Like Taxes, Exercise is for Everyone

Income tax, property tax, sales tax, capital gains tax, kiddie tax, wealth tax, estate tax, corporate tax, city and county tax and the burden of being taxed all take their toil this month, or to whatever new date has been decreed for this year. We fret and stew, worry and wonder what we get for our money.

And then there’s exercise? It taxes the body, does it not? What do you get in return? Fitness, positive frame of mind and energy. With OHI Free Fitness classes, exercisers also get friends and a bit of socializing. Class member Tudy says, “I love JoRene’s class;  it is a great workout and I am dripping wet by the end.  I enjoy the chance to chat before and after class.” Exercise regular Joan Rumrill adds, “I’m so thankful that JoRene is providing us with Zoom exercise classes until we can return to normal classes at the Berger Center.  I’m there everyday that I’m at home.” She admits that being a workaholic took its toll, until she joined the (at that time,) “new” Oakland YMCA. “Then for the next  six years, I started every weekday morning with exercise from 6 to 8 am.  I began work at 9.  During those years, I was very fit and competed in several mini triathlons.”

Like taxes, exercise is for everyone. Monday and Wednesday OHI exercise classes welcomes men and women. We come for the exercise, we leave with the benefits. Tax-deductible donations are being accepted through Oakmont Community Foundation ( with OHI noted as beneficiary.


Maria Carillo Jazz Choir

Sunday, December 7, 4:00 PM, Berger Center Admission is free. Donations accepted. Theater seating. To register for a class or concert, go to Four

Oakmont’s Own More Joy

Back again by popular demand, Oakmont’s beloved hometown group with songs from our past that will make you laugh and cry in the same concert. More Joy is a deep and delightful quartet of artists that weave amazing harmonies throughout a broad selection of folk, country, blues and beyond.

Vintage Grass

Back by popular demand, Vintage Grass is an acoustic trio from Sonoma, that plays an entertaining and eclectic mix of traditional bluegrass and classic acoustic rock and folk covers from the 60’s and 70’s. Killer harmonies, world-class musicianship.

Briefcase Blues Brothers

Thursday, September 22 at 6 PM in the Berger Center The Briefcase Blues Brothers recreate the energy, excitement and atmosphere of a show by the

Super Guest Day / Invitational

Valley of the Moon Super Guest Day / Invitational is September 20th. Information is at the pro- shop or call Joan Seliga at 707.529.2184