‘Efficacy in Aging’, is a dynamic Wellness Program designed by Yvonne Ferguson Hardin. Therapeutic Recreation Director/Health and Fitness Specialist , Yvonne Ferguson Hardin.
Working with Older adults for over twenty years in roles such as Director of Recreation ( of three different types of LTC home), Fitness expert ( for the University of Pennsylvania’s Falls prevention program Study for older African American), Brain Injury Therapist (for Moss Rehabilitation) and Wellness Manager/Fitness Specialist for Bayada being a leader in servicing this population for almost three decades has provided the deep intuitive understanding and the experience to create a plan of action to execute this mission of success titled ‘Efficacy in Aging’.Classes are for age 50 and up.
STRETCH 4 LIFE
Class designed to improve the overall flexibility level and balance of the participant. Level one is conducted in a chair with participants standing for the balance exercises.
Level two is conducted both standing,sitting and also lying on a mat. Alternative options are always given.
These classes are Tue/Thur 6:00am 6:30am Low intensity ,High repetition Movements targeting all of the major muscles in the body. Participants go at their own level.
Lots of Abdominal , Glutes, Chest, Arms, Legs, back, Shoulders…. Bringing each muscle group to its knees. Equipment used, weights or weighted balls, Tubing or strengthening bands, Large ball, Medicine ball or Kettlebell. (These can be purchased by participant form Fergie or they can get them themselves).
SMALL GROUP TRAINING (SGT)
This is a small group exercise class with challenging but doable exercises. Only 4 people in this class. By appointment only. Participants sign up at the beginning of the week to ensure their space.
This is bootcamp! Class held outdoor in the woods 80% of the year. Burpees, pushups, running, climbing , Jumping, lunges etc. Participants
always go at their own level. Arrive on time because this class often changes destinations once the class begins.
Designed for fat and weight loss, improving fitness considerably and strengthening muscle
WAKE UP AND MOVE (2&3)
30 min Wake up and Move is an intermediate strength and cardio class using body weight ,mat & weights and chair.
This class burns calories and speeds up the metabolism for a day of ultimate fat burning.
STROLL & RELEASE
Walking and stretching group focused on improving the oxygen in the body systems,improving the endurance lost from staying indoors and gently stretching out those well needed limbs.