The Shores Unveils New Senior Fitness Program

Dr. Thomas Sattler, the director of education and program development for the SeniorFITness division of Alliance Rehab was at The Shores to launch their new SeniorFITness program September 10, 2014.

Dr. Sattler is a University of Illinois Chicago associate professor emeritus, chaired the SFGOgraduate specialization in applied exercise physiology and taught and advised undergraduates. He also coordinated the training and conditioning programs for the Chicago Blackhawks professional hockey team (1978-1981) and the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball team (1982-1988).

In March of 2007, he was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame. Dr. Sattler spoke to all levels of care at The Shores whose message stressed that the focus is on your potential, not your limitation. Jessica Martin, the physical therapist overseeing this new dynamic program, commented that the newly outfitted room is a welcome place. The starting point is not important, she said, as long as they continue to move forward. The idea is to slow down aging and who doesn’t want that to happen!

The Shores is excited about this new program and the residents are beginning to embrace it. They are beginning to take part in the large group exercise classes as well as the individual programs after their evaluation.