Sports, Fitness and Health
115 Beginning Mahjong Instructor, Nancy Donnelly, Mahjong enthusiast This class is full
Mahjong is a game of skill and strategy originating in China hundreds of years ago. It uses a set of 144 tiles based on Chinese characters and symbols. It is similar to a card game of rummy. This is an introductory course of 4 sessions to get you started. This class is taught by a long-time player eager to establish Mahjong players in the Montrose community.
Four Wednesdays in JULY beginning July 5 at 1:00 p.m. This class is full
Location: St. Paul’s Church in Montrose
114 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 September 13, 11:15 am
Location: St Mark’s Parish Hall, Main St, New Milford
115 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 September 13, 10:00 am
Location: St Mark’s Parish Hall, Main St, New Milford
116 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 September 6, 9:30 am
Location: Bridgewater Church Building, Church St. Montrose. (Next to Montrose Square)
117 Tennis Clinic Instructor: John Eidenier
This is a wonderful opportunity for experienced tennis players to play “supervised doubles” with some informal coaching by John Eidenier. Work on your backhand, volleys, your serve and learn some strategic tactics for doubles tennis.
Six Mondays beginning September 4, 4:00 pm
Location: Montrose Club courts on Lake Ave.
118 Zumba Gold Instructor: Joyce Jennings, licensed Zumba and Zumba Gold instructor
Back for the 4th Fall Session! This popular class is open to both men and women over 40. Zumba Gold is popular with America’s older adults. You will definitely 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. Come join this fun, high energy, low pressure atmosphere and enjoy yourself. The time will fly and the calories will burn!
Eight Thursdays beginning September 7 at 10:00 am.
Location: Bridgewater Church Building, Church St. Montrose (next to Montrose Square)
119 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 September 25 at 10:00 am
Location: St Mark’s Parish Hall, Main St. New Milford
120 Zumba Fitness with Cass Instructor: Cassandra Blass, Zumba instructor
Find the potential dancer in you by joining us for Zumba fitness! 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! Let’s keep that summer body all year round! From beginners to spicy dancing machines, all are welcome to my classes and events. 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! This class is now 10 weeks by popular demand.
Ten Mondays beginning September 11, 6:30 pm ( No class on October 9th Columbus Day)
Location: Lathrop St School Gym, Lathrop St. Montrose, The gym is to the right as you walk in the front entrance.
121 An Introduction to Contra Dancing Caller/Teacher, Tim Masters
Contra dance is a folk-dance made up of long lines of couples with a mixed origin from English country dance, Scottish and French styles of the 17th century with a strong influence from America’s Appalachia. The music, led by a fiddler, is Irish/Scottish and old-time folk tunes. It is a social dance, danced in pairs, in long lines with each pair progressing up and down dancing with each other of the couples in the line. Compared to the slower English country dance, contra dancing is fast and aerobic (!). This one session class will teach you beginning figures and the basics of the line progression to live (and lively) music. And, perhaps you then will be persuaded to try one of Binghamton’s popular contra dance events held regularly at Trinity Church. You do not need to register as a couple; singles are immediately paired!
One Sunday afternoon, Sept 10, 1:00 pm
Location: Lower level of the First Presbyterian Church, Church St., Montrose