Cardio, Zumba, La Blast, Barre-Lates, Total Body Reset, Full Body Workout,
Ridgefield Continuing Education
Cardio Workouts; Total Body Reset; La Blast; Zumba; Cardio Combo; Line Dance


Complete Workouts, Total Body Reset, Line Dance, La Blast, Barre-Lates, Pilates (included as part of several classes), Stretch and more - Keep Scrolling


Teachers and Substitutes Wanted - If you have a wellness or movement class that you have taught before, please email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com or phone (203) 431-2812.


Medical Questions:

We expect students to have consulted with their doctor before starting any new exercise program.


Total Body Reset with Pat Anikewich
Learn to exercise smarter, not harder with this all in one workout to tone and tighten your body. Weights (of your choice) will be used to help increase bone density, tighten flab, and increase metabolism. There will always be a warm up and a cool down. All levels are welcome. Modifications are always available. Please have available weights of your choice, towel, mat and water. Instructor Patricia Anikewich holds many group exercise certifications and teaches at many Westchester and Connecticut fitness centers. Make up date, if needed, is added to an open date or the end of the session.

7 Sessions $ 89 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 76)
Tue., 4/9, 23, 30; 5/7, 14, 21, 28 from 5:45 to 6:35 p.m.; HYBRID - Veterans Park School AND Zoom.
NOTE: No class 4/16.

Summer dates to be determined - starting Hybrid in August.


Barre Fusion
Spring into spring / summer with this low impact strength workout that enhances your muscle tone, posture, flexibility and confidence in a class that blends ballet, dance, functional strength and mind-body inspired movement. Light weights or no weights are required. Chairs will be provided to act as a barre.  All fitness levels welcome.  Instructor Patricia Anikewich holds many group exercise certifications and teaches at many Westchester and Connecticut fitness centers. Bring weights, mat, towel, water.  Make up date, if needed, is added to an open date or the end of the session.

7 Sessions $ 89 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 76)
Tue., 4/2, 9, 23, 30; 5/7, 14, 21 from 6:45 to 7:35 p.m.;
HYBRID - Veterans Park School AND Zoom. NOTE: No class 4/16.


Full Body Strength and Cardio Workout with Pat Anikewich
This classic workout will get you in shape or keep you in shape. Strength and conditioning exercises are designed to help shed excess fat while building strength endurance and balance. Cardiovascular (cardio) training will promote lean muscle and maintain calorie burn during and after the workout. Weights will be used and are suggested. Household items such as water bottles, cans etc. are great substitutes! Modifications are always provided by the instructor. Please have a mat, towel and water available. All levels are welcome! Instructor Patricia Anikewich holds many group exercise certifications and teaches at many Westchester and Connecticut fitness centers. Make up date, if needed, is added to an open date (3/28) or the end of the session.


7 Sessions $ 102 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 87)
Thur., 4/25; 5/2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 6/6, 13 from 6 to 7 p.m.; HYBRID - Veterans Park School AND Zoom.



LaBlast Fitness
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Created by Louis Van Amstel of Dancing with the Stars, LaBlast® is a partner-free, simple, low impact, safe ballroom dance workout for everybody. It's fun and energizing. Beginners are encouraged to attend. Wear sneakers and bring light hand weights (if you have them) and a water bottle. Instructor Denise Nethercott started ballroom dancing in 2011 and has successfully competed as an amateur ballroom dancer with Fred Astaire Dance Studios. She is an Open Gold level dancer with numerous accomplishments. She placed first at the National Dance Championship competition in Florida and is the winner of many Regional competitions throughout these years - both Championship and Scholarship rounds. She is proficient in both American and International styles. Denise's mission is to combine her passion for ballroom dance with her passion for physical fitness. Upon discovering LaBlast® Fitness, she knew right away, this was for her. LaBlast® is a fun, safe exercise program that combines the love of dance with the need to move our bodies. Denise became a certified LaBlast® Fitness instructor in 2019 and started Dance Fit with Denise in 2021.

4 Sessions $ 48 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 41)
Mon., 5/13, 20; 6/3, 10 from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. at East Ridge Middle School.
NOTE: No class 5/27.

Mon., Fall session to start 9/9 from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. at East Ridge Middle School.


Line Dance for Beginners
The ideal workout. Burn fat and calories while you are having fun! Do you know your right from your left, can you count to 8? Then you can line dance! We will start with the basics and build from there. If you have been to this course before, come on back, we have new dances lined up for this course. Please bring a water bottle and wear leather or suede soled shoes. Instructors Steve Parker and Ellen Russow have been dancing for over 24 years and teaching for over 12.


6 Sessions $ 77 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 65)
Wed., 4/24; 5/1, 8, 22, 29; 6/5 from 7 to 8 p.m. at East Ridge Middle School. NOTE: No class 5/15.


Tai Chi, Qi Gong


Tai Chi Form, Qi Gong, and Tai Chi Exercises - see Tai Chi category for date/price information.


Tai Chi (Yang Long Form)
Tai Chi Form classes are in person - either in a school or public building (the morning classes go outside when the weather is good). Tai Chi, the gentle form of exercise often called meditation in motion, has been practiced in China for hundreds of years. This ancient art helps relieve stress, increase strength and flexibility, improve balance, coordination and circulation. Its slow and graceful movements make it accessible to anyone, regardless of age or level of physical fitness. While Tai Chi improves overall physical and mental health, it is also an effective martial art. Class sizes are limited.
See Tai Chi category for date/price information.


Tai Chi Exercises (Beginner): the Natural Way to Promote Health
This class is a meditation in motion and a full body workout combined, all done standing (no mat). This first class consists of 35 basic Tai Chi exercises designed to promote better health, stress relief, balance and coordination, concentration, and internal organ massage. These exercises are based on Step by Step Tai Chi: the Natural Way to Strength and Healing by Master Lam Kam Chuen. Please have a set of 2 or 3 pound weights and a water bottle available. Instructor Rod Barfield, a former NYC teacher, has been doing Tai Chi exercises since 1994 and has studied the Tai Chi Form under Gwen Roman since Fall 2013.
See Tai Chi category for date/price information.


Qi Gong: Level 1
In Chinese Medicine, the condition of one’s Qi, an omnipresent life force, is the most critical determinant of health status. Participants learn a set of Qi Gong exercises for practice and self-cultivation of one’s Qi yielding benefits in health maintenance and disease prevention. Sudents first learn to sense and enhance the flow of Qi within the body and around the inner organs and then learn to improve his/her Qi balance through meditation. The student will learn techniques for the expelling of bad Qi and the drawing in of good Qi from the outside. Students from prior classes are welcome back. Instructor Debbie Dong is owner of Meridians, a provider of Eastern Health Alternatives, in Ridgefiel. She has practiced and taught Qi Gong for many years.
See Tai Chi category for date/price information.


Ballroom Dance and Event Bootcamp


Ballroom/Swing, Salsa Dance - see Dance category for date/price information.


Medical Questions:

We expect students to have consulted with their doctor before starting any new exercise program.