Types of equipment available in Village Fitness Center
Keiser Strength Equipment: Keiser utilizes air pressure to create external resistance. This helps reduce the effects momentum has on the movement because the resistance stays consistent. These types of machines reduce shock loading to joints and connective tissues protecting them. Resistance can be easily manipulated in either 1 pound or 1/10 pound increments and resistance can quickly be changed at the push of a button. In the Village Fitness Center we use Keiser to help quickly build strength, power, and endurance for our members. We have a Functional Trainer to allow for various position body strengthening, leg extension, leg press, standing hip machine, abdominal machine, and lower back machine.
Keiser Stretching Station: Flexibility is very important to a healthy body. Improved range of motion has many positive aspects, such as improved blood flow, improved strength, reduction of painful joints, and even more energy! It is important for older adults to engage in flexibility training because it can also help improve speed of movement, balance, and muscle coordination.
Life Trail Stations: The Life Trail stations bring about a new experience for the older adult developing functional fitness. With over 150 exercises to choose from, the 7 stations on campus help promote mobility outside of a traditional gym atmosphere. This gives residents who use the equipment the ability to also enjoy walking around campus as part of their fitness routine. We also have stations that are ADA accessible. The exercise physiologist is available to help explain the equipment when inquired.
SciFit Stepper: These steppers are designed to work upper and lower body. The designs of the steppers allow for wheelchair accessibility. Each of the machines is capable of setting up a program specific for your needs, such as strength or cardiovascular training, and provides a movement that is natural feeling.
NuStep: The Village Fitness Center has NuSteps, which are recumbent crosstrainers. These machines provide the ability for almost any user to work on building strength or endurance in their lower or upper body. With fully adjustable seats and arms, the NuStep can be set uniquely to you.
Recumbent Bikes: Riding a bike has never been easier. A recumbent bike allows users to sit comfortably in the seat with their legs positioned more out-front instead of straight down. This allows for safe, low impact aerobics, which helps improve cardiovascular endurance.
Treadmills: Village Fitness Center members have access to multiple treadmills to help maintain a walking program in the event of unfavorable weather. All the treadmills are easily programmable to accommodate the user’s needs.
Free Weights: The Village Fitness Center has a selection of hand held free weights for members to use. These weights can help increase strength or endurance.