Aging Partners Health and Fitness Go Online with Zoom

Published on December 02, 2020

Asian woman taking a Zoom class COVID 19 pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing it has not changed is our need to stay active and exercise to maintain physical and mental health and prevent injury.

In order to flatten the curve of COVID 19, we will continue to offer some of our health and fitness classes online. The online experience cannot compare to in-person group classes but they actually have some great advantages. Classes can be done from the comfort of your own home, eliminating the need for preparation or travel time. Each student will have a front row seat to better views of instruction and postures.

Zoom classes will open up 15 minutes before and after our scheduled online classes to allow for socialization, sharing and questions.

We will continue to have an abbreviated schedule. Classes that will be offered via Zoom include Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance, Qigong, Dance for Life and a new class titled Movement and Strength with Fun in Between.

Evidence-Based Tai Chi – Moving for Better Balance Classes

Evidence based programs are supported by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Injury Prevention Program and the State of Nebraska Unit on Aging. Because all Tai Chi – Moving for Better Balance Classes are progressive, no registrations will be accepted after the fourth class of each session.

Tai Chi – Moving for Better Balance (Level I)
This class is for people new to Tai Chi or those wanting to continue working on the basic Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance 8 Forms. It is a fall prevention program that uses the principles and movements of Tai Chi to help older adults improve their balance and increase their confidence in doing everyday activities. Suggested contribution is $2 per class or $48 per session.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
    11 a.m. to noon
    April 13 through July 1

Tai Chi – Moving for Better Balance (Level II)
This class is for people who have completed one or more sessions of Tai Chi Moving for Better Balance Level I. Classes are designed for people who want to continue with the traditional 8 forms with less instruction and some variations. $2 per class suggested contribution or $48 per session.

  • Tuesdays, 1 to 2 p.m.
    Fridays, 11 a.m. to noon
    April 13 through July 2

The following classes are open to join at any time, but registration is required.

Chair Yoga
Chair yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. It is a unique style that adapts yoga positions and poses through creative use of a chair. Poses are done seated or the chair is used for support during standing and balance poses. Emphasis will be on breathing, balance and taking things at your own pace. Chair yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions. Beginners welcome.

  • Fridays, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
    April 16 through July 2

Qigong Refresh and Recharge (12-week sessions)
This ancient, meditative practice focuses on slow, gentle movements which help to relieve aching muscles and stiff joints, improve balance, flexibility and increase energy. Movements begin from a chair, move to standing forms, closing with seated stretches and stimulating breath exercises. This class is appropriate for individuals at all levels of ability.

  • Mondays, 10 to 11 a.m.
    April 26 through July 26
    (no classes May 31 and July 5)
  • Thursdays, 2 to 3 p.m.
    April 8 through July 24

Dance for Life (12-week sessions)
Each class focuses on balance, strength and cardio health through a unique combination of dance steps done to popular oldies music. Synchronized movements isolate and strengthen muscle groups, increase heart rate and improve core stability. Participants warm-up from the chair, move to standing, transition to dance then cool down with standing and seated movements.

  • Mondays, 2 to 3 p.m.
    April 26through July 26
    (no classes May 31 and July 5)
  • Wednesdays, 10 to 11 a.m.
    April 7 through June 23

New Class
Movement and Strength with Fun in Between
(12-week sessions)
A fun, fit-filled 45 minute class consisting of a warm-up, followed by two low-impact aerobics songs and two strength sets repeated until cool down.

  • Tuesdays, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.
    April 13 through June 3