More Fitness/Aquatics Programs on Tap for Taylor with New Coordinator

Taylor Community recently hired Chris Guthro as its Fitness/Aquatics Coordinator, to bring new fitness and water exercise programs to Taylor residents. She comes to the Continuing Care Retirement Community with more than 20 years of experience working in the fitness industry, many of which focused on senior fitness.

“With Chris on board, we’re expanding our fitness and aquatics programs to appeal to a different and younger demographic,” said Taylor President/CEO Tim Martin. “She’s a great addition to our staff and will make us all even more health and fitness conscious.”

Some of the classes she’ll offer residents include Strength, Stretch and Balance, A Matter of Balance, Chair Yoga and Aquacize. Chris will also be responsible for doing equipment orientations and individualized fitness programs for residents. She hopes to develop future programs involving community participants, regarding land and water exercise.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to help develop fitness/aquatics programming from the ground level,” said Chris. “Being new to the Lakes Region and this being a new position for Taylor, I feel grateful for the chance to help Taylor residents become more active and have a better quality of life.”

Mary Beale, Director of Resident Life, said she’s excited about the new exercise opportunities now available for independent residents. “Chris’ experience and warm personality have already served to encourage people to participate and learn how to more effectively use the exercise equipment in Woodside’s fitness room,” she said. “Our goal is to help our residents be as active and independent as possible, and having Chris here to develop these programs is a real milestone toward achieving that goal.”

Coming from Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH where she was a Health Educator and Exercise Specialist for the last 12 years, Chris developed a number of community fitness programs in the Greater Manchester area. She’s certified to teach yoga, (RYT) group exercise (ACE) and senior fitness classes.

Prior to working at Elliot Hospital, Chris was the Fitness Director at the Allard Center YMCA in Goffstown, NH, where she developed both strength and cardio classes for seniors. Chris received her Master’s in Health Education from Plymouth University in 2005.

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