Exercise

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Put the fun in fitness with varied exercise opportunities.

An active life includes staying in shape. But working out shouldn’t feel like work! (Well, maybe a little.) Our fitness options have one goal in mind: to keep you moving and having fun at the same time. In the process, you may drop a few pounds and feel more energetic than you have in years.

Exercise Classes
Fall 2022

Gentle Yoga

Monday and Wednesday at 11 a.m. 

This slow and gentle floor class is created for beginners through all skill levels. With a majority of the poses done on the floor, you’ll be able to relax and stretch. Please bring a mat.

Instructor: Sara Mercer. Sara, a certified Yoga teacher, has been practicing yoga for more than 25 years. She’s certified in Silver Sneakers Foundations, Yoga, Circuit Training and Stability Training.

Chair Yoga

Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. 

If you ever wanted to try yoga, or in need of a gentler form without the up and down motions of traditional yoga, this class is for you!   Instructor: Sara Mercer.

Chair Strength Training

Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m.

This chair class is designed to enhance strength, balance and flexibility; along with promoting mobility and increasing your range of motion.   Instructor: Sara Mercer.

Fit Circuit

Monday and Friday at 12:30 p.m.

This low-impact circuit style class, featuring upbeat choreography mixed with strength training, is a great overall cardio workout!  A chair is always available for support. Instructor: Sara Mercer.

Yoga Flow

Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. and Friday at 11:00 a.m.

Enjoy an energizing, moderately paced yoga flow designed to increase your flexibility, mobility and strength, manage stress and replenish your spirits. Appropriate for beginners to moderate practice.  Instructor: Sara Mercer.

Zumba Gold

Dancers and non-dancers will enjoy this Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class, which is designed for seniors.  The pace is slower than regular Zumba classes. Exercise and have fun!

Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Instructor: Grace Conti

Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.  Instructor: Ed Nickles 

$1.00 per session

Stretch & Strengthen

Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 a.m.

This chair fitness class with some standing will focus on increasing mobility, balance and strength for the whole body while making every day activities easier to achieve.  Instructor: Michele Fisher.

Tai Chi Exercise

Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. and Friday at 10:30 a.m. 

A holistic exercise that helps reduce stress and promote physical well-being.  Using slow, flowing and adaptable movement to coordinate breath and enhance strength, balance, and calmness.

Wednesday Instructor: Grandmaster Pai Shen Li (Brian H. Kunsman) a practitioner of Pai Lum Family Martial Arts.

Friday Instructor: Pai Ma Shen (Bob Donnelly) an official Silver Sneakers instructor

Tai Chi Traditional

Consisting of a series of slow, flowing movements that promotes holistic benefits for the individual practitioner.  These benefits include improved balance and coordination, leg strength, cardiovascular health, mental concentration, stress relief.

Tai Chi Beginner

Monday at 12:30 p.m., Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and Friday at 9:00 a.m.

Monday Instructor: Grandmaster Pai Shen Li (Brian H. Kunsman) a practitioner of Pai Lum Family Martial Arts.

Thursday Instructor: Robert Comins black belts in Hap Ki Do and Kenpo Karate. He is a Sifu in Pai Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi.

Friday Instructor: Pai Ma Shen (Bob Donnelly) an official Silver Sneakers instructor.

Tai Chi Advanced

Monday at 11:00 a.m.

Instructor: Grandmaster Pai Shen Li (Brian H. Kunsman) a practitioner of Pai Lum Family Martial Arts.

 Tai Chi Seated

Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m.

Instructor: Grandmaster Pai Shen Li (Brian H. Kunsman) a practitioner of Pai Lum Family Martial Arts.

Low Impact Aerobics

Monday at 11:15 a.m. 

A Fun 45 minutes of fat burning cardio exercise that moves to the beat of the music. Done standing.

Instructor: Michele Fisher. Michele’s certifications include; 200hr Certified Yoga Teacher, SilverSneakers Splash Instructor and AFAA Group Fitness Instructor.

Barre

Monday at 10:15 a.m.

A low impact toning class that blends the principals of Pilates, Yoga, Strength Training and Ballet to activate your entire body. Focus on proper body alignment, balance, stability, flexibility and strength; targeting hips, glutes, abs and arms. Standing and floor work and the Ballet Barre is used for some portions of class, but this is not a dance class!  Instructor: Michele Fisher.

Mat Pilates

Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Mat Pilates is a strengthening and lengthening form of exercise that focuses on the core (abdomen and lower back) muscles, but also strengthens the arms and legs.  It is based on the original exercises of Joseph Pilates and does not use the Pilates reformer. All you need is a Pilates or Yoga mat, but you make can use a chair for modifications.

Instructor: Robert Comins. After retiring from the Air Force he attended ESU and got his B.S. in Exercise Science.  He is a Certififed Exercise Physiologist.  He holds black belts in Hap Ki Do and Kenpo Karate and he is a Sifu in Pai Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi.

Aqua Aerobics

Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.

Muhlenberg College Swimming pool.

Instructor: Michele Fisher. Lifeguard: Jan Sudermiester

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