Each fitness class at the Vista del Monte
Fitness & Aquatic Center is designed to include:
- Endurance activities, which
increase heart rate and breathing for extended periods of
time. They improve the health of the heart, lungs, and circulatory
system and have been shown to help prevent or delay some
- Strength exercises that help
older adults to be strong enough to do the things they need
and like to do.
- Balance exercises to help prevent
falls, a major cause of disability in older adults.
- Stretching, which helps keep
the body limber, flexible and helps residents maintain independence.
The class names and formats emphasize the FUN
and focus of the exercise session. Each class description
is labeled by:
||Middle of the Road–some
have been learned and now we polish our act. Moderate
to high-intensity level.
The exercise/recreation pool (3 1/2 feet to 4 1/2 feet deep,
87 - 89 degrees fahrenheit) is open for lap
swimming and individual water walking regularly throughout
the week and weekend. During other hours, the following shallow
water classes are offered.
|A fun, theatrical approach
to shallow water exercise with movement to music at all
levels of intensity. Music selection and intensity may
vary among instructors.
|A national program, developed
by the Arthritis Foundation, which introduces those with
arthritis to the benefits and comfort of warm, shallow
water exercise to reduce pain. Class intensity and formats
may vary among instructors.
||An overall conditioning
class for those with low or no vision. Sponsored by the
Braille Institute of Santa Barbara.
||A comprehensive balance and mobility training program designed to use the supporting nature of water. Class size limited.
||A very-low-impact, total
body workout intended to improve balance, coordination,
agility, strength and flexibility. Learn the basics of
||Take a little balance walk, flexibility, range of motion, strength training and water walking and mix it together with a little bit of music for your morning fitness buffet. Intensity level is between arthritis program and Aqua Motion.
||Join the gang in a no rules, no points, raucous, and laughter filled class. It's not like anything else!
Flotation devices are available for added stability and
support. For your safety, a qualified lifeguard will be present
at all times unless otherwise posted. All scheduled classes
will be supervised by a qualified instructor. Some classes
may not be available year round depending on enrollment and
instructor availability. Call for current schedule.
STRENGTH TRAINING AND CONDITIONING
The strength training and cardiovascular equipment room is
available for individual use regularly throughout the week
and weekend (call for current schedule). During other hours the
following group exercise classes are offered.
to learn, ask questions, and use the strength training
and conditioning room in an unstructured, yet supervised
||Exercise to a variety of music for a well-rounded fitness experience.
||Classes taught by certified instructors, with degrees in physical therapy, kinesiology, and exercise sciences. Classes offered on land and in our pool to better meet the needs of clients with painful arthritic conditions. Brochure available.
|Fresh Air Fitness
||Strength building exercises
for muscles and bones. Learn to use strength training
equipment specifically designed for all ability levels.
The program is intended to increase metabolism and keep
blood sugar in check.
|Open Hours (OH)
||An opportunity ot utilize the equipment using your own format.
||A series of progressive exercises that combine stabilization and flexibility. (Please bring exercise mat and thick towel.)
||Suspension strength training using ropes improve functional strength and mobility fast. Designed to improve core fitness and overall balance.
|Yoga Our Way
||Stretch, flex and relax. A total body experience.
||An off-campus ballroom dance experience set to Latin and international rhythms designed for older adults and beginning dancers.
For your safety and convenience, all scheduled classes will
be supervised by a qualified fitness specialist or fitness
THE PERSONAL TOUCH PROGRAM
For those desiring more individual guidance, our fitness
and aquatic specialists can be scheduled for instruction to
improve performance in:
- Strength Training and Conditioning
Schedule your personal trainer with the FAC Director by calling
(805) 879-7632. Appointments are made during the
open hours. Fees for eight sessions begin at $175. Call for more information.
Fees per 30-minute session begin at $22.00 for Vista residents
and $24.00 for non-residents. (Participants need
not be Vista
del Monte Fitness & Aquatic members to take advantage
of the Personal Touch Program.)
Any member using their own personal trainer must file a current
copy of the trainer's professional liability insurance policy
with the FAC center, in addition to maintaining paid membership
for both client and trainer.