Exercise Classes

Research shows we are an unhealthy nation coupled with the fact that as we age we lose flexibility, muscle mass, bone density, coordination and over all cardiovascular endurance.  Older adults are more likely to experience chronic diseases such as Arthritis, Hypertension, Diabetes and Heart Disease.  To help combat this problem the East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging offers a variety of classes tailored to meet a variety of needs.

Arthritis Aquatic Exercise:
The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program for adults is a recreational exercise program designed to accommodate the abilities of individuals with arthritis and other related diseases.  All classes are taught by Arthritis Foundation Certified instructors.

NEA Clinic Wellness Center
Monday – Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Monday & Thursday: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Non Members: $3.00
Members: Included in the Membership

Trim Gym
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday:8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
(May be subject to change depending on the time of the year)
Non-members $2.00
Members: Included in the Membership
Paragould Community Center
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Membership Required
St. Bernard's Wellness Institute
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday- 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Non-members $10 for all day

Members: Included in the Membership

Pocahontas Aquatic Center
Monday, Wednesday & Friday-8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (Formerly PACE):
The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program classes are low impact range of motion classroom exercises.  The classes are designed to help those who have joint and /or muscle problems achieve improved joint mobility, muscle strength and endurance in order to improve the performance of their daily activities.  All classes are taught by Arthritis Foundation Certified instructors and are free and open to the public.

EAAAA Jonesboro Conference Room
Monday & Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Parkinson exercise group
Monday & Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Classes are free and open to the public
Pocahontas Community Center
Monday - Friday:  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Forrest City Medical Center
Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Classes are free and open to the public
Forrest City Senior Center
Monday's: 10:30 a.m.  - 11:30 a.m.
Classes are free an open to the public
Marianna Senior Center
Friday's: 1:30 p.m.
Classes are free and open to the public
Bean Bag Baseball Practice:
Bean Bag Baseball (BBB) is a game played on a board stand with beanbags.  Rules are similar to real baseball- person throwing continues until he/she gets 3 strikes.  An inning is over when each team has 3 outs.
EAAAA Jonesboro Conference Room
Monday & Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
HealthRhythms is a group empowerment drumming class geared toward improving the effects of cardiovascular illness, diabetes, cognitive impairment, chronic pain, depression, obesity, and stress. Recreational music making has the potential to turn off some of the DNA switches turned on by stress.  You do NOT have to know how to play the drums to join the class.

EAAAA Jonesboro Conference Room 
Every Tuesday beginning January 10, 2017.  10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Check with your local Senior Centers for times and dates also.

Chair Yoga:

With Chair Yoga, you learn to enjoy being in a chair while practicing yoga poses, deep breathing techniques, and meditations. You crave your daily chair yoga practice.  (Some chair yoga students and teachers have decorated their chairs with paint, fabric, and pictures.  Try it to make your practice more fun!)


Date: Every Wednesday

Time: 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Place: Forrest City Senior Center

Date: Every First and Last Thursday

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Place: Wynne Library- 410 E. Merriman St.


Classes are free of charge.

Clogging is fun and can be modified to the level and comfort of the dancer.  Clogging also has a hidden health benefit.  The physical exercise that one receives while dancing helps strengthen bones and muscles.  It can help with weight loss, the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems and even memory as you learn new steps and routines.  It is a great way to stay fit and enjoy the fellowship with others.
EAAAA Jonesboro Conference Room
Beginners Class
Tuesday: 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Experienced Class
Tuesday: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Classes are free and open to the public
Strong Woman:
Exercise program featuring five exercise routines that cover balance, endurance, strength-training, and stretching/flexibility.
EAAAA Jonesboro Conference Room
Monday and Wednesday 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Move With Balance:
Health focused program that offers opportunities to improve focus, concentration, memory, balance coordination, energy levels fall prevention techniques.  A fun and unique way to star 'sharp'.  

EAAAA Jonesboro Conference room
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
or check with your local Senior Center