Fitness and Sports

  • Limber Up

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 9:00-10:00am

    Drop-in and take part in low-impact, modified movements, from an instructional DVD that meets individual needs for toning, strengthening and improved physical, mental, emotional and cardiovascular health. Chair and standing exercises using aerobic steps, weights, stretch bands and foam balls offering a variety of fitness options.

  • Chair Yoga

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 1:30-2:30pm

    Instructor: Karen Lutz E-YRT Chair yoga offers improved flexibility, strength and balance, regardless of physical limitations or age. Incorporate breathing with gentle stretching and adaptive yoga movements while seated. Relax and ease tension through this gentle yoga practice.

  • Tennis League – Mixed Doubles

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 2:00-4:00pm

    Meets September – May Wednesdays 2:30- 4:00 pm and now Fridays 2:00-4:00 pm

    This league is looking for both men and women to join. All ability levels are welcome. Enjoy indoor play at the Birmingham Racquet Club.

    All are welcome to join as regular league players or subs. Contact David Young at davidmpyoung@gmail.com for information.

    Location: Birmingham Racquet Club, 2100 E. Lincoln Rd. Birmingham 48009

    Contact: David Young davidmpyoung@gmail.com

  • Mindfulness & Meditation

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 3:00-4:30pm

    Wednesdays 3:00 -4:00 pm. Begin or deepen your meditation practice in a safe, welcoming environment with Karen Lutz, E-RYT. All Next members are welcome and registration is required. Attend once or as often as you like.

  • Pickleball

    Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 4:30-8:00pm

    Membership required
    Mondays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:15 pm
    Mondays through Thursdays from 4:30 to 8:00 pm
    Saturdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Please Note Schedule Change: The first Saturday of the month from 9:00-10:30 is reserved for beginners with skills & drills mini-clinics.

    Pickleball is an exciting sport, described as a combination of ping-pong, tennis, and badminton. This game is played on a badminton-sized court and is easy enough for a beginner, yet challenging enough for the advanced.

  • Agebusters Workout

    Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 9:00-10:00am

    Fee: 10 Classes $60 members / $70 non-members Participants enjoy a high energy class that incorporates cardio, muscle strengthening, balance and stretching.

  • Slow Flow Yoga - New!

    Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 1:00-2:05pm

    Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00- 1:50 pm Yoga Instructor, Jan Chaney will bring strength and balance into your life. Let your breath guide you through a series of postures. All levels welcome. Bring a mat, towel and water to class. This class is geared toward the physically active senior; new (or experienced) to yoga. Let your breath guide you safely through a series of traditional grounded and flowing postures. These are drop in classes- runs weekly

  • Small Group Personal Training Series

    Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 2:00-3:00pm

    Thursday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm

    Series 1: March 5,12, 19, 26
    Series 2:  April 9, 16, 23, 30 - No class April 2  

    Need a little personal help in reaching your fitness goals, but still enjoy a group class? This group of highly motivated members, along with AFAA certified instructor, Lori Harbour, will help you improve your health, strength, energy and stamina in a fun and lively environment. Parts of the class may be held outside, weather permitting. (4 student minimum, 6 student maximum) Drop in option $72.00 members only/ 4 drop in classes

  • Mat Yoga

    Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 4:30-5:30pm

    A gentle and adaptable yoga session on the mat for beginners or those who have been practicing. Instructor Karen Lutz, E-YRT, will focus on breathing, gentle yoga moves and postures that will help improve core strength, balance and flexibility. Each session will begin and end with a few minutes of meditation. Please bring a yoga mat and water.

  • Friday Tai Chi

    Friday, April 10, 2020 | 10:00-11:30am

    This class is open to members only, 10 classes for $60. This ancient form of low-impact exercise, taught by accredited instructors, improves circulation, strength, flexibility, and posture, all while reducing stress. Call Next or stop by the office for more information or to register.

  • Next Bowling League

    Friday, April 10, 2020 | 10:00-1:00pm

    Fridays, 10 am – September – May

    Cost: $7 includes three games, shoes, and coffee. Bowlers meet weekly each Friday morning. New bowlers welcome!

    Contact Jeff Getchell for details at Jeffrey.Getchell.NEXT.Bowling@gmail.com.

    Location: Hartfield Lanes, 3490 W. 12 Mile Road, Berkley. Drop - in any Friday.

     Fee - $6.00

  • New! Yoga for Well-Being

    Saturday, April 11, 2020 | 10:10-11:00am

    Yoga Instructor, Karen Lutz, E-RYT, will teach you how to link your breathing to your movements as you fl ow through the postures. Feel your body expand and become stronger. You must be able to transition up and down on a yoga mat. All levels are welcome.

  • Saturday at the Barre

    Saturday, April 11, 2020 | 11:10-12:00pm

    Barre Class - In this we will use the barre, and move into gentle stretches, gain flexibility and strengthen in balance positions.Move with your own range of motion, and at your own pace. Instructor: Karen Lutz, E-RYT. First try complimentary. Classes sold in packs of ten..do not need to be used consecutively.

  • Line Dancing - Join the Fun!

    Monday, April 13, 2020 | 10:00-11:00am

    LINE DANCING - NEW FORMAT!

    Series 1: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    Series 2: April 6, 13, 20, 27 
    Walk-ins welcome for $80 for a series of 10 to be used at your convenience.

    Christine Stewart has been teaching line dancing for 13 years. She loves her work and invites you to join her in exercising body and mind as you move to different types of music and learn new steps and dances. Check out her website at ilovemywork.com. Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable shoes.

  • New! Ageless Yoga: Advance Chair

    Monday, April 13, 2020 | 12:30-1:30pm

    Move into the day with yoga postures and fl ows while working with a chair with Karen Lutz, E-RYT. Find balance, strength, fl exibility and begin to feel better in body and mind. We will not
    get onto the fl oor during this class. Each session will begin and end seated with a brief meditation. Join this class if you are new to yoga or if you want more challenge than our regular
    chair sessions.

    Cost 10 drop-in classes: $70 members / $80 guests

  • TAI CHI

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 9:30-11:15am

    This class is open to members only, 10 classes for $60. This ancient form of low-impact exercise, taught by accredited instructors, improves circulation, strength, flexibility, and posture, all while reducing stress. Call Next or stop by the office for more information or to register.

     Fee - $60.00

  • Strength & Balance

    Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 11:30-12:30pm

    Series 1: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    Series 2: April 7, 14, 21, 28 

    Join Lori Harbour, Certified AFAA instructor and Older Adult Specialist, to develop greater strength and stability. With this class, you will recognize improvements in coordination, mobility and posture. This will result in fewer injuries and greater stability as you age, which can help prevent falls and keep you strong and independent. Must be comfortable standing from seated position and standing in 5-minute increments. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

  • Men's Softball - Two teams to choose from!

    May 1-15, 2020

    Two men’s softball teams are being formed for the season from May through early August. One team is in a 55+ league that plays Monday and Wednesday mornings with the home field at Poppleton Park. This league consists of teams from Oxford, Clarkston, and Rochester in addition to the Birmingham Next team.  If you are interested, please email Joe Cunnings at jcunnings@comcast.net.

    The second team plays in the 50+ Recreation softball league that plays on Thursday evenings. If you are interested in this option, please email Stuart Jeffares at stuartjeffares@gmail.com.