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Get moving with a SilverSneakers program Local Gyms Looking for an exercise program to fit your needs? Give these local gyms a call to find out what they have to offer. Colonial Sports ‘N Courts 1101 Fairy Falls Dr. Coshocton, Ohio 43812 Phone: 740-623-8382 Kids America 1600 Otsego Ave. Coshocton, Ohio 43812 Phone: 740-622-6657 Website: American Health Centers 108 Chestnut St. Coshocton, Ohio 43812 Phone: 740-291-8003 By Josie Sellers COSHOCTON – If you are looking for a way to get out and be active, the SilverSneakers program might just be for you. Susan Worthington has taught the program for eight and a half years at Colonial Sports ‘N Courts. “There are several different classes of it, but the one I teach is on stability and balance,” she said. “We do fall prevention type exercises. We also have a yoga class.” You do not have to be a member of Colonial Sports ‘N Courts to take the class. “The class is open to anyone and a lot of insurance companies will cover SilverSneakers programs,” Worth- ington said. “If you have a SilverSneakers card you can use the gym and take the class. If you don’t have the card the class is only $1.” Over the years she has seen the class have an impact on those who take it. “I had one lady who had back surgery and the doctors told her they were glad she did the class because it would help her heal faster,” Worthington said. “A lot of the ther- apy you receive after a surgery is the same type of things we do in SilverSneakers.” She noted that the exercises are simple to do. “We sit in a chair for 80 percent of the exercises and only stand up for some,” Worthington said. “We use hand weights too that are anywhere from one to eight pounds, bands that are from nothing to 10 pounds of pressure, and balls for agility and coordination. It’s all set to music and we try to keep it fun.” She encourages people to check and see if their insur- ance company covers SilverSneakers programs and to come check one out. The class is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. It starts at 5:30 p.m. and is usually done around 6:15 p.m. “The class I teach doesn’t get your heart rate up,” Worth- ington said. “It’s just about getting yourself moving and a lot of people say they feel better when they are done.” “Take the plunge. Just jump in and walk through the door. We try real hard to make everyone feel comfortable.” - Susan Worthington She added that the SilverSneakers yoga program is offered at 8 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. “People need to keep moving to keep them from getting bored and feeling stiff,” she said. “A lot of people come to my class at 5 p.m. and we gab until 5:30 p.m. and some of them even go out to dinner afterwards so it’s kind of a social thing too. My youngest in the class is 67 and the oldest is 83. Most are retired.” Worthington encourages people to call local gyms and ask questions about their programs or just grab a friend or your spouse and come try a class. “Take the plunge,” she said. “Just jump in and walk through the door. We try real hard to make everyone feel comfortable. Our class is very low key and you don’t even have to wear exercise clothes.” NEW AT WILSON’S Every chair is handcrafted by American workers with over 42 quality control inspections before the product is approved for shipping. BY A variety of services to meet the needs of every senior! Caring People, Caring for You CING ODU E INTR S ECLIP LOGY NO TECH 230 Main St. • Coshocton Towne Centre 740.622.6237 CARPET CARPET & & FURNITURE FURNITURE STORE HOURS: M-F 9am-6pm • Sat 9am - 3pm 12B THE BEACON 0017_092717 201 Browns Lane Coshocton, OH 43812 740-622-4852 Offi ce Hours: M-F 8-4:30 JANUARY 23, 2019