Strength, Balance & Flexibility for Seniors (Online)

Strength, Balance & Flexibility for Seniors is a total body workout with a focus on strengthening the core and limbs while amplifying the body’s movement through stretch, improving overall balance, posture, muscle tone and mobility. By learning how to move the body in a healthy way, one can reduce pain, improve body awareness, avoid injury and reinforce proper movement principles. Class begins in a chair to freely move every part the body and then transitions to standing weight bearing exercise to improve bone and muscle strength. Through a blend of yoga, Pilates, dance stretch, martial arts, strength training and breath work, students achieve overall health and wellness and improved range of motion. For a gentler class, register for Gentle Movement for Seniors: Sustainable Exercise for Lifelong Fitness.

"I’ve taken Susanne’s senior strength class for several years. Her exercises help me stay strong, maintain balance, and continue to lead an active life even at the age of 81. I especially appreciate that Emerson Wellness streams the class so I can enjoy the strength program from home. I strongly recommend this class to anyone who wants to maintain fitness as they age."
— Susan S., student, Strength, Balance & Flexibility for Seniors



Online Class
Streamed to your computer

things to bring

  • Pair of weights or toning balls 1, 2, or 3lb)
  • Flexbands


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.