Fitness

 

SAIL (Stay Active & Independent for Life)

  • When: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:15 a.m.
  • Where: Staunton Senior Center
  • What: The SAIL exercise class is a strength, balance, and fitness class that meets three times per week for one hour. There are up to 20 participants in each class and the exercises can be done sitting or standing. The class includes aerobics, balance exercises, strength training with wrist and ankle weights, and stretching exercises. Classes are led by a certified fitness instructor who has attended training specific to leading SAIL classes for older adults.
  • Join: Space is available. Call to set up an initial assessment that will help you keep track of your improvement.

 

Exercise with the Y

  • When: Thursdays, 9:45 a.m.
  • Where: Staunton Senior Center
  • What: Carol Byrd and Peggy Smith, fitness instructors from the Staunton Y, each teach this once-weekly fitness class. The class is specifically geared to older adults. Most of the exercises are done seated in chairs. Fitness tools such as hand weights, small exercise balls, and stretch bands are used to scale the exercises to individual abilities. This is a very popular class with many members choosing to attend based on this class schedule. New members are welcome at any time.

Lite & Lively Fitness

  • When: Tuesdays
  • Where: Staunton Senior Center
  • What: Easy seated stretching to fun music
  • Check the monthly calendar for specific times

Walking

Walking is a tremendous exercise as it is both a weight-bearing exercise (carrying your own weight) and can be done at a pace that also qualifies as aerobic exercise. Walking is encouraged at the Center every day – even if it’s just about grabbing a partner and walking and talking in the hallways. In nice weather, we sometimes walk in Gypsy Hill Park. The length of your walk there is up to you.