Classes and Events

Events and Classes: Open to the community at large

  • Art Classes: Art Studio

            • CC Art Studio Class
            Class Participants work on individual projects of personal interest and provide a community of creative support.
            Instructor: Sarah Sparkman-Boyd
            Location: Art Room, Community Center at Christwood
            Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30pm
            $20 per weekly 2 hour class or $60 for the month

            • The Art of Watercolor, Winter
            Instructor: Laura Allums Mitchell, NWS, LWS
            Jan. 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23
            9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

            • The Art of Watercolor, Spring
            Instructor: Laura Allums Mitchell, NWS, LWS
            Apr. 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; June 1, 8, 15, 22
            9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

              • "Memoirs Might not be What You Think"                                                                                                                                                                       Every 1st Tuesday of the month 2:00pm-3:00pm
            Art Studio


  • Ripples - This low impact / intensity workout will challenge those who need to get into shape, have arthritis, or have had replacements or challenges with their joints. This class incorporates low cardio, muscle toning, strengthening and balance work.

    Ship Shape - This is an intermediate class with more cardio to help keep you healthy. Muscle toning and strengthening will also be incorporated for total overall health. This class is for those who have been exercising but may not be ready for a high impact class.

    Splash Dance - This high intensity class incorporates all the benefits of water including shallow water work to deep water for a high cardio workout to help with your weight loss goals. Expect to raise your heart rate and have fun doing it.

    Power Water Aerobics - This high intensity class builds aerobic and anaerobic fitness, muscle strength, tone and endurance, flexibility, good body alignment, and agility.
  • Aerobics / Land Based Exercise:
    Level I – Low Intensity
    Level II – Moderate - Intermediate Intensity

    Sit and Stretch (Level I) - Stretching offers you the ability to improve your health through an amazing form of adaptive exercise. You are supported by a chair so you can receive healing and restorative benefits. Stretching relaxes your body and improves your musculoskeletal fitness and flexibility, and elevates health and well-being.

    Chair Yoga (Level I) – Gentle modified yoga practice that is effective therapy for improving health, focus, flexibility, balance and well-being for seniors and those with conditions/limitations. This class is taught in a seated and standing formation only.

    Breakfast/Balance (Level I) - This class is a combination of exercise interventions designed to improve balance and strength in older adults to help with mobility and reduction of falls.

    Balance Techniques (Level I) - This class is a combination of exercise interventions designed to improve balance and strength in older adults to help with mobility and reduction of falls.

    Strong Bodies (Level I) - Aerobics class that is safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints. The workout includes easy-to-follow low-impact movement, upper-body and abdominal strength, and stretching exercises designed to energize your active lifestyle. Chairs can be added for individual who may need support.

    Tai Chi (All Levels)- Tai chi/Qigong integrates basic, low-impact elements often performed to classic and soothing Chinese music: choreographed movements and footwork, taiji, repetitive breathing and body movement, qigong, slow rhythmic hand movements, or taolu, slow, mindful breathing, or neigong (which means “internal skill”), slow or fast movements and footwork based on martial arts, standing or sitting meditation.

    Take a Seat (Level I) - Aerobic exercise based in a chair setting only. This class incorporates flexibility, strength and cardio. Some of the benefits are: lubricate joints, stabilize spine, increase circulation, strengthen postural muscles, keep ankle joints flexible, strengthen mobilization muscles, strengthen tibialis muscles or shin.

    Yoga (All Levels) - Class teaches the fundamentals of a yoga practice and combines movement with breath to focus the mind. Students must have the capability to get up and down from the floor unassisted.

    Pilates (All Levels) - A form of strength and flexibility training that can be done at any level of fitness. Pilates promotes the feeling of physical and mental well-being and also develops inner physical awareness. Pilates is also helpful in preventing and rehabilitating from injuries, improving posture, and increasing flexibility, circulation and balance.