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Exercise Classes

Senior Exercise Classes

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 Chung).
  • 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 Sibley.org, 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.

Meeting at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church (MMUMC), 3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW

Total Body Workout with Carolyn

Weds. and Fri. This class is a full-body workout that incorporates light weights and floor work with a mat.  Warm ups and stretches for good posture based upon Carolyn’s 40 years teaching experience. Bring your own floor mat, weights, and physical therapy straps. Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor often and easily with no assistance.  The winter session on Weds. begins on Jan 10 and runs through Mar 30.  This is a 12 week class. Wed. and Fri. from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at MMUMC. Cost: $120 for one day a week or $210 for two days per week.  If you forget your weights or mat, Carolyn has extra. Late registrants are welcome for new students ($12 a class if once per week or $22 for two sessions per week for late registrants). Please call the SSA office (202-364-7602) at your earliest convenience to register and pay.

Strength and Balance with Howard

Tues. and Thursdays. The winter session on Tues. runs from Jan 9 through March 29. This is now a 12 week class (instead of 10 weeks). Tues. and Thurs. from  10 to 11 a.m. at MMUMC. Cost: $120 for one day a week or $210 for two days per week. No mat work. Late registrants are welcome for new students ($12 a class if once per week or $22 for two sessions per week for late registrants). Please call the SSA office (202-364-7602) at your earliest convenience to register and pay.

Meeting at Mazza Gallerie

Walking Club

Tues. and Thurs., ongoing; arrive anytime between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Members walk in a temperature-controlled, safe and dry environment. Free blood pressure checks are provided. Cancellations for bad weather follow the Montgomery County school closure schedule (Walking Club is cancelled if school is cancelled or delayed). The Walking Club is a free community service sponsored by Sibley Hospital and Mazza Gallerie. Meets at 5300 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., DC - concourse level. Free parking in the underground structure. If you drive to Mazza Gallerie, please pull the ticket and bring it with you to get it validated at the Walking Club. 

Fourth Quarter Classes with Jeffrey Robbins – Palisades Community Church  - 5200 Cathedral Avenue, NW DC – near MacArthur Boulevard. Street parking is available.

Qigong 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).   12-week class.  $170 for the session (or $18 per class). Tues., 11:30 a.m. to  12:30 p.m.  January 9 through March 27, 2018.   12 week class  at the Palisades Community Church. Late registrants are welcome for new students. Please call the SSA office (202-364-7602) at your earliest convenience to register and pay.  Advance registration and payment required.

Beginning and Intermediate Tai Chi Chung with Jeffrey Robbins

Tai Chi Chung 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. 12-week class. $170 for the session (or $18 per class). Weds., 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. January 10 through March 28, 2018. 12 week class at the Palisades Community Church. Please call the SSA office (202-364-7602) to register and pay. Advance registration and payment required. Tai Chi Chung veterans welcome to register late. Beginners would benefit from starting at the beginning of a class.

Body Awakening with Jeffrey Robbins

Body Awakening uses slow, easy to learn, nonimpact movements derived from the martial arts to improve respiratory and balance functions of the body while addressing each student’s individual health issues. 12-week class $170 for the session (or $18 per class). Weds., 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. January 10 through March 28, 2018 at the Palisades Community Church. Late registrants welcome for new students. Please call the SSA office (202-364-7602) at your earliest convenience to register and pay. Advance registration and payment required.