Keeping fit with regular physical activity is necessary for good health at every age. It’s especially important as we get older — it helps combat the effects of aging.
The more we move, the better off we’ll be! Naturally, our physical abilities may decrease as we age, but we should still be as active as our bodies will allow.
The CDC recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity per week for seniors.
Keep in mind that it’s always best to consult your doctor about your fitness level and routine.
The list below features a range of senior fitness class names appropriate for seniors of all fitness levels. If you’d like to create your own senior fitness class name, we offer some tips below the list.
The Fitness Aces
Prime Time Fitness
Fitness is Golden
Pick Up the Pace
All in Stride
Range of Movement
Pep in Our Step
Healthy for Life
Young at Heart
Old-Timers In Training
In the Game
At the Core
Make a Move
The Golden Girls
Fit With Flair
The Zest Club
On Your Feet
The Fit Advantage
The Body Builders
Fit For Life
The Sweat Squad
Fit & Trim
Fit Over Fifty
Senior Wellness Club
How to Create Your Own Senior Fitness Class Names
Create your own senior fitness class names using the following tips:
- Think of your favorite motivational words and short phrases. A fitness class for seniors doesn’t have to feature the word “senior” in the class name. There’s an infinite range of motivational and positive names to choose from once you consider all of the options. Get creative!
- Go directly to the source for inspiration and guidance. There’s no better way to find out the sorts of fitness class names seniors prefer than to ask them directly. You can have the fitness group contribute their choice of class name options or simply ask the seniors in your life for phrases that they find motivational.
- Use popular songs, books, and movies for inspiration. You can use current-day options or come up with some ideas from the past that seniors would know. For example, you might name a ladies’ fitness class “The Golden Girls” after the classic TV show.
- Be positive. Studies have shown that seniors respond better to positive words like “healthy” and “graceful” than names that are too punny or snarky, like “Eldercise.” Think of what name you’d like to see as a participant in the class and be sure not to choose anything that sounds like it makes fun of aging.
- IDEA Health & Fitness Association, "How to Market Exercise Classes for Older Adults[↩][↩][↩][↩][↩]