National Kidney Foundation of Michigan launches EnhanceFitness at Berston Field House in September

FLINT, MICH.–(August 30, 2018)—On Tuesday, September 4, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) will launch EnhanceFitness (EF) classes at Berston Field House, 3300 N. Saginaw St. in Flint. The twice weekly classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Donations are accepted to defray costs, but not required. Drop-ins are always welcome. To register or for more information, call 810-787-6531.

EnhanceFitness (EF) is an evidence-based one-hour physical activity program specifically designed for adults of all ages. The programs are inclusive and can be modified for adults with different abilities and fitness levels. The classes are taught by certified and EF-trained fitness instructors.

“This is a unique experience where people can get a good workout in a nonjudgmental environment. No special equipment is necessary and we modify the moves depending on participants’ abilities. You can stand or sit in a chair,” states Esther Nichols, EnhanceFitness Program Coordinator. “The classes give people a sense of independence and also provide a social component.”

Started in 2008, the EnhanceFitness program focuses on cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, flexibility, and balance. Every participant has access to a chair for seated or standing exercises. Instructors conduct functional fitness assessments on participants, look for any risk factors, help with setting goals and motivate the class.

About the NKFM:
The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it. The NKFM is widely known for providing more programs and services to more people than any other region or state. The organization was recognized for its success in sound fiscal management by receiving a 4-star rating, 11 years in a row, from Charity Navigator—the nation’s leading charity evaluator.

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