Oak Park Arms
Tai Chi for Seniors

Fitness Programs for Seniors

Oak Park Arms

The Oak Park Arms supports and promotes active and healthy senior living. Residents enjoy a convenient on-site fitness center, twice daily fitness and exercise classes and an ongoing educational health series titled, “Quality of Life.”

Health and Fitness Center

  • Treadmills
  • Recumbent and upright bikes
  • Elliptical machine
  • More than a dozen resistance machines for strength training
  • Pulley strengthening system

Fitness and Exercise Classes for Seniors

Mornings

Sit and Be Fit exercise class for seniors

Sit & Be Fit Exercise Class

  • Sit and Be Fit: 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
    Using a chair for support, participants do gentle exercises.
  • Chair Yoga and Meditation: 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays
    The class focuses on gentle stretches sitting or standing and using a chair for support. Yoga postures and breathing techniques are combined which maximizes relaxation and stillness.
  • Walk and Roll: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays
    Oak Park Arms residents, volunteers and members of the community walk outdoors and enjoy exercise while socializing.
  • Fall Prevention: 9:30 a.m. Thursdays
    Using free weights and bands, participants improve muscle strength and balance.

Afternoons

  • Walk and Roll: 5 p.m. Mondays
    Oak Park Arms residents, volunteers and members of the community walk outdoors and enjoy exercise while socializing.
  • Happy Body Workshop: 1 p.m. Tuesdays
    The class employs extension exercises focusing on lengthening the spine and loosening and relaxing major joints.
  • Yoga for Everyone: 1 p.m. Wednesdays
    Participants stand or sit in Yoga postures while employing breathing techniques.
  • Tai Chi Level 1: 1 p.m. Thursdays
    Participants learn to move effectively, connect the breath and release energy as part of this slow martial art form which stimulates the nervous system.
  • Strength and Balance: 1 p.m. Fridays
    Techniques are taught which improve strength and balance and help prevents falls.