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.