Participants will enjoy a thorough low-impact workout that includes a walking/cardiovascular warm-up, as well as sitting and standing exercises, work with drum sticks, balls, and other props. Students will increase their strength, flexibility, range of motion, stamina, balance, and overall well-being, as well as learning about the benefits of engaging in routine physical activity as a means to living with optimum independence. FREE
Instructor: Kathy Mastin, Monday, 10:00-11:50 a.m.
Tai Chi is an ancient marital art that has many health benefits. Using right and left limbs creates new pathways in the brain and slowly increases stamina, balance, flexibility and posture. Learning to be calm and centered helps to release the body’s life force (chi), while aligning acupuncture points within the movements is actually self-massage of the internal organs. Most amazing is feeling the chi make connections that release endorphins, which creates relaxation while increasing the energy level, while the endorphins wash through the whole body easing pain, tensions, and adjusting the joints and muscles to their proper positions. FREE.
instructor: Nancy O'Brien, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.