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
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   
Qi means energy and Gong means work. Taught by Sandi Love, this is a mind-body-spirit practice designed to improve mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing techniques, self-massage and focused intent. Qi Gong is a healing art and a wonderful way to transfer and restore energy. The moves are easy to learn, fun and most people will feel benefits right away.

 

11am-12pm – Hula Dance          
Debbie White, originally from Honolulu, shares her Hawaiian hula dance skills in this class for beginners. Don (Ho) your grass skirt (provided) or your own tropical garb, if you want, and join us outdoors following the Stretch & Strengthen class. Hula dancing is not only fun, it also helps improve your memory, balance and coordination!    Requires 4 participants.   RSVP Required: 941-383-6493 

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1-3pm Mah Jongg
Join us for fun Mah Jongg! RSVP Required: MaryAnnBrady@TheParadiseCenter.org

 

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:

 

2-3pm GRIEVE NOT ALONE: Peer Support Group – STARTS AGAIN JANUARY 12, 2022! 
Come together with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Make new friends; share your feelings and support one another. Refreshments served. To register: ParadiseCenterRSVP@gmail.com
or call 941-383-6493. 
NOTE: This group requires at least 2 people registered. If not, group will be cancelled for that day.

 

THURSDAYS    

10-11am Zumba & Mat Pilates
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
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).

 

New Start Time!..

11:15am-12pm Meditation & Stress Relief
Take a deep breath and destress from the week! With focus on meditation, this class will incorporate a variety of calming techniques, such as tapping, self-massage, body awareness, gentle stretching and more. It’s an hour of well-deserved self care with TPC’s Qi Gong instructor, Sandi Love. Class participants may be seated in a chair or on a mat. Loose comfy clothing is recommended and shoes are optional.

 

 

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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