Frequently Asked Questions
Tell me about the instructors and what to expect in class.
All Steady for Life instructors are specially trained to work with senior adults. Our lead instructor is the only certified instructor in Alabama to receive the nationally acclaimed Fall Proof Certification. Each instructor has the expertise to strengthen legs, ankles, and upper body to lessen the risk of falls caused by unsteadiness. Each class has many parts, using light weights, thera-bands, and obstacles courses, to mention a few. Everyone is encouraged to do what they can and to tailor their class experience to what is comfortable for their body. No special “dress” is needed.
How do I know which class will meet my needs?
Talk to our Director, Kim Davis. If you’d like, we will do a 15-minute balance evaluation to help you determine which level is right for you. Call Kim at 256-213-1976 to schedule an appointment or email Kim.SteadyforLife@gmail.com.
Do classes have beginning and ending dates?
Our classes are structured so that anyone can begin on any day. Even though there isn’t a “graduation day,” we have three levels of classes that allow you to advance to a more challenging class as your balance improves.
How will I know when it is time for the next level?
You may be assessed at any time after attending classes so an instructor may assess your ability level. If at any time you feel you are ready for a little more challenge, speak with Kim and we will promote you to the next class level if you so choose.
How often do I need to come to class?
Two to three times a week is ideal for the maximum benefit, but some is better than none.
What is the cost to participate?
Tuition is $25 per month for classes meeting three times per week and $20 per month for classes meeting once or twice per week. This pays for our highly qualified and experienced balance instructors and equipment. If a participant wants to take two classes the same day, the second class is only $10 per month. Monte Sano evening classes are $40 per month.
What are the holiday and inclement weather policies?
There will be no classes New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & the Friday following, the week of Christmas holiday until the first Monday in January. Inclement weather closings will follow the recommendations of the Huntsville and Madison City Schools.