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Forest Bathing: March


with Alice Bean Andrenyak, MMG

Calendar Mar 1, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Forest Bathing is also known as the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, being outdoors and discovering the beauty of nature in a mindful slow way to promote healing, reduced blood pressure and heart rate. Join a Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guide once a month for these easy short walks with stops for quiet guided meditation and awareness sessions. A closing tea ceremony will be held. The forest is calling you to heal yourself!

Kick the Sugar Habit


with Deborah Walder

Calendar Mar 3, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Sugar is everywhere. From break-room doughnuts to healthy-looking packaged foods, the sweet stuff is all around us, and it’s all too easy to indulge. But sugar could be wrecking your health! That’s not all; if you’ve ever felt like you’re addicted to your daily sugar fix, it’s probably because you are. You will be introduced to a whole new gastronomic experience that will get you steered away from sugar! Your taste buds will be tickled with exciting new foods that are easy to prepare and outrageously good for you.

Living Well with Chronic Pain


with Jen Paquet

Calendar Mar 4, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 6 weeks

Living Well with Chronic Pain is ideal for people who are experiencing a wide range of chronic, non-cancer related pain conditions. Participants in this class will experience the Moving Easy exercise program and learn practical tools to develop self-management skills. Other topics include debunking myths, using your mind to manage symptoms, healthy eating and so much more!

Barre Session II


with Heather Bowman

Calendar Mar 10, 2020 at 6 am, runs for 6 weeks

Classes to be held at Bath Dance Works, 72 Front Street, 3rd Floor, Bath. combines ballet inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and strength training. Isometric movements working specific muscles lead to feeling the "barre burn." Set to a great playlist this class will help build lean muscle and target your core.

Pickleball, Beginner Session II


with Barbara Rondeau

Calendar Mar 11, 2020 at 12:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Have you heard the buzz about Pickleball and wondered what it was all about? Come learn to play this wonderful paddle sport, suitable for all ages. Taught by an experienced tennis professional who has become a Pickleball devotee, this class will have you playing in no time. Paddles and balls supplied. Bring tennis shoes to put on when you arrive (no street shoes allowed on the courts). Class will take place at the Landing Y, 24 Venture Avenue, Brunswick Landing (former Navy base).

Pickleball, Intermediate Session II


with Barbara Rondeau

Calendar Mar 11, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Raise the level of your pickleball game! This intermediate class is designed for those who have had about a year of playing experience or, at least a 2.5 rating. You should know the rules, be consistent with basic shots and court positions. The class will consist of drill to work on specific skills, strategy and teamwork.

Zumba with Barbara Session II


with Barbara Johnson

Calendar Mar 11, 2020 at 5:45 pm, runs for 6 weeks
Zumba can best be described as an easy to follow Latin inspired, super fun dance party, where you will have so much fun you won't even notice you're getting exersice. This class will provide you with both cardiovascular and strengthening benefits and is literally for everyone, as intensity variations are taught throughout the class to fit individual needs. No experience is necessary for this uplitfting class!

POUND Fitness, Bath Session II


with Heather Bowman

Calendar Mar 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Please note the location is different from what is listed in the Winter Spring 2020 catalog.  New location:  Universe Gym, 361 High Street, Bath.  Become the music and release your inner rock star in an exhilarating, full body workout that combines cardio and strength training with yoga and Pilates inspired movements. Using lightly weighted drumsticks specifically designed for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an effective and fun way of working out! Please bring a mat.

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