Kick off the new year at the Community Center

Stop by and kick off your new year at the fitness room located in the Ross Aragon Community Center.

Memberships can be daily for $2, monthly for $10 or yearly for $80. The fitness room offers many options, like elliptical, medicine balls, free weights, treadmill, exercise bikes, cardio equipment and much more.

For more information, please call the Community Center at 264-4152.

Zumba classes

We are happy to announce that the Community Center, along with Christine Muniz, will now be offering Zumba on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. starting this month. This free program is open to all abilities and ages.

For more information about all the Zumba classes, please contact the center at 264-4152.

Yoga classes

Did you know the Community Center, along with Margaret Burkesmith, Charlotte Maier, Roslyn Earle, Gunnar Bergkamp, Kristen Alberts and Sherri Murray, offers yoga several times each week?

Start on Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and then hit the night class from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and then hit the night class from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Then, to kick off your weekend, Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. These free programs are open to all abilities and ages. For more information about any of the yoga classes, please contact the Community Center at 264-4152.

Pickleball

Come learn the fast-growing game of pickleball. This program is offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon. This free program is open to all abilities and ages. For more information about the pickleball program, please contact the Community Center at 264-4152.

Coed volleyball

Want to learn the game of volleyball? Or do you already know the game and just want to play? Either way, stop by the Community Center on Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and play in this noncompetitive, free-play game. This free program is open to all abilities and ages. For more information about the volleyball program, please contact the Community Center at 264-4152.

Qigong class

Have you ever wanted more information about qigong? Or have you ever just wanted to see what it’s all about? The Community Center and Lynnis Steinert have teamed up to offer a qigong class.

The purpose of qigong is to maintain and improve health, improve strength and balance and encourage stillness in both mind and body. The goal in this class is to open and stretch every joint and muscle group in the entire body.

The exercise opens the energetic pathways to facilitate good health. The exercises are gentle, but, over time, have a very positive effect on the body. This free program is open to all abilities and ages. For more information about the qigong class, please contact the Community Center at 264-4152.

Tai chi classes

Have you ever wanted more information about tai chi? Or have you ever just wanted to see what it’s all about? The Community Center and Jeanette Pike have teamed up to offer a tai chi class. This is a slow, gentle exercise that improves balance, strength, flexibility and lung capacity while reducing stress and increasing an overall sense of well-being.

Please come with a bottle of water and some flat-soled shoes. Class is open to anyone and no experience is necessary. For more information about the tai chi class, please contact the Community Center at 264-4152.

More information

The Community Center hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is located at 451 Hot Springs Blvd. The phone number is 264-4152 and email is lgutierrez@pagosasprings.co.gov.

Don’t forget to look at our website, http://townofpagosasprings.com, for upcoming events at the Community Center or “like” our Facebook page, Ross Aragon Community Center Parks and Recreation Department, for updates on current events, activities and recreational programs.

This story was posted on January 12, 2017.