Badminton Play in Decatur!

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Badminton

Park Rx Day is April 28

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April Bike Rides at Decatur Active Living

ibike Spring has arrived and we are excited to have two bike rides in April!

Third Friday Bike Ride
Friday, April 19 at 6:30 pm Decatur Active Living staff will lead a 6 mile bike ride around Decatur. Meet at the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to put wheels down at 6:30 pm. Helmets are required. Not recommended for children.

Senior Bike Ride
Friday, April 26 at 10 am staff will lead our first senior bike ride! Meet at the Decatur Recreation Center and be ready to ride at 10 am. We will ride 4 miles with a water break at Glenlake Park. Wear your helmet and bring a water bottle. The ride is free and limited to 15 so register here to reserve your spot.

For more information about biking in Decatur visit decaturga.com/biking or contact Cheryl.Burnette@decaturga.com.

How to Create Visually Captivating Storyboards – starting Tonight, April 9th at 6:30 pm

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Pickleball play in Decatur!

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Pickleball

DeStress Monday: Try Square Breathing

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From our friends at DeStress Monday:

Square Breathing Exercise

It’s no secret that deep breathing exercises are a great way to reduce stress. Taking a few moments to concentrate and breathe deeply calms not just the mind but the body. There are several ways to practice deep breathing but it’s always a good idea to try something new. This Monday, try square breathing when you need to take a moment to settle down.

Square breathing is a great way to refocus your mind if you’ve been having a hectic day. Multitasking and busy schedules can be demanding on your brain and leave you in a fog. It’s important to take a brief break and clear your head before diving back into business as usual. You don’t need a visual aid but it can give you something on which to concentrate while you learn a new way to deep breathe.

Here is the practice:

  1. Inhale for a count of 4
  2. Hold for a count of 4
  3. Exhale for a count of 4
  4. Hold for a count of 4

While breathing and counting, imagine a square. If you’re using a visual aid, follow the four sides of a square. Each step is a corner of the square; as you count to four, move along one side of the square at a time. You can use anything square-shaped around you – a post-it note, a mouse pad, etc. Another way to visualize while square breathing is to imagine you’re running bases in a baseball diamond in slow motion.

Inhale and run to first base… two… three… four…
Hold and run to second base… two… three… four…

To start out, we recommend using GIFs that can provide you with a point of concentration. After a few sessions of square breathing, you’ll be able to visualize the square in your mind while breathing deeply.

This Monday is a great day to be square and destress!

Thanks for the new Bike Racks!

IMG_1005Thanks to local attorney Aaron Marks, of the Marks Law Group, LLC, there are eight more places to lock up your bike in downtown Decatur. Mr. Marks donated bike racks to the city to fill a need on Ponce de Leon Avenue. The new racks are located along the downtown business corridor and were especially welcomed by  the cyclists who bike commute to work in Town Center.

Thank you Aaron Marks!

For more information in biking in Decatur visit decaturga.com/biking or contact cheryl.burnette@decaturga.com.

The Active Living Neighborhood Softball Tournament is May 11

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Get your teams together and play with your neighbors and citizens of the greater Decatur area!

When:  Saturday, May 11; games begin at 10 am
Where:  All games will be played at McKoy Park, 1006 Adams Street

General Rules:

  1. Single elimination tournament.
  2. Teams must have 4 females on the field at all times.
  3. Only 1 male player will be permitted in the pitcher-catcher combo.
  4. Batting order must have 1 female batting between two males.
  5. Walks – If a male player is walked, the next female batter will automatically take a base.

For more information contact:

Stacy Green @ 678-553-6549 or stacy.green@decaturga.com
Jada Jordan @ 404-805-0998 or jada.jordan@decaturga.com

Jada Jordan @ 404-805-0998 or jada.jordan@decaturga.com

Join us for National Walking Day on April 3

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Confident Urban Bicyclist Class is March 30

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