Ping Pong at Woodstock’s 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!
“Table tennis raises the heart rate, helps strengthen muscles, mobilizes the joints and, importantly, sharpens reaction times and hugely improves hand-eye coordination…all of which help to improve one’s quality of life.” From Heart Matters Magazine, British Health Foundation
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.
Tai Chi – an Excellent Balance, Memory, and Coordination Practice
All classes will be offered virtually only January, February, and March 2023.
Whether you’ve done tai chi before or not, you are welcome to join our classes at the Thompson. Instructor Anne Bower keeps things upbeat and relaxed and helps you make the adjustments your body requires. Our small classes make learning easy! If you have questions email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun 73 Forms (a longer, more challenging form): Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 am, $3 per class
Strength, Stretch and Stability Class with Instructor Liz Hatfield
Thursdays – In person and on Zoom 10:30 – 11:30 am
Tuesdays – Zoom Class Only 10:30 – 11:30 am
Cost: $5 per class for virtual or in-person payable to The Thompson Center
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.
If you are interested in playing winter pickleball at the Woodstock Elementary School, register at www.woodstockrec.com. Court time in the school gymnasium is Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 pm, Saturdays from 1-4 pm, and Sundays from 9am-12pm
Senior Swim at The Woodstock Athletic Club
Senior Swim offers an affordable option for local seniors looking for an indoor pool during the winter. The rate is $8/visit and is restricted to use of the pool. The hours have been expanded to Monday through Friday 1pm-4pm.