Local seniors looking to get fit, stay fit, or just exercise with their friends and neighbors can look no further than Rohan Strength and Fitness in Windham. Located at 8 Heathwood Drive, off Route 302 behind Domino's, new owner Meredith Hanby is excited about what Rohan has to offer. "We are very happy to provide a place for health and fitness for all ages and abilities," she said.
On July 1, 2013, Meredith, along with her husband Bob, bought and took over what was formerly Family Fitness, and have the club humming with activity.
Some of those activities are the nationally-based SilverSneakers and Silver and Fit programs for older adults. Both programs are fun, energizing classes that encourage physical activity for seniors. Membership for these programs are covered by insurance, so there is zero cost to the member. It is easy to sign up at any participating location around the country.
At Rohan Strength and Fitness, seniors can also enjoy complete access to the other classes offered, as well as the gym and its machines, just like Rohan Club members. SilverSneaker classes are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Mondays are geared toward strength training, while Friday's sessions step it up with a more challenging cardio workout. "We have tremendous turnout for the classes, anywhere from 15 to 40 people come to see their friends, make new ones and have fun. The programs are not limited to older adults as anyone can attend any one of the classes throughout the week. We have younger friends and relatives that come with SilverSneaker members and try to keep up with them," said Hanby with a smile.
In addition to the great programs for seniors, Rohan Strength and Fitness provides a fully accessible gym, complete with large free weight and nautilus areas. There are also numerous running and walking machines designed for all levels and ability. The Fitness Center is open Monday thru Thursday, 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fridays are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Along with the SilverSneaker and Silver and Fit programs, Rohan also offers yoga, cardio kickboxing, body sculpting, Zumba, kettlebell and early morning bootcamp classes. With a bright, clean, fun facility, Hanby added excitedly; "I just started Zumba Gold classes, on Tuesdays, at 11:30 a.m. Please like us on Facebook too,(Rohan Strength and Fitness), as all of our information regarding programs, class times and things to come are on our page!" With a friendly staff and a lot to offer regarding health and well-being, Rohan Strength and Fitness' doors are open.