Body Motion is an exercise program designed to help participants reclaim flexibility and the variety of movement and strength that help make living more pleasurable. It is a motivating, pain-free physical fitness class for adults. Both men and women find it fun, encouraging, and refreshing for the body and mind, as well as comfortably challenging.
Class meets: Mon., Wed. and Fri. at 8:30 am (MP2)
FREE to MRC members
Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Meets Wednesdays 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in the classroom. For more information contact Judy Lemley at 812-372-3241or check the TOPS website at www.tops.org.
Mill Race Center Hiking Group
NEW hikers always welcome! No experience necessary! Call Ed Niespodziani at 812- 376-4073 for details and dates to join the fun!
Tai Chi/Chi Gung
Tai Chi is a low impact, slow moving and graceful Chinese art used to promote physical and mental health. Tai Chi combined with Chi Gung (which means “life energy cultivation”) involves the practice of rhythmic breathing coordinated with slow stylized repetition of fluid movement, a calm mindful state, and visualization. Movements can be modified for those who cannot stand for long periods of time.
Class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at either 10:00-11:00am. We offer 4-week sessions. Class is open to all levels. Sign up at the MRC Business Office or call (812) 376-9241. You are welcome to join mid-session, class fee can be prorated.
Instructor: Paula Howard
Cost: $40 members, $55/non-members
Emily Patrick, LMT is a Certified Massage Therapist offering massages on Wednesday mornings from 8:00-12:00pm. The price is $1 per minute with 10, 15 or 20 (max) minute sessions available.
Chair massage can help relieve physical and emotional stress, lower anxiety, increase circulation, reduce muscle fatigue, pain and tension, headaches and much more. You can sign up on the door outside the meeting room or by calling Emily at (812)344-9716.
Walk with Ease
No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation’s six week Walk with Ease program can teach you how to safely make physical activity part of your everyday life. If you can stand on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, then you can successfully participate in this program!
Studies show that Walk with Ease is proven to:
- Reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis
- Increase balance, strength and walking pace
- Build confidence in your ability to be physically active
- Improve overall health
Thanks to Thrive Alliance, the six week Walk with Ease workshop will be offered at various times throughout the year at Mill Race Center. To sign up for the Walk with Ease workshop contact Mill Race Center Business Office at 812-376-9241.
Better Breathers Club
Better Breathers is a support group for those with lung disease and their families and friends. There’s is no requirement to join the club, and you can attend as many or as few meetings as you like. We have educational presentations. We will emphasize the basics of lung disease this year, and try to have more time for open discussion. Meetings should last about one and a half hours.
Better Breathers welcomes all people who have lung problems that affect their daily living. Friends and family are also welcome.
Feel free to call Jennifer at the Lung Institute at 812-376-5793 with any questions.
Held Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays from 9:00-11:00am at Foundation For Youth (FFY). Purchase swim passes at FFY for $5/visit for non-members of FFY.
Become a FFY member for $25/year and receive discounted passes. 30 visits/$75, or 50 visits/$100.
For more information call FFY at: 812-348-4558.
Diabetes Group Information Sessions
Offered the 2nd Thursdays of each month at Mill Race Center from 3:00 to 5:00pm. To reserve a seat, call 812-376-5500.