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Kings Bay Walking Club

Residents are invited to join the free, educational and engaging Kings Bay Walking Club that takes place from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Saturdays. The group meets at the public parking lot at the intersection of NE Fifth Street and NE First Avenue (across from Vintage on 5th).

The Kings Bay Walking Club is lead by Crystal River resident and certified medical exercise specialist and master personal trainer Bill Coyle. He encourages walkers of all abilities to come out and socialize while they exercise.

Weekly wellness tips are offered during the walk. Slower walkers will be given shortcuts. Heavy rain or storms cancel the walk. Light to moderate rain requires a hat.

For information, call Bill at 201-281-4444.

Reiki Healing Circle

The Reiki Healing Circle meets from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays each month at the Homosassa Public Library. Everyone is welcome and it is free.

Call Kristie at 352-628-1936 for more information.

Tai chi at Whispering Pines

Tai chi (Yang-style short form) is a soft martial art exercise practice done standing and moving the entire body to help improve balance, strength and mental concentration. Tai chi is known to help ease the aging process and overall health.

The Yang style is the most popular and it consists of slow continuous, soft and circular movements that are coordinated with breathing. Tai chi is a great exercise of body and mind for all ages.

Join instructor Elaine Seissler every Monday morning from 9-10 a.m. at Whispering Pines City Park in the large pavillion (area B), 1700 Forest Drive in Inverness, to experience this great exercise. Classes will focus on form, no warm-up or chi gongs.

Seissler has been a student of Tai Chi for 11 years and has been instructing classes for 8 years.

There is no fee for the class. All are welcome.

Yoga in Chassahowitzka

Yoga classes are from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday mornings at the Chassahowitzka Community Center, 10300 S. Riviera Drive (old firehouse).

Call Ann Sandstrom at 352-382-7397 or email yogabiker@tampabay.rr.com.

‘Strong Women’ at Central Citrus

“Strong Women” floor exercises are especially for women age 55 and older. Hand weights are used (note: cans of veggies can be used and weigh about 1 pound), wear loose-

fitting clothing you can move in. Wear shoes that will stay on your feet (again, that you can move in), or go barefoot, if you wish.

Offered at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Central Citrus Community Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto. Questions? Call Diane McConnell at 352-270-8050 for information.

Tai chi at Central Citrus

For a fun-loving experience in learning basic tai chi, come join in classes with Elaine at the Central Citrus Community Center in Lecanto, every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Classes are free, all are welcome.

Wellness in Homosassa

The Old Homosassa Learning Center offers weekly classes. Classes are $5 and open to all residents. For information, call 352-628-9333.

The current lineup is: Monday at 9 a.m., yoga with Michelle DiDomenico; Tuesday at 10 a.m., Zumba with Nadeen Horak; Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., body sculpting with Michelle DiDomenico; Wednesday at 6:15 p.m., Zumba with Nadeene Horak; Thursday at 9 a.m., yoga with Michele DiDomenico; and Friday at 10:30 a.m., body sculpting with Michelle DiDomenico.

Zumba at Unity

Zumba classes for beginners are offered at 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Unity Church, 2628 W. Woodview Lane, Lecanto. Email miss-donna@tampabay.rr.com or call 352-419-7337.

Yoga/Reiki Center

The Yoga/Reiki Center, 1015 E. Norvell Bryant Highway (County Road 486), Hernando, offers free classes.

Monday: 10 a.m., chair yoga with Aviva; 4 p.m., yoga with Aviva

Tuesday: 10 a.m., tai chi form with Linda; 2 p.m., reiki (by invitation only) with Connie and Rick; 3:30 p.m., qigong with Gina

Wednesday: 9 a.m., stretching with Linda; spiritual development classes with Miriam (call for details); 4 p.m., light yoga with Cathy; 7 p.m., reiki (by invitation only) with Connie and Rick

Thursday: 10 a.m., chair yoga with Helen; 1 p.m., book club with Sheila; 4 p.m., yoga with Aviva

Friday: 10 a.m., meditation with Kathy; 11 a.m., conversational Spanish with Gina; 2 p.m., reiki (by invitation only) with Connie and Rick; 7 p.m., reiki (by invitation only) with Connie & Rick

Saturday: 10 a.m., yoga with Aviva

Donations of nonperishable foods are welcome for the Citrus County Family Resource Center. For information: yoga and tai chi, call Aviva: 352-419-7800; reiki, call Connie: 352-560-7686; spiritual development class, call Miriam: 352-527-0984.

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