Sports, Fitness and Health Classes

Sports, Fitness and Health

201  Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention    Instructor: Janna Rudler, licensed trainer

Endorsed by the Arthritis Foundation of America and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, this program has been proven to reduce pain in people living with arthritis and to reduce falls in older adults.  This easy to learn Tai Chi program will improve balance, confidence and muscular strength while relieving stress and promoting relaxation and improved quality of life.

Eight Wednesdays beginning April 4 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Location:  Bridgewater Church Building, Church St. Montrose. (Next to Montrose Square)

Fee: $40.00


202   Adaptive Chair Yoga    Instructor: Jim Eagle Feather Holley, certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor

This adaptive yoga class will allow the student to receive the same benefits as a regular yoga practice while in the comfort and security of a chair.  Yoga movements are gentle and easy and can be adapted to the individual’s physical ability.  Each class will include breathing techniques, yoga postures and will conclude with meditation.  Dress comfortably in loose fitting clothing; no mats needed.

Eight Wednesdays beginning April 11, 10:00 am

Location: St Mark’s Parish Hall, Main St, New Milford

Fee: $40.00


203   Hatha Yoga    Instructor: Jim Eagle Feather Holley, certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor

Hatha yoga for both beginning and intermediate students will include breathing techniques, yoga postures and meditation. A regular yoga practice can improve flexibility and strength and relieve stress and tension. Wear loose clothing and bring a yoga mat.

Eight Wednesdays beginning April 11, 11:15 am

Location: St Mark’s Parish Hall, Main St, New Milford

Fee: $40.00


204  Jazzercise    Instructor: Bobbie Kelsey, dance instructor

Jazzercise is a 60-minute group fitness class combining Jazz dance with cardio, strength, and stretch moves for a total body workout.

Eight Wednesdays beginning April 4 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Windwood Hill Dance Academy, 96 High St., Montrose

Fee: $40.00


205   Strength, Stretch and Balance   Instructor: Natalie Roffey, fitness instructor

As we age balance, coordination, flexibility and strength lessen, often resulting in falls. This class aims to increase these disciplines to improve individual safety and health. Whether you are in good physical shape or less fit, you will be able to work at your own level. Please bring a towel or mat and hand weights to class.

Eight sessions meeting twice a week on Monday and Thursday starting April 9 at 9:00 am.

Location: Bridgewater Church Building, Church St. Montrose

Fee: $40.00


206   Zumba Gold           Instructor: Joyce Jennings, licensed Zumba and Zumba Gold instructor

Come join this fun, high energy, low pressure atmosphere and enjoy yourself.  The time will fly, and the calories will burn! This popular class is open to both men and women over 40. Zumba Gold is popular with America’s older adults.  You will love this class if you want to keep moving.  Bring water and a towel and wear comfortable clothes and footwear.  Bad knees, back or ankles?  Moves can be modified, or you can sit out a song if you need to. Just make up your own moves if you get lost!

Six Thursdays beginning May 10 at 10:00 am

Location: VFW route 706 Montrose

Fee: $30.00


207    Beginning Tai Chi       Instructor: Andrew Gardner, certified Tai Chi teacher

In this class, you will learn a yang style of Tai Chi Chuan from Andrew Gardner who has been practicing Tai Chi for nearly 30 years.  He studied with Master William Chen in New York City who was a disciple of Chen Man Ching in Taiwan, the last acknowledged grand master at the time.  Although Tai Chi is a defensive martial art, or inner martial art, it is more widely practiced as a form of meditation and for its benefits to general health and wellbeing.

Eight Mondays beginning April 16, 10:00 am

Location: St Mark’s Parish Hall, Main St. New Milford

Fee: $40.00


208     Introduction to Pickleball      Instructor: Eric Lyman, pickleball player

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport among adults in the United States.   The Adult School introduced classes for beginning players two years ago and a substantial number of students formed the Montrose Pickleball Club which currently has over 50 members.  With the help of the Borough Council, two outdoor courts have been established at Memorial Park (Jackson Street from South Main) with portable nets.  This class is an opportunity for you to learn the basics and practice fundamental shots and strategies for play.  After you take the class you can begin playing regularly with the Pickleball Club which posts daily playing time through the summer months.  It is an easy game for beginners to learn.  Balls and practice racquets are provided.

Four Wednesdays beginning May 2nd.  Two sections are offered:  10:00 am or 6:00 pm.  Indicate on the registration form for which you are registering.

Location:  Pickleball Courts in Memorial Park (located adjacent to the basketball court)

Fee:  $20.00


209    Beginner and Intermediate Tennis Instruction/Round Robin    Instructor: John Eidenier

Basic tennis instruction for beginners with more advanced instruction for intermediate level players.  Scoring, positioning on the court, hitting techniques, and rules of the game will be covered. Basic strokes will be practiced and either doubles and/or single matches played. The basic objective is to have fun playing tennis and in having fun to improve the game the participants came with. The participants will bring their own racquets and tennis balls.

Six Mondays beginning April 23 at 4:00 pm  Now starting April 30th.

Location: Montrose Club Courts on Lake Ave.

Fee: $30.00


210    Golf for Beginners and Experienced Players     Instructor: Ed Dewitt, avid golfer

This is a 6-week course for adults who may be just learning the game or have experience and want to improve their game.  The course will focus on the fundamentals of golf and include instruction on proper grip, stance, elements of the swing and chipping and putting techniques.  The class will consist of individual and group instruction and then learning those skills by hitting golf balls on a practice range.  The last class will consist of putting the instruction to use by playing golf on the Montrose course. Each student should bring his own clubs, balls and tees.    Class limit, 8.

Six Tuesdays beginning May 1 at 6:00 pm weather permitting

Location: Montrose Golf Course

Fee: $30.00


211    Zumba with Cass              Instructor:  Cassandra Blass, Zumba Instructor

Join us for this Latin music (salsa, bachata, cumbia, reggaetón etc.) based dance-aerobics-cardio class. Bring your two left feet to this awesome class and leave your worries at the door!  I break down the routines with easy to follow cueing and plenty of sweat.  The average calorie burn for this cardio dance class is 850, with some burning over 1000 calories per ONE-hour class. Sounds fantastic!  From beginners to spicy dancing machines, all are welcome to join this class. If you have any questions, please contact me at 607-205-8397.  If you have a question whether Zumba is right for you, consult your physician before starting a new exercise regimen.  You can always modify the steps to your needs; many of my students do and still have a blast! To make your Zumba class more enjoyable please wear comfy, supportive sneakers and easy to move in clothing. I recommend a towel, and refreshing hydration!!  Shake, shimmy, stomp and sweat at Zumba fitness!  Sign up today for the 10-week class!  Side effects are smiles, weight loss, sweating, and laughing.

Ten Mondays starting March 19. (No class April 2 or May 28) 6:30 pm

Location: Lathrop St. Elementary School Gym, Lathrop St., Montrose

Fee: $50.00


212    Transforming Your Health Naturally Workshop   Instructor Donna LaBar, author

This is a comprehensive workshop that will cover the most essential elements of optimizing the body’s ability to heal.  We will explore systems and functions of the body, learning various ways to recover and maintain health.   The class integrates the science of the body with holistic approaches to achieve improved and quality health .

One Saturday April 28 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Lunch (included) to follow the workshop.

Location: Montrose VFW, route 706, Montrose

Fee: $45.00


213   Bridge Marathon    Hosts: Mary Lee Fitzgerald and Martin Comey

This is an off-site overnight (2) at the Jersey Shore for 5 tables of experienced bridge players.  The location is the Normandy Beach homes of the Comey’s some 4 hours from Montrose.  The schedule: Arrive Tuesday, June 19th by 4:00 pm and depart Thursday morning, June 21st.  We will play five rounds; players keep individual scores and winners are announced with a cash prize Wednesday evening.  Player limit, 18.  Additional information with confirmation.

Two days and two nights: June 19-21

Location: Normandy Beach, New Jersey

Fee: $50.00 (includes Tuesday dinner, Wednesday breakfast/lunch, contribution to cash prizes and overnight accommodations).