We offer a wide variety of group exercise classes at local community centers, independent and assisted living centers.
Classes are designed for individuals who have been inactive for some time or just want to maintain a regular exercise schedule. Classes are safe, effective, and meet the array of individual’s mobility and health limitations.
Find out how we can help you improve and maintain your independence.
"NEW CLASS" Drums Alive
This is a fun and exciting program that combines aerobic movements with the powerful rhythm of drumming. Class is designed to create a whole mind and body experience as it awakens the brain, improves coordination, and increases endurance. Unleash your inner rock star as you beat on a large exercise ball with a pair of drumsticks. The stability ball is also used to perform a variety of strength and balance activities. Taught by a Certified Drums Alive Instructor. Note: Alternative equipment is used off-site when large balls are not available.
Functional Living Exercise
This new and exciting class includes exercises that directly apply to daily life. The movement patterns mimic activities that are relevant and useful - like getting in and out of a chair, on and off a curb, and getting over a puddle. This proven program includes a series of exercises that are performed one after another at individual stations. When these exercises are completed following multiple repetitions, they help to enhance an individual’s functionality.
Jill is the first nationally certified Functional Aging Specialist in Western New York who offers this innovative, effective, and science based training program for older adults.
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
This effective low impact physical activity program is suitable for people with arthritis and proven to reduce pain. The sessions include gentle range-of-motion exercises that are suitable for every fitness level and ability. Led by a trained program leader.
This exercise program will help:
Keep joints flexible and muscles strong
Forward Fitness by Jill
With all the energy and enthusiasm that this class offers, it’s no wonder it is one of the most requested programs. Participants perform a variety of exercises to help improve strength, balance, flexibility, and endurance. A chair is used for seated/ and or standing support. Each class offers an assortment of innovative equipment.
Strength and Balance
Enjoy a variety of exercises to help strengthen the lower and upper body as well as specific activities to help challenge your balance. Resistance bands, hand weights, stability trainers, and more are provided in this class.
Learn how to use a ROM Stick to help improve range of motion and increase movement. This easy to hold ROM stick can help maintain normal joint function and keep bone and cartilage tissue strong and healthy. Perform a variety of gentle straightening and bending exercises to improve and maintain flexibility.
What is Nordic Walking Nordic walking uses two specially designed poles to work the upper body while walking. This total body workout is a cross between cross country skiing and fitness walking. Proper use of the poles and arm motion encourages good posture and helps strengthen the upper body. Benefits of Nordic Walking:
Provides stability and encourages good posture
Low stress full body workout that increases the heart rate
Increases muscle use by 20% compared to regular walking
Works the abdominals, arms, upper chest, and back muscles
Strengthens the upper body and creates resistance to build better bone density
Enhances back health
Helps relieve stress and anxiety
This class provides the opportunity to learn the Nordic walking technique including; warm-up and cool-down routines and a variety of stretching activities. These innovative movements are all performed while using the Nordic Walking poles. The beautiful outdoors can be enjoyed while experiencing all the benefits of Nordic walking. LEKI poles are provided.
People who have given up walking for exercise find that they can walk comfortable with Nordic walking poles. Nordic walking can also help to provide stability, create better bone density, and improve balance.
Another great way to get a positive walking experience is by using trekking poles. If you have serious joint issues, MS, Parkinson’s or are just reluctant to use a walker or cane, trekking poles might be exactly what you need. Originally designed for hiking, trekking poles when fitted with rubber tips on the ends, can be easy used for walking.