Helen Hayes Hospital Offers New Group Fitness Class: Functional Strength Training

January 22, 2019

West Haverstraw, NY – Helen Hayes Hospital has introduced a new Functional Strength Training class aimed to help improve everyday function and activity for patients living with life-altering injuries and conditions. Led by hospital Personal Trainer and Adaptive Equipment Specialist, Milford Edwards, the 6-week/2-day per week group sessions kick off in January 2019.

Functional Strength Training classes will focus on flexibility, mobility and strength to improve the performance of everyday activities. The classes will utilize light dumbbells and resistance bands, as well as chair, mat and bodyweight exercises and more.

Milford Edwards is certified in group fitness instruction, including boxing and cross training, and holds additional certifications in TRX Suspension Training and the administration of CPR/AED. Edwards is also a USA Boxing coach and former amateur boxer.

Functional Strength Training classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am-9:30am in the hospital’s auditorium. $125 per 6-week session. For additional information, including session start dates and how to register, please contact the Helen Hayes Hospital Wellness Center: 845-786-4934.