Breakfast Club Fellowship Leads to Go4Life Exercises
These members of a men’s breakfast club at the Park Ridge Community Church follow their Wednesday morning meals with Go4Life
exercises in the church gymnasium. Led by trainer Carol Longman A.C.E. of Success Fitness Chicago
, a Go4Life
partner, the 30-minute class focuses on building strength and improving balance, two of the four exercise types recommended for older adults.
At the first class, Carol introduced the men to the Go4Life Exercise and Physical Activity Guide
and worked through the exercises in the book with them. The men quickly saw how they could include strength and balance exercises as part of their in-home workouts. As Herb, a member of the group, said " It’s helpful that we have a take-home book that follows the exercises we do in class. The pictures and layout make it easy to find exercises and practice them.” With the help of a fitness instructor and Go4Life
, these men have found a way to experience good fellowship, good food, and good moves —all in a single morning!