Fitness Programs & Gym Facility

Instructor Led Fitness Classes For Ages 50+

LEARN HOW TO USE THE GYM EQUIPMENT

The instructions will be conducted by Tony Guarino, long time physical education instructor, coach and Director of Athletics. The classes will consist of a warm-up by stretching, safety measures while using the machines, and a nutritional diet handout. There will also be a hand-out of the different stretching exercises that we will be doing in class.  Participants should wear comfortable clothes and soft-soled shoes.  All participants please arrive about ten minutes early, as the class will start promptly at 3:00.  If you have any physical limitations let Tony know and he will set up an appropriate program for you. Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00.



Gym facility located at the Keene Senior Center

  • Treadmills
  • Bikes
  • Chest Press
  • Free Weights
  • Bench
  • Ellipticals

Open Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30PM

Yoga Programs

women exercising

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga practiced by sitting on a chair or by standing while using a chair for support. Like regular yoga, this exercise will improve balance, strength and flexibility. Lead by Betty Christiansen, a Certified Yoga Instructor. 

Mondays at 1:00 PM

Woman doing yoga

Yoga

Yoga is a gentle exercise that improves balance, flexibility and strength. Everyone is welcome. Bring your own mat or borrow one from the Center. Led by John Wall.

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 AM
 

woman unrolling yoga mat

Kripalu Yoga

This can be a challenging approach to yoga practice that emphasizes meditation and breath work and encourages inward focus and spiritual atunement. Basic Premis: Practicing Kripalu Yoga can initiate a gradual process of physical healing, psychological growth and spiritual awakening.   Led by John Wall. 

Mondays at 8:45AM

Other Exercise Programs

Age In Motion

Falls are the number one reason for hospitalizations and/or having to go to a nursing home in the senior population. Age in Motion is a gentle exercise program designed to help seniors maintain or increase balance and stability which, as we age, normally decreases.


AGE IN MOTION 2:

This is a little bit easier and is recommended for one who has not exercised recently.

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 AM 


AGE IN MOTION 1: 

A more advanced class, lead by Robin Blais.

Mondays & Fridays 10:00 AM

Qigong

Qigong is the mother to Tai Chi and the practice of aligning breath, movement and awareness of exercise. It is a gentle but powerful Eastern form of exercise with slow and simple movements that encourage the smooth flow of Qi (energy) and, when practiced regularly, promotes longevity, decreases pain, alleviates stress and increases balance, strength and flexibility. This program is lead by Ginette Groome. There is a $3 fee paid to the instructor. 

Wednesdays at 10:00 AM

Tai Chi

Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan is a slow constant movement that flows evenly from beginning to end.  The movements are gentle and relaxed and support better balance, joint flexibility and overall health.  This class will consist of a short form with new postures each day and a review of the previous ones learned.


Those already actively working on Tai Chi are welcome to come to the class. There will be some warm up exercises from Shaolin Temple Chi Kung.  Wear loose clothing and smooth soled shoes.


Individual physical or medical issues (chronic or recent) will be taken into consideration and accommodated to the best of the instructor’s skills. 

Richard Artese has lived in the Monadnock Region for 50 years.  Graduated from Franklin Pierce College, he has been a teacher of all ages from day-care through high school to elders in community education at Keene State College.  Currently a Social Worker at Maplewood of Cheshire County Nursing Home, he has been a practitioner of Tai Chi for 45 years and an instructor for 35.  For more information or to sign up, come by the Senior Center or call 352-5037.

Fridays at 8:45 AM

Senior Fitness Programs at the Keene Recreation Center

312 Washington Street, Keene, NH 03431

WALKING AT THE KEENE RECREATION CENTER

Walking is offered FREE to all Senior Center members. It is a safe and weather friendly environment for members to walk. Located at the Keene Recreation Center. 


Walking hours are Monday - Friday from 7-10:30 am. Call the Rec Center at 357-9829 for questions or further information.


PICKLE BALL AT THE REC
Pickle Ball is held Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9-11 AM. The fee is $2 a day or $30 for the year. This will be held outside at Jonathan Daniels School. On days with inclement weather, it will be held at the Recreation Center. We do have racquets here in case they do not have them. Please bring shoes to change into. Pickle Ball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Two, three, or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a waffle ball, over a net.


Call the Rec Center at 603-357-9829 with any questions.