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More than 160 seniors practice gerontogimnasia in Puerto Lumbreras (07/11/2017)

Those who wish to register can do so by going to any of the three centers of the 3rd Age during class time.

The Department of Physical Activity and Sports of the City of Puerto Lumbreras offers free gerontogimansia classes for adults, with which it is intended to maintain and / or increase the physical and motor capacity of the elderly.

Currently, more than 160 Lumbrerenses benefit from this service, which is provided in the Centers of the Third Age of the municipality.

The classes consist in the realization of exercises designed to work the movement of muscles and joints with the ultimate goal of improving the cardiorespiratory system and cognitive functions.

The Councilor for Physical Activity and Sports, Juan Rubén Burrueco, visited this morning the users of the Center of the 3rd Age Camino Real and stressed that "with the gerontogimnasia we introduce healthy habits and attitudes in the third age, which allows improving the physical form of those people who present some type of physical deterioration or a locomotor problem ".

In addition, Burrueco stressed that "gymnastics fosters a positive attitude in old age and helps to see things in a more optimistic to the limitations associated with age."

Burrueco has highlighted "the importance of promoting sports among the elderly, in a safe way, supervised by professionals and adapted to the physical conditions of each person."

The gerontogimansia service is provided in different parts of the municipality and districts to facilitate and encourage the participation of all seniors.

Thus, different groups have been created distributed in 3 centers and the classes have an approximate hour of duration.

In the Home of the 3rd Age Vicente Ruiz Llamas gerontogimnasia classes are taught on Mondays and Wednesdays from 09.00 to 12.00.

In addition, classes are also held in the afternoon hours on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.

Similarly, those interested can perform gerontogimnasia at Hogar del Camino Real on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:10 to 11:10 and on Monday afternoons from 18.05 to 19.05.

The residents of the municipal district of La Estación-Esparragal can enjoy this activity without going to the municipality on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 08:50 to 09:50 and on Monday afternoons from 7:15 to 20:15.

Older people who wish to register can do so by going to any of the three centers of the 3rd Age during class time.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Puerto Lumbreras

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