Benevilla is excited to announce they are offering free enrollment for their adaptive gym, a savings of $99, to anyone who registers before March 31, 2023. The Benefitness Adaptive Gym ensures physical fitness, and a healthy lifestyle is no longer out of reach for anyone. Lorrie Karn, the Director of Benefitness and her team of specially trained and nationally certified coaches provide specialized group and individual fitness programs and classes helping strengthen those with early onset diagnoses and physical ailments (e.g., Parkinson’s, dementia, MS, and more). Their programs are designed to improve participant’s physical efficiencies, mental acuity, strength, balance, and overall wellbeing. Unlike a typical gym, Benefitness provides adaptive equipment for individuals in wheelchairs, people with limited motion, and those who are differently abled.
“We are so excited to be such an important resource in the Northwest Valley offering both an adaptive gym and Rock Steady Boxing to those in our community with different abilities, special considerations and on-going clinical needs,” said Lorrie. “Our programs will help improve the quality of life of our members, improve their strength and balance and improve their ability to perform routine tasks of daily life.”
Benefitness Adaptive Gym is located on the Surprise campus of the non-profit Benevilla at 16752 N. Greasewood St., Surprise, 85378. Launched in July 2022, the gym is already exceeding membership projections and has expanded hours and added new classes. Benefitness offers a range of individualized and small group classes like “Functional Movement” which works on balance and stability as well as flexibility and joint range of motion and “Seated Stretch” which focuses on muscle elongation and joint range of motion. They also offer “Cardio on the Move” a perfect trifecta incorporating cardiovascular training, muscular resistance training and core development. And Benefitness is one of only 900 worldwide locations offering “Rock Steady Boxing,” a unique exercise program developed specifically for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Rock Steady Boxing uses the mechanics of boxing to focus on PD symptoms including balance, stiffness, tremors, coordination, and soft voice syndrome. The neurosensory stimulus from the exercises slows the progression of PD and quiets the day-to-day symptoms. This is accomplished through non-contact boxing, punching a heavy bag, doing footwork, stretching, resistance exercises and aerobic training. Benefitness also provides “Beneboxing” for those who do not have Parkinson’s Disease but wish to benefit from boxing-inspired workouts.
A unique and special “Caregiver Retreat” provides comfortable seating, massage chairs, a soothing water feature and conversation area. This caregiver relaxation space allows caregivers the opportunity to enjoy quiet respite or the benefit of connecting with others sharing the same challenges. If you would like more information our membership program or would like to take a free tour of Benefitness, please call 623-584-0065.