Exercise 
Exercise classes meet in the Community Room--except where noted. 


Mondays, 9:15 a.m.:  Exercise with Karen
Mondays, 12 - 12:45 p.m. - Pilates with Karen
Tuesdays, 9 a.m., Tai Chi for Arthritis with Victoria
Wednesdays, 9:15 a.m., Exercise with Karen
Fridays, 9:30 a.m.:  Tai Chi with Dr. Durbin
Fridays, 10:15 a.m. - Chair Yoga 
Fridays, 11 a.m. - Pilates with Karen

 

Monday & Wednesday, 9:15 a.m.
Exercise with Karen

Class focuses on strength, range of motion and balance exercises using hand held weights, elastic tubing, a small ball.  All exercises can be performed from a sitting or standing position.  All experience levels welcome.

Pilates with Karen
Monday at 12:45 p.m. & Friday at 11 a.m.

Class focuses on strengthening the core muscles and improving balance.  Some exercises will be performed from a standing position but the majority will be performed on the floor using exercise mats.

Tuesday at 9 a.m.
Tai Chi for Arthritis / Tai Chi for Fall Prevention
In 1997, Dr Paul Lam led a team of tai chi and medical specialists to create this program. It is easy, enjoyable and safe for people with arthritis to learn. Medical studies have shown the program to relieve pain for people with arthritis and improve their quality of lives, as well as preventing falls for the older adults.  For this reason, arthritis foundations around the world and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in America are giving it their full support.Medical authorities agree that suitable exercise for people with arthritis should incorporate the following components:
* Muscular strength supports and protects joints which will reduce p
* Flexibility exercises help reduce pain and stiffness thus improving mobility. 
* Fitness is important for overall health and proper function of heart, lungs and muscles.

Although it's especially effective for arthritis, it's a great start for beginners to improve health and wellness. It's enjoyable and safe to deliver many health benefits.