Public Health Advisory

COVID-19 Operations for High/Orange Risk Level:
Parks and trails remain open.
Juniper Swim & Fitness Center: Open – swim reservations needed. Dry fitness activities temporarily closed.
Larkspur Community Center: Open – reservation only. Senior social activities closed.
The Pavilion: Closed for ice season. Roller begins April 12.
The Art Station: Open – registration needed.
Other facilities/offices: Closed.
Recreation programs offered.
Childcare and virtual classes continue.

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Juniper Swim and Fitness Center is open.

Larkspur Community Center is open by appointment.

What you need to know before attending:

Due to COVID-19 health guidelines, the following are not available: Older Adult-Specific Programming | Therapeutic Fitness Classes. Thank you for your understanding.

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. We also offer a wide-range of Fit4U classes, which are low-impact classes that work well for those just getting started in fitness and older adults.

Locations: Juniper Swim & Fitness Center

Fees & Passes: Single visit fee and Frequent User Monthly Pass available. Learn more about reservations and pricing.

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

How are we doing? Tell us what you think. Take the fitness survey.

Classes for all ages and abilities.

Fit4U Classes

Fit For You! Specially designed for those wanting a lower impact and light intensity workout as well as those ages 50+, 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!

See class descriptions and schedules.

Specialized Fitness Classes for Older Adults – not currently available

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.

Entry, Reservations & Other COVID-19 Related Updates

Facility Changes

Face Coverings
All visitors 5 years and older entering a BPRD facility must wear a face covering. The face coverings must cover the mouth and nose and must be worn at all times in all indoor spaces, including the covered 50-meter, Olympic pool area – except when swimming.

  • Face coverings are required when exercising indoors.
  • If a medical condition or disability prevents a person from wearing a face covering, let our staff know to consider an accommodation.
  • The Oregon Health Authority does not recommend wearing plastic face shields alone. While face shields can be very good at blocking droplets, they are not as good at stopping aerosols that can go around the shield. OHA recommends face shields only be used on a limited basis, for example when talking to someone who is deaf or hard of hearing and needs to read lips to communicate.
  • Clear face shields are strongly recommended for water exercise classes.
  • Please bring your own mask. A limited supply of disposable masks are available if you forget.

Face Covering Non-Compliance and Exclusions

Both your mouth and nose must be covered at all times except during swimming or water exercise (face shields are recommended during water exercise). If there is non-compliance, staff will provide a reminder, a warning and then exclusion for the day without a refund. This is for everyone’s health and safety. Thank you for wearing your face covering properly.
Learn more about OHA face covering requirements online: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-oha-face-coverings

Fitness Center
Fitness Center sessions are available in 80-minute increments throughout the day with a 10-minute cleaning/preparation transition between sessions. Group exercise class schedules are posted for individual registration.
If you have registered for a class/lap swim/workout on your own session, you are welcome to use the Fitness Center before or after your scheduled activity at no additional fee if space is available. The Fitness Center is open during all hours except for a midday cleaning closure from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Use of the Fitness Center is available via drop-in or reservations. A few details to know:

  • Advanced reservation is encouraged to ensure your space at a preferred time; however, drop-in use will be accommodated if space is available.
  • Credit or debit cards are preferred forms of payment for drop-in fee; however, cash will be accepted.

Group Exercise Rooms
All spaces have been evaluated to determine their occupancy while comfortably maintaining adequate physical distancing. Fitness Center equipment has been rearranged to provide adequate spacing. Fitness equipment has been spaced to exceed physical distancing standards with weights moved to the Fit Studio and cardio machines have been spaced out and will be rotated in and out of service. Group exercise rooms have floor markings to designate individual spaces. One-way traffic flow patterns have been established to minimize congestion and close contact.

Class Etiquette

In addition to etiquette guidelines, COVID-19 health guidelines and regulations apply.

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 passes through health plans? Ask us how.

Due to health and safety guidelines, some service may not be currently available.

You may be eligible to receive no-cost or low-cost fitness passes to Bend Senior Center and Juniper Swim & Fitness Center through your health plan.

One-in-five people 65 and older is eligible for a fitness benefit included in select Medicare Advantage health plans. The following plans are included:

  • Silver & Fit
  • SilverSneakers
  • AARP Renew Active/li>
  • United Health Plan - Oregon

One-in-five people 65 and older is eligible for a fitness benefit included in select Medicare Advantage health plans. The following plans are included:

  • Contact your health insurance provider to see if you are eligible and, if you are, ask for your eligibility number.
  • Get an enrollment form online at: bendparksandrec.org/medicare
 or at Bend Senior Center or Juniper.
  • Return your completed form to customer service for processing. Your fitness pass should be approved in 1 - 2 days.