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. 

We have started offering some of our popular Health & Wellness classes. Please call the phone number listed for more information and to register.  Below is a list of the current programs being offered.

 

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain – this program helps people with chronic pain to better manage their symptoms and the challenges of living with chronic pain.  This is a self directed program where the participant commits to a one-hour telephone conference call each week for 7 weeks. Workbook included. Thursdays 9/10/2020 – 10/22/2020. To register call Martha Sitler 610-374-3195 ext. 224 or email msitler@berksencore.org

Walk with Ease – a program created by the Arthritis Foundation to help people affected by joint, bone and muscle pain to find ways to exercise safely and comfortably. Stretch and walk at your own pace, with the group. Class meets 3 days a week for 6 weeks. Located at the new Berks Encore Douglassville Center, 2144 Weavertown Rd., Douglassville. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:30-10:30 a.m. October 2 – November 11. Call Kathy at 610-374-3195 ext. 230 or kroberts@berksencore.org.

Walk with Ease – Self-directed exercise program, with workbook and weekly email messages.  Participants stretch and walk on their own 3 days a week for 6 weeks. Mondays, October 5 – November 13. Register with Martha Sitler 610-374-3195 ext. 224 or email msitler@berksencore.org.

Living Well With Diabetes – This class helps individuals with diabetes take charge in the management of the disease and their overall health. This group class will meet at the Spring Township Municipal Building, 2850 Windmill Rd., Sinking Spring. Wednesdays 1:00-3:30 p.m.,  October 14 – November 18. To register, call Kathy 610-374-3195 ext. 230 or kroberts@berksencore.org.

Healthy Steps in Motion – A fall prevention exercise class designed to build body strength, increase flexibility, improve balance and reduce the risks of falls. At this time our current classes are full. For more information or to get on the list for future classes,  contact instructor Kathy Roberts 610-374-3195 ext. 230 or kroberts@berksencore.org.

These programs are free to anyone age 60+ but class sizes are limited, so registration is required.

 

Staying at home??

To stay active, you can follow along as Kathy Roberts, Health & Wellness coordinator offers some suggestions to keep you moving during the shutdown. Her 30 minute Movement is Medicine videos were broadcast on BCTV and are available here:

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
  • Bingo
  • Chair Yoga
  • Computer Training
  • Crafts
  • Exercise Bike
  • Fitness Room
  • Line Dancing
  • Movie Days
  • Music Programs
  • Pound Class
  • 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