Strength & Stretch

Still Going Strong!
Strength  & Stretch Training For All Levels, Men and Women After 50

Feel great, live better and maintain your ability to take care of yourself as you grow older! There’s never a dull moment in this creative, pain-free, non-competitive class.  Using hand and leg weights, resistance bands, inflated balls and chairs, you’ll improve your bone and muscle strength, balance, flexibility, heart and brain health, and your body’s ability to burn fat.

Learn to safely work with your limitations and actually ENJOY exercising your body.  Deep breathing and relaxation are emphasized to help with stress release. Become strong and happy! Equipment is provided. You may sign up for 1 day or 2 days per week. (This class includes some floor work at the Goldenaires location, and no floor work at Margaret Todd Senior Center.)

Why Strength Training is Important for Older Adults
Dr. Miriam Nelson of Tufts University has found in her research that Strength Training “restores bone, improves balance and flexibility, energizes, controls weight, helps the heart, relieves arthritis symptoms, lifts depression and aids sleep.”

Read Tips For: Your First Class. I hope to see you soon!

What Makes Jeanette Unique?
 “Jeanette has a special, unique teaching style, beneficial to everyone in class. Not only does she remind us ‘all levels are welcome here, so work at your own level and do the best you can,’ she continues to give constant positive reinforcement while exercising. She reminds us to breathe, while giving positive affirmations for less stress, good health, and self-esteem. She works out the brain as well, testing the body with different combination movements. She is encouraging and inspirational, and her class adds to my life. Thank you, Jeanette!  ~Deedee Severdia, Novato, CA

Other Youthful Hearts Older Adult Fitness Classes:

Click individual titles for more info:
Low Impact Aerobics, Line Dancing, Chair Exercise and Guided Meditation.


“If you set people in motion, they’ll heal themselves.”   ~ Gabrielle Roth

  • Phone: (707) 642-3603

  • Schedule & Location Info

    2018 Tuesdays &/or Thursdays,
    11:00am - 12:00pm
    Session 1: Jan 9 - Feb 15
    Session 2: Feb 20 - Mar 29
    Session 3: Apr 3 - May 10
    Or Drop-In Anytime!
    Margaret Todd Senior Center
    Novato Fee Schedule

    2018 Mondays & Fridays,
    (Some Wednesdays)
    9:30am - 11:00am
    Session 1 Jan 5- Jan 29*
    Session 2: Feb 2 - Feb 26*
    Session 3 Mar 2- Mar 28*
    Session 4: April 2- April 30
    Session 5: May 4 - May 30*
    Session 6 June 1 - June 29
    Session 7: July 2 - July 30
    Session 8: Aug 3 - Aug 31
    Session 9: Sept 5 - Sept 28*
    Session 10: Oct 1 - Oct 29
    Session 11: Nov 5 - Nov 30*
    Session 12: Dec 3- Dec 14
    Or Drop-In Anytime!
    *No Class on Holidays
    San Rafael Community Center
    Goldenaires Fee Schedule

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