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Science-Based Movement Therapy for Older Adults

Brain Fit

The Brain Fit program is currently paused due to COVID.

Is a loved one struggling with dementia, Alzheimer’s or a traumatic brain injury?

Brain Fit can help.

Regular aerobic exercise slows the progression of brain atrophy and improves cognitive brain function. Mild cognitive impairment and dementia affects:

What is Brain Fit?

Exercise and Congnitive Function

Research evidence strongly suggests that increased physical exercise may not only improve physical function in older adults, but may also slow the progression of cognitive decline.

Brain Fit Class Structure

Brain Fit classes include a variety of activities to promote gentle stretching, strength training, balance, and endurance that have been associated with improved cognitive function.

Stretching

Gentle stretches to warm up the muscles also direct participants’ awareness to their muscles and muscle tension.

Strength

Designed to help individuals maintain mobility and muscle strength, strength training exercises are designed to help participants safely perform daily activities such as standing up from a chair, getting in and out of a car, carrying groceries, and walking.

Balance

Balance exercises isolate and develop the movements necessary for safe mobility, such as shift weight from one side of the body to the other. Additionally, these exercises also increase body awareness which helps with mobility.

Endurance

Endurance activities help to maintain or improve overall cardiovascular health, physical status, and mood.

Each participant is assessed at the beginning of each class. Activity level is modified to the individual participant’s ability and is increased incrementally as they improve over time.

How Do I Get Started

Contact Program Director Jeanne Stough to learn more about pricing and setting up your preliminary interview.

E-Mail Jeanne

Call Jeanne at (970) 544-1119

Brain Fit is part of Aspen Valley Hospital’s commitment to foster our community as the healthiest in the nation, at every age and stage of life.

To learn more about pricing and setting up your preliminary interview, please contact Jeanne Stough.

E-Mail Jeanne

Call Jeanne at (970) 544-1119