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Group exercise classes, student personal trainers for those over 50

Posted on Friday, September 5th, 2014 by CommunityEngagement.
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A UNCG Kinesiology program offers individualized exercise regimens for those 50 years or older, providing a way for senior level Kinesiology undergraduates to practice their skills.

The HOPE (Helping Others Participate in Exercise) program is open to faculty, staff and community members over the age of 50. It meets in the Student Rec Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6 – 8:30 a.m. during the school year and 6:30 – 8:30 a.m. during the summer.

Dr. Anne Brady, assistant professor in Kinesiology, is the director of UNCG’s HOPE program. Her clinical background and expertise is working with older adults to improve health and physical function. Additionally, an upper level Kinesiology class is connected with HOPE and supplies student personal trainers during the spring and fall semesters – in addition to the group exercise classes which are offered every session.

There is a participation fee for the program, economical in light of the benefits such as functional assessments, monthly lectures, and various incentive programs.

For more information or to register, contact Dr. Anne Brady at 334-3274 or email hope@uncg.edu.

 

Reposted from UNCG Campus Weekly