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New senior citizen fitness classes offered in South Bend


We've all heard the saying, "age is just a number," and seniors across Michiana are proving that by signing up to get fit and get in shape!

Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center and South Bend Parks and Recreation kicked off a newly added Senior Fit class Wednesday. So far, more than 250 seniors are already part of the program, and due to popular demand, a new facility was added at Pinhook Park. Anyone - age 55 and up - can sign up for free fitness classes where you can not only get back in shape but meet fellow work out buddies.

John Manuszak signed up Wednesday. "There's a comradery in numbers," he says. "You can talk to people that are your age."

Bettye Green is the Coordinator for Community Outreach for St. Joe Medical Center. She says, "Forty people have already come to sign up today (Wednesday), so that's really good for us. They're not just going to come here and sit in a chair and wave their arms. NO! They exercise!"

Currently, classes are offered daily in the mornings at Martin Luther King Recreation Center and O'Brien Fitness Center. The Sanctuary at St. Paul's offers evening classes. New classes will be held at Pinhook Park, 2801 Riverside Drive, just south of Cleveland Road on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1pm starting February 24th.

There's still time to sign up! For more information, you can call Mary Jo Campbell at (574)335-3891 or email her at

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