Fit Seniors

dumbbells, exercise balls, bands and tennis shoes.Check out these "at home" exercise and wellness options designed to help keep you fit and healthy. Exercise with your favorite OCDOA fitness instructor, and discover valuable tools for staying healthy at home or on the go. Try something new using easy to follow health and exercise guides, videos and live online classes. Watch for new health and exercise options being added all the time.

To see all that we have to offer, download the Current Senior Times (PDF).

Download a paper copy of our monthly Virtual Activity Calendar (PDF) including all of our videos, live classes and online programs. 

Register for classes online, search by title or activity code to get started today!

  1. Exercise at Home 
  2. Health and Safety at Home
  • Alicia’s Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class (Live) 
    This "virtual" Evidence-Based Program is designed to stretch and strengthen your entire body for maximum movement and endurance, this class is an excellent way to improve joint flexibility, muscular strength and toning. You will gain knowledge of beneficial movements that can be applied to daily living at home. Join us today!

    Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 11:00 AM

    Please download and import the following iCalendar (ics) files to your calendar system. Daily: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/upUtcOmrrz8qG9Ya5TPNzRmFEiebCkqigiK8/ics?icsToken=98tyKu6prjwqGdWRsBiFR7YcAo_Cc-nzmClfjfpknUrRMw5JUA7QE-tHMJF0AdHX

    Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71070314012?pwd=SmhBSDdiQUJ5VHdWMHg2eldHT3dzUT09

    Meeting ID: 710 7031 4012
    Password: ARfit2020

    Program supported in part by the Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Funds from NCDHHS - Aging and Adult Services.  As a consumer, you may make a voluntary contribution to this program. Contributions will be used to expand the program and are confidential.  Services will not be reduced or terminated for failure to contribute.

  • Balance Class with Charron Andrews, PT. (Video)  Charron offers the popular Balance Class at the Seymour Center and is a licensed physical therapist with nearly 30 years experience working with older adults.
  • Cabin Fever 10! (pdf) with Kyra Colson.  Kyra is the OCDOA Wellness Program intern and a Bachelor of Science major in Recreation Administration with a Concentration in Recreational Therapy.

  • Strengthen Your Core with Dianne Martin (Live). This is a free exercise class that meets on Wed and Fri at noon for 1/2 hour. The drill is as follows: a 2.5 minute aerobic warm-up, 10 minutes of light weights, 15 minutes of floor work, then 2 minutes of cool-down stretching.

    To Register: Please email dmartin@gwu.edu to register and receive the password for the Zoom sessions.

    Wednesday Exercise Class – Meeting ID: 179 967 239
    Topic: Live Wednesday Workout with Dianne
    Time: Every week on Wed, 12:00 noon, Eastern Time
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/179967239

    Meeting ID: 179 967 239
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    Friday Exercise Class – Meeting ID: 497 324 203
    Topic: Live Friday Workout with Dianne
    Time: Every week on Fri, 12:00 noon, Eastern Time
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://zoom.us/j/497324203

    Meeting ID: 497 324 203


  • Salli’s Senior Yoga and Breathing (Video). Salli Benedict has a Master’s Degree in Public Health, is a registered Yoga Teacher, NIA White Belt, Retired public health researcher and intervention specialist, as well as a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; ORDOA fitness and yoga instructor
  • SEATED TAI CHI and 18 form Shibashi Qigong (Live). Join Judy Lechner’s live Zoom class on Sundays at 11:00 am. The class can be done seated or standing. Download the class resource and join the class below:

Topic: Seated Tai Chi
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet Fridays 11 AM EDT.
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/380243385
Meeting ID: 380 243 385
Password: 5pd3TS

  • Strength Training with Kevin Kirk (Video). Instruction includes strength training, balance, stretching, and flexibility exercises for older adults
  • STRONG AND STEADY with Vicki Tilley PT, GCS (Live). Strong and Steady focuses on full-body strengthening and balance exercises using exercise bands, hand weights, and ankle weights. The class incorporates exercises that are reviewed and recommended by evidence-based programs like A Matter of Balance, Fit and Strong, and the Otago exercise program. The class is guided by licensed physical therapist, Vicki Tilley, who will help modify exercises as needed. It is great for beginners as well as advanced exercisers.

    Join Vicki on Facebook every Monday and Thursday from 10 - 11 am.

Fit Seniors Program Waiver

The Fit Seniors program requires physical activity that may present problems if certain medical conditions currently exist. It is our recommendation that the participants consult their physician if they have any questions or concerns about participation in this program. If you choose to participate in this exercise video you agree to hold harmless any persons or organizations involved with the Wellness program exercise videos from any legal action or claims at any time due to your participation in this video. Be sure that you are in good enough physical condition to participate safely.

Live Stream Disclaimer

Orange County is publishing a list of live streamed classes for information and educational purposes only and does not make any representation or warranties with respect to the accuracy, applicability, fitness, or completeness of the multimedia content (“Video Content”). Although the information contained in the live streams are being produced from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty, express or implied, is made regarding the accuracy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of the information, Any reliance on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.  The information contained in the links published represents the views and opinions of the creator of such Video Content and does not necessarily represent the views or the opinions of Orange County. The appearance of a link on the published list does not constitute an endorsement by the County of the Video Content. The Video Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any question you may have regarding a medical condition, or before starting an exercise or nutrition program.