Seniors looking for a low-impact workout can boost their health by attending a fitness class. Westfield elder care experts have put together a list of 4 local low-impact workout programs that might be a perfect match for your elderly loved one’s exercise needs.
1. Pool Workout
The Westfield Area YMCA AT 220 Clark Street offers a Shallow Water Exercise class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am to 11:25am. This low-impact class can help inspire your loved one to move, gain strength, and stretch with the help of warm water and a cushion. Exercising in the water can boost your loved one’s cardiovascular health, balance skills, and muscle strength.
2. Tai Chi
The Westfield Recreation Department at 425 East Broad Street offers a tai chi exercise program on Tuesdays from 10am to 11am. Session 6 runs through November 1st, and session 7 runs from Nov. 8th through December 27th. This class combines mental focus with graceful movements that can help increase your loved one’s agility and strength. This class would be especially beneficial for seniors who have difficulty with balance.
3. Introduction to Yoga
Satsang Yoga Studio at 235 East Broad Street offers a yoga class for beginners on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at various times. In this class, your loved one can learn principles that work fast to reduce pain and enhance his or her posture and focus. Doing yoga can also help boost your loved one’s circulation and immune response and alleviate breathing disorders.
4. Relaxation and Stress Reduction
The Aquarian Yoga Center at 812 Central Avenue offers a Meditation and Mindfulness class on Thursdays at 7:15pm. The breathing exercises and various meditation poses performed in this class are done lying down or in a seated posture. Your loved one can learn practices he or she can use to enhance everyday life, including unique ways to boost energy and reduce anxiety. This class can also make your loved one more aware of his or her reactions and thoughts.
For more suggestions on low-impact workouts your loved one can try, reach out to Home Care Assistance. We are a leading provider of live-in and respite care Westfield, NJ, seniors can count on, and our caregivers can provide transportation, assist with exercise and mobility, and help with a wide array of daily tasks. For more information and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call a friendly Care Manager today at 908.450.9400.