Fitness Options Abound for Seniors

NorthBay HealthSpring Fitness offers a number of classes that are perfect for seniors of all abilities, from those who are just getting started to those who run marathons. Here's a list of classes more geared to those just getting into a new fitness routine:

Aqua Arthritis: Offered three times a week, this class with a certified arthritis instructor involves gentle activities in warm water.

Aqua Fitness: Offered four times a week, participants intensify their aerobic workout through innovative routines with the resistance of water.

Aqua Interval: Offered four times a week, this class offers the benefits of aerobic and anaerobic intervals for a fat-burning total body working in a non-impact setting.

Aqua Zumba: Offered three times a week, this class offers low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise.

Gentle Yoga: Offered three times a week, this class is slowly paced and ideal for beginners, as well as intermediate and advanced students who want to work on alignment, building strength and increasing flexibility.

Hatha Yoga: Offered once a week, this is a slow, meditative practice that focuses on breathing and holding yoga postures to nourish the mind, body and spirit.

Rest and Renew Yoga: offered once a week, this class is excellent for first-timers or those returning to yoga. All levels welcome.

Sit and Fit: Offered twice a week, this moderately paced class offers a variety of total body exercises in a seated position. Exercises build core strength while increasing range of motion and coordination.

Strong & Steady: Offered five times a week, this class helps increase strength, mobility, coordination and balance while incorporating core exercises, breathing and relaxation and resistance exercises using body weight and equipment.

Tai Chi/Qigong: Offered once a week, this class teaches the ancient practice that combines slow, deliberate movements, meditation and breathing exercises to help restore the energy that flows through the body's energy pathways.