Hedingham’s Athletic Club’s 9,000 square feet provides a safe and convenient location for residents to meet and get fit together. Top-quality equipment for fitness and cardio, an indoor basketball court, and aerobics room with daily classes provide a variety of activities for residents.
|ATHLETIC CLUB HOURS|
|Monday – Thursday||6 AM – 9 PM|
|Friday||6 AM – 8 PM|
|Saturday||8 AM – 6 PM|
|Sunday||11 AM – 3 PM|
The Athletic Club is closed on New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Yoga: From Your Soft Yoga Instructor:
Yoga is yoga, no matter what you name it! It’s purpose is to bring you back to a more balanced you – and that doesn’t always mean having to turn yourself into a pretzel to be successful.
Soft Yoga is MY way of reconnecting with myself, and I’m excited to offer it to you!
This yoga practice is based on uniting two of the largest Nadis (energy channels) that sit along each side of the spine. These Nadis represent our sun and moon energy, and are sometimes referred to as the male and female aspects of energy. The practice of proper breathing, proper exercise and proper relaxation will enable you to experience your inner truth and in doing so, create balance within yourself.
Soft Yoga 1 and 2 Classes
You hold yourself “up” daily, and grip your muscles constantly, which creates an imbalance within your system. I love “bringing the (Mother) Earth closer to YOU”: by using blocks, bolsters and blankets to buoy you up in poses, you are able to have a completely different experience – a SOFTER experience, not typically found in Yoga studios today.
MY favorite part of teaching/offering this soft approach is the actual sensation of being held in a pose. I believe it is all about the sensation of a pose – it how it feels…ahhhhhhh! – NOT what we look like in it.
IMPORTANT BENEFITS OF A SOFT YOGA PRACTICE: • CALM YOUR NERVES! • GET THOSE HORMONES IN LINE! • DESTRESS YOUR MONKEY MIND • STOP UNCOMFORTABLE DIGESTION • GET BETTER SLEEP • THE BENEFITS ARE ENDLESS!
Soft Yoga 1 is perfect for all needs and body types – active students in need of deep stress relief, slower moving students, or those new to yoga. We will also take time for meditation. No supplies or props needed.
Soft Yoga 2 is a flow style class that offers a bit more challenge. I encourage you to take Child’s Pose whenever you need to, during this class, or lie in Corpse Pose (Savasana) through the entire class. This IS Yoga! Listen to your body. Honor its needs. When was the last time you took time to listen and respond; to breathe and relax fully into the moment? I say: Give it a try!
We work so hard in life and continue to focus on bettering ourselves in every way possible. We often forget to sometimes simply let go and leave well enough alone. There is a time and place for effort, and there is a wonderful time and place for ease and surrender. After all, there is no such thing as an advanced yogi. We are always beginners!. We are practicing being where we are; truly and fully present in the moment … this moment right now.
Looking forward to speaking next week, again thank you!
Get Fit: This class welcomes exercisers of all levels! This low-impact, low-intensity workout puts an emphasis on moderate cardio and foundational movements while strengthening muscles and improving balance, flexibility, and core stability. Senior adults, pregnant/post-partum women, beginners, and those just coming back to exercise may find this class to be a great choice.
Total Strength: Prepare to sweat, burn calories, and improve fitness in this high impact, high-intensity class. The focus is placed on full body strength conditioning paired with cardio bursts. Get bored easily? This class plays with a variety of exercise formats and modalities, including circuit and interval training, kettlebells, ropes/tires, and team games. Geared for moderate fitness levels and above.
Zumba: A fusion of Latin & International music & dance that creates a dynamic and workout that is fun & easy to do. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.
For more information, contact the Athletic Center front desk at 919-231-9050.
All residents must present a valid key fob upon entry to use the Athletic Center. Guests must be accompanied by a resident and pay a $5 fee per visit. For more information on the key fob, and to learn how to get one, please download the key fob Frequently Asked Questions.