Fitness, Health, and Wellness

 

Fitness

 

Every day members can participate in exercise classes taught by talented and excellent professionals. Members can choose from Aerobics, Strength & Flexibility, Arthritis Exercises, Yoga, Standing Balance, Stretch & Tone, and Line Dance Class. For a full list of our exercise schedule, take a look at our Chatterbox Newsletter. We have fitness classes for all persons looking to increase their cardio, strengthen their muscle, increase their balance and flexibility and have fun!

Aerobics

Time length: 30 mins

Benefits: Strength building will support joints. Increasing your cardio will help make your heart stronger.

Intensity: Moderate to High intensity

Outline of Class: Starts class with a warm-up and goes into vigorous activities that will increase heart rate. This class consists of a lot of standing. Class ends with cool down stretches while and a water break.

 

Arthritis Exercise

Time Length: 30 mins

Benefits: The low-intensity exercises are a great tool to ease with arthritis swelling, stiffness, and inflammation.

Intensity: low intensity

Outline of class: Starts with warm-up exercises. This class is a series of exercise that eases arthritic swelling in the body. The class uses lightweights, chairs, and resistance bands. Class ends with cool down stretches and a water break.

 

Joint Exercise

Time Length: 30 mins

Benefits: This class is a great tool to ease with joint pain and increase movement.

Intensity: low intensity

Outline of class: Starts with warm-up exercises. This class offers a variety of low-intensity exercises that work all of the joints in the body. Class ends with cool down stretches and a water break.

 

Morning Exercises

Time Length: 30 mins

Benefits: This class increases motion throughout the day.

Intensity: low intensity

Outline of class: Starts warm up with exercises and breathing. The class combines movements from tai chi and other balance classes to kick start the morning. Class ends with cool down stretches and breathing along with a water break.

 

Strength and Flexibility

Time Length: 30 mins

Intensity: low intensity

Benefits: working on your strength will allow your muscles to grow stronger and create more support on your bones and joints.

Intensity: low to moderate intensity

Outline of class: Starts with warm-up exercises. The instructor encourages students to use weights that fit their capabilities. Than instructor works all of the muscle groups to strengthen those muscles. Class ends with cool down stretches while and a water break.

 

Sitting Stretch and Tone

Time Length: 30 mins

Benefits: This will allows the student to increase their range of motion with their everyday movements and increases muscle strength.

Intensity: Medium intensity

Outline of class: Starts with warm up sitting exercises. At the beginning of the class, they do a variety of stretching that will loosen muscles and increase flexibility. Then we introduce weights in the class in order to strengthen the muscles. Class ends with cool down stretches while sitting and a water break.

 

Sitting balance

Time Length: 30 mins

Benefits: Sitting allows seniors to obtain a full range of motion with their movements. This will help with making everyday tasks easier. Emphasis on improving balance and strengthen core muscle groups.

Intensity: Medium intensity

Outline of class: Starts with warm up sitting exercises. This class starts sitting on a balancing seat and do exercises to increase the balance on the chair. Resistance bands are used during the second half of class for increasing strength and challenging balance while sitting on air cushions. Class ends with cool down stretches while sitting and a water break.

 

Standing Stretch and Tone

Time Length: 30 mins

Benefits: Stretching will help with muscle coordination and will increase energy levels for the rest of the day. Toning up the muscle groups will strengthen and support the body.

Intensity: Medium intensity

Outline of class: Starts with warm up standing exercises. Starting from head to toes we stretch out every part of the body after stretches we than work on toning up those muscle groups with weights and resistance bands. Class ends with cool down stretches while standing and a water break.

 

Standing Balance

Time Length: 30 mins

Benefits: This class will increase the member’s level of balance while standing.

Intensity: medium intensity

Outline of class: Starts with warm up standing exercises. In this class, the members break out the balance bars and do standing exercises with a stepping block. Class ends with cool down stretches while standing and a water break.

 

Yoga

Time length: 30 mins

Benefits: Yoga classes are modified to create ease in the joints. The class can be done standing up or sitting down in this class to allow seniors to use their full range of motion of each muscle group. Yoga is used as a tool to ease chronic pains and joints.

Intensity: Low to medium intensity

Outline of Class: Starts with warm up standing exercises. The class opens up with stretching and then goes into basic yoga movements. Class ends with cool down stretches and a water break.

 

Yoga Meditation

Time length: 30 mins

Benefits: Meditation can center the mind and body. It is also beneficial to the respiratory system and cardiovascular health.

Intensity: Low intensity

Outline of Class: Starts with opening up the chest and heart and beginning to slow the breathing. The instructor starts her mantra and softens the participant’s muscles with gentle massages.

Evidence-Based Exercise Program

 

Walking with Ease

Time Length: 60 mins

Benefits: walking is relaxing and a great tool for relieving stress. It also picks up cardio, which will help with and/or prevent diseases

Intensity: low to medium intensity

Outline of activity: (This class is held in the warmer months.) Starts with warm-up stretches. This is a modified walking program that is safe, adjustable, and comfortable. We will show you tips on how to make walking fun and doable in your life, what is the proper exercise clothing to wear, and how to stretch before a walk. The organizers of our walking events locate places that have restroom accessibility, places to sit, and that are exciting for our walkers.

 

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Time Length: 60 mins

Benefits: The program is used as a tool to ease pain and arthritis. The program also has been shown to decrease falls and create a more independent lifestyle.

Intensity: low intensity

Outline of Activity: This program is a branch of Tai Chi that uses 12 standard movements to assist participants in improving movement, balance, strength, flexibility, and relaxation.

 

 

Nutrition and Health Presentations

Informative and interesting presentations are scheduled regularly for our members to enjoy. We hold a regular Nutritional education presentation once a month that covers topics that will show you all the appropriate nutrients for the aging body. We also have a variety of guest speakers such as nurses and students come in and discuss topics ranging from Medicare/Medicaid, Disease Screenings/Prevention, Emergency Preparedness and many more!

 

Screenings

Here at the center, we offer a variety of screenings ranging from brain health, cancer, hearing, and many more. We offer regular blood pressure in the mornings. Check the activities calendar for dates and times of screenings.