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Health, fitness score big

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May 31st, 2009

Ed and Carol Behrman choose full-service living for fitness

By Kathleen Szczepanik When Ed Behrman and his wife, Carol, moved from Sarasota, Fla., to Seabrook a year ago this month, he gave up his local bicycle rides and gained a whole neighborhood of friends. One of the mainreasons we moved to our location was the convenience of the fitness center, Behrman says. It really is a state-of-the-art facility with a tremendous amount of equipment, staffed by friendly professionals who are eager to help you. Behrman says he likes Erickson s commitment to health and their belief that prevention is the first step in achieving an active, independent retirement. I ve always been an exerciser, and I usually come down three times a week and get a pretty good workout, he says. I ' try to improve as I go along and challenge myself every time. It s just great that everything is close by. Seabrook, like all Erickson communities, offers a variety of preventive programs, fitness classes, and sports clubs like bocce, golf, and walking. Personal training professionals in the campus fitness center keep a close eye on residents and design programs that suit their unique needs while enhancing their individual strengths. I recently completed 100 sessions here at the fitness center and all of a sudden, everyone starts clapping and I received a T-shirt, Behrman says, I was very surprised that they were keeping track of me like that. ' The support here is overwhelming. Behrman says time flies when he exercises because he watches TV while he s on the Keiser air resistance machines and NuStep treadmills, equipment that is specially designed for older bodies. He also takes advantage of the consumer education that Seabrook offers like health newsletters, the Healthy Living blog, and educational seminars led by Seabrook medical center physicians. My next step is to hit the [swimming] pool, Behrman says, but I have to fit it in between all the wonderful things that I do here at Seabrook. We re here and loving everything about it but the most important thing is that we re together.