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Fitness For You


A fitness area designed especially for women of all ages.  Members are encouraged to do a 30 minute workout three times a week.  The workout consists of 12 hydraulic fitness machines with recovery pads between each machine.  During the musically enhanced workout, to complete one circuit each station is visited for 30 seconds.  A different muscle group is targeted at each machine.  More than one circuit may be completed.   An assistant is available during staffed hours to offer guidance and support.  Cost is $20/month. Hours are 6:30 am to 4pm Monday through Friday.

Here’s what clients are saying:  “I have been coming to Fitness For You from the beginning.  I am so glad SAFS saw the importance of exercise in women’s health and made the facility available.  It has become a part of my routine.  I start my day coming to Fitness For You and I feel the significant benefits of the exercises beyond the weight control issue.  What makes it easier for me is to come with a friend.  That way it is a whole lot more fun and knowing someone else is counting on me sticking with it encourages me to stay faithful.” 


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You will benefit from just about any type of exercise as you age, as long as you're not at risk of injury. Low-impact exercises are often the best choice, especially when coupled with weight-bearing exercises.

Benefits of Regular Physical Activity

  • Helps you manage your weight
  • Reduces your risk of coronary heart disease
  • Reduces your risk of stroke
  • Decreases blood pressure
  • Reduces your risk of colon cancer
  • Helps prevent and control diabetes
  • May decrease “bad” (LDL) cholesterol and raise “good” (HDL) cholesterol
  • Helps you sleep better
  • Strengthens bones and helps prevent injury
  • Increases muscular strength and endurance
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion
  • Improves your mood
  • Helps with stress and depression
  • Improves self-esteem
  • Makes you feel better

No Time for Physical Activity??

Here are some ideas to help fit more physical activity into your day:
Look for short periods of time (at least 10 min.) during the day in which you can do some physical activity

  • Walk to the mailbox
  • Park at the far end of the parking lot when at the store, mall or work
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Plan and prepare meals ahead of time, so you’ll have time to exercise
  • Walk the dog a little longer at a brisk pace
  • Get your family or a friend to exercise with you.  It’s a fun way to spend some time together
  • Keep a daily log; this can help you to see where you can fit in more physical activity.
  • Replace part of your TV or computer time with physical activity
  • Do chair or standing exercises while watching TV
  • Set aside a block of time every day for planned physical activity. 
  • Make being active a part of your daily routine just like brushing your teeth and taking a shower.

Make Exercise Part of Your Schedule

It can be tough to make exercise a habit and a regular part of your day, but the benefits are well worth the effort. Make a commitment to exercise, and use these tips to help you ease into a workout program:

Talk to your doctor. Make sure it's safe for you to start an exercise routine, and learn which exercises are best and how much you can push yourself.
Get equipped. You'll need sturdy, supportive shoes for whatever exercise you choose, whether it's walking or biking. Also make sure you have clothing that's comfortable and will help wick away sweat.
Make the time. Set aside time every day for exercise, even if you start just by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or with a walk around the block. Gradually work your way up to longer workouts on most or every day of the week.
Turn chores into exercise. You don't have to hit the gym for it to count as exercise. Scrub your house from top to bottom, mow the lawn, or tackle big projects like cleaning out clutter in closets, the basement, or garage.
Get motivated. Consider getting a workout buddy to keep you on track or hiring a personal trainer to develop a program. A trainer will encourage you to stick with it and help you chart your progress.
Make it fun. Exercise doesn't have to be an exhausting, sweaty chore that you dread. Enjoy your workout! Go dancing, swimming, bike with your friends, or take up a new sport or game. While you’re exercising, listen to music, chat with a friend, or just escape into your own thoughts.

You'll be amazed at how easy it is to work in small bits of exercise each day and how you’ll come to enjoy it and look forward to it. Everyone wants to stay healthy, active, and independent as they age, and regular exercise is the key.



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