Recreation Department can help with resolutions

The start of the new year is the typical time for people to start looking into getting in shape.

Milford can help.

The city’s recreation department offers a number of classes for adults to help them get in shape, and relax. Following is a sampling of their programs.

Winter Hatha Yoga sessions for adults with instructor Dee Stephens begin in January. The class is available to residents and non-residents, and is described as offering people the chance to experience peace and relaxation associated with yoga. Hatha yoga gives one confidence, restores vitality, reduces stress, enhances flexibility and aids in weight control, recreation officials said, adding that it is a wonderful and soothing experience that enables a person to feel good inside and out.

The first class will be Monday, Jan. 6, at 6 p.m., with a second class at 7:20 p.m. The Tuesday class begins on Jan. 7 at 6:15 p.m., while the Wednesday morning class is scheduled for Jan. 8 at 9:15.

The Monday class will run 11 weeks and will cost $55 for residents and $60 for non-residents, while the Tuesday and Wednesday classes will run for 12 weeks and cost $60 for residents and $65 for non-residents. All classes will be held at Margaret Egan Center.

Zumba Fitness is another option; sessions for adults with instructor Lynn Baglini begin on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements, which recreation officials said creates a dynamic, exciting and effective fitness system.

The first class is on Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning on Jan. 8. The second class is on Thursday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will start on Jan. 9. Both classes will be held at the Margaret Egan Center gymnasium and run for 14 weeks. The cost for either class is $90 for residents and $95 for non-residents.

Registration is required.

Maybe dance is more appealing. The Recreation Department will offer its winter Fitness & Wellness and Dance & Fun Workout sessions for adults with instructor Shelia Frankel beginning on Monday, Jan. 6.

The classes are for women interested in gently sculpting and re-shaping their bodies while gaining added relaxation, stress reduction and flexibility through light stretching and toning techniques. All specialized movements are designed to improve overall well-being and reduce significant inches.

Dance & Fun Workout classes are geared toward dancing your way to fitness while having fun.

The classes will run for 11 weeks and cost $58 for residents and $63 for non-residents. The Fitness & Wellness class is offered on Monday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Friday at 9:30 a.m., while the Dance & Fun Workout class is available Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. and Friday at 10:30 a.m.

A Winter Freestyle Yoga class for adults is also on the roster and begins on Monday, Jan. 6. The class will run for 11 weeks at 9:30 a.m. at the Margaret Egan Center and costs $58 for residents and $63 for non-residents.

Cardio Core Workout for adults begins on Tuesday, Jan. 7, and is described as a fun and invigorating mix of cardio, core and strength training exercises designed to burn calories, build muscle, tone and strengthen the midsection, and sculpt the legs. The total body workout includes a balanced mix of aerobics with Pilates-style abdominal and leg exercises that emphasize toning the core and lower body while using a stability ball.

The class is offered on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6:30 at Tri-Beach. Class will run for 11 weeks and cost $90 for residents and $95 for non-residents.

For more information on any of the classes, contact Bill Garfield at the Recreation Department, 203-783-3388, or by email,

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