Move Yourself! With the County Health Department’s Exercise Program

Enjoy these sweet summer days and come take a walk with us! If you think the summer sun is scorching, join us for one of our indoor, air-conditioned classes. The Salem County Department of Health & Human Services’ Office on Aging and Disabilities invites you to “Move Yourself!” this August at our indoor and outdoor activities.

The popularity of the indoor exercise classes continue two days a week, with a nurse on site for indoor exercise activities. Caregivers are welcome to attend with their client or family member. On Thursdays, participants have the option of going outside to take part in a group walk at one of the county’s parks.

Indoor exercise classes include Core Strength, High Intensity Interval Training, Chair Yoga, Indoor Walking, and Stretch & Strength. These low impact exercises are great for a beginner, senior, or individuals with disabilities or special needs.

The indoor exercises will take place at 10:30 am every Tuesday and Thursday at the Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (formerly known as Queen of Apostles), 391 South Broadway, Pennsville. The popular outdoor walk will take place every Thursday at 10:30 am in various parks throughout the county. Both feature information on various health topics.

Transportation will be available through the Scoot buses operated through County Office of Aging and Disabilities. For Scoot transportation information and reservations, call (856) 339- 8644. Reservations require 48 hours advance notice.

There are other benefits for taking part in the Move Yourself! program:

  • Twice a month, the Office of Aging and Disabilities offers free box lunches to seniors who participate in the exercise program. In August, boxed lunches will be given out on Thursday, August 8 and Thursday, August 22. Seniors must register 48 hours in advance by calling the general information number, (856) 339-8622.
  • Following Thursday exercises and walks, a special topic is presented. In August, participants will learn Health tips for Sun Protection. August 1st-Protecting yourself from sun exposure, August 8th- Heat related illness, August 15th – Preventing dehydration, August 22nd- Beat the heat and August 29th – Spotting skin cancer.
  • Once a month, on the last Tuesday, the nursing division offers free screenings for sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Below is the list of dates for indoor exercise classes at Mid-Atlantic States Training Center, 391 South Broadway in Pennsville, and the park locations for the outdoor walks. All classes begin at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 1

  • Salem County Recreation Park Corner of Route 130 and Perkintown Rd (Outdoor)
  • Core Strength & Indoor Walk Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)

Tuesday, August 6

  • High Intensity Interval Training Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)

Thursday, August 8

  • Riverview Beach Park- Route 49 Pennsville (Outdoor)
  • Tai Chi & Stretch-Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)

Tuesday, August 13

  • Strength (optional 2-5 lb hand weights) Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)

Thursday, August 15

  • Carneys Point Recreation Park- Penns Grove-Auburn Rd. Carneys Point (Outdoor)
  • Chair Yoga (optional yoga mat) Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)

Tuesday, August 20

  • High Intensity Interval Training Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)

Thursday, August 22

  • Fort Mott State Park- Fort Mott Rd Pennsville (Outdoor)
  • Core Strength & Indoor Walk Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)

Tuesday, August 27

  • Stretch-Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)

Thursday August 29

  • Marlton Park- 123 Marlton Rd Pilesgrove (Outdoor)
  • Strength (optional 2-5 lb hand weights) Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)

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In the event of severe weather, the outdoor exercise class may be cancelled, or moved inside, please contact 856-339-8622.

For more information about Move Yourself! Salem County Exercise Program, visit us online at health.salemcountynj.gov or call 856-339-8622. Also, get regular updates and walk dates and times at our Facebook page, located at www.facebook.com/SalemCountyHealth

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