Looking to get fit and healthy this fall? The Watchung Arts Center at 18 Stirling Road can help. The nonprofit organization presents two alternatives starting this month for people interested in trying a new exercise routine.
The first features the popular Zumba, which offers a complete cardiovacular workout that burns fat and builds strength using moves from Latin ballroom dances. Instructor Yulibeth Oliveira facilitates a weekly one-hour class that can help each participant burn close to 1000 calories in a party-like atmosphere.
Zumba classes are for those age 15 and up. Two sessions are offered: Wednesday classes meet from 6:25-7:15 p.m. on Sept. 18 and 25; Oct. 2,9, 16, 23 and 30; Nov. 6, 13 and 20 and Dec. 4 and 11. Saturday classes run from 10:30–11:30 a.m. on Sept. 21 and 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 23 and Dec. 7 and 14.
One session will run $120; doing both costs $220. Walk-ins are welcome; the fee is $10 per class.
Younger folks don't have to miss the forbidden exercise: WAC presents Zumbatomic for people from six through 14. The youth session runs Thursdays from 5:15-6 p.m. on Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Nov. 7, 14 and 21. The fee is $80 for the session; walk-in students may participate for $10 per class.
If yoga is more your speed, you're in luck. The Arts Center offers fall yoga classes for many levels of students with instructors Renata Cardinal and Susan Ahlstrom.
The general date range for yoga instruction covers 14 weeks between Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 14. (There will be no classes Nov. 29-30.)
The schedule is as follows:
Level I Mondays 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Intro/Level I Mondays 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
Embodied Anatomy & Yoga Tuesdays 9:45 - 11:00 a.m.
Level I/II Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Level III Tuesdays 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.
Level II Fridays 8:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Gentle/Intro Fridays 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
All Levels Saturdays 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
The cost is $175 for one series or any 11 classes out of 14. An additional class of the same series is $12. The two series fee is $330 for 2 series. There is a $5 discount for Watchung Arts Center members.
WAC also offers a special restorative yoga class Thursdays from 6:30–7:45 p.m. on Sept, 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12. The fee for those four sessions is $65.
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