Center Exercise Programs


EXERCISE CLASSES

*NOT ALL PROGRAMS MAY BE OFFERED AT THIS TIME.  PLEASE SEE OUR CURRENT ACTIVITIES CALENDAR.  

Aerobics
Tuesday/Friday 
10:30 am - 11:30 am AND Thursday  4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Description:  This class is a full hour of fun designed for older adults to get their hearts pumping and their bodies moving.  We start with a warm-up, followed by low-impact and simple dance routines designed to avoid stress on the knees, hips, and other joints.  We also include activities to improve balance, handheld weights to improve muscle strength, mat work for abdominal muscles and legs, and stretching, which are all so important for older adults. Fun music is used throughout!


Ballet
Wednesday  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Description:  Participants will learn basic techniques and enjoy the many physical benefits of ballet. This exercise offers better posture, improved balance and muscle strength.  Classes are held at the Northampton Parks and Recreation Center on Newtown-Richboro Road.  Please bring your own ballet slippers.  Ballet class runs (or pirouettes) from April 20 - June 15, class will resume on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.


Be Balanced!
Wednesday  2:15 PM

Description:  Be Balanced! is a muscle conditioning class that works on areas important for everyday activities, such as increasing muscular strength, endurance, range of motion, flexibility, and balance.  All fitness levels are welcome, exercises can be performed standing (with a chair for support) or seated.  Hand weights are recommended. 

 


Chair Yoga
Wednesday  11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Description:  This class is designed for students who may have difficulty getting to the floor and back up.  The chair provides support and stability in standing and seated positions, allowing the student to experience a yoga class where gentle back-bends, forward bends and twisting postures are easily accessible.  Participants will benefit by improving flexibility, strength, balance, posture and breathing.  Suitable for people with limitations. 


Gentle Yoga
Wednesday  10:30 am - 11:30 am

Description:  Classes move at a steady pace, slowly cycling though a series of seated positions into a few standing poses.  Gentle yoga helps to get the body out of stress-mode, release tension, calm the mind and restore an overall sense of balance to the body and mind. 

 


Luv 2 Dance
Tuesday  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Description:  Age gracefully they say…well let’s get started!  Our dance instructor will take you movin’ and groovin’ to the songs of the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s through today!  Imagine a complete workout of cardio, strength training, flexibility, balance, toning and most importantly, fun…all in a one-hour workout.  What a great way to get in shape!

 


Meditation 
Monday  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Description:  Meditation is a practice that helps increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation and enhance personal and spiritual growth.  This class is open to new students as well as experience practitioners.  Relax, rejuvenate and gift yourself an hour a week to step away from the emotions of all that is going on around us at this time.

 


 

On Your Feet

Wednesday  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Description:  Get ready to try our new exercise class!  This will be a fun filled “standing” full body workout that includes intervals of easy dance, cardio & resistance training using light hand weights and of course, exercising to some great music!!  This class is perfect for anyone who is just starting an exercise program or those who want something a little less challenging than our regular aerobics class.  Please bring hand weights, a water bottle and be ready for lots of fun!


Seniorcise

Monday and Thursday  9:15 am and 10:30 am both days

Description:  This class is designed for all fitness levels.  Participants will perform their exercises seated and standing, using a chair for support and assistance.  The class is designed to increase flexibility and strength using resistance bands that are a great way for active adults to become stronger while easy on the joints.  Come enjoy the upbeat music and feel energized as you exercise. 


Tai Chi

Tuesday  9:15 am - 10:15 am

Description:  A Chinese martial art and meditative movement class, Tai Chi is widely practiced for its healing benefits for the entire body, which include increased strength, balance and posture, reduce stress, increased relaxation and improved mind, body and emotional well-being. 

 


Tap Time  

Wednesday  11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Description: Dancing is a full-body workout, that improves balance and posture as well as exercises your mind!  Our fun and social tap class is held at the Northampton Township Recreation Center (Newtown-Richboro Road) is in a beautiful studio with a dance floor built FOR tap dancing!  Tap class runs (or shuffles) from April 20 - June 15, class will resume on Wednesday, September 21, 2022.


Vinyasa Yoga

Tuesday  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Description: Vinyasa Yoga is one of the most popular styles of Yoga, you will calm your mind, stretch and strengthen your body and improve your balance with Vinyasa Yoga. This class offers a series of postures that flow continuously through sequences of traditional Sun Salutations and standing postures that link breath with movement to build strength, and improve balance and flexibility.


Yoga - TBA

Description: Calm your mind, improve your balance, and stretch and strengthen your body with a Yoga class designed for students 55 and over.  This is a "pace yourself class" without competition or the need to be a "pretzel.”  Classes begin and end with breath awareness and mindful meditation, along with a series of poses to work each part of your body.

 


ZUMBA GOLD

Tuesday  3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Description:  Zumba Gold is our newest class!  It is a fun, fat-burning dance workout that is a lower intensity version of the typical Zumba class.  This is for all levels and is based on basic Latin rhythms and aerobic dance moves.  No right or wrong here - join the party and have some fun!!


*SOME OF THE ABOVE PROGRAMS MAY NOT BE OFFERED AT THIS TIME.  PLEASE REVIEW THE MONTHLY ACTIVITY CALENDAR FOR THE MOST ACCURATE INFORMATION.*

  • There is a nominal fee for all classes with an instructor. 
  • Fees are paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.
  • Participants must bring their own exercise equipment to class (bands, blocks, mats, weights etc.).
  • For questions, please contact the senior center by phone 215-357-8199, email [email protected] or direct message via the "STAFF" section on this website.