Healthy Living Program

Available virtually through the Spring semester.

Cornell Wellness offers opportunities for physical fitness and social experiences, geared towards individuals who are age 50 and over, that are appropriate for every size, shape, and ability. These offerings are great for individuals who are first starting a fitness program, have gone through joint replacement, suffer from arthritis, experience lingering joint pain from injury, have physical limitations or disabilities, those who want to improve their balance, fitness, overall well being and more.

Our group fitness classes and social programs embody our vision of inclusion, offer participants individualized attention to be successful, and promote an environment of camaraderie and personal success. Any current Wellness Recreation Member may participate. The group fitness classes have start and end dates; but you can join at any time.

Wellness' Healthy Living Fitness Consultations
The initial Fitness Consultation is a great way to get started with the Healthy Living Program! It typically lasts about 1 hour. During that time, you and a certified personal trainer will discuss your fitness goals and options. Based on your goals, a personalized exercise plan will be developed. This plan will include the details of how and when you will exercise. The initial Fitness Consultation also often includes a tour of the facility (tour currently not available due to COVID-19) and an explanation of how to access the various perks associated with your Wellness Recreation Membership. To schedule a fitness consultation, either check off the appropriate box on the Wellness Recreation Membership application or contact Keri Johnson by email

Stay Up To Date On What's Happening With Wellness' Healthy Living Program
Lectures, workshops, social events, group fitness class announcements (and cancellations) and more are shared through this communication e-list. Email Keri Johnson at to request to be added to this e-list. 

Wellness' Healthy Living Group Fitness Classes

  • Wellness' Healthy Living group fitness class offerings are currently all virtual and require you to have an active 1-Year Wellness Recreation Membership to access them. They will remain virtual through the Spring semester. If you do not have a membership, please visit the Purchasing A Wellness Recreation Mebership page to learn how to join.
    • To Access the group fitness classes, please contact Keri Johnson to be added to Wellness' Healthy Living Program communication e-list. If you are already on this e-list, you will receive the links to access the live group fitness classes provided through Zoom. View the group fitness class schedule for Spring 2021. The Spring session runs January 11-May 28, 2021. 
  • Group Fitness Class Descriptions
  • Instructor Bio's

Recorded Healthy Living Program Group Fitness classes

Kick-Start to Mindfulness Practice – Special Edition for Retirees
This workshop series is a kick-start for anyone who is interested in mindfulness or meditation but maybe apprehensive, too busy or perhaps too skeptical to try. Ruth from Cornell Wellness will offer a 4-part practice in different kinds of mindfulness to show you how you can fold it into your routine for better focus, relief of symptoms of worry/anxiety, slowing of the noisy mind and physical relaxation. During this pandemic winter this workshop series will provide tools to bring a little sliver of peace to your day. Join the workshop every Monday at 4:00pm on March 8, 15, 22 and 29. Register for this workshop series here. Contact Ruth Merle-Doyle with questions. #mentalwellness

Wellness' Healthy Living Fitness Testing
One of the great benefits Cornell Wellness offers our Wellness Recreation Members is physical fitness testing in a group setting for older adults. This group test follows the Fullerton Functional Fitness Test protocols as well as the NASM Squat Assessment, Trunk Rotation, and Reach Test. The tests are well-researched, recognized internationally, and provide a picture of the overall strength, stamina, flexibility, coordination, balance, and posture of adults aged 60 years old and up. Cornell Wellness believes in the social benefits of exercise and provides the testing in a group atmosphere that is non-competitive and fun. You must have a current Wellness Recreational Membership to participate.

  • Date TBA. Currently not available due to COVID-19.
  • Registration coming soon