Older adult functioning is positively influenced by weight training and cardiovascular exercise. After strength training older adults are able to stand up out of a chair more easily and walk around easier and are able to walk further and faster. There is also an improvement in balance and they are able to ascend and descend the stairs faster. As with any exercise program, please consult your physician before beginning any class.
For more information contact Health & Wellness Director, Laura Clary, 315-253-5304 ext 1006, or email Laura
ACTIVE OLDER ADULT FITNESS CLASSES
FOREVER GOLD: Join us in the aerobic room downstairs ( accessible by elevator) for this fusion of our two land classes. The class will incorporate chair-based movements utilizing hand weights, resistance tubing, and small training balls. Balance work and flexibility will be focused on throughout the class.
TAI-CHI: The gentle flowing movements of Tai-Chi are sometimes described as “meditation in motion” because they promote serenity while connecting the mind and body. Each posture flows into the next without pause.
CHAIR YOGA: a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support.
AQUATIC FITNESS CLASSES
AQUA-THERAPY: See the link on the right
WATER WALKING: Excellent low-impact workout! Walk or jog through deep water. Participants should be comfortable in deep water. Done on own
RUSTY HINGES: For those who are living with arthritis or other conditions that can be helped by mild range of motion exercises in the water. General Public $50/10 classes
AQUACISE: Done in shallow water. Includes, stretching, aerobics, walking & cool down.
DEEP WATER FITNESS: Participants use float belts for a low-impact workout in deep water, incorporating upper and lower body exercises for toning and improving core body strength.
AQUAHIGH: Done in shallow water. Includes, stretching, followed by high-level aerobics then a cooldown