Exercise Classes

Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health, as exercise prevents or treats many diseases including diabetes, heart disease, and improves balance, fatigue, and overall fitness.

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We're offering 4 different evidence-based exercise classes beginning this fall. These classes have research evidence showing that participating in them will improve strength, balance, and fitness. These classes are offered by CJE SeniorLife’s Research Department through grants from the Administration for Community Living.

For any questions, contact Andy Rapoport, at andy.rapoport@cje.net or 773.508.1055.

Class Descriptions:

  • Healthy Moves is a series of strength and balance exercises. This program meets once a week for 8 weeks; each class is 30 minutes long. There are two versions of this class, and we offer multiple opportunities to take these classes each week-
    • Low Impact Healthy Moves has more chair-based and standing exercises and is good for people who want a less intense exercise program or are new to exercise.
    • High Impact Healthy Moves is a more intense version, geared for people who want a more challenging workout or those who have been exercising for a while.
  • Otago is an evidence-based strength and balance class, appropriate for a variety of fitness levels. It meets once a week for 8 weeks; each class is 30 minutes long. We offer multiple opportunities to take this class each week. Otago is offered specifically for members of the LGBTQ communities, or those living with HIV, as well as their friends and allies.
  • Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) is an evidence-based strength, balance and fitness program, which meets for 12 weeks (4 sessions/week, 30 minutes/session).
  • Tai Chi for arthritis & falls prevention (all levels) meets for 45-60 minutes, 2x/week for 8 weeks - helping with balance, joint pain, walking, and stress. We offer multiple opportunities to take this class each week.

Class Schedule:

  • Mondays 10:30-11:00 am CT: Low Impact Healthy Moves (Starts October 10th, for 8 weeks)
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 12:15-12:45 pm CT: SAIL (Starts October 10th, for 12 weeks)
  • Mondays 3:00-3:30 pm CT: High Impact Healthy Moves (Starts October 10th, for 8 weeks)
  • Tuesdays 11:00-11:30 am CT: Otago - specifically for members of the LGBTQ and/or HIV communities (Starts October 11th, for 8 weeks)
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00 am-12:00 pm CT: Tai Chi - All Levels (Starts September 13th, for 8 weeks)
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 pm-6:45 pm CT: Tai Chi - All Levels (Starts September 13th, for 8 weeks)
  • Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 am CT: Low Impact Healthy Moves (Starts October 12th, for 8 weeks)
  • Wednesdays 3:00-3:30 pm CT: High Impact Healthy Moves (Starts October 12th, for 8 weeks)
  • Fridays 10:30-11:00 am CT: Low Impact Healthy Moves (Starts October 14th, for 8 weeks)
  • Fridays 12:15-12:45 pm CT: High Impact Healthy Moves (Starts October 14th, for 8 weeks)
  • Fridays 3:00-3:30 pm CT: Otago - specifically for members of the LGBTQ and/or HIV communities (Starts October 14th, for 8 weeks)