Powerful Aging Exercise

Powerful Aging is an exercise program for older adults. The program is based on years of training and research and is designed to safely and effectively improve strength, endurance, mobility, coordination, and balance.

Our program is different than exercise classes at local gyms and community centers. We have been focused on aging adults since 1999 and tailor our classes to attendees and their health issues. Plus, we keep our class sizes small with a maximum of 15 participants so our instructors can provide individual attention. Need a modification to an exercise? No problem. Need to work from a chair because you can’t lay on the floor? We see that every day and are happy to work with you.

Powerful Aging Exercise Class

Who Can Attend

We welcome anyone age 50 and older who is in generally good health.

Powerful Aging is a good fit for people with health issues because we offer individualized attention that many other exercise programs and classes cannot offer. It’s especially well-suited for those with controlled coronary artery disease and other monitored medical conditions.

Class Schedule

Our Powerful Aging classes are co-ed and each class is one hour.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7:30-8:30 a.m. 7:30-8:30 a.m. 7:30-8:30 a.m.
3:30-4:30 p.m. 3:30-4:30 p.m.
5:30-6:30 p.m. 5:30-6:30 p.m.


Monday and Wednesday
7:30-8:30 a.m. (Administrative Services Building)

Tuesday and Thursday
3:30-4:30 p.m. (Administrative Services Building)
5:30-6:30 p.m. (Administrative Services Building)

7:30-8:30 a.m. (Administrative Services Building)

Program Cost

Participants sign up for 8-week sessions of Powerful Aging and can choose to attend two or three classes per week.

8-week session, 2 classes per week – $112.00
8-week session, 3 classes per week – $168.00

The fee is payable by check at your first class.

Location & Parking

Powerful Aging classes are held at UConn Health at:

Administrative Services Building (ASB)
110 Dowling Way
Farmington, CT 06030

When you reach Dowling Way, ASB is the first building on your right.

Parking is available in Garage 1, which is located on the right side of Dowling Way after passing ASB and the Musculoskeletal Institute.

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Get Started

Interested in Powerful Aging? Please call us at 860-679-2846 or email instructor Mary Root at maroot@uchc.edu.

You are welcome to watch a class before signing up. Please give us a call so we know to expect you.

Each new attendee meets with a Powerful Aging instructor to review questions and discuss any exercise modifications that may be needed. A physician release form is required prior to starting the program.

Our Instructor

Mary Carroll Root is certified as an ACE, AEA, AFAA, PACE, and AIFI instructor. She is a certified SilverSneakers instructor for step, aqua, and chair exercise. She is also certified in YogaFit, tai chi for osteoporosis, fall prevention and arthritis, advanced functional training, and as a special populations fitness trainer.

Mary Root