Healthy Steps in Motion
HSIM (Healthy Steps In Motion) is an exercise program designed for people of all fitness levels. It incorporates warm-up, balance, weight resistance/strength training and cool down segments as the program foundation. HSIM was designed by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and is sponsored by Blair Senior Services, Inc. The program is offered to area older adults at NO COST.
HSIM promotes regular physical activity, which provides many benefits for older adults. Research has shown that older adults who practice weight resistance training improve their balance and coordination, which may decrease their risk for falls. Exercise also can reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancers, increase bone density, strengthen the heart and lungs, reduce stress, and boost energy levels.
Decrease Fall Risk, Increase Bone Density,
Reduce Stress, and Boost Energy
HSIM Exercise programs are one-hour sessions held twice a week for eight weeks.
Zumba, Yoga, Body Sculpting, and Fitness Classes in Blair County, PA
Additionally, Blair Senior Services, Inc. offers numerous fun and free workout classes at each of our four senior centers. The centers offer a large variety of classes to help you have fun while you stay in shape. Classes include Zumba, Yoga Fit for Seniors, Body Sculpting, Zumba Step, Stability Ball Fitness and Fitness Jams. These types of classes can cost hundreds of dollars a year at fitness clubs, but at the Blair Senior Services, Inc. Senior Centers, they are totally free!
Step Into Fitness
As we grow older our agility and ability to move changes, and our concern of falling grows stronger. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we have reason to be concerned. Each year, 2.8 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries with one out of five causing serious injury, such as broken bones or a head injury.
But there is good news. Blair Seniors Services, Inc. is offering two programs at their Senior Centers in hopes of teaching older adults ways to reduce falling. Healthy Steps in Motion (HSIM) is an exercise program designed for people of all fitness levels and strives to reduce the risk of falling by building body strength, increasing flexibility and improving balance.