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Exercise and physical activity are good for just about everyone, including older adults. There are four main types and each type is different. Doing them all will give you more benefits.

  • Endurance, or aerobic, activities increase your breathing and heart rate. Brisk walking or jogging, dancing, swimming, and biking are examples.
  • Strength exercises make your muscles stronger. Lifting weights or using a resistance band can build strength.
  • Balance exercises help prevent falls
  • Flexibility exercises stretch your muscles and can help your body stay limber

Morning Exercise: 10:30–11:45 am

exercise1A more vigorous aerobic exercise session from 9:15am until 10:15am and different each day. This session is to increase blood flow and heart rate, improving stamina and overall health. Members may exercise the entire time, or according to their ability. Exercise routines will vary each day and may be enjoyed from a standing or sitting position. An instructor ensures that the exercises are done correctly and safely for maximum benefit.

Exercises include: Zumba Gold, Step Aerobics, featuring routines by Angie Miller, Joel Harper, and Sue Grant

Afternoon Schedule: 2:00—3:30 pmexercise2

The afternoon session is designed for strength training and fall prevention, and employs dumbbells and resistance bands. Members may exercise the entire time, or according to their ability. Exercise routines will vary each day and may be enjoyed from a standing or sitting position. An instructor ensures that the exercises are done correctly and safely for maximum benefit.

Strength training and fall prevention exercises include: Tai Chi, Armchair Pilates Plus, Susan Tuttle’s Chair Resistance Band Strength Exercises, and Easy Light Weights + Calisthenics and Pilates Exercises with Sunshine.

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