness, helps older adults at all levels of fitness become more active, energized, and empowered to sustain independent lives
EnhanceFitness has been shown to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and mobility. The program may also result in better mental health, improved memory and cognition, increased self-esteem, and less social isolation.
How Do I Register
Fill out the Request for More Information form above or contact the Program Director directly at 843-486-1470.
Do I Need Medical Clearance to Join?
Yes, medical clearance is required for program participation. The program is recommended for anyone who is looking to improve overall fitness
What to Expect?
In a typical class, participants will experience:
A certified instructor with special training in bringing out the physical best from older adults
A 5-minute warm-up to get the blood flowing to the muscles
A 20-minute aerobics workout that gets participants moving, or a walking workout to lively music
A 5-minute cool-down
A 20-minute strength training workout
A 10-minute stretching workout to keep the muscles flexible
Balance exercises throughout the class
Lots of opportunities for participants to make new friends and acquaintances
It doesn’t matter what others in the class are doing, only that you show up and are ready to move. You’ll set your own goals and we’ll help you meet them. We measure your success with a personal fitness assessment every four months.
What are the program goals and other health benefits?
- Increase strength. People who regularly attend class grow stronger, improve their balance, and become more limber.
- Boost activity levels. Even the unfit quickly find themselves able to do the things they want to do, safely and independently.
- Elevate mood. Research shows that exercise can help prevent depression, and Enhance®Fitness participants say they feel better physically and emotionally.
Is there a Cost?
Member Cost: No charge for Y Members
Non-Members Cost: $150 per 16 weeks