If you, or someone you know, is interested in enrolling in a Vitality program or would simply like to learn more, please call:

Carol Sames, PhD,
Vitality Program Director
315-464-9992 or
Upstate Connect 1-800-464-8668 (toll free).

Vitality Fitness Programs

The Vitality Fitness Programs recognize the importance of regular physical activity that incorporates cardiovascular and strength exercises among all age groups and ability levels.

Aquatics Program

The aquatics exercise classes are specifically designed for participants who have difficulty with traditional exercise weight-bearing activity, or for those who have chronic pain, or limited range of motion.

Classes feature instructor led activity while also being tailored to participants' specific needs and limitations. A variety of aquatic exercise equipment is utilized to both individualize the exercise class to each participant and to add variety and interest to each class. Participants may choose to attend any of the 50 minute classes held Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Class times:
Mornings: 9:00am, 11:00am

Afternoons: 2:00pm, 4:30pm

Aquatics Schedule for August 2017 PDF Icon

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Land Program


The land based program is especially beneficial for those participants who are interested in exercising, but feel they need direction for safety and health reasonings. Exercise Physiologists will develop an exercise program specific to the participants' goals, limitations and needs, instruct proper setup, use and form on various equipment, and are available throughout the sessions to answer any questions regarding exercise, thus allowing for a safer exercise environment.

Classes are an hour in duration and are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Participants may choose to attend any of the classes.

Class times:
Mornings: 8:15am, 9:30am, 11:00am

Afternoons: 3:00pm, 4:15pm