10:00 am to 11:15 am
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
First Congregational Church
2 Clay St, Malone NY 12953
The Building Bones exercise program is led by trained volunteers of the RSVP or Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.
Building Bones, formerly known as Growing Stronger, is a program comprised of balance, flexibility, and lightweight strength training exercises. This exercise program is geared towards both women and men over the age of 50 and aims to slow down the process of aging. As we grow older, our bones lose density, which makes them more brittle, and our metabolism slows down. Strength building exercises help prevent bone density loss and boosts our metabolism. The incorporation of balance exercises helps participants reduce the chance of falling and sustaining injuries, while the flexibility exercises improve range of motion for day to day activities. With the help of our program leaders, participants are also taught proper breathing techniques while exercising, to reduce the risk of injury. One of the unexpected benefits of the Building Bones program is the socialization aspect. Participants who attend the program are not only contributing to their weekly physical activity, but also creating new friendships.
Last updated April 30, 2020