Fitness and music activities abound at Wilsonville Community Center

The following are upcoming events and activities offered through the Wilsonville Community Center.

Sign up for a free fitness test


The more information you have about your current fitness level, the more targeted and personalized your fitness program can be. In June of 2012, the Wilsonville Parks and Recreation Department fitness staff, led by certified personal trainer Brad Moore, kicked off a new fitness testing program. The Healthy Bones and Balance classes, both beginning and returning students, were part of this pilot project. In January, we are opening the fitness testing up for all adult 55 and over class participants. The testing measures flexibility, endurance and arm and leg strength and offers comparisons to other individuals in the same age group.

There will be two opportunities to sign up for the free testing on Jan. 10. The one-hour sessions will run from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., or 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Come to the center and register now to get a jumpstart on your fitness resolutions.

New instructor and class

Jules Moody, a longtime fitness instructor in Wilsonville has joined the ranks at the Wilsonville Community Center. Her new stability ball class will work on strong posture, core stability, balance and flexibility.

A weak core can make you susceptible to poor posture, low back pain and muscle injuries. Most postures will be done in a seated position or lying down.

The class will meet from 1-2 p.m. on Thursdays for eight weeks starting Feb. 6. The charge for the class is $42 for adults 55 and older and $52 if you are younger than 55. Registration begins Dec. 15.

Tai chi drop-in

This is an ongoing opportunity for tai chi participants to practice their forms and postures and improve balance, flexibility and relaxation at the same time. The practice session is led by Wes Morris, who studies with center tai chi Instructor James Lusk. The group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays at the center, and there is a $1 drop-in fee. No pre-registration required.

The Hit Parade

Pop historian and disc jockey Jim Pritchard takes us on a journey as he spins his tales of various “big name” artists from the 1940s and 1950s and from Hollywood to Broadway. Then get ready to hit the dance floor for some big band music. The event takes place from 2-4 p.m. Jan. 27; light refreshments will be served. Stop by the center today or visit to reserve a seat.

Big Boomer Band Open House

Do you: Have a musical instrument in the closet gathering dust? Love big band music or Motown sound? Long to be in a band or orchestra again? Don’t worry if you haven’t played in years! Together we will transition from “rusty” to “ready” and have a great time in the process. The group, coordinated by Karen Eichelberger, will meet once a week for group rehearsals with an eye toward performing for an audience in fall of 2014. Call 503-682-3727 for more information or join us at the community center for an open house from 2-3 p.m. Feb. 5.

The Wilsonville Community Center is located at 7965 SW Wilsonville Road. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 503-682-3727 or visit page=179.

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