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We're Not Done Yet: Crossroads Fitness supports wellness at Senior Games

Jul 31, 2019 11:10AM ● By Melanie Wiseman

For the first year, and what Cameron Reece hopes will continue for years to come, Crossroads Fitness is partnering with the City of Grand Junction in sponsoring this year’s Western Colorado Senior Games on August 19-25.

Reece, the health club’s general manager, said the partnership is a natural fit as both organizations support senior wellness through fun and camaraderie.

“We share the same goals and philosophies,” said Reece, “wellness through active lifestyles and healthy nutrition.”

The mantra associated with this year’s Senior Games is “We’re Not Done Yet.” Competition is open to anyone who’s at least 50 years old as of August 19.

In addition to more than 45 events ranging from dance to pickleball, enrollees can record their fastest times at a new indoor cycling challenge at Crossroads’ Airport location. Stationary bikes are available all week long, allowing cyclists to ride for 10 miles with a screen displaying virtual rides across the Western Slope.

“We’ve had a great working relationship with Crossroads for a long time,” said City Recreation Coordinator Lorie Gregor. “They have a large base of age 50+ members to train for the games…and are very enthusiastic about being part of it.”

Crossroads offers senior wellness programming and social activities, including aquatics classes, gentle yoga, chair yoga, and the Heart-Strong program for post-cardiac episodes. They also accept Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit, two fitness programs that are offered with many insurance plans for older adults.