The Monroe Center offers a spectrum of Health and Fitness programs with the idea of keeping people active and healthy. Our heart is in vital programming that keeps seniors well and independent. Join in and limber up! See the Social Programs or Events pages for days and times.
Movin' and Groovin' with Jo Lynn
Join us on Monday's and Wednesday's for "Exercise with Jo Lynn" - Movin' & Groovin'. 9:00am - 9:45am. Wheelchairs and Walkers are welcome!
Blood Sugar Testing -- Currently Suspended --
Done the first Monday of each month and the third Friday at 11:00 a.m. Sponsored by Magnum Care of Monroe.
Fridays at 10:00 am. Join this fun group to exercise your brain and learn ways to keep your brain healthy. New information and activities each week.
Blood Pressure Checks
- The second Friday of the month: Great Lakes Caring @ 10:00 a.m.
Watch for the new session ocming in April! Fifteen pounds in fifteen weeks - or fifteen weeks to fifteen minutes of exercise a day. Members of the group receive support, encouragement, and idea sharing. Led by Sandie Pierce.
Come and join the men and women who exercise with Lori Adams on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Lori is an awesome singer and brings lots of music and fun. She offers an excellent strategy for health and fitness! 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. Using chairs as balance aids, this class will get you circulating and keep you flexible. Move to music classics and groove to some new ones! $2 per class for members, $3 per class nonmembers.
Yoga and Chair Yoga
On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, Cheri leads the Chair Yoga class at 10:15 a.m. She will take you through a wonderful yoga routine.
Country and pop tunes come together in songs with a line dancing swing to keep you energized! Our large common area becomes a dance floor for advanced participants. Everyone is welcome! Mondays, 2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.. The class is currently looking for an instructor. Call (734) 241-0404 for information.
Exercise Room at the Center - Plus Personal Assistance
Barbara Ginther from Rehabilitation Specialist of Monroe provides assistance each Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. We have an updated exercise room for your personal exercise. Equipped with stationary bikes, recumbent bike, cardio-fit machines, scales, and treadmills. Come use these anytime weekdays 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends during center hours. Mondays and Wednesdays until 7:00 p.m. If you would like training on one of the machines, please see the front desk, or come on Tuesday mornings to work with Barb.
Join in the Chinese martial art that combines controlled movements with deep breathing. Tai Chi provides health benefits that include reducing stress, lessening chronic pain, and improving the immune system. An aerobic alternative, this exercise also has long-term cardiovascular benefits. In addition, balance and blood pressure often see improvement and bones are strengthened. Beginners Fridays at 12:00 p.m. Advanced at 12:30 p.m.
Come on the fourth Thursday of the month at 11 am, April through September for complimentary healthy meals and health education presentations sponsored by ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. This favorite event fills early, so reserve at (734) 241-0404.
- Monday and Wednesday
- 3:00 - 3:45
The Monroe Center offers an exercise class to help with improving our balance. Most of the exercises are done sitting down and are designed to help strengthen our core and increase flexibility in our ankles and wrists. Exercises are at your own pace and are fun. Why not be pro-active and join us?