Wilmington health center offers fitness basics, tai chi classes

Posted: May 6, 2012 at 6:18 am


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Winchester Hospitals Community Health Institute offers yoga and other health classes for all ages and levels of experience for residents of Wilmington and beyond. Yoga combines flow of movement with coordination of breathing. This process calms and focuses the mind, stretches and strengthens the body, positively affects energy, and manages stress. Not interested in yoga? Dont worry, there are plenty of other programs for people of all ages to help keep you fit. A complete list of activities and classes offered is listed below. To register for classes or support groups, please call 781-756-4700.

In Wilmington

Fitness Basics is a five-week, low-impact aerobic and muscle conditioning workout for women and men. This fitness program helps maintain muscle strength and cardiovascular health. Every Tuesday and Thursday, May 22 to June 21, 9-10 a.m. on Tuesdays, 9:15-10:15 a.m. on Thursdays, at Winchester Hospital Family Medical Center, 500 Salem St., Route 62, in Wilmington. Cost is $55 for 10 classes.

Tai Chi/Qi Gong is a 10-week fitness class that utilizes gentle flowing movements to reduce stress, increase flexibility and balance, and improve muscle strength. Mondays, June 4 to Aug. 13, with no class July 9, 6:15-7:45 p.m., at Winchester Hospital Family Medical Center, 500 Salem St., Route 62, Wilmington. Cost is $150 for 10 classes.

In the area

Yoga is a traditional yoga 10-week class that includes gentle stretching, postures/poses, conditioning exercises, breathing, techniques and relaxation/meditation. This class is ideal for the beginner or the experienced student. Tuesdays, April 24 to June 26, you can join at any time and pay a prorated fee, 6-7:15 p.m. at 12 Alfred St., Woburn, Baldwin Park I, Keating Conference Room. Cost is $150 for 10 classes.

Flex and Stretch is a 10-week class taught by a physical therapist that focuses on maintaining and/or improving flexibility, strength and balance. May 4 to June 8, with no class May 28. Class meets Mondays and Fridays, 10-11 a.m., at 12 Alfred St., Woburn, Baldwin Park I, Keating Conference Room. Cost is $60 for 10 classes.

Nursing Mothers Support Group is a free support group for new moms who have questions about breastfeeding. Every Wednesday, May 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 12 Alfred St., Woburn, Baldwin Park I, Keating Conference Room. For more information, call 781-756-4788.

HOPE Group is a free support group for parents and families who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. The group meets the second Wednesday of the month. Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 p.m., at 12 Alfred St., Woburn, Baldwin Park I, Keating Conference Room.

Insulin Pumpers is a free support group for diabetics who wear an insulin pump or are interested in learning about insulin pump therapy. The group meets the second Saturday of the month. Saturday, May 12, 9:30 to noon, at 12 Alfred St., Woburn, Baldwin Park I, Keating Conference Room. For more information, call 781-396-6437.

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