Senior fitness: A new lease on life

Anne Lindell loves to garden. She had the green thumb; what she needed was the energy.

Lindell was just getting over a rare neurological disorder that had kept her largely homebound for four years. As her mobility improved, what she needed was strength and endurance, “because i hadn’t really been able to do anything for four years,” said the one-time tomboy who played tackle football with the boys in her neighborhood and can break down the x’s and o’s today with the best of them.

So it was that Lindell joined the Waynesboro Family Y last fall. Now finishing up her first year in the Y’s senior fitness programs, which offer training in yoga and low-intensity movement and strength training, Lindell has a new lease on life.

“It’s told me that I can do things. It’s really given me confidence to be able to do things that I never thought I’d be able to do again,” Lindell said.

Read the rest of this story – and learn more about senior fitness programs at the Waynesboro Y – at WaynesboroYMCA.com.


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