Maintaining personal health and physical fitness is important for people of all ages. Not only does fitness help prevent potentially preventable hospitalization, but it also help improve overall quality of life. Improving your physical fitness helps to increase mobility, productivity, and enable you to participate in activities that you were previously unable to partake in. No matter your age or current health state it is never too late to improve your physical fitness.
The Tom Green County Partnership for Better Health has created several exercise videos in an effort to provide low impact exercise tutorials to assist people with varying levels of physical fitness. Each of these exercises are designed to be easy to complete at home or at a fitness center. Each video has a recommended number of repetitions but do not be discouraged if you cannot complete them all. These exercises are designed so that you can easily work your way up to the recommended number of repetitions. Always make sure that you have water available to stay hydrated when participating in any physical activity. Also, make sure that you have something adequate to hold on to if necessary. Do not endanger yourself when attempting these exercises.
Place feet squarely on the floor, spaced about shoulder width apart. Practice sitting and coming to a stance to strengthen your quadriceps and hamstrings (the opposing muscle groups in your legs that help with stability). Repeat 10-12 times.
Stand with feet wide apart, toes turned out, knees over ankles. Maintaining squat, punch right arm across center of body, slightly twisting torso to left. Retract right arm and quickly punch left arm toward right. Do 3 sets of 20 reps, alternating sides.
Targets shoulders, arms, abs, butt, inner and outer thighs.
Lie prone on floor with hands under shoulders or slightly narrower. Position body up off floor with extended arms and body straight. Keeping body straight, lower body to floor by bending arms. Focus on holding your elbows in against your sides. Push body up until arms are extended. Repeat. Both upper and lower body must be kept straight throughout movement. Resistance can be reduced by placing hands on horizontal bar or edge of elevated surface (knee to chest high).
You can do shoulder rolls standing or sitting, but it is important to maintain good posture while doing this exercise. Your neck should align with your spine so that your head is over the center of your shoulders, not extending forward. While holding this correct posture, lift your shoulders slowly forward and then up toward your ear. Roll your shoulders back and down. Roll your shoulders 5 times and then alternate, going back, then toward your ears, then forward. Complete this 5 times also.
Below you will find directory listings for fitness and rehab centers in Tom Green County. Each center will likely offer varying membership plans and conditions for membership or use. Some centers may offer assisted fitness and rehab programs, personal training, and instructional classes.
West Texas Rehab is a private, non-profit organization that offers a variety of therapy and rehabilitation services to the Concho Valley. Services include physical and occupational therapy, audiology, pediatric therapy and sensory training, pool and whirlpool therapy, speech therapy, employer services, orthopedics and prosthetics. Physician referral required.
3001 S. Jackson St.
San Angelo, TX 76904
3001 S. Jackson St. San Angelo, TX 76904
Community Health Club is an extension of San Angelo Community Medical Center. The Community Health Club applies a medical focus to traditional fitness allowing for a full range of fitness programs for people of varying ages and fitness levels with a focus on medical safety. The factility offers traditional cardio and strength training machines along with a pool and over 70 instructor led fitness classes. Membership is required.
3336 W. Loop 306
San Angelo, Texas 76904
3336 W. Loop 306 San Angelo, Texas 76904
Shannon Women’s Fitness Center offers training programs designed specifically for women of any age. The center offers a full range of traditional fitness center equipment along with one-on-one personal and customized training programs. Membership is required. Family and package memberships are available.
4208 S. College Hills Blvd.
San Angelo, TX 76903
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4208 S. College Hills Blvd. San Angelo, TX 76903
San Angelo CrossFit offers an alternative to the typical fitness center gym equipment and instead focuses on adding resistance and intensity to traditional movements and activities. The goal is to provide a workout for anyone at any age or fitness level with a focus on improving cardio endurance, strength, agility, speed, flexibility, stamina, balance, and accuracy. Training regimens are designed specifically for each individual and classes are conducted as small groups. Membership is required after an initial 6 week trial/foundation period.
Traditional fitness center amenities including weights and cardio machines along with a full spa and massage center. Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Memberships are affordable and allow you to visit other Planet Fitness locations.
3552 Knickerbocker Road
San Angelo, TX 76904
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3552 Knickerbocker Road San Angelo, TX 76904
Heroes Fitness offers a traditional gym experience along with specialized classes for group fitness, seniors, functional training, zumba, yoga, and martial arts inspired exercise training. Child care available. Requires a membership with several plans and installments available.
4110 Sunset Dr.
San Angelo, Texas 76904
4110 Sunset Dr. San Angelo, Texas 76904
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