CLICK HERE or on the image below to download the Fitness Schedule.
Class descriptions can be found in the pdf or below the calendar image below.
Balance & Flexibility (40 minutes): Balance & flexibility class focuses on increasing participants flexibility, balance, range of motion, and coordination. This class focuses on bodyweight movements using bands, dowels rods and balls at times. Your heart rate will also climb just enough to get the blood flowing. We want you to feel how your body is working for you. Levels 1 and 2 are available.
Heart Healthy & Movement (40 minutes): This class is for the active adult and will focus on raising your heart rate with functional yet challenging aerobic type movements and coordination. On occasion some dance movements and easy routines are used as warm ups for this class. This class will use balls, bands and occasionally weights. Levels 1 and 2 are available.
Gayle’s Gold Music & Movement : (20-30 minutes) Come get jiggy with your Fitness Coordinator and a chair near you to rest if needed. Enjoy some basic dance routines from modified Zumba Gold to some basic line dancing and music movement. This class would benefit cardiovascular health, cognitive thinking and balance.
Courtyard Tappers—Seated Tap Dance (45 minutes): The Summit room studio will host this seated tap dancing class open to beginners and experienced tap dancers. The first half of the class focuses on tap technique exercises while the second half combines moves to create a tap routine. The tappers meet the 2nd and the 4th Wednesday of the month.
Tone and Core (45 minutes): Tone and Core is for the active adult who wants to increase muscle tone and focus on the core. This class is an important class to attend to help you build muscle. It is designed to increase the participants muscular strength, core strength and joint stability. Equipment used for this class will vary and may include hand held weights, balls and elastic bands, for the resistance portions of this class. The format changes a bit on Fridays as a way to keep interest level up, encourage individual growth, peer support and teamwork. Levels 1 and 2 are available.
Fitness with Michele (45 minutes): This class is a combination of flexibility, balance and chair aerobics. Be ready for upbeat tunes and a fun time!
Sit & Be Fit Fitness Video (30 minutes): Saturday mornings, a fitness video will be play in the Summit room which will guide participants through seated total body workout.
Tai Chi (40 minutes): This class may be done seated or standing. Although Tai Chi is slow and gentle and doesn’t leave you breathless, it addresses the key components of fitness – muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and, to a lesser degree, aerobic conditioning.
Levels 1: Level 1 is designed for anyone looking to challenge themselves cardio wise, strength wise and involves some easy dance and balance movements and stands more than level 2.
Level 2 : Level 2 is geared towards the participant that might have painful joints, arthritis, hip replacements and general stiffness. A great class for anyone that is new to fitness or unsure of where to start.
One on Ones: Meet with Gayle (Our Fitness Coordinator) for individual 15 minute sessions. Sign up on fitness door.
Floor Stretch Class: For residents that feel comfortable (with a chair near you) stretching on a mat, on the floor. We get down on the mats one time and up when we finish. Great full body basic stretching class geared especially for our residents. Gayle teaches this class with a therapeutic approach that opens the joints and safely stretches muscles. Bring a towel and/0r pillow to this class for head support.
Mindfulness: Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment with openness and curiosity. This 15 minute session helps you to use your breath to be more mindful.