LivingWell Fitness Center

The LivingWell Fitness Center at Adventist Health Sonora is located at 4 S. Forest Road in Sonora and features a full range of fitness classes to help you achieve your wellness goals. All classes are $7 and 10-class punch cards are available.

Classes are free to all Adventist Health Sonora associates and $6 for seniors, Tuolumne County employees and first-responders.

Current schedule - Effective April 1, 2024


Living Well Class Description

Balance, Barre, Ball

Working with balance goes beyond just strengthening leg and core muscles. BBB will challenge your whole body to act as one unit, strengthening muscles, improving stability, joint mobility and most of all balance, all while finding our focus, exercising and having fun.

Butts & Guts | Lori

This is a serious workout that combines a variety of exercises aimed at strengthening your core and toning your abs and glutes.

Chair Yoga

This gentle form of yoga is practiced sitting on a chair or using a chair for support during standing poses. Chair yoga is great for older adults, people with balance or coordination issues, and those with disabilities. Chair yoga helps increase flexibility, lung capacity, circulation and strength, improves balance, and relieves stress.

Fit Camp | Lori

Get fit and work your entire body with this circuit workout that combines cardio training with upper body, lower body and core strengthening.

Intro to Pilates | Desiree

Intro Pilates is a mat-based Pilates class that will help you to increase strength, flexibility, and balance. This class is low/no impact and will integrate breath and movement with proper body mechanics to increase greater physical and mental health and awareness of how your body moves and feels. Desiree has over 20 years of experience teaching group classes. She is certified by Flowmotion Pilates with 450 hours of Pilates teacher training in reformer, chair and mat Pilates.

Spin | Hope

Have fun with friends, cycling to music and improving your strength and endurance with this great cardiovascular workout, perfect for all ability levels.

TRX | Sara

Our total body resistance (TRX) classes use gravity and body weight to help you build strength, balance, coordination and core stability. Join us at Intro to TRX (Tues. & Thurs. at 4 p.m.) or for a complete workout at TRX (Fri. at 6:30 a.m.)

Yoga and Gentle Flow Yoga

An uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices, yoga incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques and meditation. Gentle flow yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays is specifically for those new to yoga or who are interested in a gentle practice, with simple flowing sequences to warmup the body and slower paced movements focusing on alignment, strength, balance and flexibility.

Zumba | Suzanne

Burn calories and get a boost of energy by combining low- and high- intensity moves in this total body workout. Latin and world rhythms make it a fun dance party!

Zumba Gold | Suzanne

Designed specifically for beginners, active older adults and participants new to fitness, this low-impact class is fun and energizing and gets hearts pumping while building stamina, challenging coordination and incorporating balance exercises with rhythm, agility and strength!

LivingWell Fitness Center Punch Cards may be purchased at any class. Each punch is $7 or $70 for a full card. Classes are free to all Adventist Health Sonora associates.

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LivingWell class instructors


Crystal has been a personal trainer since 2013, teaching her very first classes in boxing before going on to get certified. "I believe that fitness allows us to live our best lives, which is different for each and every person," she explains. "I love helping people find the movement they can enjoy, stick to and have fun with."


Karl was certified to teach Hatha yoga in 2015, and Kundalini yoga in 2019. His teaching centers around the breath and its effect on the mind, body and spirit. "My personal commitment to the continued study and experience of all things yoga is my path to teaching others," he says. "Like Bert the Muppet, I like pigeons and oatmeal."


Kim has been an active yoga instructor in Tuolumne County for over 10 years. "It is my sincere desire to serve my community, friends and family through the practice of yoga to heighten self-awareness through spiritual, mental and physical growth," she says.


Lori became dedicated to fitness in 2014 when her dad had an emergency triple bypass. "While I cannot fight genetics, I can do everything in my power to ensure a long healthy life," she says. Lori loves being able to motivate others and show them the way to a healthy heart, body and mind.


Sara has been a fitness instructor for over 20 years, with classes ranging from cardio kickboxing to TRX suspension training. “I love helping people get fit and become the best version of themselves,” Sara says. Fitness has always been a passion for Sara, and she loves sharing that passion with others.


Suzanne has 15 years of experience in the field. In addition to her dance-exercise career, Suzanne was a middle-school English teacher for over 2 decades. Doing yoga, pilates, hiking and gardening are other ways she loves to stay fit and flexible. She says, "I've been part of Robert Gelman's enthusiastic Zumbamaniacs for about 4 years, and now I'm excited to join the LivingWell team of amazing instructors!

LivingWell Fitness Center Punch Cards may be purchased at any class. Each punch is $7 or $70 for a full card. Classes are free to all Adventist Health Sonora associates.

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