moving for better balance 

Helping You Feel Strong, Steady & Safe 

Feeling unbalanced or unsteady can prevent you from taking part in basic everyday activities like cooking a meal or taking a walk with a friend. When you’re hesitant to be active, you may feel like life is passing you by. Moving for Better Balance can help you maintain your independence!

This 12-week, evidence-based group exercise program is based on the principles of Tai Chi and led by a qualified instructor teaching eight movements modified especially for fall prevention. Goals include improving balance, muscle strength, flexibility and mobility to enhance overall physical health. Better mental health, reduced stress, improved memory and cognition and increased self-esteem may also result. The safe and supportive group setting offers an opportunity to enjoy learning with like-minded adults and find relief from the isolation that can sometimes accompany living with limited mobility.

Potential Gains

  • A positive social experience
  • Improved balance and stability
  • Improved memory and cognition
  • Improved muscle strength
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Reduced stress
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved mental and emotional well-being

Eligibility Requirements

  • 65 years or older, physically mobile, with impaired stability and/or mobility
  • 45 years or older with a chronic condition that may impact stability and/or mobility

This program’s safe and supportive group setting allows participants to enjoy learning with like-minded adults and find relief from the isolation that can sometimes come from living with limited mobility.

Classes Begin (12-week program):
September 11: TU/TH, 12:45-1:45 pm at Lussier Family East YMCA
September 11: TU/TH, 12:00-1:00 pm at Lussier Family West YMCA

The 12-week program costs $80 for YMCA members and $160 for program-only participants.

For more information or to enroll, contact:
Sharon Baldwin, Sr. Director of Healthy Living
sharon.baldwin@ymcadanecounty.org
608 906 8815