Why spend your days doing the same old exercise routine at home when there are new classes to explore and new friends to meet?
Envision Health Partners offers an action-packed lineup of health and wellness programs for older adults across the St. Louis region – all geared toward your specific interests and fitness level. Based at local senior centers and open to anyone over age 55, they’re a fun and exciting way to lead a happier, healthier life well throughout your golden years.
Senior wellness program ideas in St. Louis
According to leading experts, one of the best healthy living tips for seniors is to join a group exercise class.
Population Health Management Journal found that seniors who participate in organized fitness activities stick to an exercise program longer and enjoy better mental and physical health. In addition, if you’re working toward specific weight loss goals, you’re 42 percent more likely to hit and maintain your ideal weight when compared to working out alone.
Why? According to the Journal of Social Sciences, it’s the social aspect of exercising. By joining a group class, we’re more likely to mirror the exercise behaviors of our friends and stay accountable when the couch and TV are calling our names.
Knowing the impact exercise can have on the quality of life of seniors, Envision has instituted its geriatric Wellness Programs at two locations in St. Louis – Park Place Senior Living on O’Fallon, Mo. and St. Catherine Retirement Community in Florissant. For just $45 a month, you can take as many of the following classes as often as you want:
- Stretch, Strength, & Balance – increase your coordination, muscle strength and balance in one energy-filled class.
- Active Aquatics – hit the pool for an aerobic workout that’s good to your heart and easy on your joints.
- Chair Yoga – release stress and increase flexibility with a class that’s both invigorating and relaxing.
- Mindful Movement – connect your mind and body with strength-building exercises focused on repetition and patterns.
- Fun Fit Fridays – experience a low-intensity workout that combines cardio with strength training.
- Parkinson’s Exercise Class – enjoy time with friends as you go through a series of exercises focused on gait, balance, and movement.
Plus, your membership also includes Gratitude Gathering to empower your positive thinking, free massage therapy services, and if needed, chiropractic care on Wednesdays at Park Place.
For a full calendar of group classes, be sure to check out our St. Louis Senior Wellness Events Calendar.
Discover the senior wellness tips that work best for you
If you’re ready to take the next step on your exercise journey, contact the fitness experts in Envision’s Wellness Program in St. Louis. We offer a free assessment to help you determine your current fitness level, your overall goals, and any health restrictions in order to develop a comprehensive exercise plan specifically built around your needs. From there, we can enroll you in our Wellness Program for $45 a month and guide you toward the classes that best fit your lifestyle.
There’s no time like now to try out the best senior wellness programs in St. Louis – contact Envision to get started on the path to better health!
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