Exercise Classes

Older couple on bicycles on tree-lined path

Balance for life.

Fit and Fall Proof™ is a FREE exercise program designed to strengthen older adults, so they fall less. Classes target individuals 65 years and older but are open to all ages. The program provides seniors with moderate-intensity exercises taught by trained volunteers in a variety of locations throughout the five northern counties. These classes focus on strength, flexibility, mobility and balance and not only provide functional fitness, but offer a social aspect as well.

Fit and Fall Proof™ is changing lives!

Results for attendees who participated in the pre- and post- Timed Up and Go test demonstrate great improvement in mobility after participating for 10 weeks. New participants show the greatest improvement in mobility. Classes are offered in Kootenai, Benewah, Boundary, Shoshone and Bonner Counties.

Every 5 years, Panhandle Health conducts a Community Health assessment (CHA) to help determine the primary health-related goals upon which to increase emphasis for the 5 years going forward; the last one was in 2018.

Since we have spent the past two years dealing with a global COVID19 pandemic, we are interested to know how personal health, diet, and physical activity has been impacted for you. These combined data will be used to seek grant funds to help address at least some of the identified issues now, rather than later.

As members of the “senior class” Thank You, in advance, for making time to complete this assessment. We hope that it will encourage you to be more conscious and conscientious about personal health and well-being.

Remember: Completing this survey is totally voluntary. Your answers are not part of a HIPAA-protected medical record. If contact information is collected, it will be kept confidential.

Find Classes

Luther Park
510 S. Olive Ave., Sandpoint
Tue/Thur 1:30-2:30pm

Sandpoint Area Sr. Ctr. (SASi)
820 Main St, Sandpoint
Mon/Thur 3:00-4:00pm

Sandpoint (Ponderay) Cedar Hills Church
227 McGhee Rd., Sandpoint
Tue/Thur 11:00am-12:00pm

Priest River Senior Center
336 E. Jackson Ave.
M/W/F 9:00-10:00AM


Bonners Ferry VFW Hospitality Center
6635 Lincoln, Bonners Ferry
Mon/Wed 10:45-11:45am
Fri 9:30-10:30am

Fernwood Senior Center
64006 Highway 3 Fernwood, ID
Wed/Fri 9:00-10:00am


Athol Community Center
30355 N 3rd St, Athol
Tue/Thu 10:00-11:00am
Mon/Wed/Fri 9:30-10:30am

Bestland Retirement Center
606 E Best Ave, CDA
Mon/Thur 9:30-10:30am

Harding Family Center
411 N. 15th St., CDA
Tue/Thur 10:00-11:am

Harrison Senior Center
103 Pine St, Harrison
Mon 9:30am
Thur 10:30am

Hauser Fire Station
10728 Hauser Lake Rd, Hauser
Tue/Thur 9:00am

Shriner’s Event Center ($1/class)
1250 W. Lancaster Rd., Hayden
Mon/Thur 9:00-10:00am
Mon 1:00-2:00pm
Tue/Fri 9:30-10:30am

North Star Retirement Community
2340 W Seltice Way, Coeur d’Alene
Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00-10:00am

Post Falls Nazarene Church
308 W. 12th Ave., Post Falls
Mon/Wed/Fri 9:30am

Post Falls Library
821 N. Spokane St., Post Falls
Tue/Thur 1:30-2:30pm

Rathdrum Library
16320 Hwy 41
Mon/Tue 10:45-11:45am

Spirit Lake Senior Center
32564 4th Ave., Spirit Lake
Tue/Thur 8:30-9:30am

Kellogg Senior Center
211 McKinley Ave. W Kellogg, ID
Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00-10:00am


Carolyn Jaeger, Program Coordinator
Email: cjaeger@phd1.idaho.gov
Phone: (208) 415-5142
Address: 8500 N. Atlas Rd. Hayden, ID 83835

1st Annual Pedometer Walking Challenge

Members of Fit and Fall Proof classes throughout the Panhandle Health District demonstrated incredible willpower and tenacity from November 30, 2020 to  March 28, 2021 by walking a combined 20,944,477 steps in the 1st Annual Pedometer Walking Challenge. Using the fact that 1 mile = 2000 to 2500 steps, depending on stride length, the calculated miles walked in those 4 months would fall somewhere between 8,378 and 10,472! Join our next walking challenge by contacting Gary (contact information listed above).

We would walk 10,000 miles

And we would walk 10,000 more

Just to prove to folks that we can walk

Those miles…and so much more!