Seniors get active in Silver Sneakers class at Glen Cove YMCA

The Silver Sneakers class features upbeat music and moves that offer an emphasis on muscular endurance. (2/17/14)

GLEN COVE - Senior citizens in Glen Cove are combining fitness and fun through a dance class at their local YMCA.

The Silver Sneakers class features upbeat music and moves that offer an emphasis on muscular endurance.

Instructor Kate Hayes is a former dancer who loves to exercise. She says that participants use a range of motions to get their heart rate up and build strength.

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Gerrie Nuccio says she's been attending for years. "I was sitting at home vegetating," she recalls. "A neighbor said, 'Why don't you try silver sneakers?' I said, 'That's for old people.' That was three years ago, and we haven't missed a day unless we were traveling."

The class is given two days a week for an hour each time.

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