Tuesday Evening Yoga Year-Round With Bonnye:

Yoga classes are now scheduled for Lochmere residents on Tuesdays at 5:45 PM in the Highlands Clubhouse (200 Loch Highlands Drive).  Classes are complimentary for Lochmere residents 18 and over.  No guests are allowed.

The instructor is Bonnye Hur. 

Bonnye's classes are appropriate for all levels of yoga experience and fitness level.  She will guide you though each posture and offer modification of poses that may be more challenging than others.  Yoga is about tuning into your body and breath, listening with awareness to what your body needs.  Classes will typically start with a short breathing and meditation practice, and end with relaxation and restorative stretches.  Throughout the class we will build upon standing poses and some vinyasa flow to build strength, flexibility and balance.

Bonnye Hur has been living adjacent to Lochmere since 1993 and has been practicing yoga since 1998. Bonnye practices traditional, eastern-style Hatha yoga, with an emphasis on the centering and connection of mind, body, and spirit. She recently undertook a 200-hour yoga teacher training program based out of Moving Mantra Yoga Studio in North Raleigh and has been teaching to friends and co-workers for over a year. She is very excited to work with her neighbors and share her love of yoga with the community.

Ttai chiai Chi For Health On Wednesdays With Esther & Rani:

Tai Chi classes are offered to Lochmere residents on Wednesday morning in the Highlands Clubhouse (200 Loch Highlands Drive). There is no charge.   Ilasses are held from 10:30-11:30AM. 


First introduced at Lochmere in the fall of 2013, these classes have become increasingly popular.  The classes are taught by Esther Minick and Rani Kalra.  Esther has been practicing Tai Chi for approximately 6 years and became certified 2 years ago.  She also practices a form of Yang.  Rani has been a Lochmere resident for over 25 years.  She has been a student of Esther and received her teaching certification in Spring 2014. 

Tai Chi has gotten alot of press lately for being a gentle, healthful activity focused on breathing, balance, and posture.  It is distinguished from yoga in that it is a movement activity.

The program offered at Lochmere is one that was devised by Dr. Paul Lam with the Arthritis Foundation (Tai Chi for Arthritis) and is based on the Sun form of tai chi.  It is more gentle and most suitable for older folks (but all ages are invited).  The basics (which can be applied to any tai chi) are taught.  The class consists of warm up, instruction/practice of form, and cool down.

Please bring the completed registration form (HERE) to your first Tai Chi class.  Classes are limited to Lochmere residents 18 and older.  No guests are allowed.

zumba Zumba Gold On Thursdays With Elena:

 Zumba Gold classes for Lochmere residents are held at the Highlands Clubhouse (200 Loch Highlands Drive) on Thursdays at 6:30PM.   Class will be 60 minutes and are complimentary.  Classes are complimentary and are available to Lochmere residentss 18 & over.  No guests are allowed.

Please extend a big welcome to Licensed Zumba Instructor, Elena Murray. 

Zumba Gold takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of all active participants, especially those who are new to the program.  What can you expect:  (1) zesty music .. not just Latin, you'll hear Cha-Cha Rock 'n Roll, and even some Twist, (2) exhilarating, easy to follow moves, and (3) an invigorating party atmosphere. 

Our goal is simple:  We want you to have fun with your neighbors.  Dance experience is not necessary.  The moves in class are broken down in a slow and manageable manner.  Even if you don't perform each move perfectly, just come to class and move a little and have a lot of fun.  Zumba Gold also helps to improve balance, strength, flexibility, and, most importantly, the heart.

If you're looking for a fitness class that feels friendly and is alot of fun .. don't delay!  Join Elena on Thursdays.   It's great fun for all ages and genders.

And don't forget to bring a towel and water.

For more information about Zumba, please visit