Looking for ways to stay active and healthy? The BI Senior Center can help!

In this podcast we chat with Reed Price, Executive Director of the Senior Center, and meet two of the exercise teachers who have designed or adapted programs just for BI seniors.

Helen Heaslip leads Gentle Exercise at 9 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Her classes combine aerobic, flexibility and strength training in a positive, energizing environment: Gentle Exercises are designed to increase flexibility, joint stability, balance, coordination, agility, muscular strength, and cardiovascular endurance. Participants are guided on how to extend or alter the program to accommodate their personal fitness needs.

Tanya Agnew teaches Nia, which combines dance, martial arts and mindfulness to tone our bodies while transforming our minds.  Nia is a holistic fitness practice that addresses each aspect of our lives — body, mind and soul.  This class is at 1 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Reed tells us about other exercise programs as well, such as line dancing, Tai Chi practice, Yoga Flow with Judith Bardsley,  and more.  For a complete listing of exercise programs click here.


All Senior Center fitness classes are drop-in, no advance registration necessary.  Helen’s Gentle Exercise is $5 per class; Tanya’s Nia class is $7.50 per class.

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