FREE Opportunity for Trenton Area Seniors to Splash Their Way to Better Health this Summer
Popular water aerobics program debuts June 24 at Kennedy Aquatic Center
TRENTON – June 18, 2009 – If you're looking for a fun way to stay in shape, or if you have trouble exercising on land, why not give water aerobics a try this summer, courtesy of Health Alliance Plan (HAP)?
From June 24 through August 19, seniors can attend FREE "Senior Splash Bash" water aerobics classes on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Aquatic Center, located at 3101 West Road. The class is not limited to Trenton residents.
HAP originally launched its nationally recognized water aerobics program in Detroit in 2005, in partnership with community recreation departments. Since then, HAP has offered the program at 18 sites across southeast Michigan, reaching an average of 2,640 adults each year. This summer marks the first year for classes in the Trenton community.
The Senior Splash Bash program addresses many of the unique barriers (e.g., cost, safety, convenience) that keep seniors from living a healthy, active lifestyle. Water aerobics offers a low-impact, calorie burning workout that can be ideal for anyone – even people with arthritis or other chronic conditions – because the buoyancy of the water reduces stress on joints, bones and muscles.
Published studies have also attributed improvements in depression, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscle strength, total cholesterol and kidney health to participation in water aerobics.
The program recently received national attention from America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), earning an honorable mention in AHIP's 2009 Community Leadership Award program.
Call (734) 675-7300 for registration details or inquire in-person at the Kennedy Aquatic Center. For a full list of class locations, visit www.hap.org/healthy_living/water_aerobics.php.