Fitness

Lite & Lively Fitness

  • When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Where: Senior Center
  • Description: Easy seated stretching to fun music.
  • Check the monthly calendar for specific times

 
PACE Exercise

  • When: Thursdays, 9:45 a.m.
  • Where: Senior Center
  • Description: We are pleased to have Carol Byrd, a fitness instructor from the Staunton Y, to 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.

 
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.
 

Swim for Pain Relief

  • When: To be determined
  • Where: To be determined
  • Description: Gain relief from aching joints and stiffness through water aerobics. Details are being worked out and we hope to start this program in the very near future.

 
Fitness Checks

  • When: starting July 1 and then once every other month
  • Where: SSC Activity Room
  • Description: Follow the trends of your height, weight, body mass index, and body fat percentage every other month. Positive changes can be seen through good food choices, and increases in weight bearing exercises. Every other month checks let you keep on top of gradual positive (or not-so-positive) changes. 

 
Senior Fitness Testing

  • When: Scheduled in September and March, over the course of a couple days
  • Where: SSC Activity Center

Description: A set of six exercises that measure your upper and lower body strength and flexibility, as well as your agility and endurance. The tests are from the book “Senior Fitness Test Manual” by Dr. Roberta Rikli and Dr. C. Jessie Jones. It provides simple, easy-to-use tests that assess the functional fitness of older adults. It also has accompanying performance norms based on actual performance scores of over 7,000 men and women between the ages of 60 and 94. While you can see how you rank compared to that national sample, we encourage a focus on positive personal change over time. These types of fitness measures do not change overnight. So the testing is scheduled every six months for progress checks.