Exercise & Movement
Senior Fitness Center
Our 55 and over Senior Fitness Center is the best deal in town. We offer treadmills, recumbent and stationary bikes, elliptical machines, universal machines and free weights. Our certified fitness instructor, Dee Abrams, is welcoming, energetic and very helpful. Dee has dedicated herself to improving the health of the seniors in our community for over 20 years through our various fitness programs.
To sign up for membership in the Senior Fitness Center, first have your Physician’s Approval Form completed and faxed or brought into the Senior Center office. Our fitness instructor will call you to set up an Orientation when we receive your approval form. To learn about membership fees and fitness center hours, click on the link provided.
Exercise & Movement Programs
Monday – Friday
Pickleball at the Windsor Senior Center is played indoors during the colder months, and outdoors in the warmer months. Indoor play runs Labor Day – Memorial Day in the L.P. Wilson Gymnasium. Outdoor play runs Memorial Day – Labor Day on the tennis courts at L.P. Wilson.
Pickleball is played daily from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon) Monday thru Friday! This popular game keeps your reflexes in tip top shape and is great all-around exercise. Whether you are new to the sport or you are frequent player, we have sessions for everyone! Call us at (860) 285-1992 for more info.
Beginner/Intermediate Players – Tuesday & Thursday
Advanced Players – Monday & Wednesday
All Players – Friday
Please note: Non-resident fees apply for indoor pickleball. Click HERE to learn more!
Tai Chi with Ginger
Would you like to restore your balance, increase your flexibility, boost your energy, reduce pain, relax your mind and more? If so, Tai Chi is the perfect class for you. Tai Chi is from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM, on Mondays and Fridays in the ballet room. $5.00 per class paid monthly or $6.00 per class with drop-in card. Register online or call (860) 285-1992 for more information. No experience is necessary.
Tai Chi – meets Mondays and Fridays at 8:30 AM in the Ballet Room. Goal is to release tension, refine movements and deepen understanding of this healing art while improving muscle tone and balance.
Hiking – Hike with the Happy Hikers group on various trails in Windsor and nearby towns April – October. Call the Senior Center for more details, 860-285-1992. Free.
Line Dancing – Keep your mind and body active while you learn simple line dancing routines. Meets Fridays in the Ballet Room 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM. Free.
Personal Training – Dee Abrams is a certified personal trainer who provides affordable 1 on 1 fitness training for seniors in our Senior Fitness Center (see above). Call the Senior Center for more information or to schedule an appointment with Dee, 860-285-1992.
Shape Up & Work Out – meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in person. Goal of this program is to improve the health of your heart & lungs and to keep your bones strong.
Chair Aerobics (FKA Sit Stretch & Groove) – meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM in person. Incorporates balance, stretching, walking and energetic exercise. Participants can choose to exercise sitting in chairs if preferred. A good class to start with if you haven’t exercised in a while.
Windsor Trail Riders – For seniors who enjoy bicycle riding and good company. We ride on multi-purpose trails in Connecticut and lower Massachusetts every Tuesday from April to October and welcome riders of all skill levels, provided they are wearing helmets. Call 860-219-9193 for more information or to be on the contact list. Free.
Yoga – Breathing techniques, yoga postures and relaxation techniques will be taught to enhance quality of life, increase flexibility, circulation, energy & stamina. Meets Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00 AM in the Ballet Room.
ZUMBA Gold – Enjoy ZUMBA Gold at the Windsor Senior Center! This wildly beneficial exercise program offers a cardio workout with a Latin twist for those at all fitness levels. Led by veteran instructor Tanya Penman-Sterling, classes are on Wednesdays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Coming in April, classes will be at noon AND from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
For current class fees, see the Windsor Seniors’ Newsletter, every month. Fees are calculated for the number of classes held, so prices vary from month to month. Stop by the Windsor Senior Center to sign, sign up online or call 860-285-1992.