Senior Providers provides new 50+ health class choices

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Steve Weckle leads a gentle outdoor yoga class in Sanford. (Photo provided)

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There is an outdoor Zumba class at the Trailside. (Photo provided)

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For those who want to lead a more active lifestyle and keep an eye on their health, Senior Services is adding even more options to its wide range of fitness classes for adults aged 50 and over. Most courses are inexpensive at $ 2-4 per course, with punch card options available. Some classes, such as Tai Chi and Zumba, offer first class free of charge, giving seniors the opportunity to try a class without obligation.

In September, Senior Services welcomed fitness instructor Shelley Potts, a certified Walk 15 master, and Jill Nyman, a physiotherapist certified in STOTT Pilates. At the Trailside and Sanford Centers, Potts Walk offers 15, an aerobics class that can help improve balance, increase flexibility and range of motion in joints, strengthen muscles, and reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. Nyman offers mat and chair Pilates classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Sanford Center. Pilates is an excellent way to improve flexibility, increase core muscle strength, improve posture, and promote relaxation while improving focus and concentration. STOTT Pilates is the modern form of training that is valued by fitness, rehabilitation and alternative practitioners around the world.

In October, Senior Services added new courses taught by Julie Pierce, a certified group trainer with a Masters of Science degree in physical therapy who brings over 20 years of experience teaching fitness classes to older adults. At the Trailside and Sanford Centers, Pierce offers a variety of classes, including Calming Yoga Flow, Chair Yoga, Cardio Intervals, and Tone & Stretch, a class designed to keep muscles strong and joints flexible for seniors’ years To breathe life “.”

These new courses complement a great range of formats including Tai Chi, Bonesavers, Zumba Gold, Chair and Gentle Yoga, and SAIL, an evidence-based course that has been proven to help prevent falls.

All fitness levels are welcome at Senior Services. Visit www.SeniorServicesMidland.org for full course descriptions, schedule, and registration information, or call 989-633-3700 to enroll.