Fitness Programs for Seniors - Gunnison Community Recreation Center

Fitness Programs for Seniors

Come join us for your health - and for fun!

For questions about any of these programs, please contact Elizabeth (egillis@gunnisonco.gov) or (970) 641-8060.
See below for all Senior Fitness class fees.

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Silver Sneakers® Boom Muscle
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays (9:30AM - 10:15AM)
Gym

Using weights and body movement, this class incorporates athletic exercises that improve overall fitness. We will move through muscle conditioning, blocks and activity-specific drills (for example, kickboxing or fast-feet football). A great way to stay in shape for all the activities you love to do in and around Gunnison. Be prepared to sweat!

Click here to learn more about attending this class in-person or online!


Silver Sneakers® Classic
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays (10:15AM - 11AM)
Gym

Using weights, bands and balls, this class focuses on strengthening muscles and increasing range of motion and balance for every day activities. 

Click here to learn more about attending this class in-person or online!

Instructor for both Boom Muscle and Classic:
Jessie Bertapelle - American Council on Exercise Personal and Group Fitness Instructor; certified Beachbody coach; certified Silver Sneakers® Instructor.

*Both classes offer standing and seated instruction.



Silver Sneakers® Splash
Time: More information to come in July!
Location: Shallow Pool

In this fun, shallow-water exercise class you'll use a signature splash-board to increase strentgh and endurance. Splash is suitable for all skill levels and is safe for non-swimmers.


T'ai Chi **
Time & Location: More information to come!

Instructor for T'ai Chi:
Karen Jensen, Professor Emeritus and past certified Athletic Trainer, Western Colorado University


Senior Walking Time
Monday, Wednesday, Friday (11:15AM - 12PM)
Gym
Reservations required

Reserve you time now! - (970) 641-8060

 

PICKLEBALL

***Click here for updates on Pickleball play***

Come participate in this fun and growing sport here in the Gunnison Valley. Pickleball is a sport similar to badminton and tennis.  It is played on a court with similar dimensions to a badminton court, with a wooden paddle. This is a great program for exercise, fun, and hand-eye coordination.

To ensure that every player has a fun and rewarding experience, please respect the established times for all skill levels. Players decide when and with whom they want to warm up, play, practice, drill, teach, learn, etc. by sharing the courts.  

Pickleball Schedule and Fees **
Tuesday & Thursday PickleBall - $25  per session for members and non-members; $5 for drop-ins; FREE for Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit members.
Saturdays - $10 per session for members and non-members; $5 for drop-ins; FREE for Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit members.

Tuesdays
7:00am - 10:00am:      
3.5 and above - competitive play

10:00am - 12:30pm:    
All levels - open play

12:30pm - 3:00pm:      
3.0 and below - recreational round robin play

Thursdays
6:00am - 11:00am:      
All levels - open play

Saturdays
10:15am - 12:15pm:     
All levels - open play
 

Senior Only Pool Hours
Tuesdays & Thursdays (2:30PM - 5:30PM)
Reservations required

Community members age 60 and up can reserve 1-hour timeslots in the Shllow Pool or Lap Pool. Reservations open each Thursday for the following week.

Entry to the pool is through the pool patio off the east parking lot; ADA entry is through the Rec Center main doors. There is no access to showers or locker rooms. Bring you own towel and face mask!

Reserve you time now! - (970) 641-8060



















 



Fees for all Senior Fitness Classes (this does not include Pickleball - see above for Pickleball fees):

-  FREE for all Silver Sneakers® and Silver & Fit members.

-  Rec Center and Senior Center members:
  • $15 for 8-class punch card
  • $40 for 24-class punch card
  • $60 for 40-class punch card
- Non-Members:
  • $30 for 8-class punch card
  • $80 for 24-class punch card
  • $120 for 40-class punch card
- $5 Drop-in Fee for all classes

**T'ai Chi classes are FREE for all with a Senior Center annual membership (open to all ages!). Senior Center memberships are $25 annually for individuals/$45 for couples.

Stop at the Rec Center front desk to join the Rec Center and the Senior Center and to purchase punch cards!