Geri-Fit® Opens Second Location in Murrieta, CA
November 2, 2015 -- The Geri-Fit Company recently announced the signing of a second Murrieta, California location. OsteoStrong of Murrieta will host the Geri-Fit program in 2016 and will be able to accept Silver Sneakers’ members at this location.
Geri-Fit® is an evidence-based strength training group exercise program for older adults. Participants start out using a set of 2-pound dumbbells and then, as their strength increases, they can use heavier dumbbells in order to build even more strength and balance. Most of the exercises are performed seated in chairs but participants have the option to do them standing if they prefer. There is no choreography, dancing, aerobics, or floorwork, so those lacking coordination will enjoy this different kind of workout which is fun yet very challenging. Any senior age and fitness level can enroll, but the program especially accommodates those that are mobility disadvantaged and suggested to those that have a difficult time getting out of a chair, deep seated couch, or car.
OsteoStrong is located in the Park Place medical office building at 25190 Hancock Ave., Suite C in Murrieta and will be holding Geri-Fit® classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-4:45 pm starting January 21. Geri-Fit course fees are $48 for eight classes. For those over the age of 65 that have the Silver Sneakers or Silver&Fit fitness plans through Medicare Advantage or Medicare Plus can receive the program free of charge. Participants should bring their own set of dumbbells, a stretch band, and water to drink during the workout.
A free Osteoporosis Workshop will be held on Thursday, January 14 at 4:00-4:45 pm at the new Murrieta OsteoStrong® location. Attendees will learn the 15 primary strength training exercises that can help build bones and muscular strength. No participation is required. This workshop is a sit, watch, learn, and take notes presentation. Handouts of the exercises will be given. Space is limited and RSVP’s are suggested by calling Lisa Harris at 951-533-2612.
In addition to the new Murrieta location, Geri-Fit® licensee Lisa Harris currently teaches Geri-Fit® strength training classes in Temecula at the Mantra Restaurant Banquet Hall located at 27645 Jefferson Avenue on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-11:15 am. “Classes have been offered there now for over two months and are well-attended by locals living in DeLuz and the eastern part of Temecula,” notes Lisa. "What I like best about the classes is how quickly our 'students' begin to feel better and, within a few weeks, they're already noticing improvements in strength, flexibility and balance.”
The Geri-Fit Company has offered its senior fitness programs in southern California since 2011 and currently operates classes at 20 locations throughout the region offering Geri-Fit®, Golf-Fit®, and Body Sculpting™ group exercise classes at parks and recreation centers, senior centers, retirement communities, golf courses, country clubs, and banquet halls. The Geri-Fit Company is in its 21st year of operation and is the past recipient of the 2013 EDC Best Emerging Business Award of southern California, and is a certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), WBE, a certified government vendor, and is a certified Small Business with the State of California.
For more information on the Silver Sneakers and Silver&Fit programs in Murrieta and Temecula, contact Geri-Fit® Licensee Lisa Harris, MS, RD, ACE-CPT, CSSTS at 951-533-2612, or visit gerifit.com or call 1-888-GERI-FIT (1-888-437-4348).
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