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Purposeful Training for Results
The Benefits of Senior Fitness
Senior Fitness training at Franciscan Health Fitness Centers is designed to encourage older adults to keep living an active, healthy lifestyle. Our variety of classes focus on working directly with the young at heart who want to take part in fun, safe exercises.
Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, colon cancer, diabetes and other chronic diseases
Maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints
Control joint swelling and pain associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune diseases
Decrease blood pressure for those who suffer from hypertension
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Real Time Reviews
Excellent facility! Nice variety of equipment to choose from. I wished there were employees around to show you how to use some of the equipment!
Better to go as early as possible otherwise it is extremely busy and crowded. The pools are warm. There is a good selection of activities and classes. Some equipment is worn and I regularly see garbage like wrappers and bottles that have sat for days without being picked up.
Heather Horon· Google
Not crowded, at least during the times we've gone. Nice variety of equipment.
LA Kat· Google
As a nationwide member, it was awesome to be able to use their pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub while I traveled to the area. The staff is very nice. The dressing room is spacious. The cleaning crew is visible. Tons of filtered water fountains to refill my water bottle. It’s a s...
Angela Bell· Google
Moved from the city and couldn't find a good gym until I found this one! Great hours, friendly staff, towel service, pool, track, heavy bag, great machines, basketball court, trainers and classes. Checks all my boxes!
Houz Head· Google
Very clean atmosphere and equipment, uplifting and serene vibe. Plenty of classes and equipment. I have multiple autoimmune diseases and need the warm water therapy and its always clean with plenty room. Definitely my home away from home!
Patricia Green· Google
Awesome facilities and staff. It's a little bit more pricier than the neighborhood gyms but it id SO worth it! It's not a pick up party spot just simply a gym. When you are there that is why everyone else is there.
This is my Oasis. The place I go to work on improving my health. And to be around those who are also striving to do the same. And for the majority of the time, I come out feeling ready to take on the world. And look Damn Good doing it! Chicka Shines, okay!
Beth Braun· Google
Great facility with a lot of equipment and space. Lap pool, therapy pool, whirlpool and sauna as well! Friendly staff and they keep the facility very clean. Plus they offer awesome classes included with membership.
Levi P.· Yelp
Amazing Gym worth the money. Its rarely ever packed and lots of gym equipment and classes. Its very clean with a hot tub and a pool. love it.
Atty April B.· Yelp
Lots of equipment and classes to take on your road to fitness! Facilities are clean and staff are welcoming, excited to return after Covid restrictions are...
Dan W.· Yelp
I've been to several gyms and fitness centers in the area throughout the years and Franciscan by FAR has the best in the area!! Been around for four years...
Olivia Brinkman· Google
Love going to this location! Nice, clean facility with friendly and educated staff. The classes offered are great and led by top-notch teachers, but my favorite part has got to be the Kid Zone. The ladies who watch the kids are absolutely fantastic. What a wonderful setup and play ...
Katy S.· Yelp
Very nice gym but a little pricey. They have an indoor pool, sauna, and lots of equipment that is very well maintained. The trainers are very helpful and...
Janice R.· Yelp
Joining Franciscan is hands-down THE single best thing I've done for myself in the last 20 years! Everyone is friendly, and the place is always super-clean!...
Senior Fitness Classes
Aqua Zumba - 45 min
Perfect for those looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine. Aqua AUMBA blends the ZUMBA philosophy with water resistance, for a pool party that you shouldn't miss.
Aqua Zumba - 50 min
Cycling - 45 min
This innovative program involves cycling techniques modeled after outdoor cycling. Your ride can be easy or intense - you decide. Motivating techniques & music will allow you to take your workout to the next level.