Cardio, Zumba, Danza-Barre, Barre-Lates, Fit and Tight, Full Body Workout,
Ridgefield Continuing Education
Cardio Workouts; Fit and Tight with Barre-Lates; Zumba Express; Danza-Barre; Core and More



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.



Complete Workouts, Fit and Tight with Barre-Lates, Danza-Barre, Zumba, Pilates (included as part of several classes), Stretch and more - Keep Scrolling


Total Body Reset
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 (Mondays, 12/19; 1/9, 3/20 or Tuesdays, 12/20; 2/7).

Monday Sessions:

7 Sessions $ 88 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 75)
Mon., 10/17, 24; 11/7, 14, 21; 12/5, 12 from 5:45 to 6:40 p.m.; HYBRID - East Ridge Middle School AND Zoom
. No class 10/31.
Mon., 1/23, 30; 2/6, 13, 27; 3/6, 13 from 5:45 to 6:40 p.m.; HYBRID - East Ridge Middle School AND Zoom
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Tuesday Sessions:

Sessions remaining in current class are Tue., 8/16, 23, 30; 9/13 from 5:30 to 6:25 p.m.; HYBRID - Annex AND Zoom. Note: No class 9/6. In September time will change to 5:45 to 6:40 p.m.

8 Sessions $ 100 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 85)
Tue., 9/20, 27; 10/11, 18, 25; 11/1, 8, 15 from 5:45 to 6:40 p.m.; HYBRID -
Veterans Park School AND Zoom. No class 10/4.
Tue., 11/22, 29; 12/6, 13; 1/10, 17, 24, 31 from 5:45 to 6:40 p.m.; HYBRID - Veterans Park School AND Zoom.



Zumba Express
Zumba Express, a new class this past fall in Ridgefield Continuing Education, is a FUN dance based workout combined with 2 to 3 toning segments focused on building cardio endurance and strength training. Choreography is taught at beginner to advanced levels and includes many dance rhythms including Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, Cha-Cha, Bachata, Swing, Bollywood and Bhangra. Come join the party and watch the pounds melt away!!! Bring a water bottle and towel. Instructor Patti Larkin has been teaching Zumba in Westchester County for over 5 years.

7 Sessions $ 88 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 75)
Mon., 10/3, 17, 24; 11/7, 14, 21, 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. at East Ridge Middle School.
No class 10/10 or 31.

7 Sessions $ 88 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 75)
Mon., 12/5, 12, 19; 1/9, 23, 30; 2/6 from 6 to 7 p.m. at East Ridge Middle School. No class 12/26 or 1/2.


Full Body Strength and Cardio Workout
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 or the end of the session (Thursdays, 2/2. Next session starts 2/9, 16).

Sessions remaining current class are Thur., 8/18, 25; 9/1, 8, 15 from 5:30 to 6:25 p.m.; HYBRID - Annex AND Zoom. Note: In September time will change to 6 to 7 p.m.

8 Sessions $ 100 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 85)
Thur., 9/22, 29; 10/6, 13, 20, 27; 11/3, 10 from 6 to 7 p.m.; HYBRID -
Veterans Park School AND Zoom.

8 Sessions $ 100 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 85)
Thur., 11/17; 12/1, 8, 15; 1/5, 12, 19, 26 from 6 to 7 p.m.; HYBRID -
Veterans Park School AND Zoom. No class 11/25; 12/22, 29.


Danza-Barre
Let's get moving again. This class combines stretching, barre, and easy dance moves to tone, build endurance, improve your balance and posture, or become a better social dancer. No dance experience needed. No floor work; every movement will be done standing or sitting. A sturdy chair is required. Instructor Natalie Mazzola is a former amateur 10 dance champion, and a teacher for over 20 years at the Vitti's School of Dance in Danbury, CT. She loves to have fun, and her no stress attitude toward dance is clear as her students always leave with a smile!

Pro Bono Preview Class - Tuesday, 9/20 and 27 from 7 to 7:45 p.m. at Veterans Park School - call (203) 431-2812 to register.

7 Sessions $ 77 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 65)
Tue.,10/11, 18, 25; 11/1, 15, 22, 29 from 7 to 7:45 p.m.; Veterans Park School

7 Sessions $ 77 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 65)
Tue., 12/6, 13; 1/10, 17, 24, 31; 2/7 from 7 to 7:45 p.m.; Veterans Park 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 $ 75 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 64)
Wed.,10/12, 19, 26; 11/2, 9, 16 from 7 to 8 p.m. at East Ridge Middle School

6 Sessions $ 75 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 64)
Wed.,1/4, 11, 18, 25; 2/1, 8 from 7 to 8 p.m. at East Ridge Middle School



Simply Stretch with Mary
Gain freedom of movement, move comfortably and reduce pain in this relaxing class and fun class. Set aside some time for a stretch class that lengthens muscles and aids in mobility. Move with greater range of motion and less back and body pain. Students in this class will learn how to stretch those hard to reach muscles and will learn how to increase flexibility and move with greater range of motion. The use of dynamic and static stretches will be explored in each class. This class is for any interested person as modifications are made of each level. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Yoga blocks and yoga straps are helpful, but not necessary. Instructor Mary Sireci, a certified Hatha Yoga and Phys. Ed. teacher, has been a dedicated yogi for years and is trained in making modifications for individual needs.

Simply Stretch - see Barre, Pilates, Stretch . . . category for date/price information.


Tai Chi Exercises


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.


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


Ballroom Dance


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.