Exercise Opportunities

Healthy Challenge 2017 – Challenge yourself and friends to track your exercise. The Healthy Challenge runs from January 1 through December 1. Complete the Healthy Challenge card, track the number of hours you exercise or participate in Faith Community Nurse ministries and you are awarded an entry for each hour of activity. Winner is announced at our December Parish Thursday Dinner. You can pick up the Healthy Challenge card in the Wellness Room or Parish Office.
Fit and Fall Proof – A class designed to promote better strength, balance and mobility. Fit and Fall Proof is taught by certified Personal Trainer, Jill Rango. This class will be a combination of strengthening exercises and balance challenges designed to help each participant lead a healthier, more confident, and more active lifestyle. In order to participate in this class safely, you must be able to walk 500 feet without an assistive device, be able to get out of a chair by yourself, and be in generally good health. Classes will take place on Mondays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in Room 101/102. There will be a “free-will” offering to cover the cost of the instructor.
Tai Chi – Tai Chi is a safe and enjoyable program that helps to increase muscle strength, develop coordination, and improve flexibility and balance. No prior knowledge of Tai Chi is necessary. Tai Chi is an ideal way to create a positive frame of mind, conducive to relaxation and healing. Classes meet Tuesdays in Room 101 from 1:00-2:00 pm. Our instructor, Debbie Pekar, is a certified and specializes in arthritis Tai Chi. A “free-will” offering is collected to help pay for our instructor.
Liturgical Yoga – Classes meet Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:45 am at St. Mary Parish in Room 101. Our instructor is Linda Riddell. It is for the beginner to more advanced participants. All are welcome! Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a yoga mat and water. Individuals should be able to sit comfortably on the floor. A “free-will” offering is collected to help pay for our instructor.
Biking and Walking Groups – Consult the bulletin for times and dates.
Faithfully Fit Forever (FFF) – meets Thursdays from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm in Room 101. The one-hour, free class features a health tip, warm-up, aerobic exercise, cool down and reflection. Chair, low-impact to high impact aerobic exercises are done.