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Leisure Lifestyles was founded to provide programming use through therapeutic recreation, a prescription that promotes physical, social, cognitive and emotional wellness. 


Description of Leisure Lifestyles Classes

Dancing with a Twist with Leigh Jurney

Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Multi-purpose room, Oxford Activity Center

Dancing with a twist is an exercise program involving dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music.  You do not have to be dancer to participate.  This is a laid-back class that enjoys having a good time.Come shake what your momma gave you!  We look forward to having you in class.


Cardio Fit with Kelly Waite

Tuesday and Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m. — Oxford Activity Center

Cardio Fit is a fun, low-impact fitness class focused on cardio endurance with energetic dance moves, including the Twist and the Charleston. The class will also include strength training, balance work, and flexibility enhancement. It incorporates music of all genres into a workout routine that helps burn calories and gets your heart moving. 

Strength Training with Kelly Waite

Tuesday and Thursdays, 10 to 10:30 a.m. — Oxford Activity Center 

This class is similar to the Total Body Fitness offering we once had with instructor Buck Williams. Participants will use chairs and other implements to perform tasks and exercise routines set by Waite in the class. 


Wednesday and Fridays, 10 to 11 a.m. — Rooms 106-107, Coach Howell Center

Pilates is a challenging, low-impact class designed to improve muscle strength and control as well as posture, balance, and flexibility.   Exercises are typically done upright or lying on a mat. The focus is on good posture and core stabilization. The “core” includes the muscles of the abdomen, pelvic floor, back, and hips. Good posture and core stabilization are the foundation for safe, effective everyday movements. Bodyweight and gravity resistance are used, as well as dumbbells and balls, to hit all major muscle groups.

Tai Chi with Chris Aloia

Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. — Coach Howell Center, Rooms 106-107
Saturday, 10:15 a.m. — Coach Howell Center, Rooms 106-107

Older adults usually seek out Tai Chi because they are starting to see they need to improve their overall fitness and, especially their balance. Accordingly, Chris's teaching focuses on discovering the deeper aspects of balance through consistent repetitive practice of Tai Chi postures. Since Tai Chi has roots in martial arts, its postures are designed to help students understand how their bodies move through space and how to recognize the impact that gravity has on their bodies. Chris teaches the Yang Style 24 posture Tai Chi form because it the most popular form of Tai Chi.

Art with a Kick with Andy Bedsworth 
Friday 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. — LLO Room

This class is geared to anyone who wants to express themselves creatively. The emphasis is on fun and exploration of many different techniques and media where everyone gets the opportunity to try new skills without any pressure. Non-artists and hobbyists are welcome to join!


Yoga with Stevi Self

Monday, Wednesday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Coach Howell Center, Rooms 106-107

Gentle Yoga with Stevi involves slow-moving Yoga poses and guided breath work to increase strength, flexibility, mobility, balance, and mental calm and focus. You can add this if you want or leave it off if you think it’s irrelevant: Stevi is a certified Yoga therapist with over 20 years experience teaching to all levels of ability. She adapts every class to the needs of the students who attend. 


Oxford Park Commission

396 Price Street 
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 662-232-2379

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396 Price Street 
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 662-232-2379

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