Your Health and Fitness Matters
It really does! The following classes are designed to help seniors achieve or maintain an optimum level of fitness.
The fitness equipment is available for your use any time a class is not in progress. Completion of Fitness Waiver and Fitness Orientations are required before you can gain access to the equipment. Walk in orientations are available on a staff availability basis.
Fit After 50
A variety of fitness classes to keep you active, healthy and strong!
- Cardio Strength
These classes are ongoing: Mondays 8:00am & 9:15am ; Wednesdays 8:00am ; Fridays 8:30am
- Stay active and well with a thorough resistance training program using weights, dynabands and balls for muscular strengthening and stretching, followed by a lively, low-impact cardio workout. No preregistration required.
Instructors: Tammy Bielewicz, Akua Jitahadi and Carolyn Thornley
$1.50 per class | $30/20-class punch card | $15/10-class punch card
- Chair Exercise
Tuesdays 10 am and Fridays at 9:45 am, ongoing
Improve your strength and balance in this chair exercise class geared for seniors of all fitness levels! This one hour class is flexible for those who are new to exercise, have physical limitations, as well as those in chairs. Modifications can be given on most exercises depending on fitness level. Instructor: Foundation for Senior Living staff. FREE!
Tuesday and Thursdays, ongoing 9 - 10 a.m.
Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Geared towards adults 50 and over, this Zumba class is an exhilarating, effective, and easy-to-follow, fitness program. Taught by licensed Zumba instructor Akua Jitahadi. $1.50 per class
These classes do not require a partner. Dances range from beginner to beginner-plus in difficulty level.
$5 per class | $50/10-class punch card | $25/5-class punch card
- Line Dance I
Mondays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
- Line Dance II
Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Thursdays, ongoing 7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
Brighten your day through simple yoga poses & combinations that improve flexibility, strength and balance. Restore & rejuvenate through exercises for all ages that reduce stress & improve clarity while promoting a healthy mind-body connection. Instructor: Samantha Keating
4th Friday of the Month, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
This class is sponsored by Cancer Support Community.
Volunteer counselors, specially trained by the Area Agency on Aging, Region One’s Benefits Assistance Program, provide objective, free personalized assistance to seniors and adults with disabilities. Services include information on Medicare and supplemental plans. Call 602-241-6118 to set up an appointment with a counselor at the Community Center.
Blood Pressure Screenings
April 5, May 3 and June 7 - 11:30 a.m.
Free monthly blood pressure screenings by Boswell Hospital.
Interesting speakers on an assortment of topics done in partnership with various community agencies. FREE and no pre-registration required.
- April 15 : Diabetes Information (Health Net)
- April 29 : 10 Signs of Alzheimer's (Alzheimer's Association Desert SW)
- May 13 : Basic Alzheimer's (Alzheimer's Association Desert SW)
- May 27 : Medicare 101 (HealthNet)
- June 10 : Do's and Don'ts of Gout (Complete Hospice Care of Phoenix)
Community Center Staff
Paula Considine, CTRS, CPRP, Recreation Supervisor
Kathleen Kresl, Recreation Coordinator
8335 W. Jefferson St.