Fitness

Buy the Fitness Pass and come to any class you want, whenever you want!

The pass covers you for any 20 sessions of exercise classes.  Use the same pass for any class and purchase a new pass when yours is filled up.  With the Fitness Pass, you don’t have to worry about missing classes due to illness, doctor appointments, vacation, etc.  We hope it encourages you to try something new!

Try a class for free!

At MSHL, we want you to find the class that best suites you and your needs.  To help you find what exercise class will work best for you, MSHL encourages you to try one session of each of our classes on us! 

That’s right, try it free of charge, even if you already have a Fitness Pass.  The first time you try a new class, it is free to you.

Exercise Room

Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

One of the perks of being an MSHL member is the use of our exercise room.  We have treadmills, bicycles, an elliptical, a stair stepper, a cardio glide, and a recumbent bike, along with some free weights. 

To use the exercise room, you must have your membership and a current medical release form on file with us.  Pick up the form at the senior center or click the button below.

Enhance Fitness

Enhance Fitness is an evidence-based exercise program designed, studied, and proven effective at improving overall functional fitness and well-beling.  It is geared toward older adults (although all are welcome) and can be done standing up or sitting down.  MSHL has four certified fitness instructors focusing on cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, flexibility and balance training.  All of the movements are designed to accommodate mobility limitations while providing an excellent “whole body” work-out.

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Instructors: Jennifer Michalak

Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Instructors:  Beverly Robinson

Tai Chi

Beginning as a Chinese Martial Art, Tai Chi is commonly referred to as “moving meditation.” Tai chi requires no special clothing, shoes or equipment; it can be done almost anywhere; it’s slow, relaxed, and fluid movements are less stressful on aging joints and muscles; and a great place to meet new friends.

Most important, though, are the physical and mental benefits that this exercise can provide. Medical research shows Tai Chi addresses chronic pain and loss of balance. Some studies even show that tai chi can increase flexibility, promote cardiovascular fitness, increase bone density, lower blood pressure and increase aerobic capacity.

Give it a try!

Wednesdays at 10 – 11 a.m. 

Instructors: John and Natalie Kornowski

Yoga

As we get older, muscles tend to stiffen, our joints lose their range of motion and we become more susceptible to chronic problems such as osteoporosis, arthritis and heart disease. Yoga can help slow down the effects of the ageing process by maintaining muscle softness and flexibility, keeping the mind alert and awake, encouraging relaxation and strengthening muscles and joints. Its multi-pronged approach can encourage the body, mind and spirit to remain healthy and strong while reducing the effects of many age-related issues.

This class will adapt to the needs of its students, starting most participants in a chair and targeting what you need most.  This is not a “sweat it out” kind of class, but you will feel the stretches push you and see the benefits as you progress.

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Instructor: Janea LeBar