LORAIN, Ohio / The Morning Journal / News / March 18, 2012
Silver Sneakers offers classes to improve movement
By Kaylee Remington
Senior citizens who have had to deal with knee and hip replacements and assorted physical affects of aging can always do simple workouts to better their life.
The Silver Sneakers program at YMCA locations offers classes for those who would like to improve movement and overall physical health for simple daily activities.
Jeanie Waylend, the instructor for the Silver Sneakers program at Vermilion Family YMCA, has been teaching the class for 12 years, and gets around 30 to 35 people in her classes. She leads an arthritis walking class at 9 a.m. and weight training at 10 a.m. The classes, she said, are a way to make life easier.
Nancy Haydin concentrates on engaging her biceps as she lifts hand weights during the Silver Sneakers adult fitness class at the Vermilion YMCA. MORNING JOURNAL/ANNA NORRIS
“The walking class builds bone density,” Waylend said. She said these exercises will help those to do easy chores such as getting the mail, pulling up pants, getting off the toilet, doing the laundry and working in the kitchen.
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