Senior Fit at The Centre

If you are age 50 plus and are looking for a way to stay fit and make new friends, this is for you.  Why not join us for some fun by participating in some of the following activities:

  • Senior Fit Classes are held Mon, Wed,10:30 am, Fri at 9:15 am
  • Active Adult Classes are held Tues & Thurs at 10:30 am
  • Mix and Mingle Coffee Club from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
  • Senior of the Month recognition
  • Senior Luncheon – last Wednesday of the month
  • Holiday Party
  • Birthday Club

To obtain more information on how to become part of this community, stop by The Centre Fitness Desk or call 847-531-7025.

Senior Fit Aerobics + More

Senior Fit Aerobics works at getting aerobically fit while doing fun moves and creative activities. Besides just looking and feeling great, this class helps strengthen the heart, deter osteoporosis, strengthens muscles, improves mental alertness, helps lower blood pressure, relieves stress and increases energy. Each class includes low impact aerobics, weight training, tai chi and stretching. All of this is done at your own pace and ability. The class is taught by Danae Molitor on Mon, Wed, and Debby Bailey on Fri. Senior Fit alternates between low impact aerobics, stretches, and strength builders. On Tues and Thurs, Dawn Jones teaches the Active Adult class with low intensity interval training.

Age: 50 years and older   Day: Mon – Tues -Wed -Thurs - Fri Time: 10:30 am-11:15 am (Fri: 9:15 am)
Instructor: Mon, Wed: Danae Molitor; Tues – Thurs: Dawn Jones; Fri: Debby Bailey
Location: The Centre, Mon – Thus: Aerobic Studio; Fri: Spin Studio

Fees: Senior Rate Punch Pass Options (62 and older)
Punch Passes are available in the following options:

PUNCH PASSES Member Resident Non-Res
Daily Drop In Fee $6 $6 $7
12 punches/classes $48 $51 $60
24 punches/classes $96 $102 $120

Fees: Unlimited Pass (62 and older)The options listed above will be based on a 3 month session, coinciding with the Parks and Recreation Department seasonal program brochure. Expiration dates will apply. Passes are non-transferable and non-refundable. There is no credit or refund for unused punches. All punch passes expire the last day of each quarterly session.

UNLIMITED PASS Member Resident Non-Res
1 year unlimited $345 $380 $450
Quarterly Unlimited $120 $130 $153

The 1 year unlimited pass is valid for one year from the date of purchase. The quarterly unlimited pass is valid for three months from the date of purchase. Passes are non-transferable and non-refundable. Group Fitness passes are available at the Fitness or Main Desk.

Healthy Skin Starts With A Clean Gym

A search of yellow pages confirms the large number of gyms and health clubs in the Elgin area. And this mirrors the overall trend right with figures from statista that estimates of 57.25 million Americans being members of fitness facilities in 2016.

Gym and Health Club facilities have been linked to a number of skin conditions due to moist air and large numbers of members all using the same equipment. When deciding which facility is best for you, it is worthwhile considering what policies they operate that will minimize risk to its members.

What your gym can do to protect you

When considering what gym or health club to join in the Elgin area, as well as price and location it is also important to consider how hygienic the facility is. Owners have a responsibility for ensuring that their gym equipment is hygienically cleaned to minimize any risks to its members.

They can insist that all members bring their own hand towels and are required to wipe down equipment after use. They should also provide hand sanitizer equipment and anti-bacterial spray that you can use after you have finished on a machine or piece of kit. They can employee cleaning personnel or as a minimum incorporate cleaning duties as part of the gym staff responsibilities. It is especially important that changing and shower areas are cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis. A cleaning rota should be in place and inspected to ensure compliance.

Being a member of a club or gym that demonstrates it cares about its members makes it a place that people want to join and want to really enjoy their experience whilst at that facility.

Things you can do to maintain cleanliness at the gym

There are a number of simple but effective actions that you can take personally to minimize the risk of picking up any skin infections at your local gym.

Wash your hands properly and thoroughly, this means using a soap product and lathering up. The CDC have provided guidelines on the most effective way to wash your hands. Furthermore, dry your hands using a clean towel or a hand drying machine. Before you use any equipment, clean it to remove any sweat. If your gym or health club does not provide antibacterial cleansers, you can bring your own wipes. And, as a matter of courtesy for the next person using the equipment, you should wipe it down after use. Also, shower as soon after training as possible and bring clean clothing to change into. You should protect your feet at all times when you are in the changing and shower areas. It is worthwhile in investing in a pair of shower shoes to protect your feet. Do not share personal care items like soap, razors, shampoo, make-up or towels. Anything that may lead to cross-contamination should be avoided.

The chance of picking up something nasty whilst at your gym or health club is quite small but it makes sense to select a facility that shows it cares about its members welfare. It is also sensible to be aware of your own responsibilities in avoiding the risk of infections for yourself and your fellow gym goers.

~Article written by Jess Walter