The Tri-City Healthcare District and Tri-City Medical Center will celebrate the grand opening of the first of two NIFTYafterFIFTY® facilities in the North County that offer programs and fitness centers designed specifically for seniors aged 50 and above. The first NIFTYafterFIFTY® grand opening will take place in Vista, CA on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at 510 Hacienda Dr, Suite 108A. A second facility located in Oceanside, CA at 3861 Mission Ave., Suite B25, will open later this year.
Designed, developed, and directed by Sheldon S. Zinberg, M.D., the NIFTYafterFIFTY® team of physical therapists, fitness coaches, and clinicians tailor each person’s program according to his or her physical, mental, and medical condition. The goal is to improve muscle strength and power, reaction time, balance, endurance, and mental skills.
“Medical research,” said Dr. Zinberg, “shows that starting at age 40 our strength decreases by as much as 1% every year. From age 35, every year we lose almost 1% of our ability to remember. And by age 50, this progressive loss of physical and mental fitness can threaten our future independence. NIFTYafterFIFTY® can help individuals delay, prevent and even reverse many of these changes.”
The NIFTYafterFIFTY® center uses KeiserTM conditioning stations that use air pressure to smoothly and safely build strength, improve balance, and increase endurance. In addition, a SCIFITTM Total Body Recumbent Stepper provides individuals with cardio and strength workouts while relieving stress on joints and back. The facility also features Power-Plate®, a revolutionary machine that improves muscle strength, bone density, and flexibility with whole body vibration. Participants are provided with an individually pre-programmed key that tells each machine exactly what workout program to give. In addition, because equilibrium and fall prevention are so critical to senior health and longevity, NIFTYafterFIFTY® team holds an array of special classes to further enhance balance, flexibility, and mobility.
Tri-City Medical Center interim CEO Casey Fatch noted that the NIFTYafterFIFTY® affiliation demonstrates the medical center and healthcare district’s ongoing commitment to improving the health and well-being of the citizens it serves. “We are always seeking innovative programs and new approaches that promote a sense of ownership between Tri-City Healthcare District, Tri-City Medical Center and the community,” said Fatch. “We’re truly excited to introduce NIFTYafterFIFTY®, a clinically-supervised full-body training program for mature adults, created by physicians, to our North County community.”