65+ Fitness

Contact Lisa Elhyani 718.268.5011 ext 621

Exercise is important for all age groups, but particularly for adults 65 and over.  clientuploads/images/CQY_SummerGuide2013_Page_10.png

The National Institute of Health recommends four types of exercise:

  • Strength exercise to increase muscular strength and bone density.  
  • Balance exercise to build leg muscles and sharpen neuromuscular response to help prevent falls.
  • Stretching exercise to give more freedom of movement encouraging increased activity.
  • Endurance exercise to increase heart rate and breathing for an extended period of time.

We are fortunate to be able to offer classes in all of these disciplines to help enhance the lives of our senior adult community members. All classes are given by top notch instructors and always with an awareness of your individual needs. Non-members of the CQY are always welcome to join our classes, but pay just a little bit more. Prices for members and non-members are always very fair.

Additional individual endurance and strength training is available in our Body Shop Fitness Room and our pool through the Health & Fitness Dept. (available to CQY members only).

For the Body Shop Schedule click here!

To see the current Pool Schedule, please click here!

Click here for the 65+ Fall 2017 Fitness Schedule.

For the current Silver Sneakers schedule, please click here!

Group exercise classes are listed below. For additional information, contact Lisa Elhyani, Director, by email at lelhyani@cqy.org.

GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

EXERCISE FOR DAILY LIVING  FREE

Structured exercise for seniors designed to promote physical fitness. Senior Adult CQY members have priority in registering. Sneakers are required.

STRETCH & FLEX  FREE 

Increase your range of motion and overall strength for activities of daily living.  Strengthen your back, legs and core, relieve lower back stiffness, and release tight hamstrings.  Floor work.

CHAIR YOGA  FREE

Class focuses on yoga postures, stretching and breathing exercises.  Emphasis on relaxation and breath awareness to counteract stress, stiffness and physical limitations.  No floor work.

YOGA IN MOTION

Yoga motion and breathing, with an emphasis on the continuous flow of motion, traditional Yoga positions and body awareness. Rotations, isolations, and orthopedic exercises are also featured to target and strengthen the muscles surrounding and supporting the spine.

Fall
15 Mondays, beg. Sept 11
10:20–11:20 a.m.
$71 m / $128 nm

CARDIO CIRCUIT  FREE

Non-impact standing class with alternative intervals designed to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance.

BALANCE TRAINING

This class is designed to focus on improving dynamic balance while responding safely to posturally challenging ambulatory tasks, such as changing direction to walk forward or laterally; walking on a plank; turning; bending; stepping on and off curbs; stepping over obstacles; bouncing and catching a ball, and more.

Fall
16 Tuesdays, beg. Sept 5
$93 m / $136 nm

Bal. Training I (Beginners)
11:20–12:20 a.m.

Bal. Training II (Intermediate)
12:30–1:30 p.m.

MUSCULAR STRENGTH & RANGE OF MOVEMENT (MS RoM)   FREE

Universal class designed to improve agility, balance, coordination and activities for daily living skills to increase participants' functional capacities.

ISRAELI AND INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE

Not just the Horah!  Learn the steps of Israeli dancing, both traditional and modern, and learn some international folk dancing as well. It's great exercise, too!

Fall
14 Wednesdays beg. Sept 6
1:15–2:45 p.m.
$105 m / $161 nm

T'AI CHI

New movements and exercises to expand your knowledge of this slow, graceful, Chinese martial art. This course features a short form of T'ai Chi for seniors, emphasizing good health, relaxation and balance.

Fall
15 Mondays, beg. Sept 11
11:30–12:20 a.m.
$60 m / $113 nm

EXERCISING WITH LIGHT WEIGHTS   FREE

Add strength to your bones and maintain good posture, while preventing the onset of osteoporosis and improving your movement while working with weights. Most of the class exercises will be done while standing or chair assisted. Please wear sneakers and comfortable clothes.

EXERCISE AND DANCE  FREE

This class includes a variety of strengthening exercising using resistance bands, balls and weights. We also do a range of dancing that includes swing, cha-cha, salsa, free style, and much more. Join us for our warm, welcoming and fun-filled class!  

SCULPT, STRENGTHEN & TONE  FREE

This intensive one hour class is half mat work and half standing with hand weights. It is designed to target those trouble spots: inner and outer thighs, buttocks, abdominals and upper arms. Join us and you will create the firm look you want and the strong muscles you need.

AQUADYNAMICS  FREE

Both adults and senior adults with any type of arthritis can benefit from this enjoyable recreational water exercise program.  Participants are led by trained personnel through a series of specially designed exercises that can provide some relief and improve joint flexibility.  Beneficial for people who  are overweight or suffering with back problems.

For more information, contact Lior Harpaz, Aquatics Director, at ext. 502.

 

 

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67-09 108th Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Telephone: 718-268-5011
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