Eastern Colorado Health Care System GeroFit Program - VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System
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Eastern Colorado Health Care System GeroFit Program

 

Eastern Colorado GeroFit Program

 

17 February 2021

What is Gerofit?


Gerofit is an exercise program that promotes health & wellness for Veterans. The Gerofit Program is a supervised exercise program for Veterans age 65 years old and over. The Gerofit program:

  • Helps and encourages you to be physically active
  • Shows you how to reduce the risk of falls
  • Improves your ability to move and be active

 

How do I join?


To be eligible for the program:

  • You must be a Veteran enrolled with the Veterans Health Administration.
  • You must be at least 65 years old.
  • Your overall health should be stable and sufficient for you to participate without needing continuous assistance.


Talk to your VA provider about joining Gerofit. You'll need an email address AND a smart device with a camera (smart phone, laptop/desktop computer, tablet) in order to participate. If you do not own a smart device you may be able to get a tablet through the VA.

Download a Denver Gerofit program brochure.

Virtual Exercise Classes


Already enrolled?

Join other Gerofitters for an online group exercise class. Use the calendar below to access a group exercise class. If you are utilizing a VA issued tablet please contact a member of the Denver Gerofit team for instructions on how to access these group exercise classes.

Gerofit Class Schedule - Click on the link below at the day & time to start the Zoom session
 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10AM Cardio Boxing
45 Minutes
Flexibility
20 Minutes
Core Strength & Low Back Pain
45 Minutes
Shoulder Health
20 Minutes
Resistance Bands
45 Minutes
12PM
noon
Balance Training
20 Minutes
Resistance Bands
45 Minutes
Posture
20 Minutes
Cardio Boxing
45 Minutes
 

 

Additional Materials


Do the current workout times not work with your schedule? We have additional options available for you!


Recorded video sessions


Preset workouts

  1. Balance Training:
    1. Level I
    2. Level II
    3. Level III
  2. Core Strength & Low Back Pain
  3. Posture
  4. Shoulder Health
  5. Flexibility
  6. Tai Chi Workout


Need additional exercise logs or pedometer logs?


Visit the National Gerofit website for additional program information.

Contact Us


Lauren Abbate, MD, PhD
Program Director
Lauren.Abbate@VA.gov

Courtney Bauers, MSW, LCSW
Program Manager
720-557-9203
Courtney.Bauers@VA.gov

Toby Wellington, MS, CEP
Senior Clinical Exercise Physiologist
303-513-6770
Toby.Wellington@VA.gov

Sarah Wherry, Phd
Director of Exercise Program Quality & Delivery
Sarah.Wherry@VA.gov