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Local seniors get a jump-start on New Year's Resolutions

A Live 2 B Healthy certified personal trainer leads Ecumen Bethany Community residents in a fitness routine. (Contributed)

While most people are still trying to decide how to accomplish their 2017 New Year's resolutions, residents of Ecumen Bethany Community are beginning 2017 by building on a firm foundation of physical fitness already established. Over the past year, they have been attending fitness classes led by a certified personal trainer from Live 2 B Healthy.

Cory Czepa, Live 2 B Healthy president and founder, said, "Our senior fitness classes improve balance, strength and flexibility, but we also have a good time in class and encourage community-building social interaction. The communities that we serve (including Ecumen Bethany Community) report that their residents are happier, as well as healthier, as a result of participation in our classes."

In January 2017, Live 2 B Healthy will conduct fitness assessments for Ecumen Bethany Community. Management and participants will receive a comparative results analysis based upon their September 2016 test results, including improvements in fitness and a full participation report.

If you are an Alexandria area senior looking to make good on your health resolutions for 2017, consider visiting Ecumen Bethany Community and checking out its Live 2 B Healthy fitness classes. Skilled nursing classes meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 to 11:45 a.m. independent living classes meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. All ability levels are welcome.

For more information, contact Ecumen Bethany Community at (320) 762-1567.