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There's a lot of fitness and swim opportunities at Juniper and Larkspur. Come for a tour or orientation to learn more. Learn more about a Larkspur Tour.

Get moving and feel great! We have specific, Therapeutic Fitness classes for older adults that are designed for those with limited mobility and centered on staying active and independent. Seated and standing exercises that work all major muscles and joints are specifically selected to enhance independent living skills, aimed to ease performing activities of daily living.

Locations: Juniper Swim & Fitness Center

Fees & Passes: Multi-facility swim and fitness fees, passes and discounts available.

Note: During inclement weather or poor air quality, be sure to check schedules regularly for possible cancellations or location changes.

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Classes for all ages and abilities

Specialized Fitness Classes for Older Adults

Focused fitness and wellness classes to address the specific needs of the adults over 50 and/or those with challenging health conditions. We offer a range of specialized fitness classes for older adults, including: Stand Tall – Don’t Fall; Strong and Supple Feet; and Seated Yoga.

Class Etiquette

In group exercise, like all social settings, common courtesy calls for sensitivity to others. Please follow these etiquette guidelines when participating in group exercise classes.

  • Enter on time or a bit early. The warm up is a key component of class and we don’t want you to miss out on it!
  • Avoid wearing heavy scents and perfumes.
  • Shower and launder clothing before class.
  • No chewing gum.
  • Place cell phones and beepers in the off position.
  • Avoid smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol before class.
  • Keep class conversation to a minimum – this demonstration of respect to your instructor and fellow classmates provides an opportunity for all to hear the instructor’s direction and flow through the workout.
  • Be courteous to your fellow classmates.
  • Be ready to adjust your space for others.
  • Be sure that your, um, private parts are appropriately covered.

Check with your physician before beginning any exercise program. If you have any medical considerations (recent surgeries, knee, neck or back problems, etc.), be sure to inform your teacher beforehand. Please note that instructors may use both physical assists as well as verbal cues to help students attain proper form, alignment and position. Please notify the instructor before class begins if you do not want to be touched. You are encouraged to bring and drink water throughout your workout. Thank you for attending and enjoy your workout!

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Therapeutic Fitness

Drop-In Therapeutic Fitness Classes

Therapeutic fitness classes simulate common movements to emphasize core stability and the various muscles in your upper and lowerbody used for  stability. This classes work to improve strength, flexibility and balance. These classes are perfect for everyone, and especially useful for those recovering from an injury, just getting into fitness and older adults.

Moving to Music: An Arthritis Exercise Program | BSC A lively, fun chair exercise class with upbeat, varied music to help you move more freely and without pain. Taught by certified Arthritis instructors.  This program is offered at the Bend Senior Center.

Deep/Shallow | JSFC Water provides a safe and effective way to maintain or improve your fitness level without jarring your joints. Fun, active class with your choice of shallow or deep water. Connect with others and make new friends in this program geared towards those 50-plus. This program is offered at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center.

Mobility Thru Water | JSFC Consists of a series of gentle exercises which focus on improving strength, flexibility, balance, range of motion and cardiovascular fitness in a friendly, supportive social setting. Designed by the Arthritis Foundation, this is a great program for people with arthritis and chronic conditions. This program is offered at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center.

Registration Therapeutic Fitness Classes

In addition to these regularly-scheduled drop-in classes above, we also offer specialty classes seasonally, such as Stand Tall, Don't Fall, Yoga for a Healthy Back and Stong and Supple Feet. Learn more, see current offerings.

Therapeutic Next Step Programs

Safely move beyond physical therapy and take the next step to recovery. Both water and/or land exercise programs can be developed to meet your needs. Our specialists will work with you to build up your body’s function after rehab. Through both land and water exercises, those affected by medical considerations can improve fitness, prevent subsequent health complications, and look forward to a better tomorrow. The following classes require a one-time assessment before starting. Learn more, see current offerings.

Fee: $75

Backhab | JSFC Water provides a great environment to move without pain. Strengthen back muscles and increase mobility through core stabilization and flexibility. A program will be specifically designed for you. This program is offered at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center.

Stroke & Individualized Water Fitness | JSFC Have you completed your physical therapy and want to continue your recovery? Our program will help you make the next step. A program will be specifically designed for you. This program is offered at Juniper Swim & Fitness Center.

Ready to learn more? Call (541) 389-7665 to schedule an appointment.

Fitness through health plans? Ask us how!

There is a low-cost or no-cost fitness pass option for insurance-reimbursed fitness programs, including:

New, starting Sept. 1, 2022

  • Active & Fit Enterprise
  • Active & Fit Direct
  • Existing Programs

  • Silver & Fit
  • AARP Renew Active
  • Eligible programs will include unlimited access to BPRD fitness centers, virtual fitness classes, lap swimming and drop-in fitness classes, including water fitness classes and workout-on-your-own sessions.

    How to renew Medicare/employee health benefit-reimbursed passes:

    The Medicare Open Enrollment Period also known as the Annual Election Period (AEP) for Medicare health and prescription drug plans happens only once per year.

    Medicare Advantage plans offer additional benefits not covered by Original Medicare. Plan options may include coverage for prescription drugs, dental, vision, hearing, fitness and more.

    During Medicare open enrollment, sometimes called the Medicare annual enrollment, you can change Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D plans, including changing your coverage, switching between plan types and adding prescription drug benefits.

    Enrollment for Medicare enrollees who want to make changes to their coverage happens every fall between October 15 and December 7th. Any changes you make during the 2022 Medicare enrollment period will affect your 2023 Medicare plan, beginning January 1, 2023.

    Anyone renewing or enrolling in a new insurance-reimbursed fitness passes for the first time, must fill out and return this form. You will need to confirm your eligibility with your provider and ask for an eligibility/fitness number to complete enrollment. Complete and return the PDF, or fill out the online form below.

    If you are eligible and once you have your eligibility/fitness number, complete your enrollment form by either:

    • Completing an electronic form at: www.bendparksandrec.org/medicareform.
    • Print the PDF enrollment form and either mail or hand deliver the completed form to customer service at:
      • Larkspur Community Center - Home of the Bend Senior Center, 1600 SE Reed Market Road
      • Juniper Swim & Fitness Center, 800 NE 6th Street
      • BPRD District Office, 799 SW Columbia Street

    If the form is filled out with all accurate and all pertinent information, your facility pass will be activated within 3 – 4 business days and will be notified via email.

    Questions? Contact customer service by email, info@bendparksandrec.org, phone, at (541) 389-7275. Customer service hours are listed below.