Step by step, class helps seniors build balance, strength

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Step by step, class helps seniors build balance, strength

Jacque Kemple tests her balance during “Six Weeks to Better Balance and a Stronger Self,” a 12-session class at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Trainer Martin Johnson says the class offers a social, low-pressure environment for seniors looking to reduce anxiety about falling.
Martin Johnson works with Jacque Kemple on her balance as Graham Smith, also a class participant, watches. The course is designed to keep participants active and reduce the risk of fall-related injuries
Arthur Raze works on his core strength.
Jacque Kemple works on her balance by standing on a foam roller during a class at Mercy Regional Medical Center.
Trainer Martin Johnson, left, works with Michelle Douglas and Peter Testa on their balance during “Six Weeks to Better Balance and a Stronger Self.”
Halfway through the course at Mercy, Sharon Hamer says she can definitely feel an improvement in her balance.

Step by step, class helps seniors build balance, strength

Jacque Kemple tests her balance during “Six Weeks to Better Balance and a Stronger Self,” a 12-session class at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Trainer Martin Johnson says the class offers a social, low-pressure environment for seniors looking to reduce anxiety about falling.
Martin Johnson works with Jacque Kemple on her balance as Graham Smith, also a class participant, watches. The course is designed to keep participants active and reduce the risk of fall-related injuries
Arthur Raze works on his core strength.
Jacque Kemple works on her balance by standing on a foam roller during a class at Mercy Regional Medical Center.
Trainer Martin Johnson, left, works with Michelle Douglas and Peter Testa on their balance during “Six Weeks to Better Balance and a Stronger Self.”
Halfway through the course at Mercy, Sharon Hamer says she can definitely feel an improvement in her balance.
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