Shenandoah hospital to hold fitness course

Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock will be holding a six-week flexibility fitness course beginning March 1.

The instructor for the course is Deborah Inaba, exercise physiologist at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.

She said that the class begins with a gentle cardio, moving on to hand weights while being seated, and then transitioning to total body stretches.

The course is a beginner class for people who may just be getting started in exercise and for those who want to move away from a sedentary lifestyle and become more consistent with their exercises.

Trainers are able to make modifications for each individual who may not be able to perform every move. Alternative exercises will be given in these circumstances.

“The goal is to get everybody up and weight-bearing,” she said.

Michael Wade, marketing manager with Valley Health, said that the program will be offered for six weeks from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the hospital’s fitness studio.

The goal of the Fit & Flexible program is to “build muscle and stamina” through muscle strengthening and stretching exercises.

The course is $66 and is open to all age groups.

For more information or to sign up for the course, call 540-459-1387.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com