Dynamo Swim Team Holding Evaluations This Week


Dynamo Swim Team out of the City of Decatur Oakhurst pool is holding on-going evaluations this week, Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20 from 5:30-7:00 pm.  Drop in (no preregistration required) and learn more about the Dynamo Team and other programs such as year round swim lessons and lap swim.

Contact lauren@dynamoswimclub.com for more information.

Move It Monday: Stretch Away Stress

From our friends at  #MoveItMonday?

Yoga is relaxing. Plus, it helps stave off stress and anxiety, builds strength, improves cardiovascular health, and curbs low-back pain. Start your week moving with some yoga on Monday.

Click here for a few poses to get you started.

Time to Register for Coed Ultimate Frisbee

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Decatur Active Living Holiday Closings


Decatur Recreation Center and Ebster Recreation Center will be closed in honor of the July 4th holiday. Both centers will resume regular hours on Thursday, July 5th.

All outdoor pools will be open, so have some fun in the sun!

Decatur Active Living staff wishes the community a safe and active holiday!


“I Bike Decatur” Group for 4th of July Parade

4th of july imageAdult cyclists should have as much fun as the children in the 4th of July Parade……so let’s get together and have an adult bike group!

Meet at the Decatur Recreation Center at 5 pm- we will have some decor for your bikes; feel free to bring your own as well. Then we will ride over to the start of the parade that begins at 6 pm.

PLEASE wear a helmet- we want to be good role models for the younger folks. Questions, contact cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com or 678-553-6541.




Rejuvenate Better With Sleep


From our friends at the Monday Campaigns:

Happy Healthy Monday!

Not sleeping enough?  You’re not alone. 1 in 3 people do not get enough sleep. Rejuvenate this Monday with fresh techniques and strategies to put some z’s on your pillow.

Start Monday refreshed by having a healthy plan on Sunday to wind down and get a good night’s sleep. Sleep is the most powerful way we have to recharge and replenish. Waking up from a night of deep sleep can boost your energy, put you in a good mood, and make you feel optimistic. If you’re tossing and turning, it’s time for some sleep solutions.

Read some tips for getting a good night’s sleep on the Healthy Monday blog.

Summer Solstice Yoga June 21 on the Square – Community Invited


Decatur Active Living invites the community to celebrate the Summer Solstice on Thursday, June 21 at 6 pm on the Old Courthouse Square in downtown Decatur.

Throughout history, many cultures have associated the summer solstice with a renewal of mind, body and spirit in a celebration of the sense of joyfulness and the fun that the sunshine evokes in all of us. Come together to celebrate with a community practice. If it rains, we will move to the Decatur Recreation Center.

Bring your mat, water and your sense of fun. The event is free, however we encourage a $10 donation to the Decatur Youth Fund. No one will be turned away.

For more information contact Cheryl.Burnette@decaturga.com or 678-553-6541.


Third Friday Bike Ride is June 15: Beach Theme!


The theme for the June bike ride is “the beach!” Wear your beachy garb, decorate your bike, or just come and ride. We will cycle 6 miles around Decatur neighborhoods, then afterward we will visit the Summer in the City event on the Square for food and fun. (The after event is optional, of course.)

The first 20 people will receive a lighted lei to wear on the ride!

Meet in front of the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to put wheels down at 6:30 pm. Be sure to bring water and a helmet. Helmets are required for all city sponsored rides.

Check back here for updates in the event of inclement weather. Questions? Contact cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com.

Hope to see you on Friday!

Move It Monday: Take Your Game Outside


From our friends at #MoveItMonday….

Of course, you know time flies when you’re having fun. If your fitness routine needs some fun this Monday, try taking a class or signing up for group sports – volleyball, basketball, softball, or some ultimate Frisbee in the park. Plus, you can’t overlook the benefits, from stress reduction to making friends.

Exercising in a group can sometimes be even better than exercising alone. Studies compared the two and found regular group fitness classes can lead to a significant decrease in stress and an increase in physical, mental, and emotional quality of life.

See the advantages of exercising in a group here.


Ladies Night Basketball at Decatur Recreation Center