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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!
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.
with Nancy Kelley
This class is a continuation of Yoga 1 or for those who want to refresh their yoga. The class will continue to work on foundational yoga postures, breathing, stretching techniques, and help you feel more comfortable in your yoga practice. We’ll also learn new poses and discuss ways to incorporate yoga practice into everyday life activities. Expect to be challenged both mentally and physically! Dress in loose clothes and bring a yoga mat.
Tai Chi for Change
with Lisa St. Hilaire
Like all tai chi, this short form will improve your coordination, balance, breath, health, and energy. This form incorporates aspects of qigong and two traditional styles (Yang and Chen) into movements that benefit change and growth in our lives. It is ideal for anybody recovering from surgery or any life change, big or small, but will benefit anybody regardless of why they want to learn it. Tai chi, and especially this form, is easily adapted to a seated position and students of all levels of mobility are welcome in this class.