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The Best Exercise Apps for Seniors in Assisted Living

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As adult children age, many of their loved ones will experience decreased physical activity due to various age and health-related reasons, such as medical conditions or mobility issues. 

Senior living communities can provide older adults with services and amenities that help keep their bodies moving to maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent illness. However, there are also many exercise apps that are convenient, accessible, and easy to follow for older adults to maintain their physical health and well-being, such as:

  • SilverSneakers GO
  • MyFitnessPal
  • MapMyWalk
  • Daily Yoga
  • Mighty
  • Over Fifty Fitness
  • Tai Chi Fit Over 50

Best Apps for Seniors 

For older adults in assisted living, maintaining physical well-being becomes crucial. The good news is that technology offers many exercise apps designed to cater to senior-friendly fitness levels.

SilverSneakers GO

Imagine having a personal fitness instructor right at your fingertips. SilverSneakers GO does just that. The SilverSneakers GO app is tailored for older adults and offers a range of easy-to-follow workouts that focus on flexibility, strength, and balance. 

With SilverSneakers GO, older adults can enjoy the benefits of physical activity by finding something that fits their needs and fitness level. The app’s welcoming interface and video demonstrations make it an ideal companion for those navigating their fitness journey.

Features of SilverSneakers GO include the ability to adjust exercises to your comfort level, easy-to-follow videos to learn new exercises, and programs that include strength, walking, and meditation. 


Nutrition and exercise go hand in hand, especially as we age. MyFitnessPal is a versatile app that tracks physical activity, daily food intake, and calories. 

Older adults in assisted living can benefit from its user-friendly interface to log meals, track steps, and set personalized fitness goals. The app’s inclusive approach to health management makes it a valuable tool for those who want a comprehensive overview of their wellness journey.


Walking is an excellent form of exercise for older adults, and the MapMyWalk app helps you keep track of your walking habits. The app offers GPS tracking and calculates distance, speed, and calories burned. It also includes a social feature where you can connect with other walkers in your area and join regional walking challenges.

Daily Yoga

A group of older adults meditating as a part of their yoga practice.

The Daily Yoga app brings this ancient art to the fingertips of older adults in assisted living. Tailored specifically for varying fitness levels, Daily Yoga offers a variety of sessions, from calming to more invigorating yoga classes. 

With routines designed to enhance flexibility, balance, and mindfulness, the Daily Yoga app provides a holistic approach to well-being. It’s a good option for older adults seeking both physical and mental rejuvenation in the comfort of their living space. 


The Mighty app provides nutrition, exercise, and a daily health program tailored to individual needs and abilities. Older adults can set goals based on their fitness levels, and Mighty curates a nutritious plan you love and an exercise plan with joint-friendly and pain-free workouts to improve balance. 

Over Fifty Fitness

The Over Fifty Fitness app can help you enjoy those extra years with strength, fitness, and health. The app can provide guided workouts designed to help you age well and instruction and coaching to work out safely and effectively in your own space. It also offers healthy recipes and monthly workout calendars to keep you on track. 

Senior Fitness

The Senior Fitness app is for anyone over 50 looking to increase their flexibility, mobility, and overall health. The app provides balance exercises for older adults, chair yoga, full-body workouts, and preventative exercises for pain for people with limited mobility. The app also has helpful text and video instructions. 

Tai Chi Fit Over 50

The Tai Chi Fit Over 50 app brings the art of Tai Chi to older adults. Older adults don’t need experience and don’t have to memorize the movements. Tai Chi routines involve low-impact movements that can be done sitting or standing and are designed to improve mobility, balance, strength, and flexibility. 

With its easy-to-follow mirror-view format, older adults can immerse themselves in the flowing movements and gentle exercise of Tai Chi right from the comfort of their living spaces. Besides the health benefits of the Tai Chi Over 50 app, older adults can also enjoy reduced stress, a stronger immune system, and a deeper awareness of breath and body coordination.

Support for All of Life’s Needs

It’s never too late to start working out, and in the world of technology, age is no longer a barrier but a gateway to a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Exercise apps for older adults in assisted living make healthy aging straightforward, convenient, enjoyable, and fit for any fitness level. These exercise apps offer tailored workouts, the ability to connect socially, and the ability to track nutrition.

At Landmark Crossing at Southgate, we’re committed to providing plenty of opportunities for loved ones to live active, healthy, fulfilling, and enriched lives. Contact us to learn how we can support a loved one in assisted living. 

Written by Angela Clark

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