Group Fitness Activities

  • 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 UTuesdays and Thursdays 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)