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Get in shape with new yoga class
Angie Walker is joining the staff at the Civic Center and will be offering a new Silver Sneakers yoga class. The class begins May 17 and is designed for all ages to improve breathing, flexibility, balance, muscular strength, and range of movement.

McMinnville Civic Center is adding a yoga class to its Silver Sneakers program beginning May 17.
“I’m very excited to be offering this class,” said instructor Angie Walker. “The Silver Sneakers program is the best exercise program I’ve seen. It’s very inspiring to come in here and see people exercising and having fun doing it.”
The Silver Sneakers program is open to all ages but it is geared toward the needs of seniors with routines that are low-impact while providing an overall workout. Currently, the program has two classes offered by instructors Justin Scott, Matt McColloch and Patricia Boyd:
Silver Sneakers Classic – Participants have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills.
Silver Sneakers Cardio – Get up and go. Participants are provided cardio that is safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints.
On May 17, a Silver Sneakers yoga class will be added. The class is designed for all participants and focuses on poses and postures to improve breathing, flexibility, balance, muscular strength and endurance, and joint range of movement.
Walker says Silver Sneakers yoga will involve a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses.
“Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement,” said Walker. “Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. You will feel so good after this class. The benefits of yoga are amazing.”
Yoga is beneficial for people of all ages. For seniors, yoga can reduce stress and minimize hypertension which can help people reduce the amount of medication they need to control blood pressure, strengthen bones and helps slow bone thinning to reduce the risks of osteoporosis, and prevent weight gain or help an individual lose weight.
For more information, call McMinnville Civic Center at 473-1212.