Bend Senior Center Weekly Fitness

Weekly Fitness Classes at the Bend Senior Center

Get moving and feel great with more than fifty fitness classes at the Bend Senior Center. With classes throughout the day and a variety of activities to choose from, there’s something for everyone.

Classes are available for both 50-plus and 18-plus. Classes are open to 18-plus before 8:30 am, after 4:00 pm and all day on Saturdays.

View the schedule below or download the weekly Fitness Schedule here:

  • December 2017 Weekly Fitness Schedule
  • To attend, simply come to the scheduled class – no registration required. Use your Senior Center Pass or a drop-in fee.
  • Note: During inclement weather, be sure to check online schedules regularly for possible cancellations or changes.
  • Read our group class etiquette guidelines.

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Fitness Programs

Fit For You! Specially designed for those wanting a low impact and light intensity workout as well as those ages 50-plus, these exercise classes offer something for every fitness level – from just starting out to a regular fitness enthusiast! Increase your mobility, strength, cardio endurance, flexibility and core stability. Not only will you improve and maintain your fitness, you’ll make friends and have fun!

Cardio Dance Fusion
This class is set to all genres of music. There are various formats of dance fitness. You don’t have to be a dancer to come and have fun!
Mondays, 8:45 – 9:45 am

Nia
A beautiful total-body class incorporating cardio movement to music from Jazz, Modern Dance, Yoga, Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do and more.
Wednesdays, 8:30 – 9:30 am & Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm

Bliss Dance Workout
A lively, engaging workout fusing various genres in one class! Groove to hip hop, jazz, Latin, modern, lyrical, Middle Eastern and more.
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Cardio Ball
 Light and low impact cardio and core conditioning integrating  balls and light weights.
Tuesdays, 8:45-9:45 am

Balance Essentials
 Combines Pilates, ballet barre, yoga, functional conditioning and circuit training, preparing you to excel in all kinds of exercise by improving strength,  balance, endurance and flexibility. It’s the full body workout!!
Wednesdays, 8:45 – 9:45 am

Better Balance Circuit Workout
This self-paced class is designed for active adults. Using weights, bands, balls, mats and your own body weight. Focusing on improving agility, strength, flexibility, and balance.
Mondays/Thursdays, 8:45 – 9:45 am

Orientation / Weight Training
These sessions are designed to give you the basic skills to use the new cardio and strength equipment safely and effectively.
Monday/Friday, 8:00 – 10:00 am
Saturday by appointment

Strength, Conditioning & Functional Fitness:

Barre Body
Take your Barre experience to a new level. This Ballet and Pilates influenced class offers efficient head to toe strength and toning for a long lean body without wasting a minute Focus on balance and posture.
Mondays/Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Beginning Barre
This class combines ballet conditioning, Pilates, and Yoga  to help strengthen, lengthen and tone your muscles. Class focuses on alignment and core strength. Improves balance, coordination, and posture.
Fridays 10:00-10:50 am

Group Circuit Training
Class conducted in group setting. Includes warmup, exercises for strength, flexibility, balance and cool down.
Mondays/Wednesdays 12:45 – 1:45 pm

Strength Tone & Mightier Bone
Participants will be guided through exercises to strengthen the core and back muscles, restore posture, enhance balance and practice good body mechanics with functional activities. The class will work with free hand weights and resistance bands. A plus for participants is that they will gain confidence and a sense of independence in applying these principles to their everyday activities.
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Stretch & Strength
Start your day out right with proper techniques of strength training and stretching. Using a variety of equipment such as bands, weighted balls, weights and body weight. Sustained stretching will be woven throughout the class.
Mondays-Fridays, 7:35 am  – 8:35 am

Strength & Conditioning
This class is designed to increase muscular strength while improving cardiovascular health. Class will help improve posture, range of motion, flexibility, balance, agility and eye and hand coordination.
Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays, 9:00 – 10:00 am

Functional Fitness
Use light weights, resistance bands and stability balls to strengthen all the major muscle groups in this total body conditioning class. Balance, core strength and flexibility are emphasized, with special attention given to proper form. Modifications can be given to accommodate any injuries or limitations.
Mondays/Thursdays, 10:15 – 11:15 am

Fitness Variety
 This class offers cardio, aerobic, muscle strengthening, flexibility and balance exercises aimed to enhance muscle and bone strength, balance, joint range of motion and mobility.
Mondays/Fridays, 8:45 – 9:45 am

Moving to Music – An Arthritis Exercise Program
Ages: 50 & up
Join us for a lively, fun chair exercise with an upbeat medley of varied music. Physical activity is the arthritis pain reliever! This evidence-based program works to keep people with arthritis and other chronic conditions moving more freely and without pain. The program also includes strength and balance segments. Take control – and build a better you. Led by an arthritis instructor.
Mondays/Thursdays, 10:15 – 11:15 am

Tai Chi & Qigong:

8 Movement Tai Chi
This gentle class uses slow, circular movements to exercise all the muscles of the body and improve range of motion of the joints. Tai Chi relies not on external physical strength, but rather internal awareness to generate a feeling of overall health and vitality. Class format is designed to meet the needs of students with joint considerations.
Mondays, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

24 Movement Tai Chi
For those wishing to further their practice of Tai Chi, learn a portion of the 24 Movement Yang Style Tai Chi. Improve your balance, quality of movement, health, vitality and well-being.
Tuesdays, 9:40-10:40 am
Fridays, 8:30 – 9:30 am

8/24 Movement
This class is designed for those that want to build on the 8 Movement form of Tai Chi as a bridge to 24 Movement. Both formats are stressed.
Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00 pm

Qigong- Silk Reeling
Slow, repetitive spiral movements utilizing the entire body. The function of silk reeling energy is to unify the body and connect the energy throughout the body, which makes it strong, fluid and accessible. !
Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 am

Yoga & Pilates:

 Yoga 101 
Learn to do foundational yoga poses correctly and safely with an emphasis on 1) anatomically informed alignment principles, 2) proper muscle action, 3) breathing technique, and 4) a meditative present moment awareness. All levels will benefit from this teaching.
W  5:30-6:30 pm

Yoga Fundamentals
Exploration of different styles of yoga. Each week we will focus on a specific type of yoga be it vinyasa flow, yin, restorative, relaxation, heart centered or therapeutics as well as use of proper alignment. All levels of experience welcome.
Tuesday/Thursdays, 10:15 – 11:15 am

Yoga Flow
This class will be focused on mindful, fluid movement guided by breath. Includes longer held stretches to release tension. Class is designed for beginner and intermediate levels. Yoga mats and a blanket are recommended and not provided.
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 pm

Guided Meditation
Start your yoga practice with a mediation session; bringing intention, presence and surrender.
Mondays, 4:10-4:25 pm

Hatha Yoga
Increase energy, flexibility, strength and stamina while toning and conditioning. Reduces stress and relaxes muscles. For beginner and intermediate levels.
Mondays/Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 pm

Seated Yoga
Practice is done seated in chairs or on a mat; using modifications for each pose. Emphasis is placed on breathing and relaxation.
Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:30-12:30 am

Restorative Yoga Flow
Begins with a slow Vinyasa Flow, then moves into a passive restorative practice.
Fridays, 8:45 – 9:45 am

Pilates Mat
Make the most of your “indoor” workouts. Pilates focuses on functional movements and on using the “powerhouse” of abdominal muscles, obliques and the body’s joint stabilizers effectively for healthy movement. Gain strength, flexibility and balance. Class is designed for beginner and intermediate levels, all ages of adulthood.
Mondays/Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 pm

Zumba:

Zumba 101
We will break down the Zumba steps and work on them one at a time. This class is designed for a slower pace and attention is given to each individual step so that you feel confident and boost your skill set.
M 4:30-530 pm

Zumba
A Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance moves. Fun and easy to follow, this class is for dancers as well as non-dancers!
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Zumba Gold
Zumba Gold targets the largest growing segment of the population: baby boomers. It takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant as well as those just starting their journey to a fit, healthy lifestyle. What stays the same are all the elements the Zumba Fitness Party is known for: zesty Latin music, easy-to-follow moves and an invigorating, party-like atmosphere.
Mondays, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 am
Thursdays, 9:00 – 10:00 am
Saturdays, 9:15 – 10:15 am