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Dayton 4 Life is an adult wellness series of programs, activities, events, and partnerships. It concentrates on you, the participant, and creating the life you want by taking a holistic approach to whole-life wellness.  Our goal is helping you achieve YOUR goals– whether that might be to start a wellness journey, adjust your aging trajectory, enhance your social life, or just have fun.

For additional information, call (763) 428-4692 or email activitycenter@cityofdaytonmn.com.  Please leave a detailed message if you reach voicemail.

By joining Dayton 4 Life, you become part of a network of wellness-minded individuals, local partners, and city staff.

This also includes exclusive access to:
Members-only Facebook Group
Email Newsletter of upcoming programs, including early-access registration!
Discounts for classes
Free weekday use of the Dayton Activity Center for small social groups
Wellness mailings
Earn participation points to use towards programs, events, prizes, and swag!

Dayton 4 Life is not your standard run-of-the-mill cookie cutter senior citizen fitness program.  It uses the focus of each pillar of wellness when designing and delivering every class.  Each and every program is created with intention to help fulfill a holistically healthy life.  This means we want our participants to not only be strong physically, but mentally, socially, and spiritually as well.

It’s not too often when you hear that a program just let’s you be the CEO, but Dayton 4 Life is offering that exact opportunity–you get to be the CEO of Your Health!

Often we hear that aging comes with aches, pains, debilitating chronic conditions, financial disparity, and general deterioration.   What if that doesn’t have to be the case?  Would you adjust your aging trajectory if you could?

We aren’t doctors, nutritionists, or wizards, BUT by stepping up and accepting the role of CEO of Your Health, we can help support you in achieving your goals, and be your cheering squad as you work towards the functional capacity that is best for you.  We can’t promise any certain outcomes of course, but we will work our hardest to provide high-quality, tailored programming to help get you where you want to go.

Wellness Classes

   Dayton 4 Life Adult Wellness

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FREE Dynamic Aging Workshop

This workshop is a great introduction to our Move Younger Wellness Series.

Tuesday, September 20 | 5:00p-6:00p

Refreshments provided  |  Space is Limited!  Please register at: Book online

Who says aging is all downhill?  Adjust your aging trajectory and feel younger for longer!  This class meets you where you are at, and at any age. Only 35 but feel 75 when you try to get up off the floor?  Only 60 but feeling 90? Learn how to change the way you move, so you can immediately change the way you feel. ​ Through simple movements and alignment techniques, Dynamic Aging exercises assist in:

developing whole-body health  *  discovering pain relief  *  building strength and stability  *  reestablishing alignment and balance

creating more mobility  *  reducing tension  *  decreasing pain/inflammation  * improving overall wellbeing

Move Younger Wellness Series

This class series is designed for adults of any age, and on any life journey.  Start with “Move to the Music” to get your body moving and dance the stress away.  Enjoy a healthy snack at intermission, then stretch, breathe, and relax in “Mindful Movement”—a great way to tackle the middle of the week stress.

Resident: $25/session or $45/both class-type sessions  |  Non-Resident: $30/session or $55/both

Healthy Refreshments provided in between classes  |  Space is Limited.  Please register at:Book online 

Not sure if the class is for you?  Try your first class free!

 

Move to the Music

Tuesdays, 4:15pm-5:00pm, 9/27-11/22 (No Class 11/8)

Are you “so over” the Zumba trend, but still love to move to music? Come dance like no one is watching with this unique, fun & functional movement class!  Perform mindfully choreographed movements to music from all different genres to gently improve flexibility, coordination, and spinal health.  Fun movement games will also be incorporated to help boost cognitive ability, brain function, and memory.

Mindful Movement

Tuesdays, 5:15pm-6:00pm, 9/27-11/22 (No Class 11/8)

Relax, take a deep breath, and release the worries of the day!  This restorative class teaches breathwork and easy techniques, for any age, to alleviate aches & pains, reduce muscle tension, improve posture & range of motion, increase circulation, and promote relaxation.  Each movement is taught so it can be incorporated into your daily life to further enhance muscle function, mobility, performance, and overall well-being.  *Class does require some movements on the floor.

Interested in Small Group Training?  Contact us at activitycenter@cityofdaytonmn.com for availability & pricing!

Kristie Walker is a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist with a Master’s degree in Health Promotion, a B.S. degree in Kinesiology, and is the former Director of Education and Training for a national fitness certification company.  As a master instructor and trainer, she has presented workshops and taught classes both nationally and locally and holds certifications in personal training and over 15 group fitness formats. With over 20 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, she brings to Dayton cutting edge, comprehensive whole-body, and paradigm-shifting movement programming to extend the life of our bodies and the quality of our lives. Visit her website for more information at www.JustBreathingLLC.com

 

Juniper Evidence Based Wellness Programs

Evidence Based Wellness Programming with Juniper
The City of Dayton has partnered with Juniper, a research-based series of wellness programs offered throughout the state of Minnesota.

Creating a Healthier Minnesota
Juniper is helping communities across Minnesota create a culture of health, where prevention and wellness are the norm. Our programs give you the tools you need to take control of your own health and manage in a way that works best for you and your life. Juniper programs provide education, fitness instruction, and self-care strategies for participants; they do not replace clinical care provided by doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. Our evidence-based programs help people across the state experience improved wellness and quality of life.

What are “evidence-based” programs?
Evidence-based programs are developed and verified by researchers to promote self-management of chronic health conditions (such as diabetes and chronic pain), prevent falls, and foster individual well-being. Juniper offers evidence-based programs for:

Preventing Falls
Preventing and Managing Diabetes
Managing Chronic Conditions and Pain

Learn more and register for classes by visiting: https://yourjuniper.org/

Current Classes:

Juniper Classes

Soup Social

We will be hosting regular Soup Socials coming Fall 2022.  We’ve still got a bit of planning to do, but stay tuned!