A commitment to wellness and fitness is fundamental at Charter House
Charter House gives me the opportunity to live well!
We look at wellness as part of everything we do from the programs we offer to the services we provide. Wellness is the combination of many factors that strengthen and enhance the mind, body and spirit and involves the whole human person and lifestyle options.
The benefits of physical activity is vitally important to increase length of life while improving quality of life.
The Fitness Center, located on the fifth floor is a hub of activities ranging from wellness and group exercise classes to one-on-one consultations with our fitness staff. Group classes and individual workouts are designed to build muscular strength, enhance balance and flexibility, and improve cardiovascular health.
The fitness staff assist residents with the development of an appropriate personal fitness program. The program includes a Fitness Assessment, Consultation, and Equipment Orientation. Ongoing programming consists of daily group exercise classes and open access to the fitness equipment.
You can also enjoy activities such as:
- Trail or Mall Walks
- Yoga Sessions
- Seasonal Fun
- Fitness Parties
- Lawn Games
- Personal Training (an exercise created specifically for you)
Fitness Class Descriptions: Classes are designated by level
Seated Stretch is all seated, consisting of relaxing stretches. (Level 1)
Functional Strength is a mostly seated class, with short periods of supported standing (optional). (Level 1)
Functional Strength has both seated and standing movements, for those that have some balance concerns or physical limitations. (Level 2)
Functional Strength is vigorous, with a wide range of exercises to challenge the whole body. (Level 3)
Balance Ball Basics features the balance ball to strengthen the core, improve balance, and relaxation! (Level 3)
Early Aerobics combines kickboxing and aerobic moves to enhance cardiovascular endurance, coordination and balance. (Level 3)
Perfect Balance focuses on posture and proper alignment while strengthening the leg and core muscles—a great combination to improve balance. (Level 2)
Yoga improves breathing, joint range of motion, flexibility, and connection to one's body. (All Levels)