Walking Club – Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30 to 10:00 AM All levels of walkers meet in the Self-Management Resource room to walk with the CCHW Nurse. Each walker checks his/her blood pressure pre-walk and logs the result. The group walks a 30-minute loop of Swope Parkway and returns to check a post-walk blood pressure. Participants voluntarily keep a log to provide feedback and monitoring. The group is a safe way to walk in the community and is highly visible in matching blue shirts that say, “We Walk for Wellness-Come Join Us.” (see calendar for scheduled classes)
Tai Chi for Women and Seniors – Tuesday 11:00 AM & Thursday 11:00 AM Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition, a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing and stretching. This self-paced system of gentle physical exercise enhances strength, stress release, and balance; and is a source of social interaction. It is especially beneficial for individuals with chronic pain and hypertension. Classes are taught by a Grand Master Greg Richter with KC Martial Arts Outreach. (see calendar for scheduled classes)
Fit Four U – Tuesdays andThursdays from 9:15-9:45 AM—Led by Estelle Brooks, this 30-minute exercise class is appropriate for all levels of fitness. Movements are set to R&B and Gospel music and includes strength training and cardio. All activities can be modified for those who require a seated position. (see calendar for scheduled classes)
Dance with De –Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10-11am—Led by De Barker, this hour long dance class will focus on KC 2-Step or Line Dancing. The class is so fun, and so engaging that you won’t even realize that your exercising! All levels of dancers encouraged. Rhythm not required!
Stay Strong Stay Healthy- 8 week session that meets twice a week for one hour– Provided by University of Missouri-Extension. Missouri’s Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH) program is designed to increase aging adults’ access to a safe, structured, and effective strength training. Over 8 weeks, participants learn exercises to improve their strength, flexibility and balance. SSSH is modeled after the evidenced-based Strong Women program developed by researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science at Tufts University and adapted to include men. (see calendar for scheduled classes)