Body Boot Camp – For ages 16 and older. Work your entire body during this continual mix of challenge and fun using cardio, intervals, circuit training and more. Seven-week class is held Tuesdays, today-Nov. 23, 6:15-7:30 p.m. at Finch Elementary School, 3717 N. Milton. Cost is $39. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register and for more information.
Aging Well Classes and Events – Reiki: Class provides an overview of this ancient Japanese healing art and how it works on healing for the body, mind and spirit. Handouts are provided and we will discuss not only about this healing art but also how it is used in various healing settings, hospitals, clinics and private offices. Today, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $12. Meditation 101: While meditating, in the stillness of silence, we are free to experience inner peace, improve our well-being, cope with stress, find lasting joy, develop loving relationships, and appreciate each other and life. Held Tuesdays, Oct. 19-Nov. 9, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Cost is $30. Stop Smoking Now: Rev. Dr. Regina Merritt, certified hypnotherapist, will discuss if smoking is an addiction or a habit. Learn about the hidden dangers of certain substitutes, what works and what doesn’t, including the importance of a balanced diet. Through an imaginary body cleaning exercise, participants will be able to “think from the end that the smoker is now a non-smoker,” and get into the feeling that it is accepted already done. Suggestions like meditation and other methods will be given on how to continue each and every day to breathe freely and joyfully as a non-smoker. Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $12. The Chakras: The Wheels of Life: Dr. Charles Lightwalker will discuss how chakras are classified as healing centers, power centers and part of the healing practices of many traditions. Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $12. Classes are held at Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. Call (509) 535-0803 or visit www.southsidecenter.com/ to register and for more information.
Southside Senior Activity Center Exercise Classes – Balance and Agility: Class designed for those who need additional help with balance and control. Helps improve the way you walk. Also designed for those who want to further enhance the way they respond to balance and increase strength and agility. Held Thursdays, Oct. 21-Dec. 2, 1-2 p.m. Fitball for Seniors: Exercise class designed for seniors (ages 50 and older). Participants use a stability ball to sit while doing a simple aerobic workout to strengthen the arms, legs and abs while listening to a simple music rhythm. Held Thursdays, Oct. 21-Dec. 2, 2-3 p.m. Zumba-Zumba-Zumba!: Combines Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program while enjoying a good workout. Working out with Zumba provides an exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life. Tuesdays, Oct. 26-Nov. 30, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mat Yoga: Explore the gentle movements to increase flexibility, strength, and well being. Class covers body stretches, yoga postures and breathing practices. Participants are then guided into deep relaxation. Fridays, Oct. 29-Dec. 10, 11:30-12:30 p.m. Classes are held at Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. Call (509) 535-0803 or visit www.southsidecenter.com/ to register and for more information.
Drums Alive! Aerobics – For ages 16 and older. High-energy dance experience combines the pulsating rhythms of drums with the powerful movements of step aerobics to burn fat. Six-week class is held Tuesdays, today-Nov. 16, 7:35-8:35 p.m. at Sacajawea Middle School, 401 E. 33rd Ave. Cost is $35. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register and for more information.
Strength and Conditioning – For ages 16 and older. Have fun, build muscle and gain endurance using weights, dynabands, stability ball and a step. Six-week class is held Tuesdays, today-Nov. 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Sacajawea Middle School, 401 E. 33rd Ave. Cost is $32. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register and for more information.
Yoga Mat and Chair for Seniors – For ages 50 and older. Gain strength, flexibility and balance in this easy to follow Yoga routine. Perfect for beginners of any age or physical condition. Six-week class is held Tuesdays, today-Nov. 16, 5:45-6:45 p.m. at Indian Trail School, 102 W. Woodside Ave. Cost is $45. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register and for more information.
“How to Stay Sane as the World Goes Crazy” – Dr. Kathy McMahon will talk about how we’re in the early stages of adjustment to vast changes in how we live, specifically pertaining to energy, economics, and environment. A discussion will follow. Free and open to the public. Held today, 6:30 p.m., at All Saints Church, 314 S. Spruce St. Call (509) 999-1000 for more information.
Green Cleaning – Create a more sustainable way of life by making and using non-toxic cleaning methods and green living practices. Save money and live better with minimal effort. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., at Fresh Abundance, 2015 N. Division St. Cost is $14. Visit www.spokaneparks.org or call (509) 625-6200 for more information.
Abs/Core Express Training – Work all the core muscles in every plane of movement to help produce stabilization, strength and endurance. Six-week class runs Wednesdays, Oct. 13-Nov. 17, 5:15-5:45 p.m., or Saturdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Cost is $36. Held at Chrome Personal Training Center, 4750 N. Division St. Visit www.spokaneparks.org or call (509) 625-6200 to register and for more information.
Peripheral Neuropathy Meeting – Ellen from Super Supplements will discuss how certain supplements, vitamins and minerals can help, how they work, and how they work with some prescriptions and not others. Thursday, 7 p.m. at Rockwood Clinic, 400 E. Fifth Ave. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Yoga and Freedom – Ravi Ravindra is speaking on Yoga and Freedom. Thursday, 7-9 p.m., on the South Hill (call for directions). $15 donation is optional. Call Darcy at (208) 699-0214 or Judith at (509) 624-2117 for more information.
Zumba Fitness With Leslie – Add Latin flavor and international zest to your workout for a fun, energized class, perfect for all ages and fitness levels. Five-week class is held Fridays, Oct. 15-Nov. 12, 5:45-6:45 p.m., at Sons of Norway, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. Cost is $22. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org.
“Healthier Without Wheat” – Hosted by Celiac Disease Foundation North Idaho/Eastern Washington. This informative presentation features Dr. Stephen Wangen discussing how people react to gluten, the wide range of health conditions associated with gluten intolerance, the tests available for determining intolerance, and insight for proper screening. Focuses on non-celiac gluten intolerance, a highly underestimated condition. Free and open to the public. RSVP is encouraged. Friday, 6:30 p.m., at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave., in Mother Joseph Meeting Room. Call (509) 535-7668, (509) 922-6153, or (208) 699-5913 for more information.
Boot Camp Express – High intensity plyometric workout. Work every muscle group in every plane of movement providing a quick, hardcore full body workout increasing muscle strength and tone, mobility/reaction time and total endurance. Go at your own pace. Saturdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 20, 1-1:45 p.m., at Chrome Personal Training Center, 47450 N. Division St. Cost is $40. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register and for more information.
“Take Steps Be Heard for Crohn’s and Colitis”- Fundraising walk is Saturday, 1 p.m., at Mirabeau Point Park, 13500 Mirabeau Parkway, Spokane Valley. Visit http://online.ccfa.org or call (509) 496-6250 for more information and to register.
Body Synergy – “Synergize” your body by combining cardio, strength, tone and stability to condition the entire body in one fun, productive hour. Seven-week class is held Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 18-Nov. 29, 6:15-7:15 p.m., at Wilson Elementary School, 911 W. 25th Ave. Cost is $55. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register and for more information.
3-Part Training: Students with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss: Planning for Their Success: Analyze the environment, adaptations, and strategies that must be included in educational planning for students who have a combined vision and hearing loss – and who may have additional disabilities.
Successful Aging Forum – Program covers the availability of primary care services, availability of wellness and prevention methods, healthcare’s role in preparing for an aging ready community, how to find an extended care facility, life planning/advanced care planning, and the role of community clinics and public health. Oct. 19, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at Northern Quest Resort and Casino’s Pend Oreille Pavilion, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. Call (509) 458-2509 ext. 222, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.altcew.org for more information.
Understanding Medicare – Free course offered at Spokane Falls Community College by the Consumer Protection Program of the Office of Insurance Commissioner’s Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors Helpline is designed for those who are about to turn 65 or have turned 65 to help explain Medicare A, B, C and D. Held Oct. 22, 8:30-11:30 a.m., in the Administration Building 1, Falls Conference Room, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Registration is required by Oct. 21 by calling (509) 279-6030 or (509) 279-6027.
“Party in Pink” Zumbathons – Charity events benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Oct. 18, 5-7 p.m., at Golds Gym, 10101 N. Nevada St., and Oct. 30, 10 a.m.-noon, at East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St. Tickets are for either day is $10. Call Golds Gym at (509) 465-0500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the Oct. 18 Zumbathon and Kathy at (509) 625-6693 for more information on the Oct. 30 Zumbathon.
Free Bone Health Seminar – Nov. 1, at North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. For times and more information, call Karen at (509) 489-4473.
Goddess Arts Academy Pole Fitness, Pole Dancing, Aerial Arts and Acrobatics Classes – Classes for men, women and youth of all ages and levels. Drop ins are welcome. Cougar Spin – Beginners and ladies ages 39 and older at welcome. Held on Mondays, starts Oct. 25. Pole Fit Basics – Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Learn the basics of pole dance for fitness. Black Light Ladies Night – Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Cardio-intensive dance style workout under black lights. Ladies only. Trixter – Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Class with a focus on pole tricks and transitions. Intro Pole Class – Held on Thursdays, 6-6:30 p.m. For new students. Open Pole and Aerial Practice – Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Combines warm up and cool down exercises with time for personal practice. Pole-Fit Basics – Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. All levels welcome. Aerial Arts Basics – Saturdays, noon. Get fit with aerial yoga, dance and acrobatics moves. All ages and levels welcome. Drop ins are $20 per class. Held at 5025 N. Market St. Call (509) 868-2168 to register and for more information.
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Patient Education Program – “Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Diseases”: Keynote speaker is Dr. Michael Kestell. Program topics include: overview of inflammatory bowel diseases, review of current therapies and emerging research, management of diseases and treatment-related side effects, and a questions and answer session. Cost is free, light refreshments will be provided. Today, 6 p.m., at Gonzaga University’s McCarthey Athletic Center, 801 N. Cincinnati St. Call (877) 703-6900, visit www.ccfa.org/chapters/ northwest, or e-mail email@example.com for more information and to register.
Pre-Diabetes – Two-part class for those who are at risk for or have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or those who know someone who has. All participants receive a free testing meter. Cost is $30 per person. Today and Oct. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at CHER Diabetes Education Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.