We offer a variety of exercise opportunities:
Fit and Fun/Zumba Gold Aerobics: Every Monday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church. The cost is $2.00 a class for those 60+/$5.00 a class for those 50 to 59. Zumba Gold is a lower-intensity version of the Latin dance-inspired fitness class aimed at a more mature audience. Research at Minot State University in North Dakota has indicated that classes not only have an effect on physical fitness, but also on cognitive (mental) function. No need to sign up; just walk in.
Yoga: Wednesdays from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the Big Spring Presbyterian Church, 25 South Corporation Street, Newville. Yoga is a mind body practice that combines stretching exercises, controlled breathing and relaxation. Yoga can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve heart function. (from the Mayo Clinic website) The cost is $65/$55 if you are a member of the Senior Center. The current 10 week session ends January 9th. The next 10 week class begins January 16th. Registration and payment due before the class starts. Will accept pro-rated registrations for session currently in progress.
Stretching--We stretch, using a video at the Big Spring Senior Center, free for those who are members/$5.00 for non-members or those 50 to 59. Please check the activity calendar for the time. Just walk in.
Walk w/Ease Group Walking Program- Several folks are enjoying the Walk w/Ease Program at the Newville Rails to Trails. There is no structured curriculum. We meet at the Newville Trailhead, do some pre-walking stretches, walk for approximately 30-45 minutes and end with post-walking stretches. Come join us at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you have arthritis, this program began as the Walk w/East Program with Arthritis. Walking will be at your own pace. This program will begin again April 2nd.
T'ai Chi for Arthritis: Meets on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church. Cost is a $5 donation per class attended. To register, call 717-776-4478. T'ai Chi for Arthritis is for people of all ages and fitness levels and is especially safe for people with arthritis and other joint disorders or related auto-immune diseases. Note: June classes will begin at 10:15 and the June 25th class will be held at the Newville Park Picnic Pavilion.