In an effort to support the ongoing health and well-being of residents, the Trust installed exercise equipment last month along its raised running and walking track at the Star Apartments. Residents and staff are starting fitness classes to take advantage of the new equipment, which was funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.
Resident Services Coordinator Tootsa Coghlan is developing weekly exercise regimens that promote health and wellness. Aimed at residents who are new to fitness and nutrition, the class will be part physical and part educational. Participants will be guided through daily stretching, walking and exercise routines at the Star, and taught about lifestyle choices that generate good health. Weekly themes will include the muscular-skeletal system, full-body awareness, benefits of vitamin D, heart disease, and mood disorders.