Wellness is a journey, and we’ve got the map.

Four women gracefully practicing yoga in a community courtyard, promoting health, well-being and vibrant community living at John Knox Village.

John Knox Village is full to the brim with opportunities to enhance your life in retirement. Our state-of-the-art fitness center, wellness instructors, and quality care are cornerstones of senior wellness in Kansas City. But there’s so much more. We take a holistic approach to health and wellness, addressing eight vital dimensions of wellness — emotional, intellectual, financial, spiritual, vocational, environmental, social, and physical. Together, we’ll assess your lifestyle, set your goals, and help you integrate wellness into your daily life. You’ll find that when you embrace every aspect of holistic wellness, life becomes all the richer.

Learn all about the Village’s approach to wellness, and experience our activities firsthand. Just call (816) 892-4294 or just fill out our contact form.

“We really like the social aspects of life here and all the activities we can take part in. We work out in the fitness center and dine out with friends all the time. My advice to you — come see for yourself.”

— Sally Graham, former John Knox Village senior living consultant, current resident

Making wellness a lifestyle — effortlessly.

With a variety of classes and the dedication of our trusted team members, making wellness a part of your day-to-day life is easier than you might think. All classes listed below are offered on a rotational basis.

Light Exercise:


Includes a variety of range of motion exercises performed both standing and sitting.

Toning 4 Life

Geared to your personal level, this class works every part of your body to strengthen and tone from a seated position.

Square/Line Dancing

Dancers are guided through a sequence of steps by the caller to the beat of the music. No partner required.

Stretch & Flex

Beginning/Intermediate class focuses on strengthening muscles, challenging your heart and limbering up your body.

Zumba Gold

Targeted specifically to seniors, Zumba Gold is a fun-filled hour of fitness that includes music with fast and slow rhythms, as well as resistance training through dance moves to work your abs, thighs, arms, and other muscles throughout the body.

Chair Zumba

Easy-to-follow Zumba choreography while in the chair! Feel empowered and strong with your new dance partner, the chair.

Strength Training:

Stretch & Flex

Intermediate/Advanced class incorporating the use of dumbbells, exercise bands and weights while standing, lying and sitting on the floor.

Power Pump

Improve walking, balance, strength and endurance using Nautilus equipment, targeting major muscle groups.


Improve the range of motion in your lower extremities, build core strength and stability, and improve posture.

Transitional Training

Hands-on help and a supportive group setting to help you improve balance, endurance and strength while sitting in a chair.

Mind & Body:

Mat Yoga

Physical and psychological discipline that improves posture, range of motion, muscular strength, bone mass density, lung capacity, balance, core strength, stress levels, self-esteem and self-worth.

Chair Yoga

Designed to allow all levels to participate in a yoga program with assistance of a chair.

Tai Chi

Slow gentle movements lengthen and strengthen the muscles resulting in improved posture and balance. A great stress reliever that helps other health conditions as well.


Travel the road to relaxation without leaving your chair!

Personal Plumbing

Urinary incontinence can be improved! This class will help strengthen the necessary muscles involved in aiding bladder control.

Brain Fitness

Interactive class involving a variety of brain-stimulating activities aimed to improve cognitive reasoning in a fun group environment.



Vigorous water aerobics class utilizing aqua dumbbells, noodles and kickboards. Swimming skills are not required.

Water Volleyball

Have fun while staying in shape and sharpening your athletic skills. All levels are welcome.

Gentle Waves

Format includes gentle range-of-motion, rhythmic movement and endurance. Swimming skills are not required.

Aqua Zumba

Blending the Zumba philosophy with water resistance, this is a low-impact, high-energy pool party that will tone your muscles and give you a great cardio workout.