Wellness should include more than just being physically fit. That’s why we offer more than just fitness activities. We have programs that exercise your mind, promote socializing and provide emotional support. No matter what you want to achieve, our fitness plans, social programs and meaningful activities can help you create a customized plan that will meet all of your personal goals.
“The indoor pool here is amazing. I swim a mile every other day and a half-mile on the off days. I use the fitness room when I want to push weights or use the resistance machines. I mean, I’m not buff by any stretch, but I feel good.
As we age, how we define physical fitness and what we need to achieve it changes. Our state-of-the-art fitness center features senior-specific equipment, including our CyberCycle, NuStep cross trainer, Scifit Bike and Matrix Treadmill to make exercising engaging and easier on your body.
We also offer programs designed by NIFS (National Institute for Fitness and Sport), an organization that specializes in senior living fitness programming that can accommodate a variety of fitness levels and abilities. For interested residents, we can conduct a fitness evaluation that tests your cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, agility, and balance. We can then create a personalized exercise program with step-by-step instructions tailored to your specific needs, goals and abilities.
Our group fitness classes include:
- Tai chi
- Chair yoga
- Cardio fusion
- Functional strength
- Beginner balance
- Core training
- Tone and stretch
- Water walking
You can view a complete calendar of our fitness classes and programs here. For an additional charge, we also offer personal training sessions where you’ll work with a member of our staff in a dynamic and progressive exercise program to keep you engaged and focused on your goals.
“I feel healthier now than I did 10 years ago. And in 10 years, I’d like to be able to say I feel better than I do right now.”
Part of our HealthyLife® Services philosophy focuses on the 8 dimensions of wellness — physical, emotional, spiritual, vocational, environmental, social, intellectual and health services — to promote whole-body wellness.
- Physical — Prevent disease and maintain and improve your health by remaining active, establishing a healthy diet and avoiding harmful habits.
- Emotional — Feel at peace inside and out by establishing and maintaining a positive relationship with yourself and others.
- Spiritual — Make sense of the every day, find peace and security during times of struggle, and remain confident in your decisions.
- Vocational — Remain engaged in the community by tapping into existing knowledge, discovering new interests or refining forgotten skills.
- Environmental — Create a healthy environment from both a personal and ecological standpoint.
- Social — Create an environment where you can establish lasting friendships and maintain engaging relationships with other residents.
- Health Services — Prevent and detect disease and maintain your peace of mind and independence.
- Intellectual — Enjoy lifelong learning and explore new intellectual interests.
An important offering that makes Timber Ridge unique is our Timber Ridge University: an educational program to promote lifelong learning. Timber Ridge University is a series of classes centered around your interests. The most popular topics tend to be focused on art, music or philosophy. Classes are held once a week for four or eight weeks. There’s no limit to how many classes you can sign up for.
Other features and programs to round out the whole you include:
- Walking/hiking trails
- Putting green
- Bocce ball court
- Woodworking shop
- Creative arts studio
- Extensive resident gardening opportunities through our pea patch program
- Resident Council and other volunteer opportunities
- Support groups: Parkinson’s, spouses with dementia, caregiver
- Movie and opera viewings in our state-of-the-art auditorium
- Cultural outings to area theaters, symphony, museums, galleries and more
Resident council, clubs and committees
To ensure residents have a voice in shaping the community, we offer a variety of opportunities to provide input and help guide the community’s leadership. For example, the Leisure Committee, under the guidance of the Resident Council, meets with the Community Life Services Director monthly to discuss residents’ interests and suggest community outings. If there is something you have a passion around that we don’t offer, start a club. Chances are good you’ll find other neighbors who also share your interests.