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
Functional Strength Classes are designed to improve your life: help you move better, feel stronger, have more energy, and improve your overall quality of life. Each class is 45 minutes in length, and combine range of motion, flexibility, muscle strength and endurance, coordination, and balance exercises to help you “function” better!
Classes are split into three levels:
Level 1 Functional Strength is a mostly seated class, with short periods of supported standing (optional). This class is for those who rely on a walking aid, experience notable physical limitations, or have balance concerns.
Level 2 Functional Strength is for those who do not rely on a walking aid but may have some physical limitations or balance concerns.
Level 3 Functional Strength is more vigorous, for those who are currently active and experience few physical limitations.
This class is immediately followed by Balance Ball Basics, a 10-minute “bonus”
segment to strengthen the core and improve balance while having some fun!
Level 1 Seated Stretch is an all-seated class that is beneficial for everyone, consisting of relaxing stretches for the entire body.
Level 2 Perfect Balance focuses on improving posture, correcting improper walking technique, and strengthening the leg muscles—a great combination to improve balance!
Level 3 Early Aerobics features classic aerobic exercises with some dance-based and kickboxing-style moves. While designed to build cardiovascular endurance, this class also aims to improve coordination and balance.
All Levels Yoga focuses on good breathing techniques, enhancing range of motion of joints, stretching the muscles, improving balance, and creating a better connection to one’s body.
All Levels Tai Chi focuses on deep breathing and slower, controlled movements. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this low-impact class promoting serenity through gentle, flowing motions that aid in improving balance, flexibility, and strength.