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Enhance Fitness

Enhance Fitness focuses on dynamic cardiovascular exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility — everything older adults need to maintain health and function as they age.

Program Benefits

Led by a certified instructor, classes are held three times a week in community settings and are a great workout. Each class may include up to 25 participants and participants may either be amongst peers of their own level of fitness or a group of various fitness levels from the frail to the more fit older adult. Participants completing the program report experiencing:

  • Increased strength
  • Greater activity levels
  • Decreased depression
  • Improved social function

What Is Provided To Participants

Classes meet three times per week for an hour. Each class offers:

  • 5-minute warm-up
  • 20-minute aerobics workout that gets participants moving, or a walking workout to lively music
  • 5-minute cool-down
  • 20-minute strength training workout with soft ankle and wrist weights (0 up to 20 pounds)
  • 10-minute stretching workout
  • Balance exercises throughout the class
  • Social interaction

Resources & Programs

Visit www.livingwell.utah.gov for more information

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For More Information On This Program

livingwell@utah.gov
1-888-222-2542

Sources

  1. 2014 Utah BRFSS Report
  2. 2013 Utah BRFSS Report