Senior Fitness Long Island: Silver Sneakers Program
Our Westbury senior fitness program is designed to be a comprehensive health, exercise and wellness program that helps older adults live healthy, active lifestyles.
The program is often available to seniors with Medicare and includes the following benefits:
- Access to conditioning classes, exercise equipment and all of Sweat NYâ€™s amenities.
- Customized classes designed for seniors who want to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance.
- Classes designed to help you lose weight or reduce stress
Health Benefits of a Senior Fitness Program
Regular exercise has been shown to help prevent unwanted maladies such as heart disease. In fact, physical activity can help you to prevent high blood pressure and high cholesterol, reduce stress, and greatly reduce your risk of heart disease.
Senior Fitness FAQs
Should I See a Doctor Before I Start Exercising?
Although most people in moderate health can safely begin an exercise routine, older adults who have been inactive for long periods of time may have a higher risk for heart disease. These adults should seek medical advice before starting or significantly increasing their physical activity.
How Much Should I Be Exercising?
Something is better than nothing! If you really want to have the most positive impact on your health you should exercise for 30 to 60 minutes a day, at 50 to 80 percent of your maximum capacity, most days of the week.
Is It Too Late for Me to Engage in Physical Activity?
No matter your age, it is important that you engage in regular physical activity. If you are concerned about your level of health, you should consult a medical professional first. Here are some tips for older adults who are concerned about becoming more physically active:
- Start slow. Your body needs to get accustomed to working out again and should not be put to extremes right away.
- Choose exercise activities that are fun and that you enjoy.
- Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.
- Warming up and cooling down are as important as exercising itself.
- Stretching is also important, stretch slowly and consult one of our personal trainers for help with your technique.
Start Today! Senior fitness Long Island
Join Sweat NYâ€™s senior fitness program today to meet new people, get fit, and have fun! Come by our Westbury gym at any time to learn more about the program and see our facilities!
From Big Al’s Silver Sneakers group fitness classes.
I enjoy Evelynâ€™s classes so much , I am 82 years young and I feel great.Â Pat and all the others are great teachers.Â Itâ€™s wonderful what you have done for us seniors.
Gets me moving in the morning.Â I feel better after my workouts.
Helps with keeping me toned and healthy
Both instructors are great, became more balanced and strong.
I am new to the program and find it invigorating.
My need for exercise is met. (7 year member)
It gets me moving.Â Look forward to classes each day.Â Keeps my blood pressure under control.Â Helps with balance also.
Kept my weight down, gave me balance
I attend almost all the classes at Big Alâ€™s.Â It helped me recover quickly from hip replacement and keeps vitals in order for my dr visits.
My weight is reduced.Â My blood pressure is in control.Â I feel strong and healthier.
The class gets me out every morning.Â I met some lovely women and I enjoy exercising.Â I feel much more agile.
I have more energy, lost weight, more flexible, better balance.
Your senior exercise program is excellent