Active Aging Programs For Ages 50+
Promoting active and healthy aging.
Underwritten by Aging Well, a program of St. David’s Foundation Community Fund.
During this time we we encourage you to stay home and stay well. We want to stay connected to you.
Several Active Aging classes are currently offered on BA LIVE, our Virtual LIVE STREAMING schedule or On-Demand (prerecorded videos) at low or NO cost. We hope you will join us online until we are back in the studio LIVE!
We encourage health and well-being and provide opportunities for adults to remain active and healthy through every stage of life.
- BETTER BALANCE & MOVEMENT
- At this timer we are offering this class online through On Demand class videos. Find out more about how you can take a class from your home.
- OSTEO-STRONG weekly workout for bone health at NO COST.
- WEIGHTS & RESISTANCE BAND workout at NO COST.
Weight-bearing Workout for Active Aging
Osteo-Strong | Low Impact Bone-Builder Workout
Offered at NO COST and now offered on our weekly class schedule which allows you the flexibility to start any time and come when you can!
Positive encouraging environment combined with safe weight-bearing make this an excellent weekly class. And it’s FREE!
A strong skeleton is just as important as a healthy heart. Bones form the frame that keeps our body from collapsing. Osteopenia and osteoporosis can happen as we get older, but we can prevent unnecessary bone loss, and even improve bone health with proper exercise and nutrition.
Not only does exercise improve your bone health, it also increases muscle strength, coordination, and balance, and leads to better overall health.
Simple and safe weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises you can do at home on a daily basis that will maintain bone density and help slow bone density loss.
Weights are used during class. (while virtual you can use cans of food!)
If you have health problems—such as heart trouble, high blood pressure, diabetes, or obesity—or if you are age 50 or older and have not been exercising, you may want to check with your doctor before you begin.
Instructor: Vicki Parsons, Butler Center for Dance & Fitness & Pilates Center Director and Certified Brain Health Trainer
Date & Time: Osteo-Strong is currently offered VIRTUALLY until in-studio classes resume. Join us for a FREE workout every Monday at 10:45 from your home!
CALL 512-501-8701 if you have questions or need assistance.
NO COST thanks to underwriting by Aging Well, a program of St. David’s Foundation Community Fund.
Better Balance for Active Aging
OFFERED AT NO COST
Don’t let a fall rob you of your independence! Discover the secrets to improving your balance and maintaining your mobility throughout life.
According to the CDC, every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls, making falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans. The good news is that many falls can be prevented.
This workshop will focus on promoting and maintaining balance, coordination, and posture through a series of simple and repetitive brain and muscle exercises. The goal of ongoing balance training is to teach your brain how to quickly activate the right muscles in your body at the right time to help keep you balanced and upright.
Beneficial to the older adult or those dealing with the effects of neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke.
Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend as well.
Call 512.501.8704 if you have questions.
Instructor: Vicki Parsons, Ballet Austin’s Butler Center for Dance & Fitness Director and Certified Brain health Trainer
Dates & Times: This workshop will return in-studio when it is safe to do so.
NO COST to enroll in the four-week workshop thanks to underwriting by Aging Well, a program of St. David’s Foundation Community Fund.
Brain Health Training Sessions
Exercise and physical activity have many health benefits as we age. Exercise that combines brain training with physical activity and cognitive challenges are increasingly beneficial in slowing down cognitive decline and improving cognitive function.
Studies show that older adults who take part in exercises and other activities which have both mental and physical demands have greater cognitive improvement than when doing exercises with only mental or physical demands.
The best way to keep your brain healthy is to integrate exercises into your workout routine that incorporates different parts of your brain.
During Brain training Sessions a physical exercise plan will include cognitive development, engaging the participant in dual-tasking. This type of brain training focuses on neuroplasticity, which is the brain’s ability to recognize and rebuild itself by forming new neural connections.
While it may sound very complicated, it is actually great fun!
Being able to combine physical activity with cognitive challenges is a great way to keep workouts interesting, fun, and highly effective
Through individualized programming that combines physical activity with cognitive challenges our Certified Brain Health Trainer keeps workouts interesting, fun, and effective.
Private Brain Training sessions are available.