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Fitness

older man leads strength and balance class

$ Active Yoga: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30p
Come join instructor Laura Santigian in our mixed-level yoga class to increase your strength and flexibility, improve balance, and enhance your ability to relax and release stress. This class includes standing poses and mat work, and offers plenty of instruction for newcomers as well as enough challenge for long-time practitioners. You’ll learn to adapt poses to suit your needs and limitations, so you can find your own personal zone of comfort and challenge. Bring a yoga mat, towel, some water, and your own unique energy! Beginners are always welcome. Registration fee: $35/5 classes or $70/10 classes.

$ Chair Yoga:
Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-2p
Instructor Pat Shaw teaches this gentle, accessible form of yoga using a chair and props as necessary. Gain the benefits yoga has to offer including increased flexibility, strength, and balance, all with the support of a chair. This class is a great starting point for those new to yoga, with less flexibility and/or balance, or those rehabilitating. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and must provide their own mat. Registration fee: $30/5 classes or $60/10 classes.

FREE - Strength and Balance:
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9-9:45a
Newcomers are welcome to join this lively, large fitness group led by volunteer Joe Miguel. Participants will improve their health and fitness while being encouraged to work within their own comfort zone and physical abilities: flexibility and movement, correct breathing, strength training, and regaining balance abilities. Hand weights and dyna-bands for strength building and toning are used. Participants may bring hand weights from home or use equipment provided by the Center.

$ Tai Chi:
Mondays, 10:30–11:30a
Led by instructor Sabitre Rodriguez, participants will experience this low impact form of ancient Chinese exercise. Tai Chi combines slow movements with relaxation for a gentle and accessible form of exercise. Newcomers welcome! Registration fee: $25/5 classes.

$ Zumba Toning for Seniors:
Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30a (On hiatus until further notice)
Instructor Kelly Pineda will introduce you to her unique Zumba Toning training program. Participants will learn the basic dance steps they will need to participate and complete their first Zumba class. The class incorporates physical exercises using light Zumba weights and dance steps to the rhythms of Cumbia, Merengue, Mambo, Salsa, Samba, and more. Come discover how easy and fun losing weight, toning your muscles, and getting in shape can be! Everyone can enjoy Zumba, no dance experience required. Registration Fee: $25/5 classes or $50/10 classes.

Other ways to fit in fitness!

FREE - Qi Gong Movement and Meditation: Saturdays 11am - Noon
Jan Polin teaches Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong, a type of gentle moving and non-moving meditations that are designed to bring you into a state of harmonious well-being. These healing exercises are done while seated.

FREE - Social Ping Pong: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 - 4:30pm
Have fun and get your heart pumping with ping pong! Ping Pong, also called table tennis, is a fun way to strengthen your hand-eye coordination. The game features light balls and paddles and is easy to learn. Drop in to watch the game and play. All levels are welcome to join this non-competitive, enthusiastic group! Games are first come, first served, and, instead of scored, are simply timed at 7 minutes.

Walking the park/Lifetrail stations: Did you know that walking our park 4 times is equal to walking one mile? Come walk the park on your own schedule and stop by any of the Lifetrail fitness stations. Use them to improve your balance, strength and tone and to learn helpful tips to stay healthy!

50+ Wellness Resource Guide

For a comprehensive guide to senior fitness opportunities, water fitness locations, and dance and fitness classes all around town, check out the 50+ Wellness Get Moving! Guide that is available online. To view this information, visit www.cityofsacramento.org/olderadults