New PK Silver Class at Senior Center

“Falls, with or without injury, also carry a heavy quality of life impact. A growing number of older adults fear falling and, as a result, limit their activities and social engagements. This can result in further physical decline, depression, social isolation, and feelings of helplessness. The most profound effect of falling is the loss of independent living.” (Comfortkeepers.com)

^^^ This is why we do what we do!!! Today we had a wonderful PK Silver class with our friends at the Charles Houston Senior Center. 💖 We are excited to be working with this fun & lively group to build strength and practice balance!

Some of the participant feedback:

  • “I loved it! I want to do it again!”
  • “I did not know what to expect, but now that I know what it is, I like it and want to do it again.”
  • “That was fun!”
  • “I didn’t think I could balance [on the precision trainer] but I did it!”
  • “Can I go [through the obstacle course] again?”

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New PK Silver Class at Senior Center

Motivation from a 101-year old Dynamo! 

Read the incredible, inspiring story of Ida Keeling in today’s Washington Post. As she says, “Just keep going… You just have to be strong for yourself.”  

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/05/15/runner-ida-keeling-turns-101-today-she-has-no-plans-to-slow-down/

This week, we invite YOU to join one of our FREE parkour classes for seniors 55+!  

Tuesday, 10-11am at Hume Springs Park, 100 Dale St, Alexandria, VA 22305

Wednesday, 10-11am, Ft. Ward Park (meet by the amphitheater), 4301 West Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22304.

For more information or to register, visit www.pkmove.org 

Motivation from a 101-year old Dynamo! 

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Did you know May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? Physical activity can lower the risk of falls and improve cognitive functioning (like learning and judgment skills) in older adults. There are many fun ways to get moving. Our favorite is parkour! Seniors 55+ can join us at 10am on Tuesday at Hume Springs Park and/or Wednesday at Ft. Ward Park for fun, low-impact group exercise that will improve balance and build strength in your body and mind! Classes are FREE, but we appreciate donations… think of all the money you will save because you won’t need to have “work done.” 🙂

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month