Living Well, Together
We’re proud to offer a broad range of wellness programs, open to both community members as well as residents of Florida Presbyterian Homes. Group classes are conveniently located in the McArthur Center as well as other locations on campus to accommodate residents in all areas of living. All classes are taught by certified instructors in their field of specialty.
Group Exercise Classes
These fun classes will keep you active and moving, while helping improve strength, flexibility, balance and range of motion.
AquaFit: AquaFit helps improve cardio, strength, range of motion and flexibility. Residents use pool buoys, pool noodles, water gloves and water ankle weights. Benefits can include reduced muscle tension, decreased pain, decreased muscle spasms, increased muscle strength and endurance, improved balance and increased circulation.
Basic Tai Chi: Tai Chi has been proven to help relieve pain and improve balance. The class is easy and safe for older adults with arthritis, and you’ll feel relaxed and revitalized after.
Chair Tai Chi: This mind-body program is designed to help improve balance, range of motion and strength. Slow, controlled movements create a quiet atmosphere of moving meditation.
Line Dancing: Stay active and moving in this fun class. Participants line up in a row without partners and follow a choreographed pattern of steps to music.
Sittercise: A chair-based exercise class that uses hand weights, TheraBands and small balls. Sittercise helps improve flexibility, strength and range of motion.
Super Seniors: This class works on range of motion, strength, balance and flexibility for both the upper and lower body. It uses hand weights, stretch bands and small therapy balls. The class format is both seated and standing.
Wellness Exercise: Available as both a seated and standing class, this class uses hand weights, TheraBands and small exercise balls. Strength, range of motion, balance and flexibility are the focus of the class.
Wii Bowling: Our campus has several Wii Bowling teams. Players compete in the National Senior League, a competitive national Wii Bowling league. Wii bowlers practice several times a week with league competitions in the spring and fall.
Yoga: Experts from the well-known Satya Life program join us on campus to offer a unique chair yoga class that benefits balance, strength and flexibility. You can participate in a sitting or standing position.Close
Better Living Workshops
Join us for a series of classes led by trained facilitators who provide information that can improve your quality of life. For dates and times, and to enroll, contact our Wellness Director.
A Matter of Balance: This evidence-based program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.
Throughout the program, residents will:
- View falls as controllable.
- Set goals for increasing activity.
- Make changes to reduce fall risk at home.
- Exercise to increase strength and balance.
Chronic Disease Management — A six-week class that addresses self-management skills for those with arthritis, diabetes, lung disease and heart disease. It’s offered in conjunction with the Senior Connection Center.
Florida Presbyterian Rehab is home to a state-of-the-art rehabilitation gym with specialty strength equipment designed for older adults. You’ll find a broad range of equipment available in both our rehab gym and wellness center, including cardio-specific pieces, such as treadmills, elliptical, stationary bikes, recumbent bikes, NuStep and row machines.
Gym and pool access is always free for our residents. Outside community members may join for $20 a month, which allows them to use all gym equipment and to participate in wellness workshops and group exercise classes. Our staff members may also join for $5 a month. All members must sign a waiver and are encouraged to schedule an orientation.Close
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For More Information
Learn more about our group exercise classes and better living workshops by contacting our Wellness Director, Alison Kennedy-Hand, MS.
Email at: [email protected]