Exercise class in assisted living

Each community has varying types of classes available for their residents.

Due to the pandemic, most in-person, group classes are suspended; some communities are offering Zoom classes to their residents.


The Village at Northridge

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is designed specifically for people with arthritis (Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid, Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, etc.), using activities to:

  • help increase joint flexibility and range of motion
  • help maintain muscle strength

Our classes are available to fit participants’ fitness level – seated or standing. Participants in the class have experienced benefits such as increased functional ability, increased self-care behaviors, decreased pain and depression. This class is the only one open to the general public for a nominal fee.

Balanced Body: We all need to improve our balance and seniors are no exception. This supervised class will help seniors build balance in their bodies and help with fall prevention, muscle strength and endurance. With a balanced body comes muscle awareness. Muscle strength and endurance training is taught through short, repetitive routines. The repetition of the exercises and movements help strengthen muscles that have become inactive. This class is also presented at Northstar Senior Living of West Hills.

Lori Michiel and class at Meadowbrook Senior Living in Agoura Hills

Belmont Senior Living Hollywood

Senior Motion and Strength: This fun and eclectic class set to music from the 50’s and 60’s is ideal for individuals with mild to moderate cognitive impairment and/or are physically deconditioned. It integrates methods directly from our Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program class along with a combination of low intensity, low impact and relaxation techniques. The goal is to improve functional strength and reduce injury. All exercises are seated.

Class is open to residents only.

The Village Gardens, Continuing Care Retirement Community, a Front Porch Property

Aqua Fitness: These classes from Lori Michiel Fitness are developed for seniors of all abilities, taking into consideration that clients may have one or more disorders such as various kinds of arthritis, auto-immune diseases, recovery from injury/replacement surgery. Aqua fitness can help clients gain more flexibility and gain core strength. All Lori Michiel Fitness Aqua Instructors are Certified by the Arthritis Foundation.

Class is open to residents only.

Horizons at Calabasas

Fun Fitness Mix: This full body, low impact workout is designed for seniors of all levels of mobility and awareness. In this class, students are led through a series of easy-to-follow routines. Each routine can be performed in a chair, while more advanced moves can be practiced with a walker or standing up. The program takes each participant through every muscle group of their body, with simple yet challenging exercises to improve eye/hand coordination, bone/muscle strength, flexibility, circulation and balance.

Class is open to residents only.

Weekly Group Class Calendar

Certified trainers for seniors from Beverly Hills to Sierra Madre

*Please note that the classes on Mondays and Fridays at The Village at Northridge are open to the public. All other classes are reserved for residents of the listed community only.

3:00 p.m. The Village at Northridge (open to the public)
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class


10:30 a.m. The Village at Northridge
Note: Fall Prevention Class

1:30 p.m. Belmont Village Senior Living Hollywood

11:00 a.m. Horizons at Calabasas

10:30 a.m. The Village at Northridge (open to the public)
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class

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