Additional Links

Strength Training for Active Older Adults

April 23, 2020

Strength Training with Karen Sullivan

 The St. Peters Rec-Plex is closed until further notice, so you may be looking for ways to stay active while at home. While you may not be able to visit the Rec-Plex in person, we want to stay in touch with our loyal members so that everyone stays on track of a healthy lifestyle throughout the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.


In order to keep in touch with our community, Rec-Plex fitness instructor Karen Sullivan put together an easy-to-follow home fitness routine on video for active older adults. That way, you can keep active until the Rec-Plex facilities re-open, and it's all within the comfort of your own home.


This video focuses on strength training exercises, which work muscles by using resistance. These exercises will help increase lean muscle mass and promote weight loss.


“I hope these exercises will help you keep your strength, balance, and coordination so that when you get back to the Rec-Plex, you’ll be able to pick up where you left off,” Karen said. “We look forward to seeing you.”


This video is the second part of Karen Sullivan's home fitness routine. In case you missed the first video, which covered warm-ups and balancing exercises, CLICK HERE to watch! 



To watch more videos related to the St. Peters Rec-Plex, you can watch SPTV on Charter Spectrum channel 992, AT&T U-verse channel 99 and live-streamed on the City website at or