Description of Fitness Services
Fitness Equipment Orientation:
An opportunity to learn the layout of the current weight room as well as proper set-up and use of all strength, cardiovascular, and flexibility equipment.
Personal Training $30 an hour:
Assessment of current workout program, help with developing personal fitness goals, and development of an individualized fitness program that will help you accomplish your goals.
Description of Fitness Classes
Active Body, Relaxed Mind
New fitness class being offered at Karr Activity Center. The class, which welcomes both chair-users and standing participants, is designed to develop more body and mind awareness and cultivate healthy postures, improve the breathing, move more freely, and develop a peaceful and joyful state of mind. It will offer a synthesis of various kind of body work, energy work and mind work practices, combining techniques and approaches inspired by Taiji, Qigong, Reiki, Mentastic, Tibetan Yoga, relaxation, meditation etc.
Qigong is an ancient Chinese Wellness system. It originates in ancient Taoist practices for longevity and integrates physical postures, breathing exercise and mental focus. Qigong means "cultivating energy" (Qi means vital energy, and Gong means accomplishment, skill). This class will introduce you to a synthesis of practices for developing posture integration, body-mind awareness, energy work (help the circulations of the Qi). It will include some warming up, breathing practices, simple adapted postures (moving or stationary, some can be done seating) and a short meditation. Qigong can help reduce stress, increase vitality, enhance the immune system and improve all vital functions. Qigong help balance energies and establish harmony between body, mind and soul.
This class focuses on strength and endurance using lighter weights and greater repetitions. These exercises are great for those getting started in resistance training. Abdominal strengthening exercises will also be included in this class.
Dance Party Workout
Dance your way into shape! This fun, high energy class includes popular styles to keep you moving!
A yoga class especially for those who find it difficult to get down on the floor. Participants enjoy the benefits of relaxation and increased flexibility from practicing yoga while sitting in a chair. The class will focus on breath work, stretches, supported strengthening poses and meditation.
Healthy Back and Body and Healthy Back Express
Healthy Back and Body is a class designed for anyone looking to safely & efficiently strengthen their back and body. It is a great way to prevent injuries from happening as well as to rehabilitate. It strategically works your body from head to toe, and works all of your joint’s range of motion. This is a blend of weight training, stretching, balance and breathing exercises that leave you feeling better with every class. Healthy Back Express is a 45 minute condensed class.
Low Impact Aerobics
A low impact aerobics class for all ages and fitness levels. Great for beginners and for those who do not like to jump around.
POSTURE, BALANCE, GAIT
A class for everyone!!!!!! We work on body mechanics and muscle memory through body weight/awareness and strength training.
Break up your routine….variety boosts results!! Challenge yourself in this 30 minute class designed to encourage your full potential while going at your own pace. No competition, no pressure, all about enjoying how your body moves.
Floor Yoga is a gentle class structured around rejuvenating the body. Yoga props such as blocks, bolsters and straps are often used for safe practice, and to allow the body to fully achieve each position comfortably. This class is held at a slower pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles.
Dance for Wellness and Well-being
This class is appropriate for anyone who loves music and desires to explore the healing powers of, and joy within, movement regardless of whether they are living with mobility challenges or not. No dance experience is necessary. The moves explored can be done sitting as well as standing. These classes serve to provide an environment and opportunity for all to enjoy the energizing, enriching and empowering benefits of dance and music in a welcoming community setting.
Enabling anyone to nurture the body with focus on gentle restorative stretching and breathing. Participants may sit or stand as needed. Val has over 30 years of movement experience, she has studied and practiced flexibility movement and body breathe unity.
Basic Step Aerobics is targeted for beginners though all levels are always welcome. This class is a medium/high intensity cardio workout focusing on simple step choreography. For anyone who has never stepped before, this class is a good way to learn the basics of step aerobics.
Ai Chi is an aquatic Mind-Body program that is the perfect cross-training activity. It improves core strength, circulation, breathing, balance, flexibility, energy, stamina, relaxation, tranquility, awareness, and focus.
Open to all…..consists of lower intensity exercises to promote optimum joint flexibility, muscle strength, endurance, coordination and balance. The soothing warmth and buoyancy of warm water make it a safe, ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness. This class is also an excellent option for those looking for a low-impact exercise program.
Get energized with a great, fun workout! This shallow water workout includes calisthenics style movements with variations of upper and lower body resistive moves. You will march, jog, kick, jack and jump through the water to create resistance to improve cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance and flexibility.
Surprise….a mixture of fun for all levels. Water allows participants to perform effective, low-impact exercise that puts no strain or pressure on tender joints. We will be working our bodies and brainsJ
Full Moon Water Yoga
It’s a yoga class… in the pool! Enjoy the calming and resistive nature of water to experience yoga in a whole new way. This monthly class takes place on the full moon with special fitness center hours.
Come play with us! All levels accepted in this pick-up style volleyball game played in the shallow end of the pool.
Residents are encouraged to bring family members of any age to enjoy the Fitness Center pool! Residents must be present to sign in.
Bring a friend, bring a buddy…..a resident lead class to keep everyone moving and enjoying the anti-gravity effect on the joints. Staff will be around for assistance and questions.
Lap Swim and Open Swim
When aquatic classes are not in session, the pool is open for lap swim, open swim, and water walking.
When aquatic classes are in session, limited space is available for individual use of the pool. NO OPEN SWIM DURING AI CHI! Please plan accordingly.