Senior Classes & Services
Studies have proven for decades that exercise offers numerous health benefits to seniors and that they can gain years to their life as well as improving the quality of their life by staying physically active. Even moderate exercise and physical activity can greatly improve the health of people who are frail or who have diseases that often occur later in life. We have helped many senior members who are battling the effects of Parkinsin's, Diabetes, Muscular Sclerosis, Arthritis and other major conditions in addition to those who are simply losing balance, stamina and muscular endurance as a result of age. Staying physically active can also help you stay strong and fit enough to keep doing the things you like to do as you get older. Prioritizing exercise and physical activity and making it a regular part of your life can improve your health and help you maintain your independence as you age. We have lots of equipment with our seniors in mind on our cardio floor and strength circuit that you will not find in many facilities. We offer free orientations to all equipment, have incredibly trained instructors and staff members that will take the time you need to make sure you are you are comfortable and get the results you deserve!
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SENIOR FITNESS: Easy on joints! Designed to gently and appropriately increase fitness levels and help you stay active. This class will incorporate exercise balls, light weights, bands and other helpful training tools. As with all group classes the exercises can and will be modified based on your individual fitness level. Staying strong will help you stay active for years to come!
SILVER SNEAKERS: Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing and a ball are offered for resistance and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support if needed.
BONE BUILDERS: RSVP Bone Builders is an exercise program that incorporates strength training, balance training, stretching, and fun into one hour, twice weekly exercise sessions. Each session includes a ten minute discussion about topics such as: fall prevention, heart health, proper nutrition, diet, vitamins and safety. For more information contact RSVP at 388-7044.
LIVING STRONG: A 12 week osteoporosis/falls prevention program sponsored by CVAA and Middlebury Fitness. The class is composed of weight training, stretches and balance exercises. Participants perform these exercises seated or holding on to their chairs. A donation of $48 is suggested. For more info contact Maureen at 388-0866.
TAI CHI: This advanced Tai Chi class is lead by certified volunteer Ruth Barenbaum and was developed by Dr. Paul Lam. Promoted by the Arthritis Foundation, this class contains all the essential principles of Tai Chi that support the improvement of flexibility. Improved flexibility reduces stiffness and helps keep joints mobile. Studies show that Tai Chi can reduce falls, improve sleep lower blood pressure, improve cardio endurance, relieve chronic pain, increase energy and provide an improved overall sense of being. For more information contact Ruth at 388-2651