Fitness

Senior adults can participate in any of these fitness classes provided by Lexington Senior Center.

A schedule of fitness classes can be found in the monthly newsletter.

Daily fitness classes are on a first come, first served basis.

Active Aging – This seated class will include strength and cognitive training as well as basic cardiovascular exercises. This class is perfect for those who cannot stand for extended periods of time, those who are recovering from physical challenges and those new to exercise.

Barre.lattes! – Focusing on core and leg strength, this class will use the barre in the group fitness studio for basic toning, strength, balance and stretching exercises. We will also work on core strength through Pilates based movements using balls, bands and rings. We may move to the floor for various exercises, but a chair option will be available as well.

Better Balance Basics Bootcamp – Learn tips to assist you with better balance and practice in a safe environment. We will work through 4 different stations that challenge our balance. You must be able to walk unassisted to attend this class.

Beat. Drum. Boogie! - So much fun you will forget its exercise! We use the large fitness balls as drums to boogie our way to fitness. No experience needed.

Brains, Balance & Beyond – This class will include movement focusing on balance skills, as well as 30 minutes of seated brain work via audio visual slides and hand-eye-brain coordination. Attendees must be able to walk without assistance to attend this class. Class attendance is limited to one time per week.

Ch.oga (chair yoga) - Come and enjoy this gentle form of yoga. We’ll incorporate breathing exercises, yoga postures and relaxation while seated in your chair.

Core Control – 30 minutes of strengthening the abdominals, back and butt. We may be on the floor at times for this class. Bring you mat if you have one.

FLEX.ABLE – Let’s work on total body flexibility and good posture from a seated position. Various props may be used including straps, balls and bars. All levels are welcome! 

FLOW (yoga) – This yoga class will be taught in a flowing format. Postures will move from one to another and may include moving from the floor to a standing position several times during class. Modifications will be shown and encouraged. Class will end with relaxation. Please bring your yoga mat.  

Friday Fitness BINGO! – Join us for 45 minutes of traditional Bingo with a fitness flair. We will use cards that boast easy to do exercises instead of numbers such as ankle circles, shoulder shrugs, etc. You may sit or stand for the exercises. Prizes will be given for each Bingo.

Get Up and Go – This interval style class includes both cardio and strength training, as well as balance and cognitive work. Hand weights, balls and resistance bands may be used. Class is taught 50 percent standing, 50 percent seated, although attendees may stand/sit at any time.

Golden Arches – Join our outdoor walking group during warm weather months.

Let’s Dance – Shake, shimmy, rock and mambo your way through this dance class! All levels welcome, including those with no dance experience!

Move IT Cardio – We will spend 30 straight minutes working on getting our heart rate into our training heart rate zone. This is a 100% standing class.

Mindful Moments – This 30 minute guided relaxation/meditation class will start and end with seated gentle stretches. Soft music and a guided meditation will focus on relaxing and healing the body, mind, spirit. Cell phones must be in the OFF-MUTE position for this class.

Move It-Muscle – This 45 minute class will focus on strength training with the use of bands, hand weights, balls, body weight and the barre. Participants MAY be on the floor for some exercises. 

Lotsa Line Dances – Let’s learn new choreographed line dances and have fun with the oldies as well! Mondays: Beginner-Intermediate, Tuesdays: Intermediate-Advanced.

Move IT! – This 45 minute class will include both cardio and strength training intervals. You will be standing for the entire class. Chairs will not be used. Take the challenge and improve your endurance, strength and balance skills.

Punch A Bunch – Cardio kickboxing inspired (no contact), with a bit of balance and core work thrown in. This class will challenge your cardiovascular system! This is a standing format. 

Reflections Yoga – Strength and flexibility will be developed through yoga postures that may include those on the floor. There will be short breaks to allow for rest and refocus. Class is taught through segments of work rather than a flow. Please bring your yoga mat. Class will end with relaxation.

Simply Yoga – If you’re new to yoga or just starting to practice, this beginner class is for you! Participants will be introduced to yoga postures through step-by-step verbal cues and demonstration. Participants should bring a yoga mat to class. You must be able to get down to and up from the floor.

Strong Core-Better Back – We will focus on movement that strengthens and stretches the core muscle groups. Movement will be a mixture of pilates based, traditional sports based and yoga based exercises. You will need to be able to get up and down from the floor. Bring your mat if you have one.

Station 2 Station – A circuit class in the FITNESS CENTER. Attendees will rotate through 12 stations that include both cardio and strength. 90 seconds of work, followed by 30 seconds of rest and reset time. Participants must have completed a fitness center orientation PRIOR to attending this class.

Tai Chi Chuan – This class combines balance and strength enhancing exercise with comprehensive self-defense moves. This is a gentle approach to the “original Tai Chi”. This class is a standing format. 

Tai Chi for Arthritis – This modified seated version of Tai Chi for Arthritis can be enjoyed by anyone wishing to practice Tai Chi sitting down. People with almost any chronic condition can learn to improve their health and quality of life.

Tai Chi for Better Balance – An exercise program focusing on mind and body. It involves slow, gentle movements, deep breathing and meditation. This is a standing exercise class.

Walking for Better Balance – During this indoor walking class, you will walk for 5 minutes and then work through 45-second intervals of various movements that assist in creating better balance, such as heel walks & toe walks. This will be repeated in intervals for 50 minutes. Join us for all or some of class. There are incentives for attending class. See the instructor for details.

Yo-Chi-Med – This seated format includes chair yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation. Reduce chronic pain, gain flexibility and mental focus in a supportive environment.

Zumba Gold – This calorie burning dance fitness party is exercise in disguise! This class is low impact with no jarring movements. Let the Latin and world rhythms take you over!

Senior Water Fitness

Beaumont YMCA (starting January 8)
3251 Beaumont Centre Circle
Tuesdays – 2 p.m. (please note time change)
Thursdays – 9 a.m.

North Loudon YMCA (starting January 9)
381 W. Loudon Ave.
Wednesdays & Fridays 1 – 2 p.m.

Water fitness will not meet when Fayette County Public Schools are not in session.

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