Fitness at The Common

First class for new students is FREE!
$39/month for unlimited classes
Drop in to any class for $10 
Pre-registration not required

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Class Descriptions

Please check the above calendar to confirm weekly class times and instructors.

Mat Pilates

with Kfir Kol 

Wednesdays 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Join Kfir for a 60-minute full-body integration Pilates class. Throughout the class, we’ll focus on awareness of our bodies and moving with the breath. Engaging core muscles will allow us to find alignment in our posture to increase mobility, flexibility and strength. Most importantly, we’ll have fun! All levels are welcome.


with Pauline Gardner

Wednesdays 4:15 - 5:15pm

Saturdays at 10:30 - 11:30am



Bring some Funshine to your life with ZUMBA. You Be You - just feel the music and dance to upbeat Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Reggaeton, and Pop music. When my foot was broken, I still worked up a happy sweat teaching while sitting down. So good!


WARNING: You may lose stress, unwanted weight, sleeplessness, and self-judgment.

BRING: Your most worn-in, smooth-soled sneakers, a small towel, and water. Wear comfy layers.


For more information, you can contact Pauline at

PILATES: Core Cardio

with Pauline Gardner

Saturdays 9:15 - 10:15am

Core Pilates is the ultimate mind-body exercise for anyone who wants to improve posture, flexibility, and balance, enhancing both physical stamina and well-being without bulked-up results. 


This upbeat, total body workout focuses on the Core (abdominal and back muscles.) We will warm-up with happy music. Stretching, to reduce tension and increase range of motion, is interwoven with the moderately aerobic mat, standing, and sitting series. 


Our class will practice the classic Pilates method, created by Joseph H Pilates, sometimes using stability balls and/or 2# toning balls. Participants will experience a program of Pilates exercises that can be done anywhere without machines. All fitness levels are welcome. 


Pilates is practiced on a mat with bare feet, ballet slippers, or yoga socks with safety soles. 


Until we acquire 2# toning balls, please bring 2# weights if you have them. Second choice: 1# or 3# hand weights if you have them. Most likely, you will want to invest in a pair of 2# toning balls to use at home. A link for best equipment choices will be provided. 

Tai Chi

Nelson Clark

Tuesdays at 5:30 - 6:30pm


Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient martial art that involves slow, fluid choreography designed to develop balance, strength, body awareness, muscle memory, proper posture, and relaxation. Classes begin with a brief meditation and some Chi Kung exercises, which help prepare students for form practice. Class is taught in the Yang family style of short and long forms, and the instructor is prepared to accommodate students of all levels. Comfortable clothes required; please no street shoes.

Chair Yoga for All

Pam Fletcher

Mondays 10:00-11:00am

Wednesdays 11:00-12:00am


Gain all the benefits of yoga while practicing seated or standing with chair support. The class will include yoga postures and movements designed for increasing flexibility and strength while reducing tension and improving breath and balance. Safety is emphasized, focusing on correct alignment, body mechanics, and technique. Relax and enjoy an hour of self-care. Wear comfortable, loose clothing and soft footwear. 

Please contact Pamela Fletcher at with questions. 

Ashtanga Yoga 

Pam Fletcher 

Thursday 5:30 - 6:30pm

This class is based on Ashtanga yoga and is appropriate for anyone with previous experience in any style of yoga. Modifications will be offered to ensure the enjoyment and benefits of the poses and movements. Safety is emphasized with a focus on correct technique and alignment. The ability to transfer easily up and down from the floor is required. Please bring a mat, your blanket or large towel, and a bolster, if you have one. Mats are available to borrow. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. 

Please contact Pamela Fletcher at with questions. 


Vinyasa Yoga 

Becky Kunnath 

Thursdays 12-1 pm


This medium-tempo Vinyasa Yoga class links breath with movement for a fluid, meditative experience. Open to everyone; modifications will be provided to accommodate all experience levels and advancements for those who have a few more years on the mat. If you have a yoga mat and blocks, please bring them. 

Please contact Becky at 773.559.3757 or with any questions  

Free Classes

Bone Builders Exercise Program 

Joanna Taylor; sponsored by Green Mountain RSVP

Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 am 

Thursdays 10:30-11:30 am 

Cost: FREE

Bone Builders is an interactive strength-based exercise program that benefits women and men of all ages. It has been proven to help you build strength, maintain bone density, improve balance, coordination, and mobility, reduce your risk of falling, and help you maintain independence in performing daily life activities. No registration required; just drop in. For more information about this class, call the Bennington RSVP 802.447.1546

Tai Chi for Falls Prevention 

Wednesday  from 9-10am

Cost: FREE


A series of nationally recognized and evidence-based classes aimed at improving the balance, strength, and general health of seniors. Tai chi combines a series of slow, gentle movements with breathing and mental focus.


SVCOA is proud to partner with Tai Chi Vermont to sponsor volunteers to train in Tai Chi. This partnership enables us to offer Tai Chi classes around Rutland and Bennington County.


For some people Tai Chi is a martial art--a slowed down, graceful way of practicing the art of self-protection. According to most legends, this was Tai Chi's beginnings--back in centuries past when Chinese villagers were not allowed to take up arms or show their ability to fight off the warlords or local gangs that threatened them. But for many of the early practitioners as well as most of us today, Tai Chi is an "internal" martial art. We want to fend off the stresses of modern life, maintain our agility, balance, and overall health, practice mindfulness, and enjoy the mood-lifting experience of practicing these engaging movement forms with others

SVCOA is proud to partner with Tai Chi Vermont to sponsor volunteers to train in Tai Chi. This partnership enables us to offer Tai Chi classes around Rutland and Bennington County.


Check out the above calendar to confirm weekly class times and instructors.

For general information please email


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