Activity center

Get in shape/stay in shape at the 60+ activity center | Community

You deserve to take care of yourself. The Newport 60+ Activity Center offers plenty of opportunities to do just that. The center invites you to experience these ongoing classes designed to increase your strength, balance, mobility, flexibility and overall health.

Arthritis exercise, designed specifically for people with arthritis and related conditions, will help reduce pain and stiffness and help improve mobility and muscle strength. The class is led by Rose Ebel and meets from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Ø Chair Yoga accommodates people who cannot easily get up and down from the floor. It provides a very comprehensive workout that increases flexibility and strength while incorporating both energizing and soothing breathing techniques. Michelle Annette leads this class which meets from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Ø Meditation, taught by Joseph Armenio, has its roots in Zen practice. The class meets from 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesdays.

Ø Move with Mary is an exercise class that begins with warm-ups and transitions into exercises using bands, balls and weights and can be done seated or standing. The class leader is Mary Peterson. It meets on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Ø Silver Sneakers Classic is a fun fitness program that will help maintain and improve cardiovascular conditioning, circulation, flexibility and muscle tone. SS Classic meets from 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and is led by Pam Gardner.

To register for one of these courses, go online, www.newportoregon.gov/sc, and click on the “Browse catalog and register” banner. There you can see a list of additional classes. For more information, please stop by the office located at 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport, OR, or call 541-265-9617.