You've got one body - if you're 6 or 86, you've got to use it so you don't lose it.  Whether you work out with Janice privately, or drop in to a class, you'll find that having fun and sweating CAN go together.   GretnaMOVES includes folks who want to live a full life--for themselves, and so our community is strong.  

​​Janice Balmer, MHS, Certified Group & Personal Trainer, is the owner of GretnaMoves, a wellness company based in Mt. Gretna, PA.




Winter 2020

Please check the Schedule link, above, for class specifics. 


  • Barre  Strengthen and tone your lower body while also addressing core and posture.  No ballet experience required!  This is a fun and focused class, but it's low-impact.  Upper body exercises will be included.  Students need a yoga mat and water.  Several classes are scheduled; more will be added based on attendance.  Please check the above schedule link.


  • ​Community Strength and Wellness An hour-long, challenging class designed for people age 50-90.  After a warm-up, participants are guided through exercises that hone muscular endurance; strengthen the core; and increase balance.  Cardiovascular exercises are peppered throughout the workout along with a few mental games to improve brain elasticity/memory.  Students perform most exercises standing, although we may get on the floor with yoga mats.  For those who wish to opt out of floor-work, options for chair exercises are provided. Mt. Gretna Fire Hall, Tuesdays, 9:45-10:45am.  $48/month if paid ahead (assumes 4 classes/month) or $15/class drop-in fee. 

  • Gentle Strength and Wellness A gentle workout for the Senior who wants to keep moving.  Students use light weights (as tolerated) and other props to improve everyday strength and endurance.  Exercises to improve the core, balance, and cognitive games are included.  Class is fun - the moves change weekly.  Class camaraderie is encouraged! You do not need to be a Cornwall Manor resident to attend.  Exercises are done standing and using a chair.  Cornwall Manor, Tuesdays, 11:15am-Noon, Zerr Chapel basement.  $28/month if paid ahead (assumes 4 classes/month) or $10/drop-in. 

  •  Intervals (Full Body Workout)  Janice's version of a HIIT (high intensity interval training) class appropriate for every person willing to push themselves.  One of Janice's most popular classes.  Join a fantastic group of folks (all ages, sizes, fitness levels) to work all areas of your body.  Bouts of high intensity moves (cardio, strength, balance, core) interspersed with short but active breaks.  Exercises are both standing and floor-based.  However, Janice will develop and demo optional exercises for those who choose not to go to the floor. This workout is fun, sometimes goofy, and always sweaty.  Fantastic music keeps us going, and we finish with a short stretching/meditation exercise. Ages 12 and above welcome.   Please bring a yoga mat, light hand weights (3-5#), and water.  Check the calendar for specific dates.

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