Adult Fitness

The Kittery Community Center would like to announce that we are now taking registrations for the following adult (18+) fitness classes. All registrations must be done at the Community Center-120 Rogers Rd., or online at http://activenet13.active.com/kitteryrec as we no longer accept phone registrations.

 Drop-ins Available--Did you know that many of our fitness classes offer a drop-in rate?  It's best to call in advance to make sure that the session is running for the class you want to try out!


Summer Tai Chi with Michael Johns

Join us for this new Tai Chi class put on by Michael Johns, who has been teaching for over 30 years.  You will learn and practice the Yang style of Tai Chi and the 24 short form movements.  The Yang style is the most popular and it consists of slow continuous, soft and circular movements in a flowing form.  Tai Chi helps with muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and reduces stress and anxiety.  This class is open to all ages and abilities. 

Instructor: Michael Johns
Who: 18+
When: Mondays, 6:oopm-7:00pm
  July 9-Aug 27 - 8 wks
Cost: Resident $70/Nonresident $75

Free Fitness Room Orientation

Want to join the fitness room but don't know where to start?  If an introduction to the machines is what you need, join us for an hour-long orientation on our equipment with one of our personal trainers.

Instructor: Josh Saklad
Who: 16+
When: Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am
  Mar 17, Apr 14
Instructor: Sara Bigelson
Who: 16+
When: Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30pm
  Feb 21, Mar 14, Apr 11
Cost: Free - must pre-register though

Cardio Dance & Tone with Sara Bigelson

No dance experience necessary to have fun and get a total body workout. Easy to follow dance steps to fabulous music while holding light weights to work muscle endurance. Please bring water with you along with a desire to shake it up!  Drop in fee $13/class.

Instructor: Sara Bigelson
Who: 18+
When: Tuesdays, 11:15am-12:15pm
  Mar 13-Apr 17 - 6 wks
  May 8-June 12 - 6 wks
Cost: Resident $52/Nonresident $57

Everybody Can Do Yoga with Sara Bigelson

If you sit at a desk all day, if you are rehabilitating from injuries, if you have issues getting up from the floor and down to the floor, if you have arthritic joints/limited joint mobility, if you would just like a yoga class where you know you are not going to jump from one pose to another...then this is the class for you!  This form of yoga uses a chair as a prop.  We will practice either sitting in a chair or standing and using the chair for support.  We will experience increased strength and flexibility.  We will restore and increase our balance.  We will breathe and relax.  We will not be wearing shoes in class.  Please do not eat a heavy meal for at least an hour before class.   

Instructor: Sara Bigelson
Who: Ages 55+
When: Tuesdays, 10:00am-11:00am
  Mar 13-Apr 17 - 6 wks
 

May 8-June 12 - 6 wks

When: Fridays, 10:15-11:15am
  Mar 16-Apr 20 - 6 wks
  May 11-June 15 - 6 wks
Cost: Resident $52/Nonresident $57

Line Dancing with Sara Bigelson

Learn all types of line dancing for beginners to intermediates, waltzes, cha-chas, rhumbas, polkas, etc.  This is such a fun class that has choreographed dances that are taught step by step in segments without music and then music is added later.  Come try out a class!  Line dancing is a great way to stay healthy and is great exercise!  No experience is necessary and no partner needed! 

Instructor: Sara Bigelson
Who: Adults
When: Fridays, 1:00-2:30pm
  Ongoing through June 15
When: Fridays, 10:00am-11:30am
  June 22-Sept 21
Cost: $5 per class

Free Tai Chi Workshop

Join us for a free introductory Tai Chi workshop put on by Michael Johns, who has been teaching for over 30 years.  You will learn and practice the Yang Style of Tai Chi and the 24 short form movements.  The Yang style is the most popular and consists of slow continuous, soft and circular movements in a flowing form.  Tai Chi helps with muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and reduces stress and anxiety.  This workshop is open to all ages and abilities. 

Instructor: Michael Johns
Who: 18+
When: Saturday, March 24
  10:15am-12:15pm
  Free

Zumba Gold with Anna Howard

Zumba, a dance-based workout, can add variety to your exercise routine.  Zumba Gold is a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves at a lower-intensity.  The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion, and coordination.  It's appropriate for active adults and beginners of any age.  Drop in fee $13/class.

Instructor: Anna Howard
Who: 18+
When: Mondays, 9:00-10:00am
  Mar 5-APr 9 - 6 wks
  Apr 30-June 11 - 6 wks
Cost:

Resident $52/Nonresident $57

Ladies Salsa Styling with Nina El-Badry

Alma Cubana Salsa Team performance class.  Open to 18+.  Learn footwork, body movement, partnering and fun/sassy salsa routine to be performed locally and nationally. No drop ins.

Instructor: Nina El-Badry
Who: 18+
When: Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm or Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm
  Feb, Mar, Apr, May
  4 classes per month
Cost:

Resident $40/Nonresident $45

Karate

Join 8th Degree Black Belt and Head Instructor of the NE Okinawan Karate Dojo, Greg Lazarus for our new Karate Program!  He welcomes students (8 years of age and older) that come to him with the desire to learn the true essence of Matsumura Seito Karate-do.  Shihan Lazarus has been training students since 1980. Our classes stress Traditional Protocol, Self-Discipline and Quality Authentic Training and Techniques. Classes are continued all year. Family discounts are offered. A uniform is required and can be purchased through the instructor.

Instructor: Shihan Greg Lazarus
Who: Ages 8-13
When:

Mondays & Thursdays, 5:45-6:30pm

 

Mar-May; June-Aug; Sept-Nov

Who: Ages 14+
When: Mondays & Thursdays, 6:45-7:45pm
  Mar-May; June-Aug; Sept-Nov
Cost:

Residents - $200/one and $165/ea add’l family member          Nonresidents - $205/one and $170/ea add'l family member

Free Community Balance Screening

Southern Maine Agency on Aging and York Hospital have teamed up to offer a free Community Balance Screening Day.  This screening is meant to help older adults identify balance and strength concerns, empower seniors to promote active independence through awareness of risks, and to share resources related to fall prevention for older adults and their families.  You'll have the opportunity to learn about risk factors like balance, blood pressure and medications.

Instructor: SMAAA & York Hospital
Who: 60+
When: Monday, April 9, 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: FREE

Matter of Balance by Southern Maine Agency on Aging

Southern Maine Agency and Aging and York Hospital have teamed up to offer this free class.  Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities.  A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized workshop designed to help adults 60 and older manage falls and increase activity levels.  You will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance.  Caregivers  are invited to attend.

Instructor: SMAAA Instructor
Who: 60+
When: Mondays, 10:00am-12:00pm
  Apr 23-June 18 - 8 wks
Cost: FREE

 Morning Scrunch with Andy Ferragamo

Strength + Crunches = SCRUNCH.  Morning Scrunch is a full body workout using dumbbells, weighted balls and other props to keep your interest! We will combine short (minutes); but effective, non-impact cardio drills with strength, flexibility and balance work. This energizing class serves the need of varying fitness levels. This one hour class will create some core commotion! If you want to become stronger, more fit and lean while increasing your overall body confidence level, you will discover that this is not only achievable---but enjoyable!! Please bring a set of dumbbells appropriate for your level: 5, 8, or 10 pounds, and an exercise mat.  Drop in fee $13/class.

Instructor: Andy Ferragamo
Who: 16+
When: Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:00-10:00am
  Apr 11-June 8 - 9 wks
Cost: Resident $120/Nonresident $125

Bend, Breathe & Stretch with Andy Ferragamo

BEND, BREATHE & STRETCH is an hour class that incorporates 30 minutes of yoga postures (asanas) followed by 30 minutes of full body stretching, flexibility and balance movements.  This class is designed for all ages and is of benefit to deconditioned participants as well as to athletes. It can be a class to get you back in contact with your body or alleviate soreness and tightness from your athletic/sports pursuits or routine activities. No experience is necessary.  Yoga (30 minutes) is for people of all ages. It is never too late—or too early to start. Yoga includes a vast repertoire of postures and their variations to satisfy a wide range of students and varying abilities. Your practice helps combat stress, improves your flexibility, teaches healthy breathing techniques and generally improves or maintains your health and fitness level.  Stretching (30 minutes) is a very important component of any fitness regime; for general fitness or for better sports performance and injury prevention. Stretching relaxes your muscles and increases blood flow and nutrients to your cartilage and muscles. Other benefits of stretching include: improvements in posture, athletic performance, and energy level, reduction in stress (and encourages an optimistic outlook), soreness and cholesterol levels.

This will not be a boring, “Am I done yet??” class. We will use straps, yoga blocks and other props that will assist and enhance your workout………and STILL have FUN!! Imagine!!  Please bring a yoga mat and water to class.  Drop in fee $13/class.

Instructor: Andy Ferragamo
Who: 18+
When: Wednesday & Fridays, 10:00-11:00am
  Apr 11-June 8 - 9 wks
Cost: Resident $120/Nonresident $125

Yoga Classes with Niki Floros

Join Niki for a yoga class that is appropriate for all levels.  This class is a fusion of gentle movement, mindful breathing, meditation and relaxation.  Explore poses and stretches to feel good in your body and improve range of motion.  Learn breathing and meditation techniques to improve mental focus and self awareness.  In addition to a yoga mat, a blanket or towel is recommended.  Drop in fee $13/class.

Instructor: Niki Floros
Who: 16+
When: Wednesdays 9:00-10:00am
  Feb 14-Mar 21 - 6 wks
 

Apr 4-May 9 - 6 wks

Cost: Resident $52/Nonresident $57

Teen/Adult Ballet with Susan Duffy

This class will introduce the foundations of ballet, including floor stretching, barre work, and center work. The focus will be on strengthening leg and arm muscles, improve posture and flexibility and strengthening the core, all while enjoying the art of dance. Stay in shape by dancing! No prior dance experience necessary.  No drop ins.

Instructor:

Susan Duffy

Who:

13+

When:

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm

 

Apr 3-June 12 (no class 4/24) - 10 wks

When:

Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am

 

Apr 7-June 16 (no class 4/14) - 10 wks

Cost:

Residents $105/Nonresidents $110

Free Kundalini Yoga for First Responders, Veterans and Their Families with Anjali Race Quinn

Use Kundalini yoga breathing, poses, matras and mudras to create balance in your life.  Yoga helps to over come all obstacles in your life: PTSD, anxiety, and mental/emotional imbalances.  Kundalini yoga will enhance and improve focus, physical and emotional well-being, reduce anger and improve overall ability to enjoy life and love. 

Instructor:  Anjali Race Quinn
Who: 18+                                                                                                                      
When: Tuesdays, Feb 27-Apr 3
 

Sept 16-Oct 21 - 6 wks

  Nov 4-Dec 9 - 6 wks
  Jan 6-Feb 10 - 6 wks
Cost: FREE for vets, 1st responders and their families.  Please pre-register though.

Beginner Tap Dance with Lew-Ann Leen

Come and explore this great American Dance with its rich rhythms and unique styles. Anyone can be a hoofer if the desire to tap their toe is there. Lew-Ann offers a basic introduction to all who gotta dance. So get out your tap shoes and let’s dance!  Drop in fee $15/class.

Instructor: Lew-Ann Leen
Who: 13+
When: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
  Mar 6-Apr 10 - 6 wks
  Apr 24-May 29 - 6 wks
Cost: Resident $62/Nonresident $67

Intermediate Tap Dance with Lew-Ann Leen

Come and explore this great American Dance with its rich rhythms and unique styles. Anyone can be a hoofer if the desire to tap their toe is there. Lew-Ann offers a basic introduction to all who gotta dance. So get out your tap shoes and let’s dance!  Drop in fee $15/class.

Instructor: Lew-Ann Leen
Who: 13+
When: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm
  Mar 6-Apr 10 - 6 wks
  Apr 24-May 29 - 6 wks
Cost: Resident $62/Nonresident $67

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