Gentle Movement for Seniors: Sustainable Exercise for Lifelong Fitness (Online)

As we age, it’s important to explore exercise that will sustain our health and keep us moving for the rest of our lives. Instead of diminishing movement, this class amplifies range of motion while integrating modifications for common age-related mobility issues such as shoulder, knee and hip restrictions and arthritis. This is a gentler version of the Strength, Balance and Flexibility for Seniors class. The class includes seated mobility stretch, strengthening exercises for limbs and core and standing balance exercises. The slower pace allows older students or those who are just coming back to exercise to feel more energized, less pain and more confidence in their bodies.

"This class is a perfect level for us with the right balance of chair and floor exercises and just the right amount of challenge. Your music, your explanations, your pacing and your analogies are superb and enormously helpful. Your emphasis on breathing and posture is so important and usually not incorporated in other exercise classes that we have tried. We look forward to joining you each week."
— Angela W., student, Gentle Movement for Seniors: Sustainable Exercise for Lifelong Fitness


Online Class
Streamed to your computer

things to bring

Online class requires the following: These brands are just a suggestion; you can find other brands that would work just as well. You also may want to use a thin block or low pillow under your head on the mat.


Photo of the instructor
Susanne Liebich

Susanne Liebich has been a professional dance and certified movement educator, choreographer and program director for over 30 years. As a senior fitness expert, her knowledge includes exercise which enhances and sustains the health of adults of all ages and mobility levels. Her balanced, holistic approach blends traditional, expressive and therapeutic movement to foster overall wellbeing. Her certifications include Dance for PD®, Stott Pilates®, Black Belt Nia®, Moving to Heal® and Total Barre®. She is trained in injury prevention for older adults and individuals with Parkinson’s, MS, osteoporosis and arthritis.

She was one of the first Certified Dance for PD instructors in the world, and her class was featured in the Boston Globe. She is a member of the Emerson Hospital Parkinson’s Disease Committee. Her work includes classes at independent senior, assisted living and memory communities, and hospitals in the Greater Boston area.