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Hebrew Rehabilitation Center takes great pride in offering a variety of exercise programs for seniors. Backed by research, our exercise programs allow seniors to achieve goals that foster independence and help them live vibrant lives. Our staff is highly trained and experienced in all facets of exercise and make a commitment to enriching the lives of the seniors in our care. 

Circle of Fitness Program

Long-term care residents are appropriate for the Circle of Fitness program if they are interested and able to participate in 45 minutes or more of supervised gym-based exercise 2-3 times per week. The primary goal of the program is to preserve the functional independence of residents through a program of progressive muscle strengthening exercise complimented by cardiovascular endurance exercise. Exercise prescription and progression for each individual is overseen by an experienced Circle of Fitness Exercise Therapist. Residents who require safe patient handling devices and/or external supports to participate in exercise may also benefit from Circle of Fitness. 

RUBEX Program

Long-term care residents are enrolled in the RUBEX (Rubinstein Unit-Based EXercise) program if they are able to tolerate 15-30 minutes of seated muscle strengthening exercise 1-2 times per week in a group setting on their floors/households. The goal of this program is restorative in nature and provides progressive muscle strengthening exercise to help preserve functional strength and perhaps reduce the risk of falls. Exercise progression for each individual is overseen by the RUBEX Coordinator. 

NuStep Program

Long-term care residents are referred to the NuStep program on their floor/household if they are able to tolerate 15 minutes or less of exercise. The primary goal of the NuStep program is to get the residents moving and provide cardiovascular exercise. Residents with higher levels of fitness may also use the NuStep on their floor/household at an advanced workload and for longer periods of time throughout the week for increased cardiovascular endurance. 

Walking Program

Long-term care residents are considered appropriate for a walking program on their floors/households if they are able to walk short distances with staff supervision, using contact guard assistance as needed, 1-2 times per day. Residents who are able to walk independently may need encouragement to increase their level of activity and would benefit from participation in the walking program. A physical therapy referral may help if there is a question of appropriateness or the capability of a resident to be able to participate in the walking program