MEMBERSHIP CLASSES

Classes are held at The Friendly Community Center (The FCC) located at 6683 Route 191, Cresco PA 18326 OR The Barrett Administrative Recreation Complex (B.A.R.C), former Barrett Elementary Center,  located at 1200 Route 390, Cresco PA 18326. In addition, most classes are available via Zoom.

For more information call 570-481-4330 and leave a message or send an email to: info@thefriendlycommunitycenter.org

CLASSES BELOW REQUIRE MEMBERSHIP TO THE FCC.
PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND ALL CLASSES
REGISTER BY:
email 
EZ- Facility Self Portal

 

BARRE FITNESS CLASS AT B.A.R.C & ONLINE 
Tone, sculpt and strengthen your entire body with isometric movements and light weights during a low impact workout. Modifications can be made to accommodate your individual fitness needs. Barre is performed barefoot or with grip socks and a yoga mat.

Time: Thursdays at 4:30 PM 
Instructor: Ashley Meinking, IBBFA Certified, NASM CPT
Membership: FCC Annual 60+ $195, Under 60 Annual $315 or FCC 60+ Monthly $20/FCC Under 60 Monthly $30

BARRETT BIRDING CLUB AT THE FCC
If you enjoy birds, join Darryl & Jackie Speicher of Pocono Avian Research Center for monthly meetings of the BBC at The FCC. Meetings will include informational programs, discussion of birds and seasonal birding opportunities, including walks and other birding activities throughout the year.

Time: 2nd Tuesday of the month 7 PM AT THE FCC , No Zoom option from May – October (November-March meeting via Zoom Only) 
Facilitators: Darryl & Jackie Speicher and Tim Grover
Membership: Basic $30 Annually

SCULPT & STRENGTHEN formerly CARDIO TONE AT B.A.R.C & ONLINE 
Sculpt & Strengthen is a muscular endurance class that focuses on foundational movement patterns that dynamically integrate the upper and lower body using weights. Strength training shapes the muscles, builds core strength, burns calories, and protects your bone health.

Time: Mondays from 4:30 – 530PM    
Instructor: Ashley Meinking, IBBFA Certified, NASM CPT
Membership: FCC Annual 60+ $195, Under 60 Annual $315 or FCC 60+ Monthly $20/FCC Under 60 Monthly $30

CHAIR YOGA AT B.A.R.C & ONLINE
Enjoy all of the benefits of yoga with the support of a chair. Learn common chair yoga poses and breathing techniques while increasing strength and flexibility.

Time: Mondays 1:30-2:30 PM 
Instructor: Kimberly Matthew, RYT
Membership: FCC Annual 60+ $195, Under 60 Annual $315 or FCC 60+ Monthly $20/FCC Under 60 Monthly $30

CHAIR YOGA “Stretch & Strong” AT B.A.R.C & ONLINE
Enjoy all of the benefits of yoga with the support of a chair. In this class you will do light weightlifting along with yoga stretches to build, bone density, strength, and improve posture!

Time:  Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 PM
Instructor: Kimberly Matthew, RYT
Membership: FCC Annual 60+ $195, Under 60 Annual $315 or FCC 60+ Monthly $20/FCC Under 60 Monthly $30

IN STITCHES – KNITTING & CROCHET GROUP AT THE FCC
People of all abilities in knitting, crochet, and other needlework are welcome to join this weekly stitchery group. Learn to knit, revive an old project, or start a new one. Sit and stitch, get help with your work or share your own expertise.

Time:
Thursdays at 1:00 PM
Membership-Basic $30 Annually
Instructor: Carol Hillestad                      

LINE DANCING AT B.A.R.C
Join in for fun and exercise! In our line dancing lessons you will learn different line dances to many genres of music. Dance increases muscle memory, balance, and coordination. No partner or dance experience necessary.

Time: Every Monday at 10 AM
Membership: $30 FCC Basics or Pay $5 per class
Instructor: Barbara Camlet

MAH JONGG AT THE FCC
Discover this game of skill, strategy, and chance. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Please register to attend to ensure there are enough players. Send an email to info@thefriendlycommunitycenter.org or register on FCC Check-in computer.
Time: Every Thursday from 1 PM-4:00PM 

Membership: Basic $30 Annually

MEN GET FIT AT THE FCC
Join in this circuit style, exercise program incorporating balance, flexibility and strength to interval timing for all fitness levels.

Time: Mondays from 3-4:00PM and Thursdays from 3-4:00 PM 
Instructor: Bob Larsen NASM C-PT, CES, PES, EBFA BTS
Membership: FCC Annual 60+ $195, Under 60 Annual $315 or FCC 60+ Monthly $20/FCC Under 60 Monthly $30

QI GONG 
This Chinese-based moving meditation improves balance and mental focus while gently lubricating your joints. Each movement simulates beautiful elements in nature and can be modified for those who need to be seated.
Please register to attend via Co Pilot Communty Site, send an email to: info@thefriendlycommunitycenter.org or by calling 570-481-4330 and leaving a message.
Time: Thursdays at 3PM (January-April)
             Thursdays at 9:30 AM (May-December)
Where:  BARC
Instructor: Kimberly Matthew
Membership: FCC Annual 60+ $195, Under 60 Annual $315 or FCC 60+ Monthly $20/FCC Under 60 Monthly $30

SEATED TO THE BEAT AT B.A.R.C & ONLINE
Have fun while working out to upbeat styles of dance and music in a seated position. Comparable to Chair Zumba style excercise class.

Time:  Tuesdays at 3PM
Instructor: Natalie Schultz-Kahwaty, PhD
Membership: FCC Annual 60+ $195, Under 60 Annual $315 or FCC 60+ Monthly $20/FCC Under 60 Monthly $30

YOGA TUESDAYS AT B.A.R.C & ONLINE 
Relax and stretch with common poses and breathing techniques in a calming atmosphere. Movements can be adapted with chair support secure with on the floor or chair supported movements. while increasing strength and flexibility. Bring a yoga mat.

Time: Tuesdays at 10:00 AM
Instructor: Ann Merli RMT, RYT, AYS, MT
Membership: FCC Annual 60+ $195, Under 60 Annual $315 or FCC 60+ Monthly $20/FCC Under 60 Monthly $30

YOGA SATURDAY AT THE BARC OR ONLINE 
Learn common poses and breathing techniques in a relaxing atmosphere while increasing strength and flexibility. Bring a yoga mat.

Time: Saturdays at 10:00 AM
Instructor: Ann Merli RMT, RYT, AYS, MT
Membership: FCC Annual 60+ $195, Under 60 Annual $315 or FCC 60+ Monthly $20/FCC Under 60 Monthly $30

TONE & STRETCH AT B.A.R.C
Increase flexibility, muscle tone with controlled movements. Class will begin with light cardio workout, tone with Pilates inspired movements, followed by gentle stretching and relaxation. Bring a yoga mat.

Time: Tuesdays from 4:15 – 5:15 PM
Instructor
: Natalie Schultz-Kahwaty
Membership: FCC Annual 60+ $195, Under 60 Annual $315 or FCC 60+ Monthly $20/FCC Under 60 Monthly $30

WEEKLY WALKERS- SEE YOU SPRING 2024
Need some fresh air? Join the Weekly Walkers group for a weekly hike to take in the beauty of our many local hiking trails. Hike trails are easy to moderate and announced a week prior via email.
If needed, hikes will be cancelled due to weather the night before, notification will be made via email, if you do not have an email address we can add you to a phone tree.

As a reminder, it’s always a good idea to bring along some sunscreen and tick spray whenever you venture out for a walk anywhere in the Poconos.  For our weekly outings, walking sticks are highly recommended, too.  Keep in mind that hiking in the Poconos can involve traversing many types of terrain, sometimes including rocky and/or hilly areas.  For your own safety, be sure that you are able to comfortably navigate varying conditions.

Time: Fridays at 9:30 AM- Meet at The Friendly Community Center- ON BREAK UNTIL SPRING 2024
Where: Hikes announced weekly via email
Hike Guides: Ernie Camlet & Ron McCall
Membership: Basic $30 Annually
Registration required: Please register for this group by sending an email to: info@thefriendlycommunitycenter.org

PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND ALL PROGRAMS AND CLASSES

Purchase a  membership:

  • Stop by The FCC or The BARC facility during normal business hours 
  • (Suggested to call to ensure someone will be there)
  • Send a check made payable to:The Friendly Community Center PO Box 604 Mountainhome PA 18342
  • Online 

• Please do not register for more programs than you plan to attend. If you are unable to attend a session that you registered for, please update on the EZ Facility website or contact The FCC via email
• Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
• If membership fees and/or materials fees are required to participate in a program, fees must be paid before or at the beginning of the class, unless noted sooner for sufficient materials.
• Some programs and events have maximum group sizes, you may sign up for the waitlist.
• The Friendly Community Center reserves the right to cancel a program due to insufficient enrollment.

 

 


**Credit Card Payments- A small transaction fee of 2.8% + .30 per transaction will be applied to each charge in order to offset the cost to the FCC for providing this service