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Getting Active!

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We touched on a bit of exercise options last week, but let’s dive into some local exercise options for seniors! A big focus will be local senior centers, who typically offer weekly/monthly classes for residents. As we move into warmer weather, getting out and exercising may be a bit easier, and more appealing! Not only can this be a great chance to get out into the community, but to also stay healthy and active. Check out their websites or give them a call for more information on signing up and getting active! Not all these programs have started yet, so please call ahead to verify dates and times, as most of these activities are planned for the spring season. 

Ypsilanti Senior Center

  • Mondays and Fridays at 10:45AM-11:45AM: Gentle Fitness 
  • Thursdays at 2:30PM-3:30PM: Tai Chi with Carmo 

Ann Arbor Senior Center

Ann Arbor Senior Center does have memberships available for participation in activities; non-membership fee is typically $2 per activity, call ahead for details from the center. 

  • Fridays starting April 28th at 10:00AM-11:00AM: Spring Park Walks 
  • Tuesdays starting May 9th at 10:30AM-11:30AM: Tai Chi for all levels 
  • Wednesdays starting May 10th at 10:30AM-11:30AM: Intermediate Tai Chi 
  • Tuesdays starting May 9th at 12:00PM-1:00PM: Line Dancing 
  • Wednesdays and Fridays starting May 12th at 1:00PM-2:00PM: Strength and Conditioning for Seniors 

Pittsfield Senior Center

  • Mondays and Fridays 9:00AM-10:00AM: Rise and Shine Exercise 
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00AM-11:00AM: Beginner Line Dancing  
  • Mondays at 10:30AM-11:30AM: Exercise with Karen 
  • Mondays at 12:00PM-1:00PM: Better Balance & Walking- WCC 
  • Mondays at 1:30PM-2:30PM: Continuing Tai Chi- WCC 
  • Mondays at 2:45PM-3:45PM: Beginner Tai Chi- WCC 
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:00AM-12:00PM: Improver Line Dancing 
  • Tuesdays at 2:30PM-3:30PM: Tai Chi for Health & Balance- WCC 
  • Tuesdays at 5:30PM-6:30PM: Cardio Drumming 
  • Wednesdays at 10:00AM-11:00AM: Beginner Tai Chi- WCC 
  • Wednesdays at 12:00PM-2:00PM: Improver Line Dancing 
  • Wednesdays at 2:30PM-3:45PM: Gentle Yoga 
  • Fridays at 12:30PM-1:30PM: Ballroom Dance 
  • 4th Fridays 4:00PM-6:00PM: Line Dancing 
  • Saturdays at 1:00PM-3:00PM: Line Dancing 
  • Sundays at 10:00AM-11:00AM: Yoga 
  • Sundays at 1:00PM-3:00PM: Square Dancing 

Lincoln Golden Ages (Through Lincoln School District, located in Ypsilanti): 

  • Tuesdays at 9:30AM-10:15AM: Cardio Drumming 
  • Wednesdays at 9:30AM-10:30AM: Yoga with Tammy 

Dexter Senior Center

  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30AM: Senior Swim (offsite) 
  • Mondays at 11:00AM: Chair Yoga 
  • Tuesdays at 9:00AM: Strength and Stretch 
  • Select Tuesdays at 9:00AM-12:00PM: Reflexology 
  • Wednesdays at 10:00AM: Seniors Obtaining Strength 
  • Wednesdays at 2:15PM: Cardio Drumming 
  • Fridays at 11:15AM: Hatha Yoga 

Saline Area Senior Center

Saline Senior Center does have program costs, please call ahead for details on each class. They also offer Washtenaw Community College Classes, classes led by WCC for seniors, as well as sports. 

  • Mondays at 9:00AM-9:45AM: Extend & Bend Stretch 
  • Mondays at 4:15PM-5:15PM: Brain, Breath, & Bend Chair Yoga 
  • Mondays at 10:00AM-11:00AM: Drums Alive 
  • Mondays at 11:15AM-12:15PM: Zumba Gold 
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:45AM-9:45AM: Fit for Life 
  • Tuesdays at 10:00AM-11:00AM: Balance Strong 
  • Tuesdays at 11:15AM-12:45PM and Wednesdays at 1:00PM-2:30PM: Adaptive Hatha Yoga 
  • Thursdays at 10:00AM-11:00AM: Balance Strong for Beginners 
  • Wednesdays at 10:30AM-11:30AM: Tai Chi Continuing  
  • Thursdays at 11:30AM-12:30PM: Tai Chi Practice 
  • Wednesdays at 4:15PM-5:15PM: Not Your Mama’s Chair Yoga 
  • Thursdays at 9:00AM: Senior Striders Outdoor Walking 
  • Thursdays at 8:30AM-9:00AM: Hula Hooping 
  • Fridays at 11:30AM-12:30PM: Take a Seat Yoga 

Chelsea Senior Center

  • Mondays at 8:45AM: Line Dancing 
  • Monday-Friday at 9:00AM: Pickleball 
  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00AM: Enhance Fitness 
  • Tuesdays at 2:30PM and Thursdays at 12:30PM: Cardio Drumming 
  • Thursdays at 9:45AM: Movin’ and Groovin’ 
  • Select Thursdays at 1:45PM: Tai Chi 

Milan Seniors for Healthy Living

  • Mondays at 10:00AM: Stretch and Strength 
  • Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00PM: Chair Yoga 
  • Tuesdays at 10:00AM: SitFit 
  • Fridays at 10:00AM: eXercise4U

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