Activity Center

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Dayton 4 Life is a 55 and forward focused 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 keep up with the grandkids, stay in your current home, reduce the risk of falls, manage a chronic condition, enhance your social life, or just have fun.

Join Dayton 4 Life and truly “Live the Difference” in Dayton–Free for Dayton Residents in 2021 with a class enrollment!

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

To register, please fill out the Recreation Registration form and mail or drop off with payment to Dayton City Hall, 12260 S. Diamond Lake Rd, Dayton, MN 55327.

 

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.

Fitness Classes

As part of our introduction to the Dayton 4 Life program, we were lucky to schedule a few classes with elite instructor, Kristie Walker, from Just Breathing, LLC.  Space is limited, so sign up early! Please submit your registration form & payment by the deadline: Friday, September 24 at noon.  

Class fees:
Resident: $30/session or $50 for both sessions
Non-Resident: $40/session or $60 for both sessions

Discounts available per registered class session:
$2 discount for Silver Sneakers participants (must indicate on registration form)
$5 discount for Dayton 4 Life members

Move and Groove
Tuesdays, 5-5:45pm, 9/28 to 10/26
Perform choreographed movements to music from all genres! Increase flexibility, coordination, brain function, spinal health, cognitive ability/memory, and overall health and well-being. This class combines fun and movement together to create an enjoyable experience that flies by! This class is geared towards the 55+ crowd, but all are welcome.

Stretch and Release
Tuesdays, 6-6:45pm, 9/28 to 10/26
Take control of how your body feels! Alleviate aches and pains, reduce muscle tension, improve posture, and joint range of motion, increase circulation, and promote relaxation through stretching and muscle and tissue release. These techniques are easy to learn and are a must for everyone to improve function, mobility, performance, and overall well-being. Please bring a mat to class.

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

Partner 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 Virtual Classes Sept Oct 2021

Wellness Resource Carnival

We’re still in the planning stages! Coming Soon–Spring 2022.