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Indoor Walking Trails and Fitness Stations
Come in from the cold and walk around the Middle School. Choose “trails” with stairs or without. Fitness stations around the building will help build muscle tone while you walk the trails.
Cardio Sculpt for Women
with Lisa Robertson
This judgement-FREE zone is intended to get women of all fitness levels moving and healthy. A fun, balanced and effective workout that includes short cardio bursts and weight lifting to improve muscular fitness and boost cardiovascular efficiency. Using diverse exercises and equipment, everyone will be moving and loving it!
Barre with Amanda
with Amanda Gunter
With a focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) and high reps of small range-of-motion movements you are sure to get fit while having fun!
Tai Chi for Osteoporosis, Balance, and Fall Prevention
with Patricia FitzGerald
Tai chi can improve balance, reduce falls, and slow down the loss of bone density. We’ll focus on posture, strength, flexibility, and breath in an easy-to-learn program that is for all ages and abilities. Please wear comfortable clothes and flexible, fat shoes suitable for exercise.
Pat FitzGerald (eRYT, YACEP) is passionate about teaching skills for healthy living and healthy aging. She is a certified instructor in tai chi, yoga, and fall prevention.
with Robin Shaw
Learn the basics of chacha and rumba in this 4 week course. These dances provide a great way to connect with your partner and possibly shed those extra pounds. A partner is required.
Joanne Volatire is a ballroom dance instructor who currently teaches at the Portsmouth Ballroom. She has taught various dance classes for nearly 20 years.
The price is for 2 people- only register once.
Yoga is for Everyone
with Nancy Wheaton Modern
Through the basic poses of yoga, we work on alignment whether standing, balancing, or seated. Every class has a theme and the poses work with each theme to strengthen the core and to honor our growth, step by step, in the process. We begin where we are, commit to honoring the practice, and support others.
with Bill Turner, Tim Fisher, Amy Forester
You will learn what you need to begin beekeeping. We’ll cover tools, hive, location for an apiary, and how to obtain bees and install them in the hive. A hive opening will be part of the class. You will learn about the life cycle of the bee, what they need to survive and how to care for them year-round. We will offer numerous opportunities to work with live bees in our apiaries so that you get some hand-on experience before your bees arrive. You will be able to purchase bees and equipment through the class, if you choose. One of the class sessions will be outdoors. Bill Turner is a 34 year veteran of beekeeping, and a former MA bee inspector. Tim Fisher, a retired engineer from Portsmouth Shipyard, has assisted in teaching this class for the last five years. (Required textbook: The Beekeeper’s Handbook, 4th edition, by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile. We will purchase the textbook for you for an additional $29 before 3/21 or you may obtain your own copy.)
Intro to Falun Gong
with Marcus Gale
Falun Gong is an ancient, traditional Chinese practice of “self cultivation” - a way to improve mental and physical wellness through fve easy-to-learn exercises. This introductory class will provide a brief overview of the system, plus a demonstration of the exercises. All Falun Gong instruction is FREE of charge; the class fee supports YACE.