Fitness & Health
The inaugural event will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Road. People seeking to sell their art or crafts at the event must apply for a booth space by Nov. 1. Read on...
September is National Senior Center Month, which provides over 11,000 senior centers nationwide an opportunity to showcase their centers and promote a positive image on aging. This year's theme is "Strengthening Community Connections." Read on...
The Edina Police Department reminds residents about the importance of remaining cautious and informed to protect themselves from scams. Unfortunately, seniors are the most common victims. Read on...
Fitness classes and health programs have resumed in person. Tai Chi at Home is still available.
Registration is required for many classes and recommended for others. Unless otherwise listed:
- Register by calling 952-833-9570
Agility, Balance, Core Strength Class
The ABC class is part of the "Little Moves Big Result" series that is low-impact (no floor exercises) and is designed for the beginner- to intermediate-level senior. This is a 45-minute class taught by Christy Zilka, a certified personal trainer specializing in Senior Fitness. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring water. Silver Sneakers and Silver and Fit members are encouraged to attend; class cost could be waived once verified. Cost is $15 per session and pre-registration is required.
- Session 1 - Tuesdays and Thursdays; June 7-23 (No class June 14); 2:15-3 p.m.
- Session 2 - Tuesdays and Thursdays; June 7-23 (No class June 14); 3:15-4 p.m.
Mobility, Strength & Memory Class
Choose to slow your sensory, motor and cognitive changes through seated or standing exercise. Retain (or even regain!) mobility, strength and brain health essential for activities of daily living and activities you dearly love. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Cost is $30 per session and pre-registration is required.
- Mondays and Wednesdays; June 6-29; 2:15 p.m.
Gentle Yoga Classes
Join us for gentle yoga warmup exercises and poses, along with easy meditation and relaxation practices that reduce stress. We’ll work on the whole body, improving flexibility, strength, balance and range of motion. Bring a mat.
Option 1: Half-Class – Gentle Standing and Chair Yoga (No floor exercises)
- Tuesdays; June 7-Aug. 2; 10-10:45 a.m. Cost: $72
Option 2: Full Class - Gentle Yoga (Includes floor exercises)
- Tuesdays; June 7-Aug. 2; 10-11:15 a.m. Cost: $88
The ABCs of T'ai Chi Chuan
Together we’ll practice a gentle yet effective head-to-toe warm-up; simple Qigong exercises to stimulate the flow of energy; a restorative meditation done standing or sitting; and a slow-moving sequence of classical postures that promote balance, ease of movement, circulation and strength. Instructor: Spencer Chandler
- Thursdays; June 2-23; 10:30-11:45 a.m. Cost: $20/session or drop-in rate of $5 per class
Tai Chi at Home
Instructor Spencer Chandler offers a free, simple daily tai chi lesson weekdays from 9:05 to 9:50 a.m. No prior knowledge, skill or equipment needed. Participate as often as you wish.
Register here to receive the link to the class.
Fitness Classes at Home by Christy Zilka
Join Christy Zilka as she teaches ABC and Little Moves, Big Results, the same fitness classes usually offered at the Edina Senior Center.
ABC at Home
- Watch anytime online via YouTube. View the playlist here.
Little Moves, Big Results
- Stream Episode 1 via YouTube.
- Find more episodes on the video playlist (scroll to the bottom; Little Moves classes are listed after the ABC ones).
Never tried a class before? Start with Learn the Basics: