Drumming Away to Fitness
Feb 13, 2017 9:11 AM -
She's on a mission and she's pretty relentless. Shannon Denny, fitness specialist for Monarch Landing estimates that 150 of the senior living community's residents are involved in regular fitness routines. "I'm going for more," she said, adding that she combines equal parts "marketing, advertising and stalking" to recruit new devotees. "There's absolutely no time, even when I'm walking in the hall, that I would be idle in my quest. If I see four people in the hallway, that's four chances for me to encourage more people." Denny's reasoning is sound. "If we can keep people moving, the potential for metabolic disease goes down. Joints hurt less and there's a decrease in depression and anxiety," she said. The more movement, the greater health benefits and thus, a finer quality of life.