Monday, February 11, 2013
'Losing our body is like losing our best friend,' said Larry Prescott, who runs a local assisted living and dementia care community. He tells caregivers that exercise needs to be adapted to a senior's needs.
As people age they tend to stay at home and get less exercise through daily activities, such as trips to the grocery store, said Larry Prescott, executive director of Grand Villa. "The fear of falling, pain from arthritis and neuropathy of the feet, and not recouping as quickly from illnesses often keep people from exercising," Prescott said. Exercise needs to be adapted to the individual's needs. "Person-centered exercise takes the time to determine individual needs. It is completely focused on our residents and what is going to make their life enriched," Prescott said. "Losing our body is like losing our best friend. It can be very depressing and can inhibit motivation to do anything," Prescott said. The key is having the right exercise…
Friday, February 8, 2013
This full-body workout is available across the Tampa Bay area.
Workout clothes and water bottles are standard for any exercise class, of course. But children and strollers, too? Not so much. Except in the case of Stroller Strides. Stroller Strides is a full-body workout program that moms can do with their babies. There are more than 1,200 locations spread across 44 states, including several franchises in the greater Tampa Bay area. Instructor Jenni Crafton runs the New Tampa Stroller Strides. “It’s fitness for mom, and it’s fun for babies,” Crafton said, just moments before leading a gaggle of moms and babies on an hour-long workout at a local subdivision’s community park. Stroller Strides workouts last an hour and instructors put participants through various cardio, strength and core exercises, all …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Gardening, chair-exercises, and balloon volleyball are a few of the exercise options available for seniors.
The New Year is a time when many people start thinking about getting fit and exercising and it’s no different for seniors. As seniors age, remaining active becomes increasingly important. Senior living communities and caregivers should consider looking beyond traditional physical therapy options to keep seniors engaged and active. Seniors are most receptive to physical therapy when caregivers and their therapists develop individualized plans that fit both their lifestyle and interests. Research shows that it is difficult to motivate seniors to begin to exercise if it hasn’t previously been a priority. Integrating modified, low-impact activities, like yoga, into seniors’ exercise plans increases the likelihood that they will …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
A weekly photo gallery of scenes around Carrollwood and Northdale.
Don't feel like splurging on a gym membership? Patch explored ways you can get fit for free. Check out these spots to exercise in the neighborhood.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Life Enrichment Center offers a variety of classes
The Life Enrichment Center is registering for two new classes. The first one is low-impact exercise. This class will involve cardiovascular conditioning and flexibility, and it will be directed by Cheryl Montgomery, a certified aerobics instructor and personal trainer. The class meets twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. The next class will begin on March 2. The cost is $36 per month, and classes are held at the LEC. Students must pre-register before the first of March by going to www.lifeenrichmenttampa.org or calling 813-932-0241. The second course being offered is painting in oils. This class will show students how to use oils on different surfaces while working on different theme. Beginners or seasoned …