Fitness for all ages

Published 3:05 pm Monday, August 31, 2015


St. Vincent's One Nineteen offers fitness classes for all ages.

St. Vincent’s One Nineteen offers fitness classes for all ages.

Why One Nineteen fitness membership spans the spectrum

By Ryan Pindroh

Contributed photo

As summer comes to end and everyone returns to their fall routine, it’s the perfect time to stop putting off working out and commit to a fitness routine that best fits your age and health needs.

From aiding young professionals with their pre-work workout to completing fitness assessments for retirees aiming to raise their heart rates, at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen, we offer a wide range of fitness offerings for all ages. It’s all part of our commitment to help everyone from children to senior adults build a healthy lifestyle.

For young professionals, One Nineteen’s before and after-work options draw those who want to maintain or regain their teen and college fitness levels. We try to keep those higher-intensity classes more geared to those members’ work schedules, and to make fitness staff available for those who prefer more self-directed workouts. And to serve those working around the lingering results of high school or college injuries, trainers can consult with onsite physical therapists for suggestions on specific needs.

For young families, One Nineteen’s certified and degreed trainers can prescribe exercises for a mom staying active through her pregnancy or for a young dad who wants to shed a few pounds and build core strength. One Nineteen provides childcare (ages 4 months – 6 years) for members, so that parents can work their free weights or participate in a yoga or Pilates class, followed by a therapeutic massage in One Nineteen’s adjacent spa. As children’s sports interests grow, the family might investigate One Nineteen’s Sports Performance program, helping young athletes to excel in any sport.

Empty nesters especially enjoy One Nineteen’s wide range of options, due to the expanding interests within this life stage. Some will use their child-free time to ramp up their exercise efforts, graduating to high-intensity classes. Others in this membership group are entering exercise programs for the first time in their adult lives.

Senior adults can take advantage of the SAIL (Staying Active Independently for Life) program, which offers stretching exercises, including chair-based activities that encourage flexibility and strength. One Nineteen’s water aerobics classes, held in its heated therapy pool, are particularly popular with seniors.

In addition, fitness members have the added benefit of conveniently accessing our full-range of “health care like no other” services. We offer everything from medical to wellness to spa services on our campus to bring you innovative care in a way that hasn’t been done before in this area.

Regardless of your age and stage in life, St. Vincent’s One Nineteen has everything you need to pursue a healthy lifestyle. If you’re interested in joining our fitness center, be sure to take advantage of our current special: Join for free and receive one month for free. This offer is available through September 30, 2015. To learn more, visit

Ryan Pindroh, ACSM Certified Health Fitness Specialist, is St. Vincent’s One Nineteen’s Health and Fitness Supervisor.