Health and Fitness

Tai Chi (December)

Tai Chi (December)

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 8:30am-9:30am

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

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. 

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 online

Tai Chi (December)

Standard Members (December) $36.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Tai Chi Mornings - ONLINE (December)

Tai Chi Mornings - ONLINE (December)

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 8:30am-9:30am

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

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. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:45am-9:45am - beginners should start on a Monday.

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: Online

Pay for this event online

Tai Chi Mornings - ONLINE (December)

Standard Members (December) $36.00
Prime/Charter Members (December) $0.00
Equipped Fitness Room is Open (M,W,F)

Equipped Fitness Room is Open (M,W,F)

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 8:30am-4:30pm

The Center's equipped fitness room is open to members. The fee is included with a prime membership. The fee is $15 per month for those with a standard membership and payment can be made below. You do not need to register for a specific time to use the equipped fitness room; you are welcome to exercise anytime between 8:30 am-4:30 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 8:30 am-8:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Equipped Fitness Room is Open (M,W,F)

Standard Members (August) $15.00
Standard Members (September) $15.00
Primetime Fitness  (on-site)

Primetime Fitness (on-site)

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 9:15am-10:15am

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9:15 AM

MONDAYS-FRIDAYS, 9:15 AM

THE FEE FOR STANDARD MEMBERS WILL BE $38/MONTH including Wednesday's class. (IT IS FREE FOR PRIME/CHARTER MEMBERS) 

Join this Primetime Fitness class designed to build cardio-vascular strength, tone your muscles, and improve balance. It includes low-impact aerobics, body toning and stretching exercises. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Wednesday and Friday classes will be taught by Carolyn Altenderfer and will have a seperate online access link.

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

Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (on-site)

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

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 9:15am-10:15am

MONDAYS-FRIDAYS, 9:15 AM

THE FEE FOR STANDARD MEMBERS WILL BE $38/MONTH including Wednesday's class. (IT IS FREE FOR PRIME/CHARTER MEMBERS) 

Join this Primetime Fitness class designed to build cardio-vascular strength, tone your muscles, and improve balance. It includes low-impact aerobics, body toning and stretching exercises. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Wear good athletic shoes and comfortable clothes.

Wednesday and Friday classes will be taught by Carolyn Altenderfer and will have a seperate online access link.

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

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Standard Members (December) $38.00
Prime/Charter Members (December) $0.00
Tone and Groove (ON SITE)

Tone and Groove (ON SITE)

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 9:45am-10:45am

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.  Join Christine Bostic,  The Center's Massage Therapist and instructor of: Yoga & Shake Your Soul (The Yoga of Dance)

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tone and Groove (ON SITE)

Standard Members (December) $30.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Balance with Beth (December)

Balance with Beth (December)

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 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

Pay for this event online

Balance with Beth (December)

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

Friday Fitness with Alex - ONLINE (December)

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 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

Pay for this event online

Friday Fitness with Alex - ONLINE (December)

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

Beginning Line Dance

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 12:00pm-1:30pm

Fridays, 12:00pm-1:30pm

CLASS WILL NOT MEET AUGUST 6.

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 3, 2021 | 1:30pm-4:00pm

Fridays, 1:30pm-4:00pm

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

Transitions: Learning to Live with Loss

Transitions: Learning to Live with Loss

Friday, December 3, 2021 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

Transitions:  Learning to Live with Loss

A program sponsored by Hospice of the Piedmont’s Center for Grief and Healing

Fridays for 10 weeks, October 1-December 10 (class will not meet Nov. 26), 3:00pm-4:30pm.

 

Transitions: Learning to Live with Loss will be starting a new series on October 1.  Join Rene Bond, LCSW and bereavement counselor with Hospice of the Piedmont for this life-changing program.  It is for people still adjusting to loss after a year or more, who are now feeling “stuck” and needing additional support in re-establishing personal contacts, connections, and sense of purpose in life.  The focus is on self-determined “steps” rather than “cure” and on discovering our inner resources and those of each other.  There will be a 2-week break between the end of this series and the beginning of the next one.  During this period participants can practice what they have learned and decide if they would like to register for the next 10-week series.

Free and open to all but space is limited.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call Hospice of the Piedmont at 434-817-6915 or email teresa.haase@hopva.org to register.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 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 Oct-Dec 2021 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

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Chair Yoga (ONLINE)

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 10:30am-11:30am

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

Chair Yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Chair Yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. Complicated maneuvers and complex movements are not present in a chair yoga class. Within this type of yoga class, you can cover standing, seated and prone postures. Students can learn many kinds of yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and ways of relaxation, with the aid of a chair. This class is taught by member Julie Horne. Please email Sam Johnson for instuctions on how to join the class. No registration necessary.

Members only.

Location: Online

Silver Swans Ballet II (December)

Silver Swans Ballet II (December)

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 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 SilverSwans 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

Pay for this event online

Silver Swans Ballet II (December)

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

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 11:45am-12:45pm

Mondays and Thursdays, 11:45am-12:45pm

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. 

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

YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

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

Balance and Stabilization (on-site)

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 11:45am-12:45pm

Mondays and Thursdays, 11:45am - 12:45pm

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

Pay for this event online

Balance and Stabilization (on-site)

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

Silver Swans Ballet I (December)

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 12:15pm-1:15pm

Meets Mondays at 12:15 pm

If you've never taken ballet, have limited experience or physical contraints, 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

Pay for this event online

Silver Swans Ballet I (December)

Center Members (December) $0.00
Guests (December) $25.00
Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Monday, December 6, 2021 | 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.  

YOU WILL RECEIVE INFO ON HOW TO JOIN IN ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW:

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Standard members per month (December) $30.00
Prime members (December) $0.00
Hearing Screenings

Hearing Screenings

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 10:00am-12:00pm

First Tuesday of every month, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Take advantage of free hearing screenings provided by Dr. Anne Delaney of Delaney Hearing Center. These are offered on a drop-in basis when we have Try It Out Tuesday at The Center.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Arthritis Exercise (ON SITE)

Arthritis Exercise (ON SITE)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise (ON SITE)

Standard Members (December) $30.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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

Pay for this event online

Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Standard members per month (December) $30.00
Prime members (December) $0.00
Stretch for Balance and Strength (December)

Stretch for Balance and Strength (December)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 11:45am-12:45pm

Tuesdays, 11:45pm-12:45pm

 

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 14.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Stretch for Balance and Strength (December)

Prime Members (December) $0.00
Standard Members (December) $25.00
Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ONLINE)

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ONLINE)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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.

REGISTER IN ADVANCE BELOW. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH INFORMATION ON HOW TO OBTAIN THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ONLINE)

Standard Members (December) $25.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ON SITE)

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ON SITE)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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

Pay for this event online

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ON SITE)

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

Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 5:00pm-6:00pm

Tuesday 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

Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 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 and guests $30/month. Registration required.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Boot Camp

Prime members free (December) $0.00
Standard members and guests (December) $30.00
Evening Tai Chi - ONLINE (December)

Evening Tai Chi - ONLINE (December)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 5:15pm-6:00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:15-6:00PM

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. ONCE YOU REGISTER, YOU WILL GET A "THANK YOU FROM THE CENTER" RECEIPT WITH THE ZOOM LINK AND PASSWORD.
 

Standard members will be $35 per month; Prime members are free.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

Evening Tai Chi - ONLINE (December)

Standard Members (December) $35.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance - Evening

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance - Evening

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 6:00pm-8:00pm

Tuesday evenings from 6-8 pm beginning July 6
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

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? -Evening (December 7)

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? -Evening (December 7)

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 | 6:45pm-7:45pm

1st Tuesday of each month.   

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.  Pete will discuss the factors of aging that you can change, 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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? -Evening (December 7)

RSVP (December 7)
Vinyasa Yoga (December)

Vinyasa Yoga (December)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 8:30am-9:30am

Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30 am

In this Vinyasa style class, explore breath and movement through a series of standing, seated and reclined asanas (poses). These asanas can be modified to increase / decrease intensity and depth of each pose according to the individual. Vinyasa style yoga is a dynamic and athletic practice that brings awareness to breath and positioning of the body through smooth, continuous transitions. Join yoga practitioner, Heidi Graham. Beginning in October, Christine Bostic will be the instructor.

Register below. Prime members free; standard members $25/month; guests $35/month beginning in September.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Vinyasa Yoga (December)

Standard Members (November) $25.00
Prime members (November) $0.00
Guests (November) $35.00
Hiking-Wednesday (Offsite)

Hiking-Wednesday (Offsite)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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 Oct-Dec 2021 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

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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

Pay for this event online

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Standard and Prime Members (December) $0.00
Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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

Pay for this event online

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

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

Square Dancing Lessons

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Ping Pong (ON SITE)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 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

Cooking Demo - Overnight Oats

Cooking Demo - Overnight Oats

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

Join UVA Dietetic Interns at The Center and discover several delicious and nutritious ways to prepare overnight oats. These cozy meals are packed full of nutrients and can be eaten hot or cold - a great breakfast option for when you're busy or just need a quick and simple meal to make. Recipes and samples will be provided. Members only.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Sorry, this event has sold out!

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 9:00am-10:00am

If you enjoy a brisk hike on nature trails, join us!

We meet in the Ivy Creek Natural Area parking lot at 9:00AM  every Thursday morning and return at 10:00 AM. Ivy Creek walks are energetic and fast-paced over approximately two miles of various trails. Some areas are steep, rocky and narrow so good hiking shoes and a walking stick are recommended, as well as a bottle of water to stay hydrated. Not recommended for anyone with balance or health issues.

Walkers must be members of The Center. Per Ivy Creek requirements, which are based on Albemarle County Parks and Recreation regulations, groups with programs affiliated with Ivy Creek must be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to walk without a mask.

 

Point of contact is Patty Kalbfleisch, email: PLK092015@outlook.com; phone: (434) 270-7990 .

Members only.

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

Tap Lessons - Intermediate (December)

Tap Lessons - Intermediate (December)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 10:30am-11:30am

Thursdays, 10:30am-11:30am

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

Pay for this event online

Tap Lessons - Intermediate (December)

Standard Members (December) $40.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
 Tap Lessons- Advanced (December)

Tap Lessons- Advanced (December)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 11:30am-12:30pm

Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30pm

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

Pay for this event online

Tap Lessons- Advanced (December)

Standard Members (December) $40.00
Prime Members (December) $0.00
Unwind Yoga (December)

Unwind Yoga (December)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Thursdays, 12:00pm-1:00pm 

Yoga to Unwind

In this class we will use various movement approaches including:  hatha yoga, qigong, somatics, restorative yoga to deeply relax the nervous system, gently release and stretch tight muscles, connect with our breath through awareness and connect to a community of other people enjoying yoga. Join Christine Bostic.

Suggested supplies: Hand and Bath towel 

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Unwind Yoga (December)

Prime Members (December) $0.00
Standard Members (December) $25.00
NIA - Moving to Heal  (ONLINE)

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Nia is a holistic fitness practice that combines dance, martial arts & healing arts (mindfulness). It is 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.

Nia 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. This class will help you feel better move by move, breath by breath. Each class has a focus & intention to assist you in “Dancing Through Life”.

For over 35 years Nia has been helping people use movement to feel better. Your body is designed to move! No matter what your physical circumstances, you can use movement as medicine.

Join Sheila Queen, NIA Blue Belt and Moving to Heal Instructor.

ONCE YOU REGISTER BELOW (IN ADVANCE), YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL RECEIPT WITH INFORMATION ON HOW TO OBTAIN THE ZOOM LINK.

Members only.

Location: Online

Pay for this event online

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Standard members (December) $25.00
Prime members (December) $0.00
Move for Health (onsite and online)

Move for Health (onsite and online)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 1 pm.

Darcy Higgins, PT, DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Human Movement Specialist. 

December 9:  Moving Your Body Well - Human Movement Essentials
 

Free and open to all. If attending on-site, please RSVP below.

If joining remotely, click on the link below a few minutes prior to 1 pm: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85643508289

 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Move for Health (onsite and online)

RSVP to attend on site (December 9)
International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fitness Room Orientation - Evenings (December 9)

Fitness Room Orientation - Evenings (December 9)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 | 5:00pm-6:15pm

Every other Thursday from 5:00pm-6:15pm 

This program is also offered at 3:30pm on alternate Thursdays.

Make the most of your work out through this hands-on class with experienced personal trainers, Pete Cross and Beth Valorz as they walk you through the many facets of an effective work out in The Center’s fitness room.

You will learn how to use each machine at a setting appropriate to you, receive a personalized exercise routine on a card that will help you track your future workouts, and learn how to improve the benefits of walking and other heart-focused exercises.  Space is limited to 6 people per session. 

Free and open to all. Class size is limited to 3 people. You must be registered to attend. Deadline for registering is 12 noon the day of the class.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Fitness Room Orientation - Evenings (December 9)

Members and Guests (December 9) $0.00
Members and Guests (January 6)
Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | 9:30am-10:30am

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

3rd Tuesday of every month 

PLEASE NOTE!! THE DECEMBER MEETING WILL BE ON THE 2ND TUESDAY (DECEMBER 14)

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

Pay for this event online

Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group

RSVP (December 14)
Hearing Health with Evolution Hearing (ON SITE AND ONLINE)

Hearing Health with Evolution Hearing (ON SITE AND ONLINE)

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 10:00am-11:00am

Third Wednesday of every month, 10:00am-11:00am

Join Dr. Kristin Koch , Audiologist at Evolution Hearing.  Free and open to all.   Registration required if attending on-site.

 
Wednesday, December 15, 10:00-11:00 am
Do You Think It's Just about YourHearing?
Research shows there are many reasons why wearing hearing aids are beneficial for your overall health and mental fitness.  From decreasing your risk of depression to keeping you steady on your feet, your hearing impacts your health every day.  

 

Register below if you are planning to attend on-site. (You do not need to register if joining by Zoom)

 
If joining by Zoom, click on this link a few minutes prior to the program.

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

Meeting ID: 815 5048 137

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Hearing Health with Evolution Hearing (ON SITE AND ONLINE)

RSVP (Onsite DECEMBER 15)
Fitness Room Orientation (December 2)

Fitness Room Orientation (December 2)

Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 3:30pm-4:45pm

Thursdays, 3:30pm-4:45 pm 

Make the most of your work out through this hands-on class with experienced personal trainers, Pete Cross and Beth Valorz as they walk you through the many facets of an effective work out in The Center’s fitness room. 

You will learn how to use each machine at a setting appropriate to you, receive a personalized exercise routnine on a card that will help you track your future workouts, and learn how to improve the benefits of walking and other heart-focused exercises.  Space is limited to 6 people per session. This class is taught on alternate Thursdays at 6:15pm.

Free and open to all. Registration required below. Deadline for registering is 12 noon the day of the class.

 
 
 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Fitness Room Orientation (December 2)

Members and Guests (December 16)
Members and Guests (January 13)
Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left?

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left?

Friday, December 17, 2021 | 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.  Pete will discuss the factors of aging that you can change, 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.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left?

RSVP (December 17)
Energy Clinic Lunch and Learn

Energy Clinic Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 | 12:00pm-1:00pm

Did you know you may be eligible to receive thousands of dollars’ worth of energy-efficiency products & services with LEAP, Dominion, and the City of Charlottesville? And the income threshold may be higher than you expect. For example, the qualifying income level for seniors is $112,680. The Charlottesville Climate Collaborative (C3) wants to help homeowners and renters save money, save energy, and help the planet by accessing this public funding. Join C3’s Residential Climate and Equity Program Manager Latricia Giles for an energy clinic lunch and learn at The Center. Free and open to all. Register by emailing Latricia no later than January 11th.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Cooking Demo - Fiesta Foods

Cooking Demo - Fiesta Foods

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 3:00pm-4:30pm

Spice up your day with a fiesta of a cooking demo from the UVA Dietetic Interns! Learn how to make a dipping trio of guacamole, salsa, and queso. These appetizers are great on their own, together, or paired with a Mexican dish and are an easy addition to any meal or potluck. Recipes include fresh ingredients that will brighten up this winder month. Members only, free. Space limited. 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 15

RSVP for this event online

Cooking Demo - Fiesta Foods

RSVP $0.00
Self Defense for Seniors

Self Defense for Seniors

Thursday, March 10, 2022 | 1:30pm-3:00pm

Black belt Taekwondo instructor Cindy Kyle will teach a basic self-defense program for Seniors. Learn and practice some self-defense techniques, and how to become more aware of your surroundings which can help prevent attacks. Handouts included. Cost: Prime Members free, Standard Members $10.00, Guests, $15.00. Register here.

About the instructor:

Cindy Kyle is a 2nd Dan black belt in traditional Taekwondo, having trained in the martial art for 23 years. She has taught self-defense for women, and has previously taught a workshop on travel safety for seniors at the Center.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Seats available: 14

Pay for this event online

Self Defense for Seniors

Guests $15.00
Prime and Standard Members $0.00