Chintamani Kansas, Fitness Instructor
Yoga: Yoga is a great way to work on your flexibility and strength. Just about everyone can do it, too — it’s not just for people who can touch their toes or want to meditate. Some types of yoga are about relaxation. In others, you move more. Yoga builds muscle and bone, improves balance, and has particular benefits for flexibility and well-being.
Chair Yoga: Chair yoga is excellent for people who don’t wish to get down on the floor, or for venues where using mats is not possible. Most Chair classes involve some standing postures, keeping a hand on the chair for balance, as well as stretches and strengthening exercises while seated.
Pilates: Joseph Pilates invented this method of controlled movements to create a strength-training workout. Pilates emphasizes alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. Much of the Pilates workout takes place on a mat, similar to yoga, but also incorporates standing, sitting and other movements. Pilates sometimes includes weights, exercise bands and other fitness tools.
Pilates for Buff Bones®: Pilates for Buff Bones is a research-based, medically-endorsed full Pilates workout engaging enough to keep anyone focused, yet safe for those diagnosed with bone density issues. Excellent for preventing bone loss as well.
Chair Pilates: Chair Pilates adapts Pilates exercises to be performed in a chair. Exercise bands and weights can be used, as well as arm and leg lifts to strengthen core. Some movements can be done standing, holding the chair for balance.
Zumba: Zumba combines Latin and Pop Music and Moves into a fun group dance experience. If you like to shake your hips, stomp your feet and work up a sweat in a room full of friends, you are going to love Zumba. Zumba is an Aerobic Activity. Aerobic dance improves balance, coordination, strength, cardiovascular health, and builds bone and muscles.
Zumba Gold: Zumba Gold is a less vigorous form of classic Zumba, which is safe for people with injuries, older adults, and anyone who simply doesn’t want to work so intensely. Zumba Gold provides all the same benefits as classic Zumba, and adds an extra portion on balance.
Chair Zumba: Some people with injuries or less stamina prefer Chair Zumba. Chair Zumba may include only part of the hour seated, or it may be performed in the chair for the duration. While there will be less bone-building benefits while seated, Chair Zumba still strengthens muscles, particularly “core muscles” and improves circulation, coordination and well-being.
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