Active Aging Classes & Workshops for 50+
Promoting active and healthy living throughout life
During this time we want to stay connected to you. Several of our Active aging classes are currently offered on our Virtual LIVE STREAMING schedule at low or NO cost. We hope you will join us online until we are back in the studio LIVE!
We encourage and support lifelong health and well-being and provide opportunities for adults to remain active and healthy through every stage of life. Our active aging classes include:
- BETTER BALANCE & MOVEMENT 4-week Workshops at NO COST.
- OSTEO-STRONG weekly workout for bone health at NO COST.
Additional classes are offered on a drop-in basis, making it convenient to get started and the flexibility allows you to come when you can:
- SILVER BALLET is a 45-minute class designed for those ages 50+ to enjoy a great ballet class!
- FELDENKRAIS® is offered on Fridays and is a wonderful ‘awareness through movement’ class.
- PILATES MAT classes are offered throughout the week and provide a great core workout at no impact.
SILVER PILATES is a Pilates Group Reformer Workout on Mondays at 1 p.m. for those with Pilates experience looking for the life-giving power of Pilates throughout life!
Ask about our Senior 10% discount for those age 60 and older.
Classes and workshops are held at Ballet Austin, 501 W. 3rd St in downtown Austin. If you need assistance please call 512.501.8704.
Better Balance for Active Aging
Better Balance & Movement Workshop
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 upright.
Excellent for people of all ages, but especially beneficial to the older adult or those dealing with the effects of neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. It can also be helpful for individuals recovering from injury, experiencing declines in vision, hearing, and muscle strength.
Everyone welcome! Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend as well.
Held at Ballet Austin, 501 W. 3rd St. Call 512.501.8704 if you have questions.
Instructor: Vicki Parsons, Ballet Austin’s Butler Center for Dance & Fitness Director
Dates & Times:
Check back for future dates. We will return to the studio when it’s safe to do so. We do offer Better balance workshops in our On Demand Video Library.
NO COST to enroll in the four-week workshop thanks to underwriting by Aging Well, a program of St. David’s Foundation Community Fund.
Weightbearing Workout for Active Aging
Osteo-Strong | Low Impact Bone-Builder Workout
Offered at NO COST and now offered on our weekly drop-in schedule which allows you the flexibility to start any time and come when you can!
Fun music 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.
This class focuses on learning simple and safe weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises you can do at work and home on a daily basis that will maintain bone density and help slow bone density loss.
Weights are used during class. A variety of weights are available.
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.
Held at Ballet Austin, 501 W. 3rd St. in downtown Austin
Instructor: Vicki Parsons, Butler Center for Dance & Fitness & Pilates Center Director
Date & Time: Osteo-Strong is currently offered VIRTUALLY until in-studio classes resume. Join us fro a FREE workout every Monday at 10:45 from your home!
- This is now offered on the drop-in class schedule at NO COST. Offered most Mondays at 9:45 a.m.
- START ANY TIME AND COME WHEN YOU CAN! Easy and flexible but the more you come the better for your bones!
- 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.
You may also be interested in Osteo-lates:
Ballet Austin’s Pilates Center offers a weekly drop-in Group Pilates Reformer class on Wednesdays at noon and Fridays at 1 p.m. – Osteo-lates | A Group Reformer Workout for Strong Bones & Better Movement. It will focus on strengthening bone, muscle, and joint health through a system of therapeutic Pilates exercises. Improve posture and feel better!
Ballet & Movement Classes for Active Aging
Ballet classes are offered on our drop-in class schedule at several levels. Ballet is an inviting workout alternative because it is gentle on the body and low impact.
Silver Ballet is a 45-minute class geared towards those age 55+ in a supportive and professional atmosphere.
Besides the fun of taking a class with other seniors, there are many benefits of ballet for senior adults.
- Better posture
- Improved memory
- Improved balance.
- Grace and coordination
This class is a must-try. Enjoy the company and promote physical and mental vitality!
While geared toward the 55+ adult we welcome others wanting this slower class level for only 45 minutes.
Dates & Times:
Check back for future dates.