Looking to improve your quality of life and meet others on the same journey? EnhanceFitness at the Y may be the perfect fit.
EnhanceFitness is an evidence-based group exercise program that follows a specific protocol allowing all participants to easily perform exercises and maintain motivation to stay active throughout their life. This class hits all components of physical fitness including cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition. Certified instructors teach and modify exercises for individuals experiencing pain or lack of mobility and strength.
Taking this class is a great way to make new friends and develop lifelong relationships. Having a buddy or two can make exercising fun and enjoyable. Making friends will also help maintain the motivation to stay active every day and live a healthier lifestyle. Participants receive constant support and encouragement knowing they are sharing similar struggles.
Being able to perform functional activities such as sitting, standing, walking, dressing, or bending forward is a necessity in life. The variety of exercises utilized in this class mimics real life and helps individuals complete day-to-day activities with greater ease and safety. Major muscle groups for both lower and upper body are targeted to be more efficient during daily activities. Strength, mobility, coordination, balance and stability will improve significantly.
Individuals suffering from chronic conditions tend to experience depression and anxiety. The uplifting environment of the class is filled with joy and laughter that will bring more light to your life.
Kathie Lutter, a member at the YMCA Healthy Living Center, had this to say about EnhanceFitness:
“This class has been good for me in three different aspects. Physically, this class has helped me get back to exercising daily, and it is a great workout overall where I’ve seen improvements. Mentally, it has given me a positive outlook on my day and that carries over from day to day because I’m feeling better, and I know I can move better. Socially, it is good to get out and meet people that you don’t know and who are your age. Not only do you work out with them, but you talk and learn about their life and stories.”