On January 12, 2016

Plethora of wellness programs for all abilities offered at Castleton Center

CASTLETON — The New Year has arrived and it’s time to put those New Year’s resolutions into action.

The Castleton Community Center offers many ways to promote health and wellness. The following programs are free and transportation can be provided for those who qualify,

so there is no excuse not to get started. As always check with your doctor before starting a new physical activity.

Better Balance meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. This program is for men and women of any ability level to help prevent falls and help with daily functions.

Exercises are based on the approved “Matter of Balance” program and are safe and easy. No weights or exercise equipment needed.

Bone Builders meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. This is the very popular RSVP Osteoporosis Prevention Exercise Program. This innovative program provides strength training and balance exercises and education that can help prevent, reverse or alleviate osteoporosis symptoms. The program uses light weights for resistance training to increase both bone and muscle strength.

Circuit Works is on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. This is a circuit training program targeting all the major muscle groups with strength and flexibility exercises. The class will work with bands, tubing, and weights to add resistance; the bike and treadmill for cardio and the exercise ball and mats for core. Class size is limited, and begins Jan. 12.

Dance Your Way to Health will meet on Mondays 4 to 5 p.m. beginning Jan. 11. It uses aerobic dance components, designed to burn calories and build heart strength. The combination of dance steps are low-impact, fun and easy to follow. Individuals are encouraged to work at their own pace.

Several Tai Chi programs are offered at the Center. Tai Chi routines are safe, easy to learn and suitable for every fitness level. Benefits of practicing Tai Chi include reduced stress, increased balance and flexibility, relaxation, and improved overall mind, body and spirit. A new beginner Tai Chi will be on Wednesdays 4:30 to 5:30 starting Jan. 13. Advanced beginner will meet on Thursdays 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. beginning Jan. 14.

For more information, other classes, and registration call the Center at 802-468-3093.

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