Stay Active & Independent for Life
- It works… you’ll be stronger, have better balance, feel better and this will help you stay independent, active and prevent falls.
It’s safe… the instructors are experienced and skilled, and exercises have been tested with seniors.
- It’s fun… you’ll meet other seniors & make new friends
A strenght and balance finess class for adults 65+
Halls Senior Center – (865) 922-0416
Two classes offered – Advanced and Beginner
Instructor: Johnnie Long
University of TN Medical Center Physical Therapy – (865) 305-3299
Instructors: Amy Shafer and Brandon Seale
South Knoxville Senior Center – (865) 573-5843
Instructor: Danyell Schoene
For more information call:
Knox County Health Department
(865) 215-5175 or
* Please call for specific dates and times of classes. A small fee may be associated with the SAIL classes.
SAIL Testimonials from Halls Senior Center
“Class is great! I am looking forward to improving my coordination. I have already improved my mental attitude.”
“I was going to get out of the recliner and my shoe stuck to the carpet and I would have fallen except for the fact that the SAIL class has helped me with balance.”
“I have arthritis and osteoporosis and scoliosis so I have been exercising to help strengthen my bones and muscles and also heart and lungs. It helps everything – brain too!”
“I have asthma and was unable to stand up and do exercised with the class. Now I can keep up with everyone else without breathing hard.”
“My sister is 85. She called me and said would you like to go to the SAIL program? She now goes to the one closer at Carter senior center.”
“I have built strength and muscle tone and improved my balance very much over the past 6 months since SAIL program started. I enjoy and look forward to exercise now and hate it when I have to miss. Keep it going!”
- Frances – “I was losing my balance and was afraid of falling. I learned about the SAIL class and started attending. My balance has improved, my strength and muscles have also been helped. I thoroughly enjoy the class with Johnnie and always look forward to it!”