Fitness, Wellness & Dance

Fitness, Wellness & Dance2018-12-28T16:14:31+00:00

Adult Fitness Courses

The Mentor Senior Center offers a variety of fitness classes to meet the needs of every member.  Classes are designed for men and women ages 55 and better, all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. Please read our class descriptions below or view our program guide for full details.

This invigorating barre based class combines isometric movements and stretching which uses the largest parts of the body. This workout will raise metabolism and sculpt muscles. Exercising with Barre2Pilates will create balance, strength, and long lean lines using graceful movements. Come and experience our new barre center at Garfield Ballroom with Barre2Pilates. Instructor: Daniela Slovkosky

The purpose of this class is a fun way to get in shape and stay in shape. You will increase your stamina and flexibility, tone your muscles, tighten your glutes, and amaze yourself with skills you didn’t know you had. All to great music… Please bring an exercise mat, water bottle, and 3-5 lb weights on Wednesdays. Don’t hesitate to come anytime to try it out first to see whether this class might be for you. You can also check our Facebook page – Gary Remner Cardio kickboxing East and West Side Of Cleveland. Any questions you may have, you can also email to me at

Butt Kicking Boot Camp
Call (216) 536-8552 to register. This special indoor / outdoor boot camp class is designed to give you maximum results in minimum time by combining cardio, resistance training, abdominal/core exercises in each 30-minute boot camp class. Attendees can expect 5-12 lbs of weight loss, 1- 3′ inch decrease in mid-section, increases in strength and endurance. Most classes will be outdoors with beautiful Lake Erie views. An exercise matt and pair of dumbbells are required for each class. Open to all fitness levels. All classes are led by a Certified Fitness Trainer. All classes are led by a Certified Fitness Trainer.

Tai Chi for Health
Tai Chi can be described as meditation in motion. This gentle, continuous, moving exercise and mind-body practice is based upon Chinese martial arts, but most recently was adapted for improvements of health; such as balance, flexibility, fitness, pain and stress reduction. In this class, martial artist Denise Molesch will teach warm-ups, instruction and practice in the Sun style forms and exercises for adults of all ages and capabilities.

Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi
Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi classes were developed by Tai Chi Master and physician Dr. Paul Lam to engage participants of all ages, activity interest and levels in mindful, continuously moving, deep relaxing, low impact exercises. They can be taken by everyone, and are based upon the upright, agile, Sun style of Tai Chi Chuan. Lifelong martial artist Denise Molesch is certified in the Arthritis Foundation method and will guide you through the strengthening and therapeutic aspects of Tai Chi for increased personal wellness and health. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.

TurboKick/PiYo Mashup
You asked for it – and it’s here! Missy will lead you through 30 minutes of Turbo Kick and 30 minutes of PiYo. These 2 class formats are the perfect mix of cardio, strength, core and stretching, to give you an amazing full-body workout. Turbo Kick is combines kickboxing and simple dance grooves set to heart pounding dance music. You’ll burn crazy calories and have a blast! PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of pilates with the strength and flexibility of flowing yoga movements. You’ll get an intense, low-impact workout, and build strength without lifting a weight. All fitness levels are welcome. Instructor Missy Jenkins is a health educator, group fitness instructor, and a mother of 3! She loves to help people of all fitness levels meet their goals.

P90X Live!
P90X Live is a group-focused total body strength and cardio class that incorporates principles from personal training and functional strength coaching. This one-hour class is broken into five areas: warm up, cardio, Iower body, upper body and core. Participants can expect to get serious results. We start out with cardio work after a warm up session then move on to toning, sculpting using weights for upper body and lower body work. We end with core and a great cool down.P90X LIVE classes are designed for all fitness levels, from beginner to advanced. All exercises can be modified as needed. Bring a water bottle, a set of dumbbells including 1 light and one that’s heavy for you and an exercise mat. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Cherise Goodrich is a certified P90X LIVE fitness instructor. In addition to being a mom and teacher, she also works as a health and fitness coach to help people reach their fitness and nutrition goals. Cherise is excited to bring the P90X LIVE platform to Mentor!

Party & Wedding Dance for All
This class is designed to teach you the basics of several traditional dances that will allow you to join in on the fun at a variety of functions.  Learn, or brush up on, dances like Polka, Basic Swing, Slow Dancing, Stroll, Barndance, Tarantella, Hora Medley (Jewish traditional), and others.  Brides and grooms-to-be, and their wedding party, will have a ball  and benefit from this class!  Register a group of eight or more people and the bride and groom can attend for free.  No expertise is necessary,  just come and join the fun!  Dress casually and wear slick-soled shoes.  Specific directions to the classroom will be on class receipt. Cost to participate is per person. Instructor: Susan Marino

Beginner Swing Dance
If you caught the dancing bug watching Richard Gere in the movie Shall We Dance, you know that swing dancing is once again sweeping across the country.  In this class, you’ll learn the basic footwork and patterns of leading and following in the East Coast Swing (Jitterbug).  Dress casually and wear slick soled shoes.  This is a great class for couples, though singles will be paired with a partner.  All types of music (swing, big band, classic rock-n-roll and country) is used. Specific directions to the classroom will be on receipt. Cost to participate is per person. Instructor: Susan Marino

Intermediate Swing Dance
This intermediate class will help you take your swing dance skills from basic to “Wow”! It’s a continuation of the beginning swing dance class and not for beginners. Learn advanced moves including twists, turns, and a lot of wild and crazy steps. Dress casually and wear slick-soled shoes. Specific directions to the classroom will be on receipt. Fee is per person. Instructor: Susan Marino

Ballroom Dance
This class is great for anyone who wants to learn how to ballroom dance. We will learn the steps for dances such as Rumba, foxtrot, waltz, east coast swing, and much more. Come papered to have fun and make new friends! Not just for couples, singles welcome! Instructor: Maggie Runyon

You’ll get plenty of exercise and fun as you learn the fundamentals of modern foil fencing in this new class which includes stretching, footwork, lunges, attack, parry-riposte, strategy, tactics and bouting.  Fun and safety are emphasized while developing hand-eye coordination, agility, dexterity and stamina as well as social skills and manners.  All equipment is provided, so come out and try something new. Instructor: Tom Nagy

Body Sculpting by Exterior Designs
Define yourself with Body Sculpting™ – the first workout with weights™.  Body Sculpting is a strength training workout that combines flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning using just one set of 5-pound (each) dumbbells. It’s designed to shape and tone the body without building muscular size or bulk and it’s highly recommended to those enrolled in a weight loss program because it helps retain lean muscle tissue while boosting metabolism. Any fitness level can enroll.   All classes are taught by Certified Fitness Trainers. Join anytime! We offer free Saturday make-ups if you miss a class. Class size is limited and advance registration is required! Register for this course online with our partners at Body Sculpting 24/4 at or call (440) 729-3463.

Phenomenal Abdominals®
Strengthen and firm your torso, flatten your belly, and define your midsection in this 30-minute class with new exercises devoted to working on the upper, lower and side abdominal muscles. Suitable for all fitness levels. Only equipment needed is an exercise mat and stretch band. Any fitness level can enroll.   All classes are taught by Certified Fitness Trainers. Join anytime! We offer free Saturday make-ups if you miss a class. Class size is limited and advance registration is required! Register for this course online with our partners at Body Sculpting 24/4 at or call (440) 729-3463.

Senior Center Fitness Center

We have a wonderful fitness center with a variety of cardiovascular equipment including 5 treadmills, 3 bikes, seated ellipticals, and standing ellipticals. The Tuff Stuff strength station offers a wide variety of exercises and the Precor stretch trainer offers great stretching options. You must be 55 years or older, a member of the senior center and must take the Exercise Equipment training class to participate in the fitness center. Personal training sessions are also available at an additional fee. Contact the center for details.

Click the class title to register online or call Mentor Senior Center at (440) 974-5725.

Exercise Equipment Training
Learn to use the cardiovascular equipment (including the treadmill, bikes, chair elliptical and standing elliptical) and the Tuff Stuff strength equipment safely in these 2 sessions. Learn proper form, seat settings, and weight settings and how to use a workout card to track your progress. Classes are limited to 4 participants and are taught by Certified Personal Fitness instructors. For your safety, this class is required prior to using the fitness equipment. You must also be a Senior Center Member and 55 years or older to use the fitness center.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
Gain mobility, strength, and endurance as you do gentle land exercises. This recreational exercise program was developed specifically for people with arthritis.

Ballet for Balance
Learn the art and language of ballet to find balance and increase flexibility. No previous experience required. Please wear comfortable socks or ballet slippers. This class will incorporate stretching to increase mobility in muscles and joints. Balance will increase awareness of proper body alignment during movement.

Ballroom Dancing
This class is for a person or couple with two left feet or for people who already know how to cut a rug but want to freshen up. Come learn the basic ballroom dance styles of foxtrot, east coast swing, waltz, and many more. Come dance, make new friends, listen to great music, and learn how to move around the floor gracefully.

Better Every Day: Exercise to Fight Parkinson’s Symptoms
This unique fitness program is designed to empower people with Parkinson’s disease, by optimizing their physical function and helping delay the progression of symptoms. The classes focus on Parkinson’s specific exercises that help fight the symptom’s of the disease. No equipment or expertise is necessary; just participate at your own level of ability.

Chair Yoga
Chair yoga is designed to allow anyone to participate in a gentle form of yoga. It works the joints and muscles to increase flexibility, strength, balance and circulation and also encourages quiet reflection, relaxation, proper breathing and better posture.

Low Impact Aerobics
This energetic aerobics class is designed for able-bodied seniors, with a small amount of resistance bands and weights.

Senior Shape Up in Chairs
This class includes seated and standing exercise for increased flexibility and strength. A variety of tools are used including resistance bands, weights, balls and plates. A small amount of low impact aerobics is included to increase mobility.

Stretch and Balance
This 45 minute class will involve seated and standing exercises with a focus on isolating muscles to improve balance and flexibility and stretching to increase mobility in muscles and joints. Balance exercises will increase awareness of proper body alignment during movement.

Tai Chi
Tai Chi is an especially effective exercise modality for older adults. It is a meditative and energetic form, one of the national treasures of China. Paul teaches the Wu style of Tai Chi.

Water Exercise at Heisley
Improve your flexibility, strength and cardiovascular fitness with fun and energetic shallow water exercises. The certified instructor provides clear instruction from the pool deck.

Weight Training
Build muscle strength and bone density using resistance bands and weights while standing, while seated, and with mats on the floor.

Ease muscle tensions, improve flexibility, and acquire a sense of wellness with a combination of gentle stretches and traditional yoga postures. Learn to coordinate breath with movement, which encourages quieting and relaxing the mind, focus and balance. Please bring a yoga mat and a firm cushion; wear loose or stretchy clothes for yoga classes. Multilevel Yoga is suitable for Beginners and Continuing Students. Intermediate Yoga is suitable for a range of abilities; prerequisite: Multilevel Yoga or previous Yoga experience.

Zumba Gold
The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you’ve got a Zumba® class! This class tailors the Zumba class to the active older adult.


Line Dancing for Beginners
This beginners class is for participants who have never done line dance.  The most basic steps will be broken down so you can join ongoing classes at a later date.

Line Dancing
Enjoy a variety of music and dances, including popular wedding dances.  These classes are a great way to have fun with others.  Line dance helps us stay physically fit and alert.