Ongoing Around Town DC Fitness Classes

Ongoing
Around Town DC Classes
October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020
 

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Palisades Rec. Center
Zumba Gold with Ruth
10:00-11:00 am
John Wesley Church
Strength Training with NiClaire
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Chevy Chase Com. Center
Gentle Yoga with Camille
10:15-11:15 am
Palisades Rec. Center
Move to the Music!
10:00-11:00 am
Regency House
Yoga with Linette
9:30-10:30 am
Friendship Rec. Center
Tai Chi with Tyrone
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Foundry UMC
Strength Training with NiClaire
1:00-2:00 pm
Tenleytown Library
Move to the Music!
10:30-11:30 am
Chevy Chase Com. Center
Gentle Yoga with Regine
10:00-11:00 am
Foundry UMC
Improv & Positivity
2:30-4:30 pm
Cleveland Park Library
Zumba Gold with Ruth
11:00 am-12:00 pm
2019 Class ends Nov. 27
West End Library
Zumba Gold with Ruth
11:30 am-12:30 pm
West End Library
Zumba Gold with Ruth
1:00-2:00 pm
Palisades Library
Tai Chi with Normon
2:00-3:00 pm
Guy Mason Rec. Center
Tai Chi with Normon
4:00-5:00 pm

Please note:

ALL CLASSES FREE OF CHARGE. Some materials recommended for art classes.

These classes are offered through the Around Town DC program (AroundTownDC.org) funded by the DC Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL), formerly the DC Office on Aging.

4125 Albemarle Street, NW Washington, DC 20016-2105

TEL 202.895.9448 TTY 202.895.9444 FAX 202.895.0244

United Way #8833 CFC #52489 www.iona.org

All DC Residents 60 and older are welcome to take our classes. We do ask participants to complete a registration form and waiver.

We reserve the right to discontinue classes that have low enrollment, if a site is not available, or for other reasons

Class cancellations will be announced on our website and in our weekly email.
Classes will not meet on Federal Holidays, or if DC Schools are closed due to weather.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS BY SITE. Ward 2&3 Around Town DC Classes Fall-Winter 2019

LIBRARIES

Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library
3310 Connecticut Ave. NW

Zumba Gold with Ruth Barnes
Wednesdays 11:00 am-12:00 pm
No classes after November 27 until January.

Zumba is a fun, dynamic dance exercise class. The class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® moves at a lower intensity designed for older adults. Enjoy Latin-inspired movements that provide a great aerobic workout while also focusing on balance, range of motion, and coordination. Bring your own water bottle. The class will admit the first 20 participants at each session. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

A lifelong love of dance and movement therapy led Ruth Barnes to become a fitness instructor in 1999. Ruth is certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Group Fitness Instructor and is also a certified Zumba and Zumba Gold Instructor. Her philosophy is that exercise should be fun, safe, and accessible to everyone.

Palisades Neighborhood Library
4901 V St. NW

Tai Chi with Norman
Fridays 2:00-3:00 pm

Norman Greene practices and teaches Tai Chi Chan, which can help strengthen balance, posture, memory, and patience. The single movements of Tai chi can help us enjoy ourselves by slowing down and enjoying the moment. It is fun and helps the meditative practice. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus. Bring your own water bottle. The class will admit the first 20 participants at each session.

Norman Greene has been teaching people of all ages Tai chi since 1985, and is an artist as well.

Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library
4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW

Rx. Move to the Music with Kathy Gracenin
Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 am

A combo class using elements of Tai Chi, Yoga, Qi Gong, and Dance sequences to not only help the body improve strength, balance, and alignment, but also the mind. Studies have shown that by dancing a little each day you can help the health of your brain. Follow this prescription and watch your spirit rise! Dancing in your chairs is also great! Bring your own water bottle. The class will admit the first 20 participants at each session. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

Kathy Gracenin has an extensive background, which includes a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Movement and Dance from Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio. Her love of teaching is evident in her infectious spirit!

West End Neighborhood Library
2301 L St. NW

Zumba Gold with Ruth Barnes
Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 pm
Fridays 11:30 am-12:30 pm

A fun and dynamic dance exercise class. The class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® moves at a lower intensity designed for older adults. Enjoy Latin-inspired movements that provide a great aerobic workout while also focusing on balance, range of motion and coordination. Bring your own water bottle. The class will admit the first 20 participants at each session. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

A lifelong love of dance and movement therapy led Ruth Barnes to become a fitness instructor in 1999. Ruth is certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Group Fitness Instructor and is also a certified Zumba and Zumba Gold Instructor. Her philosophy is that exercise should be fun, safe and accessible to everyone. Her goal is to welcome all participants to an enjoyable experience of movement.

PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES

Chevy Chase Community Center
5601 Connecticut Ave. NW

Gentle Yoga for Seniors with Camille Martone
Wednesdays 10:15-11:15 am       (Class will not meet during the summer)
Sign up for the Dec. 4-March 18 session after Nov. 1

Enjoy mindfulness and stretching exercises with experienced yoga and mindfulness instructor Camille Martone. The group will do warm-ups, stretching, and breathing exercises – standing, seated, and on the floor, depending on the needs of the participants. We look forward to having you join us and hope you will leave the class with more energy but also feel more focused and relaxed. Bring your own yoga mat and a thick towel. Chairs, blocks, and straps will be provided by the center.  This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus who have some yoga experience. Please register through the Department of Parks and Recreation.
If you have difficulty contact Brittany Miller at Brittany.Miller@dc.gov or call (202) 282-2201.

Camille Martone is a DC resident and certified as an adult (and kids) yoga instructor. She has been teaching yoga to kids and adults for many years. Currently she teaches yoga to underserved residents in SE DC through A Wider Circle, staff at a local middle school, chair yoga at Cordoza health Center, and mindfulness and movement to homeless individuals at Thrive DC.

Gentle Yoga for Seniors with Regine Clermont
Fridays                 10:00-11:00 am
Dec. 6-March 20 registration opens Nov. 1

Enjoy mindfulness and stretching exercises with experienced yoga instructor Regine Clermont. The group will do warm-ups, stretching, and breathing exercises – standing, seated, and on the floor, depending on the needs of the participants. We look forward to having you join us and hope you will leave the class with more energy but also feel more focused and relaxed. Please bring your own yoga mat and a thick towel. Chairs, blocks, and straps will be provided by the center. Register with Brittany Miller at Brittany.Miller@dc.gov or call (202) 282-2201. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus who have no experience with yoga. Please register through the Department of Parks and Recreation.
If you have difficulty contact Brittany Miller at Brittany.Miller@dc.gov or call (202) 282-2201.

Regine Clermont is an RYT 200, Master’s Degree Social Worker, certified Usui Reiki II Practitioner, and a certified Integrative Health Coach. For over 27 years, Regine has worked in the fields of mental health, trauma, abuse, homelessness, affordable housing, and gerontology. The style of Hatha yoga Regine teaches is gentle flow and chair.

Friendship Recreation Center/Turtle Park
4500 Van Ness St. NW

Tai Chi with Tyrone Cave
Mondays 11:30 am -12:30 pm                     This class may not run during the summer.

Tai Chi is a time-tested set of exercises to increase physical and mental ability. The practice gently improves circulation, concentration, and posture. Bring your own water bottle. The class will admit the first 20 participants at each session. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

Tyrone Cave has been practicing Yang style Tai Chi for over 30 years. In addition to Yang, he also practices Wu Dang and Chen Tai chi, Baguazhahn, Xing Yi, Liuhebafa, Qi Gong and Shaolin. He also has expertise with a variety of martial arts. Now retired, he continues his training to improve and develop his expertise in the vast internal systems that compose Tai Chi Chuan.

 

Palisades Recreation Center                                            5200 Sherrier Pl. NW

RX: Move to the Music! With Kathy Gracenin
Thursdays 10:00-11:00 am

A combination class using elements of Tai Chi, Yoga, Qi Gong and Dance sequences to not only help the BODY improve strength, balance and alignment, but also the MIND. Studies have shown that by dancing a little each day, you can help the health of your brain. Follow this prescription and watch your SPIRIT rise! Dancing in your chairs is also great! Bring your own water bottle. The class will admit the first 20 participants at each session. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

Kathy Gracenin’s extensive background includes a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Movement and Dance from Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio. Her love of teaching is evident in her spirit and vitality which is infectious!

Zumba Gold with Ruth Barnes
Mondays 10:00-11:00 am

A fun, dynamic dance exercise class. The class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® moves at a lower intensity designed for older adults. Enjoy Latin-inspired movements that provide a great aerobic workout while also focusing on balance, range of motion and coordination. Bring your own water bottle. The class will admit the first 20 participants at each session. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

A lifelong love of dance and movement therapy led Ruth Barnes to become a fitness instructor in 1999. Ruth is certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Group Fitness Instructor and is also a certified Zumba and Zumba Gold Instructor. Her philosophy is that exercise should be fun, safe and accessible to everyone. Her goal is to welcome all participants to an enjoyable experience of movement.

OTHER SITES

Foundry United Methodist Church                               1500 16th St NW

Strength Training with NiClaire Jones
Tuesdays 1:00-2:00 pm

NO CLASS ON TUESDAY, DEC. 3. This is a group exercise class designed to celebrate and motivate the mature client in their evolving yet very essential fitness journey. Participants can expect to be guided through a workout that challenges the full body via cardio, strength, core/balance and flexibility training. Seated and Standing options are both presented in class and all fitness levels are accommodated with modifications offered where necessary. Group Fitness with NiClaire ultimately seeks to remind our clients of the various benefits of remaining physically active and that we truly ARE as young as we feel! Bring your own water bottle please. First 20 participants welcome. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

NiClaire Jones is a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor entering her 6th year as a FT Fitness Professional.

Feldenkrais Method Awareness Through Movement
Thursdays 10:00-11:00 am  (last class in this series is Nov. 7)

Feldenkrais Method â Awareness Through Movement classes are explorations using movement and awareness to bring about change in how we hold ourselves and our gait, posture, activities and attitude.  The classes are guided by verbal instruction in gentle variations of movements that become increasingly complex. This system to takes advantage of what is now known as “neuro-plasticity”,  developed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais from the 1940s through the early 1980s.  He was convinced that the human brain was capable of learning and changing even into adulthood and old age. It was only proven in the 1990’s by neuroscientists that, in fact, the adult brain can lay down new neural pathways (known as neuroplasticity).  The classes are about improving function and well-being in our day-to-day activities, which is why they are good for improving walking, running, sitting, standing, gardening, relieving pain, breathing, working, and playing. The classes are usually done on mats on the floor, sometimes lying, sometimes sitting, or even standing.  Please wear comfortable loose or flexible clothing.  This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus. Bring your own yoga mat.

Susanne Christov, is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She lives in Dupont Circle and teaches private and group Feldenkrais classes in Dupont Circle and in the Washington metropolitan area.

Guy Mason Recreation Center                               3600 Calvert St. NW

Tai Chi with Norman
Fridays 4:00-5:00 pm

Norman Greene practices and teaches Tai Chi Chan, which can help strengthen balance, posture, memory, and patience. The single movements of Tai chi can help us enjoy ourselves by slowing down and enjoying the moment. It is fun and helps the meditative practice. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus. Bring your own water bottle. The class will admit the first 20 participants at each session.

Norman Greene has been teaching people of all ages Tai chi since 1985, and is an artist as well.

John Wesley A. Me. E. Zion Church                                 1615 14th St. NW

Strength Training with NiClaire Jones
Tuesdays 11:30 am-12:30 pm

This is a group exercise class designed to celebrate and motivate the mature client in their evolving yet very essential fitness journey. Participants can expect to be guided through a workout that challenges the full body via cardio, strength, core/balance and flexibility training. Seated and Standing options are both presented in class and all fitness levels are accommodated with modifications offered where necessary. Group Fitness with NiClaire ultimately seeks to remind our clients of the various benefits of remaining physically active and that we truly ARE as young as we feel! Bring your own water bottle please. First 20 participants welcome. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

NiClaire Jones is a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor entering her 6th year as a FT Fitness Professional.

Regency House                                                       5201 Connecticut Ave. NW

Yoga with Meg Artley
Fridays 9:30-10:30 am

Using the wall and lots and lots of props, participants will be guided through slow, careful movements to explore strength, flexibility, balance and range of motion. The class will include floor work and standing poses — alternatives are available for those who can’t get up and down from the floor.  Beginners are enthusiastically welcomed, and everyone is encouraged to work at his/her own energy and ability level. The class ends with a focus on the breath, relaxation, and guided meditation. This class is intended for DC Residents age 60 plus.

While she worked at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Meg Artley, E-RYT 200, RYT 500 studied drawing and painting as an adult student. Meg takes and shares joy in the process of making and enjoying visual art — from the technique and mindful focus required, to the universal language spoken, shared and heard.

ALL CLASSES FREE OF CHARGE. Some materials recommended for art classes.

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