Regular exercise provides both physical and mental wellness, and the opportunity to work out is now part of residents’ experience while living at Gemeinschaft Home.
Program participants living at Gemeinschaft Home have few options for exercise, particularly among busy work schedules and the colder winter months that make going outside all the more difficult. However, generous donations have given residents an effective way to improve their physical and mental health at Gemeinschaft Home, though the creation of a workout room on property.
This project evolved in two phases: the first (construction that enclosed the back porch and added a walkway and gazebo) began in the summer/fall of 2019, and the second (addition of workout equipment) was completed by spring 2020. There are options for both weightlifting and cardio exercise. Residents use the workout room daily, as it provides a healthy and positive activity, and they are responsible for cleaning and maintaining all of the equipment.