Wellness Programs

Your wellness matters!  Staying active and focusing on your health is important to maintaining energy, focus, and independence.  We encourage you to take the first step by trying one of any of our classes for free.  Whether you are looking to improve balance and flexibility, mindfulness, or overall strength we have a class for you!  

Below are all of our fall opportunities.  Click on the highlighted class code number to register. Check back often for updates as we gradually resume programs and events.

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Exercise:  Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP) 

LOW INTENSITY: This recreational chair-based exercise class uses a variety of exercises that can be performed while sitting or standing, including endurance, balance, strength, flexibility, relaxation and health topics.  Light weights and bands are used in addition to gentle range of motion movements.  Try the first class for free! No class; 9/7, 11/11, 11/26, 11/27 or 12/25.

1 - 45 min. workout - $3 pay at the door

Merriam Community Center                M,W       10 am

Roeland Park Community Center        M,W,F    10:30 am

Spring Hill Community Center             T,Th        1 pm

New Century Fieldhouse                     M,W       10:15 am   POSTPONED

Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse            Wed        1 pm

Matt Ross Community Center              Fri          10:45 am


Exercise: Outdoor Classical Stretch (Ages 18 & Older) 

LOW INTENSITY: Classical Stretch, or Essentrics, is a dynamic, full-body workout the simultaneously combines stretching and strengthening, while engaging all 650 muscles. Perfect for all ages. This class will be held outside, weather permitting. Class will be held on the patio behind the Clubhouse. Participants need to bring a yoga mat, large towel and water. Must register at least 24 hours in advance.  

 1 - 50 min. sessions - $8 / $9 nonresidents  

40491       Meadowbrook Park         9/14       Mon       5:00 pm

Johnson County Park & Recreation activities40492       Meadowbrook Park         9/21       Mon       5:00 pm

Johnson County Park & Recreation activities40493        Meadowbrook Park         9/28       Mon       5:00 pm

Johnson County Park & Recreation activitiesJohnson County Park & Recreation activities40494         Meadowbrook Park         10/5       Mon       5:00 pm

40495        Meadowbrook Park          10/12    Mon       5:00 pm


Exercise: Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

LOW INTENSITY: This program utilizes Tai Chi's Sun style for its ability to improve relaxation, balance and its ease of use.  One or two movements are taught each lesson, progressively leading to completing the six basic core movements and six advanced extension movements along with breathing techniques and Tai Chi principles including those relating to improving physical and mental balance.  

1 - 45 min. workout - $3 pay at the door

Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse (Int)      Mon           1 pm

Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse (Beg)    Mon           2 pm 


Exercise: Chair Yoga 

LOW INTENSITY: Take yoga off the mat and onto the chair, incorporating breathing with movement while retaining all the benefits of yoga easily from a chair.  Experience standing balance poses using the chair for support as needed. 

4 - 50 min. sessions - $30 / $33 nonresidents

37877             Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse        9/3       Thu  10:30 am

37878             Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse        10/6     Tue  10:30 am

37879             Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse        10/1     Thu  10:30 am

37880             Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse        11/3     Tue  10:30 am

37881             Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse        10/29   Thu  10:30 am

 5- 50 min. sessions - $38 / $42 nonresidents                    

37883             Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse        12/1     Tue  10:30 am

37884             Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse        12/3     Thu  10:30 am

 

Exercise: SilverSneakers/Prime Circuit (Ages 18 & Older) 

LOW INTENSITY: The SilverSneakers Circuit workout offers standing, low-impact choreography alternated with standing upper-body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball. FREE for SS members, please call for discounted enrollment, 913-826-2950. 

5 - 50 min. sessions - $30 / $33 nonresidents  

33666          Mill Creek Activity Center         9/17       Thu       9:30 am

33667          Mill Creek Activity Center         10/22     Thu       9:30 am

3 - 50 min. sessions - $18 / $19.80 nonresidents  

33668          Mill Creek Activity Center         12/3       Thu       9:30 am

 

Exercise: SilverSneakers/Prime Classic (Ages 18 & Older) 

LOW INTENSITY: Designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement and improve activities for daily living. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support and class can be modified depending on fitness levels.  FREE for SS members, please call for discounted enrollment, 913-826-2950. 

 5 - 50 min. sessions - $30 / $33 nonresidents  

33669          Mill Creek Activity Center         9/15       Tue       9:30 am

33670          Mill Creek Activity Center         10/20     Tue       9:30 am

3 - 50 min. sessions - $18 / $19.80 nonresidents  

33671          Mill Creek Activity Center         12/1       Tue       9:30 am

 

Exercise: SilverSneakers/Prime Yoga (Ages 18 & Older) 

LOW INTENSITY: Get ready to move through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered so you can perform a variety of seated and standing postures. FREE for SS members, please call for discounted enrollment, 913-826-2950. 

 5 - 50 min. sessions - $30 / $33 nonresidents  

33672          Mill Creek Activity Center         9/15       Tue       8:30 am

33673          Mill Creek Activity Center         9/17       Thu       8:30 am

33674          Mill Creek Activity Center         10/20     Tue       8:30 am

33675          Mill Creek Activity Center         10/22     Thu       8:30 am

3 - 50 min. sessions - $18 / $19.80 nonresidents  

33676          Mill Creek Activity Center         12/1       Tue       8:30 am

33677          Mill Creek Activity Center         12/3       Thu       8:30 am


Exercise: Tai Chi Punch Card

LOW INTENSITY: Relax! Enhance your balance and body awareness while gaining a peaceful sense of well-being through these slow, deliberate movements and postures. New participants are welcome to try one class for free, call (913) 826-3160 for details or to purchase a punch card. Five and ten punch cards expire three months after date of sale; 20 punch cards expire four months after date of sale.  No class 11/26,12/24 or 12/31. 

5   Punch Card - $49 / $54 nonresidents (valid for 3 months)

10 Punch Card - $97/ $107 nonresidents (valid for 3 months)

20 Punch Card - $193 / $212 nonresidents (valid for 4 months)

Roeland Park Community Center         9/3-12/17  Thu  5:30 pm

 

Exercise: Walking & Talking

Talk while you walk, walk while you talk! Meet new people, catch up with others, and feel great being active all at the same time! Walk any time between 8 and 10 am at Okun and 9 am and noon at New Century Fieldhouse. No class; 9/7, 11/11 & 12/25.

Ongoing - FREE                                  

New Century Fieldhouse                    9/1-12/31    M-F   9 am - Noon

Okun Fieldhouse                                9/1-12/31    M-F    8 am - 10 


Fitness: Zumba Gold (Ages 14 & Older) 

LOW INTENSITY: Join us for this virtual dance party from the comfort of your own home!  This virtual class is perfect for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity. 

5 - 50 min. sessions - $30/ $33 nonresidents  

33779          VIRTUAL                                  9/16       Wed     6:30 pm

4 - 50 min. sessions - $24 / $26.40 nonresidents  

33780          VIRTUAL                                  10/21     Wed     6:30 pm

3 - 50 min. sessions - $18 / $19.80 nonresidents  

33781          VIRTUAL                                  12/2       Wed     6:30 pm


Yoga: Sunset Yoga (Ages 14 & Older) 

MODERATE INTENSITY: Enjoy the fall breeze while you regulate your metabolism, increase flexibility, and coordination by practicing yoga on the park lawn. Lengthen your muscles while increasing both bone and muscle density. Yoga Participants of all levels are welcome. Participants are required to bring their own yoga mat and other equipment needed. Classes will meet at Shelter 3, located on the east side of the park by The Grove playground, weather permitting. 

 1 - 50 min. sessions - $8 / $9 nonresidents  

39904         Meadowbrook Park         9/16       Wed       6:00 pm   CANCELLED

39905         Meadowbrook Park         9/23       Wed       6:00 pm

39906         Meadowbrook Park         9/30       Wed       6:00 pm

39907         Meadowbrook Park         10/7       Wed       6:00 pm

39908         Meadowbrook Park          10/14    Wed       6:00 pm