Join in the Fun and Fitness at the Waters Edge/Woodlands
Community members have combined their skills and talents to offer community residents a variety of active adult experiences throughout the week. Following are several organized efforts to enjoy the center and join your neighbors in healthy activities and classes.
Based on a Duke University program, water exercise is available from Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. in the community pool. It also includes a workout with buoys and noodles that the student would need to purchase, if they would like to participate in that optional segment of the program. The water exercise workout involves most of the muscles of the body to improve strength and flexibility. Attendance is whenever you’d like to attend. There are no age or fitness requirements. There is no charge for these classes.
A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, played both indoors or outdoors on a slightly modified tennis court with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes. It may be played as doubles or singles. During the winter, the indoor tennis court is used. A typical schedule is Mondays (9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.), Tuesdays and Thursdays (8:30 a.m-11:00 a.m.), and Saturdays (8:00 a.m-8:30 a.m. for drills and practice, all levels welcome, men and women, great time for newbies to try or seasoned players to practice different shots, strategies and control during non-competitive practice time. Two courts are available for varying levels. From 8:30 a.m.-9:00a.m., non-aggressive play on at least one court; 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. open play, all levels) There is no charge for this activity.
Originating in ancient China, tai chi is an effective exercise for health of mind and body. The essential principles include the mind being integrated with the body, fluidity of movement, control of breathing and mental concentration. Total harmony of the inner and outer self comes from the integration of mind and body, achieved through the ongoing practice of tai chi. Tai Chi is for people of all ages and physical ability and can be learned while seated. Available on Wednesdays from noon to 1:00 p.m. and taught by Chuck Lobosco, a certified tai chi instructor. Fee is $5 per class, which is given to the HOA recreation budget to enhance recreation for all members of the community.
The newest activity for community members is aqua-Zumba for those looking to make a splash by adding a low-impact, high-energy aquatic exercise to their fitness routine. Aqua Zumba® blends the Zumba® philosophy with water resistance, for one pool party you shouldn’t miss! There is less impact on your joints. Water creates natural resistance, which means every step is more challenging and helps tone your muscles. Originally available in the fall, a series of six classes taught by a certified aqua-zumba instructor, will be held beginning in February. The fee for the six classes is $30. Because an outside instructor has been invited to lead the class, the $30 fee is required prior to the first class in order to assure that the instructor will receive appropriate compensation. The classes will be Wednesday evenings, from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Now It’s Your Turn!
Have a passion for a healthy or fitness activity that you’ve always wanted to try (swim lessons, tennis lessons or other)? The HOA office will help you find your way. Have an idea for a group activity that you would be willing to help organize? Just let the HOA office know and they will link you with a community member that can help you get started. Each of the activities offered were the inspiration of an active community member interested in healthy or fitness activities. Contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Neighbors helping neighbors – a great community partnership!