Stay fit, stay active, stay healthy

At any age and any stage, it’s important to keep moving. Applewood not only provides 40-acres to bike, walk, and run , but also a fitness and aquatics center to pursue almost any exercise imaginable. (Did we mention the 75-foot heated Junior Olympic pool?) As a resident, you receive a free membership to all fitness amenities which also includes a custom exercise program developed by a professional trainer, regular fitness and health assessments by a nurse, group classes, and much more. In addition, Applewood is in the process of adding some fantastic outdoor amenities including a 1,000 square foot putting green as well as bocce, shuffleboard and croquet courts.

As part of our Engaged LivingTM program, residents are given a Well-Being Assessment when they move to the community. This short questionnaire provides us insight about your health history, habits, occupation, hobbies, recreational preference, nutritional habits, emotional status and key wellness attributes to create an individual profile of your wellness. After completing the Well-Being Assessment, Applewood’s trainer, certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, will create a personalized summary that offers actionable steps you can take to improve your well-being. Each plan is specific to each resident with recommendations and focus areas to keep you motivated and on track. You may receive fitness, nutrition, stress management plans and committee recommendations from the assessment results that will promote healthy behaviors to help you reach your healthy best.

As part of the included membership to the Fitness Center, Applewood residents gain access to our Certified Personal Trainer to assist residents with upper and lower body strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance. Applewood’s trainer, certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, assesses all residents across their social, emotional, physical, nutrition, and occupational needs, developing a baseline report and individualized Engaged LivingTM program. Many residents who choose to participate with the training program adhere to an exercise and wellness regimen to help them live a more active, healthy lifestyle.

CentraState Fitness & Wellness Center

For a full range of fitness and exercise programs, Applewood residents have access to a membership to the nearby CentraState Fitness & Wellness Center. The center is complete with more than 140 group fitness classes each week; a massive aquatics center with a therapy pool and steam room; state-of-the-art equipment from bikes and rowers to elliptical machines and stair-steppers; and educational lectures and programs. Members receive regular fitness and health risk assessments with a nurse to help them understand their fitness level and chart their progress. With no long-term commitment, CentraState Fitness & Wellness is the perfect environment to achieve health and wellness goals comfortably and safely.

DSC_3855Meet our Fitness and Wellness Coordinator

Dan Piereth has worked at Applewood as the Fitness and Wellness Coordinator since October of 2015. Dan oversees the day-to-day operations in the fitness center including teaching exercise classes, prescribing individualized exercise plans for residents, and providing assistance and guidance to ensure safety on the exercise equipment. He also programs wellness activities which include educational seminars or classes.

At Applewood, a non-profit continuing care retirement community in Freehold, New Jersey residents have a variety of living options available to them, depending on the level of care required to ensure that their comfort and individual needs are being attended to.

For more information about Applewood, please contact us to schedule a visit to learn more about active and worry-free living.

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