Fitness Classes

Updated 3/14/2020

Payment for Exercise Class 

 

  • Payments for most exercise classes go directly to the exercise instructors.
  • The Senior Center does not take payments for exercise classes.
  • Please continue to sign in for each of your classes with your scan card.
  • If you have more questions, please contact your instructor.
  • All drop-in classes are $10.00

 

For more description of the classes please refer to the website: friendsofveronaseniorcenter.org  

 Thank you & happy exercising!!!

 

Classes currently offered include the following:

4/24/2020  ALL IN HOUSE CLASSES SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, WITH SOME LIVE ZOOM OPTIONS

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Melt Class

Updated 3/14/2020
  • Leader Liron Weiss
  • Wednesdays at 10:00 AMFunctional Melt Class This class is for those who cannot get up and down from the floor
  • Wednesdays at 11:00 AM & 12:10 PMRegular Melt Class – Participants must be able to get up off of the floor and roll
  • $55 for 8 weeks
  • Drop-in $10 per class

This simple and unique self-treatment will make your whole body feel better and provide relief from neck and low back pain, arthritis, bunions, plantar fascists, carpal tunnel syndrome and other aches and pain in your body.  Using specialized MELT Balls on your hands and feet, you will learn how to help erase pain and tension in your hands, feet, neck and low back brought on by everyday stress, over-use, misuse and age.

 

What is the MELT Method?

The MELT Method is a simple self-treatment method that eliminates chronic pain, improves performance and decreases the accumulated stress caused by the repetitive postures and movements of everyday living.  The MELT Method is the very first Hands-off Bodywork® method developed for the general public as a self-care tool to prevent and relieve chronic pain.  It is an affordable addition to any wellness or  fitness routine.

 

For more information about MELT go to www.meltmethod.com

 

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Keeping Fit

Updated 3/14/2020

 

  • Leader – Shannon Maguire
  • Mondays & Thursdays at 8:45 AM 
    • No Class Monday 3/23/2020
  • $50 punch card for 10 Classes (does not expire)

 

This exercise program is a mixture of aerobic exercises, weight training, mobility and balance improvement. We use stretch bands and balls.

Regardless of age, regular exercise improves strength, flexibility, stamina, bone mass and posture.  The ‘Keeping Fit’ exercise program is a mixture of aerobic exercises, weight training, mobility and balance improvement.

 

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Updated 3/14/2020

New!  Qigong Class 

Free introduction class on Thursday, March 5 from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Series of 4 classes from 3:30-4:30 beginning on March 9, cost $20. 

Next series: Thursdays, March 9 – April 13 from 3:30 – 4:30

 

You can increase your strength, balance and resiliency with Qigong! Try Qigong, an ancient Chinese art that blends mindfulness with simple exercises. It is easy to learn and easy to do in just a few minutes a day without special attire, mats or equipment.  Qigong combines attention to breathing, movement and thought to help you feel both energized and relaxed.

If you have reduced mobility, strength or flexibility, we develop a customized approach that fits you.

Qigong and Tai Chi have been scientifically shown to reduce pain, anxiety, depression, blood pressure and inflammation; it improves balance, cognitive performance, the immune system and quality of sleep.

Please join Claire Holland M.D., L.M.T. Certified Qigong Instructor.  She would love to meet you!

 

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Tai Chi      

Updated 3/14/2020

Cancelled until further notice (email 3/13 at 1pm)

  • Leader – Jody Curley
  • Fridays – 10:00 AM Level II
  • Fridays – 11:15 AM Level I
  • $35 for 8 weeks
  • $10 for drop in

 

Tai Chi Balance II:

Cancelled until further notice  (email 3/13 at 1pm)

Instruction in a Yang Style Tai Chi Short Form. Slow, fluid movements which maintain and improve alignment and balance, flexibility, strength and concentration.  A more complex movement sequence than Tai Chi I Standing.

 

Tai Chi Balance I:

Cancelled until further notice  (email 3/13 at 1pm)

Instruction in Chi Kung (breath and energy practice for health) and beginning Tai Chi Form movements. Slow, fluid movement patterns which maintain and improve alignment and balance, flexibility, strength and concentration. Shorter, less complex movement sequences than Tai Chi II – a good class to begin your Tai Chi practice. Students will be standing unless a chair is needed for support.

 

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Zumba 

Updated 3/14/2020

We will be adding an 8 week Zumba class:

  • April 2 – May 21 
  • 3:30 – 4:30 PM
  • $40  (Please pay at the Senior Center front desk .)

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Yoga 

Updated 3/14/2020

 

  • Leader – Shannon Maguire
  • Tuesdays at 2:30 PM 
    • No Class 3/24/2020
  • Fridays at 8:45 AM
    • No Class 3/20/2020
  • $50 punch card for 10 classes (does not expire)

 

Anyone can do yoga and stretching in this class. The exercises can be modified for those who do not want to do traditional floor yoga.

 

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Core Strength

Updated 3/14/2020

 

  • Alasa Wiest
  • Tuesdays at 9:00 AM
  • Thursdays at 2:00 PM 
  • This is a FREE Class

 

Having a strong core is extremely important as it supports the spine and aids in balance. We will not only work our abdominal muscles, but also the muscles of the back and hips. Planks, Superman’s, Squats, hand weights and balancing on floor or chair. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

 

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