• Carson City

    Credit: Sara Bingham

  • Winter Light

    Credit: Gina Lee

  • Nevada Governor's Mansion

    Credit: Tony Dellacioppa

  • Snow Day

    Credit: Alexandra Smith

  • The Glenbrook

    Credit: Albert Depew

  • Proud to be Snow-covered

    Credit: Jayson Berry Hunt

  • Carson River Morning

    Credit: Robert Moore

  • Winter Sunset

    Credit: Steve Ferguson

Resistance Exercise


Event Coordinator: Glen Martin, Instructor

Resistance Exercise is an exercise program for Seniors to strengthen those muscles used in walking and getting out of a chair.  The program was developed by Dr. Marie Fiatarone.  Dr. Fiatarone received a grant to help keep Seniors ambulatory.  She worked with 1,500 Seniors, ages 55 to 96.  Some of the participants used canes, walkers, wheelchairs, and some were even bedridden.  After participating in this exercise program for a short time, all the participants began to see an improvement.  Most of the people who used canes, walkers, and wheelchairs no longer needed them.  Some of the people who were bedridden were able to get out of bed without assistance.

If you would like to take a chance on getting rid of your cane, walker, or wheelchair, or if you would like to stay ambulatory for the rest of your days, visit our class here at the Carson City Senior Center.  We'll show you the program and if you like what you see, we'll work with you and help you get started.

Suggested Donation: Free