Fitness

No matter what your age or ability, remaining physically fit is very important. Reinforcing a healthy lifestyle by staying active and involved enhances your “encore years”.

Our licensed instructors offer evidence based programs for improved strength, flexibility and balance. 

There will be new classes starting soon. Check back or watch for the schedule in the next issue of Berks Encore News.

 

How about trying a virtual fitness class!?!

Berks Encore has teamed up with some of our instructors to provide virtual exercise classes for those of you that aren’t quite ready to come back to one of our community centers. The same classes you may have loved to do before March, you can do in the safety of your own home. Contact Andrea Gebely to register at 610-488-5770 or agebely@berksencore.org.

Tuesday @ 9 a.m.: Virtual Zumba Gold (beginning October 13) Instructor: Aida Behler. This class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance.

Wednesday @ 11 a.m. – Virtual FABS (beginning October 7) Instructor: Lynn & Tim Kreider, LJ’s Fitness. This class focuses on Flexibility, Aerobics, Balance and Strength using popular songs.

Friday @ 1 p.m. – Virtual Chair Zumba (beginning October 16) Instructor: Victoria Milillo. These classes are designed specifically for people with limited mobility, people with balance issues, and anyone who wants a great seated workout. Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility & balance.

To get the link to participate, contact Andrea at 610-488-5770 or agebely@berksencore.org

 

 

Staying at home??

Here are some more suggestions to stay active while you are staying at home.  Follow along as Kathy Roberts, Health & Wellness coordinator offers some suggestions to keep you moving. Her 30 minute Movement is Medicine videos were broadcast on BCTV and are available here. Follow along anytime you have 30 minutes.

April Balance program

May Strength program

June Movement is Medicine

July Dancing for Exercise

 

Each of our six centers offers a variety of fitness activities, opportunity for creativity and social interaction.  While the number of programs offered are limited now, the following is a list of activities that have been offered. Please check your preferred location for activities being offered during the pandemic. In addition, Berks Encore has partnered with area facilities to offer even more classes, including:

  • Aerobics
  • Billiards
  • Chair Yoga
  • Exercise Bike
  • Fitness Room
  • Line Dancing
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sit and Get Fit
  • Strength & Balance Training
  • Table Tennis
  • Tai Chi
  • Treadmill
  • Walking Clubs
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
Looking for a fitness program that’s right for you? Contact Berks Encore today