While you don’t have to drop out of boot camp or stop spinning once you receive your initial AARP invite, there may come a day when you might need to.
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FITNESS CLASSES FOR OLDER SENIORS
Chair aerobics — No floor exercises; all movements are performed in a chair. Class may include work with stretch bands or free weights.
Flex and stretch — Complete body workout that stretches, tones and firms all body muscles. Improves posture and balance.
Tai Chi — Slow, focused movement exercises that increase flexibility and balance.
Water aerobics or water fitness — Resistance training and movement in shallow water, usually the shallow end of a swimming pool. Benefits: less stress on joints and muscles because the body is supported by water. Improves range of motion, flexibility and balance.
Zumba Gold — Lower intensity than Zumba, but uses the same Latin rhythms for dance and fitness routines. Benefits: Cardio, weight-bearing exercise good for the heart and bones; improves range of motion. Aqua Zumba is similar but routines are performed in water.
Beginning Yoga or Chair Yoga — Movements are designed with the older senior in mind. Works on core muscles to increase balance and improve flexibility.