NCPRD offers a handful of fitness and exercise classes to improve the mind and body. Class activity levels vary and are rated below.
Level 1 offers support for people who may have physical limitations. Level 2 is for people who do not have physical limitations or have not exercised for a long period of time. The classes at this level are basic, gentle and go at a slower pace. Level 3 is for people who are doing moderate exercises at least twice a week and have the ability to do floor work. Level 4 is for those who are advanced and physically active almost every day. These classes are for people looking for higher intensity and more challenging workouts.
Levels 1-3. Chair Pose, Warrior II, Triangle, Tree Pose, Pigeon and Spinal Twist. Do you wish you could do these yoga poses? Well, you can do these and many more! Don’t let mobility, flexibility or balance issues keep you from experiencing the benefits of yoga. Enjoy modified versions of traditional yoga poses and stretches from seated and/or standing positions. Practice deep breathing for better circulation, improved lung capacity, anxiety relief and overall relaxation. Increase your sense of balance, flexibility and strength, all while listening to soft instrumental music. No yoga mat needed.
Strength and Relaxation Yoga
Levels 2-3. This class takes all the benefits of yoga – meditation, breathing, stretching, strengthening and balance – and presents it at a slow and gentle pace. Please bring a mat. Try out the class by signing up for a free workshop.
Tai Chi Flow Levels 2-3. The Tai Chi Flow class is an opportunity to experience a mindful practice of flowing movements, stable agility and deep breathing through follow-along sets of Tai Chi and Qigong movements. Special care will be given to guided practice of core Tai Chi principles, without the need to worry about remembering any particular sequence of moves. This class is designed for both those new to Tai Chi, as well as those who are looking to deepen their experience with the art. Build on balance, strength, flexibility, energy and enhanced mental clarity. Try the class by signing up for a free workshop.
Tai Chi Form
Levels 2-3. The Tai Chi Form class will offer students the opportunity to learn the first section of the Yang Long Form, with special care given to the mental benefits of encouraging students to remember the principles, sequences and techniques of the Tai Chi Form through support and guided group practice. This class is designed for both those new to Tai Chi, as well as those who are looking to deepen their experience with the art. Build on balance, strength, flexibility, energy and enhanced mental clarity. Try the class by signing up for a free workshop.
Levels 3-4. INNERgystics is a unique workout comprised of a series of focused simultaneous upper and lower body exercises that build lean muscle, strengthen and sculpt the body. Fun music and breathing techniques help keep the focus on the continuous movements. Various weights help optimize muscle burning, while getting an aerobic workout and achieving a sense of well-being. Please bring a mat, water bottle, sneakers and 3 lb. hand weights (soup cans or water bottles can be substituted).
Levels 1-2. Strengthen muscles and improve range of motion and mobility, while in a seated position. Great for those with some physical limitations.
Complete Conditioning Levels 2-3. A whole-body workout using aerobics, weights and other strength training exercises. This class is for active people who have been taking fitness classes at least twice a week.
Levels 3-4. Use dumbbells to experience a whole body workout that optimizes performance in a safe environment. Music and breath keep you focused on completing each muscle-burning task. Some hand-held weights are used (soup cans or water bottles can be substituted). Class ends with a relaxing stretch and cool down.
Functional Fitness Levels 2-3. Get a full body workout including cardio, muscle toning and stretching. Some hand-held weights are used. This class is great for those who are just getting started.
Levels 2-3. Learn to sculpt and tone through creative and fun dance routines using hand-held weights. World music with lively rhythms pump this class up! You will need light hand weights (soup cans or water bottles can be substituted).
Low Impact Aerobic Strength Training
Levels 2-3. This class is perfect for people just getting started or coming back from an extended break. Alternate between simple and safe, low impact movements. Hand weights (soup cans or water bottles can be substituted) will be used for total conditioning, while listening to fun and motivating music.
Line Dance for Fitness Levels 2-3. For people who have some dance background and want to dance for aerobic exercise and stimulate their memory. Get moving with easy-to-follow basic line dance patterns and a variety of music genres, including pop, Latin, country. Learn several dances in an hour.
Levels 3-4. Zumba combines Latin and international music that incorporates hip-hop, cumbia, reggaeton, salsa, merengue, mambo and more. Build strength, burn calories, and improve motion and posture.