• Senior Fitness Classes

  • Fitness training is an important aspect of senior health for both men and women. The main goal of this class is to improve your quality of life. I want you to be able to walk reasonable distances without tiring, walk up and down stairs without difficulty, and be able to play with your grandchildren without problems getting down on the floor and back up again. Fitness is not only for mobility but also for fall prevention.

    To achieve these goals, the 1-hour classes involve whole body workouts with a common theme of strengthening your body’s core muscles. The classes typically involve four components:

    • Strength training – Strength training involves using lightweight dumbbells, bands, and stability balls.  Participants across all strength levels can participate.
    • Balance – Exercises are performed that target and strengthen the balancing muscles in the core, ankles, and hips.
    • Flexibility – Flexibility is targeted through stretching exercises which may involve gentle yoga or chair yoga.
    • Cardiovascular endurance – Cardiovascular endurance is improved through functional fun movements and may involve walking, dancing, and even boxing exercises.

    Classes are open to seniors of all levels—beginners to advanced. No prior exercise experience is necessary. The exercises can be performed standing or modified to enable you to perform them while sitting in a chair. Participants are encouraged to work at their own pace and listen to their body. I have taken continuing education classes to earn certifications in stability, balance and the cognitive function of seniors.