Touchmark Health & Fitness Clubs
Regardless of age, the human body has amazing potential to increase strength and to maintain agility, mental acuity, and independence.
Touchmark Health & Fitness clubs are open to the public for adults 50-plus years. The full-service clubs are located within selected Touchmark retirement communities.
Members enjoy a wide range of activities and classes that can positively affect age-related conditions, such as arthritis, cancer, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes, hypertension, and depression. All programs are tailored to individual levels of ability, skill, and personal fitness goals.
Programs help improve and maintain:
- Strength, flexibility
- Balance, coordination
- Cardiovascular fitness
- Emotional health
- Mental acuity
- Maximum independence
On-site Amenities and Features:
- Heated pool
- Showers and changing areas with free lockers
- Keiser and NuStep equipment designed for older adults
- Professionally trained staff, massage therapists, personal trainers
Classes and Special Offerings Include:
- Instruction for all exercise equipment
- Floor-based and water-based classes
- Special events with emphasis on health and wellness seminars, lectures and group participation
- Individual counseling to help members achieve personal goals
- Club tours
Health concerns related to Waist-to-Hip Ratio
We all know that body fat can have a significant effect on our personal wellness, but for men especially the issue is more than cosmetic: studies have shown that a larger waistline increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and many types of cancer.
One way to determine if you are storing too much body fat in your abdomen is by calculating your waist-to-hip ratio. Follow the steps below to find yours then check the chart to assess your risk!
- Using a mirror, determine the widest part of your buttocks. Place the end of a cloth tape measure at this location and measure the circumference of your hips and buttocks.
- Locate the smallest part of your waist and measure its circumference.
- Divide your waist circumference by the circumference of your hips—this is your waist-to-hip ratio!
Reference Links for Waist Hip Ratio Measuring and Lifestyle Changes:
- How To Measure Your Waist Circumference And Waist-To-Hip Ratio
- Assessing Your Weight and Health Risk
- How Abdominal Fat Increases Disease Risk
- Waist-to-Hip Ratio Estimates Health Risk
- The importance of waist circumference
- Muffin Tops and Beer Bellies – What is Visceral Adipose Tissue?
Reference Links for diet:
- 12 Things That Make You Gain Belly Fat
- 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines: Answers to Your Questions
- Mediterranean diet: A heart-healthy eating plan