Exercise Programs
Benefits of Exercise                                                                                              
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health”. Research has shown that exercising can:
  • Reduce arthritis pain and stiffness
  • Increase energy
  • Control weight
  • Reduce risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Reduce risk for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • Reduce risk of some cancers
  • Strengthen bones and muscles
  • Improve mental health and mood
  • Improve ability to do daily activities and prevent falls
  • Increase chances of living longer
For more information on the highlighted health benefits listed above, click here to go to the CDC's website.

 

Exercise at our Senior Centers                                                                            
 

Exercising at the Senior Centers is done at the participants' own risk. We encourage participants to check with their doctor before increasing their activity through exercise. 

The Senior Centers in our area choose the type of exercise program(s) that work best for their facility and participants. Some centers use exercise tapes. Some have trained instructors. Many of the instructors that teach at our Senior Centers are volunteers. Some of the exercise programs include seated exercise classes, line dancing, low impact aerobics, stretching/flexibility classes, resistance training, Wii Bowling Leagues, Masters Games practice days, and walking. Some centers also have treadmills, stationary bicycles, Wii game systems, other equipment, and/or access to local Recreation Centers and programs.

Several Senior Centers have installed Wii game systems at their centers. Wii is a video game system that is controlled by the movement of the player. For example, Wii bowling (the most popular Wii game played in our Centers) is played by making the bowling motion while holding a Wii remote control.  These game systems have become a huge hit across the country because they are fun and encourage people to get up and be active.


Masters Games practice days have become very popular in some of our Senior Centers. These Masters Games practice days are days scheduled by the Senior Center to have fun and improve their skills for the upcoming District and State Masters Games. The Center schedules specific Masters Games of Alabama events to practice on these days, such as, Shuffleboard, Nerf and Frisbee Throw, Softball Throw, Basketball Free Throw, Rook, Dominoes, and Checkers. Sometimes other Senior Centers come practice with them. If you would like more info on Masters Games of Alabama, please click here.


Exercise Locations                                                                                                  
If you are interested in exercising at one of our Senior Centers or finding out more information about their programs, please look below for the phone number to the center nearest you. You can click on a county or scroll down to view all of our counties. Keep in mind that class days and times are subject to change, so please call before attending.

Calhoun County
Chambers County 
Cherokee County
Clay County 
Cleburne County 

Coosa County
Etowah County
Randolph County 
Talladega County
Tallapoosa County

 
 Calhoun County | Back to Counties
Anniston Time: 9:00 Tu/Th - Low Impact Exercise Class
Exercise: Walking Program (Indoor walking area)
Gymnasium with Basketball Goals
Where: Carver Recreation Center

720 14th Street, Anniston, AL (256) 241-2678
Hobson City Time: Low Impact Exercise Class (surprise days)
Exercise: Exercise Tape Available, Walking Areas Inside and Outside
Where: Hobson City Senior Center (256) 831-7067
610 MLK Drive, Hobson City, AL
Jacksonville Time: 10:00 Tu - Circle Exercise Class (Chair Exercises)
            Masters Games Practice Days 
            12:00 W - Shuffleboard
            12:00 Th - Nerf and Frisbee Throw
                             or Softball Throw (weather permitting)

Exercise: Wii Bowling LeagueOther Wii Games, Exercise Equipment available, Walking Area Available
Where: Jacksonville Senior Center (256) 435-9199
501-C Alexandria Rd. SW, Jacksonville. AL
Oxford Time: 10:00 Tu/W/F - Exercise Class 
Exercise: Exercise Equipment Available
Where: Oxford Senior Center (256) 831-5900
424 Main Street, Oxford, AL
Piedmont Exercise: Exercise Equipment Available, Walking Areas Inside and Outside
Where: Piedmont Senior Center (256) 447-3365
612 Calhoun Street, Piedmont, AL
Weaver Time: 10:00 W - Exercise Class
Exercise: Outdoor Walking Track
Where: Weaver Senior Center (256) 820-5049
406 Anniston Street, Weaver, AL


Chambers County | Back to Counties
LaFayette Time: 11:00 Tu - Low Impact Exercise Class
Exercise: Exercise Equipment Available
Where: LaFayette Community Center (334) 864-0938
312 4th Ave. Southeast, LaFayette, AL
Lanett Time: 10:00 (EST) M-F
Exercise: Low Impact Exercise Class 
Where: Lanett Senior Center (334) 644-6408
214 North Lanier Ave., Lanett, AL
Valley Exercise: Wii Games
3 days per week - Low Impact Exercise Class (with music)
2 days per week - Community Center Days
           (to use their Fitness Room and Indoor Walking Track)
Masters Games Practice Days
June to Sept. - 2 days per week

Where: Valley Senior Center (334) 756-5265
504 Combs Street, Valley, AL
 Waverly Exercise: Walk-A-Hall Program (Walking Program)
Where: Waverly Senior Center (334) 887-6453
2094 Patrick Street, Waverly, AL


 Cherokee County Back to Counties
Centre Exercise: Wii Games, Exercise Equipment
Where: Dean Buttram Senior,
Senior Nutrition Center (256) 927-8432
229 Dean Buttram Sr. Ave., Centre, AL
 
 
Clay County | Back to Counties
Ashland Time: Monday - Friday
Exercise: Armchair Fitness Tape
Where: Ashland Senior Center (256) 354-3229
45 2nd Ave. N., Ashland, AL
Lineville Time: 9:45 Thursday
Exercise: Exercise Class
Where: Lineville Senior Center (256) 396-2581
60169 Hwy 49 N., Lineville, AL


Cleburne CountyBack to Counties
Fruithurst Time: 10:00 Monday
Exercise: Exercise Tape
Where: â€‹Fruithurst Senior Center (256) 579-2105
48 School Street, Fruithurst, AL
Heflin Time: 8:00-8:45 M-F, Exercise Class
Exercise: Exercise Class, Indoor Walking Track
Zumba Classes (for a fee) 

Where: Heflin Recreation Center (256) 463-5434
1228 Coleman St., Heflin, AL
Ranburne Exercise: Stationary Bicycle, Walking
Where: Ranburne Senior Center (256) 568-5726
21383 Hwy 46, Main Street, Ranburne, AL
 

Coosa CountyBack to Counties
Goodwater Exercise: Walking
Where: Goodwater Senior Center (256) 839-5653
431 Clay Street, Goodwater, AL
Rockford Time: 1 day per month by guest instructor
Exercise: Exercise Class, Treadmill Available
Where: Rockford Senior Center (256) 377-4888
Masonic Building, 36273 Main St., Rockford, AL
West Coosa Exercise: Outdoor Walking Track
Where: West Coosa Senior Center (256) 249-2024
Old Stewartville School - 41 Old Coleman Road, Stewartville, AL


Etowah CountyBack to Counties
Attalla Time: 9:30 M/W/F, Exercise Class,  
Exercise: Exercise Class, Indoor Walking Area
Where: Attalla Senior Center (256) 570-0202
Willie Carnes Recreation Center - 102 Case Ave., Attalla, AL
Elliott Time: 10:00-11:30 Thursday, Line Dancing Class ($3)
Exercise: Line Dancing Class, Indoor Walking Area 
Where: Elliott Senior Center (256) 549-4735
Elliott Community Center - 2829 W. Meighan Blvd., Gadsden, AL
Gadsden Time: 9:30 M/W - Exercise Class 10:00 Tu - Line Dancing Class
Exercise: Wii Games, Indoor and Outdoor Walking Areas,
Exercise Equipment Available

Where: Gadsden Carver Senior Center (256) 549-4767
1030 Tuscaloosa Ave., Gadsden, AL
Glencoe Time: 10:30 M/W/F - Low Impact Exercise Class
Exercise: Indoor and Outdoor Walking Tracks,
Exercise Equipment Available

Where: George Wallace Senior Center (256) 492-4911
407 Hollingsworth Park Lane, Glencoe, AL
 Hokes Bluff Exercise: Indoor and Outdoor Walking Areas
Where: Hokes Bluff Senior Center (256) 492-2511
5981 Gilliland Street, Hokes Bluff, AL
 Lookout Mountain Exercise: Walking
Where: Lookout Mountain Senior Center (256) 543-7813
4567 Lay Springs Road, Gadsden, AL
 Sardis City Exercise: Indoor and Outdoor Walking Areas
Where: Sardis City Senior Center (256) 593-6432
1335 Sardis Drive, Sardis City, AL
Walnut Grove Time: 10:30 Tu/Th
Exercise: Exercise Class 
Where: Walnut Grove Senior Center (205) 589-6001
5151 Walnut Grove Rd., Walnut Grove, AL


 Randolph CountyBack to Counties
Roanoke Exercise: Walking Area Outside, Exercise Equipment Available
Where: Roanoke Senior Center (334) 863-4217
500 West Point St., Roanoke, AL
Wedowee Time: 10:00 Tuesday 
Exercise: Exercise Class, Masters Games Practice Days
Where: Wedowee Senior Center (256) 357-2432
Town Hall, 116 N. Main St., Wedowee, AL
Woodland Time: 10:15 M/W/Th/F - Exercise Class
            10:00 Tu - Line Dancing Class

Where: Woodland Senior Center (256) 449-2639
648 County Road 51, Woodland, AL


Talladega CountyBack to Counties
Childersburg Time: 10:15 M/W/F - Exercise Class 
Exercise: Exercise Class, Videos Available (Line Dancing and Exercise), Exercise Equipment, Indoor and Outdoor Walking Areas
Where: Childersburg Senior Center (256) 378-7037
65 Graves Avenue, Childersburg, AL
Munford Time: 9:30 M/W/F - Low Impact Exercise Class
Exercise: Indoor and Outdoor Walking Areas
Where: Munford Senior Center (256) 358-6437
110 Lyons Rd., Munford, AL
Oak Grove Time: 10:30 Tu/Th 
Exercise: Exercise Class 
Where: Oak Grove Senior Center (256) 249-3638
2364 Forest Glen Rd., Oak Grove, AL
Sylacauga Exercise: Line Dancing Class, Wii Game System, Indoor Walking Area, Exercise Equipment Available
Where: Sylacauga Maxye Veazey
Senior Adult Activity Center (256) 401-0021
2 West 8th Street, Sylacauga, AL
Talladega Exercise: Indoor and Outdoor Walking Areas
Where: Mabry Community Center (256) 362-5769
309 North MLK Drive, Talladega, AL
Talladega Springs  Time: 10:00 M/W/F - Arthritis Exercise Class
Exercise: Outdoor Walking Track, Mild Level Walking,
Exercise Tape

Where: Talladega Springs Wellness Center (256) 249-0802
32 Old Cedar Creek Road, Sylacauga, AL


Tallapoosa CountyBack to Counties
Alexander City Time: 10:00 Tu/F - Exercise Class 
Where: Alexander City Senior Center (256) 234-4074
Charles T. Porch Center - 82 Court Square, Alexander City, AL
Camp Hill Time: Exercise Class (surprise days)
Exercise: Outdoor Walking Area, Exercise Tape Available
Where: Camp Hill Senior Center (256) 896-2943
Housing Authority Building - 125 Henderson Drive, Camp Hill, AL
Dadeville Time: 1:00 Tu/Th - Line Dancing Class (for a fee)
Exercise: Indoor and Outdoor Walking Areas,
Exercise Equipment Available

Where: Dadeville Recreation Center (256) 825-7455
600 East Columbus Street, Dadeville, AL
Wall Street Time: 9:00 Tu/Th - Exercise Class 
Exercise: Indoor Walking Area, Exercise Equipment Available 
Where: Wall Street Senior Center (334) 283-8187
Golden Horizons Center - 415 Wall Street, East Tallassee, AL