welcome to wellness at senior action!

Senior Action’s wellness programs will keep you moving, active, and well informed about your health so that you can make healthy decisions for your body and your mind. Whether you have lived a healthy lifestyle and just want to stay active or maybe you have been sedentary and you want to make some different health choices – it’s never too late!  Each month we offer a wide-variety of wellness educational seminars offered by medical professionals in the community and experts on wellness.  Our monthly lunch and learn program features a medical doctor, a healthy lunch, and plenty of time for questions.  Our “Live Long, Be Strong!” wellness series features healthy non-traditional, yet effective approaches to achieving your healthcare goals.  If fitness programs are what you are looking for, we have those too!

How much exercise do I need?

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise each week, preferably 30 minute bouts/5 days; 2-3 days of strength training weekly,  and daily focus on flexibility and balance.  Working toward this goal will reduce your risk of chronic disease and and improve disease management.
  • Aerobic Exercise: Exercise that is continuous, raises the heart rate, increases respiration, uses the large muscles of the body and lasts for at least 10 minutes (brisk walking, jogging, biking, rowing, elliptical, vigorous dance, etc)
  • Strength Training: Exercise that is short in duration focusing on the contraction and extension of major muscles against resistance (dumbbells, weight circuit machines, elastic bands, one’s own body weight, etc)
  • Flexibility: Maintaining and improving a healthy range of motion within the joints and muscles through safe stretching practices.  Aids with recovery from exercise sessions and helps reduce injury.
  • Balance: Focused exercises designed to promote core strength and muscular stability.  These exercises work on engaging muscles that encourage a strong center of gravity and challenge the sensory processing systems of the inner ear, brain and eyes.  Helps significatnly reduce fall risk.

How Can I Best Enjoy The Wellness Programming At Senior Action?

  • Register for a fitness center orientation so you know how to safely use the equipment.
  • Lockers are provided for your personal items.
  • Appropriate footwear (sneakers, supportive rubber-soled shoes with closed toes and full foot coverage) is required for exercise classes and use of the fitness center. With the exception of yoga class, no bare feet or open-toe shoes are permitted.
  • Please do not bring food into the fitness center & beverages must be in a container with a lid.
  • Mats & towels are not provided at this time, so please bring your own.
  • For everyone’s safety, no one will be allowed into an exercise class once class has begun
  • Sanitizing wipes are provided. Please wipe equipment thoroughly after each use.
  • Please refrain from wearing strongly scented perfumes or body products as they may aggravate respiratory conditions.

How do I Get Started?

  • Try an exercise class, and keep trying them until you get the best fit.
  • Register for a Fitness Center Orientation to get familiar with the equipment and guidelines.
  • Create a schedule that includes variety and make exercise a priority.
  • Start slowly, but be consistent. It is better to exercise 15 minutes every day than to exercise one day for an hour!
  • Educate yourself with Senior Action seminars and handouts.
  • Ask the Wellness staff if you have questions.

Yes, We Have Personal Trainers Too!

Sign up for a private session with one of our personal trainers for one-on-one help with your fitness goals.  Sessions are available for $45/hour.

costs and fees

Make sure to check out the Spark Newsletter to see the fees for each class.  We accept SilverSneakers®, Silver & Fit, and Renew Active.  Some of our group fitness classes are free to members only.

For those members who take multiple classes each week and want to continue to challenge themselves, we have a new “level up” program that offers a price discount for multiple classes.  For only $55/month you can register for an unlimited number of classes (you still must register to hold your place in the class).

class descriptions

Arthritis Exercise
Certified Instructors: Lizzie Gray Nunnery
Developed by the Arthritis Foundation, this class uses resistance bands, light dumbbells and other props to guide you through strength and range of motion exercises that are gentle to the joints. Exercises may be performed from standing or seated positions. Great for those new to exercise!

Beginner/Gentle Yoga
Certified Instructor: Lisa Ungefug
This gentle style of yoga is performed at a slower pace, with less intense positions, and usually includes extended time for meditation, breath work and relaxation. Designed for the beginning student as well as the established yogi. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Barre Fitness
Certified Instructor: Marybeth Cunningham
This class combines elements of ballet, Pilates, yoga and strength training. You will use the barre, small exercises balls, resistance bands and light hand weights as props to aid in reaching the goal of a lean, strong body.

BOOM Mind! 
Certified Instructor: Marybeth Cunningham
The best from yoga and Pilates are combined into one 45 minute fusion class designed to relax your body and mind. The focus is on core muscles, lower-body strength and balance. Please bring your own yoga mat.

BOOM Move! 
Certified Instructor: Marybeth Cunningham
This fun, dance-inspired 30 minute workout improves your cardio fitness with easy-to-follow moves set to energizing music.

BOOM Muscle! 
Certified Instructor: Marybeth Cunningham
This class incorporates athletic exercises that boost your overall fitness. In this 30 minute class, move through muscle-conditioning blocks and activity-specific drills to improve strength and functional skill.

Chair Yoga
Certified Instructor: Ann Toni Minard
Experience the benefits of traditional yoga without getting on the floor. Chairs are used for seated poses and standing support.

Drums Alive®
Certified Instructor: Marybeth Cunningham
This exciting new class challenges the boundaries of age by improving levels of balance, gait, functionality and the quality of life for older adults. Drums Alive® is evidence-based and uses music, drumming and exercise to create a healthy body and healthy mind. All are welcome to join in on the fun! No musical talent or previous experience required.

Get Up and Flow
Certified Instructor: Lisa Hockaday, 200RYT, CPF
An invigorating blend of Hatha and Yin – focusing on power poses (3-5 breaths), vinyasa transitions, balance, and deep stretch. This unheated class starts with intention and ends with a guided savasana to reinforce awareness and strengthen the mind-body connection.
Expect a personal challenge, and a smile on your face as you watch your flow progress.

Group Strength
Certified Instructor: Christin Taylor
Get a challenging head-to-toe strength session using a variety of tools including weights, tubing, body bars, medicine balls and body weight resistance. Class can be adapted to your fitness level.

Kickboxing Strength
Certified Instructor: Lizzie Gray Nunnery
This class incorporates kickboxing moves along with strength exercises for a fast paced and exciting workout! Bring your water and be prepared to SWEAT!

Line Dance: Intro
Volunteer Leader: Barbara Steele
If you are new to the Senior Action Line Dance program, this is the place to begin! A one-quarter course that introduces you to mainstream line dance terminology and technique. Learn a new dance every week. Participants need to have good balance and ability to turn without getting dizzy. Involves extensive memory work as well as physical exercise. Great fun dancing to the oldies!  Once you have attended the Intro class, you will be placed into our more advanced classes by the instructor.

Love Your Lymph Exercise Class
Christi Sink, Wellness Director and Certified Instructor at Senior Action
Back by popular demand! Join us for a gentle exercise class based on promoting improved lymphatic circulation, improved strength and mobility, and overall improved health and a feeling of wellness. This program is great for cancer survivors and individuals who suffer from Lymphedema or other chronic health issues. Each class will begin with specific lymphatic stimulating movements that you can learn to do at home to keep this important system happy!

Pelvic Floor Fit
Christi Sink, Wellness Director at Senior Action and Certified Instructor
Weak and/or overactive pelvic floor muscles may contribute to issues with bladder leaks, bowel incontinence, and organ prolapse. In this 45 minute class, you will perform exercises that are meant to safely strengthen the pelvic floor and core muscles while also strengthening your entire body. In addition, you will participate in relaxation and breathing exercises to create a balanced wellness experience. Exercises will be performed from standing, seated, and floor positions. Please bring your own yoga mat, pillow or yoga bolster, and a small towel.

Certified Instructor: Carrie Bryant
The word “Qi Gong”, translated from Chinese, means “Energy Work”. It is a highly refined system of exercises and meditations that develop our ability to acquire, store, circulate, and purify Qi (Vital Energy). Through Qi Gong, we learn how to use our mind as a tool to direct the flow of electrical signals and energetic currents that comprise the body, mind, and emotions. This can lead to improved mastery over mental, physical, and emotional health, as well as greater resistance to everyday stresses and disease.

Restorative Yoga
Certified Instructor: Callie Adams
This style of yoga “restores” the body to its parasympathetic nervous system function, which, in turn, helps the body rest, heal, and restore balance. By allowing time for longer Asanas (postures or poses) and deeper breathing, restorative yoga helps elicit the relaxation response!

Rise and Shine Yoga
Certified Instructor: Ann Toni Minard
A yoga class that balances strengthening exercises with mobilization and deep stretching at the end, all in only 30 minutes! Please bring your own yoga mat.

S.E.A.T. (Supported Exercise for Ageless Training)
Certified Instructor: Christin Taylor
This chair-based exercise program offers a full body, low- impact workout with options to suit the needs of clients with a range of abilities and skills. Improves physical health and cognitive function while requiring no prior experience for participants to feel comfortable and have a great workout experience.

SilverSneakers® Circuit
Certified Instructors: Tasha Kahaleh/Lizzie Nunnery/Christin Taylor
Experience a cardio-focused standing, low-impact choreography alternated with standing upper-body strength work. Circuit focuses on the benefits of a circuit-interval format to improve cardiovascular endurance, and muscular strength and endurance. Your instructor can adapt the exercises depending on your skill. (Due to limited space, you may only sign up for TWO SilverSneakers Circuit classes per week)

SilverSneakers® Classic
Certified Instructors: Callie Adams/Lora Bryan/Lizzie Nunnery/Christin Taylor
Increase muscle strength and range of movement, and improve activities for daily living. You’ll have a chair for seated exercises and standing support. Your instructor can modify the exercises for your fitness level. (Due to limited spacing you may only sign up for TWO SilverSneakers Classic classes per week)

SilverSneakers® Stability
Certified Instructors: Callie Adams/Marybeth Cunningham
Get stronger and improve your balance through exercises that strengthen the ankle, knee and hip joints, all in a fun and social setting. This class is designed specifically to help prevent falls.

T’ai Chi Chih
Certified Instructor: Adabelle Rychtarik
Enjoy physical and mental benefits with a series of 19 gentle, meditative movements that circulate and balance life energy in the body.

T’ai Chi Chih –Practice
Volunteer Leader: Tina deBondt
Participants experienced in doing the T’ai Chi Chih form meet weekly to continue practicing in a group setting. No formal instruction is provided.

T’ai Chi Yang 24
Volunteer Leaders: Jean Lindsey/Norman Tada
This short form consists of slow, continuous, soft, circular movements in a flowing form.  Postures, stances, and movements promote the flow of energy (chi) through the body. Some experience is helpful, though new students are welcome!

Yoga Flow
Certified Instructor: Callie Adams
This mat class is designed for those who have some yoga experience and are ready to progress in their practice. Please bring your own mat.

Zumba Gold®
Certified Instructor: Janine Smith
This high-energy class is so much fun you will forget you are exercising! Easy-to-follow, low-impact choreography is designed for all levels.

fitness class schedule