Ongoing Programs

Join us weekday mornings for fun & fitness!  

  • Reservations for fitness classes are NOT needed.
  • Ongoing programs below are FREE for Members, $10 for Non-Members
  • In warmer weather, most programs are held in our new, air-conditioned Activity Room.

MONDAYS

10-11am – Stretch & Strengthen    (no class 9/26)
Try this 1-hour class designed for increased flexibility, strength and balance. All exercises are done standing or seated in a chair. Feel free to bring light hand weights! And please bring your own towel and water bottle.

Click Here for a virtual workout with Suzy!

 

1-3pm Thinking Out Loud: Discussion Group
Mike Karp moderates this lively group discussion with varying topics (suggestions emailed ahead of time). Issues may include world affairs, U.S. politics, local news, popular culture and topics relevant to seniors. Bring your questions, your convictions…and your open mind! 

 

TUESDAYS

10-11am Qi Gong   
Taught by experienced instructor Sandi Love, Qi Gong is an ancient healing art designed to improve your mental and physical wellbeing. Its gentle moves can benefit those who play golf or tennis and/or who suffer with hip or back pain, such as sciatica. The stretching movements support agility and flexibility, making you less likely to injure yourself while exercising, and the breathing techniques and focused intent can help calm your mind and ease anxiety.

 

 

1-3pm Mah Jongg

Join other experienced mah jongg players for an afternoon of fun and friendship!
RSVP Required: MaryAnnBrady@TheParadiseCenter.org
Contact MaryAnn for info on beginner classes, too!

 

 

WEDNESDAYS

10-11am Beginner Tai Chi  
with Certified Instructor Reuben Fernandez

Held outdoors (weather permitting), this beginner Chen Tai Chi class is recommended for those who are interested in improving their overall health and wellbeing by utilizing simple, easy-to-follow exercises and breathing techniques. Tai Chi is an ancient art with roots in the philosophy known as Taoism. Its purpose is to learn how to relax internally, improve your sense of balance and release anxiety and stress. No special equipment is required; closed shoes with low heels are recommended (not running shoes). All experience and fitness levels welcome!

Wednesday Tai Chi Classes Sponsored By:

 

THURSDAYS    

10-11am Zumba & Mat Pilates   
with Certified Instructor Suzy Brenner   

This class, designed for active seniors, is so much fun, you’ll forget you’re exercising! Begin with 30 minutes of Zumba: move your body to Latin and upbeat music…tone muscles, improve balance & coordination. Then finish with mat Pilates – working on flexibility and strengthening core muscles. Come for 30 or 60 minutes!

 

FRIDAYS

10-11am Intermediate Tai Chi    (no class 9/2)
with Certified Instructor Reuben Fernandez

Held outdoors (weather permitting), this intermediate class will include all of the elements of Wednesday’s beginner class, but will focus more intensively on the Chen Style form, Lao Da Djia.

This Chen Tai Chi class is recommended for those who are interested in improving their overall health and wellbeing by utilizing simple, easy-to-follow exercises and breathing techniques. Tai Chi is an ancient art with roots in the philosophy known as Taoism. Its purpose is to learn how to relax internally, improve your sense of balance and release anxiety and stress. No special equipment is required; closed shoes with low heels are recommended (not running shoes).

 

11:15am-12:15pm Qi Gong & Meditation
Taught by experienced instructor Sandi Love, Qi Gong is an ancient healing art designed to improve your mental and physical wellbeing. Its gentle moves can benefit those who play golf or tennis and/or who suffer with hip or back pain, such as sciatica. The stretching movements support agility and flexibility, making you less likely to injure yourself while exercising, and the breathing techniques and focused intent can help calm your mind and ease anxiety. This class will close with 10 minutes of guided meditation.

 

ALSO…

MON-FRI, 9:30am-3:00pm

We have 2 FDA-approved Micro Impact Platforms for your use!

Stand on one of our Juvent platforms to increase your range of motion and improve your balance, stability and bone density. Initially developed by NASA for astronauts returning from space, the Juvent has been found to have considerable benefits for all of us! Reservations are NOT required. 
Suggested donation of $5 per use.
More info at Juvent.com.

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To view our Special Programs throughout the year, CLICK HERE.

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