For those making New Year’s resolutions to take better care of themselves and get in shape before spring, the Reynolds Homestead can make it easier with its variety of mid-day fitness classes.
Tai Chi is a slow, graceful, relaxed series of movements that improves flexibility, balance, strength and overall fitness. This is a safe, low-impact exercise suitable for all fitness levels. The class is Mondays and Wednesdays at noon beginning January 23 with instructor Sharon Mason.
Yoga for fitness
Yoga is the perfect class for anyone who wants to increase flexibility and strength, find stress relief and develop stronger muscles and joints.
This class is suitable for all fitness levels. The class is held Tuesdays at noon beginning January 24 with instructor Rebecca Adcock.
Move it or Lose it!
This class is designed to help participants stay mobile and maintain the ability to function independently as they age. The focus of the exercises is to increase bone and joint strength and reduce the pain associated with arthritis. For those not already affected by arthritis pain, these exercises may aid in preventing or delaying the onset of the age-related disease. The class is Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning January 26 with instructor Janice Pendleton.
There are several options for paying for the classes: participants may take the full Yoga or Move It classes for eight weeks for $30 each. Tai Chi is $30 for eight weeks on one day or $50 for eight weeks, both days of the week. Participants also have the option to register and pay-as-you-go at $5 per session. Those who want to take advantage of all three classes can do so for $90, a savings of $20.
If inclement weather is an issue, classes will follow the school system schedule. If Patrick County schools are closed, the classes will be canceled for that day (and will be made up later). One- or two-hour delay schedules will not affect the classes.