Fitness

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
Spring / Summer 2021

 Gentle Yoga

Monday and Wednesday; 11 a.m. – 12 noon.

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. You’ll be guided through simple warm-ups to ease the body into motion and a variety of accessible yoga postures that gradually increase in challenge and intensity. There will be some standing poses that will help with balance and agility. Back on the floor, enjoy cool down stretches and a relaxing shavasana.

Overall, this therapeutic class targets range of motion, flexibility, strength and mind-body integration.  Breathing exercises and guidance will link your mind and movement as you gently move from one pose to another. As you coordinate movement and breath, you’ll enhance focus, deepening your power of concentration. The class can be modified, depending on the needs of the student. Please bring a mat.

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

Tuesday and Thursday; 11 a.m. – 12 noon.

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!  Chair Yoga is an effective and gentle way to improve your strength and flexibility in a way that can complement your current health, medical interventions, therapies and exercises.

Using a supportive chair, you’ll warm up with seated poses that strengthen upper and lower body; moving up to chair-supported standing, for balance and strength; finishing with cool down stretches and relaxation on the chair

Since the chair allows you to stay stabilized, you’ll increase mobility and range of motion, become more flexible and stronger, improve your balance, and boost circulation. You’ll learn breathing techniques that will manage stress and improve mental focus.

Suitable for all ages, modifications will be provided for all fitness levels and physical conditions

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

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Stretch and Strength

Tuesday and Thursday; 1 – 2 p.m.

This chair class is designed to enhance strength, balance and flexibility; along with promoting mobility and increasing your range of motion. In addition, Strength Training wards off age-related muscle loss and keeps your bones strong.

Class begins with warm up stretches seated on the chair preparing you for the following light weight strength training program, primarily working the upper body.  Chair supported standing exercises using weights will follow and is designed to strengthen the lower body, aiding with balance, enhancing stamina. Class finishes with cool down stretches and relaxation on the chair.

You can bring your own light weights for this class or just use your own body resistance

Suitable for all ages, modifications will be provided for all fitness levels and physical conditions

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

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Fit Circuit

Tuesday and Thursday; 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

This low-impact circuit style class, featuring upbeat choreography mixed with strength training, is a great overall cardio workout!  Fit Circuit starts with a warm up to stretch and prepare your upper and lower body, along with some core work.

The class then moves into circuits of standing low-impact aerobics-style choreography, alternating with deep body stretches and seated or standing strength work, using hand-held weights. You’ll end with a seated cool down

The class builds endurance and improves balance, increases muscular strength, flexibility and range of motion. Plus, Fit Circuit will boost your metabolism and cardiovascular endurance – keeping you strong and fit.

A chair is always available for standing support. Please bring your own hand-held weights.

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

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Yoga Flow

Wednesday and Friday; 12:30 – 1:30 p.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 and those with a moderate practice, this class links breath, mind and movement as you flow from seated to standing poses, finishing with shavasana, a relaxation pose that allows the body a chance to regroup and reset itself.

Yoga Flow will improve muscle tone and enhance focus as you deepen your power of concentration. You ‘ll coordinate movement and breath as you gently move from one pose to another. This yoga class will focus on balance, coordination, endurance, stamina and core strength.

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

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Tai Chi Exercise

Wednesday and Friday; 10:00 – 11:00 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.  Memorizing sequences is not required.

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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.  Movements can be modified to accommodate different capabilities.

Tai Chi Beginner

Wednesday and Friday; 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tai Chi Intermediate

Wednesday and Friday; 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Advanced

Wednesday and Friday; 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

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Zumba Gold

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

Taught by Grace Conti

Monday and Wednesday; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Taught by Ed Nickles

Monday and Friday; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Tap Dancing

Beginner

Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

If you have always wanted to learn to tap dance, this class is for you.  Tap shoes are required.

New students to tap dance may come at 9:45 a.m. to receive additional training in preparation for the class.

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Advanced Beginner
Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

This class is for those who have had some tap experience.   Tap shoes are required.

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Low Impact Aerobics

Tuesday and Thursday; 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday and Friday; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Instructor Miriam Andrews

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Stretch & Strengthen 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9-10 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. We will start with breath focus while seated and progress through full body movement seated before transitioning to standing.

While standing, balance and strength will be incorporated followed by a cool down, stretch and seated meditation to finish class. Light weights will be used, but not required. Please wear clothing that allows movement and suitable shoes for standing exercise.

This class can be modified to most levels and can be taken completely seated without standing if necessary. The goal of this class is to assist in keeping the participants moving in a strong healthy way as related to everyday activities.

Instructor: Michele Fisher. Michele’s certifications include; 200hr Certified Yoga Teacher, ChildLight Yoga Teacher, Mad Dogg Athletics Spinning® Instructor, Barre Above® Instructor and Silver Sneakers® Instructor.

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Exercise

Exercise helps reduce stress and improve your physical and emotional well-being, so join one of our low impact or yoga classes or tai chi or strength training and much more. Silver Sneakers and Silver and Fit accepted here too.

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Dance

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Fun and Recreation

Pickleball Pickleball is a sport in which two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net.  Bring your own racquet or use one of ours. Monday:       4:00 p.m.                  Open Play Tuesday:      4:00 p.m.                 

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Tap Dance

True Beginner Tuesdays at 9:00 a.m. If you have always wanted to learn to tap dance, this class is for you.  Tap shoes are required.   Instructor: Grace Conti Beginner Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. This class is for those who have had some tap experience.  Dust off those tap shoes.   Instructor: Grace Conti Advanced

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Summer/Fall Golf League

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