Water aerobics helps tone muscles and trim the excess. Non-swimmers, swimmers, experienced enthusiasts or first-timers are all invited to enjoy the relaxing and invigorating qualities of water. Exercising in water reduces weight on joints and spine, while allowing cardio stimulation, strength training and the opportunity to improve balance, physical exercise and social interaction. Classes run from June to August. Don’t forget your hat, sunglasses and sunscreen, because our pool is outdoors. Cost is $2.00 per class.
Exercise and Yoga with Kathleen Calligan
Regular exercise can prevent or delay diabetes and heart issues. It can also reduce arthritis pain, anxiety and depression. It can help older people stay independent. There are four main types of exercise, and seniors need some of each:
- Endurance activities, like walking, swimming or riding a bike, which build staying power and improve the health of the heart and circulatory system.
- Strengthening exercises, which build muscle tissue and reduce age-related muscle loss.
- Stretching exercises to keep the body limber and flexible.
- Balance exercises to reduce the chances of a fall.
Our exercise classes cover each of these by incorporating weights, bands and zumba into this hour-long class. Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. Cost is $2 for members and $4 for non-members (per class per person).
Yoga is wonderful for anyone, but especially for senior adults. It will stretch and strengthen your body as you restore and maintain health. If you have a disability, doing simple yoga stretches from a seated position will help you manage the disability and maintain the best condition possible. All you need is a simple straight-back chair. The chair is not only used for the seated exercises but can also serve as support for many of the standing yoga postures as well. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $2 for members and $4 for non-members (per class per person).
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise system relying on slow, low impact movements. It has been proven to improve balance, lower blood pressure and provide an overall sense of well being. Our instructor Rio Cordy teaches the Yang style which is a short 24 step system ideal for any age. For those with difficulty standing, Rio also demonstrates seated Tai Chi. Cost is $2 for members and $4 for non-members (per class per person).