Exercising on a regular basis has a number of health benefits. It makes our hearts, bones, and joints strong and helps to ward off many illnesses that are commonly associated with a sedentary lifestyle. People may choose to get their exercise via videos in their home, joining an exercise program in the community, or attending a local gym. Finding a class that is suited to a person’s individual skill level and health needs isn’t very hard to do – unless the person is a senior. There aren’t many exercise programs on the market today for the older age bracket. They may be hesitant to join a local gym because they aren’t sure if there will be any of their peers there and may feel uncomfortable.
For seniors in Pasadena, TX, the Madison Jobe Senior Center offers a variety of exercise programs created with seniors in mind. Here, seniors can feel comfortable in a group of their peers instead of professional body builders like they may encounter at a local gym. Further, they can rest easy knowing that the exercises they will be doing will not be too strenuous for their aging bodies, as may be the case in a traditional exercise program.
On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays the Madison Jobe Senior Center offers a Pilates/2mi walk class. Both of these activities can be particularly beneficial to the senior population. Pilates works by stretching the body in different poses, which will result in a more limber frame that is less susceptible to falls. The 2mi walk provides important cardiovascular benefits as well as benefits for the knee joints. Following the same Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule, the center also offers a low impact aerobics class. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the center offers instruction in square dancing, line dancing, and tap – all of which are great workouts, too.
Fridays are fun days at the Madison Jobe Senior Center. While the aforementioned exercise programs still go on, other activities are added to the center’s itinerary such as card and table games. Fridays are also generally when special activities are scheduled at the center, such as painting instruction and field trips to nearby attractions. The center is open on Mondays from 8am until 9pm. On Tuesdays through Friday, the center is open from 8am until 5pm.
Madison Jobe Senior Center
1700 East Thomas