Providing supportive services and programs to older adults in West and Northwest Philadelphia

Ralston Wellness Classes


Ralston’s Wellness program, for those 55 and older, offers fitness classes to increase flexibility and balance, reduce discomfort, increase strength and support performance of everyday activities.

Our experienced instructors do an outstanding job of addressing individual needs in a group setting. Whether you’ve been active for years or taken some time off, you’ll enjoy and benefit from Ralston’s classes.

The first class is free, so why not give it a try?

For other price and payment information, please contact Shakia Bundy at 215-386-2984, ext 10.

For information on classes at our community sites, please contact Shakia Bundy at 215-386-2984, ext 10.

A Place Like Home II
East Falls Village
Salvation Army Booth Manor
Salvation Army Ivy Residence
Mercy LIFE — West Philadelphia




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Abdominal Workout

Thirty minutes of exercises focusing on your core muscles. Developing your core muscles will improve posture and reduce lower back pain.

Instructor: Barbara Jankowski

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Chair Yoga

A gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. We use a series of postures and breathing exercises to achieve control and integration of body, mind and spirit. Gentle stretches and strengtheners build range of motion safely in a supportive environment. Emphasis on breathing and proper technique increases flexibility and balance and promotes relaxation and well-being.

Instructor: Shiva Das

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A method of body movement re-education that will enhance your body’s function. Through directed attention and small movements you can increase both flexibility and range of movement.

Instructor: Jaclyn Boone

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Stretch & Tone

Adaptable to all fitness levels, this class emphasizes cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and strength training. Light hand weights are used to tone your body, stretches to improve flexibility, and cardiovascular exercises to improve endurance.

Instructor: Barbara Jankowski

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Tai Chi

A graceful martial art using flowing movements to improve leg strength, reduce the risk of falls, raise energy levels, and increase concentration and balance.

Instructor: Andrew Heckert

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