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Annie Kragness and Renee Main, co-founders of ARORA at Life Time

ARORA Founder Favorites: 6 Activities to Try

By Renée Main and Annie Kragness

The creators of this expanding healthy-aging program at Life Time share their favorite ARORA activities to participate in at the club.

Barre studio with a row of exercise mats

5 Healthy-Aging Benefits of Barre

By Emily Ewen

The creator of ARORA Barre on the advantages of this exercise format for active older adults.

Renee Main, co-founder of ARORA programming at Life Time

All About the ARORA Intro to Healthy Living Program

By Emily Ewen

Everything you need to know about this digital fitness program that features six weeks of workouts and educational content.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Posture and Balance

By Emily Ewen

A Dynamic Personal Trainer offers tips for working on your posture and balance so you can reduce the risk of falling.

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Life Time in the News: “Woman, 104, Who Swims Laps Every Day Shares Simple Tips for Long Life”

By Life Time Editorial Team

The oldest Life Time member in North America shares the insights she’s garnered about longevity.

4 Strength-Training Tips for Active Older Adults

4 Strength-Training Tips for Active Older Adults

By Emily Ewen

An ARORA-certified trainer offers advice for starting or maintaining an effective resistance-training routine, along with guidance for balancing it with low-impact cardio efforts.

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How to Keep Your Brain Healthy as You Age

With Edward Park, PhD
Season 7, Episode 3

Our brains age just like the rest of our bodies, and just like it’s important to care for our bodies so we can move functionally well for as long as possible, it’s also essential to do everything we can to maintain and support healthy brain function as the years pass by. With the current absence of effective treatment options for most neurological diseases, prevention really is the best treatment for them, and it’s never too early — or too late — to start. Edward Park, PhD, explains what to know about normal and abnormal brain aging, as well as the lifestyle strategies we have control over to support our brain health and help reduce the risk of decline and disease.

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Healthy Aging and the Brain: 5 Ways to Improve Neuroplasticity

Healthy Aging and the Brain: 5 Ways to Improve Neuroplasticity

By Emily Ewen

The importance of exercising our brains as we age and advice for easy ways to strengthen cognitive functioning.

Three people in the pool doing a water workout

The Joint-Friendly Water Workout

By Emily Ewen

These pool-based cardio and strength exercises are easy on your joints — and all together add up to good workout.

A mom gardening with her young daughter.

The Lessons Our Moms Teach Us

By Annie Kragness

The cofounder of Life Time’s ARORA program reflects on the lasting influence her mom has had on who she is and continues to strive to be.

Person sitting on a treadmill tying their shoe

Exercising Safely with Parkinson’s Disease

By Emily Ewen

Consistent exercise can help slow the progression of Parkinson’s. Experts weigh in on how to get the best results.

Person doing an ARORA Fit workout with a coach

Strength, Mobility, Balance: Introducing ARORA Fit

By Emily Ewen

A Q&A with the creators of the new signature group training format that’s designed for active older adults.

Two adults smiling while in a water fitness class in the pool.

Stress Less With ARORA Fitness

By Emily Ewen

However you prefer to unwind or destress, there’s an ARORA class for you.

Four people in a tai chi class

5 Moves You’ll See in ARORA Tai Chi

By Emily Ewen

Learn about the benefits of this practice — and a few of the moves you’ll do in class.

Three older adult women smiling and talking outside by the pool.

Survey Says: It’s Never Too Late in Life to Make Fulfilling Friendships

By Emily Ewen

A recent study shows that adults aged 55 and older are craving more social activity and satisfying relationships — which helps them adopt healthier habits.

A group of Life Time members at the ARORA Dance event.

A First Year of Fun: ARORA 2022 Events

By Life Time

See the ways our ARORA community moved and engaged together in our first official year.

A group of Life Time members participating in an ARORA Aqua class.

ARORA Classes: Find Your Starting Point

By Annie Kragness

ARORA’s co-founder offers recommendations for ARORA classes to try when you aren’t sure which one to choose.

Three people in active-wear walking on a trail outdoors

Healthy Aging and Travel: How to Prioritize Your Well-Being on the Go

By Emily Ewen

Tips from an ARORA-certified trainer on maintaining strength, mobility, and endurance to make your long-term travel goals a reality.

A group of ARORA members participating in a pickleball event at Life Time.

This Month in ARORA: Highlights From Our October Community Event

By Life Time

Watch the fun these ARORA members had together this past month.

Indoor cycle studio

Why Indoor Cycling Is for Everybody

By Emily Ewen

A Q&A with the designer of the new ARORA Cycle format on how indoor cycling can be an accessible workout for people of all fitness abilities.

A group of Life Time members at the ARORA Dance event.

This Month in ARORA: Highlights From Our ARORA Dance Event

By Life Time

See how these Life Time members moved and grooved to put some extra fun into their fitness.

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