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Bone Builders's newest program is Physical Activity for Inactive Seniors. This 10 week series is designed to help improve fitness levels for seniors who are not physically active. Bone Builders and community volunteers work with local senior centers to provide individual fitness assessment and teach activities to improve balance to prevent falls, increase endurance and strength and improve flexibility. Each exercise class includes a mini-lesson on reducing risks for osteoporosis through good nutrition and physical activity.
The sessions include warm-up exercises, postural, stretching flexibility, strength and balance activities., plus education on osteoporosis prevention, balance, falls prevention, building physical activity into everyday life, body mechanics and posture. Classes use weights and exercise bands during the sessions. Each participant gets a final individualized fitness assessment that shows improvements and progress. The fitness pre-and post-assessments are offered free by the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension's Bone Builders program to each participant.
We are currently accepting Volunteer Applications, through July 26th, 2010, to attend the BBPAP training, planned for August 4th & 5th, 2010, in Maricopa County. Click here for more detailed information.
Areas of Fitness and Physical Activity in BBPAP Classes
Bring Program in Local Centers
by the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. Supported by the Virginia
G. Piper Charitable Trust, the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension,
Arizona Department of Health Services, City of Phoenix and other community
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