Fitness Programs

Senior Fitness Classes

In-person group exercise classes have resumed at the Petoskey Friendship Center. All of our fitness classes are available to seniors age 60 and older and their spouses. Classes are designed so that almost everyone can participate regardless of skill level. Experienced instructors lead these fun 45-minute classes focusing on strength, balance, and flexibility. In the event that an instructor is not available to teach the class in person, a prerecorded session will be played for those in attendance. Please remember to stay hydrated before, during, and after exercising. For those unable to attend, instructor-led classes will be recorded live on Facebook for you to participate in the comfort of your home at any time. We hope you will continue to get and stay fit with these classes and videos, and we would love to hear any feedback you have about them.

Current Safety Guidelines
1. All participants must wear a mask over their nose and mouth at all times while in the building.
2. Participants are asked to social distance themselves from each other.
3. Please arrive no more than fifteen minutes before class start time and depart immediately after.
4. Bring your own water bottle.

Yoga
Certified Yoga teacher, Janet Henning, will lead this class with a focus on reducing stress and pain while increasing strength and flexibility. The class will take place on Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. Dress comfortably and bring your own yoga mat if you have one. For those following at home, suggested equipment may include a yoga mat and a chair for balance or if you prefer to participate while sitting.

Senior Exercise
Susan Roache will lead this class on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. Dress comfortably and bring your stress ball to classes. For those following along at home, suggested equipment may include a sturdy chair with a back or counter to hold for balance, weights or something similar like soup cans, and a stress ball. New participants can pick up a stress ball from the Petoskey Friendship Center.

Tai Chi
Gretchen Stelter, certified instructor, will lead this gentle exercise combining slow movement, deep breathing, and focused intention. You will increase strength, balance, and posture, as well as improve your mind, body, and spirit. This class will help to prevent falls and reduce chronic pain. Classes will take place on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. For those following along at home, suggested equipment includes a chair for balance or if you prefer to participate while sitting.

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