Exercising After 50

Posted by  //  February 20, 2012  //  Local Business

At the age of 47, Sue Karn started teaching Jazzercise after 20 years of attending classes. She chose Jazzercise because of the variety of music and choreography for a good cardiovascular workout combined with total body strength training, and high impact and low impact options. She still teaches 4 classes a week in the Freeville/Dryden area and they are now referred to as Jazzercise Lite as they are taught at a low impact level, also showing high impact for those who want to jump and hop.

Sue also teaches with the Wellness Program at Cornell and currently has three classes a week of regular Jazzercise and 2 classes a week of Jazzercise Lite, as well as teaching Low Impact Jazzercise at the Lansing Jazzercise Center twice a week.

Since Sue’s retirement from Cornell, she has been teaching an Enhance Fitness Program (an evidence based exercise franchise from the University of Washington, Seattle) through the Tompkins County Senior Citizen Council. She teaches these classes at two locations three times a week. Her Jazzercise training together with her personal trainer information has helped her lead this group of older adults in a healthy and fun fitness program.

Now at age 60 with 2 children and 6 grandchildren, she still enjoys leading a fun and safe workout to all ages. Participants need to understand that they need to move at their own pace and at a level that is suitable for their age and fitness abilities.

It is very important to exercise at all ages. As we get older, we lose bone density, flexibility, strength, endurance and stability without a regular exercise program, and hard work should not be confused for exercise.

The Jazzercise Lite classes in Freeville/Dryden are:

Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:45 pm at Holy Cross Church on George Rd.

Fridays at 4:30 pm and Saturdays at 8:30 am at TC3

The Enhance Fitness class are:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Lifelong at 8:30 am and Dryden Fire Station at 10:15 am.
For more information about any of these classes call Sue Karn at 607-279-6131 or email at sko1@cornell.edu.

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