Purdue Northwest offering activities, workshops & functional fitness testing for senior citizens May 31
Purdue University Northwest is holding a Senior Health & Fitness Day Wednesday, May 31 with activities, hands-on workshops, nutrition seminars and functional fitness testing at the university’s Hammond Campus.
The focus on fitness for senior citizens is offered in observance of the 25th anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day.
Activities & programs
During PNW’s Senior Health & Fitness Day, individuals 60 and older are invited to participate in the following at no charge:
- 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. – Hands-on workshop: “Introduction to Basic Strength Training” (12 exercises using Purdue Northwest Fitness Center equipment);
- 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – Fitness seminar: “Sarcopenia, Aging & Muscle Mass: If Your Muscles Snooze, Your Body Will Lose” (exercises to maintain muscle mass, power and strength);
- 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. – Nutrition seminar: “What Do I Eat Now? Simple and Vital Tips for the Young at Heart” (practical nutritional advice plus an informational handout);
- Noon to 2:30 p.m. – Functional Fitness Testing (six basic tests of functional fitness administered by an exercise specialists–by appointment; phone 219-989-2175)
All activities will take place in the Purdue Northwest Fitness & Recreation Center, 2300 173rd St., Hammond—four blocks east of Indianapolis Boulevard, south of 173rd Street at the traffic light. Due to limited accommodations, individuals planning to attend should pre-register by phoning 219-989-2175. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes.
Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a comprehensive regional university within the Purdue University system, has two Northwest Indiana campuses in Hammond and Westville. With more than 15,000 students enrolled last fall and nearly 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Purdue Northwest is Indiana’s fifth largest public university.