Fitness


FIT and FUN

on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Low impact, aerobic, and stretching routines; move to lively, sing-a-long music led by Marilyn Sheldon. Feel better, increase strength, balance and flexibility. The fee for Fit and Fun is $25 per month or $15 for once a week for the month.   

GROOVEY GRANNIES LINE DANCE  

IIntermediate line dance, mostly country with a little variety. No partner is needed. The fee is $3. Marilyn Sheldon leads the dancing on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. The line dance class also includes practicing routines for entertaining at the local nursing homes. (Dancing at the homes is not mandatory but if you’d like to we are more than happy to have you join us.) 

Country Line Dancing

Join us on Tuesday mornings at 9:30. Come for a fun cardiovascular workout with both new and old-line dances. No experience necessary. No partner needed. Marilyn Sheldon is the instructor.  

***The fee for the two Line Dancing classes is $3 per class or 10 classes for $25.  

 

TAI CHI

Tai Chi diation in motion,” is often described as “mediation in motion,” it is a mind-body practice, originating in China as a martial art. In addition to addressing general overall wellness, studies confirm Tai Chi has value in treating or preventing many health problems including arthritis and balance issues. And you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health. In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, you go without pausing through a series of motions. As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention – as in some kinds of meditation – on your bodily sensations. This class is a fun, relaxing and enjoyable way to move with mindfulness and enjoy the comradery of others while practicing. Tai Chi will be offered for 6 weeks on Tuesdays, 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm, April 25 thru May 30. Certified instructors Nan Hart and Lori Hickey will lead the classes. Class size is limited.

The Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging will be sponsoring volunteers to be trained in becoming certified Tai Chi Instructors for Rutland County. To register for this training or for more information, please contact: Courtney Anderson at the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (802) 786-5990 or canderson@svcoa.net.

 

PRANA YOGA   

These classes are on-going Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.  No experience necessary.  Gentle movements with body awareness, and breathing exercises to invigorate and relax the body and the mind.  Bring a mat or blanket, and wear comfortable clothes.  Poses may be done in a chair, or lying down.  The student is guided to move into a posture only so far as it feels right to her/his body.  Instructor: Tammy Brown.  Fee: $5.00 per class.  ALSO on Fridays at 11:30 – noon: Introduction to meditation. A variety of styles and techniques will be presented. No charge. 

PRANA YOGA with Tammy Brown on Mondays, 11:45 am to 12:45 pm.  A new eight week session starts April 10 and ends June 5. Registration is ongoing now. The fee is $48 or $7 drop in.

 

RSVP BONE BUILDERS  

An Osteo Exercise Program on Mondays/Wednesdays mornings at 9:15 a.m., afternoons at 1 p.m. and evenings at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesdays/Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. This is a free program through RSVP. All you need to bring with you is a bottle of water. The weights are provided. For more info or sites call RSVP at 775-8220.  

 

MOVERS and SHAKERS 

 This free program of low impact exercise is designed for people with Parkinson’s, or anyone else who wishes to maintain or improve flexibility, strength and balance in a supportive and relaxing environment. Start your week off right and work out with us. Mondays, 10:30 am.