Daily exercise doesn’t have to be boring! The Newark Senior Center is offering an array of new classes that provide a fun atmosphere to work up a sweat.

As we all know, exercise has always been a way to keep off the extra pounds. The beauty of exercise is that it can do more than help you lose weight. Just a few benefits you receive from exercising on a regular basis include reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, strengthened bones and muscles, and improved mental health and mood.

A variety of new classes are being offered throughout the week by Terri Rex.

“American Bandstand: Decades of Dance” allows you to travel through time and boogie through the decades. Bop your way from disco to the Charleston, the Shim Sham to the Virginia Reel, the Hustle to the Marcarena, and more.

Hone your mind- body skills and activate your healing process with guided imagery, breathing techniques, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and other therapies. In “Breathe, Relax, & Restore,” you are taught to reduce the harmful effects of stress while reconnecting your body and soul. This class will not only allow you to form healthier pathways for thoughts and behaviors, but it will also optimize your health and encourage you to love life.

Join the “prop-tastic” Pilates class on Wednesdays to target the muscles of the core, legs, glutes, and arms. By adding props to your Pilates repertoire, you add an extra level of strength training. The workout will leave you feeling strong, energized, and stretched!

As always, try your first class for free. Other classes to try by Terri Rex include “The Elements: Artful Energy & Moving” and “Dance Around the World.” Check the newsletter for dates and times!