Fitness and Wellness

We offer a wide variety of exercise and fitness classes here at Heritage Todd Creek. Everything from dancing to yoga to water aerobics, we are always expanding our list of activities we offer to best suit the needs of our residents! Check below for each class we offer and more information about them!

Dance Classes

I Love Line Dance Program
  • Tuesday:  2:15-3:45 p.m.-Beginner/High Beginner
  • Tuesday:   5:30-7:00 p.m. -High Beginner/Improver 
  • Thursday: 1:00-2:30 p.m.- High Beginner/Improver
  • Thursday: 2:30-4:00 p.m.-Improver +/Performance Practice
Beginner students will review beginner level dance steps and dances. High Beginner will learn new dance patterns and rhythms.  Improver students will learn dances to a faster tempo that will include restarts and tags. Performance Dancing includes a choreographed medley of dances to a variety of music styles. Please join us for the of Love of Dancing!
 
Contact Info:   Judi:  ­steve_judi_frost@comcast.net or (303)-927-7489 or text (916)-316-1044
 
 
Line Dance with Kathy Hamilton
  • Saturday mornings, 10:00am to 12:30pm
  • Monday afternoons, 1:00pm-3:30pm
Come join the fun and get health benefits at the same time.
. Coordination improves
. Bone loss can be stopped or slowed down
. Line dance can aid in weight control.
. We dance an average of 8,000 steps per 2 hour class
This class is an Improver/intermediate fast paced class. You will need to have knowledge of the basic steps, so please get started in a beginning class and I will see you soon!
 
Contact info: (909)835-5801, kathyhamilton3915@att.net
 
 
Beginner Line Dance Class with John Hamilton
  • Tuesdays at 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Fridays at 10:00am - 11:30am
What is line dancing?  A fun way of getting exercise, enjoying good music, and laughing with fun people!  It’s not just country western music any more… it’s pop, swing, rock and roll, salsa, and jazz.
We invite brand new beginners to come and learn the basic steps and terminology.  We will learn easy, starter dances.
No partner?…..No problem
No experience?.…Get it here
For more information, please contact:  John @ 909-835-5802
 
 
COUPLES DANCE CLASSES with Karen Brunette
  • Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm - Classes will return in the fall!
Join the class, have fun and learn to dance!
Place: Aerobics Room
Price: $10 per person per class
Couples dancing do it all:             
* Moves your body!
* Improves your brain!
* Lifts your spirit!
Classes are taught by Karen Brunette. Karen has 30+ years professional dance experience. 
 
For more information, please contact: 303-243-1413 or karensbrunette@gmail.com.

Health, Fitness and Aerobics Classes

Chair Yoga
  • The 2nd and 4th Monday of each month
  • 3:30pm-5:00pm - Resumes January 13th
  • Blue Sage Room
  • Free to attend!
Just like a regular yoga practice, Chair yoga increases flexibility, strength and body awareness. When standing poses are included in a Chair yoga class, the chair is used to help with and improve balance. We will do basic yoga stretches in a chair with the spine elongated and both feet on the floor. The poses will involve lots of stretching while allowing pauses and reflections and some meditation. Chair Yoga can reduce stress and improve mental clarity – Chair yoga can lessen the impact of chronic illnesses and pain. It strives to achieve a calmer and more relaxed feeling of happiness and well-being, which everyone can benefit from.
Class is bring led by HTC Resident: Rita Guy
Questions? Contact Rita at: 512-775-6225 or ritakayguy@gmail.com
 
 
Sun Spirit Yoga with Cindy Skerjanec
  • Mondays  |  5:30pm-6:30pm  |  Gentle/Vinyasa Yoga
  • Wednesdays  |  9:00am-10:00am  |  Gentle Yoga
  • Fridays  |  9:00am-10:00am  |  Gentle Yoga
Your first class is free!  $8/class drop-in after the first one.
Join us and learn how to get recharged and hit your reset button. We’ll do very gentle yoga postures – so come if you’re new to yoga or are a regular practitioner! Visit www.sunspirityoga.com for more details and registration information!
 
For more details, contact Cindy at (720) 470-7077 or visit her website at www.sunspirityoga.com.
 

Restorative Exercise, Stretching and Breathing
  • For men and women at 9:00am every Monday
We use a tape, so there is never a fee.
This morning workout includes moves that your back physical therapist uses, balance, stretching, cross-brain training and breathing seamlessly included in an hour-long (or 45-minute short version) DVD that you should try. It is drop-in attendance to give your week a start and it is FREE! All are welcome so if you aren’t a regular you might give it a try.
 
Questions? E-mail Genie Fligg at gfligg10@gmail.com or Mike Heintzman at 303-558-0125.
 
 
T'ai Chi Ch'uan Beginning Form Class
  • Mondays from 6:45-7:45pm, in the Aerobics room
T'ai Chi is a mindful practice that focuses on the relaxation of mind and body, while also helping to develop balance and strength. This practice can accommodate many levels of fitness and mobility. These classes will be centered around exploring the First Third of the form, while also spending some time with the Five Animals Qigong set. The postures of the First Third are taught in order, but there is always a chance to catch up so drop-ins are welcome!
$8 per class
For more information, please contact rkbarnstien@gmail.com or visit Rocky Mountain T’ai Chi Ch’uan at https://www.rockymountaintaichi.com/
 
 
Stretch, Balance & Core
  • Wednesdays from 11:45-12:45pm, $5/class | $40 / 8 Class Package
Join resident and seasoned Pilates instructor, Kari Tannis, for a fun, easy-paced class.
Stretching may not be the most exciting part of working out, but doing flexibility work is just as important for a well-rounded fitness routine.  Incorporating some stretching, balance and core workout into your life will help improve flexibility, reduce tightness, and ultimately, make your daily living more efficient, safe and pain free.
 
Minimum of 2 participants, so please email Kari to RSVP in advance.  You can reach Kari at karitannis@gmail.com. 
 
 
Pilates with Kari
  • Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm, $10/class
Mat Pilates is for all fitness levels with the use of fit balls, foam rollers, bands and blocks. Mat Pilates promotes mind-body connection, starting with core stability and tapping into the deeper abdominal muscles. This class will also focus on stretching, for increased flexibility.
 
Minimum of 2 participants, so please email Kari to RSVP in advance.  You can reach Kari at karitannis@gmail.com. 
 
 
Choose to Lose
  • Wednesdays | 9:00am-10:00am | Larkspur Room
This is a ladies’ support group encouraging weight management and healthy living. (Private) Weigh-in is from 8:30am- 9:00am (not mandatory). You must be present no later than 9:00am if you do not arrive for weigh-in. There are no fees or dues, so why not stop by and visit with this group? For additional information, contact Betty Smith at (303) 835-2247 or bettyscrystalclear@live.com.

Tennis and Pickleball

PICKLEBALL:
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Starting June 1st: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Starting September 21st: 10 am - 12 pm
Starting December 21st: 1 pm - 3 pm
Wednesday evenings: 6 pm - 8 pm
 
TENNIS:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Starting June 1st: 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Starting September 21st: 10 am - 12 pm
Starting December 21st: 1 pm - 3 pm
 
Courts are available for general use all other times. Guests are welcome when accompanied by an HTC resident. Questions? Contact Mary Harter: 303-263-6129

Water Related

Water Aerobics with Mary Lou
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8:30 - 9:30am
 
Water Aerobics with Jackie Mitchell
  • Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 - 6:30pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00-10:00am
 
Tai Chi Water Work Out
 
Update:
For several months you may have noticed at 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday there are some brave soles in the pool performing Tai Chi with Betty Smith.  This group has now graduated and are no longer beginners.
For those that have never taken the beginners class, and are interested, I have been asked to start another for those that want to learn and catch up to the Tues. and Thursday group.   I will consider doing this if I get at least ten people who register by going to bettyscrystalclear@live.com.  Time TBD but most likely I would do this at 10:15 - 11:15 on Tuesday and Thursdays.   Fee is $2.00 per class.  This is a fun way to exercise and  control your balance in the water.  We are only in shallow end of pool.  Please let me know if you are interested.
This is a class of not only balance but dedication, for men and women.  Tai Chi is easy yet you get a full body workout.
I am considering starting the beginner’s class in May, so get on the list now.
 

Resident Personal Trainers

Rebound Fitness - Personal Trainer, Matt Miller
Matt Miller is a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer as well as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. Matt’s practice specializes in Post Therapy and Translational Programming and has extensive experience working with chronic disabilities and recent injuries. Matt is the owner and founder of Rebound Fitness at www.reboundfitnessco.com. For over twenty years, Matt Miller has worked to provide fitness programming and recreational opportunities to those who have chronic disabilities or more recent injuries. A certified therapeutic recreation specialist since 1999, Matt has helped clients and program participants relearn skills or ways to compensate for lost abilities due to chronic or long-term disabling conditions, as well as regaining functioning lost after a recent injury or surgery. Also a certified personal fitness trainer and as the owner and founder of Rebound Fitness, Matt specializes in post-therapy training or medical exercise, teaching clients ways to strengthen and move, making improvements in balance and stability, and showing how to “rebound” back to a safe and satisfying level of functioning. Matt’s greatest satisfaction comes from a client who is able to work past difficulties like these and continue on their own, making improvements that “just make life easier.” Contact Matt today! 720-402-0900 or matt@reboundfitnessco.com.
 
Personal Training with Chris Kramer
Chris Kramer, AAI/ISMA certified master trainer, former IFBB physique and figure pro is here to help you with your health and fitness needs! Grab a few friends, a sibling, or even your spouse and share the journey to better health! Workouts are tailored to your individual needs and will include things like muscle work and cardio segments to help you with your specific goals or just better overall wellness! Contact Chris today to set up a group or personal training session! physiquechris@gmail.com or 970-405-7285.
 
Resident Therapy Available
Resident Irma Ponti-Cowperthwaite would like to offer her services to other residents here at Heritage Todd Creek.  Her credentials are MA, ECE, MCSW in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Psychoanalysis and Child Development Specialist.  Her home is to be a safe spot for conversation and she has recently created an office to sit and talk with others.  Appointments by phone: 303-803-7853.