Learn the art of Tai Chi with the Moore Public Library in two sessions of its weekly free classes – a Beginner’s Tai Chi class at 9 a.m. on Saturdays, and an Intermediate Tai Chi class that follows immediately after at 10 a.m. Classes take place in July beginning Saturday, July 1.
And starting with the July 8 classes and running through August 12, the classes will be done seated and will be especially geared to people with neurological conditions such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, ALS, MS, Cancer, recovery from surgery or injury and wheelchair users.
Classes are led by certified instructor Chock Petchprom. The goal for the classes is to improve balance and coordination, reduce stress and anxiety, promote joint health and help participants develop and improve muscle strength.
The Moore Public Library is presenting free weekly Zumba classes that will be 6 p.m. on Thursdays in July, on July 6, 13, 20 and 27, in Rooms A and B of the library.
The workouts are led by certified instructor Lisa Dunsmore and feature high-energy Latin and International music that combine dance and exercise movements.
Teens ages 12 and up or adults may participate, and a signed waiver is required before each class. Anyone under age 18 must have parent or guardian consent by signing the waiver.
The Moore Public Library welcomes children in third through fifth grades for a series of events on Fridays in July. “Fitness Fridays” takes place at 11 a.m. each Friday in July and includes a different theme each week.
Dates and topics are:
July 14 – USA Taekwondo – Learn basics of self-defense and life control and coordination through several games;
July 21 – Anytime Fitness Fun – Get tips that can help the whole family be more physically fit in a fun way;
Registration is required separately for each of the programs.
The Moore Public Library presents a series of free Beginner’s Yoga Classes to the community, with classes scheduled on the last four Mondays in July, beginning July 10.
The classes are taught by a certified YMCA instructor who will be leading the group in learning various yoga poses. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or towel for comfort, although there will be a limited number of mats provided.
The classes are for teens age 12 and up or adults and are made possible through the Health Literacy Grant by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
A signed waiver is required before each class. Anyone under age 18 must have parent or guardian consent by signing the waiver.
The Moore Public Library takes a journey around the world for a free class in Poi Dancing, at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22, in Rooms A and B.
The Poi dance is a traditional New Zealand dance originating with the Maori people in that country. It uses tethered weights moving in a variety of rhythmical and geometric patterns.
Supplies will be available to make the weights, although participants also can bring one pair of tube socks and one other pair of any kind of sock to make their own.
Ages 18 and up may attend, and registration is required in advance.