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       “Virtual Fitness” a Hit                                                                              Memories

       at Edgewater at Boca Pointe                                                                          By Jack Kulick

      By: Lisa Sileo, Acts Retirement-Life Communities      Fries offers his popular weight-lifting class three days a      (3rd of a Series)
                                                         week with other programming as well. “It’s fun to reach new      Many years ago,
         Edgewater at Boca Pointe, an Acts-Retirement Life   people,” said Fries, “We are getting a lot of positive feedback   it was said that a
      Community, has fully embraced a new era of fitness with the   and great input from new residents who I have yet to meet   group of composers
      flexibility and endless possibilities of virtual classes.  in person.”                               and songwriters
         While COVID-19 forced the shutdown of fitness centers and                                          decided to vote
      gyms across the country, Acts communities have increased their                                        on which  was  the
      fitness classes and offered new programs to meet the demands of                                       best popular song
      active residents. In fact, despite statewide “stay at home” orders,                                   ever written. It was
      more seniors than ever before have participated in innovative                                         said that, almost
      fitness programming at their retirement communities.                                                  unanimously they
         “I gave out every dumbbell set I had,” said Edgewater at Boca                                      agreed, it was “All the Things You Are”. It so happens
      Pointe fitness director Michael Fries, “That’s about 45 pair. Only                                    that this is also my favorite song. A story goes around
      2 sets of 5 pounds are left. I would say, it’s going great.” He has                                   regarding this song.
      loaned weights to residents to participate in classes conveniently                                       Mrs. Jerome Kern said, “All the pundits agree on
      streamed on the community’s in-house TV channel.                                                      my husband’s song,” to which Mrs. Hammerstein
         Age is no obstacle to the technical advances of in-home                                            retorts, “Your husband wrote ‘lah dee dah dee dah’
      fitness. Most older residents favor the flexibility of virtual                                        which my husband wrote “All the Things You Are”.
      classes. Fries says he’s had new participants fully engaged                                                            Song Title #3
      in the new fitness programming. With virtual classes, fitness                                                  ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
      instructors can be very creative, adding new classes to attract   Alissa Zemering, a life engagement coordinator, teaches   You are the promised kiss of springtime
      new residents.                                     ballet to enrich wellness for Edgewater residents.      That makes the lonely winter seem long
         “I just love it. I haven’t been able to exercise in a long time,”                                        You are the breathless hush of evening
      said resident Geri Diamond. “I truly enjoy Mike’s classes and                                             That trembles on the brink of a lovely song
      find it very beneficial. I feel like I’m right there with him.”                                             You are the angel glow that lights a star
         Alissa Zemering, a life engagement coordinator at                                                      The dearest things I know are what you are
      Edgewater at Boca Pointe, shares her love of ballet with                                                    Someday my happy arms will hold you
      residents who can watch her lessons from the comforts of                                                  And someday I’ll know that moment divine
      their living rooms.                                                                                         When all the things you are, are mine
         “The way Alissa moves her arms and legs in sequence,                                                  This I believe is poetry set to music, and I don’t
      it’s just so perfect,” said Diamond, “I enjoy doing each                                              think it will ever be topped.
      movement and know it is helping me. I feel blessed to have
      her here with us.”                                                                                       Jack Kulick, former Cortina resident. 
         “We have been able to reach so many more residents
      who never went to the gym. Videos allow us to add variety
      to our programming as well as offer classes in the evenings
      and weekends,” said Kimberly Huff, Acts Director of Fitness   Fitness Director Michael Fries instructs his popular weight
      and Wellness.                                      training class virtually at Edgewater at Boca Pointe.

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