1950 Mountain View Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501
Health Ambitions, located at Longmont United Hospital, was created specifically for adults, especially seniors, and people who have been ill or have had an injury. Our center provides wellness options in a medically safe environment. If it has been several years since you started a wellness or exercise program, you may want to consider joining us.
Membership in Health Ambitions offers use of our exceptional facility:
At Longmont United Hospital, we have special health and wellness programs to help you relax and lose weight as well as screenings to help you stay healthy. The following programs are open to the community – you do not have to be a Health Ambitions member to participate.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Class is designed to assist individuals who have just had a cardiac event (such as heart attack, bypass surgery, angioplasty) and have a high risk factor (such as
angina, high cholesterol or high blood pressure) to work toward cardiovascular fitness. Medical personnel and exercise specialists provide a safe atmosphere while supervising the program. There are also many educational resources and opportunities to ask questions about medications,
diet and the disease process. Perhaps the most beneficial aspect is the support that develops among the participants.
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Class requires a cardiac-related disease and a doctor’s prescription and is covered by most insurance.
To schedule an appointment, call 303.485.4101.
Our Balance Screening is a series of three tests that measure your balance and help to find any problem areas you may have. A computerized readout of your balance performance is included. Physical and occupational therapists do the screening, which takes about 30-40 minutes. At the end of the screening a therapist will speak with you about the results, and give you suggestions about how to improve your balance and lessen your risk for falls. Fee $25
Experienced Occupational Therapists can evaluate your home environment, identify potential problems, and recommend changes to help avoid accidents. Their assessment ranges from layout of furniture to lighting and other suggested items to make you safe. Fee $55
Personalized Exercise Program is open to anyone needing a little help with their exercise goals. It allows you to work one-on-one with an Exercise Specialist to develop an individualized exercise program, set attainable goals, and keep you motivated!
This testing procedure measures your Baseline Metabolic Rate (BMR), which is essential to planning your diet and exercise program. It will tell you how many calories your body burns in a resting state for a 24-hour period. This figure can then be used to calculate how to diet and how much exercise is needed to meet your goals. Fee $55 - 30 minute consult or $65 for two consults for non-members / $40 - 30 minute consult or $50 for two consults for members
Health Ambitions Therapy Pool provides a warm-water environment that facilitates exercise and rehabilitation in a fully accessible pool. A variety of classes are offered in the pool. Working out in the pool is also an excellent way to build strength and endurance, decrease body fat, and increase flexibility in a reduced weight bearing environment. As you participate in water fitness classes, you can easily burn calories while reducing your risk of injury compared to other forms of exercise such as running, weight lifting, or contact sports. The ability to swim is not required for any of the water fitness classes.
A No-Impact class for stretching and toning muscles and improving CORE stability and joint mobility. This is a great class if you have arthritis, joint limitations or replacements.
A mild, no "bounce" class for stretching and toning muscles and improving cardiovascular conditioning, CORE stability and joint mobility. Expect an extended cardiovascular segment as well as strength and conditioning.
This high intensity class will challenge you and work your cardiovascular and muscular system. Expect to raise your heart rate and have fun doing it! This class is for those who have been exercising and are looking for a high impact class to get in shape and lose weight.
Aqua CORE is a class designed to teach your body correct form and movement that will stay with you for a lifetime. Performed in the water, this class works the abdominal muscles as well as muscles in the lower back, hips, and buttocks - "The Core". The exercises will stretch and strengthen your body to improve posture, balance, muscle length and control. Principles of Pilates, Yoga and mat science will be incorporated into each class. All fitness levels and people in post-rehabilitation are appropriate for this class.
Performed in the water, Ai Chi is a mind-body program that is the perfect cross-training activity. It improves core strength, circulation & breathing, balance & flexibility, energy & stamina, relaxation & tranquility, awareness & focus. This class focuses on the mind-body connection in a quiet setting.
A fun, high-energy, class that combines a variety of different aqua exercises to exciting music for an invigorating cardiovascular and muscular workout. This class may be a combination oftraditional water aerobics, dance-based choreography, kickboxing, and aqua boot camp. You will have so much fun you won’t even notice how hard you are working! This class may use resistance tools that include buoyant water dumbbells and noodles as well as hand and ankle weights.
Join the dance party – in the water! Zumba is a dance fitness class with Latin and international dance rhythms and movements. The class is fun, energizing, and can make you forget that you are working out! No dance experience required.
Water exercise designed for the expectant woman and new mother. Class includes light aerobics, muscle toning, stretching and relaxation, to aid in preparation for and recovery of pregnancy.
Build strength and endurance while sitting! This “In-A-Chair” class includes light cardiovascular conditioning, stretching, strengthening, balance, and CORE stability. Light hand weights, therabands, and fitness balls are used in this class to enhance the Seated Fitness experience.
This exercise class will focus on low impact aerobics, core conditioning, balance improvement and coordination. It is more challenging than the Seated Fitness Class. The ability to get up and down from the floor is necessary to participate in this class.
Zumba is a dance fitness class with Latin and international dance rhythms and movements. Exercises will focus on the toning of the arms and legs as well as strengthening of the abdomen. The class is fun, energizing, and can make you forget that you are working out! No dance experience required.
Stretch, strengthen, rejuvenate, and reduce stress! Yoga is an ancient healing system that improves overall health. It also helps restore the body after surgery, injury or illness. Yoga can help ease symptoms and side-effects of cancer and various chronic diseases. Open to the community, you do not have to be a Health Ambitions member.
*This is a fee based class
CORE Values is a class designed to teach your body correct form and movement that will stay with you for a lifetime. This class works with the abdominal muscles as well as muscles in the lower back, hips, and buttocks - "The Core". The exercises will stretch and strengthen your body to improve posture, balance, muscle length and control. Principles of Pilates, Yoga and mat science will be incorporated into each class. Participants should have full mobility and expect to move through a variety of positions, including standing, sitting and laying on the floor. This class requires participants to get up and down from the floor.
Basic CORE Values is a beginning level CORE class that works with the abdominal muscles as well as muscles in the lower back, hips, and buttocks. The exercises will stretch and strengthen your body to improve posture, balance, muscle length and control. Principles of Pilates, Yoga and mat science will be incorporated into each class. All movement will be done on the floor and is appropriate for people who need to begin building strength in the abdominal area. This class requires participants to get up and down from the floor.
Balance for Life is an innovative balance and mobility training class. This class is designed to help people improve their balance and reduce their risk of falling. Depending on your age and health, injuries caused by falls can potentially have serious long-term health impacts. Each class will combine balance activities, mild to moderate cardiovascular exercises, and strength and flexibility training. This four-week class meets once per week for 45 minutes. Class will be instructed by two exercise specialists and accommodate only eight participates, providing the individual attention and guidance that may be needed. An initial screening is required prior to the start of the class.
This class is a challenging, high intensity, exercise series consisting of various themes and formats. The class meets three times per week, for one hour. Each class series will be 6 weeks in duration and. Class themes will include; military style fitness, dance, and circuit training, and more. Participants are encouraged to explore their personal fitness potential while learning new skills.
This fitness based class involves linking a series of poses together to create strength, flexibility, endurance and balance. A yoga workout also helps you succeed in your athletic endeavors by reducing the risk of injury through a greater mind-body connection. This class will work all parts of the body equally and is complimentary to all other forms of exercise. This class requires participants to get up and down from the floor several times per class.