Some of our exercise classes are restarting in-person. Click below, on your county to see the updated schedule. There will be some new offerings, in addition to Bone Builder classes in some counties, check back for updates.
Additional volunteers needed to help lead some classes, let us know if you are interested in becoming a peer-led exercise leader!
Bone Builders Exercise Program - A Volunteer Program that we run in-house at Green Mountain RSVP. We train and place certified Instructors at community centers that donate space in each county. Most classes meet 2 times a week for 1 hour.
Bone Builders is modeled after the Growing Stronger Program or Strong Women created at Tufts University Friedman School of Nurtrition Science and Policy. It is an interactive strength-based exercise program that benefits women and men of all ages. It has been proven to help you build strength, maintain bone density, improve balance, coordination, and mobility, reduce your risk of falling, and help you maintain independence in performing activities of daily life.
Walk With Ease Walking Groups - We are in the process of training leaders for this pilot program in Windham County, starting with groups at the Brattleboro Senior Center and Putney Community Cares. Not up and running yet, we are thinking about late Summer or early Fall. Contact Steve Ovenden if you would like to lead a walking group, we provide all training including CPR.
Matter of Balance (MoB) is a group-based intervention that focuses on practical strategies to increase activity levels to reduce the risk of falling. This program is targeted to individuals in community-dwellings (i.e. living in their own home, apartment, etc.), who are ambulatory and able to problem-solve.
Tai Chi- we currently have one class which is meeting remotely. Once it returns in person and if we have additional classes added, we will add it to the schedules. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.