We offer a variety of exercise opportunities:
Live Exercise Programs
Walk With Ease Group Walking Program: Are you looking for a walking group? Well, here it is! We meet at the Newville Trailhead, do some pre-walking stretches, walk for approximately 45 minutes to an hour and end with post-walking stretches. Come join us at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays. Walking will be at your own pace. We will begin walking again in the Spring of 2023
Bicycle Club: Who is interested in a seniors' bicycle club? We meet at the Rails to Trails (Newville Trailhead) for a leisurely one-hour ride on this well-maintained trail. For those who are interested, please contact Cathy Graver at the Senior Center. We will restart our bicycle club in the Spring of 2023.
Senior Wellness Exercise Program: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at First United Presbyterian Church, West Big Spring Avenue, Newville, the senior center is offering a new exercise program for senior men and women 60 and better. This program, instructed by Ellie Stambaugh of the Carlisle YMCA, will concentrate on strength, balance, coordination, endurance, and flexibility. Keeping to basics, exercise will take place standing, sitting, and a little dance to music centered on the oldies of the 50's and 60's. Per class charge is $3 for seniors and $5 for those 50-59.
Zumba Gold: Every Monday at First United Presbyterian Church, 111 W. Big Spring Ave., Newville. Cost is $3 per class for those 60-plus, and $5 per class aimed at a more mature audience. Research at Minot State University in North Dakota has indicated that Zumba not only has an effect on physical fitness, but also on cognitive (mental) function. Just walk in.
Tai Chi for Arthritis: Exercising at First United Presbyterian Church, 111 West Big Spring Avenue, Newville from 10: a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Until further notice this class is a FREE class under a grant from the County of Cumberland Office of Aging and Community Services but we will be requesting a $1 donation towards space rental.
Movement with Mindfulness (evolved from YOGA: Exercising at First United Presbyterian Church, 111 West Big Spring Avenue, Newville from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. This 10 week program is $55 for members and $65 for non-members. We can prorate if you come in the middle of a 10 week program.
T'ai Chi for Arthritis: Contact the Big Spring Senior Center to discuss Virtual programming signup.
Zoom, zooming everywhere, it gets kind of confusing keeping all those meeting IDs straight. Here’s the information for the class at the Big Spring Senior Center from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday mornings.
Before You Log In: Check the area where you plan to exercise to ensure you have enough room and that the area is free of tripping hazards.
The login for Tai Chi for Arthritis at the Big Spring Senior Center on Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. is:
Meeting ID: 878 0896 4710
WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS
Group exercise classes will be the last activities to resume, and even then, some people will not be able to participate right away. Expect the above Zoom classes, perhaps with some tweaking, for the foreseeable future until we can be together face-to-face. As we Zoom.
Sharing the information about our classes is fine, but let’s be careful about how we do it. Your sister-in-law in Florida wants to play with us? Cool, send her the schedule and link to my website to request login information. You are so excited about what you are doing that you put it on your Facebook page, including the Zoom ID and password? Not cool. That’s how we’ll get Zoom-bombed.