The New Year is upon us and it’s time to think about how we can energize the months ahead.
Click through for five possibilities for those who want to get up and go in 2013. Next
Boston Ski and Sports Club, 51 Water St., Watertown
To join a dodgeball team or register a team of your own, contact the club. The individual fee to play for a seven-week season plus playoffs is $65 for nonmembers and $40 for members of BSSC.
“You can stand around and just get hit,” in which case you’re out of the game, said Marisa Chattman, a microbiologist who plays on a team with her brother. Or you can really move, remain untouched, and get a great workout.
Pictured: Jason Tilley of East Boston aims a shot during a co-ed dodgeball game at Watertown Middle School on Dec. 11. Next
Broomstones, Curling Lane, Wayland
The club typically offers two-hour “learn to curl” classes for a cost of $40 for adults at the start of the season in November and at open houses twice a year, in November and January or February.
“During a game a sweeper will walk approximately a mile, half the time aerobically sweeping,” said Teri Olson, who fell in love with the sport while watching the Winter Olympics seven years ago.
Pictured: Sian McAlpin delivers a stone at Broomstones Curling Club in Wayland on Dec. 10. Next
Waltham YMCA, 725 Lexington St., Waltham
Aqua Zumba classes are held at the Waltham Y on Thursday mornings. Membership is $40 a month for people between 18 and 29, $50 a month for ages 30 to 64, and $40 a month for people 65 and older, plus a one-time $25 joining fee.
“If I didn’t come here, I’d still be in my nightgown drinking coffee. This gets me up and out,” said Mary Cronin of Waltham, whose “bad knee” put an end to her daily three-mile walks.
Pictured: Justin Falxa teaches an aqua zumba class on Dec. 13. Next
Weston Ski Track, Leo J. Martin Golf Course, 190 Park Rd., Weston
Snowshoeing classes for beginners are held on most weekends and holidays at 11:30 a.m. The cost for adults is $46 and includes the beginner lesson, snowshoe rental, and trail pass. Reservations are recommended, and can be made online.
“It’s a sport for anyone who wants some exercise....If you can walk, you can snowshoe,” said Kevin Horner, who teaches a snowshowing class at the Weston Ski Track. “You can make snowshoeing as difficult or as leisurely as you want.”
Pictured: Instructor Tim Drain leads a beginner snowshoeing clinic at Weston Ski Track. Here, the students are learning to put on their snowshoes. Next
Va Va Voom, 969 Concord St., Framingham
Membership prices range from $54.99 to $79.95 per month and include an unlimited number of classes. If you don’t want to join, you can drop in and take class for $15.
“It’s hard, but fun at the same time. You don’t realize how hard it is because you’re laughing so much,” said Sally Jacobson of Wellesley, who has been taking classes for a year.
Pictured: Ann Saldi, founder and owner of VaVaVoom Dance Fitness in Framingham, teaches a variety of specialty classes such as "In the Hot Seat Exotic Chair Dancing." Back to the beginning
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