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Fitness classes and health programs have resumed in person. The Home Stretch (Tai Chi at Home) is still available. 

Registration is required for many classes and recommended for others. Unless otherwise listed:

Agility, Balance, Core Strength Class

Christy Zilka's ABC class will resume in the spring. Check back for updates. 

Functional Fitness Class

This chair class will get you moving with a variety of fun and effective movements. We will focus on balance, alignment, strength, flexibility and some good stretching of your body. Some movements will directly target the joints to keep them limber and loose! In addition, participants will learn purposeful breathing which will promote mind/body connection and calmness. There will be occasional use of light hand weights, balls, bands, and blocks. You will NOT need to get down to the floor in this class! Please wear comfortable clothes and bring water! Instructor: Susan Schrader

Demo Class 

  • Tuesday, Jan. 17; 2 p.m. Cost: $9

Session 1

  • Tuesdays; Jan. 31-Feb. 28; 2-2:45 p.m. Cost: $45/session or drop-in rate of $9 per class.

Strength in Balance Class

Low-intensity classes designed to help improve stability, flexibility and create a strong core to increase balance ability. Incorporating weights, resistance bands and a variety of strength exercises. This class aims at improving stability and creating a better posture. Instructor: Tracy Mindiola

Demo Class 

  • Thursday, Jan. 19; 9 a.m. Cost: $5

Session 1

  • Thursdays; Feb. 2-23; 9-9:45 a.m. Cost: $36

Gentle Yoga Classes

Join us for gentle yoga warmup exercises and poses, along with easy meditation and relaxation practices that reduce stress. We’ll work on the whole body, improving flexibility, strength, balance and range of motion. Bring a mat. Instructor: Wendy Anderson

Option 1: Half-Class – Gentle Standing and Chair Yoga (No floor exercises)

  • Tuesdays;  Jan. 3-24 & March 14-28( No class Jan. 31-March 7; 10-10:45 a.m. Cost: $63

Option 2: Full Class - Gentle Yoga (Includes floor exercises)

  • Tuesdays; 10-11:15 a.m. Cost: $84

Hatha Yoga

Beginners welcome. Practice a wide variety of warm-ups and poses, improving flexibility, strength, balance, range of motion, and reducing stress. Work at your own level in this supportive class. This is a relaxed style, appropriate for most. Bring a mat. Instructor: Wendy Anderson

  • Jan. 4-25 & March 8-29 (No class Feb. 1-March 1); 9:30-10:50 a.m. Cost: $112

The ABCs of T'ai Chi Chuan

Together we’ll practice a gentle yet effective head-to-toe warm-up; simple Qigong exercises to stimulate the flow of energy; a restorative meditation done standing or sitting; and a slow-moving sequence of classical postures that promote balance, ease of movement, circulation and strength. Instructor: Spencer Chandler

  • Mondays, Jan. 9, 23 & 30; 1-2 p.m. Cost: $15/session or drop-in rate of $5 per class

The Home Stretch

Instructor Spencer Chandler offers a free, simple daily tai chi lesson on Mondays from 9:05 to 10 a.m. No prior knowledge, skill or equipment needed. Participate as often as you wish. 

Register here to receive the link to the class.

Fitness Classes at Home by Christy Zilka

Join Christy Zilka as she teaches ABC and Little Moves, Big Results, the same fitness classes usually offered at the Edina Senior Center. 

ABC at Home

Little Moves, Big Results

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