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MAC Schedule: May 19, 2019

Seniors

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August Member Spotlight - Jim Frey

I read an article which indicated you lose about a percent of muscle mass annually after age 35. So I joined a small gym in the Toledo area about 6 years ago and was surprised how little I could lift … not that I could ever lift much of anything!  So before going the Silver Sneakers route, I thought I would try some of the other classes.  They were tough but the instructors and classmates were very encouraging (as they are at the MAC!). 

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July Member Spotlight - Joel Iocey

Like many people, I believed this would always be the case, however when I hit my forties I discovered I was wrong. In my youth I had acquired some bad habits, smoking, poor diet etc... These bad habits caught up with me. I was getting the "love handles" and if I tried to exercise, it was difficult because I couldn't breathe due to my smoking. 

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New Aqua Cardio Interval Class

Looking for a bit more challenge in the water? This class is designed to be a step above the regular water class.  It is a fast paced 30 minute shallow water workout that consists of a combination of Tabata, boot camp, and interval training moves.  These aerobic exercises can be modified for all ages and abilities.

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Member Spotlight: John Hall

Retired from YUM! Brands, the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, after 25 years as a Facility Manager, John joined MAC to strengthen his body and lose weight – he is down 16 pounds after one year and so MAC trainer, Tom, could help him after cancer surgery.

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Seniors Swimming for Exercise

Studies have shown that exercise for seniors is extremely beneficial in improving quality of life. Many seniors aren’t sure where to start with exercise, especially if they did not take part in any type of regular exercise in their younger years. Some worry that it is too late to start exercising.
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Weight Lifting Benefits For Seniors

It is suggested that people over fifty should include a weight lifting program as muscles soften as we age, which contributes to a major complaint among seniors: loss of independence. This doesn’t have to be the case though, with a few easy exercises that are safe and successful. It’s never too late to start weight lifting exercises, so don’t hesitate!
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You Can’t Overstate the Importance of Exercise for Seniors

As we age, we place a high priority on remaining healthy and mobile, which are two of the most important factors in remaining independent. As your doctor has probably told you, exercising regularly is one of the best ways to ensure you are as healthy as possible. In fact exercise for seniors is just as important — or more important — than it is for young people.
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