fitness class celebrates first anniversary
“I was at the very first session and I think these classes are wonderful,” commented Anna Gehring. “My husband, Bob also attends the classes and his heart doctor said he could tell his heart was stronger and to keep it up.”
November 22nd will mark the two year anniversary of these classes which are sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital and facilitated by Shelli Schumacher. This program is designed specifically for senior citizens to increase their strength and balance, to decrease the risk of falling, to enhance independence and confidence and to enable them to become more physically fit.
“I really miss it when I don’t attend,” said Beverly Christensen.
“We have only been coming to the classes for a couple of month,” replied both Dorothy Arnoti and Laurine Nightingale. “But we can already really tell a difference.”
These classes are held every Monday and Thursday at 9:30AM at the Cottonwood Community Hall and the fee is only $5.00 a month. New members are always welcome.
To help celebrate their two year anniversary; the senior fitness group, the Cottonwood Chamberand St. Mary’s Hospital donated money to purchase anautomated external defibrillator (AED). A defibrillator is an apparatus used to produce defibrillation by application of brief electroshock to the heart; an AED is a portable defibrillator designed to be automated such that it can be used by persons without substantial medical training who are responding to a cardiac emergency.This AED will be located in the Community Hall and will be available not only for the senior exercise class, but for all the events which are held in the hall. Karla Enneking; Cardiac Rehab Technician for St. Mary’s Hospital showed the class how to operate the AED.
Karla Enneking demonstrates the new AED to members of the senior fitness class along with Carol Altman, City Clerk
Karla Enneking gives Carol Altman, City Clerk one-on-one instructions on the AED.