Fitness Programs

ALL ON-SITE CLASSES CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, PLEASE CALL THE SENIOR CENTER TO SEE IF THE CLASS HAS A VIRTUAL OPTION

BELLY DANCING
Day: Thursdays
Time: 9:30 AM
Instructor: Gypsy Phillips
Suggested Donation: $3/class
Shimmy your way to a new figure while having fun at the same time. You’ll learn the techniques and steps of this timeless dance form and have a great time.

CARDIO & WEIGHTS
Day: Thursdays
Time: 10:45 – 11:30 AM
Instructor: Sharon McDevitt
This 45 minute class works your cardiovascular system (heart and lungs) with a low impact aerobic workout. The introduction of weight/ strength training, builds strength and speeds up metabolism so you can burn more calories at rest as well as tone and sculpt muscles. Class ends with core strengthening exercises and a relaxing cooldown and stretch. All participants are urged to work at their own intensity levels. Please let the instructor know if you have any orthopedic issues which need to be addressed or modified.

FLEX & TONE
Day: Thursdays
Time: 2:00 PM
Suggested Donation: $3
Instructor: Rebecca Reber
Stretching is one of the most neglected health components. This class will use props- blocks and straps - along with a variety of stretching methods to improve flexibility, range of motion, promote circulation and improve strength and flexibility. All are welcome!

GENTLE BALLET
Day: Mondays
Time: 9:45 AM
Suggested Donation: $3/class
Pre-Registration Required
Ballet dancing is a timeless art form that combines exercise and artistry. Come join us for a gentle ballet class designed for seniors of all capabilities. This class uses ballet techniques to focus on strength, flexibility, and balance, as well as coordination and pattern making for memory improvement. No experience or tutus necessary! Come have fun with us and learn something new!


LINE DANCING-HIGH BEGINNER
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 10:00 AM
Suggested Donation: $3/class
Instructor: Mary Dragon
Line dancing is a fun way to exercise, reduce your stress and increase your energy. This class is a high beginner/easy intermediate. Popular and classic line dances are put to all different types of music. You are welcome to sit in on a class and see if this is for you. Let’s Get Dancin’.

PICKLEBALL
Monday & Wednesday:
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Thursday/Friday: 12:30 – 3:00 PM
Location: Town Hall Gym,
63 Main Street Northborough
Pickleball is a combination of ping-pong, badminton, and tennis. We use a whiffle-type ball and a paddle about 3 times the size of a ping-pong paddle. Please call Bob Savage at 508-393-9792 if you have any questions.

PING PONG
Day/Time: Tuesdays at 12:00 PM and
Thursdays at 2:15 PM
Cost: Free
Ping Pong is a lot of fun and a good workout. Join us for a game or two at the Senior Center.

STRENGTH TRAINING
Day: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Suggested Donation: $3/class
Instructor: Linda Bonazzoli
Make your workout fun with this active class. You’ll begin with a warm-up and ease into strength training with weights. The class incorporates aerobics and stretching as well. Linda has been an instructor at the Senior Center for more than 15 years. This class
is adaptable to all capabilities so plan on checking it out soon.

STRETCH BREAK
Every Friday
Time: 10:15 AM
Suggested Donation: $3.00
Instructor: Sharon McDevitt

Stretch Break is a 45 minute class that consists of mat-based stretches for the entire body.  Class will begin with about 5 minutes of standing rhythmic limbering movement to get the blood flowing to all extremities.

Then, the relaxation begins!  The rest of the class will be gentle stretching to bring your body through range of motion exercises which will lengthen your muscles and increase movement within each joint of your body.  If you find you sit a lot, have a weak lower back or neck/shoulder soreness, this is the class for you.  My goal for you is to have you become more flexible, strengthen your lower back and abdominals and rid yourself of neck and shoulder pain.

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS
Day: Every Tuesday
Time: 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Suggested Donation: $3/class
Instructor: Helen Morin
Exercise helps arthritis! Studies prove it and more and more studies are proving that Tai Chi is the best exercise there is for arthritis sufferers. Join us for this special form of Tai Chi designed specifically for arthritis by Dr. Paul Lam, and arthritis sufferer, who wanted an alternative to medication. We begin with gentle stretching known as Qi Gong, then we learn step by step the Sun Arthritis form. After practicing Tai Chi for 45 minutes we have a guided healing meditation. Then you will be ready for a beautiful day.


TAI CHI-TRADITIONAL CHINESE YANG STYLE
Dates: Wednesdays
Time: 10:30 – 11:45 AM
Suggested Donation: $3/class
Instructor: Yunping Hu
Come and learn Traditional Chinese Yang Style Tai Chi, the most popular and relaxing Tai Chi style. It will be taught by Ms. Yunping Hu, the champion of multiple international Tai Chi competitions held in US and the student of Tai Chi master Sitan Chen. Both beginners and experienced Tai Chi practitioners are welcome. The forms to be taught include Tai Chi 8 Form, 16 Form and 24 Form.

TAI CHI/QI GONG/ MEDITATION MIND BODY & SPIRIT
Day: Every Tuesday
Time: 10:45 – 12:00 PM
Suggested Donation: $3/class
Instructor: Rev. Helen Morin
Join us for a wonderful session of stretching known as Qi Gong, to improve your health increase energy and stimulate blood flow. Then relax into some Ancient Shaolin Temple exercises (all low impact). Then step gently into a progressive step by step learning of a modified Yang T’ai Chi form, from Villari’s Self Defense studios. This one hour class will end with a guided healing meditation and you will begin your weekend balanced, focused and aware. Led by Rev Helen J. Morin, a certified teacher of Tai Chi.

TAI CHI/QI GONG/ MEDITATION MIND BODY & SPIRIT
Day: Every Friday
Time: 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Suggested Donation: $3/class
Instructor: Rev. Helen Morin
Join us for a wonderful session of stretching known as Qi Gong, to improve your health increase energy and stimulate blood flow. Then relax into some Ancient Shaolin Temple exercises (all low impact). Then step gently into a progressive step by step learning of a modified Yang T’ai Chi form, from Villari’s Self Defense studios. This one hour class will end with a guided healing meditation and you will begin your weekend balanced, focused and aware. Led by Rev Helen J. Morin, a certified teacher of Tai Chi.

TAI CHI FOR VETS
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 9:00 AM
Cost: Free for Veterans Only
Leader: Kristin Higgins
This new class is for Veterans only. It offers an amazing experience with every class. Beginning or intermediate Tai Chi player – there’s something for everyone. Nothing to learn. Nothing to “get right.” Just bring yourself an open mind, and a willingness to let go. Kristin Higgins, a certified TaijiFit International Instructor, wants to give Military Veterans the opportunity to experience the amazing health and calm that Taiji can bring. Free to Veterans and their families! Come see how this class can help YOU. TaijiFit is a mind/body “exercise’ that combines the best of the Tai Chi with modern Western fitness. Please call the Senior Center for more information about this class.

YOGA-SEATED CHAIR
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6:30 PM
Suggested Donation: $3/class
Instructor: Rebecca Reber
Rebecca Reber has been practicing yoga for about 15 years. In this class you will stretch, twist and lengthen your bodies through a series of easy to follow repetitive movements. Rebecca will combine this with inhales and exhales as we work with props to get the most out of every movement. The hour session will end in a relaxing Savasana. This class is for beginners to more experienced yogis as any type of movement is wonderful. Come and have fun while enjoying the benefits of movement.

YOGA-SEATED CHAIR
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 1:30 PM
Instructor: Rebecca Reber
Suggested Donation: $3/class
Join us for a seated chair yoga class where we will move with our breath through stretches, bends and twists. Come enjoy the movement and leave feeling relaxed and refreshed!

YOGA WITH NANCY
Day: Every Tuesday
Date: 
Time: 2:00 PM
Suggested Donation: $3/class
Instructor: Nancy Cimato
Welcome back Nancy! Nancy Cimato is a seasoned Yoga Instructor who has taught her ever popular Yoga Class at the Senior Center for several years. Get the benefits of gentle exercise that benefits both body and soul. Nancy’s classes are open to both the beginner and experienced Yoga student. Her gentle spirit and easy teaching style will make your Tuesday afternoons.

YOGA WITH REBECCA
Day: Every Wednesday
Time: 12:00 PM
Suggested Donation: $3
Instructor: Rebecca Reber
The benefits of yoga are amazing including greater flexibility, balance, strength along with calming the mind and relaxation. This class begins with a meditation and gentle warm-up to an easy flow of postures in which choices will be given depending on experience level and then ending in a final relaxation or Savasana. Rebecca has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. She received her 200 certification three years ago and teaches at local COA. To find out more about her please visit www.rebeccareberyoga.com.

CHAIR YOGA WITH DIANE
Chair Yoga is on hiatus for January, February, and March. Look for its return in April.

ZUMBA GOLD
Days: Mondays & Thursdays
Time: 1:00 PM
Suggested Donation: $3/class
Instructor: Mary Abate
This easy-to-follow program allows anyone any age or either sex to be able to perform the Zumba Gold dance moves to upbeat and fun music. Join us and let the party begin!