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Tinton Falls Seniors Not Allowing Age to Stop Them From Staying Fit

Seabrook offers several workout programs and classes for seniors

Seabrook Village residents Bob Zitch and Millie Collins said they have been working out their entire lives are not about to stop now.

"I've been a fitness nut my whole life," Zitch said. "I work out six days a week and do aerobics every day."

Working out has become part of Collins' daily routine at Seabrook

"It gets me going in the morning and my day seems very long if I don't do it," Collins said.

Both said Seabrook Village, a retirement community in Tinton Falls, has provided the with plenty of ways to stay fit.

Seabrook Community Service Manager Judy Seger has been at Seabrook for 14 years and said the number of classes and services for seniors gets bigger every years.

"We have everything from yoga and tai chi to square dancing and water aerobics," Seger said.

Seger said about 300 residents are signed up for a variety of classes and to use Seabrook's fitness center. She said each resident has a unique workout regimen, and that it's important for them to do any type of exercise they can to stay fit and healthy.

"We talk with them about their goals and the staff designs programs to meet their goals," Seger said. "We try to explain to them that working out is a key to staying happy and healthy."

Seger said there is even an excercise class that plays on Seabrook's TV channel for residents who can't make it down to the fitness center or classes.

Collins said she loves taking advantage of all the programs that are available.

"They get the residents down here, and I live up the hall, so I don't have to go far," she said.

Zitch said he feels as healthy as he ever has thanks to his daily exercise routine.

"I feel very good and I'm very fortunate that I don't take any prescription drugs," Zitch said. "That's pretty remarkable at my age."

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