ADULT & SENIOR FITNESS
Enhance Fitness- Silver & Fit / Keizer Permanente
Improve physical conditioning levels and decrease the risk of falling with stretching, low-impact aerobics, strength training and balance exercises. Gym-type shoes are required and a water bottle always recommended. Cosponsors: Group Health and Senior Services. Instructor: Yu San Gartz
Tue/Thu/Fri Adults Field House
Sept 4-28 8-9am or 9:20-10:20am $48
Oct 2-30 8-9am or 9:20-10:20am $52
Nov 1-30* 8-9am or 9:20-10:20am $48
Dec 1-14 8-9am $24
Dec 1-31* 9:20-10:20am $44
*No class 11/22, 11/23, and 12/25.
Gentle stretching can help to enhance a greater range of movement. Get a total body stretch of all major and minor muscle groups and improve overall flexibility and balance. Instructor: Carolyn Rosenfield
Adults Age 50+ $40 Activity Center
Thu Sep 6-Oct 11 9-10am
Thu Oct 25-Dec 6 9-10am
*No Class Nov 22
Tai Chi- Silver & Fit
This class will introduce basic movements of Tai Chi with emphasis on the no-impact, relaxed, flowing movements which aid in balance, increased strength and vitality. By the end of the 6 weeks, students will have learned the movements from the 24 pattern form. Wear comfortable, loose clothing. Instructor: John Lindsay. *No class on Sep 26.
Adults $60 Normandy Park City Hall
Mon/Wed Oct 15-Nov 7 11-12noon
Zumba Gold- Silver & Fit
Zumba-Gold is accessible for seniors, beginners or others needing modifications in their exercise routine. As we age, exercise continues to be of critical importance to weight management, heart health, balance and injury prevention. Zumba Gold is a dance workout infused with a medley of dance styles, including merengue, cha-cha, cumbia, belly dance, rumba, tango and salsa. Zumba Gold falls under the category of endurance training, which keeps the heart healthy and the circulatory system strong. Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing that allows your body to experience a wide range of movement. Wear athletic shoes to support your ankles and knees to efficiently and safely move through your workout. Chairs available for seated modifications of the dances.
Instructor: Deborah Birrane Activity Center
Thu Sep 13-Nov 1 3:30-4:20pm $55
Yoga for your Back-Silver & Fit
Who's got your back? You do! Radiant Health Yoga (Natalie, can you put in the trademark symbol for the name), a Hatha based yoga practice, will allow you to explore more deeply and gently what your body and mind seek...less pain! Yoga helps increase strength in very specific muscles and muscle groups. Back and abdominal muscles are essential components of the muscular network of the spine, helping the body maintain proper upright posture and movement. When these muscles are conditioned, back pain can be greatly reduced or avoided. Breathing is another important component to your yoga practice. The quality of the breath in many ways determines the quality of your yoga practice. Breath sets the stage for a relaxed body, encourages strong circulation, and eases tension ~ thus minimizing pain and disease. Wear comfortable clothing. Please bring a mat and a blanket.
Instructor: Deborah Birrane Activity Center
Thu Sep 13-Nov 1 4:30-5:30pm $55
Sunday Walks! – Include Stock picture of tennis shoes.
Gary McNeill with Des Moines Legacy Foundation is hosting local walks on a Sunday each month. The location and routes of the walks are subject to change, so updated information can be obtained from the Des Moines Legacy Foundation web page or on Meetup.com by searching for Des Moines Waterland Walking Group.
Sep 16 Meet at Des Moines Library
Oct 21 Meet at Saltwater State Park lower parking lot restrooms
Nov 18 Meet at Des Moines Marina Fishing Pier
Dec 16 Meet at Big Catch Plaza
Dance for Parkinson’s
(For adults with movement issues)
Dance for Parkinson’s is designed for you! Stretch and strengthen your muscles, focus on balance and rhythm through many styles of dance and discover how to use your thought, imagination, eyes, ears and touch to control movement in a welcoming environment accompanied by live music. Caregivers and friends are invited to join in! No dance experience necessary. Classes are based on the Dance for PD® method, developed by Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Presented by Seattle Theatre Group (STG) and Spectrum Dance Company. Funding support from Des Moines Legacy Foundation. Register in advance by calling Shawn Roberts, Seattle Theatre Group, 206-518-5232 or in person the first class at Des Moines Activity Center where the class is held.
Adults $5 Suggested Donation Activity Center
Mon Sep 10 – Oct 22 2-3:30pm
Dancing stimulates your mind, body and soul! Waltz, Jitterbug, Swing….move to the live music of Randy Litch on our beautiful hard wood floor. Stafford Healthcare provides hot beverages. Adults of all ages welcome!
Sun $5 Activity Center
Sep 23 1-3pm
Oct 21 1-3pm