#MiYMCA Benton Habor-St. Joseph & Niles-Buchanan YMCAs Build Capacity

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Two Southwest Michigan YMCAs are preparing to launch Enhance®Fitness, an evidence based exercise program for older adults with arthritis.   Thirteen instructors were trained and program launches will begin soon.

YMCA leaders will work with healthcare providers throughout the area to refer older adults into this life-changing program which builds cardiovascular health, muscular strength, balance, agility, and flexibility, while reducing arthritis pain & risk for falls.

Of course, the best part of the program are the friendships that are made and the fun that everyone has improving their health together.  Congratulations to these instructors & to the YMCA leaders who are embarking on this important work.

Congratulations Enhance®Fitness Instructors!

Congratulations Enhance®Fitness Instructors!

Jan strikes a pose

Jan strikes a pose

Dawn (L) & Teresa review Fitness Checks

Dawn (L) & Teresa review Fitness Checks

Instructors review upper back strengthening

Instructors review upper back strengthening

Creating fun for those with balance challenges

Creating fun for those with balance challenges

Michelle (L) and Diane Smiles & Fitness Checks

Michelle (L) and Diane Smiles & Fitness Checks

Benton Harbor/St. Joe YMCA Leaders Monica & Stephen

Benton Harbor/St. Joe YMCA Leaders Monica & Stephen

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