Fitness Program

Our Fitness Program Offers Something for Everyone 

Our bright, new Fitness Room addition offers something for everyone! Whether you wish to join a class, learn a new skill, or simply desire to increase your strength and flexibility — whatever your personal activity level, there is something here for you. We provide a wide range of classes to suit all levels of physical fitness, as well as individual attention, to keep you feeling healthy and strong.

Something for Everyone

Open Gym Opportunities

Work at your own pace — our Fitness Room is well-supplied with a variety of strength-building equipment and free weights, as well as a treadmill, rowing machine, recumbent bicycle, step machine, and more. Looking to improve your fitness knowledge? Stop by the Fitness Room for some one-on-one instruction. Our Fitness Coordinator, Bernadette, would love to help you develop a fitness routine that is right for you.

I love the fitness activities.

I really enjoy the new Dance Step class – one of the residents plays the piano while we do everything from the cha cha to the tango to the twist!

Wide Variety of Fitness Classes

From yoga to strength training, walking for fitness (and fun), to relaxation techniques — our Fitness Instructors work diligently to help our residents remain strong and active!

Some of our many classes include:

  • Chair Yoga This class focuses on breathing techniques to help bring awareness of our movements and reduce stress. Includes seated and standing positions with the aid of a chair, with the goal of improved flexibility, posture, and range of motion.
  • Strength & Conditioning Functional exercises designed to challenge cardio, strength, and balance.
  • Dance Steps This class will keep you moving, incorporating lots of your favorite dance steps accompanied on the piano by one of our talented residents.
  • Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance This program uses eight forms derived from the traditional 24-form Yang-style Tai Chi, and progresses from easy to difficult. Research has shown that people who complete the program are less likely to fall and are less fearful about falling,
  • Walk for Health Walking is one of the simplest and best forms of exercise! Join a beginner level group for a walk around the beautiful Birch Hill grounds. In the event of inclement weather, we will conduct the walk indoors.
  • Strong Women This class utilizes ankle and hand weights as well as floor exercises to improve strength, balance, and flexibility. This format was founded by Dr. Miriam Nelson of Tufts University, author of “Strong Women Stay Young.”
  • YMCA at Allard Center of Goffstown For those looking for access to a swimming pool, Birch Hill provides weekly, free transportation to our local YMCA to enjoy their indoor pool, steam room and/or sauna, and many other amenities.

Whatever your current state of fitness – mildly curious, passionate, or “the doctor is telling me to get up and move” – you will find a fun, welcoming, and active environment at Birch Hill. Your physical fitness can be as intense, fun and/or social as you want it to be! We make it easy to stay fit. Take a class or work individually with our full-time fitness professionals to design a workout program that helps you achieve your personal fitness goals.

Class schedules vary by season.