Salida, Colorado-Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center's community wellness
program, Wellness U, will continue to offer active classes for all ages
this fall. New classes begin Sept. 12.
A fitness class designed for people with Parkinson's disease will be
held Mondays, Sept. 12-Oct. 17, from 12-1 p.m. This class is recommended
for anyone diagnosed with Parkinson's who can move independently.
The first class includes a balance assessment. All sessions are comprised
of a warm-up, walking, and exercises that target the symptoms of Parkinson's
disease. The class will be held at Yoga Olas, 1548 G Street, Salida. Cost
is $48 for six classes.
Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance is an evidence-based program developed
by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and approved by the
National Agency on Aging. This class helps to improve leg strength, stability,
balance and cognitive function, and is proven to reduce fall risk in older
adults and those with Parkinson's disease. Classes will be held on
Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 12-Nov. 23, from 10-11 a.m., at Yoga Olas,
1548 G Street, Salida. The registration fee is $75 for 22 classes.
Wellness U also offers an affordable, indoor gym for all ages. Cardiovascular
and strength-training equipment is available to members of the public
during open-gym times with limited supervision. Space is limited to six
participants per hour and the membership fee is $40 per month. The gym
is located in the HRRMC Medical Clinics, 550 W. Hwy. 50, Salida.
If you have questions about any Wellness U classes or programs or would
like to get registered, contact Jon Fritz at (719) 530-2057. Info is also
available at hrrmc.com.