Fitness

Exploration of the many faces of movement

Somatics & Fitness

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Gymnastic Strength and Mobility Circuit Training
Instructor: Joseph Sargent
Date: Mondays
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Price: $16 drop in, $140 for 10-class card

Build a foundation of strength and mobility through gymnastic circuit training. Sequences of exercises will develop core, upper, and lower body strength, while preserving joint integrity.

Students will learn to develop strength, coordinative control, and active joint mobility, through movements utilizing their own body-weight and the floor, wall, gymnastic rings, stall bars, resistance bands, and more. This is a perfect class for anyone looking to tone and strengthen their bodies safely and progressively, or for athletes looking to create strong, resilient joints that can absorb the stresses of their sport.

For questions or to register in advance, email Joe at joseph.b.sargent@gmail.com


Stretching 101
Instructor: Kevin Comeau
Date: Wednesdays
Time: 12-12:45pm
Price: $18 drop-in, $60 for 4-class series

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Explore your true length!  Stretching is an activity most admire, but few do.  Many factors keep people from starting a flexibility program.  Two of the most common are: embarrassment over the current state of affairs (I’m stiff!), and confusion over how to proceed. In this 4-week class, we will start from the beginning and build a solid base of knowledge about flexibility.  We will answer the following questions:

What is a stretch?  How does it differ from strengthening muscles?
What difference will stretching make?
What is the anatomy behind stretching?
How often should I stretch?  How long do I hold one?
Are there different ways of stretching?  Which is best for me?

Each class will last 45 minutes, and include:

Brief discussion and check-in
Warmup
Featured stretches and modalities
Quiet relaxation
Optional homework

The class is open to anyone who wants to explore his or her capacity for greater suppleness, and by extension, greater ease of movement and day to day comfort.  No previous experience is assumed.

For questions or to register, email Kevin at kevincomeau1989@gmail.com


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Barre Fusion

Instructor: Kate Adams
Date: Fridays, starting January 4 (January 4 class is by donation to Vital Communities)
Time: 8:30-9:30am
Price: $18 drop in, $160 for 10-class series

This class is an athletic workout specifically designed to strengthen and lengthen the body. The class is fueled by upbeat music and efficiently flows through each muscle group, creating endurance and stamina through strength training and increased flexibility through stretching. The movements are influenced by classical ballet barre methods, yoga, and Pilates.

Kate Adams received her 200hr YTT at Kripalu in Stockbridge, MA in 2012 and has been practicing and teaching ever since. She is a Level III Reiki Practitioner and completed her Barre training at Mighty Yoga with Magnolia Barre in 2017. She has a BA in Fine and Performing Arts and Arts Management, and works at the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College. 

For questions or to register, email Kate at kateeadams134@gmail.com


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 Head-to-toe on the go  Cardio Conditioning
Instructor: Dr. Laleh Talebian
Date: TBD

This class is in a circuit format, with multiple stations and various components, including strength building, resistance training, core conditioning, balance and stability, and cardiovascular training.The basic structure of the class remains the same, however, the stations and exercises change weekly in order to keep you engaged, challenged, and invigorated each week. You will leave this class feeling challenged but energized, motivated and excited to return.

For questions or to register, email Laleh at contact@drlaleh.com