Cardio-Strength-Flexibility (CSF) focuses on strengthening hearts, increasing muscle strength, and maintaining muscle movement. Taught by our popular chair yoga instructor, Jan Dorsey, the class will focus on functional, practical exercises designed to improve stamina, strength, and movement, and can assist in weight loss when done in conjunction with healthy eating. Regardless of one’s personal fitness level, CSF will provide the flexibility within each class to help students improve individual fitness by starting at their current activity level and gradually increasing the intensity level over time. Exercises will be provided at multiple levels of difficulty, so individuals can select the one that best suits their own ability. Most exercises can be done standing or sitting on a chair for individuals with balance issues. Students will be encouraged to gradually increase the kinds of exercises they do each week as they gain confidence and experience improvement in their abilities to complete daily household and life tasks. CSF will be as easy or challenging as the individual wants to make it. There is no fee to attend. The class is held: Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
Better Balance class is specifically designed to help prevent falls. It works on strengthening leg muscles to create “muscle memory” and also work on strengthening the muscles in your ankles. You will gain greater flexibility and balance and be better prepared to respond more quickly to a potential fall. The DVD is 30 minutes and includes 3 different levels of the routine. The class is held: Monday, Tuesday & Thursdays at 1:30pm. There is no fee to attend.
STRONG FOR LIFE
Strong for Life is a strengthening exercise program designed by physical therapists for use by older adults to improve strength, balance and overall health. The program uses resistance bands to target specific muscles that are important in every day movements, such as getting out of a chair and walking. The class is held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Tuesday and Friday. The class is free.
ARTHRITIS FIT CLASS
Do you have arthritis? Exercise is one of the best things you can do to keep those joints loose and moving. Arthritis Fit is a sit-down arthritis exercise class offered five days a week at 10:00a.m. in the Fitness Center. The class is designed for individuals with all levels of arthritis issues. During the course of the 30 minute class you will work just about every joint in your body. The class is free and all seniors are invited to participate.
LOOSE AS A GOOSE
Loose As A Goose, is an amazing low impact chair aerobics program featuring Lee Jay Nelson. Developed for senior citizens, it combines stretching exercises, a lot of laughing, and calisthenics with music that energizes you and makes working out fun while enhancing your cardiovascular health and you never have to leave your chair! The class is held Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 9:00a.m., and is free to attend.
Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. Many of the basic body mechanics of the individual postures are retained, no matter the stance of the practitioner. While seated on chairs, participants can do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends, and mild backbends. In addition to a good stretch, chair yoga participants can also enjoy other health benefits of yoga, including improved muscle tone, better breathing habits, reduction of stress, better sleep, and a sense of well-being. Classes are on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. The yoga class is free to attend.
Advanced fitness participants exercise to the Sue Grant’s Work Out for Active Older Adults DVDs. During this 60 minute class you will work up a sweat while having fun. The classes meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2:30 p.m.