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Leisure Lifestyles was founded to provide programming use through recreational activity, 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. —
Room 106-107, Coach Howell 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.

Aerobic Exercise

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 to 9 a.m.
Oxford Activity Center gym

This class focuses on working on mobility, strength, and range of motion for your whole body by using chairs, weights, resistance bands, and best of all… music! The upbeat class workouts to music while the instructor shows them the moves to do. Participants of all abilities are welcome! Chairs are available to help modify exercises for those who may benefit from assistance.  

Tai Chi with Larry Greene

Tuesday 5 to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10-11 a.m.
Room 106-107, Coach Howell Cente

Tai Chi is a form of mind-body exercise from China. Tai Chi combines slow, mindful movement with deep abdominal breathing. It is estimated that 20 percent of the world’s population regularly practices Tai Chi, making it one of the most popular forms of exercise in the world. 

As a form of physical exercise, Tai Chi strengthens the legs and core, increases flexibility, and improves balance. Tai Chi has been shown to lower blood pressure, help reduce the pain associated with arthritis, reduce falls in elderly populations, and promote longevity. Mentally and emotionally Tai Chi has been shown to improve positive mood factors while decreasing stress, anxiety, and depression.

Cardio Fit

Tuesday and Thursdays,
10 to 11 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

Tuesday and Thursdays, 11 A.M. to 11:30 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 & Friday, 9 to 10 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.

Art 101 with Andi Bedsworth 

Friday 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. — LLO Room

Art 101 is a survey class of many techniques including some crafts. It is geared for students with no experience in art though people with some experience will probably still enjoy it. The emphasis is on the process and not the product. Students will be exposed to different media, techniques and styles throughout the weeks giving them a relaxed approach to learning art. One does not have to come in consecutive order though sometimes there will be projects that will take more than one class to finish but these will be minimal and we will always have things for newcomers to try regardless. Materials are provided.


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 of experience teaching to all levels of ability. She adapts every class to the needs of the students who attend. 

Adaptive Chair Yoga with Deborah Baker

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

In Adaptive Chair Yoga we structure the class to fit your needs with the use of props that can include a chair, blocks, straps, or bolsters. We will cover all the basic yoga poses with an emphasis on breath and alignment to work on strength and mobility without stress or strain. The class can be done exclusively sitting on a chair, or you can use the chair for support in standing or kneeling poses. You choose the level of adaptation that is right for you.

For any questions regarding LLO programs, please contact Chrystal Love at [email protected]


Oxford Park Commission

400 Price Street 
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 662-232-2380

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400 Price Street 
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 662-232-2380

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