Having a well-rounded approach is the key to helping someone recover from an injury or maintain an active lifestyle, said Todd Lutz, Get Fit program coordinator at Splendido at Rancho Vistoso.
After working almost a decade at Oro Valley’s premier retirement community, Lutz has remained committed to keeping his clients living at their highest potential.
“I want to help them enjoy the activities they appreciate as long as possible,” said Lutz. “And I think fitness is big first step in a lot of those things.”
Some Splendido residents moved into the community in order to take advantage of the fitness programs and facilities, and will often act as role models for their neighbors, Lutz said.
Conversely, some of Lutz’s clients are affected by a life event like a fall or heart attack.
No matter the circumstances, Lutz said staying fit can keep folks on the hiking trails, traveling or maintaining their independence.
There’s an unofficial requirement penciled into Splendido’s various fitness training classes: laughter. Lutz said he keeps the mood light whenever possible.
“I don’t want people to think fitness is a serious thing. We can have fun and still be fit,” he said.
Read the entire Tucson Local Media article here. Originally published Jan. 31, 2018.