• Senior students partaking in a water aerobic class

Senior Wellness and Fitness Classes

Enjoy specially designed classes that will invigorate your body and sense of self.

Individuals over 60 never pay tuition only fees!

Aqua Fitness
Learn to perform low impact activities, improve the cardio-respiratory, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility. This class is also offered for credit as PEAQ 106. 

Aqua Zumba
Experience this specialty fitness course for beginners and active older adults that integrates Zumba Gold program with a traditional aqua fitness discipline. Combines low-impact aerobics exercises and body toning to music at a slower more exaggerated pace in the water; a safe, challenging, fun, water-based workout.

Caregiving 101: Fundamentals of Caregiving
Gain information and strategies to help with one of life's most difficult roles; caring for a loved one. Learn how to make sure the needs of the caregiver are being met, what you need to know about insurance, advance care planning, resources, levels of care, and coping with the stress of giving care.

Chair Yoga
Explore this modified version of the practice of Yoga.  Designed for those with physical limitations which prevent them from being able to practice Yoga the conventional way.  Learn Yoga breathing techniques, as well as sitting postures to reduce stress and anxiety and to promote relaxation.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring water.

Cooking with Fresh Herbs and Exciting Spices     
Learn how to purchase and use fresh herbs and spices to enhance the flavors of several dishes, such recipes as Carrot Ginger Tumeric Souffle and Roast Chicken with thyme and rosemary. All recipes are provided. Materials cost of $30 due at the first class.

Integral Hatha Yoga
Experience the benefits of having a serene mind, harmonious spirit and a powerfully healthy body. Integrate all parts of your being for inner balance and tranquility. Each yoga pose, breathing and meditation will increase flexibility, strength, stamina and confidence. Yoga (sticky) mat required. 

Interval Aqua Aerobics

Increase fat-burning capacity with this training. Includes six to nine interval cycles each consisting of a combination of low intensity water exercises and one high intensity set with a brief rest between cycles.

Interval Aqua Aerobics
Increase your physical fitness level through the use of aqua interval training which facilitates high energy expenditure and can increase fat burning. Consists of low-intensity water exercises and one high-intensity set.  Warm-up and stretch then proceed through six to nine interval cycles, each followed by a brief rest before beginning the next cycle; relaxation and cool-down follow. 

Lap Swim Program
Practice your swim strokes or exercise at your own pace. Join other proficient swimmers and utilize CCBC's aqua fitness equipment (fins, kickboards, swim buoy, etc.) to improve your overall fitness levels. Lifeguard on-duty, but no instructor assigned for this class. Must be able to swim 50 yards with good form and may need to share the lanes. Lockers and showers available. Bring a lock, flip flops, goggles and towel. Swim caps optional. Student registered for Lap Swim can use the pool during "Open Swim"; see schedule for dates and times.

Meditation for Seniors  
Learn to use and practice mindfulness mediation. Increase personal ease, reduce stress with techniques that include breathing, body scan, sitting and walking meditation, mindful listening and breaking from automatic responses.

Continuing Meditation Practices for Seniors  
Learn additional methods and ways to improve and enrich the practice of meditation. Spend time honing your skills, examining stress factors that inhibit your meditation, and becoming more aware of experiences that affect your meditation. All are welcome.

Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults     
Learn the risk factors/warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among older adults. You will not learn to diagnose or provide treatment, but will learn how to develop a five-step action plan and locate resources that support someone who's experiencing mental or emotional crisis. Participant instruction manual is included.


Water Aerobics   
Perform these water exercises at the shallow end of the pool using the resistance of the water force as the weight. You don't need to swim or get your head wet.

Water Aerobics  
Experience water exercises in the shallow end of the pool. You do not need to be a swimmer or get your head wet because all of the exercises are performed in a resistance style using the water force as the weight. Perfect for people who dislike jogging or other activities but want to stay in shape.

Water Aerobics Intermediate/Advanced  
Build upon an established aerobics base to improve physical skills. Includes warm-up and cool-down sessions, flexibility and upper and lower body strength movements. Learn guided self-monitoring, relaxation and suspended motion exercises.

Yoga Therapeutics for Seniors 
Learn the ways that yoga can help improve your wellbeing and gain techniques for deep relaxation and mental clarity. This practice can be beneficial for those with acute and chronic conditions. Bring a yoga (sticky) mat and wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Yoga Therapeutics for Seniors  
Learn how these practices can improve flexibility and help develop/regain muscle and bone strength. Gain techniques for deep relaxation and mental clarity.