Fitness Classes

We offer a variety of fitness classes Monday through Friday on Zoom for $5 per class. Contact the COA at 781-786-6280 to receive login information for the classes you are interested in. There is no commitment, you can attend as many or as few classes as you like of any of the classes. 

Exercise For Every Body with Ellen Cohen-Kaplan
Mondays, 9:00-10:00am
This class provides cardio, stretching & strengthening in a non-threatening environment. Participants work on cardiopulmonary fitness, balance, improve joint range of motion and learn proper form for strength training of both upper and lower body. Exercises are done standing, but can be done in a chair. Appropriate for all fitness levels.

Zumba with Ellen Cohen-Kaplan
Mondays, 10:15-11:15am
If you like to dance, you’ll love this class! In this high energy class you will learn dance moves to Latin and world music songs, while the instructor leads and breaks the moves down into smaller steps. Ability to step forward, backward and to each side is useful in this class, but all levels are welcome. Participants will improve their capacity in cardio, endurance and coordination by learning and repeating dance moves to the beat of the rhythm.

Yoga with Sandy Honeyman 
Mondays, 1:00-2:00pm & Thursdays, 9:30-10:30am
This “slow flow” class is appropriate for anyone who can comfortably get up and down from a yoga mat. No previous yoga experience is required and everyone is encouraged to move at his or her own pace. Yoga poses, known as asanas, can increase strength, improve mobility and enhance balance. This class offers the opportunity to connect to the breath and cultivate inner focus and calm. Suggested equipment: yoga mat, 2 yoga blocks, yoga strap.

T’ai Chi: with Jon Woodward
Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am
This class is for those with some experience with T’ai Chi. As we practice and refine the form, we also explore deeper concepts and philosophies of T'ai Chi.

Meditation
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:00am
Free, informal meditation group.

Stretch & Balance with Charlene Harper
Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00pm
This class is on break from May 1, 2021-August 31, 2021.
This class focuses on stretching and toning the muscles as well as core and ankle strengthening to improve balance and posture. Learn how you can prevent falls; in the event of one you’ll learn techniques for managing trips and landings. Using resistance bands and exercises set to upbeat music, you’ll focus on areas like muscle toning, core strengthening and lower back support. 

Functional Fitness with Kathy Langenberg
Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm
This class focuses on exercises and movements that tone muscles and improve the ability to perform everyday activities. The main emphasis is on core strengthening to improve balance, posture, coordination, stability, range of motion and flexibility. There is a combination of chair and standing exercises, which helps focus on different muscle groups, minimizing the possibility of repetitive movement injuries. Open to all fitness levels. Suggested equipment: light hand weights and dynabands.

Pilates with Lisa Carusone
Wednesday, 4:00-4:50pm
This seated class is designed to accommodate individuals of various fitness levels and abilities and can be adapted to meet your needs. The class begins with a thorough warm-up for the joints and the muscles and is followed by strength training for all the major muscle groups of the body using hand weights (or household objects), resistance bands (if available) and body weight, as well as a few minutes of standing balance exercises for those who are able. The class concludes with gentle stretching exercises to increase flexibility and reduce muscle tension.

Line Dancing Level I with Kari McHugh
Thursdays, 1:30-2:30pm
Learn the beginner foot patterns and fundamental terminology to line dance! This low-impact form of dance is gentle on joints and beneficial for both body and mind. 

Line Dancing Level II with Kari McHugh
Thursdays, 12:00-1:00pm
If you’re looking for a bigger physical and mental challenge, the advanced class may be the right fit for you! Previous participation in the beginner class or experience with line dancing is suggested to take this class.

Fitness Fridays with Michelle Nickerson
Fridays, 12:00-1:00pm
Each class encompasses cardiovascular, strength, flexibility and balance. This class is geared towards all levels; each participant can focus the intensity of their workout to their own fitness level. Join us for a fun, active and social fitness class. Suggested equipment: Light hand weights, dynabands, and a chair nearby.

You may prepay your account by sending a check to the Weston COA and we will deduct the class cost each time you participate or we will send you an invoice at the end of the month for the classes you have taken.

If you would like to participate in an online program but do not have access to a computer or the internet, we have created a designated space for you to participate in the program in real-time at the COA. You must register in advance, as the room is limited to 1 participant, or 2 participants from the same household.