Senior Fitness Classes

Senior Fitness Classes

Building Better Balance

Fridays, April 5th - April 26th

Every second of every day, an older adult falls in the United States according to the CDC. This unfortunate statistic makes falling the leading cause of injury and injury related death in this age group. The good news is we can take steps to improve our stability to help avoid falls. Building Better Balance is a dynamic 45-minute standing class designed to decrease the risk of falls with focus on improving balance and lower body strength. Participants will be able to identify fall risks and move more intentionally.

Time: 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Fee: $20 for session
Location: NRC Cottonwood Room
Instructor: Becky Butcher
Minimum Enrollment:Maximum Enrollment: 10
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 3rd



The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults. The program includes use of basic amenities and access to signature SilverSneakers® class. The program is offered to Medicare-eligible members of a sponsoring health plan. Medicare-eligible members are adults age 65 or older, or, in some cases, those of any age deemed disabled and receiving Medicare.

Wellness Center Senior members, SilverSneakers® classes are FREE!
$33 - 10 class card OR $3.50 per class if not part of your health plan!
Check with us today to see if your health plan includes this valuable benefit!

SilverSneakers® II - Circuit

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Experience standing, low-impact cardio alternated with standing upper-body strength work. This class is suitable for nearly every fitness level, and your instructor can adapt the exercises depending on your skill.

Location: NRC Sunflower/Cottonwood Room
Instructors: Becky Butcher,  Tracie Strain

SilverSneakers® - Classic

Tuesday & Thursday 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

Location: NRC Sunflower/Cottonwood Room
Instructors: Becky Butcher, Tracie Strain

SilverSneakers® - Yoga

Wednesday 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM

Class is designed to physically and mentally engage members with safe and fun yoga postures and breathing exercises. Using a chair for support, participants work at their own pace to build flexibility and endurance while learning to relax and think more clearly.

Location: NRC Sunflower/Cottonwood Room
Instructors: Carol Schmitt, Tracie Strain

Take Control With Exercise

Mondays & Thursdays 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

In addition to reducing pain and stiffness, this exercise-based program uses gentle activities to help increase joint flexibility and range of motion and helps maintain muscle strength. This program also helps increase overall stamina.

Location: NRC Sunflower Room                                
Instructor: Larry Schmitt & Tracie Strain
Fee: $4.50 drop-in fee, $16 once a week, $28 twice a week ---Per Month, free to Wellness Center Members

Cardio - Strong & Steady

Tuesdays 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

This program is designed to improve your cardiovascular stamina. Stretching, balance and movement are emphasized. Weights are used and minimal floor exercises are optional.

Location: NRC Sunflower Room                                
Instructor: Tracie Strain
Fee: $10 per month or $3 drop in fee