Classes and programs are designed for Sparta residents 60 and over.  Non-residents will be placed on a waiting list until we determine if there is space available.  There is also an additional charge for these registrations.  All classes and programs meet at the Walter Lynch Senior Center (40 Trapasso Drive) unless otherwise noted.  Register at Sparta Recreation, lower level of the Library (22 Woodport Road).

Morning Exercise   A.F.E.P.
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program –Easy exercises for strength and flexibility.  This class is held Mon. Wed. & Fri., in 8 week segments, however, you can join any time.  Attend any or all classes weekly for an excellent workout. (N/C: 2/19 & 3/30) Instructors:  Marianne Dilworth & Caryn Camelo

Activity # Day Time Session Dates Fee
304101-B1 MWF 9:15-10:00am II 3/26-5/18 $15
404101-A1 MWF 9:15-10:00am I 5/21-7/13 $15
404101-B1 MWF 9:15-10:00am II 7/16-9/7 $15

FREE "Chair Zumba" for Seniors
Chair Zumba is a great workout for seniors with physical limitations.  Taught by Nick Marchesani who has been battling MS since 2000.  Nick understands the pain of a crippling disease, but also the importance of exercise for your mental and physical well being. The class is free, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Activity Day Time Session Dates Fee
304023-A1 Wed 1:00-1:45pm I 1/3-2/21 $0
304023-B1 Wed 1:00-1:45pm II 2/28-4/18 $0

Gentle Yoga for Seniors—a class with gentle movements, designed for seniors. If you want to attend both Mon. & Wed. classes, you must register for both.  Instructor:  Heather Bivona (N/C: 3/30)

Activity # Day Type Time Session Dates Fee
304111-A1 Wed Mat Work 11:00-12:00 I 1/17-3/7 $15
304111-B1 Fri Chair Only 11:00-12:00 I 1/19-3/9 $15
304111-B2 Fri Chair Only 12:00-1:00 I 1/19-3/9 $15
304111-C1 Wed Mat Work 11:00-12:00 II 3/14-5/2 $15
304111-D1 Fri Chair Only 11:00-12:00 II 3/16-5/18 $15
304111-D2 Fri Chair Only 12:00-12:00 II 3/16-5/18 $15

Easy Art—Lessons in acrylic and oil painting for beginners to experts.
Instructor:  Herbert Stanske

Activity # Day Time Session Dates Fee
404121-A1 Fri 10:15-11:45 I 4/6-4/27 $12
404121-B1 Fri 10:15-11:45 II 5/4-5/25 $12

Line Dancing—Easy, fun dances & great exercise! No partner or experience necessary.  Instructor:  David Cross  

Activity # Day Time Session Dates Fee
404102-A1 Wed 10:00-11:00am I 5/2-6/20 $15
404102-B1 Wed 10:00-11:00am II 6/27-8/22 $15
404102-C1 Fri 10:00-11:00am I 5/4-6/22 $15
404102-D1 Fri 10:00-11:00am II 6/29-8/17 $15


Arthritis Water Exercise-This 10 week class is beneficial for people with arthritis or low fitness levels. Held at the heated indoor pool at  NJSwim, 350 Sparta Avenue, Sparta.  Instructors: Jan Kitt and Linda Messer.

Activity # Day Time Session Dates Fee
304555-A1 Mon & Fri 12:30pm I 1/8-3/16 $150
304555-B1 Mon & Fri 12:30pm II 3/19-5/25 $150


Water Exercise

This wonderful class for seniors will run from June 6th until Labor Day, in the heated pool at Knoll Heights.  We meet each weekday at 10:30am.  This exercise is very beneficial to individuals with joint and/or back trouble or low fitness levels.  Instructor: Jan Kitt & Marianne Dilworth

Activity # Day Time Dates Fee
104101-A1 Mon-Fri 10:30-11:30am 6/11-8/31 $60

Open Swimming
Available to Sparta Seniors from June 11 through Labor Day in the heated pool at Knoll Heights.

  • First come, first served.
  • Water Exercise and combination swim will allow a maximum of 40 registrants.
  • Sparta township residents can purchase badges at Sparta Recreation.
  • Knoll Heights residents go to KHV office for a $5.00 badge.
  • No one under 60 may swim!

Water Exercise/Open Swim Combo: $85.00

Open Swim Only: $50.00

Massage Therapy is an ancient art of healing to enhance a person’s health. 
Licensed Massage Therapist: Charlene Andrewlavage will be offering Sparta Seniors the opportunity to experience how even a 10-15 minute massage can rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit.  Tues. 10am – 12noon at the Walter Lynch Senior Center (Lynch Room) Cost: $1.00 per minute with a 10 minute minimum. You must call Charlene to set up an appointment.  973-726-0527

Adult Golf
Adult golf classes are a perfect fit for novice golfers.  The classes are taught by PGA professional, Mary Beth Kohberger, and will be held at Black Bear Golf Club on Route 23 in Franklin, NJ.  Registration is on-line only through the To The Tee Golf Website: