EXERCISE & MOVEMENT
Senior Fitness Center
Our 55 and over Senior Fitness Center is the best deal in town. We offer treadmills, recumbent and stationary bikes, elliptical machines, universal machines and free weights. Our certified fitness instructor, Dee Abrams, is welcoming, energetic and very helpful. Dee has dedicated herself to improving the health of the seniors in our community for over 20 years through our various fitness programs.
To sign up for membership in the Senior Fitness Center, first have your Physician’s Approval Form completed and faxed or brought into the Senior Center office. Our fitness instructor will call you to set up an Orientation when we receive your approval form. To learn about membership fees and fitness center hours, click on the link provided.
Exercise & Movement Programs
Tai Chi with Ginger
Would you like to restore your balance, increase your flexibility, boost your energy, reduce pain, relax your mind and more? If so, Tai Chi is the perfect class for you. Cost: $35 for the September session which is held from 8:30-9:30am, on Mondays and Fridays, from September 3-27 (no class on Monday, September 6th). Call 860.285.1992 for more information. No experience is necessary.
Beginner Tai Chi/QiGong – *RETURNING IN THE FALL* meets Mondays and Fridays. Goal is to release tension, refine movements and deepen understanding of this healing art while improving muscle tone and balance.
Tai Chi/QiGong for Intermediates & Advanced – *RETURNING SOON* meets Mondays and Fridays in the Ballet Room. Teaches graceful and relaxing movements that can improve your balance, strength and mobility.
Hiking – Hike with the Happy Hikers group on various trails in Windsor and nearby towns. Call the Senior Center for more details, 860-285-1992. Free.
Line Dancing – Keep your mind and body active while you learn simple line dancing routines. Meets Fridays in the Ballet Room 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM. Free.
Multi-Cultural Dance Group – Every Friday from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Ballet Room. All are welcome to learn various dance moves to music from all cultures. Moves can be done while seated, if need be. Learn simple dance routines to keep you active and learn about different cultures, as well. Free.
Personal Training – Dee Abrams is a certified personal trainer who provides affordable 1 on 1 fitness training for seniors in our Senior Fitness Center (see above). Call the Senior Center for more information or to schedule an appointment with Dee, 860-285-1992.
Pickleball – Games are played outside on tennis courts in warm weather every day Monday through Friday. Please click on this link to see the Windsor Seniors’ Newsletter for exact times. Please also review the current COVID-19 Guidelines as it relates to Pickleball. This popular game keeps your reflexes in tip top shape and is great all-around exercise. Equipment provided for those that don’t have their own. Free.
Shape Up & Work Out – meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM VIRTUALLY until further notice. Goal of this program is to improve the health of your heart & lungs and to keep your bones strong.
Sit Stretch & Groove – meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM VIRTUALLY until further notice. Incorporates balance, stretching, walking and energetic exercise. Participants can choose to exercise sitting in chairs if preferred. A good class to start with if you haven’t exercised in a while.
Windsor Trail Riders – For seniors who enjoy bicycle riding and good company. We ride on multi-purpose trails in Connecticut and lower Massachusetts every Tuesday from April to October and welcome riders of all skill levels, provided they are wearing helmets. Call 860-219-9193 for more information or to be on the contact list. Free.
Yoga – Breathing techniques, yoga postures and relaxation techniques will be taught to enhance quality of life, increase flexibility, circulation, energy & stamina. Meets Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00 AM.
For current class fees, see the Windsor Seniors’ Newsletter, Page 2 (lower right corner ) every month. Fees are calculated for the number of classes held, so prices vary from month to month. Stop by the Windsor Senior Center to sign, sign up online or call 860-285-1992.