Chair Exercise

Monday and Thursday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Twice a week upbeat exercise class that may improve muscle strength and better balance.  Instructor: Polly Hu.

Energy Bagua/Walking Meditation

Saturday, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Welcome mental clarity and physical wellness into your life. Walking meditation works your hand eye and foot coordination to improve your physical balance in everyday life. When practiced regularly, it has been demonstrated to provide relief of many chronic illnesses including insomnia, diabetes, skin problems, high blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, and poor muscle tension. Instructors: Jenny Zhou, Enka Shu.

Feldenkrais Method

Tuesday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Movement improvement class, learn how to move more comfortably and easily. Instructor: Michelle Westatken.

Hatha Yoga

Thursday, 2:30–3:30 p.m.

Gentle exercise for all levels. Instructor will guide students through warm-ups, posture, breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques. Improves flexibility and strength. Includes chair yoga. Bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Vasanthi Bhat.

Low Impact Aerobics*

Tues/Wed/Thurs, 8-9 a.m.

Invigorate your day with a low-impact aerobics class that includes chair exercises and light weights. Instructor: Shu-Mei Cheng.

Low Impact Exercise*

Tues/Thurs, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Mon/Wed, 4-5 p.m.

These classes offer a variety of fun choreography and great music for your workout. The pace is mid-tempo so it's not too fast or too slow. Step aerobics is always taught starting at a beginning level teaching all of the basics for newcomers to Step. The pace is slower so safer for seniors. These classes include a section for upper body conditioning using light hand weights or Dynabands and thorough stretching within the warm-up and cool down portions of class. Instructor: Shu-Mei Cheng.

Matter of Balance

Thursdays, 2-4 p.m.

Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This program includes facilitated discussion on fall prevention and a gentle exercise program. You will set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home and exercise to increase strength and balance. Space is limited to 12 per session. Instructor Stanford Health.

Strength Training/Conditioning*

Tuesday, 2:30-3:45 p.m.

Condition, tone, and stretch your muscles plus relaxation. We will use light hand weights and/or Dynabands to strengthen your upper body, plus leg and abdominal exercises for lower body strength. Instructor: Marla Yonamine.

Tai Chi (Qigong)*

Monday, 10-11:30 a.m.

Thursday, 9:05-10:35 a.m.

East meets West in this class. Gentle movements increase flexibility, strengthen and conditions joints, ligaments, and tendons. Will boost energy, expand endurance levels, and help increase concentration and mental clarity. Fun, safe, and easy. Instructors: Barbara Wong (Monday), Barbara Bromberg (Thursday).

Tai Chi (Qigong)

Saturday, 8:45-9:45 a.m.

Strengthens and conditions without impacting joints, boosts energy, endurance, concentration, and mental clarity. Instructor; Anya Kroth.

Tai Chi for 50+

Thursdays | Level 1 - 8:30-9:25 a.m. | Level 2 - 9:35-10:30 a.m. | Level 3 - 10:40-11:35 a.m.

Come try this ancient Chinese art of moving meditation in a relaxed and supportive environment, and learn about its health benefits on many different levels. Treat yourself to a fun, new experience! Gentle movements that improve balance and flexibility. Instructor: Jeff Madonich.

VivAsia Lotus Fitness

Saturday, 10-11 a.m.

This fun new class combines aerobic dance exercise with muscular endurance, balance, and flexibility training to music from all parts of Asia! Achieve your fitness goals and maintain your functional daily abilities while making new friends to a different beat. Instructor May Kao.

VivAsia Chair Lotus 

Saturday, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Incorporates the use of a chair during the class which consists of aerobic exercise with muscular endurance, balance, and flexibility training to music from all parts of Asia! It is designed for those with limited mobility or who are currently recovering from injuries. Achieve your fitness goals and maintain your functional daily abilities while making new friends to a different beat. Instructor May Kao.

Yoga for 50+ - Beyond Barre & Stretch

Tuesday, 4-5 p.m.

Fall is the season of transition. Of the three phases in the cycle of being, transition is typically the most difficult. We'll focus on the lung/kidney energy lines to get ready for the winter time. Instructor: Polly Hu.

Yoga Foundations

Tuesday, 5:15-6:30 p.m.

Thursday, 5:15-6:30 p.m.

Enjoy gently strengthening and stretching your body while precisely aligned to support healthy joints and posture. Correct posture supports all of our body systems including the mind and spirit. In Iyengar Style Yoga, we support your alignment through props to make a practice that is safe and effective at any age or ability. Instructor: Rupa Narayanan (Tuesday) and Erika Meir (Thursday).

Zumba Gold

Monday, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Quinlan Community Center

Friday, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Quinlan Community Center

Dance to Latin-Style tunes, have fun while exercising.  Instructors: Grace DuVal (Friday), Polly Hu (Monday)


Interested in teaching a new class or presenting a new program? Send in a New Class Proposal to JasonB@Cupertino.org.


Current Class Schedule

The full senior center class schedule is available here. It can also be found in the bi-monthly newsletter, The 50+ Scene.

Program Evaluation PDF

Online Program Evaluation


*FUHSD Adult School

Fremont Union High School District works in partnership with the City of Cupertino Senior Center to provide a variety of educational courses that enhance the lifelong learning opportunities of our diverse community. FUHSD Adult classes are held at the senior center and membership is required. For all class listings and registration call 408.522.2700, or go online at www.fuhsdadultschool.com.

**De Anza Cardio-Vascular Training:

De Anza College offers off-campus classes for older adults with disabilities. Adapted Cardiovascular Training is an introduction to the discipline of physical education through cardiovascular training in the context of an individual's physical, intellectual, and/or effective abilities and limitations. This offers a global and historical review of the evolution of aerobic exercise, exercise trends for men, women, and athletes as they correspond to the evolution of the discipline of physical education. Classes are held at the Cupertino Senior Center and senior center membership is required for this course. Call Casey Regehr at De Anza College to register, 408.864.5409regehrcasey@fhda.edu, or go online at De Anza College.


 

For questions regarding senior center classes please contact:                                                                                         

Jason Bisely | Recreation Coordinator | 408.777.3127 | JasonB@Cupertino.org