Welcome to the City of Albuquerque

Activities

Information about fitness activities for seniors

Adapted Aquatics (Also see "Swimming")

Taught at the University of New Mexico's Therapy Pool, the Adapted Aquatics Program is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Transportation is provided from all seven centers.
The warm water and buoyancy help the participants increase strength, flexibility and range of motion. The class works all parts of the body with special emphasis on increasing mobility. It is an excellent class for those suffering from arthritis and range of motion problems. All classes are conducted by 50+ Sports and Fitness Program instructors, who are evaluated yearly for safety and effectiveness. The cost for each class is 50 cents for transportation and 50 cents for the pool program. Call the 50+ Sports and Fitness Program at (505) 880-2800 for more information.

Air Gun (Practices)

Air Gun practices will be held at Eldorado High School, JR ROTC rifle range for beginners that are interested in learning the sport of Air Guns or those that would like to hone their skills for competition at the New Mexico State Senior Olympics. Practices will begin in January and will be on a reservation system.

Reservations call: Major Jim Korber, Senior Instructor, at the Eldorado High School JR ROTC at (505) 296-4871.

For more information you may also contact Dick Perry at (505) 856-7008.

Zia Rifle and Pistol Club

This club promotes participation in shooting sports, with emphasis on safety.
Grant Reel, President (505) 797-1959
Bear Canyon Center-Room 5
3rd Thursdays, 7 - 9 p.m.

Badminton

Badminton is beneficial to both your physical and mental well-being. This activity provides cardiovascular benefits, as well as weight-bearing exercise needed for musculoskeletal health. This is competitive badminton-a demanding sport.

Coordinators: Terry and Nan Lauritsen, (505) 266-8237
Manzano Mesa Multigenerational (Gym)
Monday and Friday, 1 - 4 p.m.
Tuesday, 6 - 9 p.m.
Free with membership

Wells Park Community Center
500 Mountain Road, NW
Tuesday and Thursday
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Basketball

Open/Drop-In Basketball is offered Monday - Saturday. Teams are formed as participants show up and sign in.

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational (Gym)
Monday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
and 6 - 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Saturday schedule subject to change for league play.)

Senior Men's Basketball

This group gathers to play some friendly, but competitive basketball, where teams are picked prior to the games. This is definitely a good workout, with a lot of action and exercise.

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational (Gym-East Court)
Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thursday, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball League

A Senior men's basketball program
welcomes men over the age of 50 to practice with them on Saturday mornings, 7:30 - 10 a.m. Call Bruce Nesbitt at 797-7586 for information.

50+ Women's Basketball City League

The City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department and the NM Senior Sports Foundation offer a 3 on 3 women's basketball league from November to March. Games are held weekly on Thursdays and National Senior Olympics rules apply. For information contact the City of Albuquerque Sports Office at (505) 291-6239, the NM Senior Sports Foundation at (505) 299-7768 or check the website at www.senior-sports.org

Women's Basketball Leagues

There are 2 senior women's basketball programs in Albuquerque. Women age 50 and over are welcome to join. Practices and tournaments are held throughout the year. For information and practice times see below:

Canyonnets Basketball Program
Judy Smith: (505) 286-2207
Jane Cotner: (505) 899-9646
E-mail: [email protected]

A League of Their Own

Ina Stewart: (505) 898-9568
Carol Helms: (505) 883-3157
Ginger Rich
E-mail: [email protected]

New Mexico State Senior Olympics

Team Basketball, Softball, Volleyball
Team competitions are scheduled as state competitions only. The New Mexico State Senior Olympics will qualify athletes for the Nationals Senior Olympics in 2011. Competition details will be announced by the New Mexico State Senior Olympics at a later date.

For information call New Mexico State Senior Olympics at (505) 623-5777.

Billiards

Billiards is a great way to visit and meet with friends. A variety of games are played at each center. The Billiards rooms are closed on Sundays.

Barelas Center
Billiards Room - 25 cents
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Bear Canyon Center
Billiards Room - 25 cents
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Highland Center
Billiards Room - 25 cents
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesdays, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Los Volcanes Center
Billiards Room - 25 cents
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

North Valley Center
Billiards Room - 25 cents
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesdays, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Palo Duro Center
Mtn. Mahogany Game Room - 25 cents
Monday - Friday, 8 - 5 p.m.
Wednesday until 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Wise Women Belly Dance

Belly dance is celebration of the female spirit and a display of the strength and beauty of women of all sizes, ages and shapes. Celebrate natural movement and burn up to 400 calories/hour. With a healthy diet, belly dancing can be part of a sound weight loss program.

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center - East Social Hall

Thursday, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. • amaya

African Dance/Drum Class

This class incorporates various traditional styles of African Dance and drumming. The class is being recognized as a new form of entertainment, and been invited to perform at outings and events. No experience is necessary.

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center - Room 4
Tuesday, 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.

Camilla Dodson

Ballroom Dance Lessons

Register at the front desk for Fred Laureta and Esther Roybal's ballroom dance.

Highland - Social Hall
Thursday, 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Palo Duro Center - The Mesquite Rm
Fridays, 1 - 3 p.m.

Clogging

Clogging began in the Appalachian Mountains. The word "Clog" comes from the Gaelic word meaning, "time." Clogging is done to all kinds of music from Country to WWII songs.

Bear Canyon Center - Social Hall
Friday, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
McCoy, 296-5376

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center - East Social Hall
Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Shirley Smith

Line Dance

Line dancing is great for people who love to dance but don't have a partner. Each person learns the dance routine and dances in a line, much like a chorus line. We cannot accept beginners after the first month of each new class.

Bear Canyon Center - Social Hall

Line Dancing Advanced
Thursday, 1:30 - 3:15 p.m.
Hull, Robertson • $1.00 per class

Line Dancing Beginning
Thursday, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Hull • $1 per class

Line Dancing Intermediate I
Tuesday, 3 - 4:30 p.m.
Hull, Robertson

Line Dancing Intermediate II

Tuesday, 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Los Volcanes Center - Social Hall

Line Dancing
Tuesday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Line Dancing Beginning
Thursday, 9 - 9:30 a.m.
Tidy • $1.00 per class

Line Dancing Intermediate
Thursday, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Tidy • $1.00 per class

Highland Center - Social Hall

Line Dancing Intermediate
Tuesday, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Santillanes

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center - Social Hall

Line Dancing – Beginning
Wednesday, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Georgette Smith

Line Dancing – Intermediate l
Wednesday 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Georgette Smith

Line Dancing – Intermediate ll
Friday, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Wylene Santistevan

Line Dancing – Advanced
Friday, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Wylene Santistevan

Palo Duro Center - Mesquite Room

Line Dancing – Beginning
Monday, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Tidy
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. • Tidy

Line Dancing – Advanced
Monday, 1:30 - 3 p.m. • Tidy
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. • Tidy

North Valley - Social Hall
Line Dancing – Beginning
Monday, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Salsa-Robics

Basic steps from various Latin dances provide a low impact aerobic workout as well as a foundation for the Ballroom and Latin Dance classes. Women and men are welcome! The tempo of the music, the syncopated patterns of the Cha Cha, Salsa/Mambo, Samba, and Rumba combined with the intensity with which the exercises are approached, determine the aerobic benefit making this suitable for virtually everyone. This is a fun way to relieve stress, improve flexibility, and build stamina. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Los Volcanes Center - Social Hall
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Margaret C de Baca • $2
Thursdays, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sonya Trujillo • $2

Square Dance

Practice modern a.m.erican square dancing with us. You'll dance at the mainstream level (70 moves) with announced plus tips. Knowledge of square dancing is required to take this class.

Palo Duro Center - Mesquite Room
Wednesday, 1 - 3 p.m.
Jensen

Tap Dance

Heel, toe, heel, toe. Sound familiar? This class will teach you to tap dance while getting your exercise. You will learn basic steps and routines. New members welcome.

Palo Duro Center - Mesquite Room
Tuesday, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Emmett

Jubilee Dancers

This is a group of dancers who choreograph their dances to various show tunes. They entertain at nursing homes, other centers and throughout the community. This group is already established but newcomers are welcome.

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center - East Social Hall
Thursday, 1 - 2:45 p.m.

Dances

Dance to top 40s, Spanish, country western, and oldies. Check the bulletin board for our monthly listings of bands.

Barelas Center - Social Hall
Friday, 1:30 - 4 p.m.

Los Volcanes Center - Social Hall
Thursday, 1:30 - 4 p.m.

North Valley Center - Social Hall
Sunday, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Highland Center - Social Hall
Saturday, 2 - 5 p.m.

Dinner Dances

Spend an elegant evening dining and dancing to ballroom music.

Barelas Center - Social Hall
2nd Wednesday of each month,
4 - 7 p.m., doors open at 4 p.m.

Los Volcanes Center - Social Hall
Last Tuesday of the month,
4:30 - 7:30 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m.

North Valley Center - Social Hall
3rd Tuesday, 4 - 7 p.m.
Dinner served at 4:30 p.m.

Body Fat vs. Muscle

The goal for optimal health is to reduce body fat while increasing muscle. A regular home scale will not give body fat and muscle weight, but ours will! Check with the trainers at the fitness centers below for a free, personal assessment.

Palo Duro 50+ Sports and Fitness Center
First Tuesday of the month, 9 - 11 a.m. and 5 - 7 p.m.

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center

Second Tuesday of the month, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m.

Los Volcanes Fitness Center
Third Tuesday of the month,7 - 10 a.m. and 5 - 7 p.m.

Cardio Aerobics

Join Ann Owens, certified by the A.C.E., in this group fitness month long cardio-aerobics class. Cardio Aerobics incorporates high and low impact choices in an effective aerobic workout to burn fat, use calories, and meet fitness goals!

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center - Social Hall East
Monday and Wednesday, 5 - 6 p.m.
$18 per month
Instructor: Ann Owens
Call (505) 275-8731 for more information.

Chaunte's Cardio Hour

Meet your fitness goals in this fun interactive class. Students enjoy exercising while listening to music and burn fat and build muscle.

Los Volcanes Fitness Center - Aerobics Room
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
4:15 - 5:15 p.m. • $30 per month
Instructor: Chaunte Reliford
Call (505) 839-3710 to register.

Fitball

Increase muscular strength, as well as sculpt, define and tone the body. Free weights, body weight and stability balls are used for resistance. In class you target muscles with movement and challenge core muscles by stabilizing balance. Sessions end with ab work and stretching.

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center - Social Hall East
Friday, 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
Instructor: Ann Owens - $2/class
Call (505) 275-8731 for more information.

Stretch and Tone

These classes focus on stretching and strengthening the entire body. Exercises are designed to improve flexibility, agility, range of motion, posture and tone. Classes are conducted by 50+ Sports and Fitness Program Instructors who are evaluated yearly for safety and effectiveness.

Barelas Center - Social Hall
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
50 cents suggested contribution per class

Bear Canyon Center - Social Hall
Tuesday and Thursday, 8 - 9 a.m.
50 cents suggested contribution per class

Highland Center - Social Hall
Tuesday and Thursday, 10 - 11 a.m.
50 cents suggested contribution per class

Los Volcanes Fitness Center - Aerobic Room
Tuesday and Thursday, 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
50 cents suggested contribution per class

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center - Gym
Tuesday and Thursday, 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
50 cents suggested contribution per class

North Valley Center - Social Hall
Tuesday and Thursday 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
50 cents suggested contribution per class

Palo Duro Center - Social Hall
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
50 cents suggested contribution per class

Introduction–Strengthen, Lighten and Tighten Aerobics Classes

Do you feel like you have two left feet? Do you feel yourself watching exercise classes wishing you knew how to join in? Join us for an hour to learn and practice the dance steps used in the Strengthen, Lighten and Tighten Aerobics Classes. When done you will feel confident enough to join the regular exercise classes! Sign-up required.

Palo Duro 50+ Sports and Fitness Center
11 - noon
1st Monday of the month
For more information call (505) 880-2800.
Instructor: Adrianna

Aerobics- Strengthen, Lighten and Tighten Classes

This low impact aerobics class combines energizing music with a well-designed routine to strengthen the cardiovascular system. For beginner to advanced exercises, students work at their own level focusing on stretching and strengthening. Burn calories and get a great workout. Classes are conducted by 50+ Sports and Fitness Program instructors who are evaluated yearly for safety and effectiveness. Call (505) 880-2800 for information. 50 cents suggested contribution per class.

Barelas Center - Social Hall
Tuesday and Friday
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

Bear Canyon Center - Social Hall
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8 - 9 a.m.

Highland Center - Social Hall
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10 - 11 a.m.

Los Volcanes Fitness Center - Aerobic Room
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center - Gym
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

North Valley Center - Social Hall
Monday and Friday, 1 - 2 p.m.

Palo Duro Center - Social Hall
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Gentle- Strengthen, Lighten and Tighten Classes

This fun, non-impact, primarily chair exercise class is set to music and designed to improve strength, flexibility, balance, cardiovascular endurance, and bone density. Classes are conducted by program instructors who are evaluated yearly for safety and effectiveness. Call the 50+ Sports and Fitness Program at 880-2800 for more information. 50 cents suggested contribution per class.

Barelas Center - Social Hall
Tuesday, Thursday, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Bear Canyon Center - Social Hall
9:15 - 10 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Highland Center - Room 8
Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
9 - 9:45 a.m.

Los Volcanes Fitness Center - Aerobic Room
Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
9:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center - Gym
Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
10 - 10:45 a.m.

North Valley Center - Daycare
Monday - Thursday, 9:45 - 10:15 a.m.

Palo Duro Center - Social Hall
Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
9:45 - 10:30 a.m.

Frisbee ( Ultimate Frisbee)

Albuquerque Ultimate Frisbee Association
Ultimate Frisbee is a fast paced, non-contact game that involves players of all ages. Masters level teams consist of players 35 and up and several players around the Albuquerque area are involved. For information visit www.abqultimate.org. This site gives times and locations of pick up games, tournaments, and special events like summer league. Additional information on the game of Ultimate Frisbee can also be found at the national website www.upa.org.

Golf

The Niners Golf Association is a group of senior men, women and couples who enjoy playing nine-hole tournaments. They meet on nearby courses, including Sandia, Isleta and Santa Ana.

Bear Canyon Center
2nd Tuesday of the month
February - November
Information: Bob Brundage (505) 266-7375
Dues are $10 per year

Health Classes, Workshops, Clubs, and Activities

Health Insurance and Benefits Counseling
Seniors Saving Medicare is an effort of the Aging and Long Term Seniors Division Health Insurance and Benefits Assistance Corps (HIBAC). This program can help you determine if you are receiving all of the benefits you have earned and help guide you through the maze of Medicare and other health coverage options.

Bear Canyon Center - Lobby
1st Wednesday, 10 a.m. - noon
LaChey and MacLehaney
By appointment only

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center - Main Hallway
1st and 3rd Monday, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
North Valley Center - Social Hall
2nd Wednesday, 9 - 11 a.m.

Highland - Lobby

2nd Wednesday, 11 a.m.

Barelas Center - Rooms 2/3
Tuesday, October 28, 9:30 a.m.
Ambercare Hospice

Healthy Hearts and Recipes

Everything comes from the Heart!

Barelas Center - Rooms 2/3
Tuesday, November 25, 9:30 a.m.
Ambercare

Nutrition: The Path to Wellness

Information on nutrition and making healthier food choices, basic food pyramid information, the connection between food choices and diabetes and helpful recipes for snacks.

Barelas Center - Rooms 2/3
Tuesday, October 7, 9:30 a.m.

Body, Mind and Soul

This class focuses on the connection between better health and wellness and exercise, stress reduction, and spiritual or positive affirmation and a calming relaxation exercise.

Barelas Center - Rooms 2/3
Tuesday, November 4, 9:30 a.m.
St. Joseph's Health Care

Next Step: Lifelong Health

Putting together all the components of the previous four classes, this workshop addresses real life situations and exercises including useful applications using the Healthwise Handbook. Also includes guidelines for safe toys and role play and small group discussion.

Barelas Center - Classrooms 2/3
Tuesday, December 9, 9:30 a.m.

Diabetes Clinic

Diabetes affects 20.8 million children and adults in the United States and many are not aware they already have it or may be at risk of developing the disease. Get a blood sugar reading and a foot exam, and learn more about optimal nutrition and exercise.

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center - Main Hallway
Wednesday, December 10
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

What's Your Aging IQ?

Join us and find out what your aging IQ is. Get answers. When should you start to worry about your bones? Do men get osteoporosis? Do people begin to lose interest in sex around 50? If Sam's brother has Alzheimer's disease, will Sam get it too? A Blue Cross Blue Shield of NM "Service in the Neighborhood" program.

Los Volcanes Center - Room 2
Friday, October 3, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Barelas Center - Rooms 2/3
Tuesday, December 23, 9:30 a.m.

Medicare Advantage Plan

Humana presents Information Session on 2009 Medicare Advantage Plans

Los Volcanes Center - Room 2
Thursday, November 13, 10 a.m.

Barelas Center - Classrooms 2/3
Tuesday, November 18, 9:30 a.m.

Medicare Prescription Plans

Humana presents information on 2009 Medicare Prescription Plans. Last day to enroll in Part D is December 31, 2008.

Los Volcanes Center - Room 2
Thursday, December 11, 10 a.m.

Barelas Center - Classrooms 2/3
Tuesday, December 16, 9:30 a.m.

Medicare Help Desk

Humana hosts information table on Medicare Advantage Plans

Barelas Center - Lounge area
2nd Wednesday of every month
9:30 a.m.

Los Volcanes Center - Lobby
2nd Thursday of each month,
July - October, 10 - 11 a.m.

Blue Cross Blue Shield hosts a "Service in the Neighborhood" Medicare Help Desk. Stop by and ask your Medicare questions.

Barelas Center - Lounge Area
2nd Friday of each month

Los Volcanes Center - Lobby
2nd Tuesday of each month

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Hiking

50+ Sports and Fitness Center Hiking
We offer easy to moderate hikes. Much like our snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trips, we encourage participants to exercise at a comfortable pace and to walk with at least one group member at all times. We encourage stopping along the way to view birds, wildlife and wildflowers. Participants bring their own lunches, snacks and drinks. For information call (505) 880-2800 or the sponsoring center.

Hiking Schedules(Schedules are available at front desk of participating senior centers):

Palo Duro 50+ Sports and Fitness Center
Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Hiking
Every Tuesday, 7:15 a.m.
Dr. Vivian Hayward - 5 cents per mile

Bear Canyon Center
Advanced Hiking
1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday, 8 a.m.
Vick - 5 cents per mile

Highland Center
Every other Tuesday, 8:15 a.m.
5 cents per mile

Palo Duro Center
Intermediate Hike
Every other Tuesday, 8 a.m.
Saturday, twice a month 9 a.m.
5 cents per mile

Los Volcanes Center
1st and 3rd Thursday, 8:15 a.m.
5 cents per mile
Call center for schedule or see Lavaflow

North Valley Center
Every other Thursday, 8 a.m.
5 cents per mile • Call center for schedule

Karate (Okinawan)

A traditional, kata-based karate, the Okinawan Karate taught in this class has been practiced in Okinawa for hundreds of years. It is a "non tournament" karate for adults, and children seven and up that helps build strength endurance, flexibility, balance and coordination.

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center • Room 4
Friday, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Robert Bennecke • For information on enrollment see instructor

Pickleball

Join us and learn pickleball a fun and vigorous game played on a badminton court. Described as a combination of table tennis, tennis, and badminton, pickleball uses a simplified combination of tennis rules and strategies.

Pickleball has grown and expanded from a family activity game to a paddle court sport with formalized rules. Now, over 20 years later, Pickleball is played in thousands of schools, parks and rec centers, camps, gyms, college campuses and retirement communities.

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center - Gym
Thursdays, 2 - 4 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Bob Pyeatt
Call 880-2800 for more information

Pool

Improve Your Pool Game!
Whether you're a beginner or simply need to sharpen your game, pool lessons are being offered. Sessions are at least one hour long held on Saturdays between 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., By appointment only.

Palo Duro - Mountain Mahogany
Pool Room
Saturdays, by appointment
$20.00 session, payable to instructor

Instructor: Eddie LaBane 294-2461, after 4 p.m.

Racewalking

If you are interested in learning how to racewalk, participate in racewalking, or would like to join the practices, call Lenny Krosinsky, President of the N.M. Racewalkers at 250-2283, Lenny's e-mail at [email protected] or visit www. newmexicoracewalkers.org.

Racquetball (Racquetball Clinics)

Resuming in January, Sports and Wellness Clubs will offer their senior racquetball clinics. Open to the public, these low cost clinics are scheduled at Midtown Sports and Wellness. All playing levels are welcome, beginning to advanced. Each session includes safety, rules, stroke mechanics, strategy and playing time.

Relaxation

A half hour relaxation class for people who want to "unwind," both mentally and physically. Leave the class feeling calm and serene and ready to tackle any challenges life presents you with ease.

Los Volcanes Fitness Center
Tuesday and Thursday, 1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
50 cents contribution
Andriana Whethington

Roadrace(Masters Running)

Call Larry Johnson (299-5975) with the Master Runners to get involved in other Albuquerque area running events.

Team in Training

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training (TNT) is the world's largest endurance sports training program. Participants of all athletic levels are supported in achieving the ultimate goal of running or walking a marathon or half-marathon, cycling a century ride or completing a triathlon while raising funds to find a cure for leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. An experienced coach will guide you through a 4-5 month program tailored to your abilities.

For more information call 872-0141 x226 or check out www.teamintraining.org/nmm

Soccer (Power Wheelchair Soccer)

It's Power Wheelchair Soccer time again. Pass it on to anyone who may be interested. The City of Albuquerque Therapeutic Recreation Program can provide transportation for soccer players. Call Mary Beth at 238-2247.
Mesa Verde Community Center • Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Softball

New Mexico State Senior Olympics Softball Competitions.

Team competitions are scheduled as state competitions only. The New Mexico State Senior Olympics will qualify athletes for the National Senior Olympics in 2011. Competition details will be announced by the New Mexico State Senior Olympics at a later date. For information call New Mexico State Senior Olympics at 1 (505) 623-5777.

Men's Softball

There are two senior Albuquerque men's softball leagues. Practices begin in February with league play held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from April to September.

Bear Canyon Center
Jim Brown 294-8477

Highland Center
Ted Garcia 256-2000, leave message.

Palo Duro Center
Marc LaChey 275-2331
Bob Eyers 294-6401

Women's Softball

Women age 50 and over are welcome to join. Practice and tournaments are held throughout the year.
Silver Gloves,
Connie Dayton 867-4358.
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: senior-sports.org.

Women's Softball League Play

The City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Dept. and the NM Senior Sports Foundation are working to establish a 50+ senior women's league. Until there are enough teams to separate, the senior women will participate in the Women's Recreation Division using negotiated senior rules to help "equalize" the competition when playing against younger teams.

For information call City Sports Office at 291-6239 or the NM Senior Sports

Foundation at 299-7768 or visit the website at www.senior-sports.org.

Lap Swimming

The City of Albuquerque, Parks and Recreation Department offers recreation swims, water exercise, swimming lessons and lap lane times. Call the Parks and Recreation Department at 768-5300, one of the following pools, or visit www.cabq.gov for information.

Los Altos Pool: 10100 Lomas NE, corner of Lomas and Eubank, 291-6290

Valley Pool: 1505 Candelaria NW, on Valley High School Campus, 761-4086

Highland Pool: 400 Jackson SE, across from WalMart on San Mateo and Zuni, 256-2096

Sandia Pool: 7801 Candelaria NE, on Sandia High School Campus, 291-6279

West Mesa Aquatic Center: 6705 Fortuna Rd. NW, 836-8718

Masters Swimming

Master Swimmers Swim Team. Swimmers are also required to register with US Masters Swimming as well as pay a monthly fee. The team is coached by Reed Barnitz who can be reached at 281-2079. The Lobo Club will be back at UNM in January. Information:newmexicomasters.com.

Swim Practices at Albuquerque Academy

Monday, Wednesday and Friday , 5:30 - 6:45 a.m.

Master Swimmers at Sandia Pool

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5 - 6 a.m.

To register call Wendy Baker at 858-8808; there may be a waiting list.

Southwest Multi-Sport

Practices are held at Highland Pool. Participants pay the City pool fee as well as a monthly coaching fee. Tim may be reached at 269-0645.

Morning Practices:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

5 a.m., and/or 6 to 7 a.m. coached by Tim Wilde

Afternoon Practices:

Mondays and Wednesdays

5:30 - 7 p.m.

coached by Chelsea Wilde

Lobo Club

The Lobo Club usually practices at UNM, but will swim at Highland Pool until UNM reopens.

Highland Pool

Monday - Friday, 5 - 6 a.m.

 

Call Andrea at 323-5812 or Colleen at 384-5089 for information.

Table Tennis Club

The Club plays Mondays, 7 - 9 p.m. at Alamosa Community Center. Since its inception in 1965, it has grown to be one of the largest, most active club in New Mexico. The club has ten tournament tables and holds monthly singles and doubles tournaments. Beginners to elite players are welcome and coaching is available.Call Rick Massoth at (505)261-7444.

Table Tennis

Join in for some fun. Table Tennis is an active fast paced game. It is easy to learn if you don't know how to play. New players are welcome.

Barelas Center - Social Hall

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday and Friday, 8 - 11:30 a.m.

Bear Canyon Center - Social Hall

  • Monday, 1:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10:15 - 11 a.m. Thursday, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
  • Friday, 1:30 - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Los Volcanes Center - Social Hall

  • Monday, 1 - 3 p.m.(upon request)

Palo Duro Center - Mesquite Room

  • Tuesday, 9:45 - 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

North Valley Center - Social Hall

  • Monday, Tuesday and Friday
  • 9am - 11:30am (upon request)

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center

  • Monday - Friday, 8 - 9 a.m.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The New Mexico Table Tennis Club

For information, practice times and locations for The New Mexico Table Tennis Club call Marv Sommers at 239-1443.

TAI CHI

Tai Chi's slow motion movements help improve health, reduce stress, and make your later years richly satisfying and truly golden. Learn to systematically move the life force or chi within you to relax and open up to your full human potential on all levels-physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Start this ongoing class at any time. These courses will be presented by Jim Dell who has over 20 years experience in this field.

Los Volcanes Center - Room 2

Wednesday, noon - 1 p.m.

Saturday, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Jim Dell • $3.00 per class

T'ai Chi Chih Practice

These ongoing practice sessions are open to anyone interested in the health benefits of T'ai Chi Chih. Improve balance, blood pressure, circulation, memory, and relieve stress.

Bear Canyon Center

Wednesday, 11:30 - 1 p.m., Room 5 and 6 - Mary Moriarty

Wednesday, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Room 3 - Edina Lock

Highland Center - Room 7, Friday, 9 - 10 a.m.• Self-directed

T'ai Chi Chih, Beginning

This class is for beginners who want to learn basic T'ai Chi Chih movements.

Bear Canyon Center - Room 5

Wednesday, 3 - 3:30 p.m. - Edina Lock

T'ai Chi Chih

T'ai Chi Chih, often called "Moving Meditation," because of its easy, gentle movements that balance the internal energy (Chi). Benefits include improved balance, flexibility, stamina and regulation of weight and blood pressure. Classes are taught in eight-week sessions at Beginning and Continuing levels for people who have completed a Beginning class, and are proficient with movements. New students are accepted only through the second week of a Beginning session.

Palo Duro Center - Aspen

Continuing Class:

Wednesday, 5:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Beginning Class:

Wednesday, 7 - 8 p.m.

8-weeks - $60.00, payable to instructor

Ginny Morgan, certified instructor

T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Traditional T'ai Chi Ch'uan is an ancient art form. The class provides a mild cardiovascular workout, improves balance and stability, strengthens the legs and helps circulate "chi" or internal energy. Tai Chi can also serve as a form of meditation.

Bear Canyon Center - Social Hall

Wednesday, 9:30 - 11 a.m.

Young - Sign up with instructor.

North Valley Center - Room 1 and 2

Monday, 1 p.m. - McIntire

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Discussion Group

Understand the theory and principles of the ancient art of tai chi ch'uan. Learn the foundation for tai chi theory, focusing on principles for vital energy (chi) generation, meditative and health aspects. Discussion deepens practitioners' understanding of the art form.

Bear Canyon Center - Lobby

Tuesdays, 1 - 2:30 p.m.

Young - Sign up with instructor

Tennis Facilities

There are many tennis facilities and programs in the Albuquerque area. The City of Albuquerque's, Tennis Complex at Jerry Cline offers lessons, ratings and leagues for all levels. They can also give you information on other City tennis programs. Call the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex at 848-1381. In addition, many of the private clubs also offer wonderful tennis programs.

Drop-in Tennis

Drop-in Tennis is for the player who can hit their serve in and keep a moderate rally going. Players play primarily doubles, and are rotated two different times during the two-hour session. $3.00 per session.

Jerry Cline Tennis Center

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 - 11 a.m.

256-2032 or 848-1381

Sierra Vista

Sundays, 9 - 11 a.m.

897-8819

Evening Drop-In Jerry Cline

Monday and Wednesday

6 - 8 p.m.

Tennis Lessons

Tennis Lessons are offered year-round Call 848-1381 for information.

Tennis Tournaments

The Albuquerque Tennis Center at Jerry Cline is host to the Northern New Mexico Grand Prix Tennis Masters Event. To qualify for the tournament players must participate in a series of tournaments played in Albuquerque and Northern New Mexico. Divisions are held for both adults and seniors. Please call the Albuquerque Tennis Center, 848-1381 for a complete schedule and details.

USTA Adult League

The season will be scheduled for approximately 12 weeks beginning when Daylight Savings Time begins. Matches will be scheduled from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on the weekends and 6 p.m. on weekdays, Monday through Friday. The Albuquerque Tennis Complex at Jerry Cline keeps a list of players who would like to play on a team. Call to put your name on the list to be on a team or call and get more players for your own team. Deadline to register is the end of January. Levels of play range from 2.5 through 5.5. A senior only league is played in the fall. Please call the Albuquerque Tennis Complex 848-1381 for information.

Tennis Ball Machine

If you don't have a partner and need practice, the Tennis Complex at Jerry Cline has a ball machine. The cost is $8 per hour. Please call the Tennis Complex at 848-1381 to make a reservation and check availability.

Tennis - Silver Racquets

The Silver Racquets introduces seniors to a fun way to get in shape and a reason to enjoy staying in shape. It consists of two lessons per week for 6 weeks, followed by 6 weeks of City-wide round robin play, clinics and drills. The classes are taught by 6 of New Mexico's tennis professionals. You must be 62 to be eligible and there is no cost. Call Gordon Gunn for more information at 505-881-3083 or e-mail at [email protected] or Wendy Thomas at 505-610-0186 or at her e-mail at [email protected]

Volleyball

New Mexico State Senior Olympics

Team competitions which include basketball, softball, and volleyball are now scheduled as New Mexico State Senior Olympics competitions only. The New Mexico State Senior Olympics qualifies athletes for the Nationals Senior Olympics.

For more information call 1-505-623-5777

Volleyball Groups/Activities

Join the senior volleyball players.

Wells Park Community Center

Mondays, 6 - 8 p.m. Information, call Dora Gunckel 299-4867

Games are also held at Manzano Mesa and the Boys and Girls Club. For league play call Dave Buchholz at 277-2472.

The UNM, Lobo League plays Saturday and Sunday night

Weight Training at Centers

Sculpt your body and keep it looking healthy with weight training. When done properly and accompanied by a proper diet and exercise program, weight training can keep you feeling and looking great. Not only does weight training give you more energy, but it increases muscle tone and bone density. Staying fit has never been more affordable or convenient for only $13.00/year membership fee, and a suggested contribution of 50 cents per visit. Call 880-2800 for times and dates.

Learn to Weight Train - Orientations

Join one of our orientations where we cover the fundamentals of weight training. Certificates are awarded. Orientation Classes are held at the fitness facilities at the right.

Fitness facilities

Our state-of-the-art fitness facilities and our North Valley exercise room are equipped with a full range of strength training and cardio equip.m.ent.

Palo Duro 50+ Sports and Fitness Center

3351 Monroe, NE • 880-2800

Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Los Volcanes 50+ Sports and Fitness Center

6500 Los Volcanes, NW • 839-3710

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturdays; 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center

501 Elizabeth, SE • 275-8731

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Open to those who are 18 years of age and older

North Valley Fitness and Exercise Room

3825 Fourth Street, NW • 761-4025

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesdays 5 - 9 p.m. (Closed every third Tuesday of the month).

Wii Bowling

Take part in this interactive gaming

experience that many people are using to stay active. It's easy to learn, even if you have never bowled. You will have so much fun, you will be telling all your friends about it.

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center - Sitting Room

2nd Wednesday, 1:30 - 3 p.m.- Barb Diver

YOGA -Beginning Yoga

This on-going class combines core management methods with mind/body/ breath discipline to focus on reducing physical and mental stress, while lengthening muscles that run along the long bones of the body. Improve posture and core strength, as well as reduce lower back pain and increase flexibility. Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center

Monday, 6:10 - 7 p.m.

$25.00/month, Instructor: Ann Owens

Yoga, Hatha - Qi Gong

These classes specialize in breathing and Hatha yoga postures. Breathing revitalizes the brain and internal organs with oxygen and the postures keep the spine supple and healthy. The tools from this class will help lower your blood pressure and calm the nerves. Sign up with instructor in class.

Bear Canyon Center - Room 6

Thursdays, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Kae Sumrall - 50 cents donation

Los Volcanes Center - Room 2

Monday and Thursday, 2 - 3 a.m.

Richards • $4.00 per one-hour class

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center - Room 4

Wednesdays, 9 - 10 a.m.

Donna Russell

Fridays, 9 - 10 a.m.

Janet Porter - Free

Palo Duro Center - Ponderosa Pine Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Kae Summerall • $5.00 per class

Yoga, Hatha-Plus

This class combines Hatha Yoga and Core Body Work.

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational

Center • Room 4• Free

Fridays, 9 - 10 a.m. • Janet Porter

Yoga, Raja

Raja Yoga, the Royal Road, is a mental discipline. This particular path is a method of training the mind through breathing exercises, meditation and affirmations. We chant mantras of energy from the Sanskrit language. Yoga practice from ancient India has the power to clam the mind and body, and to strengthen us mentally as well as physically.

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center - Room 4

Wednesdays, 10 - 11 a.m.

Free - Lucille Mulcahy

Restorative Yoga

Barelas

Monday andandandand Thursday, 9:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Dolly Sanchez de Rivera • 50 cents donation

Yoga

This relaxed class allows 50+ participants who have never tried yoga to participate. Yoga connects you to your entire body allowing you to work on your posture, balance, grace, and poise.

Highland Center

Wednesdays, 1:15 - 2:45 p.m.

50 cents donation

Walking -Walk About

Explore the City of Albuquerque on your feet with the 50+ Sports and Fitness Program. Learn the science of walking, safety tips, different types of walking techniques and how to use a pedometer and walking poles. Fitness walking is defined as moderate to brisk pace that often challenges the cardio respiratory system. It is an inexpensive, convenient and simple activity to perform with minimal risk of injury.

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