COA keeps busy with classes, programs

Published 9:18 am Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Cass County COA has planned a number of activities for this week at its two locations. Front Street Crossing is located at 227 S. Front St., in Dowagiac. The Lowe Center is located at 60525 Decatur Road, in Cassopolis.

Both locations will be closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1-2 for New Year’s.


Wednesday, Dec. 30

Cardio challenge

8 to 8:45 a.m.

This low-impact, high-energy class will challenge your entire body with cardio, strength training, and balance exercises. Mat exercises are also incorporated for a well-rounded workout. Cost is $25 per month or $5 for walk-ins.


Vim and vigor transitions

9 to 9:45 a.m.

This class begins with a stand-up energizing aerobic workout and ends with a chair cool down and stretch. The focus is on heart health, strength, flexibility and balance. Cost is $25 per month or $5 for walk-ins.

S.E.A.T. (Sit, Exercise, and Tone) 

10 to 10:45 a.m.

This chair-based class is great for anyone concerned with balance and stability. The focus is on maintaining flexibility and strength. Cost is $25 per month or $5 for walk-ins.


Tai chi

11 a.m.

Improve your posture, strength of hips, thighs and core with this gentle mind body exercise. Good for arthritis, blood pressure and sense of well-being. Cost is $20 per month.



1 p.m.

Follow the lunch hour by playing for fun and prizes. Cost is $2.25.



Tuesday, Dec. 29

Chess club

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chess is about strategy and thinking ahead. It has been shown to enhance cognitive ability. Club members will welcome and teach new players.


12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

Learn breath control and correct alignment in this mat-based workout designed to establish core strength and stability. Only $15 per month.


Euchre club

1 p.m.

Euchre is one of the most popular card clubs.


Wednesday, Dec. 30

Let’s Move

9:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Everybody can use a good stretch. Combined with balance and range of motion exercises this class is designed to help improve mobility. Only $15 per month.


Fitness activity class

10:30 a.m.

People of all abilities can get moving and improve their fitness level with this class.



1 to 2 p.m.

Follow the lunch hour by playing for fun and prizes. Cost is $2.25.