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Harris Center

425 Perry St

  1. Email: webparksrec@auburnalabama.org
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Sarah Cook

Community Programs Coordinator

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2948
  2. Email: scook@auburnalabama.org

Seated Zumba Gold

Zumba movements are designed to mimic many typical Latin dance styles like salsa, rumba, and cumbia. Although traditionally many of these dances require use of your entire body, they can easily be adapted for people with mobility challenges. Many movements can be done with the upper body from a seated position in a wheelchair. Because so many different styles of music are usually incorporated into typical Zumba classes, participants join into the motions they feel most comfortable with. This class is a great way to strengthen the upper body as well as the lower extremities such as ankles and feet (if able). The class can be taken from your own wheelchair or from a regular chair. *COVID-19 Note: Class will take place in a large room with participants spaced 6 feet apart. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this class is limited to no more than 10 participants. Those with underlying health conditions are discouraged from attending. The class will also be offered on Zoom using the link below. FREE to the public. Chairs provided.

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/95628275036

Wednesdays • 9/8 - 11/17 • 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. • Harris Center

Mondays • 9/13 - 11/29 • 11 - 11:30 a.m. • Harris Center

Wednesdays • 12/1 - 2/23 • 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. • Harris Center

Mondays • 2/6 - 2/28 • 11 - 11:30 a.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Gabby Filgo • (334) 501-2946 • gfilgo@auburnalabama.org

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold was designed for the older, active adult, a person who hasn't been exercising in a long time or individuals who may be limited physically. The biggest difference between Zumba Gold and Zumba basic is that Zumba Gold is done at a much lower intensity. It's just as much fun, just not as fast! Zumba Gold utilizes the same great Latin styles of music and dance that are used in the Zumba basic program, including the Salsa, Cha-Cha, Rock ‘n Roll and Merengue. The Zumba Gold program strives to improve balance, strength, flexibility and most importantly, the heart. When you take the Zumba Gold class, be sure to wear comfortable workout clothing, take water and a towel, along with a "ready to party" attitude! *COVID-19 note: Class will take place in the gymnasium with participants spaced 6 feet apart. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this class is limited to no more than 10 participants. Those with underlying health conditions are discouraged from attending. FREE to the public.

Wednesdays • 9/8 - 11/17 • 8:30-9:30 am • Harris Center

Mondays • 9/13 – 11/29 • 10-11 a.m. • Harris Center

Mondays • 12/6 - 2/28 • 10-11 a.m. • Harris Center

Wednesdays • 12/1 - 2/23 • 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Gabby Filgo • (334) 501-2946 • gfilgo@auburnalabama.org

Silver Sneakers With Sarah

Move to music and have fun while exercising to increase muscle strength, range of movement, and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, bands, and a ball are used for resistance. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support. Non-Silver Sneaker Members will have to pay $5 to instructor first day of class. *COVID-19 Note: Class will take place in a large room with participants spaced 6 feet apart. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this class is limited to no more than 10 participants. Those with underlying health conditions are discouraged from attending. FREE with Silver Sneakers membership.

Fridays • 8/6 - 8/27 • 9-9:45 a.m. • Harris Center

Wednesdays • 9/15 – 11/24 • 10:00–11:00 a.m. • Harris Center

Thursdays • 12/2 - 2/24 • 9 - 9:45 a.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334)501-2948 • scook@auburnalabama.org

Low Impact Cardio/Sculpt

This class is led by a certified fitness instructor and designed to give maximum cardiovascular benefits with little stress on the joints. Muscle building and strengthening exercises are incorporated with low-impact cardio movements designed to tone muscles and increase cardiovascular endurance. This workout also includes balance and stretching exercises, which we need as we age. Please bring an exercise mat (example: yoga mat). Lightweights (no more than 2-3-pound handheld weights, soup cans, water bottles, etc.) are encouraged but not mandatory. FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

Tuesdays & Thursdays • 9/7 - 11/23 • 10-11 am • Frank Brown Recreational Center

Contact: : Valerie Carson • (334) 740-8988 • valeriecarson@knology.net

Silver Sneakers with Elizabeth

Move to the music and have fun while exercising to increase muscle strength, range of movement, and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, bands, and a ball are used for resistance. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support. Non-Silver Sneaker Members must pay $5 to the instructor first day of class. The payment will cover the whole quarter. No class on 9/6.

Mondays  •  9/13 – 11/15 • 9 – 10 a.m. • Harris Center

Mondays • 12/6 - 2/28 • 9 – 9:45 a.m. • Harris Center

Contact: Elizabeth Kaufman • (334) 501-2939 • ekaufman@auburnalabama.org

Yin Yoga for Health and Happiness

Yin Yoga is a little different than the “typical” yoga class. It is a more passive yoga class where we learn to relax our muscles in order to improve the health of our joints, ligaments, fascia, and all other connective tissues that normally are not exercised in traditional exercise. Please let the instructor know of any injuries or concerns as she may need to modify a pose to meet your specific needs. Yin Yoga is recommended highly if you are over the age of 35 as it helps to keep the connective tissues, joint, and other aspects of the body in proper alignment and good health as we age. Yin also teaches breathing techniques that help improve mood, sleep, and mobility. This is an all levels class from beginners to advanced. Participants will need to provide a mat, towel or small lap blanket, yoga strap and possibly a yoga bolster. Class size is limited to 15 participants. COVID-19 guidelines will be practiced. Class changes will be announced at the discretion of the instructor. $5/class. Payable to INST each class attending.

Wednesdays • 9/1, 10/6, 11/17 • 9 – 10 a.m. • Frank Brown Recreational Center

Wednesdays • 12/1 - 2/23 • 9 – 10 a.m. • Frank Brown Recreational Center

Contact: Tammy Hollis • (334) 703-0168 • hollite60@gmail.com