SILVER SNEAKERS/SENIOR EXERCISE FOR 65+
SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is an innovative health, exercise and wellness program helping older adults live healthy, active lifestyles. Your membership is available to you at little or no cost through your health plan. The Silver Sneakers classes are "go at your own pace", which means YOU decide whether to sit or stand during exercises, and choose the intensity of your tools. Not only will Silver Sneakers improve your health, but it will also create great opportunities to get to know people and have tons of fun with our exclusive social events! Silver Sneakers Level 1 focuses on rebuilding and maintaining physical mobility as well as balance, eye-hand coordination, muscle strengthening, and rehabilitation. The Silver Sneakers Level 2 class, which will be coming to SiU soon, involves a larger cardio work-out component.
*We accept payment through Excellus, MVP, and Aetna
STRETCH AND STRENGTH
Stretch and Strength combines Pilates with standard dance stretches. It targets each muscle group and tones the muscle. Once you are warmed up, it is the best time to stretch out your tendons. If you want to get into shape but you also would like to take a structured dance class, then this is the class for you. The class is offered for dance students from 8-18, but can also be taken independently as a fitness class.
TUMBLING AND FITNESS
Tumbling and Fitness develops basic gymnastics skills such as tumbling, low-profile beam work (8 inches off the ground), and flexibility and conditioning exercises. The class uses contemporary dance music to incorporate rhythm into the exercise routine, developing young students' internal sense of rhythm. It is offered for students from 3-6.
Turbo Kick® is kickboxing with a twist. It combines kickboxing moves with some simple dance moves, all choreographed to high energy, motivating music to create a fat-blasting, challenging (in a good way!), and most importantly FUN total body workout. Turbo Kick® is a unique blend of intense intervals, strength/endurance training, and a relaxing cool down that is put together in a way that feels like a party and transforms your body! The combinations are easy to follow and the moves build on each other and can be modified to fit your needs, so ANYONE can do it!
*Special rate for SIU parents
Zumba® Fitness is a Latin-inspired cardio-dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere. While many of the types of dance and music featured in the program are Latin American inspired, classes can also contain everything from jazz to African beats, to country, to hip-hop and pop.