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Exercise Classes

Senior Exercise Classes

Effective Thursday, March 12, 2020, we canceled all community classes and events at Sibley. We are pilot testing exercise classes with a limited number of people, distanced and masked - at the Palisades Hub.

Please check and our Facebook page for ongoing updates.

Our exercise classes were originally designed for Sibley Senior Association members, and we have noticed many non-members are also attending. While we welcome non-members to attend, we recognize it does take time away from paying members. In order to process your request, there is a quarterly administrative handling fee in the amount of $10 for non-members to attend SSA classes. Non-members may attend as many classes as desired during the quarter.

Please read the class schedule carefully for class locations.

  • Classes will be meeting in off-campus locations.  If in doubt, please call the SSA Office for information.
  • Payment must be received before your first day in class. 
  • Call 202-364-7602 to register for your desired class as soon as possible. 
  • For new students only: Late registrations are accepted the first three weeks of class (on all courses except Tai Chi).
  • No refunds after your first week in class. 
  • Make check payable to Sibley Hospital, and mail to the Sibley Senior Association, or call 202-364-7602 to have your payment processed over the phone with a credit card.
  • Register on line by visiting, click on community health tab, scroll down to exercise classes.
  • Always check with your doctor before starting a new exercise regimen.
  • Exercise classes must meet minimum numbers to start.
  • If DC Schools are closed due to snow, the classes at MMUMC and Palisades Church will be cancelled.
  • For more information, call the SSA Office at 202-364-7602.

Zoom exercise sessions offered by the Sibley Senior Association this summer:

Qigong/Body Awakening with Jeffrey Robbins

Qigong, part of traditional Chinese medicine, concentrates on body structure (correct spine alignment), meditation (to calm the mind and relax the body) and correct breathing (to increase oxygen intake and toxin expulsion). Body Awakening uses slow, nonimpact movements derived from the martial arts to improve respiratory and balance functions of the body while addressing each student’s individual health issues. Combined, these two practices are the ideal way for you to experience both the mental and physical aspects of Eastern health exercises.

$185 for the twelve week session (or $18 per class for late registrants)

Please call the SSA office (202-364-7602) at your earliest convenience to register and pay. Advance registration and payment required. Students will receive the zoom link after they pay for the class.

Beginning Tai Chi with Jeffrey Robbins

Tai Chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of a busy lifestyle and improve health. Often called “meditation in motion,” it promotes serenity and the connection of the mind and body.

$185 for the twelve week session (or $18 per class for late registrants)

Please call the SSA office (202-364-7602) for more information.

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