City of Decatur Closed for Presidents Day

The City of Decatur  and Decatur Active Living will be closed on Monday, February 17 in recognition of Presidents Day. We will reopen for business on Tuesday at 8 am.

Enjoy some fun facts about past presidents:

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Move It Monday: Loosen Up Those Rusty Joints

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From our friends at MoveItMonday.org:

It may seem counter-intuitive, but the best way to manage and mitigate the symptoms of arthritis is by incorporating more movement — be it carefully — into your daily routine.

Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that leads to inflammation, stiffness, swelling, and pain throughout the body and joints. The condition can be agonizing and disruptive, especially when trying to be physically active.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, when it comes to staying active with arthritis, initially approach workouts with a degree of caution and awareness, and consult a doctor or physician if you have any questions or uncertainties.

Whether you have arthritis, or simply suffer from the occasional achy joint, warm-ups, dynamic stretches, yoga, walking, and other low-impact exercises are your friends – just remember to limit your range of motion and pace yourself to reduce the risk of injury.

Check out our list of low-impact workouts and get moving this Monday.

SOLD OUT, Our 1st – 2nd Grade Valentine’s Dance is sold out.

SOLD OUT!!! Our 1st – 2nd Grade Valentines Dance is SOLD OUT at 250 kids!

There will be NO WALK-UPS OR PAY AT THE DOOR OPTION.

For safety reasons, we have maxed the dance at 250 kids to ensure each child is properly supervised, receives their food/drink and that we have enough supplies for our crafts and games. Decatur Parents, thank you for your continued support of our annual dances!!
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Bike Month Poster Contest Returns

Bike Month Poster Contest flyer 2020

February is Love My Bus Month!

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February is Love My Bus Month and all month long the goal is to get students to love riding the bus to and from school. Encourage your child to ride the bus once a week or every day to decrease carpool line traffic around schools and around the City.

The school bus is important not only because it’ safe, cuts down on traffic congestion, and reduces air pollution, but riding the bus is also a time for students to bond with their peers and increases the likelihood that students will arrive at school on time and ready to learn!

School Bus Safety Tips

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February is American Heart Month – Find Some Time to Walk Today!

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From our friends at the Monday Campaigns:

February is American Heart Month and we’re highlighting some of the positive impacts physical activity can have on your heart. Being more active can offer many benefits to your health. It can help reduce stress, build muscles, and increase your endurance. It can also boost your heart health! Walking is something many of us do every day, several times a day. When it’s done for more than 30 minutes a day, it can be a great exercise for people at almost any level of fitness. It’s the first Monday of American Heart Month, so find some time to walk today!

Find out more about the heart health benefits of walking.

Walking Book Club Starts March 7

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Toddler Open Gym, Come out and Play!

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Toddler Gym

Kids Theater Classes-Wizard of Oz! Register Now with Decatur Active Living!

Theater class flyer Jan-May

Theater Class

Lil’ Kickers Soccer, Register Now!

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Lil Kickers