Discover a safe, friendly, and motivating instructor-led group fitness class. Jazzercise is the ultimate full-body workout, fusing dance, yoga, Pilates, and kickboxing: 40 minutes of high intensity, dance-based cardio are followed by 20 minutes of strength training and stretching, during which you can burn up to 800 calories. All the moves can be modified to accommodate your needs (for instance, we show low impact options if you need to protect your knees). Bring supportive fitness shoes, moisture-wicking clothes you can move in, a bottle of water, and maybe a towel.
Qi Gong is a gentle, therapeutic exercise that coordinates breathing techniques with each movement. It is both curative and preventive and it is based on the ancient system of acupuncture meridians. The purpose of these exercises is to prevent or dissolve blockages of energy, stimulate the circulation, and correct imbalances by bringing harmony to the energies of the internal organs in such a way as to protect the body from attack by external factors (viruses, cold, heat, humidity) as well as internal factors such as negative emotions. Qi Gong can be safely performed by any age group and/or physical ability/disability. Wear comfortable clothes and cotton shoes, or shoes without rubber or plastic, as these materials do not allow for the passage of negative ions. Limit 30 students. No class Apr. 21.
(Please note there has been a significant day and date change.) This hatha yoga class will focus on increasing flexibility and loosening tight muscles. It will focus on one or more different muscle sets each week and will help increase flexibility with yoga poses that encourage stretching. Yamuna balls will be used to roll on various muscles to help release tight areas and adhesions. Poses that help strengthen these muscles will also be practiced, since strength is also important for flexibility. Each class will start with some breathing exercises and centering, and will include flow in a slightly advancing way each week, ending with a few restorative postures. There will be no class during school vacation, April 20 and May 25. Storm makeup will be on June 8. Please bring a yoga mat or other non-slip surface and small blanket. Limit 19 students.