Tuesdays & Thursdays
at 10:45-11:45 am
Indoors at Trailside in Birchwood
Fall Prevention & Balance Class is intended to reduce participants’ fall risk and thereby, maintain their mobility and independence for as long as possible. Exercises for muscular strength and endurance using multiple joints and numerous muscles result in functional fitness for fall prevention. This class will address the key components of Agility, Balance, Coordination, Speed/Reaction Time, and Power (i.e. lower body muscle strength), as well as education about fall risk and prevention. Exercises will be performed sitting and standing (with support as needed). The cost per class (paid directly to your instructor) is $4 drop-in, $30 for a 10-visit punch card (good for ANY of JULIE’S classes) or $55 for a 20-class punch card (good for ANY of JULIE’S classes). Instructor, Julie Pierce, is a certified group exercise instructor with a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy.
Julie Pierce received a M.S. in Physical Therapy in 1993 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a Certified Group Exercise Instructor (Athletics and Fitness Association of America) with more than 20 years experience instructing a wide variety of class formats. For the past 15 years Julie’s focus has been leading fitness classes for older adults (age 50+), including mat yoga, chair yoga, balance/fall prevention, SilverSneakers, Pilates, low-impact aerobics, step aerobics, cardio kickboxing, and strength intervals. Julie and her husband, Jeff, moved to Midland from South Carolina in July 2021. They have one adult daughter who works as an RN in Nashville, TN. Julie’s mission statement: to glorify God and honor Jesus Christ by promoting peace and wholeness through exercise for mind, body, and spirit. All are welcome in Julie’s classes and she invites you to join her on her journey toward JOY in 2021!