The Charbonneau Villager Newspaper 2020_Jan issue Villager newspaper - Page 4

4 THE CHARBONNEAU VILLAGER January 2020 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: GET FIT By CLARA HOWELL Exercise instructor offers new class at CCC F or Charbonneau Country Club’s Get Fit Aerobic instruc- tor Jill Walker, teaching aero- bics is her calling. And this month she’s bringing a new fitness class to the CCC for those who want to kick off the new year and focus on mobility and light strength training. Get Fit Lite is a head-to-toe workout that uses a chair, optional weights, and resistance bands and balls. It will begin Tuesday, Jan. 7, and will run on Tues- days and Thursdays for four months. PMG PHOTOS: CLARA HOWELL “It’s just movement for the people that The new chair class taught by Jill Walker focuses on balance, strength and mobility. can’t get out and do what they want to do. I mean if they can’t play tennis, if they can’t do aerobic dance, if they can’t go bowling, if they can’t play ball, if they cant play pickleball, then do something and this will be fun,” Walker said. “If they’re rehabing from anything, (a) shoulder, or just recovering from an ill- ness and they’re kind of wimpy and they want to strengthen and get back into the swing of things, they can come here and get ready for that.” Walker, a Woodburn resident who teaches Get Fit Aerobics at the CCC, has been teaching dance aerobics for 24 years. Walker attended the Community Infor- mation Day at the CCC in summer and re- members being approached by people who asked if she taught other classes at the CCC. Her reply was simple: no. Participants use chairs, resistance bands and balls in the class. But Walker had been thinking about bringing the chair class — she’s taught a version of the class at SpringRidge for the last 12 years — to Charbonneau residents. “They will be surprised what they can do in a chair,” Walker said, adding that every movement is choreographed but people can enjoy a pressure-free workout and move at their own pace.”Your heart doesn’t care what your feet are doing, just keep moving.” She said the class starts with a warm- up and then alternates between arms and legs. People will work on balance and end the class with a nice stretch. “They’ll do it to some fun music,” Walker added. “We’re fun. I sing and make jokes and just come for fellowship, just get out. You’re so close, why not take advantage of it?” Walker encourages Charbonneau resi- dents to at least give the class a try and come with a buddy. The class is for both men and women, and kicks off at 9:15 a.m. in the morning and lasts 45 minutes. It costs $30 a month or $5 a class for drop-ins — though the first trial class is free. Balls, resistance bands and chairs are included but if folks want to bring weights, Walker suggests no more than three pounds and she will pick up a few weights to have on deck as well. “When I got into the senior chair fit- ness, I just felt a connection to those won- derful athletic seniors that don’t want to stop,” Walker said. “They’re ex-runners and ex-mountain climbers and ex-bikers and they know what it feels like to feel good. This will make them feel good.” Workout attire is required. We Specialize in All Things Glass David Riener Broker 971.263.3735 255 SW lst Avenue (99E) Canby, OR 97013 Office: 503.266.4747 Each office Independently Owned and Operated Zach Riener Broker 971.275.2705 503.969.5719 • Serving Canby, Molalla & Surrounding Cities ɂȆȋȈȏȍȏ Formerly All About Windows Locally Owned and Operated Franchise