Senior Fitness & Wellness Classes

As we age, the need to maintain strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness becomes even more important. The Franciscan Center provides the facilities and equipment to help you achieve your goals—all under the expert guidance of our well-qualified staff.

Fitness Class Descriptions

30-Minute Core
Focuses on your core strength and stability.  This class is a total core workout that will help flatten your stomach and strengthen your lower back.

Cardio Circuit Training 
This program allows you to work on your strength and your flexibility. In addition, this program focuses on movement, coordination, and reflexes.

Kettlebells  
Kettlebells are the ultimate training tool for all-round fitness and physical development.  Whether you are training with a short or sharp workout, this class will target all core areas.

Restorative Yoga 
Restorative Yoga warms and cools the body in various athletic yoga positions.  Please bring an exercise mat to class.

SilverSneakers Circuit
Combine fun and fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout.  Upper-body strength work using hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, head-to-toe stretching, and complete relaxation in a comfortable position.

SilverSneakers Classic  
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.

Spinning
Energizing Zones – For participants who are new to classes in a group setting, are just starting an exercise program, or would like to stick to the fitness basics. Spinning Bikes are used in class and the focus is on technique and intensity with emphasis on proper form. Tempo is upbeat and fun.  Please wear light fitness clothing.

Weight Circuit Training
Plan your routine around circuit-weight training followed by gentle stretching.  Our trainers will help you design a library of fitness tools using free-weights or machine-based resistant systems.

Weightlifting 
Plan your routine around circuit-weight training followed by gentle stretching. Our trainers will help you design a library of fitness tools using free-weights or machine-based resistant systems.

Hula Hoop Aerobics
Hula Hoop! Remember how much fun that was? This aerobic exercise program will be done to music from all eras.

Beginning Line Dance  
Predominately one wall dances, with beginner steps for those just learning or who have never line danced before.

Intermediate Line Dance 
Country line dance fun from 1 wall to 4 wall dances.

Sock Hop Jive   
Jive is a late 30’s version of dance that is still popular today that involves swing, jitterbug, and fun variations of ballroom dance.

Zumba Gold
Zumba Gold is an exercise/dance class that is a great aerobic workout for the senior adult. The choreography of the program is geared to improve functional balance and overall strength. Pace is step-by-step to allow for learning and great fun!

Water Class Descriptions

Aqua Joggers
Water aerobics, walking, and jogging taught to the tunes of the oldies. Great workout and great fun! This class is open to all members, residents and non-residents.

Aqua Zumba
Zumba in the water! Same great music and dance steps as Zumba with the added challenge of the water’s natural buoyancy.

Aquatic Core A
This is a water balance and strengthening class for the beginner who is just entering the water for fitness.

Aquatic Core B
Intermediate level core balance and strengthening class using aquatic tools to challenge the swimmer’s fitness and agility

Parkinson’s Flexibility Training
This class offers gentle stretching and works on the stiffness and slow response normally associated with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological issues.

Noodle Exercise
Noodles are fun water toys that can be used for gentle water fitness and can enhance balance and relaxation.

Water Aerobics
This class will get you moving to fun music and simple routines so that you get a great workout without learning complicated dance and fitness movement.

Plyometrics
This is a great class to supplement your training for your favorite sport. This program is for the athlete who likes to be challenged to be more agile and faster.  Plyometrics  takes place in the water for less impact on the joints!

Water Circuits
This is a water strengthening and balance class. This class focuses on short circuits to improve movement efficiency and coordination.

Yoga Afloat
In this class, we will explore various types of yoga taking advantage of the water’s buoyancy.  We will be using noodles to help with the different yoga positions.

The Franciscan Center Hours


Fitness & Aquatic Center

Monday – Friday
6:30am to 7:00pm

Saturday & Sunday
8:00am to 4:00pm


Day Spa & Salon

Monday – Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday
by Appointment


Station House
Restaurant

Wednesday – Saturday
11:00am to 8:00pm

Sunday
9:00am to 2:00pm

Closed Monday & Tuesday

Takeout is available.
To order, please call:
937-439-7154


Beauty Salon

Tuesday, Thursday
& Friday
8:00am to 4:30pm