Senior Swim at The Woodstock Athletic Club
Senior Swim offers an affordable option for local older adults looking for an indoor pool. The rate is $8/visit and is restricted to use of the pool, or you can purchase a discounted 10-pack senior swim package for $75 and valid for 12 months of use. The hours have been expanded to Monday through Friday 1pm-4pm. For more information contact The Woodstock Athletic Club at 802-457-6656..
The Ping Pong Place at the Little Theater
Mondays and Wednesdays, Drop in Play, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
If you enjoy socializing and having fun, then playing ping pong is for you! All are welcome.
We have two tables now. Come and try your hand at singles or doubles!
This program is offered by The Thompson Center in collaboration with The Woodstock Recreation Center.
Gentle Yoga – It’s Beneficial for Everyone
Offered by Yoga Instructor, Kathryn Mills
Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00 pm, Cost: 6 class punch card for $90, or $20 per class
Gentle Yoga is geared specifically for those new to yoga or those who are interested in a gentle practice. This class incorporates simple flowing sequences to warm up the body, as well as slower paced seated, standing, and reclining poses focusing on developing/increasing alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility. Modifications are offered and props are optional. No experience or flexibility required. Bring a mat if you have one, and a blanket if you like.
Pre-registration is required by calling The Thompson.
Join Anne and Jane for Tai Chi on Wednesdays
In person classes will resume through December 20th. All classes will be offered virtually only January, February, and March 2024.
The Wed. 9:30-10:30 beginners’ class will incorporate Seated Tai Chi at every class. Doing tai chi in a chair turns out to have amazing power for stress reduction, and it improves posture and stability as well. We will also do standing form where working the balance becomes more important.
The class for those with experience in tai chi, Wed. 10:40-11:40, will continue reviewing Sun 73 Forms and welcomes new learners to join them. This group will also play with Yang 24 Forms, very gradually adding movements, but taking their time to get comfortable with the Yang style.
Suggested donation is $3 per class, payable to the Thompson Senior Center. For more information, check out Anne’s website: http://www.annebower.studio/
Strength, Stretch and Stability Class with Instructor Liz Hatfield – SUSPENDED
Thursdays – In person and on Zoom 10:30 – 11:30 am
Tuesdays – Zoom Class Only 10:30 – 11:30 am
Cost: $5 per in-person class payable to The Thompson Center. Virtual attendees are asked to donate to Liz directly.
For those who wish to continue classes via Zoom, Thursdays will be a hybrid class and you can continue to exercise from home. A zoom link will be provided upon request and newcomers are welcome.
Bone Builders on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4 pm
Led by Certified Instructor, Althea Derstine
The Bone Builders exercise program is based on research conducted and published by Tufts University which shows that strength training just twice a week dramatically reduces the risk of fractures and can even reverse the negative effects of osteoporosis. The Bone Builders program is beneficial exercise for everybody. It includes stretching, balance work, and weight lifting. New students are always welcome and are asked to call The Thompson to register and obtain a medical clearance document to be signed by your medical provider.