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Posted on: May 24, 2021

City of Green Parks and Recreation Partners with Green YMCA to Offer Silver Sneakers Fitness Classes

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City of Green Parks and Recreation Partners with Green YMCA to Offer Silver Sneakers Fitness Classes and Walking Club at the John Torok Senior Center beginning June 1
 

            

Green, OH – The City of Green is pleased to partner with the Green YMCA to offer six senior fitness classes weekly through Silver Sneakers at the John Torok Senior Center, 4224 Massillon Road. The classes, geared for adults 50+, are Monday through Thursdays beginning June 1.  Classes are free to attend. No registration required.

“In response to our older residents’ desires for more fitness and social programming in Green, we are pleased to partner with the Green Branch YMCA to provide quality senior programming, led by seasoned fitness professionals,” said Valerie Wax Carr, Service Director for the City of Green. “I encourage our active Green adults to join in and try a free class today.”
 

Current Class offerings*:

Mondays:  

  • Silver Sneakers Yoga. 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. A chair-based yoga that focuses on increasing flexibility.           
  • Silver Sneakers Classic. 10 a.m. -10:45 a.m. A chair-based class that use hand weights and fitness ball.  All equipment provided.  

Tuesdays:

  • Beginner Vinyasa Yoga. 10 a.m. -10:45 a.m. Modifications available for all fitness levels. Classes will be held outside during nice weather. Participants should bring their own yoga mat. 

            Wednesdays:

  • Green Active Adult Toning.  8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m.  Light weights and strength training from a chair or standing. 

Thursdays: 

  • Self-Defense Class. 9 a.m. -9:45 a.m. A fitness class that also teaches self-defense skills. 
  • Walking Club. 10:30-11:15 a.m. 

All Silver Sneakers classes are offered free, paid for by most insurances including Medicare. Those attending, if not already enrolled in Silver Sneakers, will be enrolled by fitness staff at the first class. While geared to older adults, all ages are eligible.  There is no cost regardless of eligibility of Silver Sneakers membership.

“The YMCA is excited to partner with the City to offer more services to our community,” said Lori Lautenschlager, Executive Director of the Green YMCA. 

For more information about the programs, please contact Green Parks and Recreation at 330-896-6621.

*Class offerings may adjust based on popularity and class types desired by attendees. The latest class offerings will be shared on the City’s website at www.cityofgreen.org

 

About the Akron Area YMCA

The Akron Area YMCA is a powerful association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment of nurturing youth potential, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. We believe that lasting personal and social change can only come about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. Strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. For more information about the Akron Area YMCA, please visit www.akronymca.org or call (330) 376-1335.

 

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents.   Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County.    Visit www.cityofgreen.org.   Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofgreenohio

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