Getting in shape can be an intimidating prospect. Even if you’re already active, the changes that come with aging often require adjustments to your workouts – and this can be nearly as challenging as joining a new gym.
Fortunately, senior-focused fitness centers are becoming much more widespread in recent years. As a senior living community dedicated to providing a healthy aging experience, Ventura Townehouse understands the difficulties that can accompany an active senior lifestyle. In this article, we’ll explore some of the ways that senior fitness centers make active aging possible for seniors all over the country.
Senior gyms often don’t look much different than their all-ages counterparts, but it’s the attention to detail that truly sets senior fitness centers apart.
For example, special consideration is given to creating a comfortable atmosphere. The music in senior fitness centers tends to be on the quieter side, often playing songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s rather than blasting the modern radio hits that are commonly heard in typical fitness environments.
Senior fitness centers also make a point to hire older adults as their staff, which contributes to a more welcoming atmosphere. These staffing choices are practical as well; it’s important for trainers to understand the needs of older members to help them avoid injury and learn appropriate workouts. On a related note, equipment is another key factor; many senior gyms provide low-impact machines featuring technology such as air-powered resistance training.
Exercise classes are a popular feature at any gym, and senior fitness centers are no exception. Classes at a senior fitness center are designed to meet a wide variety of needs, and often include various modifications to help members customize their workouts. You’re likely to find classes similar to any other gym, including Zumba, yoga, and low-impact aerobic workouts.
Senior fitness centers provide a supportive environment in which members can be surrounded by like-minded peers. By tailoring their services and atmosphere specifically to the needs of older adults, senior fitness centers help encourage healthy choices and an active senior lifestyle. They indirectly address many common fears and objections that some retirees have when it comes to working out, such as fears of injury or feelings of intimidation.
At Ventura Townehouse, we prioritize active aging and senior fitness, and our amenities are designed to support and encourage an active senior lifestyle. We have an on-site fitness center which includes a personal trainer to support the fitness needs of our members. For more information about our senior living community, click here.
My grandmother lives at the Ventura Townehouse and I feel confident that she is in good hands. They get her to her appointments and provide any aftercare that she may need. Everyone there is friendly and like family. I feel like I’m at home when I go there to visit her and eat with her in the dining room.
Recently, I visited my Mom from Chicago. Each day I offered to take us out and about in Ventura. We found ourselves having such an enjoyable time at the Townehouse we didn’t leave. The dining room was so lovey to enjoy with her friends. Patios welcoming and the activities kept us busy. We laughed and had fun all day! Thank you everyone for making me feel at home and making my visit special. It’s always hard to leave my mom. But not as hard when I know she is so happy! Until my next visit!
Staff is very helpful and always concerned about my Mother’s needs, the interior and grounds maintenance is exceptional. Dining provides healthy menus to choose from. Front desk staff is always friendly and helpful. Best decision we ever made was bringing my mom here.