Adult Social Skates
Adult skaters of all abilities are invited to join the fun at these Leddy Social Skates. Each session will begin with 45 minutes of professional instruction and will conclude with 45 minutes of open skating to music. A great time to catch up with friends, get some exercise and work on your skating skills.
New North End Yoga
Hatha Yoga will help you restore balance between body and mind while exercising every part of your body in a systematic way. Using stretches, postures, deep breathing and deep relaxation, you will experience release from both mental and physical tension while you become more limber and toned. This yoga class is beginner friendly. Instructor: Jennifer Green
Japanese Shotokan Karate-do is a dynamic wellness activity geared to develop physical, spiritual and mental balance and provide lots of fun. Designed to develop the foundations of Karate training and provide a safe and fun environment for to explore your personal mind and body limits. Beginners and advance students are welcome. Practices on Wednesdays & Fridays from 6:00P-7:30P and on Saturdays from 11:00A-12:30P. The class is being taught by Jairo Blanco, Head Instructor for the Japan Karate Association of Vermont, and assistant Instructors Marcia Blanco and Jim Dirmaier. Participants will be required to purchase a uniform.
All bodies are beautiful and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Give your body a treat with a belly dance!! Open to all fitness levels, body types, genders, and ages. You don’t need any prior dance experience to do this class. In this class you will learn the fundamentals of belly dance, covering a basic dance vocabulary. Instructor: Aeshna Mairead.
Hip Hop Dance Workout
This class is designed to provide an amazing cardio work out through the introduction of hip hop inspired beats and dance choreography. Each class will combine foundational dance moves from the original schools of hip hop dance that include break dancing, boogaloo and house styles paired with music for a fun work out. Warm up and cool down will infuse traditional yoga poses. Intermediate strength and mobility is recommended for this class. Instructors: Phet Keomanyvanh and Julia Swain.
American Sign Language
Sign language can broaden your communication skills, stimulate your senses, and increase your ability to be expressive. Great for new students, those who may need a refresher or want to move on to the next level. Learn general finger spelling, vocabulary, signing. For more information on the appropriate class for you, please email the instructor CoolAGrist@aol.com.
Learn the basics of playing harmonica; the design of the instrument, how to hold it, breath control and how to play single notes and chords. By the end of the class we’ll do some blues, some songs, and some rhythmic chord accompaniment to use in jams. Bring a ten-hole C diatonic harmonica (This is the most common kind). If you have questions about harmonicas, call Ari Erlbaum at (201) 565-4793.
Mchakamchaka is a communal jogging/singing tradition from Tanzania. We will spend half of each class learning joyful call and response songs, and half the class jogging to them. You do NOT have to be a runner to take this class! The footsteps keep the rhythm. The songs are simple, joyous, and lend themselves to lots of fun harmonies. The jogging isn’t strenuous, since we go at a pace that allows us to have air in our lungs to sing, though you can get more exercise by lifting your legs higher. Instructor: Ari Elbaum.
Pestos, Oils & Vinegar
Ever wonder how they make those expensive herbal oils and vinegars? Join Kelley Robie of Horsetail Herbs and find out how it is done. This class is sure to surprise your senses of smell and taste! Indulge in Herbal Pesto for a taste explosion while we are making Herbal Oils and Vinegars using fresh herbs and spices. Be prepared to go home with tons of ideas and recipes. Your hand made creations will add a new flare to your kitchen cooking!
Adult First Aid/CPR
Be prepared to render help! Get certified in Adult CPR/AED and First Aid with Green Mountain Safety. Certification is valid for two years.
Women’s Self Defense (Levels 1 & 2)
Level 1- empowers women to have a practical, powerful and effective response to common attacks. Learn simple easy skills to keep you safe. Level 2- goes further to teach hands-on practice of stances, strikes, and evasive moves. Must take the Level 1 course before taking the Level 2 course. Taught by the All-Women Safety Team.
The Cocoa-Licious Facial
If you ever needed a reason to indulge in chocolate, this is it!! Join Kelley Robie, of Horsetail Herbs, as we experience a luxurious facial that will feed your senses & skin at the same time. Sample different chocolates as you make natural skin care recipes. You will be applying a Scrumptuous Cardamom Cleanser, Sweet Floral Cocoa Steam, Rhassol Clay Cocoa Mask, Cocoa Absolute Toner, and a Decadent Cocoa Butter Moisturizer. Come in stressed & leave relaxed with a youthful, healthy glow! Please bring a large towel, bowl, something to tie your hair back, and a love for chocolate!!
Adult Skating Clinic
This exciting class is designed for the adult skater who is ready to learn more advanced skating skills. The class focuses on mastery and improvement of skating skills including turns, spins and jumps. Skaters not able to commit to all 10 classes may purchase punch cards at the rate of $125 for 5 classes or pay the walk-on fee of $30 per class.
Adult Team Tennis
Tennis professionals from Sports & Fitness Edge teach introductory skills of tennis, combined with instruction in doubles play and scoring. Tennis is an active game you can play for a lifetime.
“Wild” Writing Class
“Go wild” with your writing. Instructor Miss Yvette provides prompts from nature and there will be uninterrupted time for you to explore your thoughts, memories and considerations. At the end, you can choose a piece that you have produced and share it in front of family and friends. FREE for those over age 50.
Adult 50+ Programs
Matter of Balance
This program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults who manifest this concern. During the class participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable and set realistic goals for increasing activity. They also find ways to change the environment to reduce fall risk factors and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. Instructors: Robyn Skiff & Dottie Slack.
TUESDAY & THURSDAY SEPT. 15TH AND 17TH TRY SENIOR FITNESS AT NO CHARGE!! This class will give participants the opportunity to learn the principles of a healthy lifestyle. Senior Olympic Gold Medalist Barbra Jordan will cover flexibility, strength training, cardiovascular fitness, balance, coordination, nutrition, weight management & stress reduction. Exercises can be adapted to any level of fitness.