This self defense course will provide participants with a series of simple, effective self-defense techniques allowing them to protect themselves and escape from dangerous encounters. Situations covered include: evasion and escape drills, escape from arm/wrist grabs, escape from shoulder grabs and bearhugs, escape from choking, and use of pepper spray. The course will also cover mental aspects of self-defense, including situational awareness, methods to avoid attacks and defuse an attacker’s strategy, and mental preparedness. Because lessons are progressive and build on material covered in previous classes, participants must enroll in the full course, drop-ins are not permitted.
Tai chi chuan and qigong are Chinese internal arts focused on generating and channeling internal energy, or qi (pronounced “chee”), throughout the body to generate force and promote health. The movements of tai chi and qigong are smooth, steady and circular. Tai chi and qigong students are trained in breathing exercises, fluidity drills and qi-building exercises. The slower pace and more gentle movements of tai chi and qigong routines make these arts particularly well suited for adults and seniors interested in increasing flexibility, range of movement or lung capacity.
Chair Yoga is a soft yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair or using the chair for support. It is designed to help those who struggle with balance and does not require getting down on the floor.
All Levels Yoga
This All Levels Yoga Class will move participants in a slow flow through basic yoga postures and gentle stretching. The mind-body practice is frequently touted for its ability to reduce stress and boost well-being, but it also offers wide-ranging physical health benefits that rival other forms of exercise, such as: improve brain function, lower stress levels, increase flexibility, lower blood pressure, improve lung capacity, improve sense of balance, strengthen bones and lower risk of heart disease.
Zumba is a fitness program inspired by various rhythms and dancing styles. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow dance moves that tone and sculpt the body.
This class offers a total body, low-impact workout. The class is open to both men and women and includes both standing and sitting exercises. The fee listed is to purchase a 10-punch card (1 punch per class). You will need to purchase more cards as your punches are used up.
Strength and Tone
Muscles that have not been used for some time can be revitalized at any age with a weight strengthening program. Men and women 55+ will use 1, 2, and 3 lb. hand weights & dynabands to increase muscle strength, boost energy and increase bone mass.
Beach Volleyball League
Co-ed sand volleyball leagues are offered each summer to adults in our community. This league is a great chance for community members to get out of the gym and play some volleyball against other teams from the community. The sand volleyball courts are located at Freedlander Park. Officials are provided for this league.
Indoor Volleyball League
A co-ed league is offered weeknights in the fall. The league takes place at the Gault Recreation and Fitness Center at Wooster High School. Registration is taken by team and officials are provided for this league.