Recreation Commission: (603) 887-5773
Corinna L. Reishus
84 Chester Street
Chester, NH 03036
Office Hours: Monday from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Town of Chester Recreation Commission Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Monday at 7:00 PM
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Newcomers are invited to participate in Chester Recreation’s Free “Introduction to Yoga” seminar on Thursday, January 5, from 6:30-8 p.m.
Students will learn what yoga is, how to breathe meditatively, and how to do traditional seated and standing poses.
Become acclimated to Kripalu Yoga and feel more comfortable participating in the “Gentle” and “All Levels” classes of Chester Recreation’s regular program. Students should register through Chester Recreation (chesternh.org) or contact Rhonda Woodward, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher (firstname.lastname@example.org), to learn more.
Chester Recreation’s Winter I 2017 Session begins Saturday, January 7 – Thursday, February 23
FITNESS KICKBOXING – Tuesdays @ 5:30 PM – New Six Week Session: January 10 – February 14
FITNESS KICKBOXING is a scorching interval workout that incorporates padwork, bodyweight-resistant toning moves, and a dynamic ab series to get your heartrate up and tone muscle. This class is suitable for ALL FITNESS LEVELS !
Join Kickbox Infusion Instructor Christi Pratte for a new six week session – classes held every Tuesday evening from 5:30-6:30 PM at the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) located at 84 Chester Street.
Cost: $40.00 for six week session / $8.00 drop in price per class
New Winter Futsal Session. Sundays from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the MPR. Eight week session starts January 22 and ends March 26. The registration fee is $20.00. Coed Futsal is open to Boys and Girls in Grades 6-8.
Futsal is a game played between two teams of five players each, one of whom is the goalkeeper. Unlimited substitutions are permitted. Unlike some other forms of indoor football, the game is played on a hard court surface delimited by lines; walls or boards are not used. Futsal is also played with a smaller ball with less bounce than a regular football due to the surface of the field. The surface, ball and rules create an emphasis on improvisation, creativity and technique as well as ball control and passing in small spaces.
Session Days: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, March 12, 19, 26
Pickup Basketball – Tuesdays at 8:00 PM
Pickup Volleyball – Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
All Chester Recreation pickup games are Coed 18+
and free to join! Registration is required prior to play.
Yoga Winter I Session
Our Winter I session begins Saturday, January 7 and runs until Thursday, February 23 and includes the following classes:
Monday, 5:00-6:15 p.m. Yoga for Physical Fitness **
Monday, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Kripalu Yoga for All levels
Thursday, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Gentle/Moderate Kripalu Yoga
Saturday, 8:30-9:45 a.m. Kripalu Yoga for All Levels
The session includes 7 Mondays, 7 Thursdays and 7 Saturdays. There IS class on Monday, January 16 (Martin Luther King Day).
Gentle/Moderate Kripalu Yoga is for those who enjoy building postures from the ground up. Poses will be explored with guidance and modifications. Students use postures, breath-work, and relaxation to quiet the mind, stretch and tone the body, and move the inner self towards stillness.
Kripalu Yoga for All Levels includes gentle warm-ups and leads to asana, in which students move from posture to posture in a flow-like sequence.
Yoga for Physical Fitness ** is designed for experienced yoga students. Stability balls, dumbbells and low-impact cardio exercises are used in conjunction with traditional poses to fatigue the muscles and facilitate deeper stretching and toning.
Fees per person are: 6 classes $50; 7 classes $60; 10 classes $80; 14+ classes $90. Since registration is based on the number of classes one is interested in attending (rather than a particular day/time), classes can be attended any given day. Missed classes cannot be carried over into the next session. Classes can be attended on a walk-in basis for $10.
DISCOUNTS: If more than one member of the same household registers for a session, a 20% discount off the combined registration payment applies! Also, many students find that participation in a yoga program is reimbursed by their health insurance companies; check out your policy!
Direct questions to Rhonda Woodward, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, (email@example.com) or to Corinna Reishus, Coordinator of Chester Recreation (887-5773). Sign up online at chesternh.org (find Recreation Commission page, then follow the Blue Sombrero link.) Classes take place in the Activities Room of the “pink” building to the right of the Chester Police Department on Chester Street.
Senior Wellness Program
Free to Seniors – Location is in the MPR at Chester Town Hall
The Chester Recreation Department in conjunction with KC Pilates & Fitness offers a Senior Exercise Class. This class is taught by Kim Cremin, Exercise Physiologist and owner of KC Pilates & Fitness. The class is a simple and safe, evidence-based physical activity program designed to enhance health outcomes for high-risk and diverse adults age 60+.
Exercises are performed using resistance bands, dumbbells, fitness circles and chairs. The participants in this class have seen significant improvements in balance, strength and flexibility.
The goal of Healthy Moves is to help older adults maximize their independence by building strength, increasing flexibility, and help to reduce the risk of falls.
Where: The Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) at 84 Chester Street
When: Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Cost: FREE to Chester residents*. Registration and physician’s clearance must be completed before attending.
*This class is financed through private donations and town funding.
Join Kim every Monday and Wednesday from 1:30 – 2:30 PM. If you have questions or wish to register you can contact Kim directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call at (603) 303-4061, or call the Chester Recreation Department at (603) 887-5773.
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