OAKLEY -- From Bollywood dance moves to yoga, Oakley's recreation division is including seniors in its lineup of spring and summer classes.

Starting May 15, the city will launch "Rockin' World Dance" and Tai Chi.

The dance instruction will be 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays through June 19, and will include an introduction to salsa, belly dancing and rock 'n' roll. Participants must be at least 50 years old. Cost is $40 for Oakley residents, $50 for nonresidents.

The Tai Chi classes will meet 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays through June 19. Also open to those who have reached the big 5-0, the exercises can help improve balance and memory, reduce stress, relieve pain, lower blood pressure and generally slow the aging process. Cost is $36 for Oakley residents, $46 for nonresidents.

Two other classes for seniors that will start soon are Aqua Fit and yoga. Aqua Fit, low-impact water exercises that are intended to improve flexibility, meets 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursdays from May 22 through June 26 at Diamond Hills Sports Club. Participants must be at least 55. Cost is $66 for Oakley residents, $70 for nonresidents.

"Gentle Yoga" will meet Fridays at 9 to 10:15 a.m. from May 30 through July 11. The class will include stretching and breathing exercises to improve strength and flexibility. Students must be at least 50 years old. Cost is $42 for Oakley residents, $52 for nonresidents.

Preregistration is required for all classes. For more information, call the recreation division at 925-625-7041 or email tumin@ci.oakley.ca.us.


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