Exercise is important for everyone, including our Volusia County seniors. Not only does regular exercise keep you at a healthy weight and improve your mood, but attending an exercise class at one of our COA senior centers is a great way to socialize with others—while having fun and learning new skills.
If it’s been awhile since you’ve attended a gym or exercise class, you may be wondering if you are still up for the challenge. But don’t worry—at COA, we offer a variety of classes with something fun for everyone.
Whether you want to learn to line dance, take a yoga class, or try out Tai Chi—we offer it all! With so many great activities and classes being held at our four, senior centers, there’s no reason to stay at home on the couch.
Keep reading to find out more about different types of exercises and how they are beneficial for seniors.
At our Ormond Beach dance classes, you don’t need to feel self-conscious about your dancing abilities! We are all there to have fun and make new friends. We offer a variety of classes, including: line dancing, samba, and ballroom dance lessons with Absolutely Ballroom, so you’re sure to find a favorite.
Dance is a great aerobic exercise to get your heart pumping and increase your energy. Not only is dance good for your body, but it’s also great for your mind! Learning new dance routines and skills will help you to improve your memory. It also helps to improve your balance and stamina, and best of all, you have fun with others while you do it!
Downward dog, anyone?
It would take us all day to recite the numerous benefits that yoga has for your mind and body. Yoga is known for helping you to increase your strength and improve your balance, which can help prevent you from falling and injuring yourself. But that’s not all! It’s also great for reducing stress, working on your flexibility, and training you to focus more on your breathing.
At our senior centers, we offer a variety of yoga classes, at all different levels—like Yoga Circle, Chair Yoga, and Intro to Yoga. If you’ve been wondering what the fuss is all about, come to a yoga class this week and find out for yourself!
Walk it out!
If you can’t make it to one of our classes, but still want to get some exercise in, walking is always a go-to, low-impact exercise for seniors. Whether you take your dog for a long walk in the park, go for an evening stroll on the beach, or walk the neighborhood with a friend—it all works!
Whatever exercise activity you choose, remember to start small and work your way up. And, always talk to your physician before starting a new, exercise routine.
Do you enjoy any other types of low-impact exercises that you’d like to share with us? Let us know, then join us soon for a class! Stop by your local center today or visit our individual senior center pages for the full calendar of events.