Park Springs, Atlanta’s premier continuing care retirement community (CCRC), has hired Reginald (Reggie) Porter to be its new Fitness Center Manager effective August 13. He will work closely with the residents at Park Springs on their fitness regimen, including individual exercise programs, group fitness classes and senior fitness training.
“Reggie is a great addition to our wellness team,” says Lisa Kiley, Leisure Services Director at Park Springs. “As part of Park Springs’ focus on well-being and maintaining an active lifestyle, we are always offering interesting programs and healthful activities. We’re counting on him to encourage our members to try new, fun ways to be active, and to make sure that class formats and schedules offer the best options for our community.”
Porter has worked in many areas in the fitness industry, including a position in the cardiac rehab center at St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Center. He joined Park Springs just prior to ‘Active Aging Week,’ a National Institute for Fitness & Sport initiative that offered a series of programs in September that promote healthy living.
“At Park Springs, active aging is not limited to one week,” notes Porter, who recognizes that for many who want to start exercising, the hardest part is the first step. “It’s the Park Springs lifestyle. I like working with seniors because of their enthusiasm for actively working on being healthy – and their ‘can-do’ attitude.”
Porter earned his B.S. and M.S. in Kinesiology from Georgia Southern University. He is an avid football fan of especially the Atlanta Falcons and Penn State teams, and enjoys being an uncle to four nieces and nephews.