By Stacey Bomser
The Weston Community Center offers a variety of adult programs promoting health and wellness and fostering friendships. It’s a place where people can learn new skills and try new activities – and all at a very reasonable price, if not for free.
“The Community Center provides a space for residents to connect, learn and grow,” states Don Decker, Weston’s Director of Parks and Recreation.
The new Posture and Alignment Class is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Taught by Physical Therapist and Posture Alignment Specialist Randee Engelhard, BS, MPT, PAS, this class is designed to promote proper alignment and correct posture through active muscle engagement that can reduce or eliminate pain. The exercises are based upon the Egoscue Method and involve the use of props designed to help decrease the rotations of the trunk and pelvis, improve rounding of the shoulders, and normalize the curves of the spine. Classes begin the week of February 1st and participants can select either one session or two sessions per week for the eight-week program.
For those looking for more physical activity, there is an Adult Karate program. This USA Goju Karate class focuses on the basic principles of self-defense, kata, fighting, and weaponry. It’s ideal for those seeking strength, conditioning and flexibility, as well as for building confidence and self-esteem.
Students can create a beautiful work of art in the Watercolor Painting class. Award-winning watercolorist Rolande Moorhead explains the vocabulary of colors, shapes, and composition and preliminary drawing.
Seniors have the opportunity for social interaction and recreation through the Weston Community Center’s partnership with the Weston 55+ Club. This group meets weekly for a wide variety of activities, such as board game days, luncheon outings, movie afternoons, lectures and other events.
In addition, adults can join friendly games of bridge and mah-jong. Open Bridge Play takes place on Monday, Wednesday or Friday afternoons, while Open Mah-Jong is played every Thursday.
There is a nominal fee to participate in many of the classes at the Weston Community Center. Generally, the tuition is charged either by the session.
To see the complete listing of all classes and programs available at the Weston Community Center go to www.WestonFL.org/Parks or check out the Winter/Spring 2018 edition of the Weston @ Play Parks and Recreation Guide. You can register for classes at the community center located at 20200 Saddle Club Road. For more information, call 954-389-4321.