Health and Fitness

Basic Hatha Yoga

Basic Hatha Yoga

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 8:30am-9:30am

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30-9:30 am 

In this class you will challenge your balance, strength, flexibility and concentration through simple seated, standing, and reclined yoga poses. You will also practice breathing exercises, a bit of Qi gung and self-massage. Join instructor, Christine Bostic. Prime members free; Standard members $35 per month. Guests $45 per month. Registration required below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Basic Hatha Yoga

Prime Members (Dec) $0.00
Standard members (Dec) $35.00
Guests (Dec) $45.00
Equipped Fitness Room is Open

Equipped Fitness Room is Open

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 8:30am-4:30pm

The Center's equipped fitness room is open to members to exercise anytime between 8:30 am–4:30 pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 8:30 am–8:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Prime members free; Standard members $15/month.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Equipped Fitness Room is Open

Standard Members (November) $15.00
Standard Members (December) $15.00
Hiking-Wednesday (Offsite)

Hiking-Wednesday (Offsite)

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 9:00am-3:00pm

Wednesdays, 9:00am-3:00pm
We hike Mondays and Wednesdays all year long, in many different areas, including around Charlottesville, Shenandoah National Park, and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The hikes can
range in length from 5-10 miles with a total elevation gain from 500 to 2500 feet. Our hikes are rated from moderate to strenuous. This is based on the length of the hike, the amount of total elevation gain, and the terrain, which can often include steep ascents/ descents on rocky, uneven ground and stream crossings over slippery rocks. Our hikes are typically not suited for beginner hikers.

Please dress appropriately for hiking in the mountains, including rain gear and hiking shoes or boots. Trekking poles are highly recommended and traction devices for boots may be necessary in winter. Bring lunch, snacks, 2-3 liters of water, a hat and wear layers. Bug spray and sunscreen are a must in summer. Hikes are smoke free, pets are not allowed, and we follow the “leave no trace” rule.

In this Post pandemic time we are still having sign ups for hikes. We take 14 hikers plus the leader on each hike. We hope that all participants are vaccinated. If not, we ask that you follow
social distancing and mask requirements, We have a hiker email google group. The hike leaders send out emails about the hikes on Fridays at 5:00 pm for the Monday hikes, and Sundays at 5:00 pm for the Wednesday hikes. Sign up is on a first come, first serve basis. We do not carpool from The Center to the trailheads. Hikers are encouraged to set up carpools with other
hikers if possible. The hike leader sends out the names of the hikers on each hike. We meet at the trailheads at 9:30 am and 9:00 am on Wednesdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Directions to the trailheads are included in the emails.

If you are hiking with us for the first time, please contact the hike leader directly, to discuss your hiking experience and to ensure your readiness and suitability for the hike. We want to ensure the safety of all our hikers. We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and welcome new hikers to try our group out. Since we are an associated program with The Center, hikers must be Center members in good standing.

Please keep in mind that there are inherent risks in hiking as in any vigorous activity. We always take care of each other, but ultimately you are responsible for your own safety.
If you would like to be put on our email list or have further questions please contact Anne Colgate  

Click here to view the October-December 2022 hike schedule.

We all look forward to meeting you and thanks again for your interest.

Hike leaders:

Anne Colgate- annecolgate@gmail.com

Terry Metcalf- kerroppimom@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Steve Braintwain- sbraintwain@comcast.net

Hassan Gomaa-hassangomaa@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Massage Appointments Available with Chase Walters

Massage Appointments Available with Chase Walters

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 9:00am-2:00pm

Appointments are avilable on Tuesdays from 11:00 am–4:00 pm and on Wednesdays from 9:00 am–2:00 pm

Outgoing and healing-oriented, Chase is a graduate of the Virginia School of Massage and is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. With his natural affinity for massage and deep desire to help others, he adapts each massage to his clients' needs. In 2018 Chase became director of the Massage Clinic for the Virginia School of Massage and also trained students until the school closed. While working locally at Cityspa and Heppner Family Chiropractic, he refined his techniques and now incorporates blading and cupping in his work. To schedule an appointment, call 434.953.6986 or email chasewalterslcmt@gmail.com.

Services Include:   
• Injury Rehabilitation
• Sports Massage
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Movement & Structural Alignment
• Blading
• Cupping
• Reflexology
• Myofascial Release
• Deep Tissue
• Swedish Massage

Rates for full body and chair massages:
30 minutes for $50
45 minutes for $75
60 minutes for $100
75 minutes for $125
90 minutes for $150

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 9:15am-10:15am

New Class link going live 11/1/22 for Monday Tuesday and Thursday Primetime classes!

Check email receipt for updated zoom link!

Build your cardiovascular strength, tone your muscles, and improve your balance at 9:15 am Monday–Friday. Appropriate for all fitness levels, this online class includes low-impact aerobics, body toning, and stretching exercises. Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes. Prime members free; Standard members $38/month.

Note: Wednesday and Friday classes with instructor Carolyn Altenderfer have a separate online access link. You will receive the Zoom link via email after you complete your registration.

Members only.

Location: Online

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Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Standard Members (December) $38.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Primetime Fitness

Primetime Fitness

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 9:15am-10:15am

Build your cardiovascular strength, tone your muscles, and improve your balance at 9:15 am Monday–Friday. Appropriate for all fitness levels, this class includes low-impact aerobics, body toning, and stretching exercises. Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes. Prime members free; Standard members $38/month.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Primetime Fitness

Standard Members (December) $38.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Tone and Groove

Tone and Groove

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 9:45am-10:45am

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:45-10:45 am

Tone & Groove

In this class you will hear great music that will motivate you to exercise your cardiovascular system, shake off tension & regulate your nervous system. We start & end class by gently strengthening our stabilizing muscles and core. The instructor creates space for all to be uplifted and relaxed as we are accompanied by a lovely music list.  

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Tone and Groove

Standard Members (December- M, W, and F) $40.00
Prime Members (December - M, W and F) $0.00
Water Workout at ACAC

Water Workout at ACAC

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 10:25am-11:20am

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:25AM - 11:20AM

 

Don't let the cold weather keep you from enjoying the benefits of a water workout.  The Center at Belvedere has partnered with ACAC to make this possible for you.  Join instructor Beth Nissen at the ACAC's Albemarle Square location.

The cost is $47/month for Prime and Standard members payable at ACAC. Contact Beth for details and to register elizabethn@acac.com 

When you arrive for class, be sure to let the ACAC staff know you are a Center member attending the water class.

Members only.

Location: ACAC Albemarle Square

Senior Fitness

Senior Fitness

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

Senior Fitness is a moderately intense class that focuses on functional fitness. No matter your age or current physical condition, this class will focus on the foundations for strength, mobility, endurance and flexibility. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or new to group classes, you can modify this class to meet your needs. Come join Alex, The Center’s fitness coordinator, for an engaging class that will help you get active and stay active!  Free for Members!

REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Senior Fitness

Standard and Prime Members (December) $0.00
Senior Fitness - ONLINE

Senior Fitness - ONLINE

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm

Senior Fitness is an active class that instructs functional fitness. No matter your age or current physical condition, this class will focus on the foundations for strength, mobility, endurance and flexibility. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast or new to group classes, you can modify this class to meet your needs. Come join Alex, The Center’s fitness coordinator, for an engaging class that will help you get active and stay active!  Free for Members!

 ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

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Senior Fitness - ONLINE

Standard and Prime Members (December) $0.00
Square Dancing Lessons

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 12:30pm-1:30pm

Jim Hassmer, a member of The Virginia Reelers Square Dance Club will guide participants in learning the 71 basic movements of 8-person square dancing. All levels are welcome! Terrific fun as well as good for your brain, body, and social life. Free and open to the community. No registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Ageless Grace - ONLINE

Ageless Grace - ONLINE

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00pm-2:00pm 

A new and fun way to move that includes a chair (seated dancing; standing is optional)! great music from 40's big bands to today’s music, creativity and a sense of humor! A mind-body program designed by fitness specialists to stimulate the whole body-head to toe- as you listen, recall, move and sing along with hit tunes, promoting a sense of well-being and joy.

What makes this program more interesting and enriching is that Ageless Grace® is both a body and brain exercise. Ageless Grace® is based on the science of neuroplasticity: the ability of the brain and nervous system to change its structure and function, and to continue to change it throughout our lives, to keep us youthful and vital.

Each of the 21 exercise tools emphasizes a different technique, such as joint mobility, spinal flexibility, right-left brain coordination, kinesthetic learning, cognitive function, systemic health, balance, self-esteem, confidence and playfulness.

These classes are led by Sheila Queen, Certified Educator.  

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED EACH MONTH! YOU WILL RECEIVE INFO ON HOW TO JOIN IN ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: Online

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Ageless Grace - ONLINE

Standard members per month (December) $30.00
Prime members (December) $0.00
Strengthen Your Health and Life

Strengthen Your Health and Life

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 1:45pm-2:45pm

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:45-2:45 pm

This class features strengthening exercises that use dumbbells, bands, medicine balls, kettlebells, and body weight.  Strength-training is a well-known way to improve our health in terms of muscle strength, mobility, bone density, and coordination in addition to metrics such as blood sugar control and blood pressure. It also helps with injury prevention and building the stamina needed to enjoy various activities in our lives.  There will be a particular emphasis on proper exercise technique.  Class will end with a few targeted stretches.

Jennie Whittaker is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine and a Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise.  She holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and has been in practice for over 20 years.  Jennie has held many roles during her career in fitness & wellness, including personal trainer, fitness director, group exercise instructor, assistant to a physical therapist, and wellness coach for a large pharmaceutical corporation. Prior to her current career, she has been a clinical social worker.  Currently, Jennie has her own business as a personal trainer and health & wellness coach.  She is married with a teenage son and 3 pets.  

Prime members - free. Standard Members - $35/month. Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Strengthen Your Health and Life

Prime Members (Dec) $0.00
Standard Members (Dec) $35.00
Ping Pong

Ping Pong

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 2:30pm-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 2:30pm-4:00pm

We've got the ping pong tables, paddles, and ping pong balls! Now we need you, no matter what your skill level is. Stop by anytime during the scheduled event for an informal game. Free to members.  No registration necessary.

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Foam Rolling Class

Foam Rolling Class

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:00pm

Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm 

This class will cover the basics of using the foam roller and other self-myofascial release tools.  Participants will learn proper foam rolling technique to release tension from the major muscle groups. In the class, we will go over the main principles of foam rolling, including timing, how long to stay on a particular muscle group, adjusting intensity, finding snd addressing tender “hot” spots, breathing techniques, and enhancing foam rolling using stretching.

Jennie Whittaker is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine and a Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise.  She holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and has been in practice for over 20 years.  Jennie has held many roles during her career in fitness and wellness, including personal trainer, fitness director, group exercise instructor, assistant to a physical therapist, and wellness coach for a large pharmaceutical corporation. Prior to her current career, she has been a clinical social worker. Currently, Jennie has her own business as a personal trainer and health and wellness coach.   

Prime members - Free.  Standard Members - $25/month      Register below!

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Foam Rolling Class

Prime Members (Dec) $0.00
Standard Members (Dec) $25.00
Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

Wednesday evenings, 5:00pm-6:00pm

If you've never line danced before or have done a little here and there, this class is for you! Join in the fun!  For more information contact program leader, Celia Pfautz. No registration needed. For Center members, but first time guests are welcome!

Members only.

Location: The Center

 Line Dance - All Levels - Evening

Line Dance - All Levels - Evening

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Every Wednesday
 
If you have a good understanding of basic line dance steps and can do them without much instruction, this class is for you! Join in the fun! Open to all!
For more information, email program leader, Celia Pfautz 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

International Folk Dance (Evenings)

International Folk Dance (Evenings)

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 6:30pm-8:00pm

Every Wednesday at 6:30 pm

International Folk Dance (Beginner and Intermediate)

Folk dancing is a great exercise and a fun recreational activity for people of all ages. It’s beneficial for stress-reduction, cardiovascular stimulation, and protects against dementia.

Anyone can learn to folk dance as no formal dance experience is necessary and no partner is required.

Come and learn a wide variety of international folk dances with music from many countries around the world, have fun and meet new people.

Dance along or just come, watch and listen to the music.  No registration required.

Wednesday Evening will not meet for the following weeks:

  • Wednesday Sept. 28
  • Wednesday Oct. 5
  • Wednesday Oct. 12

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Ivy Creek Hikers

Ivy Creek Hikers

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 9:00am-10:00am

Center members enjoy fast-paced, high-energy hikes at the Ivy Creek Nature Area over 2+ miles of steep, narrow, and rocky trails. Good hiking shoes or boots and a walking stick are recommended, as well as plenty of water to stay hydrated. Free for members. Call or email hike leader Patty Kalbfleisch to sign up.

Members only.

Location: Ivy Creek Natural Area Parking Lot, 1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville

Contact: Patty Kalbfleisch 434.270.7990 PLK092015@outlook.com

Intermediate Tap Class

Intermediate Tap Class

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

Thursdays, 10:00-11:00am

This class is for those who have tap experience or who have already taken the beginners class for a while and are ready for the next "step." Classes are taught by Diana Freeman, a Royal Academy of Dance Instructor.  Diana has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years.  She was also a member of a Seniors Tap Dance team, competing in European championships and winning three consecutive years in two categories.  Tap dance offers a fun way to exercise.   

Standard Members - $40/month; Prime Members - included in membership

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Intermediate Tap Class

Standard Members (December) $40.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Arthritis Exercise

Arthritis Exercise

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 10:30am-11:30am

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am-11:30am

Exercise is important for joint motion and muscle strength. Maggie Schmidt leads this entry-level class, following the Arthritis Foundation Program, to help those with arthritis get moving again. A chair is used for balance. Come to class in comfortable clothing and athletic shoes with stability.

Register below. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Arthritis Exercise

Standard Members (December) $30.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Arthritis Exercise - ONLINE

Arthritis Exercise - ONLINE

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 10:30am-11:30am

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30am-11:30am

Exercise is important for joint motion and muscle strength. Maggie Schmidt leads this entry-level class, following the Arthritis Foundation Program, to help those with arthritis get moving again. A chair is used for balance. Come to class in comfortable clothing and athletic shoes with stability.

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK IN AN EMAIL RECEIPT ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

 

Members only.

Location: Online

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Arthritis Exercise - ONLINE

Standard Members per month (December) $30.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 10:30am-11:30am

Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 am–11:30 am

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Learn many kinds of standing, seated, and prone postures without any complicated maneuvers or complex movements. Instructor Julie Horne also shares breathing techniques, meditation, and ways of relaxation in one of the gentlest forms of yoga around. Please email Sam Johnson for instuctions on how to join the class. No registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: Online

Golden Girls Ballet Class

Golden Girls Ballet Class

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 11:15am-12:15pm

Thursdays, beginning September 22, 11:15 am–12:15 pm (will not meet on Oct. 6)

This class is for those who have some ballet experience. Join Royal Academy of Dance instructor Diana Freeman who has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years. Prime members free; Standard members $35/month. Registration required below. For more details, contact Diana Freeman.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Golden Girls Ballet Class

Prime Members (Dec)
Standard Members (Dec) $35.00
NIA - Moving to Heal - ONLINE

NIA - Moving to Heal - ONLINE

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Thursdays, 12:00–1:00 pm

NIA is a holistic fitness practice that combines dance, martial arts, and healing arts, based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience that will leave you feeling energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. It is non-impact, done barefoot, and is adaptable to individual needs and abilities.

Moving to Heal is a modified NIA experience, designed for anybody seeking a gentler movement practice to complement and facilitate healing of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Each online class NIA Blue Belt instructor Sheila Queen presents a focus and intention to assist you in “dancing through life."

Prime members free; Standard members $25/month.

For instructions on how to join in the ZOOM online class, email Sheila at squeen125@gmail.com

Members only.

Location: Online

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NIA - Moving to Heal - ONLINE

Standard Members (Dec) $25.00
Prime members (Dec) $0.00
Balance and Stabilization - ONLINE (THURSDAYS)

Balance and Stabilization - ONLINE (THURSDAYS)

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 12:15pm-1:15pm

Thursdays 12:15–1:15 pm and Mondays 11:45 am–12:45 pm

Utilize a unique blend of the world’s best exercise methods to gain long-lasting joint health, unparalleled strength, greater ranges of motion, and injury prevention. Your workouts should inspire your potential and fuel your passions. Join Alex Waltrip, fitness coordinator for this very beneficial ONLINE class. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Prime members free; Standard members $30/month.

Click here to register and recieve your zoom link.

Members only.

Location: Online

Balance and Stabilization (Thursdays)

Balance and Stabilization (Thursdays)

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 12:15pm-1:15pm

Mondays 11:45 am–12:45 pm and Thursdays 12:15–1:15 pm

Utilize a unique blend of the world’s best exercise methods to gain long-lasting joint health, unparalleled strength, greater ranges of motion, and injury prevention. Your workouts should inspire your potential and fuel your passions. Join Alex Waltrip, fitness coordinator for this very beneficial class. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Prime members free; Standard members $30/month.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Balance and Stabilization (Thursdays)

Prime (December)
Standard (December) $30.00
 Advanced Tap Class

Advanced Tap Class

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 12:30pm-1:15pm

Thursdays, 12:30-1:15 pm

This class is for those who know basic steps, have no physical contraints and are ready for a challenge! Classes will be taught by Diana Freeman, a Royal Academy of Dance Instructor.  Diana has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years.  She was also a member of a Seniors Tap Dance team, competing in European championships and winning three consecutive years in two categories.  Tap dance offers a fun way to exercise.  

 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Advanced Tap Class

Standard Members (December) $40.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Cardio Strength

Cardio Strength

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 1:15pm-2:15pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:15–2:15 pm 
This class with instructor Morgan Steele uses a variety of equipment to increase endurance, strength, and core stability.

Morgan grew up in Scottsville and fell in love with the sport of gymnastics, which she has been teaching for over 14 years. In high school, she ventured to cheerleading, dance, soccer, and basketball, which led her passion for fitness. Morgan is now a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist who teaches group exercise classes and helps individuals with their fitness goals.

Prime members - free. Standard members - $35 per month. Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Cardio Strength

Prime Members (Dec) $0.00
Standard Members (Dec) $35.00
International Folk Dance

International Folk Dance

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 2:30pm-4:00pm

Thursdays, 2:30pm-4:00 pm

Come and learn an International Folk Dance or two!  You’re invited to learn and dance along to a few easy to learn folk dances. This is a great class for beginners! Dance along or just watch and listen to the music.  We’ll have dances from countries such as Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and others. Free and open to the community. No regsitration needed.

Thursday International Folk Dance will not meet for the following 2 weeks:

  • Thursday Sept. 29
  • Thursday Oct. 6

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Tai Chi - Afternoon

Tai Chi - Afternoon

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 3:30pm-4:30pm

Now on Mondays and Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm 

Join instructors from the Charlottesville T’ai Chi Center for 6-step T'ai Chi for Health. This class will focus on improving balance, coordination, and promoting stress reduction.
For Center members. Please register below.

Standard members will be $35 per month (both Monday and Thursday classes); Prime members are free.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Tai Chi - Afternoon

Standard Members (December) $35.00
Prime members (December) $0.00
Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 5:00pm-5:50pm

Tap Your Troubles - Cancelled for Sept. 29

Every Thursday from 5:00-6:00 pm

Join instructor Lynn Divers as she teaches tap dancing with a rousing focus on Broadway style tap.  Learn steps from basics to showstoppers.  Lynn has been teaching dance since she was 13 and majored in Performing Arts with a Dance Emphasis. Some experience is helpful. Come increase your cardio and have fun. 

 Prime Members free; Standard members $30/month; Guests $45/month

Register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 11

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Tap Your Troubles Away (evening)

Guests (December) $45.00
Standard Members (December) $30.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Evening Square Dancing

Evening Square Dancing

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 7:00pm-8:00pm

Every Thursday, 7:00–8:00 pm

Jim Hassmer, a member of The Virginia Reelers Square Dance Club, will guide participants in learning the 71 basic movements of 8-person square dancing. All levels are welcome! Terrific fun as well as good for your brain, body, and social life. Free and open to all.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Level One Walking

Level One Walking

Friday, December 2, 2022 | 9:00am-10:00am

Center member and Wellness Counselor Gary Denny is beginning a class for folks who haven’t exercised in a while and would like to begin at an easy pace. Join others at the same level of physical fitness and have a good time outdoors. Email Gary at garythenutritionguy@gmail.com  for details and any questions you have. Free and open to all.

Starting Friday September 16th, the activity will be held weekly at Pen Park in the incorporated City of Charlottesville (about 1/2 mile from the Center.) Penn Park Location.  We will meet at 9 am at the parking lot near the first set of tennis courts.  The parking lot will be on the left after you enter the park.  Gary plans to wear a bright yellow t-shirt with a picture of the earth on the front, so he should be easy to find.  

In the event of rain,  the activity will be held inside Fashion Square Mall.  The time would be 10am as the mall doesn't open any earlier.  The meeting place would be the coffee shop in the middle of the mall (It's no longer Starbucks.)

Open to all.

Location: Penn Park

Contact: Gary - garythenutritionguy@gmail.com

Balance with Beth

Balance with Beth

Friday, December 2, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Falls are the leading cause of injury and death in older adults. In this class, you will practice exercises, both standing and seated, that will help improve your balance. You will gain confidence in your ability to move well and not fall!

Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Balance with Beth

Standard Members (Dec) $25.00
Prime Members (Dec) $0.00
Friday Fitness with Alex - ONLINE

Friday Fitness with Alex - ONLINE

Friday, December 2, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Fridays, 11:00am-12:00pm 

This class will be a hybrid of Senior Fitness and Balance and Stabilization. Join Alex for a combination of both aerobic strength training and exercises that are designed to develop better balance. Free for Center members

ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

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Friday Fitness with Alex - ONLINE

Standard and Prime Members (Dec) $0.00
Beginning Line Dance

Beginning Line Dance

Friday, December 2, 2022 | 12:15pm-1:45pm

Fridays, 12:15pm-1:45pm

If you are fairly new to the world of line dance or have never tried it out, this class is for you. The beginner's class is for Center members. No registration necessary.

EMAIL instructor CELIA PFAUTZ for inquiries.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: Celia Pfautz ckpfautz@gmail.com

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance

Friday, December 2, 2022 | 1:45pm-4:15pm

Fridays, 1:45pm-4:15 pm

This class is for those with some line dancing experience. Open to all.  No registration necessary.

Contact Celia Pfautz  for more information.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: ckpfautz@gmail.com

Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Monday, December 5, 2022 | 9:00am-3:00pm

Mondays, 9:00am-3:00pm  
We hike Mondays and Wednesdays all year long, in many different areas, including around Charlottesville, Shenandoah National Park, and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The hikes can range in length from 5-10 miles with a total elevation gain from 500 to 2500 feet. Our hikes are rated from moderate to strenuous. This is based on the length of the hike, the amount of total elevation gain, and the terrain, which can often include steep ascents/ descents on rocky, uneven ground and stream crossings over slippery rocks. Our hikes are typically not not suited for beginner hikers.

Please dress appropriately for hiking in the mountains, including rain gear and hiking shoes or boots. Trekking poles are highly recommended and traction devices for boots may be necessary in winter. Bring lunch, snacks, 2-3 liters of water, a hat and wear layers. Bug spray and sunscreen are a must in summer. Hikes are smoke free, pets are not allowed, and we follow the “leave no trace” rule.

In this Post pandemic time we are still having sign ups for hikes. We take 14 hikers plus the leader on each hike. We hope that all participants are vaccinated. If not, we ask that you follow social distancing and mask requirements, We have a hiker email google group. The hike leaders send out emails about the hikes on Fridays at 5:00 pm for the Monday hikes, and Sundays at 5:00 pm for the Wednesday hikes. Sign up is on a first come, first serve basis. We do not carpool from The Center to the trailheads. Hikers are encouraged to set up carpools with other hikers if possible. The hike leader sends out the names of the hikers on each hike. We meet at the trailheads at 9:30 am and 9:00 am on Wednesdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Directions to the trailheads are included in the emails.

If you are hiking with us for the first time, please contact the hike leader directly, to discuss your hiking experience and to ensure your readiness and suitability for the hike. We want to ensure the safety of all our hikers. We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and welcome new hikers to try our group out. Since we are an associated program with The Center, hikers must be Center members in good standing.

Please keep in mind that there are inherent risks in hiking as in any vigorous activity. We always take care of each other, but ultimately you are responsible for your own safety.
If you would like to be put on our email list or have further questions please contact AnneColgate

Click here to view the October-December 2022 hike schedule.

We all look forward to meeting you and thanks again for your interest.

Hike leaders:

Anne Colgate- annecolgate@gmail.com

Terry Metcalf- kerroppimom@gmail.com

Maynard Davis-davismk@sbcglobal.net

Steve Braintwain- sbraintwain@comcast.net

Hassan Gomaa-hassangomaa@yahoo.com

Members only.

Location: Offsite

Silver Swans Ballet II

Silver Swans Ballet II

Monday, December 5, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

Mondays, 11:00am-12:00pm

This class is for those who have ballet experience, or for anyone who has regularly taken the Silver Swans class and is ready for the next level. Silver Swans (a program of the Charlottesville Ballet) incorporates classic ballet principles and will focus on flexibility, strength, and conditioning, but mostly on fun! Get on your toes and join instructor Maria Chee*. Center members free; Guests $25/month

*Maria W. Chee holds a bachelor’s and master of arts in dance, a Ph.D. in anthropology, and a master of arts in anthropology. She studied ballet, modern, jazz; dance production; as well as dance history and research. She has taken classes at the Martha Graham School in New York, and has spent intensive sessions with Bella Lewinsky, members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and Ballet Jazz of Montreal. She has more than ten years of teaching experience as a state licensed teacher in adult education and as a lecturer at college level.

Registration required below.

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Silver Swans Ballet II

Members (December) $0.00
Guests per month (December) $25.00
Balance and Stabilization

Balance and Stabilization

Monday, December 5, 2022 | 11:45am-12:45pm

Mondays,  11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Thursdays, 12:15-1:15 pm

This class utilizes a unique blend of the world’s best exercise methods to give you long-lasting joint health, unparalleled strength, greater ranges of motion and injury prevention. Your workouts should inspire your potential and fuel your passions. Join Alex Waltrip, fitness coordinator for this very beneficial class. Appropriate for all fitness levels. 

This class will be taught on-site and also ZOOMED. If you plan to join by ZOOM, email Alex at least one day prior to the start of the first class to obtain the link.

For Center members: $30/month for standard members; Free for Prime/Charter Members). Registration is required for all.

Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Balance and Stabilization

Standard Members (December) $30.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Balance and Stabilization - ONLINE

Balance and Stabilization - ONLINE

Monday, December 5, 2022 | 11:45am-12:45pm

Mondays 11:45 am–12:45 pm and Thursdays 12:15–1:15 pm

Utilize a unique blend of the world’s best exercise methods to gain long-lasting joint health, unparalleled strength, greater ranges of motion, and injury prevention. Your workouts should inspire your potential and fuel your passions. Join Alex Waltrip, fitness coordinator for this very beneficial ONLINE class. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Prime members free; Standard members $30/month.

You will receive the Zoom link via email after you complete your registration.

Members only.

Location: Online

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Balance and Stabilization - ONLINE

Standard Members (December) $30.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Silver Swans Ballet I

Silver Swans Ballet I

Monday, December 5, 2022 | 12:15pm-1:15pm

Meets Mondays at 12:15 pm

If you've never taken ballet, or have limited experience or physical constraints, this class is for you. Silver Swans (a program of the Charlottesville Ballet) incorporates classic ballet principles and will focus on flexibility, strength, and conditioning, but mostly on fun! Get on your toes and join instructor Maria Chee*.

*Maria W. Chee holds a bachelor’s and master of arts in dance, a Ph.D. in anthropology, and a master of arts in anthropology. She studied ballet, modern, jazz; dance production; as well as dance history and research. She has taken classes at the Martha Graham School in New York, and has spent intensive sessions with Bella Lewinsky, members of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and Ballet Jazz of Montreal. She has more than ten years of teaching experience as a state licensed teacher in adult education and as a lecturer at college level.

Center members free; Guests $25/month. Register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 13

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Silver Swans Ballet I

Center Members (December) $0.00
Guests (December) $25.00
Stretch Your Limits

Stretch Your Limits

Monday, December 5, 2022 | 2:45pm-3:45pm

Mondays, 2:45-3:45 pm

This class will go through stretches for each major muscle group.  Participants will be able to increase their flexibility and improve posture, balance, and body awareness.  Class will cover effective breathing techniques, how long to hold stretches, and how the stretches should feel. 

Jennie Whittaker is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine and a Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise.  She holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and has been in practice for over 20 years.  Jennie has held many roles during her career in fitness & wellness, including personal trainer, fitness director, group exercise instructor, assistant to a physical therapist, and wellness coach for a large pharmaceutical corporation. Prior to her current career, she has been a clinical social worker.  Currently, Jennie has her own business as a personal trainer and health & wellness coach.  She is married with a teenage son and 3 pets.  

Prime members - free. Standard Members - $25 per month. Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Stretch Your Limits

Prime Members (Dec)
Standard Members (Dec) $25.00
Beginner Tap Class

Beginner Tap Class

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 10:00am-10:45am

This class is for the very beginner! If you've never stepped foot into a tap shoe or need to start over from the age of 5, join instructor, Diana Freeman. Diana is a Royal Academy of Dance Instructor and has taught ballet and tap for over 40 years. 

Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Beginner Tap Class

Standard Members (December) $35.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
The Good Life Series

The Good Life Series

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

First Tuesday of each month, 11:00 am- 12:00 pm

In this monthly series, you will receive helpful information that all seniors should know! Free and open to all. Registration required below

Tuesday, December 6 Changing Insurance Needs as You Age - Many things change as we age, including the different types of insurance we need. Find out what you need to know.

Tuesday, January 3 The Jefferson Area Board for Aging: Learn what services JABA provides for seniors, adults with disabilities, caregivers, and their families in Charlottesville, and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson counties.

Tuesday, February 7 The Problem with Probate: Why does estate planning often involve probate avoidance? Attorney Beth Norton presents on the probate and estate administration process, as well as common methods for avoiding probate.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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The Good Life Series

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RSVP (Jan 3, 11 am)
Massage Appointments with Chase Walters

Massage Appointments with Chase Walters

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 11:00am-4:00pm

Appointments are available on Tuesdays from 11:00 am–4:00 pm and on Wednesdays from 9:00 am–2:00 pm

Outgoing and healing-oriented, Chase is a graduate of the Virginia School of Massage and is certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. With his natural affinity for massage and deep desire to help others, he adapts each massage to his clients' needs. In 2018 Chase became director of the Massage Clinic for the Virginia School of Massage and also trained students until the school closed. While working locally at Cityspa and Heppner Family Chiropractic, he refined his techniques and now incorporates blading and cupping in his work. To schedule an appointment, call 434.953.6986 or email chasewalterslcmt@gmail.com.

Services Include:   
• Injury Rehabilitation
• Sports Massage
• Trigger Point Therapy
• Movement & Structural Alignment
• Blading
• Cupping
• Reflexology
• Myofascial Release
• Deep Tissue
• Swedish Massage
 
Massage Rates for both full bodied and chair massages:
30 minutes for $50
45 minutes for $75
60 minutes for $100
75 minutes for $125
90 minutes for $150

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Stretch for Balance and Strength

Stretch for Balance and Strength

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 11:45am-12:45pm

Tuesdays, 11:45 am-12:45 pm 

This class is also being offered on Wednesdays at 4:15pm beginning in December.

Gentle stretching movements that will help you to become stronger and more flexible. These stretches are appropriate for all fitness levels. Chairs and mats are available. Join Pete Cross, Center Fitness Volunteer and a personal trainer for 22 years. Members only. Standard Members- $25/month; Prime members- included in membership.  Class size limited to 16. Please make sure you are on time to this class to ensure your spot. 

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Members only.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Name That Tune

Name That Tune

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Join Center member Bill Porter on piano and emcee Merle Kinzer (a past contestant on the TV show Name that Tune!) and test your musical knowledge. Just come and have fun; no registration necessary.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Core Stability

Core Stability

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 2:15pm-3:15pm

Tuesdays, 2:15-3:15pm

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 am

This class with Morgan Steele will help improve your core strength (shoulders to knees), posture, and overall stability.

Morgan grew up in Scottsville and fell in love with the sport of gymnastics which, she has been teaching for over 14 years. In high school she adventured off to cheerleading, dance, soccer, and basketball, which led to her passion for fitness. Morgan is now a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist who teaches group exercise classes and helps individuals with their fitness goals.

Prime members free. Standard members $35/month. Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Core Stability

Prime Members (Dec) $0.00
Standard Members (Dec) $35.00
Parkinson's Yoga

Parkinson's Yoga

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 3:30pm-4:30pm

Parkinson’s Disease and Yoga?

YES!

Feel your strength again! Hold onto your flexibility!  Stimulate your dopamine... Come do yoga with highly experienced Joanie Freeman who has over 40 years of yoga teaching experience. She taught a yoga class for a medical study “Yoga’s Impact on Parkinson Symptoms."

Try the September classes out for free. Beginning in October, Prime members free; Standard members $30/month; Guests $40/month.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Parkinson’s Yoga

Prime Members (Dec)
Standard Members (Dec) $30.00
Guests (Dec) $40.00
Move to the Rhythm Dance Party

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 3:30pm-4:30pm

Tuesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm

It’s always a dance party! Join us as we dance to great songs (and even do some chair dancing).  Light impact aerobic movement that focuses on cardio, balance, flexibility, and strength. Join instructor Denise Zeigler-Pilgrim for this extraordinarily fun exercise class.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Move to the Rhythm Dance Party

Standard Members (Dec) $25.00
Prime Members (Dec) $0.00
International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing (Evenings)

International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing (Evenings)

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 5:00pm-5:45pm

Tuesdays December 6–January 3 and Wednesday January 11, 5:00–5:45pm (5 sessions)

Learn the Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Foxtrot, and Viennese Waltz with instructor Steven Babusko. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome. Prime members free; Standard members $30; Guests $45.

December 6: Waltz

December 13: Quickstep

December 20: Tango

January 3: Foxtrot

January 11: Viennese Waltz

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Instructor Bio

Steven Babusko is professionally certified in four ballroom dance styles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard, and Latin. Originally from Hungary, he began dancing at Terry Dean's Ballroom Dance Studio (later Blue Light Ballroom) in 2013 and performed in 12 competitions with teacher Tara McGough. He has been teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio since July 2021.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 18

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International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing (Evenings)

Guests (5–5:45 Dec 6–Jan 11) $45.00
Standard Member (5–5:45 Dec 6–Jan 11) $30.00
Prime Member (5–5:45 Dec 6–Jan 11)
Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

New Time! Tuesdays at 5:00 pm

Boot Camp  
An intense group workout that combines both cardio and strength/resistance training to tone and tighten from head-to-toe. Although physically demanding, participants of all fitness levels work together to achieve the results they deserve using well-researched methods like calisthenics and plyometrics. Join The Center's fitness coordinator, Alex for this class!

Open to all. Prime Members free; Standard members $30/month: Guests $45/month. Registration required below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Boot Camp

Prime members free (Dec) $0.00
Standard members (Dec) $30.00
Guests (Dec) $45.00
No-Fall Aikido for Seniors

No-Fall Aikido for Seniors

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 6:00pm-7:00pm

Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art that focuses on peaceful conflict resolution.  The one hour weekly No-Fall class will give students an opportunity to learn and practice getting out of the way of attacks and taking control of situations. 

Students will learn new ways to move and think. 

Students will have fun.

Students will improve fitness, flexibility, balance, and breath.

 

Instructor

The main instructor would be Sabine Dibowski, a 3rd degree blackbelt holder and a Certified Aikido Assistant Instructor.  We have back-up instructors in case Sabine is away or unable to teach.   Sabine currently also teaches Aikido at UVA and at the Twin Oaks Community in Louisa.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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No-Fall Aikido for Seniors

Standard Members (December) $30.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Guests (December) $40.00
International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing (Evenings)

International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing (Evenings)

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 6:00pm-6:45pm

Tuesdays December 6–January 3 and Wednesday January 11, 6:00–6:45pm (5 sessions)

Learn the Cha-cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba, and Paso Doble with instructor Steven Babusko. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome. Prime Members free; Standard Members $30; Guests $45.

December 6: Cha-cha 

December 13: Rumba

December 20: Jive

January 3: Samba 

January 11: Paso Doble

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Instructor Bio

Steven Babusko is professionally certified in four ballroom dance styles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard, and Latin. Originally from Hungary, he began dancing at Terry Dean's Ballroom Dance Studio (later Blue Light Ballroom) in 2013 and performed in 12 competitions with teacher Tara McGough. He has been teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio since July 2021.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 22

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International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing (Evenings)

Guests (6–6:45 Dec 6–Jan 11) $45.00
Standard Members (6–6:45 Dec 6–Jan 11) $30.00
Prime Members (6–6:45 Dec 6–Jan 11)
Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (Dec. 6)

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (Dec. 6)

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 6:45pm-7:45pm

1st Tuesday of each month. 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm 

If you have reached the age of 50 or beyond, this program is for you! Join experienced personal trainer and fitness instructor Pete Cross to learn simple moves you can insert into your daily routine and how to apply psychology to change habits and reduce procrastination.  Pete will discuss the factors of aging that you can change and often reverse, physical factors that can influence brain function and much more.  Adopting a more active lifestyle can evolve into a fun, social experience when you recognize the various ways you can enrich your life.  Free and open to all. Please register below.  Class size is limited to 10.

This class is also taught on the 3rd Friday of each month 11:00AM-12:00PM.  Click here for details.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 12

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Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (Dec. 6)

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Adult Aikido

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 | 7:00pm-8:00pm

Aikido is an effective yet non-violent Japanese martial art that focuses on peaceful conflict resolution.  The one-hour weekly class will give students an opportunity to learn and practice getting out of the way of attacks (grabs and strikes), taking control of the situation, and ending them peacefully. 

Students will learn how to fall safely

Students will learn new ways to move and think. 

Students will have fun.

Students will improve fitness, flexibility, balance, and breath.

Instructor

The main instructor would be Sabine Dibowski, a 3rd degree blackbelt holder and a Certified Aikido Assistant Instructor.  We have back-up instructors in case Sabine is away or unable to teach.   Sabine currently also teaches Aikido at UVA and at the Twin Oaks Community in Louisa.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Adult Aikido

Standard Members (December) $30.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Guests (December) $40.00
Happy Hour Trail Mix Bar

Happy Hour Trail Mix Bar

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

Sample tasty takes on four different trail mix recipes and create your own mix with members of the 2023 class of UVA Dietitians. Free for Center members.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 1

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Happy Hour Trail Mix Bar

RSVP (December 7, 3–4:30pm) $0.00
Stretch For Balance and Strength - Afternoon

Stretch For Balance and Strength - Afternoon

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | 4:15pm-5:15pm

Wednesdays 4:15-5:15pm

Starting December 7th 2022

Gentle stretching movements that will help you to become stronger and more flexible. These stretches are appropriate for all fitness levels. Chairs and mats are available. Join Pete Cross, Center Fitness Volunteer and a personal trainer for 22 years. Members only. Standard Members- $25/month; Prime members- included in membership.  Class size limited to 16. Please make sure you are on time to this class to ensure your spot. 

This class is also offered on Mondays at 11:45am.

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Stretch For Balance and Strength - Afternoon

Standard (4:15pm, December) $25.00
Prime (4:15pm, December)
Tai Chi Evenings

Tai Chi Evenings

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | 5:30pm-6:30pm

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30

Stimulate your immune system, lower your blood pressure, decrease your stress and improve your balance: That’s not a bad scorecard for one hour’s worth of exercise each day! If you can walk, you can play. Visitors are welcome to try it out! Taught by Bryan McKenzie. Also on Thursdays and Fridays 8:30-9:30am.

Background The Center has offered Tai Ji (an alternate spelling of Tai Chi) for 14 years. The teaching method allows participants to learn health aspects of the discipline, its connection to Chinese medical theory, meditation techniques for relaxation and to bolster the immune system, and even self-defense techniques. The system is based on the Three Emperors style of martial arts taught by Wang Zhenhua, a former coach at Beijing University. The Center’s program was initiated by Mr. Wang’s student, John Alton, Charlottesville resident and someone recognized by the Chinese government as an expert in Chinese health practices. Lei Xilai, an instructor who came to the states from the Beijing area, taught advanced classes at The Center and introduced new forms to the class. The current instructor, Bryan McKenzie, has taught for the past 12 years. Bryan is a student of Mr. Lei and Mr. Alton. Bryan leads the TaiJi group with a clear mind, with firm hands and a warm heart, and above all with gentle words. He has a great sense of humor and no pretense at all.

About the Exercise

The exercise is simple -- in a series of movements based on a Taoist martial art, participants slowly relearn how to balance, purposefully shifting weight from side to side and then increasing the difficulty of the movements. The slow movements not only redefine balance, but also provide a workout similar to the old Charles Atlas "dynamic tension" exercises for muscle development. Participants currently range in age from 50 to 94 and allowances are made for personal stamina, strength, medical history, and ability. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy-going; participants running late for class are welcome to join in whenever they arrive.

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Tai Chi Evenings

Standard Members (December) $36.00
Prime Member (December)
Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE)

Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE)

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 8:30am-9:30am

Thursdays and Fridays 8:30 - 9:30 am

Stimulate your immune system, lower your blood pressure, decrease your stress and improve your balance: That’s not a bad scorecard for one hour’s worth of exercise each day! If you can walk, you can play. Visitors are welcome to try it out! Taught by Bryan McKenzie. Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30am-9:30am and on Wednesdays 5:30pm.

Background The Center has offered Tai Ji (an alternate spelling of Tai Chi) for 14 years. The teaching method allows participants to learn health aspects of the discipline, its connection to Chinese medical theory, meditation techniques for relaxation and to bolster the immune system, and even self-defense techniques. The system is based on the Three Emperors style of martial arts taught by Wang Zhenhua, a former coach at Beijing University. The Center’s program was initiated by Mr. Wang’s student, John Alton, Charlottesville resident and someone recognized by the Chinese government as an expert in Chinese health practices. Lei Xilai, an instructor who came to the states from the Beijing area, taught advanced classes at The Center and introduced new forms to the class. The current instructor, Bryan McKenzie, has taught for the past 12 years. Bryan is a student of Mr. Lei and Mr. Alton. Bryan leads the TaiJi group with a clear mind, with firm hands and a warm heart, and above all with gentle words. He has a great sense of humor and no pretense at all.

About the Exercise

The exercise is simple -- in a series of movements based on a Taoist martial art, participants slowly relearn how to balance, purposefully shifting weight from side to side and then increasing the difficulty of the movements. The slow movements not only redefine balance, but also provide a workout similar to the old Charles Atlas "dynamic tension" exercises for muscle development. Participants currently range in age from 50 to 94 and allowances are made for personal stamina, strength, medical history, and ability. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy-going; participants running late for class are welcome to join in whenever they arrive.

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE)

Standard Member (Dec) $36.00
Prime (Dec)
Tai Chi Mornings

Tai Chi Mornings

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 8:30am-9:30am

Thursdays and Fridays 8:30 - 9:30 am

Stimulate your immune system, lower your blood pressure, decrease your stress and improve your balance: That’s not a bad scorecard for one hour’s worth of exercise each day! If you can walk, you can play. Thursdays and Fridays, 8:30am-9:30am and on Wednesdays 5:30pm.

About the Exercise The exercise is simple -- in a series of movements based on a Taoist martial art, participants slowly relearn how to balance, purposefully shifting weight from side to side and then increasing the difficulty of the movements. The slow movements not only redefine balance, but also provide a workout similar to the old Charles Atlas "dynamic tension" exercises for muscle development. Participants currently range in age from 50 to 94 and allowances are made for personal stamina, strength, medical history, and ability. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy-going; participants running late for class are welcome to join in whenever they arrive.

REGISTER BELOW .

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event

Tai Chi Mornings

Standard Members (December) $36.00
Prime (December)
Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (Dec. 16)

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (Dec. 16)

Friday, December 16, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm

3rd Friday of every month, 11:00am-12:00pm 

If you have reached the age of 50 or beyond, this program is for you! Join experienced personal trainer and fitness instructor Pete Cross to learn simple moves you can insert into your daily routine and how to apply psychology to change habits and reduce procrastination.  Pete will discuss the factors of aging that you can change and often reverse, physical factors that can influence brain function and much more.  Adopting a more active lifestyle can evolve into a fun, social experience when you recognize the various ways you can enrich your life.  Free and open to all. Please register below. Class size is limited to 10.

This class is also taught the 1st Tuesday of each month 6:45PM-7:45PM.  Click here for details.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 9

Pay for this event

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (Dec. 16)

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RSVP, Jan 20
Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 | 9:30am-11:00am

A collaboration between Alzheimer's Association, JABA and The Center

3rd Tuesday of every month, 9:30-11:00AM

Are you providing caregiving for someone with Alzheimers?  This monthly program will enable you to build a support system with people who understand.  Alzheimer's Association support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a safe place for caregivers to develop a support system, exchange practical information on challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs, and concerns, and learn about community resources.

Free and open to all.  Register below. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

RSVP (Dec. 20)
Hearing Health with Evolution Hearing (Onsite and Online)

Hearing Health with Evolution Hearing (Onsite and Online)

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 | 10:00am-11:00am

Third Wednesday of every month, 10:00am-11:00am
Free and open to all. Join Dr. Kristin Koch, Audiologist at Evolution Hearing.
 
Wednesday, December 21
Top 10 Questions You Should Ask Before Purchasing Hearing Aids - Where to begin with hearing aids? Learn the most important questions you should ask before making the investment in your hearing health. Whether you've been wearing hearing aids for years, or are just thinking about it now, you'll benefit from attending!

Wednesday, January 18

Navigating the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Market

There are dozens of new options for hearing better without the help of a provider. Learn about what to research, the FDA’s red-flag warnings, and advantages and disadvantages of over-the-counter hearing aids.

Wednesday, February 15

Best Practices in Hearing Testing and Hearing Aid Care

Hearing testing and hearing aids have come a long way, both scientifically and with new technology. Are you being taken care of in the best ways possible to optimize your hearing, brain health, and hearing aid investment?

 
 
If joining by Zoom, click on this link (good for all dates) a few minutes prior to the program. If attending onsite, please RSVP below.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81550481374

Meeting ID: 815 5048 137

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Hearing Health with Evolution Hearing (Onsite and Online)

RSVP (Dec. 21, Onsite)
RSVP (Jan. 18, Onsite)
Evening Complimentary Pain and Injury Screenings

Evening Complimentary Pain and Injury Screenings

Wednesday, December 21, 2022 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

Third Wednesdays of every month 5:006:00 pm

and First Tuesday of every month, 9:30–10:30 am

Have you recently injured yourself or just have pain in general? Ivy Rehab is offering complimentary injury screenings at The Center. Call the Welcome Desk at 434.974.7756 to schedule an appointment.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Registered Dietitian Q and A (Jan 3)

Registered Dietitian Q and A (Jan 3)

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 | 4:00pm-5:00pm

First and Third Tuesdays of Each Month, Beginning January 3, 4:00-5:00pm

Meet with UVA Health Dietitian, Olivia Obertello, to have a greater understanding of general nutrition, understand how nutrition needs change as we age, be better equipped to create well- balanced meals, and ask questions about your personal health. Drop by within the hour for a personal 15-minute Q&A session. Olivia’s sessions will be the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Open to all. Guests $10, Members Free.

 

Brief bio of Instructor: Olivia studied nutrition at Virginia Tech where she received a Bachelor of Science and then a Master of Science in nutrition. She completed supervised practice hours at The University of Virginia Health System and has been working as a registered dietitian there since. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, and cooking.

 

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 3

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Registered Dietitian Q and A (Jan 3)

Guest (Jan 3, 4pm) $10.00
Member (Jan 3, 4pm)
Control Alt Delete - Nutrition Class

Control Alt Delete - Nutrition Class

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 | 10:00am-10:45am

Control Alt Delete - Nutrition Class 

Wednesdays January 4-25, 10:00-10:45 am

This class will focus on helping people realize that achieving and maintaining a healthy diet is a life-long commitment. Fad diets may work in short term, but only good nutrition practices and an active lifestyle are successful long-term. Previous 10-year Division Manager of a National Diet Institute, Lenora Conway, will address various causes of overweight and the important role of behavior modification to achieve a regimen for healthy and sustainable weight control. The group will encourage fellow students to control nutrition and diet, find an alternative plan, and delete unproductive behavior. Open to all in any stage of health journey. Guests $20, Standard Members $10, Prime Members Free.

Material recommended: Notebook

3 Objectives Covered In Class:

  • Why have you chosen to take this class? What is your goal?
  • What are the factors that have led you to feel (or be) where you are in your weight journey? (discomfort, stress, anxiety, health issues, etc.)
  • How to develop the emotional tools, knowledge, and determination to achieve your goals.

 

Brief Bio on Instructor: 

10 years Division Manager of a National Diet Institute, training seminar leaders and managers in 25 states, Master's Degree in Education, and continuing Education in Behavior Modification. Previous Radio Talk Show Hostess, Syndicated Columnist, Public Speaker, and Musician.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 29

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Control Alt Delete - Nutrition Class

Guest (Jan 4-25, Wed.10 am) $20.00
Standard (Jan 4-25, Wed.10 am) $10.00
Prime (Jan 4-25, Wed.10 am)
Kickstart Your Health in January

Kickstart Your Health in January

Thursday, January 5, 2023 | 12:30pm-2:30pm

Thursdays January 5-26, 12:30 - 2:30 pm (series) 

R.N. and health educator, Mary Sherrill, introduces the award-winning Food for Life nutrition education and plant-based cooking class program. Mary provides an innovative approach to diet-related chronic diseases, weight management, and diet. Free and Open to all.

R.N. and health educator, Mary Sherrill, introduces the award-winning Food for Life nutrition education and plant-based cooking class program. Mary provides an innovative approach to diet-related chronic diseases, weight management, and diet. Since 2007, FFL has been a pioneer in delievering hands-on information about the direct role of plant-based nutrition and disease prevention to communities around the world. 

- Discover which foods are optimal for weight management

- Collect information on chronic illnesses that may be prevented and possibly reversed by a whole food plant-based diet

- Be empowered to be in control of your health

Free and Open to all. Registration necessary.

Brief Bio on Instructor: Mary is a self-proclaimed "senior", an R.N. and a health educator. She is a liscenced Food for Life instructor with the Physicians Commitee for Responsible Medicine. She would like to bring free classes to the community that contain the power we all have at "the ends of our forks" and "The Power Plate".

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Kickstart Your Health in January

RSVP (January, 12:30 pm)
Ballroom Dance - Thursdays January

Ballroom Dance - Thursdays January

Thursday, January 5, 2023 | 7:15pm-8:00pm

Thursdays January 5-26, 7:15–8:00 pm

In four sessions, learn basic steps to classic Ballroom dances such as the Rumba, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Tango with instruction Samuel Umbaugh. Ballroom dancing is the perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation. Prime members free; Standard members $30; Guests $45. 

Instructor Bio:
Samuel Umbaugh
 is an experienced competitive and social dancer. He began dancing ballet in high school, then transitioned into ballroom dance. With over 10 years of dance experience and 6 years of competitive ballroom, he has competed in competitions across the US and into Canada. He loves all styles of dance and wants to share that joy with others!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 31

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Ballroom Dance - Thursdays January

Prime (Jan 5-26)
Standard Jan (5-26) $30.00
Guest (5-26) $45.00
Make and Take Essential Oil Sprays

Make and Take Essential Oil Sprays

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Wednesday January 11, 1:00-2:00pm

As the new year gathers steam, fatigue and constant battling with germs can deplete us.  Aroma Therapist, Susan Loving, and will discuss the science of essential oils as well as the scent of essential oils with the help of Hospice Health Care Worker, Denise Smith. Attendees will make their own Immunity or Blues Buster room spray.  Learn the science behind the healing properties of essential oils, why certain scents can uplift us, and how to combine essential oils to increase health and wellness. For Members Only. 

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Brief bio of instructors:

Susan Loving is a trained aroma therapist through Aromahead Institute. She combines her training with a M.S. in communications and an M. Div to seek modalities that will assist clients to find peace and wellness at all stages of life.

Denise Smith has 25-years in health services and a background with 11 years in hospice care. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 8

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Make and Take Essential Oil Sprays

RSVP (Jan 11)
International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing (January 17-February 14)

International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing (January 17-February 14)

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 6:00pm-6:45pm

Tuesdays January 17- February 14, 6:00–6:45pm (5 sessions)

Learn the Cha-cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba, and Paso Doble with instructor Steven Babusko. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome. Prime Members free; Standard Members $30; Guests $45.

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Instructor Bio

Steven Babusko is professionally certified in four ballroom dance styles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard, and Latin. Originally from Hungary, he began dancing at Terry Dean's Ballroom Dance Studio (later Blue Light Ballroom) in 2013 and performed in 12 competitions with teacher Tara McGough. He has been teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio since July 2021.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 33

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International Latin Style Ballroom Dancing (January 17-February 14)

Guests (Jan 17-Feb 14, 6-6:45) $45.00
Standard Members (Jan 17-Feb 14, 6-6:45) $30.00
Prime Members (Jan 17-Feb 14, 6-6:45)
International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing (January 17-February 14)

International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing (January 17-February 14)

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 7:00pm-7:45pm

Tuesdays January 17-February 14, 7:00–7:45pm (5 sessions)

Learn the Waltz, Quickstep, Tango, Foxtrot, and Viennese Waltz with instructor Steven Babusko. All levels of dance backgrounds are welcome. Prime members free; Standard members $30; Guests $45.

As a courtesy to program leaders and participants, if you register for this class and are unable to attend, notify us 72 hours in advance by emailing programs@thecentercville.org

Instructor Bio

Steven Babusko is professionally certified in four ballroom dance styles: Smooth, Rhythm, Standard, and Latin. Originally from Hungary, he began dancing at Terry Dean's Ballroom Dance Studio (later Blue Light Ballroom) in 2013 and performed in 12 competitions with teacher Tara McGough. He has been teaching at Smooth Sailing Ballroom Dance Studio since July 2021.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 34

Pay for this event

International Standard Style Ballroom Dancing (January 17-February 14)

Guests (Jan 17-Feb 14, 7-7:45pm) $45.00
Standard Member (Jan 17-Feb 14, 7-7:45pm) $30.00
Prime (Jan 17-Feb 14, 7-7:45pm)
Ballroom Dance - Thursdays February

Ballroom Dance - Thursdays February

Thursday, February 2, 2023 | 7:15pm-8:00pm

Thursdays February 2-23, 7:15–8:00 pm

In four sessions, learn basic steps to classic Ballroom dances such as the Rumba, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Tango with instruction Samuel Umbaugh. Ballroom dancing is the perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, and mental stimulation. Prime members free; Standard members $30; Guests $45. 

Instructor Bio:
Samuel Umbaugh is an experienced competitive and social dancer. He began dancing ballet in high school, then transitioned into ballroom dance. With over 10 years of dance experience and 6 years of competitive ballroom, he has competed in competitions across the US and into Canada. He loves all styles of dance and wants to share that joy with others!

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 32

Pay for this event

Ballroom Dance - Thursdays February

Guest (Feb 2-23) $45.00
Standard (Feb 2-23) $30.00
Prime (Feb 2-23)
Kickstart Your Health

Kickstart Your Health

Friday, February 3, 2023 | 11:00am-1:00pm

Fridays February 3- March 3 (5 week series), 11:00am- 1:00 pm

R.N. and health educator, Mary Sherrill, introduces the award-winning Food for Life nutrition education and plant-based cooking class program. Mary provides an innovative approach to diet-related chronic diseases, weight management, and diet. Since 2007, FFL has been a pioneer in delivering hands-on information about the direct role of plant-based nutrition and disease prevention to communities around the world. 

- Discover which foods are optimal for weight management

- Collect information on chronic illnesses that may be prevented and possibly reversed by a whole food plant-based diet

- Be empowered to be in control of your health

Free and Open to all. Registration necessary.

 

Brief Bio on Instructor: Mary is a self-proclaimed "senior", an R.N. and a health educator. She is a licensed Food for Life instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. She would like to bring free classes to the community that contain the power we all have at "the ends of our forks" and "The Power Plate".

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 23

Pay for this event

Kickstart Your Health

RSVP (Feb 3-March 3, 11am)
Senior Golf

Senior Golf

Monday, May 1, 2023 | 7:30am-12:00pm

Golf will return on Monday May, 1 2023!

The Spring kick-off golf meeting wil be held on Monday, April 3 at 10 am at The Center.

This group is open to all senior golfers (men & women) from beginner to advanced levels playing at Meadowcreek Golf Course every Monday, May through October. We welcome folks who have just learned the game and want to learn more while having fun; however, this is not an “instructional” league. It is assumed that everyone knows the basics of golf as well as the etiquette and rules. We play Ready Golf, loosely organized into “Equally Capable Foursomes” and our tee times begin at 7:30 am. Walk, ride, play the back nine or go for the full eighteen! Come enjoy meeting new players or old friends while taking in the fresh air and the beautiful Virginia scenery. We try to match players of similar abilities, and no one takes the game too seriously. To speed up play and for the benefits of all players, please review the rules of Ready Golf before participating.  A $20 season fee applies, plus Meadowbrook green fees each week.  If you love the game of golf and would like to join like-minded folks, you are invited!  For more information, please contact Denny Berry, Senior Golf President, at 202-468-8441 or dennymberry@gmail.com

Open to all.

Location: Offsite