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Harris Center

425 Perry St

Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook

Community Programs Coordinator

Silver Sneakers

Move to music and have fun while exercising to increase muscle strength, range of movement, and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, bands, and a ball are used for resistance. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support. Non-Silver Sneakers Members must pay $5 to instructor first day of class. The payment will cover the whole quarter.

Mondays • 01/22 - 05/20 • 9:00-9:45 a.m. • Harris Center • Elizabeth

NO CLASS: 04/15, 05/27

Tuesdays • 01/23 - 05/28 • 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. • Harris Center • Sarah

Thursdays • 01/18 - 05/30 • 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. • Harris Center • Sarah

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • [email protected]

Silver Sneakers Splash!

A fun, shallow-water exercise class that uses a signature splash-board to increase movement and intensity options. Splash is suitable for all skill levels and is safe for non-swimmers. The pool provides many benefits when used for aerobic exercise and resistance training. Non-Silver Sneakers Members must pay $5 to instructor first day of class. The payment will cover the whole quarter.

Wednesdays • 6/12 - 8/28 • 9:00 - 9:45a.m. • Samford Pool • Sarah

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334) 501-2948 • [email protected]

Yin Yoga for Health and Happiness

Yin Yoga is a little different than the “typical” yoga class. It is a more passive yoga class where we learn to relax our muscles in order to improve the health of our joints, ligaments, fascia, and all other connective tissues that normally are not exercised in traditional exercise. Please let the instructor know of any injuries or concerns as she may need to modify a pose to meet your specific needs. Yin Yoga is recommended highly if you are over the age of 35 as it helps to keep the connective tissues, joint, and other aspects of the body in proper alignment and good health as we age. Yin also teaches breathing techniques that help improve mood, sleep, and mobility. This is an all levels class from beginners to advanced. Participants will need to provide a mat, towel or small lap blanket, yoga strap and possibly a yoga bolster. Free to public.

Wednesdays • 01/24 - 05/29 • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. • Frank Brown Recreational Center

Contact: Tammy Hollis • (334) 703-0168 • [email protected]

ZUMBA GOLD

Zumba Gold was designed for the older, active adult, a person who hasn’t been exercising in a long time or individuals who may be limited physically. The biggest difference between Zumba Gold and Zumba Basic is that Zumba Gold is done at a much lower intensity. It’s just as much fun, just not as fast! Zumba Gold utilizes the same great Latin styles of music and dance that are used in the Zumba basic program, including the Salsa, Cha-Cha, Rock ‘n Roll and Merengue. The Zumba Gold program strives to improve balance, strength, flexibility and most importantly, the heart. When you take the Zumba Gold class, be sure to wear comfortable workout clothing, take water and a towel, along with a “ready to party” attitude! FREE to the public.

Mondays • 01/22 - 05/20 • 10 – 11:00 a.m. • Harris Center

Wednesdays • 01/17 - 05/29 • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. • Harris Center

Mondays • 06/03 - 08/28 •10:00 - 11:00 a.m. • Frank Brown Recreation Center

Wednesdays • 06/03 - 08/28 • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. • Frank Brown Recreation Center

NO CLASS: 04/10

Contact: Gabby Filgo • (334)-501-2946 • [email protected]

SEATED ZUMBA GOLD

Zumba movements are designed to mimic many typical Latin dance styles like salsa, rumba, and cumbia. Although traditionally many of these dances require use of your entire body, they can easily be adapted for people with mobility challenges. Many movements can be done with the upper body from a seated position in a wheelchair. Because so many different styles of music are usually incorporated into typical Zumba classes, participants join into the motions they feel most comfortable with. This class is a great way to strengthen the upper body as well as the lower extremities such as ankles and feet (if able). The class can be taken from your own wheelchair or from a regular chair. FREE to the public.

Mondays • 01/22 - 05/27 • 11 – 11:30 a.m. • Harris Center

Wednesdays • 01/17 - 05/29 • 11- – 11:30 a.m. • Harris Center

Mondays • 06/03 - 08/28 • 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. • Frank Brown Recreation Center

Wednesdays • 06/03 - 08/28 • 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. • Frank Brown Recreation Center

Contact: Gabby Filgo • (334)-501-2946 • [email protected]

BE FAB (BE FLEXIBLE AND BALANCED)

Take care of your body by learning to stretch your muscles and balance safely for long-term physical health. This class is led by a certified personal trainer and will focus on proper technique and safety using motions needed for day-to-day living. Please bring an exercise mat or towel for floor work. Fitness membership required. FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

Monday-Fridays • 01/17-05/31 • 1 - 1:45 p.m. • Frank Brown Recreation Center

NO CLASS: 05/06-05/15

Monday-Fridays • 06/03-08/30 • 1 - 1:45 p.m. • Jan Dempsey Arts Center

Contact: Valerie Fetsch • (703) 786-4826 • [email protected]

LOW IMPACT CARDIO SCULPT

This class is led by a certified fitness instructor and designed to give maximum cardiovascular benefits with little stress on the joints. Muscle building and strengthening exercises are incorporated with low–impact cardio movements designed to tone muscles and increase cardiovascular endurance. This workout also includes balance and stretching exercises, which we need as we age. Please bring an exercise mat (example: yoga mat). Lightweights (no more than 2–3–pound handheld weights, soup cans, water bottles, etc.) are encouraged but not mandatory. Participants are encouraged to modify and work out at his/her own pace and modifications are shown by the instructor. FREE.

Tuesdays and Thursdays • 01/18 - 05/30 • 10- 10:45 a.m. • Frank Brown Recreation Center

Contact: Valerie Carson • (334) 740–8988 • [email protected]

Dumbbells Basics

Learn how to use dumbbells safely and effectively for long-term physical health. This class is led by a certified personal trainer and focuses on proper technique. Note: Participants will only be allowed to register for one session of this class. FREE to the public.

Wednesdays • 03/27-05/22 • 9:30-9:55 • Frank Brown Recreation Center- Activity Room C

Contact: Valerie Fetsch • (703) 786-4826 • [email protected]

I've Fallen and I Can Get Up

Are you afraid of falling and not being able to get back up again, or do you avoid sitting on the floor because you don't think you can get back up again? If so, this class is for you! We will work on strengthening the muscles needed and safe technique to get down onto the floor and then back up again. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely. This class is led by a certified personal trainer and focuses on proper technique and safety. If this class is full and you miss the first class without any communication to the instructor, you will be removed from the roster so others may register. FREE.

Session 1: Tuesday & Thursday • 06/11-06/27 • 11:10-11:45a.m. • Harris Center

Session 2: Tuesday & Thursday • 07/16-08/01 • 11:00-11:45a.m. • Harris Center

Session 3: Tuesday & Thursday • 08/13-08/29 • 11:00-11:45a.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Valerie Fetsch • (703) 786-4826 • [email protected]