Energizing the Lives of Seniors in Perry Hall, MD
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Cost: $50 for 6 months or $100 for one full year.
Seven Oaks Fitness Center is equipped with treadmills, recumbent bikes and steppers, strength training circuits, flexibility and stretching stations, and free weights. The fitness facility is a drop-in center monitored by volunteers. There is no on-site paid supervisory staff. Certified personal trainers are available to conduct assessments, develop individualized exercise plans and oversee your fitness program for an additional fee. Membership in our fitness center is a wonderful value! To learn more about how you can improve your
cardio-vascular endurance, muscle strength, flexibility and balance; increase your energy and vitality; and enhance your overall well being.
A fitness center application must be filled out and medical clearance achieved before participating. Once your application and medical clearance has been received you will be called and scheduled for an orientation. The orientation is led by certified personal training, Nina Charity. Orientations are usually held on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month from 9:30-11 am. Check the newsletter for the date of the next orientation. During the orientation Nina will review the proper use of all of the equipment, help you adjust the equipment to your height, answer any questions you have, and help you get started with an exercise plan. Orientations are also open to current fitness center members that would like a review of equipment or to ask Nina questions.
To use the fitness equipment, you must complete the following steps:
1. Be a member in good standing of the Baltimore County Senior Center where you want to use the fitness equipment
2. Complete, sign, and return the following forms to the senior center:
a. Fitness Center Application
b. Consent and Release Form
c. Physician’s Clearance (You may take this to your doctor to sign or it can be faxed from the senior center).
3. Register for an Equipment Orientation.
4. At end of Equipment Orientation:
a. Sign and return Fitness Center Rules form to front desk.
b. Pay for annual fitness center membership, $100 per year or $50 for 6 months.
c. Receive a membership card.
You are now able to use the fitness facility whenever it is open to the membership!
Please note: the fitness center relies on volunteer fitness monitors to be open. If a volunteer is not present, the room will remain closed for your safety. The fitness room may also be used during non-operating hours for personal training appointments and equipment orientations. Interested in volunteering? Visit out Volunteer Page for more information.
WHY DO WE NEED TO WAIT FOR THE EQUIPMENT ORIENTATION TO BEGIN?
We want to make sure everyone is aware of how to operate the equipment safely. Attending the equipment orientation let’s us explain in detail how to properly use the equipment and to go over the rules and procedures of the fitness room. It also provides you with an opportunity to ask any questions prior to starting exercise.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY DOCTOR WON’T CLEAR ME FOR EXERCISE?
Unfortunately, you will not be able to become a member of the fitness center. You must have your doctor’s consent to participate.
WHAT IF I WANT SOMEONE TO GIVE ME ADVICE ON WHAT EQUIPMENT TO USE OR EXERCISES TO DO?
BCDAoffers all members the option of retaining the services of a certified personal trainer. A personal trainer can complete a personalized fitness assessment based on your individual health needs, create an individualized exercise plan to help you meet your fitness goals, and provide ongoing monitoring, recommendations, and motivation to improve your fitness regime.
A number of different personal training packages are offered depending on the amount of time you want to spend with the trainer. To work with a personal trainer, you schedule an appointment in the staff office. You will have to pay for your appointment at that time and sign a Cancellation and Lateness Policy. You will also receive a Medical History Form which you need to fill out and bring back with you to your appointment.
WHAT OTHER PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED IN THE FITNESS ROOM?
The BCDA personal trainers will periodically conduct group workshops open to all fitness center members about equipment usage, developing exercise routines, and other related issues. Check the fitness center bulletin board for specific dates and times of the upcoming workshops and programs.
Call Kathleen Young, Senior Center Director, at 410-887-5192.