Sports, Fitness and Health Classes

Sports, Fitness and Health


201 Strength, Stretch, and Balance   Instructor: Natalie Roffey

Improve your balance, strength, and flexibility. This class will cover these 3 disciplines, which start to decline as early as 50 years of age. Students to bring weights and mats. Questions: or 570-278-3562.

Four Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning September 6th at 9:00 am

Location: Changed to St Paul’s Episcopal Church, downstairs,  Church St. Montrose

Fee: $40.00


202 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!

Eight Thursdays beginning August 30 at 10:00 am.

Location: VFW route 706 Montrose

Fee: $40.00


203 Adaptive Chair Yoga, Instructor: Mary Coyle,

This class includes breathing and relaxation techniques, gentle yoga poses, gentle stretching and strengthening exercise. Some poses are done while sitting in the chair; we also use the chair for support and balance as we stand during other poses. All yoga postures can be adapted for your individual abilities. Wear loose-fitting comfortable clothing.

Eight Wednesdays beginning September 19 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

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

Fee: $40.00


204 Hatha Yoga   Instructor: Mary Coyle,

This general Hatha Yoga class welcomes beginners and intermediate yoga students. We begin with a few moments of relaxation and breathing techniques; we practice gentle warm up stretches and move into a variety of beginner and intermediate poses (asanas), giving everyone time to move into and out of each stretch without rushing. Assistance with any pose or stretching is part of good instruction! Always feel welcome to ask for help. A rest and relaxation, period complete each session. Wear loose fitting clothing and bring your yoga mat.

Eight Wednesdays beginning September 19 from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm

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

Fee: $40.00


205 Beginners and Intermediate Tennis, Instructor: John Eidenier

Tennis instruction for beginning and intermediate tennis players.  Relaxed instruction with a focus on fun. Instruction will be followed by round robin play.  Play will be on the red clay courts at the Montrose tennis Club.

Six Mondays beginning August 27 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Location: Montrose Club, Lake Ave.

Fee: $30.00


206 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 mediation and for its benefits to general health and wellbeing.

Eight Mondays beginning September 10 at 10:00 am

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

Fee: $40.00


207    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 September 10 at 6:30 pm (no class October 8)

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

Fee: $50.00


208 Healthy Steps for Older Adults, Instructed by a Certified Healthy Steps for Adults Leader” This class is full

A free one-day class, focused on those that are 50 or older, that teaches you how to prevent falls from occurring. Participants will receive a workbook that they can take home to use and practice all they learn, have a fall risk assessment done that they can turn into their physician for review, and learn ways to stay fit in a safe manner. This is a fun and educational class for all to learn and grow.  Please dress comfortably and wear sneakers as we will be doing some exercises.

One Friday, September 21, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm  This class is full

Location: Montrose Bible Conference, Locust St. Honeyman room

Fee: No fee for this class