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 5 different evidence-based exercise classes that have research evidence 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:

The Research Institute at CJE SeniorLife offers 5 different evidence-based exercise classes:

  • Healthy Moves is a series of 17 strength and balance exercises. This program meets 1 time per week for 8 weeks; each class is 30 minutes long. There are two versions of this class: Low Impact & High Impact. 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 of Healthy Moves and is geared for people who want a more challenging workout or those who have been exercising for a while. This may mean additional repetitions, speed, or weight options.
  • Otago is an evidence-based strength and balance class, appropriate for a variety of fitness levels. It meets 1 time per week for 8 weeks; each class is 30 minutes long. We offer multiple opportunities to take these classes each week. Otago is offered specifically for members of the LGBTQ community, 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 per week, 30 minutes each session). Performing exercises that improve strength, balance and fitness are the single most important activity that adults can do to stay active.
  • Bingocize® is a 10-week program (2 sessions per week, 60 minutes each). We offer multiple opportunities to take these classes each week. It combines a bingo-like game with exercise and health education. Research shows this program increases fitness, health knowledge, and social engagement.
  • Tai Chi for arthritis meets for 60 minutes, two times per week for eight weeks. Research shows this program helps with balance, joint pain, walking, and stress relief. Our class this session is for participants who are at an intermediate/advanced level.


Class Schedule:

  • Low Impact Healthy Moves (Mondays, May 9 - June 27): 10:30-11 am CT
  • High Impact Healthy Moves (Mondays, May 9 - June 27): 3-3:30 pm CT
  • Otago - specifically for members of the LGBTQ and/or HIV communities (Tuesdays, May 10 - June 28): 11-11:30 am CT
  • Low Impact Healthy Moves (Wednesdays, May 11 - June 29): 10:30-11 am CT
  • High Impact Healthy Moves (Wednesdays, May 11 - June 29): 3-3:30 pm CT
  • Otago - specifically for members of the LGBTQ and/or HIV communities (Wednesdays, May 11 - June 29): 4:30-5 pm CT
  • Low Impact Healthy Moves (Fridays, May 13 - July 1): 10:30-11 am CT
  • High Impact Healthy Moves (Fridays, May 13 - July 1): 12:15-12:45 pm CT
  • Otago - specifically for members of the LGBTQ and/or HIV communities (Fridays, May 13 - July 1): 3-3:30 pm CT
  • Bingocize (Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 30 - August 11): 9-10 am CT
  • Bingocize (Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 30 - August 11): 3-4 pm CT
  • Bingocize (Wednesdays & Fridays, June 1 - August 12): 9-10 am CT
  • SAIL (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, June 27 - September 15): 12:15-12:45 pm CT
  • Tai Chi - Intermediate/Advanced (Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 5 - August 25): 11 am-12 pm CT