Contact: Allison Goodin, College Relations Associate – Media, 610-740-3790


The Rodale Aquatic Center for Civic Health and Wellness Celebrates National Senior Health & Fitness Days Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

Allentown, PA (May 14, 2008) - The Rodale Aquatic Center will offer FREE senior aquatic fitness classes on Wednesday, May 28th to celebrate the 15th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day (NSHFD). As an official host site, the Center will join with more than 1,000 nation-wide events that provide local seniors with the opportunity to make, renew, and revitalize their commitment to live healthier lives through better health and fitness. 

The free aquatic fitness classes offered to all interested local seniors on May 28th include Aquaticise, Deep Water Workout, Aqua Pilates, Arthritis and Arthritis Plus classes. In addition, Cedar Crest’s Allen Center for Nutrition will host a free lecture focused on Senior Nutrition.  Senior athletes already enrolled at the Aquatic Center may bring a friend for free during the entire week.

“Aquatic exercise is a great way for seniors of all fitness levels to promote and maintain physical wellness,” says Susan Danish, co-director of the Rodale Aquatic Center.  “We are thrilled to offer the seniors in our local community the chance to learn more about staying fit and healthy by serving as an NSHFD host site on its 15th anniversary.”

By participating in this program, The Rodale Aquatic Center will welcome some of the more than 150,000 seniors across the country expected to join together to promote an active, healthy lifestyle through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care (www.fitnessday.com/senior).

For more information about Senior Fitness Days, please contact The Rodale Aquatic Center at 610-606-4670 or email aquatics@cedarcrest.edu.  Media inquiries please contact the College Relations Office at 610-740-3790.

About the Rodale Aquatic Center


The Rodale Aquatic Center is dedicated to fostering civic health and wellness by providing educational opportunities to the larger community, both alone and in cooperation with other organizations, that enhance the development of mind, body and spirit through a comprehensive array of aquatic classes, integrated with academic topics focused on healthy lifestyles.  In addition to traditional swimming lessons for adults and children, the Aquatic Center strives to serve the diverse needs of the community with programs like Aqua Pilates/Ai Chi, Multiple Sclerosis Shallow Water, “Moms in Motion,” Red Cross Certification, Health and Wellness lectures and many others.  For a complete list of offerings, contact the Aquatic Center at 610-606-4670 or visit www.rodaleaquaticcenter.org.




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