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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

Low Impact Cardio/Sculpt

Low impact movement class designed to give maximum cardiovascular benefits with little stress on the joints. The aerobic section will be followed by an effective body sculpting and stretching workout. Please bring an exercise mat. *COVID-19 note* This class will take place outside with a maximum of 20 participants to ensure proper social distancing guidelines. $50/quarter or $5/class.

Tuesday & Thursday 1/5 - 5/28 • 10 - 10:45 am • Frank Brown Recreation Center

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

Seated Zumba Gold on Zoom!

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). Participate from your own wheelchair or from a regular chair. This class will take place on Zoom every Thursday at 10 a.m. You must have video capability to view the class. FREE to the public.

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

Thursdays, 1/5 - 5/2 • 10-10:30 am • Online

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

Dulcimer Lessons

The lap dulcimer is a stringed folk instrument that evolved in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1800s. Dulcimers are the easiest stringed instrument for beginners to play, ideal for children, seniors and nonmusicians who want to play tunes or accompany singing. Dulcimers are a relatively quiet instrument. Their sweet, quiet sound is well-suited to personal relaxation or playing in a cozy environment. The instructor is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Music Education Department at Auburn University. Students will be required to provide their own dulcimer and lesson book for the class. Contact instructor for details. *COVID-19 Note: Class will take place in a large room with participants spaced 6 feet apart. Each class is limited to no more than 10 participants and each participant will be required to wear a mask. FREE to the public.

Intermediate

Fridays 1/8 - 5/28 • 11 am - 12 pm • Harris Center

Beginner

Fridays 1/8 - 5/28 • 12-1 pm • Harris Center

Contact: Katherine King• (334) 524-0467 • kingkat@tigermail.auburn.edu

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 3/3 - 5/26 • 10:30-11:30 am • Frank Brown Recreation Center

Contact: Sarah Cook • (334)501-2948 • scook@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. These items will not be provided to participants. Class size is limited to 15 participants. COVID-19 Note: Class will take place outside with a minimum of 6 feet between participants. Masks must be worn when students are not on the yoga mat. Class changes will be announced at the discretion of the instructor. $5/class. Payable to INST first day of class.

Wednesdays 3/3 - 5/26 • 9 - 10 a.m. • Town Creek Park

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