Gold’s Gym SilverSneakers Instructor on This Month’s Member Spotlight
I am Danita Watkins and I teach the SilverSneakers classes at Gold’s Gym in Florissant, MO. I have been teaching this class for approximately 5 years and am proud of all of my participants. They work hard and many of them are “regulars”. I picked one participant as an example of how SilverSneakers has a positive impact on so many lives.
Patricia Kennedy joined my SilverSneakers class in the fall of 2014. Before joining Gold’s Gym Florissant, she belonged to another gym. Pat was bored with the other gym’s program and decided to try Gold’s Gym instead. After joining, she was introduced to SilverSneakers by several of her friends who had already attended the class. Pat’s friends communicated to her that the class was interesting, fun and a great workout. Once she began attending, Pat was hooked! She also began to notice, after attending SilverSneakers classes for a few months, that she was more limber and could travel up and down stairs easier.
Socialization is an important aspect of the SilverSneakers classes. It offers participants a place to feel welcome and meet new friends. In our SilverSneakers classes, we celebrate seasons and holidays by dressing up in colors or playing fitness games that coincide with the occasion. This is another reason Pat, and many other members, love coming to class.
Our SilverSneakers class has grown so much that now we need volunteers from the class to help participants set up. Pat has been a great influence on the class and regularly volunteers to help set up before we start. She loves doing this because she enjoys helping others. As far as all of our participants, there are many in our SilverSneakers class here in Florissant, MO that have seen improvements both physically and mentally. We encourage a friendly, non-judgmental atmosphere and that makes SilverSneakers truly a class for everyone.GO BACK