new fitness and special interest classes
December 9, 2009 · Published By Admin
10 in 2010: Tempe Parks and Recreation’s top 10 classes for winter
TEMPE, Ariz. – This New Year, let Tempe Parks and Recreation turn the chore of keeping New Year’s resolutions into a pleasure with brand new fitness and special interest classes. During the upcoming Winter 2010 program session, toddlers, retirees and everybody in between can make the most of the winter months with fun and educational classes that improve mind and body. Hundreds of new and continuing programs are listed in the Winter 2010 Tempe Opportunities brochure at www.tempe.gov/brochure, including these intriguing offerings:
Introduction to Gymnastics – Children 30 months to 12 years will learn the basic skills and positions of all four Olympic events: bars, beam, floor and vault.
Architecture and Design Studio – Children 8-12 will explore the design process of building structures and developing innovative solutions to a variety of design-related problems.
Junior Practice & Play - A 12-week program for junior tennis players to practice their technique in an open-court setting under supervision of a staff teaching pro.
Bad Doggie Habits – This course is designed for dog owners who would like to correct their dog’s behavior by learning to use three easy commands while being exposed to distractions. Designed for dogs of all levels of obedience.
Drop-In Fitness Programs – A new, convenient payment method gives the option of a full fitness course commitment or pay-as-you-go. Choose from Body Sculpt, Building Better Bones, Step and Sculpt, Total Body Workout, Zumba, Multilevel Pilates, Pilates and Stretch or Pilates/Yoga Combo.
Erg Fitness – Try a different approach to cardio fitness by using a rowing machine. Workouts offer low impact, full-body exercise and are ideal for all experience levels.
Interior Decorating Made Easy – A professional interior decorator will teach basic principles and techniques of interior design, including color, texture, scale and balance, and how to apply them to a room or a whole house.
Zumba for 50+ – This class for adults 50+ of all ability levels incorporates Latin dance moves with upbeat Latin music to maximize caloric output.
Adapted Yoga – Students with intellectual disabilities will learn relaxation techniques and basic sitting and standing yoga poses to increase flexibility and improve balance.
Taoist Meditation –This unique meditation uses the energies of body, emotions and mind to resolve difficulties and attain a clear and relaxed spirituality.
Registration began Monday, Dec. 7 for Tempe residents. Non-residents can register starting Monday, Dec. 14. Registration is accepted online with any major credit card, via mail, fax or in person. Classes begin the week of Jan. 11, 2010.
Tempe residents have an added opportunity to register for classes and non-residents can register two days early at the Tempe Town Lake Turns 10 celebration on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 1-5 p.m. at Tempe Beach Park.
For more information on the Winter 2010 program session, visit www.tempe.gov/rec or call 480-350-5200.
Source: City of Tempe