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Exercise Classes


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.

Tuesday Mornings, 9am

Starting Tuesday, July 2nd, we will meet at Collins Park in Scotia at the parking lot by the boat launch, behind the ball fields.  We will walk weather permitting.  If it is just sprinkling, bring an umbrella. Downpours and lightning - no walking.

Contact: Chris Darby-King with any questions.

No need to sign- up, just come if interested.

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.

Balance: Tuesdays, 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!  This class strengthens key muscles, goes through balance drills, and provides tricks to help improve balance. Sessions run per month and cost depends upon the number of Tuesdays in the month. 

Strength:  Mondays, 10:30 AM A sculpt class designed for seniors using resistance bands, tubing and hand weights to keep your muscles and bones strong!  Sessions run per month and cost depends upon the number of Mondays in the month. 


Registration forms available at the front desk.  Please complete separate checks for each participant, even husband and wife.

No Y membership required.

Yoga & Osteoporosis Workshop

Thursday, June 27, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Chris Darby-King, OTR, CYT, Senior Fitness Instructor, Level II Reiki Healer (Occupational Therapist Certified Yoga Teacher)  

A 2-hour workshop exploring osteoporosis/osteopenia more and how yoga can kelp.  In this workshop we will be utilizing both chairs and yyoga mats and yoga blocks to demonstrate and try various posed that have been proven to build bone mass and improve balance, stability and strength.  **Please bring your own yoga mat.  Handouts will be available for everyone (yoga blocks will be available). The class will be limited to 25 students.  Handouts will be provided.

Sign up at front desk.  Cost: $30 per person.

Beginner Tai Chi

Wednesdays, 11 am

Join us for a free Beginner Gentle Tai Chi class.  Tau Chi (standing or sitting) is a relaxing exercise suitable for anyone interested in improving their health - it can help you improve your balance, handle stress, and improve your cardiovascular function and blood pressure. Come learn the ancient art of Tai Chi and then stay for lunch.  Reserve your lunch by calling 518-382-8481 ext. 1302

Gentle Yoga

Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:15 pm

July 10 - 31, 3 week session, $15, No class July 24th

August 7 - 28, 4 week session, $20

This Gentle Yoga Class is for all levels, including beginners.  Learn safe ways to improve flexibility, balance, and strength without straining your joints.  Also, learn breath awareness and be guided through brief meditation.  Please wear loose, comfortable clothes and bring your own mat. Other supports like bolsters and blocks will be provided.  Completed waiver forms are required. Please email Linda at with any questions.  Payment due to instructor on first day of class.  Cash or checks payable to Linda Rockinger.

*Limit 12 students per class (unless pre-authorized by instructor).

Zumba Gold 

Mondays, 9:15 am

Fridays, 9:15 am

Exciting Latin and International dance rhythms taught here for senior and beginners. 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 rock and roll. Guaranteed to provide the participant with a safe and effective total body workout.

Cost:  See instructor. Please make checks payable to Kathy Gautie.

Chair Yoga 

Wednesdays, 10:00- 10:45 am

7/10 - 31, 4 week session, $20  

8/7 - 28, 4 week session, $2o

Instructor Chris Darby King

Thursdays, 9:05 - 9:50 am

7/11 - 25, 3 week session, $15

8/1 - 29, 5 week session, $25

Instructor Chris Darby King

 Payment due to instructor on the first day of class.

Checks payable to the instructor

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. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing for ease in movement.  If you have an old necktie or stretchy strap, please bring it to class.

*A completed waiver is required for class.  These waivers are available on the Senior Center website and will also be available at each class. Please email or with any questions,

MVP Intermediate

Tai Chi  

 Wednesdays, 1:15 - 2:00 pm

Summer session:  7/10 - 8/14

 The benefits of Tai Chi can include improved balance, flexibility, fall prevention, and muscle strength.  The program is free and open to the public, compliments of MVP Health Care.  Space is limited and registration is required. Register at



Tai Chi Practice

Tuesdays, 9 - 10 am

We are a group of Tai Chi enthusiasts who meet weekly to practice together.  Members bring their own experience and skills to share.  We warm up gently with9          easy stretches.  We practice the Sun form that is taught in the MVP class as well as the popular Yang 24 form.  We close with Qigong, stationary movements with deep breathing.  You are welcome to join us, whatever your level of skill. Offered to members only, no cost.

Qigong Class

Fridays 7/12 - 8/16, 10:30 - 11:30 am

6 week session

Tai Chi Ruler is a rare and ancient system of Taoist Qigong that uses a wooden dowel or "Ruler" based on the shape of ancient Chinese sword handles.  Exercises with the Ruler coordinate breathing, balance and internal Qi.  These easy movements are both relaxing and refreshing and promote improved circulation, respiration, metabolism, bone strength and posture.

The total cost is $42 paid in full on the first day of class.  Please contact Tony Grimalddi (certified instructor and 3rd Duan rank) from New Moon Tai Chi at 518-469-4461 to register.

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