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Pumped Up Strength


with Jenna Chase

Calendar Current session started Jan 21, 2022 at 6:15 am, runs for 6 weeks
2 additional sessions through Apr 15, 2022

ZOOM Pumped Up Strength is a new approach to resistance training. Utilizing combination movement patterns in a targeted, rhythmic progression, its superpower is the dynamic integration of upper and lower body movements set to fun music. The result? A sweat-drenched, functionally efficient workout that will challenge your body in new ways, improve lean muscle mass, and rev your metabolism. In this class you will want a set of handweights from 5-15 lbs. 

Contemporary Dance


with Brigitte Paulus

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 25, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

If you're new to dance, or you danced long ago and want to get back to it, this is the class for you. It is taught by Brigitte Paulus, a professionally trained dancer with over 30 years of experience teaching people of all ages and abilities. Brigitte believes that anyone can be a dancer. She loves to teach people the skills and vocabulary of dance while sharing her passion for artistry. Contemporary dance is a mix of all styles, drawing from ballet, jazz, popular dance, and more. The music is fun and the movements can be modifiec so everyone can do them safely. In a mixed level class people with existing training will be challenged, while beginners will be taught basic skills. No special dancewear is needed: socks, leggings or sweatpants, a t-shirt, and a willingness to have some fun while you learn is all that you need. 

Winter Skin Care Tips


with Candace Sanborn

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 26, 2022 at 6 pm

Maine winters can be drying for our face and skin, particularly as we age because our skin is less elastic. Learn tips on how to keep your skin more hydrated and healthier. Participants will be treated to a free Skin-Skan which uses ultraviolet black and white lights to looke below the surface layer of your facial skin to identify sun damage, oily areas, poor circulation, clogged pores, dehydration, and dead cells. Let's take a close look and learn the best skin care prescription for you. 

Boost Your Immunity


with Stepanie Walsh, MNT, CEPC, CPT

Calendar Next available session starts Jan 27, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

The strength and balance of your immune system is not only important during "cold and flu" season, but at any time of the year. Learn how your immune system functions, what stressors compromise immunity, and which key nutrients and foods strengthen your immune system. Leave with healthy recipes and steps your can take to boost your immunity now!

Nutrition Tips for Living With Diabetes


with Hillary Pride

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 3, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

ZOOM Confused about carbs? Join Scarborough Hannaford Registered Dietitian, Hillary Pride, for this informative virtual class covering nutrition for eating with diabetes. Participants will learn how to interpret a nutrition facts label, tools to help navigate the grocery store, and tricks to balance their plate for a diabetes friendly diet. 

Barre Bootcamp


with Jenna Chase

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 1, 2022 at 6:15 am, runs for 6 weeks
2 additional sessions through Apr 12, 2022

ZOOM This low impact workout produces a big burn! Barre combines elements of strenght training, Pilates/Yoga, and dance. Small movements and many repetitions tone muscles that you didn't even know you had! Join Instructor Jenna Chase to look and feel your best. 

Hearing Nature's Lessons


with Martin Gagnon

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 2, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Nature has been a source of wonder and inspiration for philosophers, artists, scientists, and poets for centuries. Albert Einstein once said to, "look deep into nature and you will understand everything." Henry David Thoreau frequently kept company with a Beech tree! Using a mindfulness-based approach, this class will examine how the physical traits, behaviors, and characteristics of animals can serve as lessons of wisdom for humans while instilling a greater appreciation in us all for our natural teachers

The Link Between Stress, Dysbiosis, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome


with Stepanie Walsh, MNT, CEPC, CPT

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 24, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Stress has been shown to disturb gut microbiota balance and to even exacerbate IBS symptoms. We are now learning that gut microbiota may also play a role in IBS. This presentation shares information on this complicated condition. 

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