Otago

Looking to get stronger and more fit? Sign up for free Zoom-based Otago exercise classes here: https://tinyurl.com/otagoexercise

Otago is an evidence-based strength and balance group exercise class, offered free on Zoom. All of the exercises can be modified for different fitness levels. We offer Otago at three different times during the week. You can sign up for any or all of them-only your email address is required. Otago meets for 8 weeks, and each session is 30 minutes. You do not need to turn on your camera to participate, and no equipment is needed for class. You may join a session even after it has begun.

This class is offered specifically for members of the LGBTQ community, or those living with HIV, as well as their friends and allies.

Why should you participate?

  • Exercise improves your physical health: strength, endurance, and flexibility
  • People living with HIV may have conditions like neuropathy or fatigue that can be improved with exercise
  • Participating in exercise, especially in a group, improves mood and reduces depression and anxiety

Otago classes are offered at these times:

  • 11:00-11:30 am CT on Tuesdays (May 10 - June 28)
  • 4:30-5 pm CT on Wednesdays (May 11 - June 29)
  • 3-3:30 pm CT on Fridays (May 13 - July 1)

Questions? Contact Andy Rapoport: 773.508.1055 or andy.rapoport@cje.net

These evidence-based exercises programs are offered for free through CJE SeniorLife's Research Institute through a grant provided by the Administration for Community Living. For more information about CJE SeniorLife, visit www.cje.net.