If you’re like most people, “getting healthier” is probably at the top of your New Year’s resolutions. However, Wellness Director Alex Ramos is here to tell you that there really isn’t a magical date on the calendar to get started.
“Most of us use the new year as an opportunity to make healthy changes to our lifestyles. However, the reality of it is, we can start making changes at any time we feel is right,” said Alex.
According to Alex, the key to making positive, long-term changes to one’s health is being consistent and for many that’s only possible when access to the tools they need is convenient.
“The location of where we exercise is a key ingredient for us to meet our health and wellness goals. What better place than where we live and where we work?” said Alex. “Having access to a place like the Wellness Center provides our residents with an advantage that most individuals don’t have.”
And if a grant to make improvements to the Wellness Center is approved, the facility is going to be better than ever in 2020.
“We are extremely excited about the enhancements that will not only benefit our residents but our staff and community members who use our facility,” said Alex.
Until then, there are still plenty of great opportunities to get involved with the Wellness Center staff including the following ongoing classes:
Chair Aerobics and Strength
- 9:30 a.m., Mon.-Thurs. in the Wellness Center
- 1:30 p.m., Mon. and Wed. at Broadway Apartments
Class features a variety of seated exercises designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement and improve activities for daily living with modifications for all fitness levels.
- 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wellness Center
Standing for “Balance, Auditory, Vision eXercises,” BAL-A-VIS-X is a remedial, therapeutic series of simple to complex rhythmic exercises using sand-filled bags, racquet balls and balance boards. Exercises can be completed from either a standing or seated position.
Wii Fun and Games
- 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Wellness Center
Participants use Wii video game controllers to mimic actions performed in real-life sports, such as bowling and tennis.
PHOTO: Alex Ramos leads a wellness class in the Broadway Community Room.