Older Adult Fitness
Our goal at the St. Peters Rec-Plex is to help you get the most out of your membership so that you can enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.
Fitness experts recommend that older adults do moderate activity for at least 30 minutes a day on five or more days a week. As we age, it’s as important as ever to exercise regularly in order to avoid falls and injuries as well as problems such as heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and high blood pressure.
All St. Peters Rec-Plex members enjoy access to our fitness equipment, rubberized indoor track, adult swim lap lanes, and more. LEARN MORE ABOUT REC-PLEX FACILITIES
. You can also take advantage of our Personal Trainer on Duty and Body Basics class for beginners to learn how to use our fitness equipment—free of charge. CHECK OUT ALL OF OUR CURRENT CLASSES
Plus, the Rec-Plex offers some programs that give active older adults even more options to reach 30 minutes of daily exercise!
Scroll down to learn more about fitness for older adults at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. PLEASE REMEMBER: Always check with your doctor before starting any fitness program.
HEALTHWAYS SILVERSNEAKERS® FITNESS PROGRAM
Members of Select Medicare Health Plans Can Enjoy FREE Rec-Plex Membership
The St. Peters Rec-Plex is a participating location for the Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness program. This means that Medicare-eligible individuals whose health plan includes SilverSneakers can enjoy the benefits of a basic membership at the Rec-Plex for FREE.
The Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness program is offered by leading Medicare health plans and Medicare Supplement carriers throughout the country. SilverSneakers provides membership for active older adults at participating fitness locations such as the Rec-Plex.
Go online to www.silversneakers.com to check to see if your health plan offers SilverSneakers and how you can start using the fitness program. After enrollment, SilverSneakers members can bring in their ID card to the Rec-Plex at 5200 Mexico Rd. to verify their eligibility and get the advantages of a FREE basic membership at the Rec-Plex. Just bring your Rec-Plex membership card and SilverSneakers ID card each time you visit the Rec-Plex to enjoy the facility at no cost.
SilverSneakers members enjoy Rec-Plex benefits such as an 8,500-square-foot fitness center, indoor rubberized track, swimming, ice skating, FREE use of towels, locks and basketballs, FREE group aerobics classes, reduced prices on Rec-Plex classes, members-only events on Sundays, and more. The Rec-Plex also offers a FREE Body Basics class that can get new members more familiar with the fitness center’s state-of-the-art equipment.
SILVERSNEAKERS SPEAKER SERIES
10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays
FREE at the St. Peters Rec-Plex
Take advantage of the following speaker series geared toward Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness members and other older adults. Each event is open and FREE to the general public.
FEBRUARY SILVERSNEAKER EVENTS:
- FEB. 7, 2018: Estate Planning (Andrew Hall, CPA)
- FEB. 14, 2018: Advanced Planning (Baue Funeral Homes)
- FEB. 21, 2018: Keeping Your Heart Healthy (BJC HealthCare)
- FEB. 28, 2018: Movement as Medicine (William Bunge, DC)
MARCH SILVERSNEAKER EVENTS:
- MARCH 7, 2018: Social Security Planning (Andrew Hall, CPA)
- MARCH 14, 2018: Cremation Seminar (Baue Funeral Homes)
- MARCH 21, 2018: "Spring" into Exercise Fun (BJC HealthCare)
- MARCH 28, 2018: Ways to Switch Up Your Fitness Routine (Dr. Ben Hendrix, chiropractor and personal trainer)
LOW OLDER ADULT RATES
If you’re not a SilverSneakers member, remember that the Rec-Plex offers low membership rates for active older adults. You do not have to be a St. Peters resident to join the Rec-Plex. The Rec-Plex also offers low non-resident rates. LEARN MORE ABOUT REC-PLEX MEMBERSHIPS
Rec-Plex members can join many of our fitness and aqua aerobics classes at a discount. Group Aerobics classes, including Active Older Adult classes, are FREE to Rec-Plex members (learn more below).
GRANDPARENT FAMILY PASSES
Grandparents, would you like to bring your grandkids to the Rec-Plex on a regular basis?
The Rec-Plex gives you the opportunity to buy a “Grandparent Family Pass” for you and your grandchildren to enjoy the Rec-Plex together. This membership gives you the same benefits as the Rec-Plex's regular Family Pass, but allows you to sign up your grandkids, no matter whether they live with you or not.
Kids love the Rec-Plex Leisure Pool, ice skating sessions and basketball in the open gym. And, you can work to stay fit.
LEARN MORE ABOUT REC-PLEX MEMBERSHIPS.
ACTIVE OLDER ADULT GROUP AEROBICS
We’ve added Active Older Adult fitness classes to our lineup of group aerobics classes FREE to Rec-Plex members. These are 30-minute classes, offered in the morning Monday through Thursday, taught specifically for active older adults. We’re getting great feedback from class members who say they feel better, stronger and more active because of these new Active Older Adult group aerobics classes.
CHECK OUT THE REC-PLEX CALENDAR FOR THE LATEST GROUP AEROBICS SCHEDULE.
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The St. Peters Rec-Plex offers a Walking Club to help active older adults reach the guideline of at least 30 minutes of moderate activity, 5 days a week in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Walking is a simple, but important, way to stay active and fit by going at your own pace. The Walking Club is a fun way to meet that goal while also socializing and having a chance to win prizes!
Our Walking Club meets at 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday on the indoor rubberized track.
To earn miles in the Walking Club, be sure to swipe in at the Rec-Plex front desk and also sign in at the indoor track.
If you can’t make it to the Walking Club on weekdays at 9:30 a.m., but you still want to be part of the fun, you can choose a different time to swipe in at the front desk, sign in at the track, and walk for 30 minutes. Or, you can swipe in, sign in and attend 30-minute Active Older Adult fitness classes (see above).
WARM WATER AEROBICS
The St. Peters Rec-Plex offers aqua aerobics classes for a great, low-impact workout. Check out warm water aqua aerobics, such as Twinges in the Hinges class, for heart-healthy exercise that takes it easy on your joints.
CLICK HERE to view all Aqua Aerobics classes in the "Leisure Line Online." CLICK HERE to register for classes online, or call the Rec-Plex Registration Desk at 636-939-2386, ext. 1400.
MORE 50+ FITNESS CLASSES
In addition to Older Active Adult Aerobics, the Rec-Plex offers other fitness classes ideal for ages 50 and up, including Chair Yoga and Beginning Line Dancing.
CLICK HERE to view all Rec-Plex fitness classes in the "Leisure Line Online." CLICK HERE to register for classes online, or call the Rec-Plex Registration Desk at 636-939-2386, ext. 1400.
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