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Physical Education
Veterans Memorial
Senior Center
939 Valota Rd
Redwood City, CA 94061
(650) 368-7732

The Adaptive PE program offers a variety of classes to fit your needs and level of mobility.  All classes are structured in a way that offers a personalized exercise program but carried out in a motivating group setting.  Each individual is allowed to progress at his or her own pace, and feel safe in an environment where they will not be judged for their own particular level of ability.

Group Exercise Classes as well as an Open Gym are offered each weekday while Specialized Classes have unique schedules and may incur an extra fee (please see our Schedule page for timing).  You may enroll at any time and the fee will be prorated.

General Conditioning Classes

Group Exercise

Group Exercise Classes
Strength, Balance, and Movement

Level 1
This class includes a warm up, strength training exercises, cardiovascular conditioning, balance, and a cool down. In person or on Zoom.

Level 2
This class includes a warm up, strength training exercises, cardiovascular conditioning, balance, and a cool down. Must be able to get up and down from the ground.

Individual Exercise - Independent Workout

Open Gym/Individual Exercise -
Independent Workout

Depending upon the individual, only a small amount of instruction may be necessary prior to exercising independently. Cardiovascular and strength training equipment such as: NuSteps, treadmills, arm cycles, wall pulleys, balance and stability balls, parallel bars etc., are all available for use.

Individual Exercise - Personalized Training

Individual Exercise
Personalized Training

Before and/or after the group exercise, students can work with a personal fitness trainer to tailor a specific exercise program to meet their individual fitness and wellness goals. Great care will be taken to choose appropriate exercises with an emphasis on safety and adaptations for each individual.

Specialized Classes

Gait Improvement Class

Gait Improvement Class
Attention will focus on foot and hip function and the role they play in movement quality. 

We will also review movement patterns with activities contributing to gait which would include sit-to-stand, ground-to-stand, upper extremity activities, and posture.  We will identify which muscles are firing or not at appropriate times during the gait cycle.  

The secondary goal of the class is to be able to multi-task with these movements.

Mobility and Stretching Class

Mobility and Fall Prevention Class for Parkinson’s
The ultimate goal is to empower students to self-evaluate regularly to address their bodies’ needs.

Class will emphasize breathing, joint function, mobility, range-of-motion. Special focus on trunk, spinal mobility and hamstring flexibility which plays a vital role in hip extension—a key element of efficient walking. 

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga
This class focuses on ease of movement, gentle strengthening and balance

Participants are led through a series of gentle seated and standing yoga poses and relaxation techniques. 


Level 2 Circuit Training

Level 2 Circuit Training

Circuit training is an efficient and challenging form of conditioning. 

It works well to improve strength, endurance and coordination. The class combines weight training, balance and cardiovascular work in a group setting. Stability balls, hand weights, medicine balls and resistance bands will be used to target your arms, legs, chest and core.

Parkinsons' Chair Exercise Class

Parkinsons’ Chair Exercise Class

This class will encompass seated and standing exercises for flexibility, strength and balance.   Aerobic machines available.  More information:  (650) 368-7732.

Prerequisites include: 
1.)  You must be able to stand from a chair (with assistance of a walker/cane or caregiver ok)
2.)  You can balance sitting in a chair without help
3.)  You must have blood pressure well managed.

Parkinson's Exercise (Advanced)

Parkinson's Exercise (Advanced)

This is a high level class consisting of walking, balancing, and aerobic activity.

Prerequisites include: 
1.) You must be able to walk independently for 45 minutes. 
2.) You must be able to get up/down from floor alone or with assist of a chair.

Fitness for Neuromuscular Conditions

Fitness for Neuromuscular Conditions

Designed to improve the functionality and fitness of people with Parkinson's and other neurological conditions.

Prerequisites include: 
You must be able to walk independently and be able to get up/down from floor.
Please contact the instructors, Scott Lohmann and Sang Pvongnak, before registering at: or call (650) 823-1225.

Intermediate Yoga

Intermediate Yoga

Originally designed for those with Parkinson's, this class is open to all and includes both floor and standing poses.  This class focuses on improved mobility and relaxation.

Prerequisites include:
1.) You must be able to walk independently for 45 minutes.
2.) You must be able to get up/down from floor alone or with assist of a chair.

Evening Fitness

Evening Fitness

This unique exercise program focuses on weight loss, core training and injury prevention.

Class includes on-going consultation with a personal fitness instructor who will plan a fitness program tailored for your specific needs. The instructor will also monitor your progress and provide valuable tools and information for continued fitness success!

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Maintenance Program

Pulmonary Maintenance Program
Please contact us at (650) 368-7732 for more information.

This program is designed to assist persons with a Pulmonary diagnosis to increase stamina and maintain physical fitness. 

Biodex SD Balance System Program

Biodex SD Balance System Program
By Arrangement Only - call (650) 368-7732 for more details

A comprehensive Fall Risk Screening and Conditioning Program using our Biodex Balance System. This equipment increases mobility, assesses fall-risk, improves balance, develops muscle tone and increases agility.

Dance, Fitness, and Fun!

Dance, Fitness, and Fun!
Come and join us!

This is a beginner class - get fit and have a great time dancing to the oldies! Moves and combos are easy to follow. We will work on balance, flexibility, mobility and burning a few calories to boot.  A mild strength component will be added to round out this fun package.