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. Get started today, it’s FREE!

  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!

    Days: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
    Time: 11 am - 12 noon
    Location: Zoom
    Meeting ID: 286-826-1569

    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.

  • CORE FOR SENIORS with Dianne Martin (Live). Wednesdays and Fridays live at noon over Zoom. Join Dianne live, see details here or below:
    • Wednesday Exercise Class
      Topic: Wednesday workouts with Dianne
      Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
      Every Wednesday: Extended through June 17

      Join Zoom Meeting
      Meeting ID: 179 967 239

    • Friday Exercise Class with Dianne
      Topic: Friday Exercise with Dianne
      Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
      Every Friday: Extended through June 17

      Join Zoom Meeting
      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 Fridays 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: May 24, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Sun, until Jun 28, 2020, 6 occurrence(s)

May 24, 2020 11:00 AM
May 31, 2020 11:00 AM
Jun 7, 2020 11:00 AM
Jun 14, 2020 11:00 AM
Jun 21, 2020 11:00 AM
Jun 28, 2020 11:00 AM

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: 

Join Zoom Meeting 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.