Health & Wellness
Meet the Health & Wellness Coordinator
Lisa Jones, (pictured at left with her beagles) a native Cape Codder with over 35 years in the fitness field. Lisa is a certified group exercise instructor in several areas of fitness, including water aerobics, spinning, senior fitness, step aerobics, kick boxing, yoga and more. Ask her what she teaches and she’ll say, “just about everything.” She prides herself in organizing dynamic fitness programs and activities that emphasize safety, form and fun.
Lisa is also a certified personal trainer and a former health club owner who has spent her entire adult life helping people of all ages reach their fitness goals through her mind/body approach to wellness. Her degree in psychology, in combination with her long career in fitness training, enables her to create programs designed to help not only your body but also your mind.
As a proud mother of four children, Lisa always has a funny story to share about them. She’s a “people person,” so when you see her around the Village Center, please introduce yourself and welcome her to Southport.
Fitness Schedule and Descriptions
MOST CLASSES ARE HELD IN THE BALLROOM, BUT ROOM ASSIGNMENTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CHECK THE WEEK AT A GLANCE CALENDARS OUTSIDE MOST ROOMS OR SIGNAGE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.
Please click on the link below for an updated schedule
Fitness NewHealth & Wellness Our committee will hold a 50/50 Raffle at all fitness classes during Alzheimer’s Awareness Week, June 17 – 22. Tickets are $1/each or 6/$5. Please buy tickets before or after your classes and support this worthy cause. Thanks, Barbara O’Brien
Below you’ll find descriptions of the newest classes. Please check out the updated Fitness Schedule with Descriptions; the link is included in a post above.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:45 – 10:15
Monday & Wednesday
11:15 – 11:45
30 minute nonimpact cardio class. Great cardiovascular & endurance building class. Easily modifiable for beginners to advanced residents.
Fridays at 9:00
Latin inspired dance fitness class. A great aerobic workout with lots of fun!
Tone & Core
A 30 minute class focusing on core strength and more advance strength training. Exercises may be conducted on the floor.
Butts & Guts
Tuesday & Thursday 11:00
25-30 minutes of targeted abdominal work with additional gluteous strengthening. Balance balls & other tools are used and exercisers are required to get on the floor.
Strength & Stretch
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10:15
Due to the popularity of our Monday, Wednesday & Friday “Strength and Stretch” classes, we have added a Tuesday & Thursday class. This class is designed to accommodate the individual skill levels of all residents and it is safe to participate in as often as you like. The Instructor will add modifications for those who want to work harder and vice versa. Come check it out!
Easy Does It
Tuesday and Thursday 11:30
Designed for beginners or those needing a more gentle fitness routine. No getting on the floor, no pressure! 30 minute class.
Fitness Evaluation and Equipment Orientation
Each resident may receive a complimentary fitness evaluation and an orientation to the fitness equipment. Learn how to use our equipment to best effect to achieve your personal goals . To make an appointment, sign up on the clipboard on the counter in the Pool/Fitness lobby, call 508-477-9213 or email email@example.com.
Blood Pressure Clinic/Ask a Nurse
1st Friday of each month, 11:00 – 12:00, Barbershop
The Blood Pressure Clinic and Ask a Nurse will be held on the first Friday of each month in the Barbershop.
Participants use chairs for stability and balance. This class IS NOT for regular yoga class participants!! What you’ll need for class: Please wear comfortable clothes. A yoga mat is optional.
Benefits of yoga include:
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Improved fitness
- Improved balance, flexibility, range of motion and strength
- Management of chronic conditions including pain
- Increased feeling of well-being
From a satisfied resident: Yes! Let me say up front that no one in my family has touched their toes in three generations, and lately it’s been a challenge to retrieve golf balls from cups. So my wife encouraged me to try chair yoga with her. I’d made attempts at yoga years ago, all ending with major back pain. Knee problems kept me off floor mats and I assumed that yoga was not in my future.
Chair yoga, however, is a very different approach. Some movements are done sitting in a chair, some standing with the chair as a steadying prop. We are encouraged to do what works but to stop if it hurts. So far, no pain and lots of gain. There is an emphasis on breathing, which I am pretty good at already. I enthusiastically encourage other residents to try chair yoga and gain flexibility. Yoga pants are not required, just comfortable clothes, and the chairs are already provided. Bob Fulton
A high intensity, low impact dance/cardio/kick-boxing/strength and core program to upbeat contemporary music for all levels of experience and abilities. Torch fat, sculpt lean muscle and crush calories with this high intensity workout that mixes dance-based cardio with strength training. Fresh pulse-pounding music and body-blasting moves bring the intensity to transform your body, boost your mood and ignite your energy. Plan to stand and bring hand weights.
Health & Wellness Committee
The Health & Wellness Committee, the Activities Committee and the Events Committee have merged into the Southport Social Committee, Please join us for meetings on the second Thursday of every month at 2pm in the Arts & Craft Room.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30
Open to both Men & Women
Water eases the pressure on joints and provides resistance for muscle toning as well as cardiovascular exercise. Performed in the shallow and deep end of the pool, you may choose to remain in one or the other.