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

While we are not able to hold our Health & Wellness classes in person, you can participate in a zoom class. 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: 

Good Morning Stretch & Stroll – 9:00-9:30 am Monday thru Friday. Includes 10 min. body stretch. 10 minute gentle power walk and 10 minute cool down.

Power Hour- 11:00 am – 12 noon. Tuesday & Thursday. use handweights, dynabands and body weight resistance to get in shape. Work the uppper body, lower body and core.

Fit & Fun- 2:00 -3:00 pm Tuesday & Friday. All around workout! 10 min. total body stretch with balance exercises, 10 min. paper plate workout w/dynaband, chair squats, cardio boxing, power walk, yoga stretches and a final cool down.

Spring Forward Walking Program – this self-directed Walk with Ease program includes a textbook, lesson handouts, a diary planner, and 1-hour conference call. You walk on your own 3 days a week. Class will start Monday March 22 for 6 consecutive weeks thru Monday April 26. REgister by March 15 by calling 484-388-3196 or kroberts@berksencore.org

Live Well, Be Well with a Chronic Condition – this chronic disease self management course will be conducted via a weekly 1-hour teleconference call and includes a workbook, a relaxation CD and low impact exercise DVD (total $40 value). Program runs Thursdays 1:30 -2:30 pm for 6 consecutive weeks starting Thursday March 11 through Thursday April 22.

Looking for some ideas for healthy meals – check in with our Healthy Cooking class – one hour zoom program Wednesday March 24 from 10:00-11:00 am. This month’s class is Protein Power – protein is critical to help build muscles and fuel your energy!

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

 

Centers Offer Virtual Exercise Programs

While our centers are closed for exercise and social activities due to COVID, we are offering some of our most popular exercise programs virtually. Below is the schedule. Please contact Andrea (agebely@berksencore.org or 610-488-5770) for information on how you can participate.

Class Schedule: 

Monday @ 9 AM: Virtual EnerCHI

Tuesday @ 9 AM: Virtual Zumba Gold

Tuesday @ 11 AM – Virtual Tai Chi

Wednesday @ 10:15 AM: Virtual Chair Zumba

Wednesday @ 11 AM: Virtual FABS (Flexibility, Aerobics, Balance & Strength)

Thursday @ 9 AM: Virtual Chair Yoga

Friday @ 10 AM: Virtual Zumba Gold

Friday @ 11 AM: Virtual FABS

Friday @ 1 PM: Virtual Chair Zumba

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 exercise facilities are available at our Fleetwood, Reading, and Strausstown centers.

“Off-Campus” Classes

While most of these programs are cancelled for now – we offer additional fitness options at our centers, local colleges and business partners, including:

  • Aquatic Fitness
  • Arthritis Foundation Exercise Programs
  • Bowling
  • Muscle Strengthening
  • Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Zumba