The Jefferson Recreation Department will offer the following exercises classes this fall:

BEGINNER YOGA: Classes begin on Wednesday, September 11 and end on December 4 starting at 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a 12-week session (Nno class on November 27 with 2 make-up classes on December 11 and December 18 if needed).  Students will be instructed in one of the oldest styles of yoga — the Hatha style by certified instructor Linda Mangan. Learn yoga postures, principles of safe alignment, and breathing technique — open to new beginners, those with limited yoga experience, or anyone just wanting to take it slow and steady. Classes will be held in the Jefferson Township Middle School Cafeteria (can be moved to the gym at the discretion of the school that day), 1000 Weldon Road, Oak Ridge for $42 per person. All students should bring a yoga mat, yoga blocks (optional), and a bottle of water to each session.

INTERMEDIATE YOGA: Session begins on Thursday, September 12 and end on December 5 starting at 7:30 pm to 8:30 p.m. for a 12-week session (with make-up dates of December 12 and December 19 if needed).   Students will be instructed in one of the oldest styles of yoga — the Hatha style by certified instructor Linda Mangan. A comprehensive, balanced class with a steady and relaxed flow will be offered in this Intermediate Class is held in the Jefferson Township Middle School Cafeteria (can be moved to the gym at the discretion of the school that day), 1000 Weldon Road, Oak Ridge at $42 per person. Explore traditional yoga postures with basic to challenging options, and emphasis on safe alignment, breath, meditation, and guided relaxation techniques. All students should bring a yoga mat, yoga blocks (optional), and a bottle of water to each session.

CHAIR YOGA: Sessions begin on Wednesday, September 11 and end on December 4 starting at 6 to 7 p.m. for 12-week session (no class on November 27 and make-up dates of December 11 and December 18 if needed).  Students will be instructed by certified instructor Linda Mangan in this very gentle class in the Camp Jefferson Community Lodge, 81 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong for $42 per person. Learn modified yoga postures incorporating the same principles as a full yoga class but seated in a chair focusing on breathing techniques and stress management tools such as meditation and deep relaxation.

CORE STRENGTH TRAINING: This 12-week session begins on Tuesday, September 10 from 7 to 7:45 p.m. with the last class on December 3 (no class on November 5 with make-up classes on December 10 and December 17 if needed).  Classes are in the Jefferson Township Middle School Cafeteria (can be moved to the gym at the discretion of the school that night), 1000 Weldon Road, Oak Ridge, and the class fee is $42. Taught by Certified Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor, Yoga Teacher, Indoor Cycling, Golden Hearts Instructor Jill Carlson, this strength class will help participants gain an understanding of flexibility, balance, coordination and not only isolated exercise but a concentration on functional exercise. Participants should bring a bottle of water, a challenging set of hand weights, and a mat or large towel for the floor exercises.

ZUMBA®: This session begins on Thursday, September 12 and ends on December 5 from 6:15 to 7 pm with 12 sessions (with make-up dates of December 12 and 19 if needed) for a session fee of $42.  Classes are held in the Jefferson Township Middle School cafeteria (but can be moved to the gym at the discretion of the school that night), 1000 Weldon Road, Milton/Oak Ridge, NJ.  The class is taught by Certified Zumba Fitness Instructor Yesenia Centeno.   Zumba® takes the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Zumba® is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility. All students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water to each session.

CARDIO KICKBOXING:  Sessions begin on Wednesday, September 11 from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. and run for 11 weeks ending December 4 (no classes on November 6 and November 27 with make-up dates on December 11 and December 18 if needed) in The Community Lodge at Camp Jefferson, 81 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong. This high-energy class features cardio kickboxing combos and body-sculpting dance moves choreographed to the hottest music mixes. This class will be taught by Sarah Langan, a health, fitness, and nutrition coach who is currently getting her certified personal trainer certificate. The winter session fee will be $38.50 per person. Participants should bring a bottle of water and a towel to each class.

PiYo:  Sessions begin on Tuesday, September 10 from 8 to 8:45 p.m. and run for 10 weeks ending on December 3 (no classes on September 24, November 5 and November 26 with make-up classes on December 10 and 17 if needed).  Classes will be held in The Jefferson Township Middle School Cafeteria (can be moved to the gym at the discretion of the school that night), 1000 Weldon Road, Oak Ridge. The session fee will be $35 per person. Come sweat, stretch, and strengthen with this all in one workout that is a low impact, high-intensity fusion of Pilates and Yoga by Sarah Langan. Participants should bring a mat, a bottle of water and a towel to each class. Shoes are optional.

Most classes need a minimum of 15 registrants to run, with a maximum of 30. Registration must be completed online through Community Pass.  Visit www.communitypass.net and use Jefferson Township as the community/organization. Those with existing Community Pass accounts should enter their login and password, choose the activity under the season “2019 Karate for Adults and Children,” register, and pay the class fee. If the login or password is forgotten, the system allows recovery and reset using the email address.

Adults may establish a Community Pass account by following the prompts, and then adding the child’s name. Email confirmation will be sent automatically after registering and making a payment. For assistance, contact the Recreation Department office at 973-663-8404 x4 or cpunturieri@jeffersontownship.net.

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