Exercise Classes

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All classes require registration. Center membership is required; must show current membership card at registration. Please feel free to come and observe any class. Refunds for missed classes must be requested from the instructor.

YMCA Classes

Classes run on a month to month basis. Check bulletin board for details.

Please note that you do not need to be a YMCA member to participate.

Cardiofit: Mon. 10:30 am.  Using energetic music, this class is taught in intervals using low impact aerobic activities created especially for older adults.  It is easy on the joints, burns calories and strengthens you heart and lungs. Tone your muscles and strengthen your bones.

Balance: Tues. 9:15 am. As we age, we lose our balance. The good news is that with practice, we can retain our brains and bodies to improve our balance!  Strengthens key muscles responsible for balance. Leads you through balance drills. Provides you with tricks to help you improve your balance.

Yoga: Wed. 9:15 am. Begins with posed seated in a chair, moves to standing posed, and ends with poses either sitting or laying on the floor. Participants should be able to get up and down from the floor with the assistance of a chair. This class will work to improve flexibility, balance, strength and overall wellness through yoga poses, breathing and relaxation techniques.

 

Zumba Gold 

Mondays, 9:15 am, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, (no class 5/30), 6/6. 6/13

Fridays, 9:15 am, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17

 

Exciting Latin and International dance rhythms taught here for senior and beginner populations. Easy to follow, so any age and any fitness level can do it! This fun Latin dance program includes merengue, salsa, cha cha, calypso, and calypso, and rock and roll. Guaranteed to provide the participant with a safe and effective total body workout.

Cost: $25 per session due to instructor on first day of the session. Please make checks payable to Kathy Gautie

Chair Yoga

Thursdays, 9:15 am

Spring Session 2:  5/5 - 6/2 (5 classes)

Summer Session 1: 6/9 - 7/14 (5 classes)

No class: 6/23

Checks or cash can be brought the first day of class

Checks payable to:  Chris Darby-King

Participants will be guided through a series of stretches and yoga postures that are modified while sitting in a chair. A minimal amount of standing and balancing will also be included utilizing the chair for support. Each class will also include breath awareness techniques and guided relaxation. Pleas wear loose, comfortable clothing for ease in movement.  If you have an old necktie or stretchy strap, please bring it to class.

*A completed medical waiver is required prior to participation.  These waivers are available on the Senior Center website and will also be available at each class. Please email Chris with any questions: cdarbyking@aol.com

MVP Tai Chi Moves 

Spring Session: Wednesdays, 1:00 - 1:45 pm

April 13 - June 15

Join us for an introduction to Tai Chi. Described as "meditation in motion," the benefits of Tai Chi can include improved balance, flexibility, and muscle strength to prevent falls. Wear flat-soled shoes and loose comfortable clothing. This program is free and open to the public, compliments of MVP Health Care. Space is limited and registration is required. Register at www.mvphealthcare.com/calendar/

Tai Chi Class

Fridays, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Tai Chi class starting on Fridays, July 1 to October 7 (15 week class) from 10:30 to 11:30 am. For beginners, intermediate or advanced students. In this course you will learn the Yang 24 form which is one of the most popular forms in the world. You will get step by step instruction. Come experience the world of Tai Chi! The total cost is $107.00 ($7.00 per lesson} paid in advance. Please call Tony Grimaldi at (518) 469-4461 to register.

Tai Chi Practice

Tuesday, 9 - 10 am

We are a group of Tai Chi enthusiasts who meet weekly to maintain our skills. We warm up gently with easy stretches. We practice the Sun form that is taught in the MVP class (Tai Chi for Arthritis}. We also practice the popular Yang 24 form. We end with Qi Gong, stationary movements with deep breathing. Offered to members only at no cost. You are welcome to join us, whatever you level of skill.