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Exercise & Outdoor Fun
Keep active this winter! Stop by Gardiner Area High School, Mon-Thurs 3pm-7pm, to walk indoors. Please enter the building via the Adult Education entrance and stop by our office to sign in/out. Beat the cold and reach your goals by walking one of our indoor loops.
Strong & Fit
with Deidre Hutchins
Do you want to take your fitness to the next level? This heart pumping, non-stop workout is guaranteed to strengthen your core, increase your endurance, and improve your mental state. Engage in resistance training using dumbbells, bands, foam rollers, fit balls, medicine balls, kettle bells and more in a spacious and welcoming environment. Plank, push-up, and squat your way to a new and improved you. Increase your energy, challenge yourself, de-stress from work, and rise to the occasion in this high-energy atmosphere. This will be the best 45 minutes of your day!
Worm Composting Alumni Harvest 1
with Jock Robie
This will be a free session for any interested composting alumni. The instructor will inspect worm bins, demonstrate and assist with harvesting, and answer any questions. The instructor will bring harvest kits for alumni to use for harvesting their own worm bins. Alumni have first option to register.
Worm Composting for Beginners
with Jock Robie
Come and learn how to construct, set up, and maintain a worm bin to compost kitchen vegetable waste in order to recycle it as plant food. Join Jock Robie as he discusses the harvesting of worm castings and vermicompost for gardening and houseplants as well as “worm tea”! Each student will set up their own worm bin with worms to take home. All materials and worms are supplied at no extra charge. Jock Robie has over eight years of practical experience designing, building, and using worm bins to compost kitchen waste. He feeds his 40 worm bins close to 35 pounds per week of kitchen scraps.
with Nancy Kelley
Anyone can learn yoga! This is a yoga class for those new to yoga or those wanting a basic flow class. This class introduces foundational yoga postures, teaches you how to breathe, introduces stretching techniques, and helps you feel more comfortable in the yoga practice. This class will move at a slower pace to help the individual feel the benefits of the yoga poses. Expect to be challenged both mentally and physically! Dress in loose clothes and bring a yoga mat.
with Kevin Webb
Personal Safety is designed for any individual who wants the tools to be confident in their everyday life. This class will teach the skills necessary to stay safe in a variety of situations; from outward appearance and confidence level, to utilizing the body as a weapon. Everyday items that can be used as a form of self protection will be addressed as well. This personal safety course will give you the tools necessary to recognize possible dangerous encounters and teach you how to handle them. Focus will be placed on prevention strategies as well as mental and physical preparation. This 3 hour course will employ a variety of techniques that are easy and practical to use. Ages 14+ welcome to attend. No experience is necessary.
Zumba Gold Toning
with Stephanie Dustin
Take the Zumba fun to the next level! This class offers the best of both worlds – the fun of Zumba with the benefits of safe and effective strength training. Easy to follow, health-boosting dance fitness program for baby boomers, active seniors, as wells as those new to Zumba. Through dynamic lightweight resistance training and Zumba dance moves, this class helps participants build muscle strength, increase bone density, and improve mobility, posture and coordination.
Bring water and shoes with no tread that allow you to move easily across floor surfaces.
Tai Chi Flow
with Lisa St. Hilaire
Have you wanted to try tai chi but felt like learning a whole form was too much? Come play Tai Chi Flow! You'll learn a few basic tai chi and qigong movements in a flowing manner without the sequencing that is typical of tai chi forms. This is a great introduction to tai chi, and also a reinforcement for basic tai chi principles for people with previous tai chi experience.