Exercise

Chi Gong

Day:    Tuesday

Time:    1:30pm - 2:30pm

Cost:     Donation of  $4.00 per class

Instructor: Linda Bellefeuille

Description:   Therapeutic Chi Gong combines deep breathing with whole body movements to harmonize mind and body and promote energy. It accelerates healing and helps to relieve and prevent illness.   In addition, it has been shown to be very beneficial for early to mid-stage Alzheimer’s. The movements are simple and easy to follow but can have a profound effect on physical and mental well-being. 

 

Energy Focus Movement

Days:  Tuesday and Thursday

Time:  10:30am - 11:30am

Cost:  Donation of $4.00 per class

Instructor:  Linda Bellefeuille

Linda Bellefeuille is a certified fitness trainer who has taught senior exercise in Sherborn, Hopkinton and numerous other senior centers.  She is a Holliston resident and is licensed social worker, a certified massage therapist, and a certified instructor. Exercise is every Tuesday and Thursdays at 10:30 and all levels are welcome!

Description: This exercise class is designed for students of all abilities.  The highlight of these classes is the excellent stretching and strengthening movements done with or without weights.

With Linda’s limitless patience and support, everyone is encouraged to try every exercise, but all are cautioned to work within their own limits. Most students will stand; however, some students choose to use the chair for the entire class.  All students use the chair for stretching and some of the exercise routines.  This class is designed to be a stretching, cardio, balance, memory, and strength training workout.  We use weights, elastic resistance, (both provided by the Center) as well as jokes, beach balls, and dowels to add variety and fun into the serious work of keeping seniors strong and able to perform functional activities of daily living.  It is important to wear comfortable clothing (perhaps layers) and supportive shoes.  Water is provided; although many students choose to bring their own water bottles. 

 

Line Dancing

Day:    Friday

Time:  10:00am – 11:00am

Cost:  Donation of $4.00 per class

Instructor:  Manny Correia

Description:  Do you enjoy music? Do you like to dance or would you like to dance? Then “Get off that thing and swing.”  Manny’s Line Dancing Class is loaded with fun and exercise rolled into an hour. This is a great way to have fun, meet new friends and learn to dance all while exercising.  No experience or partner required Come, join in, and let the good times roll.

Pilates

Day:  Wednesday

Time:  9:30am-10:30am

Cost: Donation of $4.00 per class

Instructor:  Allie Barrett

Description:  Pilates will strengthen and lengthen muscles, improve posture and balance and give you an overall sense of well-being.  All levels are welcome!

 

Yoga

Days: Monday and Wednesday

Time:  11:00am - 12:00pm

Cost:  Donation of $4.00 per class

Instructor:  Roberta Weiner is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and director of the Prana Center in downtown Holliston.  Roberta has practiced Yoga for more than 30 years.  Her style is down to earth and welcoming, with a focus on modifications to allow the class to be accessible to all.

Description:  Roberta takes an ancient practice and makes it practical and beneficial for today’s active seniors.  Wednesdays class has a very strong focus on strength and balance.  Mondays include work on the mat, with a focus on flexibility and core strength.  Both days include relaxation and stress relief practices.  A regular yoga practice can also help you:

- Increase range of motion in your joints and decrease arthritis pain

- Boost the immune response, possibly leading to fewer colds

- Feel more comfortable in your body, by increasing flexibility and strength

- Get a great night’s sleep

- Promote your overall health and well-being

Class size ranges from 10-15.  Dress comfortably, in layers, for movement. Yoga can be done in bare feet or sneakers.  We have yoga mats, blocks and ties, although you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.  You may like to bring a small pillow on Mondays. 

 

Zumba

Day:  Tuesday

Time:  12:30pm - 1:30pm

Cost:  Donation of $4.00 per class

Instructor: Lourdes Fournier started teaching Zumba Gold classes in 2009 after a broad seven year career as a fitness instructor. She loved dancing and helping people achieve their goals towards a healthy lifestyle; and Zumba Gold helps seniors achieve these goals.  The music rhythm, upbeat feeling is incredibly contagious.  All levels are always welcome! Lourdes is certified in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Toning and Zumba Basic.

Description: Zumba® Gold is a Latin-based dance-fitness for the active older adult. The same energetic, upbeat songs and dance rhythms of Zumba® Basics are used in this class but they are taught at a more modified pace. The class atmosphere is like big party…. move, laugh and dance while getting exercise in all at the same time! It’s easy to do, fun and effective! Fitness sneakers (walking shoes, running shoes, or cross trainers) are required to participate in class.