Fitness, Wellness & Dance

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.

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.

Personal Fitness Training
A certified personal trainer will work with you to develop personalized training targeted toward specific fitness goals. You can chose from private, one on one instruction, or schedule with a friend for semi-private instruction. Services are available by appointment only. The first session must be a 50 minute session. Call the Mentor Senior Center to register. Checks will be made payable to the instructor at the beginning of the session. Online registration is not available for this activity.

Tuesday & Thursday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with Sharon Benner
Tuesday & Thursday, 7:45 – 9:15 p.m. with Barb Bensi
Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. with  Ray Smith

Private Instruction 50 minutes: $35
Private Instruction 25 minutes: $18
Semi-Private Instruction 50 minutes: $50
Semi-Private Instruction 25 minutes: $30

Fitness Classes

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.

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.

Core Fusion
Core Fusion is based on the traditional Pilates mat work. This class will incorporate the use of small hand weights, stretch bands/tubes and small balls to challenge your core. Bring your own mat.

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.

Delay the Disease: 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.

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.

Water Exercise Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program at Heisley
Energizing classes are held in heated pools. Knowing how to swim isn’t necessary because the gentle, easy-to-do movements are done in chest-deep water.

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.


Easy Ways to Register

In-Person or Drop-Off
Mentor Senior Center, 8484 Munson Rd., Mentor, Ohio 44060
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Fill out our registration form. Pay by cash, check, VISA or Mastercard.

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (440) 974-5720 Visa or Mastercard.

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