If you have ever looked at people having fun on a stand up paddle board and thought about giving it a try, this course is for you! We will cover the basics; how to get on your board, fall off and get back on again, as well as simple SUP strokes and other tips for your first outing. NOTE: All gear and basic paddle and safety instruction will be provided before launch. Class is weather permitting.
Learn about the rich semi-aquatic vegetation (SAV) that can be found in the Bay that gives a bountiful food source to wildlife and helps protect the Bay from contaminants and tidal action. Learn about basic identification of the plants and locations of the SAV's while learning how to survey and map out plant beds.
Note: All gear and basic paddle and safety instructions will be provided before launch.
Enjoy nature and have fun while hiking on flat rail trails to steep woodland terrain in Harford, Cecil, and Baltimore counties. Hikes are 5-6 miles at a moderate pace for up to 3.5 hours including a lunch break.
Pickleball is best described as a combination of badminton and tennis. Players will be able to show up and play. This is a "pick-Up" format, no instruction available. This course will be held indoor and beginner equipment will be available for use.
Senior adults, as well as those who are medically referred, will learn the value of exercise in the water as a helpful tool for fitness and health and in reducing illness and physical concerns. Improve your levels of cardiovascular fitness and range of motion. Instruction in basic swimming skills, safety precautions, and how to monitor pulse rate will also be covered. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Experience general level classes in the Wu Dong style of Tai Chi Chuan. Each class will start with a warm up designed to strengthen and stretch the body, followed by short exercises in Qi Gong. These exercises help to develop the deeper meditative side of Tai Chi. Footwork, balance, and coordination are developed by practicing the four basic stances of Chinese martial arts and the practice of walking Qi Gong. Will also do work with the form and push hands.
This class is for anyone wishing to explore yoga for the first time or those who simply desire the benefit of practicing basic yoga poses to create a well balanced mind and body. Students will be guided in a step by step method linking yoga poses (asanas) to breath (pranayama). Every class will begin with a warm up including breathing techniques, Sun or Moon Salutations, followed by poses to strengthen, balance and relax specific areas of the body, ending with meditation. Yoga props, blocks/belts will be provided. Please bring a mat and a towel.
Zumba combines high-energy, motivating Latin and international music with unique moves and combinations that allow you to dance away your worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be "FUN AND EASY TO DO" to achieve long-term health benefits. Zumba is great for the body and mind. It is a feel-happy workout. Zumba creates a party-like atmosphere! Be prepared to sweat!
Zumba Gold is a series of fitness programs specifically designed to take the exciting Latin and international dance rhythms to the active older adult. It is easy to follow so everyone any age can do it and includes Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha, Cumbia, Belly Dance, Flamenco, Tango, and Rock and Roll. This program is guaranteed to provide you with a safe and effective total body workout! It's great for the mind, body, and soul. Same great music and moves, but a little slower pace and more time teaching the steps. Everyone in the county is welcome regardless of your fitness needs. This class is for beginners and active older adults.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
No Class 10/11
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
No Class 11/24 & 11/29
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