Social Distancing Thanksgiving Day Turkey-Torching Workout

Photo by Dr. Mike Waterhouse

Photo by Dr. Mike Waterhouse

Dr. Mike Waterhouse

Thirty-two Active Aging Group Fitness participants enjoyed a “Planksgiving” Workout just after sunrise at the Robson Ranch Denton Creative Arts Technical Center Parking Lot. Bonnie Fickey led the energetic group as they plucked away calories with cardio intervals consisting of cardio kickboxing, cardio core, cardio strength, and stability.

Bonnie offers fun, creative, safe, and effective workouts for active agers. The routines offer many benefits over risks to help lead this population towards a strong feeling of self-efficacy. As an additional benefit, the routines help improve activities of daily living efficiently manifesting a safer, happier, healthier, and fitter life. According to Bonnie, “Aging can have its challenges! No matter the age, everyone can become stronger to help combat those challenges and benefit from the functional total body conditioning workouts offered during each of the Active Aging Group Fitness Classes by Bonnie. The new year is always a good time to set realistic health and fitness goals. Building life-long habits takes time, but once you have built those habits into your daily schedule you will notice that missing them is irritating. Never quit! Keep moving and aging strong!”

Bonnie is a resident of Robson Ranch Denton and is nationally certified as a Group Fitness Professional, Active Aging Movement and Fall Prevention Coach, Group Strength Coach, and Senior Fitness Instruction. She has been teaching group fitness classes and personal training in the Denton county area at various facilities for 29 years and has been teaching Active Aging Group Fitness at Robson Ranch for four years. Bonnie’s husband, Gaylen Fickey, assists with the record-keeping and greeting of her class members, along with Karen Donohue and Marty McCormick.

Class Schedule

Total Body Strength: 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and 9 a.m. Tuesday

Fit For Life: Monday, Thursday 9 a.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.

Step ‘N Strength: Friday 9 a.m.

Classes are held in the multi-purpose room located in the Cimarron Sports Center building. Reservations for the classes are required at this time by contacting Bonnie at [email protected].