Township Fitness Classes are resuming and will be held at Orland Township, 14807 S Ravinia Ave, Orland Park. Classes with sessions scheduled will have a flyer with current information below the class description.
Orland Township offers a variety of classes to improve and maintain residents’ overall health and fitness while appealing to a wide range of interests.
Classes are held in a safe environment with certified instructors trained to recognize the needs of each individual. These instructors are available, through the Township office, to answer any questions or concerns.
The below listing contains a brief description of the classes with the meeting dates and fees per session. Dates and fees are subject to change. Individuals must register for classes in person at the Township office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. and payment is due at time of registration. For additional information, please call the Township at (708) 403-4222.
Ageless Grace utilizes anti-aging exercises that are based on everyday movements and are natural and organic. All exercises are done while seated in a chair.
Orland Township is proud to partner with the Orland Fire Protection District to provide free CPR, AED and choking education classes for residents. Classes are held quarterly at Orland Township. Please check back for dates and times.
Dakim BrainFitness is the only clinically tested brain fitness software designed specifically for active adults over the age of 60. This program is designed to help improve memory, focus and concentration in just 20 minutes a day with interactive games and integrated mind exercises. There is no fee to use Dakim BrainFitness, however residents must register to receive a user name and login. Dakim BrainFitness is available in the Orland Township computer lab during regular business hours, call for availability.
“Joints in Motion” (“J.I.M.”)
The Arthritis Foundation’s “Joints in Motion” (“J.I.M.”) class is designed to help those who have arthritis enjoy a more active lifestyle. Exercises can be done while sitting in a chair or standing.
Strong & Fit
This class of simple movements and light weight lifting will increase your strength, improve bone density, and enhance your mood. Participants should bring a mat and a set of light weights (1lb to 5lbs).
Considered “meditation in motion,” this graceful class emphasizes deep breathing and mental focus while utilizing slow speed styles to create balance, calmness and flexibility.
Yoga / Chair Yoga
A number of studies show that yoga may help reduce stress and anxiety, but more importantly reduce the risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure. This class will include plenty of modifications to accommodate all levels of experience and practicing from a mat or a chair. The class will focus on movements to bring the body through all ranges of motion to help improve mobility and strength. It also will focus on breathing and meditation to alleviate tension and stress. Classes will be led by certified yoga instruction Melissa Gall, who holds many specialty yoga certificates including senior yoga, restorative yoga and meditation.
Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — to help improve cardiovascular fitness and boost your mood. If you enjoy Zumba, you’re also more likely to do it regularly and experience its benefits as an aerobic exercise.