Health and Fitness

Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE)

Tai Chi Mornings (ONLINE)

Friday, July 30, 2021 | 8:30-9:30am

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)

Standard Members (per month) -August $36.00
Prime/Charter Members -August $0.00
Tai Chi (ON SITE)

Tai Chi (ON SITE)

Friday, July 30, 2021 | 8:30-9:30am

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 (ON SITE)

Standard Members (August) $36.00
Prime Members (August) $0.00
Primetime Fitness  (ON SITE)

Primetime Fitness (ON SITE)

Friday, July 30, 2021 | 9:15-10:15am

MONDAY-FRIDAY, 9:15 AM

Join certified instructors, Maggie Schmidt on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays; and Carolyn Altenderfer on Wednesdays and Fridays.  This class is 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.

Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Primetime Fitness (ON SITE)

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

Primetime Fitness (ONLINE)

Friday, July 30, 2021 | 9:15-10:15am

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 certified instructor, Maggie Schmidt for this 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's class 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 (August) $38.00
Prime/Charter Members (August) $0.00
Tone and Groove (ON SITE)

Tone and Groove (ON SITE)

Friday, July 30, 2021 | 9:45-10:45am

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 (August) $30.00
Prime Members (August) $0.00
Balance with Beth

Balance with Beth

Friday, July 30, 2021 | 10:45-11:45am

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!

Join instructor and personal trainer, Beth Valorz for this class. The class is free for members in July. 

Beginning in August, the class is $25 for Standard Members; free for Prime Members.   

Register below.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Balance with Beth

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

Friday Fitness with Alex (ONLINE)

Friday, July 30, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

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)

Standard and Prime Members (August) $0.00
Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Hiking-Monday (Offsite)

Monday, August 2, 2021 | 9:00-3:00pm

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 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 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, August 2, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

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 Class

Silver Swans Ballet Class

Monday, August 2, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

Mondays, 11:00am-12:00pm

Whether you're a seasoned professional or brand new to dance, this class is a great way to move. 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 Class

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

Balance and Stabilization (ONLINE)

Monday, August 2, 2021 | 11:45-12:45pm

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 (August) $30.00
Prime/Charter Members (August) $0.00
Standard Members (September) $30.00
Prime Members (September) $0.00
Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE)

Balance and Stabilization (ON SITE)

Monday, August 2, 2021 | 11:45-12:45pm

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 (August) $30.00
Prime Members (August) $0.00
Standard Members (September) $30.00
Prime Members (September) $0.00
Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Ageless Grace (ONLINE)

Monday, August 2, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

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 (August) $30.00
Prime members (August) $0.00
Senior Softball:  The Retreads

Senior Softball: The Retreads

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 9:00-12:00pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am-12:00pm

We have warm ups and batting practice at 9 AM  every Tuesday and Thursday until mid October. The warm ups are followed by a 9 inning scrimmage game with first pitch at   9:30.  Get out your softball shoes and glove and have a ball! The Retreads welcome all fitness and experience levels, as long as you’re 55+ (men) or 40+ (women). Most players are 65+. We believe in teamwork—sluggers can request a runner to cover the bases! There is a $25 fee payable to the Retreads that helps to pay for equipment, awards, web site and other expenses. For more information visit  www.charlottesvilleretreads.org

Open to all.

Location: Darden Towe Park

Contact: Larry Stremikis 434-328-2420

Hearing Screenings

Hearing Screenings

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 10:00-12:00pm

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

Take advantage of free hearing screenings provided by Dr. Anne Delaney of the Delaney Hearing Center.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Arthritis Exercise (Online)

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

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 (August) $30.00
Prime members (August) $0.00
Arthritis Exercise (ON SITE)

Arthritis Exercise (ON SITE)

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

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 (August) $30.00
Prime Members (August) $0.00
Stretch for Balance and Strength (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Stretch for Balance and Strength (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 11:45-12:45pm

Tuesdays, 11:45pm-12:45pm

The weekly class will take you through 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. For Center Members. Standard Members- $25/month; Prime members- included in membership.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Stretch for Balance and Strength (ON SITE and ONLINE)

Standard Members (August) $25.00
Prime Members (August) $0.00
Chair Yoga (ON SITE)

Chair Yoga (ON SITE)

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 2:00-3:00pm

Tuesdays, 2:00pm-3:00pm

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. Free for Prime and Standard Members.  No registration necessary.

 

Members only.

Location: The Center

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ONLINE)

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ONLINE)

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 3:30-4:30pm

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 (per month) -August $25.00
Prime Members - August $0.00
Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ON SITE)

Move to the Rhythm Dance Party (ON SITE)

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 3:30-4:30pm

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

Beginning Line Dance - Evening

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 5:00-6:00pm

Tuesday evenings starting July 6, 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

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance - Evening

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance - Evening

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 6:00-8:00pm

Tuesday evenings from6-8 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

Boot Camp NEW!

Boot Camp NEW!

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

Tuesdays, beginning July 6, 6:00-7:00 pm

Boot Camp - NEW!
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 NEW!

Prime members free (August) $0.00
Standard members and guests (August) $30.00
Zumba with Alexys - Evenings

Zumba with Alexys - Evenings

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 7:00-8:00pm

Tuesdays, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Zumba with Alexys combines cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility to create a fun, dance-inspired workout. The movements draw from Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances including Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Reggaeton, and Hip-Hop. The objective of this class is to promote healthy lifestyles in participants of all ages. This class includes multiple variations to challenge and engage participants at all movement levels. Zumba with Alexys also prioritizes safety and incorporates warm-up and cool-down segments to minimize risk of injury. Additionally, this class is designed to improve cardiovascular health and endurance by alternating high and low-intensity movements. Open to all!

Alexys studied dance during her undergraduate career, earning a Minor in Dance from North Carolina A&T State University. Alexys is a certified Zumba Instructor and has received educational training in Virtual Zumba and Instructor Leadership. She has been teaching Virtual Zumba for the past year during the pandemic with regular attendance on the weekends. Alexys has also taught Zumba classes for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Albemarle NAACP, and the Black Women of Central Virginia.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Zumba with Alexys - Evenings

Standard members and guests (August) $25.00
Prime members (August) $0.00
July 27 (free)
Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? -Evening

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? -Evening

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 7:00-8:00pm

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

RSVP (August 3)
Hiking-Wednesday (Offsite)

Hiking-Wednesday (Offsite)

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 9:00-3:00pm

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 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 (ON SITE)

Senior Fitness (ON SITE)

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

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 (August) $0.00
Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Senior Fitness (ONLINE)

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

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 (August) $0.00
Square Dancing Lessons - New Time!

Square Dancing Lessons - New Time!

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 | 12:30-1:30pm

Beginning June 23, Square Dance will meet on Wednesdays, 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, August 4, 2021 | 2:30-4:00pm

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

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Ivy Creek Walking Group

Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 9:00-10:00am

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 Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 10:30-11:30am

 Thursdays, 10:30am-11:30am

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.  If you "used to" tap, it's not too late to dust off your tap shoes and re-learn this skill.

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

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Dancing Lessons - Beginners (ON SITE)

Standard Members (August) $40.00
Prime Members (August) $0.00
 Tap Dancing Lessons- Intermediate (ON SITE)

Tap Dancing Lessons- Intermediate (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 11:30-12:30pm

Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30pm

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 Dancing Lessons- Intermediate (ON SITE)

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

Unwind Yoga

Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

Thursdays, 12:00pm-1:00pm (ON SITE BEGINNING AUGUST 5)

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

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

NIA - Moving to Heal (ONLINE)

Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 12:00-1:00pm

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 (August) $25.00
Prime members (August) $0.00
International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

International Folk Dance (ON SITE)

Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 2:30-4:00pm

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 (August 5)

Fitness Room Orientation (August 5)

Thursday, August 5, 2021 | 4:15-5:15pm

Thursdays, 4:15pm-5:15pm

(fka Getting on Track with Your Fitness Program)
Make the most of your work out! Join 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 about each machine, tracking your personal routine and more.  Space is limited to 6 people per sessionThis class is also taught at 6:00 PM on alternate Thursdays. 
Free and open to all. Registration required below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Fitness Room Orientation (August 5)

Members and Guests (August 5) $0.00
Beginning Line Dance (ON SITE)

Beginning Line Dance (ON SITE)

Friday, August 6, 2021 | 12:00-1:30pm

Fridays, 12:00pm-1:30pm

CLASS WILL NOT MEET JULY 30.

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 (ON SITE)

Improvers/Intermediate Line Dance (ON SITE)

Friday, August 6, 2021 | 1:30-4:00pm

Class will not Meet on July 30.

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

Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (Onsite and online)

Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (Onsite and online)

Thursday, August 12, 2021 | 1:00-2:00pm

 

August 12:  What Is My Risk for Falling - and How Can I Decrease It

September 16:  Your Healthspan - Living a Healthier & More Active Lifespan

 

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

  

If joining remotely, click here a few minutes prior to 1 pm. 

https://zoom.us/j/7372071984?pwd=dnJjUEsvME1tWVNPVEdVUVVZU2U3dz09

 

Darcy Higgins, PT, DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Human Movement Specialist.  He is a clinician and the Regional Director of Operations for SPECTRUM Physical Therapy, part of the Ivy Rehab Network. Darcy has enjoyed supporting the Charlottesville community as a speaker and class instructor over the past 30+ years with SPECTRUM.  

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Move for Health with Darcy Higgins (Onsite and online)

RSVP to attend on site (August 12)
RSVP to attend on site (September 16)
Fitness Room Orientation - Evenings (August 12)

Fitness Room Orientation - Evenings (August 12)

Thursday, August 12, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

Every other Thursday from 6:00-7:00 pm 

This program is also offered at 4:15 pm on alternate Thursdays.

Make the most of your work out! Join 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 about each machine, tracking your personal routine and more.  Space is limited to 6 people per session. 

Free and open to all. Registration required below. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Fitness Room Orientation - Evenings (August 12)

Members and Guests (August 12) $0.00
Vinyasa yoga - New!

Vinyasa yoga - New!

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 8:30-9:30am

Wednesdays, beginning August 18, 8:30-9:30 am

Try the August 18 or August 25 class out for free (please register for only one!) Space is limited.

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.

Prime members free; standard members $25/month beginning in September.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Vinyasa yoga - New!

August 18 (free)
August 25 (free)
September (Standard members) $25.00
September (Prime Members) $0.00
Hearing Health (ON SITE AND ONLINE)

Hearing Health (ON SITE AND ONLINE)

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 10:00-11:00am

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, July 21, 10:00-11:00 am
Comparing Apples to Oranges in Hearing Aids The hearing aid world is a confusing one.  Top of the line, middle level technology, $7,000, $595...how do you know what to do? Learn about the hearing aids that are available now, how much you need or should spend, what you get for your money and why it matters to you and your hearing.
 
Wednesday, August 18, 10:00-11:00 am
How to Clean and Maintain Your Hearing Aids  Learn quick tips and tricks to keep your hearing aids in top condition for optimal performance! Whether you've been wearing hearing aids for years, or are just thinking about it now, you will see how easy and quick it is to take care of your hearing aids.
 

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 (ON SITE AND ONLINE)

RSVP(Onsite AUGUST 18)
Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (ON SITE)

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (ON SITE)

Friday, August 20, 2021 | 11:00-12:00pm

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.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Has Your Get Up and Go Got Up and Left? (ON SITE)

RSVP (August 20)
Canning with Kathy (ONLINE)

Canning with Kathy (ONLINE)

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 | 4:00-5:30pm

Join Kathy Kildea from her home kitchen via Zoom and learn the safe and tested water bath canning method from start to finish.  Kathy has 50 years’ experience teaching many cooking classes and is well versed on the USDA guidelines of this time-honored tradition.  You will learn the process to preserve fruits, pickles, jams, tomatoes and other high-acid foods. Using either home grown produce or market fare enjoy the quality and economy of summer’s bounty all year round! Free and open to all. 

About Kathy

Kathy has been canning for 50 years, learning first from her mother and grandmother and more recently learning updated guidelines from the USDA, Ball Fresh Preserving Company, Virginia Cooperative Extension Service, and the National Center for Home Food Preservation (University of Georgia). She has taught many canning classes in conjunction with the "Discover You Can" program sponsored by Ball at farmers markets across the US, and has taught many cooking classes over Zoom for families and friends during the pandemic. 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86835660427

Meeting ID: 868 3566 0427

Open to all.

Location: Online

Zumba (ON SITE)

Zumba (ON SITE)

Thursday, September 2, 2021 | 4:30-5:15pm

Thursdays, 4:30pm-5:15pm

CLASS WILL BE ON SUMMER HIATUS FROM JUNE 24-AUGUST 26. IT WILL RESUME ON SEPTEMBER 2.

Ditch the workout, join the party! Often called “exercise in disguise”, Zumba is a dance party inspired by Latin and international moves and music. The steps are easy to follow and adaptable to all fitness levels. Improve cardiovascular fitness, de-stress, and have fun! Join certified fitness instructor, Christine Thalwitz who has been dancing and teaching group exercise in the Charlottesville area for more than 30 years. Standard members and guests- $25/month; Prime members are free!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BELOW.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Zumba (ON SITE)

Standard Members and Guests (Aug) $25.00
Prime Members (Aug) $0.00
Tap Your Troubles Away

Tap Your Troubles Away

Thursday, September 2, 2021 | 5:00-5:45pm

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. Come increase your cardio and have fun. Monthly fee - Prime Members: free, Standard Members and Guests $30.00. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Tap Your Troubles Away

Members and guests fee $30.00
Prime Members $0.00
New to Medicare?

New to Medicare?

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

September 28, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Turning 65? Retiring and leaving an employer health plan? Questions about Medicare and what to do?

Randy Rodgers, JABA’s Insurance Counseling Manager, will give you the most up-to-date information and answer all your questions.  JABA’s Insurance Counseling department is part of the Federal SHIP program.  The government has set this program up so that you can have unbiased help with Medicare. Open to all.  Register below.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

New to Medicare?

RSVP (September 28) $0.00
Transitions: Learning to Live with Loss - NEW

Transitions: Learning to Live with Loss - NEW

October 1-10, 2021

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 sonja.fahy@hopva.org to register.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 4:00-8:00pm

Medicare Open Enrollment

Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 19 – December 7, 4:00pm – 8:00pm (Except Thursday, November 25)

Provided by JABA’s Insurance Counseling Department

 

Medicare Open Enrollment is just around the corner.  This is the opportunity Medicare beneficiaries have to make adjustments with their Part D or Medicare Advantage plans. 

Every year, these plans make changes that could affect you.  Many people don’t realize it until after the first of the year, and then it is too late and they are stuck with a plan that doesn’t work for them.

You may not understand why checking your Medicare plans during Open Enrollment is important.  In the 2019 Open Enrollment, JABA helped save people in the Charlottesville area $1.8 million dollars.

The extensively trained volunteers at JABA’s Insurance Counseling department are part of the Federal SHIP program.  The government has set this program up so that you can have unbiased help with Medicare. 

This year JABA will be doing Open Enrollment counseling sessions at The Center on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  Call 434-817-5248 to request an appointment at this or any of JABA’s other counseling sites. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Discovering Scuba

Discovering Scuba

Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 6:00-7:00pm

Have you ever thought about adding scuba to your travel activities? Scuba diving is an activity suitable for adventurers of all ages. Come hear Chip Earle, PADI Master Diver Instructor and Owner of Dive Connections, share about the many opportunities and benefits diving provides – physiological benefits, learning about ocean health, local opportunities to experience scuba and weightlessness underwater. Chip has trained over 2,000 students and provided over 200 trips to divers from the Central Virginia area. He also founded SeaDevil, a Charlottesville based dive club, and created and founded Scuba Jam, a Labor Day event for youth divers throughout the area.

Free and open to the community

Open to all.

Location: The Center

RSVP for this event online

Discovering Scuba

RSVP $0.00