Staying Active: Fitness Classes

The benefits for older adults exercising on a regular basis include: reducing the risk of falling, reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, reducing symptoms of depression, helps to maintain healthy bones, muscles, brain health and joints, and helps control joint swelling and pain associated with arthritis.

Staying Active: Fitness Classes include the following:

Walking Program – FREE 
Monday – Friday  at Regency at South Shore 
Meet at The Regency at South Shore (322 Washington Place, Erie, PA 16505) at 8:20 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Open to adults age 18 and over.

T’ai Chi
Instructor, Ed Matthews Certified Instructor

Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30-10:15 a.m. at LECOM Center for Health and Aging and Friday at the Regency at South Shore
Tai Chi is a centuries-old Chinese practice designed to exercise the mind and body through a series of gentle, flowing postures.  It can improve strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.

Fit for Life Fitness Class
Norine Gammon, Certified Fitness Instructor, LECOM Center for Health and Aging
Tuesdays from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

This chair-based class will use body weight and light resistance bands to improve strength and comfort in your daily living activities.

Chair Yoga
Tia Peters, Certified Fitness Instructor, LECOM Center for Health and Aging
Thursdays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
$3 per class

Chair yoga includes warm up exercises and yoga postures, energizing and stretching the body open and releasing stress and tightness. Be prepared to move and stretch and feel renewed and alive.

Please contact Marie Heberlein at 814-453-5072 or via email at to learn more about fitness class opportunities.