Fitness

Get stronger, more flexible and healthier with one of our upcoming fitness classes. We try to offer something for beginners and experts, enthusiasts and dabblers! Meet new friends, try new classes, and grow in new directions with the fitness classes here at Wil-Mar!

Call 257-4576 ext. 12 with any questions about the following classes!

Monday Gentle Yoga: Seated & Standing
Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Class starts *promptly* at 10:30. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early.
Drop-in; Suggested donation of $3-5.
Join us for a gentle, relaxed-pace yoga class on Monday mornings, and start your week off right! This class focuses on whole-body stretches, balance work, light body weight exercises, and ends with a short meditation practice centered around breathing. Class movements are a mixture of seated and standing using a chair for balance. Plenty of modifications are provided; this is a perfect class for those getting back into exercise or with injuries. Taught by Ellen Barnard, CYT.

Yoga For Osteoporosis: Next Session Starts the First Week of May
Chair & Standing: Fridays, 9:30-10:30 am. $40/8 Weeks or Drop-In for $5. Spring Session: May 5th – June 30th. Register here for the Friday chair and standing class
Mat & Standing: Fridays from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Next Session: May 5th – June 30th. Register here for the Friday mat and standing class
Yoga for Osteoporosis is a gently paced yoga class for anyone wanting to strengthen their bones. All abilities welcome for this slow, bone, strength and balance building practice. This class will follow the program developed by Loren Fishman MD, which has been proven to improved bone density for people with osteopenia, osteoporosis and those wishing to avoid those conditions. Modifications will be offered including doing poses in a chair and using different props. Emphasis will be on safety and careful engagement in each pose. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, wear comfortable clothes and arrive early for your first class to fill out an information form and waiver. Taught by Ellen Barnard, CYT.

*Please note, some yoga experience is required for the Mat & Standing Class. To catch up, you can take a private class with Ellen for $50. Please email Ellen at: cherokeemarsh@gmail.com.

Strong Women Promo

Strong Women, Strong Bones!
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. & Noon-1 p.m.
Spring 2017 Session: April 11th – June 15th
We are offering two sessions!
The 8-9 a.m. class session is full.
Register for the Noon-1 p.m. class here. Taught by Beatrice Hadidian. No class on April 27th and May 2nd. 

The Strong Women program was designed by researchers from Tufts University to offer older adults an exercise program that is easy to learn, strengthens muscles used every day, and can be modified for all abilities, skills, and health levels. This one-hour class consists of a regular sequence of exercises that work the muscles we use every day. The Strong Women program is perfect for those getting back into exercise, those who have never committed to an exercise program, and those who want to preserve or improve their health as they age. Payment due at first class. Scholarships available! To register, call 257-4576 ext. 12 or click above to register online.

WERQ PictureWERQ! Dance & Fitness: 6 Week Session for All Levels
Mondays, 6-7 p.m. through April 24th.
Drop-in’s welcome for $7. 

Perfect for beginners! Dance to pop, rock and hip-hop’s current hits with simple, fun routines. The time will fly while you work up a sweat, tone your muscles, and gain flexibility and balance. Every class is full of fiercely fun women dancing together! Drop-in or sign up via email to Lynn here.

Cardio Drumming!
Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. March 1st – April 26th.
$6 Drop-In. Register on your first day of class. 

The happiest workout you’ve ever had! Take an hour to de-stress, dance, sweat, tone and smile! All equipment is provided and all levels of fitness are welcome. You’ll learn some simple rhythms and dances, bang on some drums, and burn approximately 600 calories before the hour is over! This is perfect for anyone who wants to try something new, for friends looking to break out of their happy hour rut, and for anyone who wants to get fit while having fun!

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Late Winter Session: March 7th – May 9th, 9:30-10:30
$40/10 weeks or $5/drop-in
Register on your first day!

Tai-Chi is proven to reduce stress, soothe joints, improve agility, and boost memory! Join us to rest, repair and revive!

Class is lead by Bob Yu, a long-time teacher and neighborhood resident who  has taught Tai-Chi and Chinese Martial Arts for more than 20 years at the University of Wisconsin. Bob has taught hundreds of students over four decades. His passion and support bring an inspiring energy to each class.

This introductory class will cover the basic movements that comprise the Tai-Chi sequence, truly a standing and moving meditation. Registration is done in-person on the first day of class.