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Extending Your FUNctional Years

Enhance your fitness and brain health in Move.Laugh.Connect. (MLC). This balanced program for total well-being addresses one’s physical, emotional and social dimensions in a group setting. Participants experience a variety of exercises to preserve functionality, embrace humor and actively engage with fellow classmates in a safe, relaxing environment.

Move.Laugh.Connect. incorporates activities that enhance:

  • Joint mobility and breathing efficiency
  • Motor control: balance, coordination, rhythm and gait training
  • Muscular endurance and strength
  • Brain fitness (for example, memory recall and reaction time)

The program is ideal for:

  • Older adults with limited mobility and stability
  • Adults desiring to improve brain health and fitness
  • Adults desiring to move, laugh and connect with others

“This program gave me a renewed perspective and the motivation to create connections I never would have otherwise. I call it zestful living.”
– Move.Laugh.Connect. participant

MLC Class Schedule at Cooper Fitness Center
Open to members and the public

Tuesdays/Thursdays | 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Mind/Body Studio
Instructor: Kris Flabiano

Register Online
Register on the Cooper Fitness Center app or portal (click Register button above)

MLC Parkinson's/Movement Disorders
(designed for individuals diagnosed with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, dystonia, dyskinesia, etc.)
Mondays/Wednesdays | 1:20-2:10 p.m.
Aerobics Studio
Instructor: Angela Horner

Register by Email
Register with Angela Horner via email (click Register button above) or by phone, 417.499.4473


  • Cooper Fitness Center member: Free
  • Non-member: $40 (guest day pass)

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Carla Sottovia, PhD