There is no denying the importance of physical activity for older adults and group exercise classes can meet those needs. These classes not only offer fantastic health benefits but they also provide a great social activity. All classes use a chair for seated and/or standing support.
You can experience the fun and excitement by selecting an exercise class at either a local community center, independent or assisted living center. If you are an older adult facility looking to add to your program offerings, be sure to contact Forward Fitness for more information.
NEW CLASS Bands, Balls, & Balance
Enjoy a fun group class that offers a variety of activities to improve mobility and help prevent falls. Small exercise balls are provided to develop strength and range of motion. An assortment of bands are used for overall strength training. Class begins with a seated warm-up and concludes with an array of stretches.
Day | Monday Dates | May 15 - August 14, 2023 Time | 10:45am - 11:45am Location | Amherst Senior Center / 370 John James Audubon Pkwy / 716-636-3050
Day | Monday Dates | May 17 - September 25, 2023 Time | 1:30pm - 2:30pm Location | FayeBrooke Apartments / 1805 Maple Road, Williamsville / 716-276-0517
Day | Wednesday Dates | May 17 - September 27, 2023 Time | 12:45pm - 1:45pm Location | Orchard Park Senior Center / 4520 California Rd. / 716-662-6452
Functional Living Everyday Exercises (FLEE)
Be Functional Be Fit
This fun and exciting program encourages physical activity to improve balance, mobility, and strength. Learn how functional fitness exercises can help in performing activities of daily living. Enjoy an array of equipment as you participate in resistance exercises to help improve lower and upper body strength, balance challenges to help reduce the risk of falls, range of motion activities to improve flexibility, and an obstacle course challenge that mimics activities of daily life. Led by a trained Functional Aging Specialist (FAI)
Day | Monday Dates | May 15 - August 14, 2023 Time | 9:30am - 10:20am Virtual Class | in the comfort of your home Location | Amherst Senior Center / 370 John James Audubon Pkwy / 716-636-3050
Day | Wednesday Dates | May 17 - September 27, 2023 Time | 11:30am - 12:30pm Location | Orchard Park Senior Center / 4520 California Rd. / 716-662-6452
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. This exercise program will help keep joints flexible, muscles strong, increase energy and decrease stiffness. Led by a trained program leader.
Day | Wednesday Dates | May 17 - September 27, 2023 Time | 10:15am - 11:15am Location | Orchard Park Senior Center / 4520 California Rd. / 716-662-6452
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. Learn the correct Nordic walking technique and enjoy all the great benefits that Nordic walking has to offer.
Trekking poles are encouraged for those individuals who have serious joint issues.
This small group fitness program provides a great opportunity to get the guidance of a certified personal trainer and to learn how to use a variety of equipment. You will be taught proper form and techniques as you move from one station to the next. Each session helps to improve strength, mobility, flexibility, and balance. Best of all ... enjoy the group camaraderie!
Strength and Balance
This motivating program encourages physical activity to improve balance, mobility, and strength. Learn how functional fitness exercises can help you in performing activities of daily living. Enjoy an assortment of equipment as you participate in resistance exercises to help improve lower and upper body strength, balance challenges to help reduce the risk of falls, and range of motion activities to improve flexibility.
Forward Fitness by Jill
This class is designed for individuals who have been inactive for some time and just want to participate in a fun group fitness class. Enjoy an assortment of exciting innovative equipment as you perform a variety of exercises that help increase strength, range of movement, and endurance. Class is safe, effective, and meets the needs of an individual’s mobility and health limitations. If you have arthritis, joint challenges, or just want to keep moving, this class is for you!
With muscles and joints weakening and range of movement deteriorating as we age, the Rom Stick is the perfect tool to help improve range of motion and increase movement. The ROM stick is easy to hold and can help maintain normal joint function and keep bone and cartilage tissue strong and healthy. Improve flexibility and increase circulation and blood flow to help make everyday activities easier.