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Platinum Sneakers Program

Platinum SneakersThe Platinum Sneakers program was introduced in the fall of 2007, to offer senior citizens, free of charge, the opportunity to participate in physical activities through socially oriented aquatic and exercise programs. The activities are designed to improve flexibility, increase physical strength, stimulate mental awareness and support overall general health.

This program was initiated by Bryna Gutner, director of wellness and aquatics, and by Nantesha Chen, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT. It currently is overseen by Wellness Center fitness and aquatics staff members.

Workouts are conducted in a state-of-the-art facility, equipped with the latest cardiovascular equipment, strength machines and free weights. In addition, a broad range of equipment is used to perform cutting-edge research.

Taught in a group setting, Platinum Sneakers is a six-week program, with sessions taking place three times a week. Each class offers yoga, aqua aerobics, cardio and resistance/strength training, and is supervised by highly qualified instructors who have extensive experience in working with the senior population. Past enrollments include local residents, members of assisted living facilities and participants of senior citizens activity centers. We encourage everyone 65 or older, who is looking to maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle, to participate in this program.


“During the past six weeks, we have been introduced to and have benefited from a series of challenging cardiovascular, fitness and aqua aerobic exercises that are already showing tangible results! We not only feel energized and see improvement in our physical capabilities, but also we are determined not to lose the momentum and to continue what we have started here at the Brooklyn Campus – Ms. Glover

“That our experience has been such a wonderful and beneficial one is due, in no small measure, to your extremely capable staff of instructors who have taken us through our paces with skill, unfailing good humor, patience and a very firm yet respectful and sensitive manner. We worked hard, but loved it!” – Ms. Mitchell

“At the other facility that I went to, I was not given the attention and did not develop the discipline that I have received and that has been instilled in me by the WRAC’s program instructors” – Ms. Cousins

For more information about this program, contact:, or call 718-780-4052.

Please include the following information in your e-mail: Name, address, telephone number and date of birth (month, date and year).