Enhance Fitness at the YMCA
Modified Moves, Maximum Results
Treat your arthritis symptoms with this CDC recommended physical activity program. Scientific studies have shown that physical activity can reduce arthritic pain and improve mobility and balance for adults. Physical activity is also important for the management of other chronic conditions that are common among adults with arthritis, such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity and can improve overall health and well-being.
Enhance Fitness is an evidence-based group exercise program geared to help older adults at all levels of fitness become more active, energized, and empowered to sustain independent lives.
Our Aim: To Help You Feel Better
In a group fitness setting, YMCA Certified Enhance Fitness instructors focus on simple, easy-to-learn movements for cardiovascular exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility — everything older adults need to maintain health and function as they age, manage arthritis and reduce the risk of falls. Participants can use chairs for support, if necessary, and increase the weight they use for strength training at their own pace.
Additional Benefits Reported By Participants
- More energy
- Better balance
- Increases in upper body and lower body strength
- More flexibility and range of motion
- Better sleep
- More feelings of happiness
- Sense of independence
In addition to the physical benefits, research has shown that, among older adults who participate in Enhance Fitness, health costs were lowered each year by close to $1,000.
Classes meet for one hour, three times a week for 16 weeks. Pre- and Post-Assessments will be performed at the beginning and end of the program.
Enhance Fitness welcomes older adults of all fitness levels. The program is especially beneficial for older adults living with arthritis.
Is There a Fee?
Enhance Fitness at the Greater Green Bay YMCA is FREE for Y Members!
Is Registration Required?
Yes, registration is required, as space is limited.
How Do I Register?
Please contact our Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator, Kayla Faltynski at 920 436 1224 to sign up.
To learn more please contact our Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator, Kayla Faltynski at 920 436 1224.