Coronavirus Update at the COA...

Some programs are open and some are still on-hold. Click here to see what programs and activities have reopened.

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While we are all still patiently waiting for the day when we can gather for group fitness classes, the COA’s fitness trainers are doing their best to keep you engaged and informed. Instructors are now offering weekly Zoom classes at no charge.

 

Pre-register for a Zoom class and join from the comfort of your own home. Upon registration, a Zoom link will be emailed to you; this link will grant you access to the live virtual fitness class with a COA fitness instructor.

 

If you are new to Zoom, the COA can assist you with downloading the Zoom app and showing you how to connect. Register for one-on-one Zoom support by calling (269) 445-8110.

 

Safety Considerations while attending Virtual Zoom Fitness Classes:

  • Ensure your space is free of debris
  • If using a chair, make sure it is sturdy, stable, and ideally has no arms
  • Make sure to stay hydrated – have a water bottle near by
  • Work at your own fitness level

 


 

Zoom Fitness Classes

 

Cardio Challenge

Mondays / Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

This class is low-impact with high-energy. Challenge your entire body in this low- impact, high-energy class with a combination of cardio, strength-training, and balance exercises. Both standing and floor exercises are included to round out your workout. Instructor: Ky’sha Mitchell

 

S.E.A.T./Stretch Class

Mondays / Wednesdays / Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Sitting is no longer boring when you are in this class. Join us for exercises in and around your chair. Improve your fitness and mobility as you work on balance, stretching, and range of motion. Instructors: Taylor Lee and Ky’sha Mitchell

 

Yoga (Monday)

Mondays 5:45 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Yoga is back virtually. Let yoga instructor Karen Sommers into your home to help fight the stress of the workday. Please call to get Zoom access to this class.

 

Yoga (Saturday)

Saturdays 9:00 a.m. –  10:15 a.m

Enjoy the increased flexibility that yoga can provide all in the comfort of your own home. Instructor Amy Crennell welcomes newcomers. Please call to get Zoom access to this class.

 

Tai Chi

Mondays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

Improve your posture, strength of hips, thighs and core with this gentle mind body exercise. Good for arthritis, blood pressure and sense of well-being. Please call to get Zoom access to this class.

 

One on One Virtual Training

Tuesdays 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. or 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Are you stuck in a workout rut or maybe want to begin a workout routine but don’t know where to start? We have you covered with personalized training. Register today for a private virtual training session to discuss your personal finess goals and receive fitness instruction to help you work out in the comfort of your own home.

 


 

Fitness Videos

COA's fitness instructors have started recording some videos for you to do workouts at home whenever you want.

Fitness Videos

Cass County COA's certified fitness instructor Ky'sha Mitchell teaches a Full Body Strength Routine with the help of fellow COA instructors Joy Shreve and Taylor Lee. Examples are shown to do the... (more)
Cass County COA's certified fitness instructor Taylor Lee teaches a Full Body Strength Routine with the help of fellow COA instructors Joy Shreve and Ky'sha Mitchell. Examples are shown to do the... (more)
COA Fitness Instructor Ky'sha Mitchell teaches a floor Ab / Core class, followed by a Stretch Session with Ky'sha, Joy, and Taylor
COA Fitness Instructor Taylor Lee teaches a standing Ab / Core class, followed by a Stretch Session with Ky'sha, Joy, and Taylor
Cass County COA's instructor Amy Crennell leads a Yoga Practice. Various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga has become popular as a... (more)
Cass County COA's certified fitness instructor Taylor Lee teaches a Strength Training Routine with the help of fellow COA instructors Joy Shreve and Ky'sha Mitchell. Examples are shown to do the... (more)
Cass County COA's instructor Glenda Gibson leads a Tai Chi class. Improve your posture, strength of hips, thighs and core with this gentle mind body exercise. Good for arthritis, blood pressure and... (more)
Cass County COA's certified fitness instructor Joy Shreve teaches a Seated Aerobic Exercise Routine with the help of fellow COA instructors Taylor Lee and Ky'sha Mitchell. Examples are shown to do... (more)
COA Fitness Instructor Joy Shreve teaches a seated Ab / Core class, followed by a Stretch Session with Ky'sha, Joy, and Taylor.
Cass County COA's certified fitness instructor Joy Shreve teaches a Stretch Routine with the help of fellow COA instructors Taylor Lee and Ky'sha Mitchell. Examples are shown to do the routine at... (more)

Burpees are important exercises because the are a full-body exercise that engages all major muscle groups. They improve strength, cardiovascular function, aerobic fitness, and even blood sugar... (more)