By: CDPHP® Fitness Connect at the Ciccotti Center Staff
1. Walking is a form of gentle cardio and can be achieved indoors or outdoors with no equipment. Aim for 10,000 steps per day. Increase the intensity of your stride to support fitness goals such as weight loss or muscle strengthening.
2. Whether you choose a stationary bike or a traditional bike, cycling strengthens your legs and core while being kind to your joints.
3. Yoga incorporates slow, graceful movements combined with focused breathing to enhance balance, flexibility, and coordination, making it ideal for fall prevention and joint health.
4. Pilates builds core strength, improves flexibility, and boosts your posture, all while minimizing joint stress.
5. Swimming offers a full-body workout without stressing your joints. Glide through laps, explore backstroke, or join a water aerobics class for a splash of fun and fitness.
The benefits of low-impact workouts.
Low-impact movements might seem less intense, but they still activate and strengthen your muscles effectively. You’ll build lean muscle mass, improve body composition, and gain newfound strength, all without risking joint pain or injury. The benefits of low-impact workouts extend far beyond the physical. Improved joint health can reduce pain and fatigue, allowing you to engage in other activities you might have previously avoided. Better balance and flexibility can open doors to new hobbies like dancing or hiking. And that overall boost in mood and energy can spill over into all aspects of your life, leaving you feeling more capable and optimistic.
We can provide guidance and support for a low-impact fitness journey.
We offer a variety of group exercise classes that feature a supportive environment with professional guidance. Plus, personal training takes the low-impact experience to a whole new level. A dedicated fitness specialist designs a program tailored to your specific needs and goals, ensuring you’re progressing safely and effectively.
If you need support with being physically active or have questions about membership, please visit the Member Services desk.
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