Danbury Local Schools, through its Community Education Program, will resume yoga and Pilates classes when school resumes on Jan. 3. Following are the dates and times: • Pilates will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Class will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in room 21. Pilates is an exercise system that is focused on building strength without bulk, improving flexibility and agility, and helping to prevent injury. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket. The instructor will be Mary Leahy. Fee is $8 per class.
• Yoga begins on Monday, Jan. 9. This five-week session will run through Feb. 13. Class will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Learn to reduce stress through proper breathing, stretching and relaxation. Yoga also compliments other forms of exercise. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and bring a mat or blanket. The instruction will be Donna Lueke. Fee is $8 per class.
• Water aerobics is offered 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday (except for the first Tuesday of each month) and Thursday. Fee is $5 per class. Water aerobics is the ideal workout: low-impact, high-energy. The joints do not have to support the body’s full weight. Many beginners are amazed they can do a full hour of exercise and emerge refreshed. An hour of water aerobics burns up anywhere from 402 to 600 calories (mayoclinic.com). Health benefits from this program includes muscle tone, endurance, cardiovascular conditioning, balance, posture, flexibility and weight loss.
• Walkers are welcome at Danbury after 4 p.m. and should enter through the elementary entrance and sign in at the elementary office.