Our BoomerVenture Campus has something for everyone: exercise classes, lectures, workshops and an ongoing film festival. We welcome your suggestions for subject matter. Register online at My Active Center unless otherwise noted.
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Workouts Currently on Campus
Energize with Exercise
Join a group of baby boomers who are having a blast getting fit. Floor aerobics, weight training, balance practice and stretching. We end the hour with a quick guided meditation ready to go out and conquer the world!
Mondays, August 31 – November 16, 3:30pm
Cardio fitness, flexibility and strength training as you dance! It’s a 500 calorie burn!
Thursdays, September 10 – November 12, 3:30-4:30pm, $55
An active practice of flowing postures, focusing on various parts of the body. Each night will include 15 minutes of meditation.
Thursdays, September 10 – November 12, 7:15-8:30pm, $60
Enjoy the company of friends as you benefit from this top-rated cardio workout. Use special poles that activate upper and lower body muscles, hike local public trails.
Wednesdays, September 9 – October 28, 3:30-5:15pm. $44
Lectures, Workshops & Fun Currently on Campus
Boomer Blow-Out Bash!
Farewell to summer. Purchase in advance for our last grill night of the season. Rock to the sounds of the “Jazz Disciples”.
September 10, 5:00-7:00pm
Community Drum Circle with Special Guests Genki Spark
Tickets available now! Call for details for this fun and dynamic evening at the townhouse on main street. Visit our booth at Andover Days on September 12 for $10 tickets! This program is supported in part by a grant from the Andover Cultural Council, which is supported by the MA Cultural Council.
Saturday, September 19, 7:00pm. $15
A lecture with an in-depth discussion and work book which lays the groundwork for a complicated decision. Find out when and how to enroll, even before 65! Presenter: BCBS.
Thursday, September 17, 6:45-8:15pm
The Spirituality of Organizing
Discover the internal benefits of de-cluttering. Join Susan Walko, educator and owner of Organiz-ER and Diana Noble, educator and owner of Noble Balance for these two interactive workshops.
Thursdays, September 24 & October 1, 6:45-8:15pm. $20
Ongoing Boomer Workouts
You can experience a wide variety of programs and activities as listed below. Not sure if a class is right for you? Come in and audit a class one time for free. Note that there are several outdoor groups —some walk, some hike, some are seasonal, some year-round. Be sure to check them all out!
Do you enjoy dancing? Have you always wanted to be able to dance at weddings? Learn easy line dancing set to different styles of music. Appropriate for beginner to intermediate.
Men and Women In Motion
Functional and sports based movements linked together for a 30 minute moderate to vigorous aerobic workout followed by balance and strength building exercises. Cool down with deep relaxing stretches on the floor.
Tuesdays, 7:50am at the Andover/North Andover YMCA.
Thursdays, 7:50am at the Andover/North Andover YMCA.
Sit and Get Fit
Focus on strengthening your muscles, improving your balance and posture, stretching, breathing and lifting your spirits. The atmosphere is relaxed, friendly and fun. All exercises are done with the benefit of a chair.
Tuesdays and/or Fridays, 10:15am
Strengthen and Stride
This class mixes low impact aerobics with muscle conditioning, as well as working on balance. This class is great for beginners and those with an active lifestyle.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am
Wednesday: The use of resistance bands and hand weights increases muscular endurance and strength. Improve joint stability by focusing on specific muscle groups which helps prevent injury and increase bone density. This class is appropriate for beginners and intermediate students.
8:00am and 8:45am
Friday: Build muscle tone, strength and bone density by working all major muscle groups. Standing and seated exercises using free weights and bands. Appropriate for beginners to intermediate.
8:00am and 8:45am
Beginners & Intermediate: Taiji (tai chi) is a mind/body discipline with its roots in both traditional Chinese martial arts and medicine. Today most people practice for the many health benefits, including stress reduction, body awareness, balance and movement control, and relaxation. Our students engage their minds as they gradually learn the Yang style Short Form with emphasis on moving in a slow, relaxed manner.
Beginners class: Tuesdays, 1:15pm
Intermediate class: Thursdays, 1:15pm
A fun way to increase your aerobic activity, using noodles and float weights in the pool. The water provides a very effective method of resistance and strength training while reducing harmful impacts on joints.
Tuesdays, 9:00am at the YMCA. Please register at The Center.
Beginner Yoga: Level 1 Chair yoga with gentle slow flowing positions that strengthen and help improve balance, increase flexibility, and facilitate muscle recovery and endurance. A gentle, pleasurable experience for beginners.
Beginner Yoga: Level 2 Next step up from level 1, the flowing movement is more active and precise. This class has all the benefits of level 1 using the chair and floor if you wish.
Intermediate Yoga: This class is for the experienced yoga student with challenging positions and active flowing movements. Most students use the floor; chair optional.
BoomerVenture Screening Room
August 6: A Birders Guide to Everything*
David Portnoy, a 15-year-old birding fanatic, thinks that he's made the discovery of a lifetime. So, on the eve of his father's remarriage, he escapes on an epic road trip with his best friends to solidify their place in birding history. Comedy.
August 27: The Best of Men*
Towards the end of WWII, Dr Ludwig Guttmann, a brisk refugee from Nazi Germany, arrives at Stoke Mandeville hospital in Buckinghamshire and is appalled to find the partially paralysed spinal patients heavily sedated and left to rot with bed sores. He immediately begins a new regime, bringing him into conflict with stern Sister Edwards and pompous consultant Cowan, as well as the patients. Biography.
September 10: Muscle Shoals*
A documentary that celebrates Rick Hall, the founder of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and the signature sound he developed in songs such as "I'll Take You There", "Brown Sugar", and "When a Man Loves a Woman". Music Documentary. Grill night with “The Jazz Disciples” from 5:00-7:00pm.
September 17: Timbuktu
A cattle herder and his family who reside in the dunes of Timbuktu find their quiet lives — which are typically free of the Jihadists determined to control their faith — abruptly disturbed. French/Mauritanian drama.
September 24: Last Days in Vietnam
During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confront the same moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate U.S. citizens only--or to risk treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they can. Documentary. English/French/German.
October 1: Whiplash
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. Drama.
October 8: As it is in Heaven
A successful international conductor suddenly interrupts his career and returns alone to his childhood village in Norrland, in the far north of Sweden. Swedish, Academy-award nominee.
October 15: Shun Li and the Poet
A study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon. Italian/Mandarin drama.
October 22: The Zigzag Kid
Nono, a Dutch kid lacking two days being thirteen, runs away from problems at home and, disguised as a girl, takes up with the world's cleverest thief, who unbeknownst to Nono, may hold the bizarre key to his true identity. English/Dutchdrama.
October 29: Caché
A married couple is terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch. French thriller.
Nov 5: The Music Never Stopped
Tale of a father who struggles to bond with his estranged son Gabriel, after Gabrielsuffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories. With Gabriel unable to shed the beliefs and interests that caused their physical andemotional distance, Henry must learn to embrace his son's choices and try to connectwith him through music. Drama based on the Oliver Sacks essay The Last Hippie.
Nov 12: Siddharth
A chain-wallah from Delhi travels across India in search of his missing son, in the hopes that whoever took him, returns him unharmed. Hindi drama.
*Grill Nights begin at 5:00 PM with complete meals starting at $5.00. Pre-registration required.
Films begin at 6:30 pm unless noted. Seating and snacks starting at 6:15. All films held at 30 Whittier Court, ground floor of the school administration. Limited to first 30 people. Please pre-register for movies by going on-line at My Active Center. For information call: (978) 623-8321 or email Karen Payne-Taylor by 4pm.