Health & Wellness

Healthy living programs from Berks Encore.

Make health & wellness a priority at any age with Berks Encore. We provide a variety of programs and activities to help older adults remain engaged and active for years to come.

Resources to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

We are starting to introduce some of our classes back into our community centers. You can find those classes in each center location.  In addition, we will still offer other classes via zoom.  You must register with Kathy Roberts 484-388-3196 or email kroberts@berksencore.org and she will provide instructions for accessing the classes.

Class Schedule: 

Healthy Cooking = Healthy Eating. Join this one hour zoom program Wednesday August 25  from 10:00-11:00 am. This month’s class is  Totally Tomatoes. If you love these tasty fruits of summer, you won’t want to miss it. Most adults fall short of eating the recommendations for fruits and veggies. Add more to your diet to reduce your risk of chronic conditions.

Register for any of the health & wellness programs by calling Kathy 484-388-3196 or email kroberts@berksencore.org

 

Centers Offer Virtual Exercise Programs

Besides our regular exercise and social programs offered at each of our senior community centers, we area also offering some virtual programming.

The following exercise programs are still being offered virtually from some of your favorite in class instructors. Most classes are back in our centers again but if you still are more comfortable working out in your own space, you can follow along with Zoom. Check out the schedule below and contact Andrea (agebely@berksencore.org or 610-488-5770) for information on how you can participate.

Class Schedule: 

Tuesday @ 10 AM – Virtual Tai Chi I (low impact exercises involving slow movements and breathing to improve balance and strengthen muscles) Instructor Jan Gyomber

Tuesday @ 11 AM – Virtual Tai Chi II Instructor Jan Gyomber

Wednesday @ 10:15 AM: Virtual Chair Zumba Instructor Victoria Millilo

Wednesday @ 11 AM: Virtual FABS (Flexibility, Aerobics, Balance & Strength) Instructor Lynn & Tim Kreider

Thursday @ 10:15 AM: Virtual Chair Yoga

Friday @ 10 AM: Virtual Zumba Gold (easy to follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion, and coordination. ) Instructor Aida Behler

Friday @ 11 AM: Virtual FABS Instructor Lynn & Tim Kreider

Contact Andrea for more information and get started today!

 

  • Berks Encore’s centers offer a variety of fitness and health education programs. Watch for information on facebook and look for updated schedules at this site.
  • Aerobics
  • Billiards
  • Line Dancing
  • Senior Fitness
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sit and Get Fit
  • Social Dance
  • Tai Chi
  • Table Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Zumba Gold®

Dedicated fitness equipment is available at our Fleetwood, Reading, and Strausstown centers.