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Tai Chi - 24 Form:
Tai Chi is an old form of Chinese exercise that is beneficial to health, and it is also a subtle, sophisticated, and scientific method of self-defense. It is basically made up of several forms or sets, originally derived from martial arts, and it takes the form of natural movements of animals and birds. However, unlike martial arts, Tai Chi is performed deliberately, slowly, softly, and gracefully, with smooth and even transitions between movements. Those who practice regularly will develop a healthy body and a calm, tranquil mind. It also provides a practical avenue for learning about balance, alignment, fine-scale motor control, and rhythm of movement. Therefore, practice will enable you to better stand, walk, run, and correct poor posture. This program is suitable for people of all ages and requires no special equipment. Class will meet at the Gauntlett Community Center. Lucia Coren will provide authentic Chinese instruction.
This dynamic program offers a system of mind and body exercises focusing mainly on the abdomen, oblique muscles, and lower back. Pilates dramatically transforms the way your body looks, feels and performs. It builds strength without excess bulk, creating a sleek toned body. Other program benefits include increased lung capacity and circulation, as well as improved coordination, posture and balance. Because Pilates teaches balance and control of the body, many participants experience positive body awareness for the first time. Ages 16 and above are welcome. Class will meet at the Gauntlett Community Center. Please bring a rubber exercise mat to class. Certified Pilate's instructor Maria Klang will conduct the program.
Welcome to Stroller Strides! Fitness for You...Fun for Baby! Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller and the environment. Taught by a certified and specially trained fitness instructor, it is a great workout for any level of participant. Your Stroller Strides instructor will weave songs and activities into the routine designed to entertain and engage baby, while moms are led through a series of exercises specific to her role as mom. Each 60-minute class includes cardio, strength training, abdominal work and stretching. Class can be modified for moms of all fitness levels. Please bring a sturdy stroller, plenty of water and a mat or towel. Take time for yourself to workout with your baby or toddler in tow! The program meets at Veterans Park in Broomall. For more information or to register please visit http://media.fit4mom.com or email Melissa Posthauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Beginner Tennis Camp:
Learn the basics of tennis in an intensive one-week Adult Beginners Camp. The fundamental strokes (forehand & backhand), serves and volleys will be taught and practiced using fun drills and games. The basic positions for singles and doubles will be covered as well as the rules of the game so that everyone will feel ready to begin playing this very social sport. Instruction will be provided by Marple Newtown Boys and Girls Varsity Coach Tom Harker and his assistants. Participants should wear loose comfortable clothing and sneakers. Rackets will be available for those who may need one. The program will be limited to 12 campers and will take place at the Marple Newtown High School Tennis Courts.
Marple Newtown Recreation has partnered with Mr. Barry Wolfson to offer the following Hypnosis programs. Mr. Wolfson, Director of the Hypnosis Counseling Center of New Jersey (www.hypnosisnj.com) for the past 26 years, has formal training in both counseling and hypnotherapy. All classes will meet at the Gauntlett Community Center. Please call 610-353-2326 for additional details and/or registration information. Ages 18 and older welcome.
Stop Smoking with Hypnosis Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate the craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. Please bring a small pillow to class. Reinforcement CD is strongly recommended and is available for purchase for $18.
Lose Weight with Hypnosis Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained. Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. Please bring a small pillow to class. Reinforcement CD is strongly recommended and is available for purchase for $18.
Better Sleep with Hypnosis
Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you have difficulty getting back to sleep if you wake up during the night? Imagine leaving life’s cares and worries behind at the end of each day. Learn relaxation techniques and strategies to fall asleep easier. Reinforcement CD is strongly recommended and is available for purchase for $18.
Adult Basketball League:
Marple Newtown Recreation’s Adult Basketball League is scheduled to begin Monday, September 11, 2017. League games will be played Monday through Thursday from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Robert C. Gauntlett Community Center Gym. Teams wishing more information on this league should contact the recreation office at 610-353-2326.
With "Ha" meaning Sun and "Tha" meaning Moon, Hatha yoga is a style of yoga that is physical and at the same time deeply meditative. Through a variety of yoga postures, attention to proper alignment is learned. Gentle movement in union with breath strengthens the body and increases flexibility, while freeing the mind from daily stress. A sense of harmony and balance is discovered. Other benefits include increased energy flow as nerve channels are cleared, improved concentration, blood circulation and digestion. Classes will meet in the Gauntlett Community Center. Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat to class. This six-week yoga program will be taught by Yvette Pecoraro, a certified TriYoga instructor and RYT with Yoga Alliance.
The Zumba program fuses Latin and international rhythms with easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that feels more like a disco party than a workout. Very little motivation is required because when you hear the music, you can't help but move! Our goal is simple: we want you to love working out! You can achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms are combined to tone and sculpt the total body while burning fat, especially targeting the mid-section. Zumba fitness is so fun that it is now offered in over 100 countries worldwide. Certified Zumba instructor Pam Nelson will coordinate the program. Ages 14 and above are welcome. Classes will meet in the Community Center Gym.
Saturday morning Zumba Toning combines your favorite zumba rhythms with a component of toning exercises for the legs, buttocks, arms, abdominals and core section. When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba Toning raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick). It combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin infused Zumba moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness party. Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like toning sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Zumba toning is a perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies naturally while having a blast. Please bring a set of weights (3-5 lbs.) for the arm work and an exercise mat for the core and stretching. A great way to start your weekend! Class will be held at the Community Center Gym and taught by Pam Nelson.
Adult Female Golf:
This program includes four one-hour clinics and is open to beginner and intermediate female players. Participants will be taught the basic fundamentals of the game (posture, grip and aim) and how to swing the club. In addition, all players will work on their short game including both chipping and putting. Clinics one through three will be held on the practice range or putting green at Paxon Hollow C.C., and the fourth clinic will be done on the golf course (date TBA). While on the course, golf etiquette and speed of play will be discussed. The program coordinator is Dan Malley, PGA Professional. If needed, equipment will be provided.