Bensenville, Ill.— Wood Street Fitness, located inside the Bensenville Park District’s Deer Grove Leisure Center (DGLC), 1000 W. Wood Street, is offering two new seated fitness classes for those with limited mobility and those needing modifications. Tuesday’s seated Zumba Gold/Drum Fitness combo class helps build cardiovascular health while strengthening muscles, and Thursday’s Chair Yoga class focuses on developing mobility, strength and balance in a relaxed setting with a chair as a prop.
“The seated Zumba Gold/Drum Fitness class is perfect for those dancing enthusiasts who need modifications, those with limited mobility or those just starting to exercise after a long period of inactivity,” says Fitness Supervisor Silvia Acevedo, who teaches the class. “The mix of classes—30 minutes of Zumba Gold followed by 15 minutes of drum fitness and a final stretch—is a fun way to exercise your body and mind with coordinated moves.”
The class runs from noon to 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays in the DGLC’s Exercise Room. The fee is $6 for residents ($8 non-residents) and is free to those who purchased the Wood Street Fitness Core Class Pass. The first class on November 1 is free for people to try it out.
The new Chair Yoga class takes place Thursday mornings in the Exercise Room in addition to the existing Monday class. The 45-minute classes guides participants through gentle seated and standing poses to stretch and relieve tension in the body, focusing on developing mobility, strength and balance while incorporating breathing and relaxation techniques.
“You’ll even raise your heart rate with some cardio exercises and fun, seated dances,” Acevedo adds.
Chair Yoga runs 11:15 a.m. to noon Mondays and Thursdays, and the new Thursday class begins November 3. The resident fee is $6, and non-residents are just $8 per session. The class is included among Wood Street Fitness’ Core Class Pass offerings, so no additional fee is due for those passholders.
For more information about these and other Wood Street Fitness classes, programs and facilities, visit WoodStFitness.com.