COA Fit Club and Fitness Classes

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No matter your age, the benefits of regular exercise are well known. That’s why we offer a variety of terrific weekly fitness classes. Our classes are taught by certified instructors and specially designed for older adults. We offer fitness classes online via Zoom and in-person following health and safety protocols. Many insurance plans will reimburse you for fitness classes. Check to see if yours does. We can provide your payment history.

The COA Fit Club 

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The COA Fit Club is a monthly membership program that gives you access to all COA fitness classes during the month. The cost is $20 per month. Each Monday morning, Fit Club members receive by email the calendar of classes for the week, which includes all Zoom links for remote classes. Attend any in-person or remote classes you like; no advanced reservations are required. We must receive payment before the start of the month for Fit Club membership. You may join for more than one month at a time. We cannot pro-rate membership for partial months. 


If you prefer not to join Fit Club, you may pay by the class for in-person classes only. (Zoom classes are only available through the Fit Club.) Classes cost $4. We cannot accept cash in class, so you must purchase Fit Bucks for $4 each from the COA, in person or by mail. Bring a Fitbuck to class, sign it and deposit it in the Fitbuck basket. 

Fitness Classes 

Mondays at 9:30am, or at 8:30am during July and August. Join our friendly Walking Club to walk with Wayland seniors for up to an hour. Meet at the Cochituate Rail Trail. No fee. The Walking Club does not meet during winter months. Check with the COA for directions to the meeting location. 

Mondays, 9:30am-10:30am, In the Large Hearing Room or outdoors when weather permits. Instructor: Jon Woodward, Certified T’ai Chi Instructor.
T’ai Chi is an ancient form of Chinese exercise that enhances the flow of internal energy in the body using slow, graceful movements, breath work and meditation to help promote relaxation, healing and well-being. As this class does involve one hour of movement, it may not be suited for those who use a cane or walker.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11am. Large Hearing Room. Instructor: Lois Leav
This popular aerobics class involves stretching, bending, loosening the joints and building flexibility, all set to music. 

Wednesdays, 9am-10am on Zoom. Instructor: Ellen Cohen Kaplan, Certified Personal Trainer, OTR
Use resistance bands to increase range of motion and strength. Bands are easy to use for people of all abilities.

ZUMBA (on hiatus July and August, 2023)
Wednesdays, 10:15-11:15am on Zoom. Instructor: Ellen Cohen Kaplan, Certified Personal Trainer, OTR
Join this fun cardio class and dance your way to fitness with Latin music.

Fridays, 9:30am—10:30am on Zoom. Instructor: Joe Fish, Certified Instructor and Falls Prevention Specialist
This interactive, evidence-based class helps older adults improve balance and mobility, reduce the risk of falls, and improve quality of life. Participants can take the class while seated; Joe Fish can tailor the class to individual needs.

Fridays, 10-11am in the Large Hearing Room. Instructor: Joe Scianna, Certified Yoga Instructor
Stretch and strengthen, improve balance, restore health. Create physical, mental and spiritual harmony. Bring a mat, or can use a chair if needed.