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Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention

$95

with Carlos Collado

Calendar Next available session starts May 7, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 12 weeks

PLEASE NOTE: The location for this class has changed. It was originally scheduled at the adult ed building in BATH, but now this program will run out of our adult ed building in Topsham (35 Republic Ave, 04086).

This 12-week course is designed to be easy to learn, safe & more effective. It enhances the body's energetic system thus practicing the form improves almost all aspects of health. Over 10 scientific studies show it to relieve pain, maintains and improves health and the quality of life. This form can be practiced sitting as well as standing, almost anyone of any physical condition can begin and continue to progress regardless of age. Whether you have Arthritis or not, practicing this form will improve your balance, reduce falls, reduce stress, improve muscular strength, flexibility, fitness and improve serenity.

Let It Go! Fiesta (Tuesday Sessions)

$70

with Tony Garreton

Calendar Next available session starts May 7, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session on Jun 25, 2024

"Let it Go with Tony" is under TDF (Tony Dance Fiesta LLC) and is not only a dance program that helps you physically by burning calories and keeping you fit, but it also helps you fight depression, it will encourage you to feel empowered and confident. It will be a time dedicated especially to you, where you will laugh, dance, without being judged. This class is for everybody, gender, age and shape… you will go at your own pace, just like you would in a nightclub or in a family party! Course fee is for 6 sessions with Tony.

MindfulPages: Group Journaling, Meditation, and Essential Oils for Beginners

$65

with Cary Ouellette

Calendar Next available session starts May 8, 2024 at 9:30 am, runs for 4 weeks
1 additional session on Jun 5, 2024

Join "MindfulPages," a specially crafted session for beginner journalers seeking a supportive and inspiring community. Engage in group journaling with thought-provoking prompts, accompanied by short meditations to enhance mindfulness and creativity. Immerse yourself in the therapeutic benefits of essential oils, creating a harmonious environment for self-expression. Conclude each session with discussions to share your experiences, foster connections, and deepen your appreciation for the art of journaling. You will be gifted a journal.

Young At Heart Fiesta

Free

with Tony Garreton

Calendar Next available session starts May 8, 2024 at 10:30 am, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session

**PLEASE NOTE: Session Two (which starts on 5/8) has changed locations. This session will run out of our Topsham building, not the Bath location.**

Loneliness and social isolation in older adults is a serious public health risk that affects a significant number of people in the US, putting them at risk for dementia and other serious conditions. For this reason, Tony Dancer, under his TDF program, has created the “Young at Heart Fiesta” Latin Fusion dance class program with low impact, low-volume music to protect hearing, easy steps to follow and lots of laughter. This program is offered free of charge with Tony Dancer, plus once a month potlucks! Adults with strong social relationships have a lower risk of major health problems, such as depression, high blood pressure, and an unhealthy body mass index. *The program is for individuals 70+ only.

 

Let It Go! Fiesta (Thursday Sessions)

$70

with Tony Garreton

Calendar Next available session starts May 9, 2024 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks
1 additional session

"Let it Go with Tony" is under TDF (Tony Dance Fiesta LLC) and is not only a dance program that helps you physically by burning calories and keeping you fit, but it also helps you fight depression, it will encourage you to feel empowered and confident. It will be a time dedicated especially to you, where you will laugh, dance, without being judged. This class is for everybody, gender, age and shape… you will go at your own pace, just like you would in a nightclub or in a family party! Course fee is for 6 sessions with Tony.

Nordic Walking

$35

with Barbara McGranahan

Calendar Next available session starts May 13, 2024 at 5:15 pm, runs for 3 weeks
1 additional session on Jun 10, 2024

Nordic Walking is like cross country skiing without the skis and is one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities in the world. It burns 20 to 40 percent more calories than regular walking, develops upper body strength, increases safety by adding upright stability, while reducing the impact on lower body weight-bearing joints. It improves neck and chest mobility, enhances mood, and is a fun and social way to enjoy the outdoors year round. Nordic walking is suitable for everyone from the beginning exerciser to the active athlete. Please wear comfortable footwear and dress for outdoor weather. Equipment rental fee $9 or bring a set of Nordic Walking poles.

Mindfulness Mini-Retreat

$35

with Heather Shaughnessy-Cato

Calendar Next available session starts May 18, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of life, it can be helpful to take time to pause, turn inward, and reconnect with yourself. Join this mini-retreat for 2 hours of guided mindfulness-based practices for grounding, soothing, and connection with yourself. Meditations, informal mindfulness practices, prompts for journaling and reflection, and gentle movement will be offered. Please bring a yoga mat and a journal.

Pickleball for Intermediates

$80

with Barbara Rondeau

Calendar Next available session starts May 20, 2024 at 2 pm, runs for 5 weeks
1 additional session

Improve your skills with drills and coaching during play. Work on third shot, net play, consistency, and strategy. Please bring your own paddles. All classes will be held on the Pegasus Courts' at 126 Pegasus Street at Brunswick Landing. Instructor Barbara Rondeau is a former tennis pro who took up Pickleball 7 years ago and has been teaching ever since. *For Session II: No Class 5/27.





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