Active Agers and fitness at UAC
Staying active is an important part of maintaining health no matter what age you may be but for older adults, exercising appropriately can be critical to keeping your body moving. There are many different options for exercise and the choices can be overwhelming regarding how much to do and what activities to choose.
If you live in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area and are looking for group classes to keep you motivated, Universal Athletic Club (UAC) offers a wide variety of classes, including the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program. The SilverSneakers Fitness Program offers a variety of classes that target many of the areas that can diminish as we age, including strength, stability, balance, reaction time, coordination and joint mobility. In addition, these classes provide an excellent social connection to others in the Lancaster community.
What is the SilverSneakers Fitness Program?
SilverSneakers® Exercise is unique in that it caters to active agers to promote fitness and continued mobility. Whether you’ve been exercising regularly for many years or just starting your fitness program, UAC recognizes the importance of movement in keeping the body healthy, to continue playing on the pickleball court, improving your golf swing, playing on the floor with grandchildren or simply maintaining activities of daily living.
These exercise classes are tailored to the needs of older adults with the goal of improving health and quality of life through fitness in a social environment. Checking out our SilverSneakers® Classic class would be a good baseline for older adults looking to get active again. The best part: UAC’s SilverSneakers® classes are suitable for older adults of all fitness levels.
Why Choose Our SilverSneakers® Fitness Program Classes?
SilverSneakers Classic, The SilverSneakers Fitness Program’s signature class, is designed specifically with considerations to slow down the aging process . SilverSneakers® Classic (and SilverSneakers Yoga) gives participants the option of using a chair to support both seated and standing exercises.
Whether you’re attending a SilverSneakers® Circuit class to build strength or kicking things up a notch with a Cardio class for some aerobic exercise, UAC has you covered. Learn more about UAC’s SilverSneakers® fitness program. Interested in checking out a class but not sure where to start. You can view our full range of scheduled SilverSneakers® class offerings here. If you’re unable to make a scheduled class, consider looking into UAC’s “Fitness On Demand” classes (included with membership) or a LIVE virtual class taken in the comfort of your home.
Increase Mobility and Flexibility Through SilverSneakers® Yoga
Our SilverSneakers® Yoga instructors will guide you through both standing and seated poses, (with the option to remain seated the entire class) which are adaptable based on skill level and any special considerations. Why is yoga great for you? There are a host of reasons why adding yoga into your fitness routine promotes self-care and can help improve your quality of life.
Yoga has been shown to provide many physical and mental health benefits, including improved focus, relaxation, easing arthritic symptoms, improvement of balance and flexibility (along with overall mobility), reduction of stress levels, improved sleep, and more. Bonus: the social aspect of class also provides a supportive environment and can help foster new friendships.
Interest in learning more? For more information on The SilverSneakers® Program at Universal Athletic Club, please call 717-569-5396 and ask to speak to a member services representative. Have more questions or what to tour the facilities, swing by our fitness center in Lancaster and talk to our staff.