Pop-Up Balance Workshop TODAY at 11 am!

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Cooking with Class – TODAY at 1:30 pm

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Move It Monday: Walk to the Park for Earth Day

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From our friends at #moveitmonday:

Exercise in the Park for Mental and Physical Well Being

Being outside can greatly contribute to your health and well being. On Monday, try visiting a park for a fresh perspective on your workout.

According to studies, parks are a beneficial resource: they promote physical activity, improve mental health, and even have the potential to reduce health care costs. Being outside also means your vitamin D levels will increase – you might feel happier, and your concentration levels may improve.

Walking is Real Exercise

Benefits: Walking regulates blood sugar, improves digestion, lowers blood pressure, and puts you in a great mood for the rest of the day.

Why not try a MondayMile? Do a one-mile group walk, jog, or run with family, friends, or colleagues. Plan to meet at a park close by in the morning or on your lunch hour. It could be the best pick-me-up you’ll have all day.

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) at the Park

Benefits: HIIT burns a lot of calories in a short period of time.

Here’s a series of HIIT exercises designed specifically for the park. Using swings, park benches, and fences you’ll be surprised what a little creativity can do for your park workout. Do some squats, lunges, and, if you can find some stairs, climb them!

Family Fitness

Benefits: Families exercising together may see their social and emotional skills improve.

This Monday, try an outdoor jog with the stroller, go for a family bike ride, or practice for an upcoming fun run or group event. The possibilities are kind of endless!

We’re here to help you explore and find new ways to be inspired by your world. And it’s the perfect time of year to exercise in the park!

Free Class: Learn to Ride a Lime E-Scooter

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Join us at the Decatur Recreation Center on Friday, April 26 from 6 pm-6:30 pm to learn everything you need to know about Lime’s shared scooter program in Decatur! Lime staff will be on hand to share important information about safe scooting, complying with the rules of riding in Decatur, and best of all, Lime will be giving away free test rides!

Walk-ins are welcome but please RSVP to georgia@li.me so Lime can bring the right number of scooters to ensure maximum riding time for all. Helmets will be provided.

In order to test ride a scooter, please remember the following:

  1. All riders must be over the age of 18,
  2. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (tennis shoes, flats, etc.),
  3. Download the Lime app from iTunes or Google Play and set up your account at home to minimize wait time.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

South Columbia Drive Multi-Use Path Community Input Meeting

DocumentThe City of Decatur is exploring ways to expand the pedestrian and bicycle network to Talley Street Upper Elementary School and Legacy Park. Drop in on Monday, April 22nd to learn more and share your feedback on a preliminary design for the connection.

When:  04/22/2019 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Where:  Public Works Community Room, 2635 Talley Street, Decatur

An Act of Kindness

It is always so nice to be involved in something that brings joy to others. Yesterday, four of the young ladies at the Global Village School received bikes from a group of generous gentlemen who refurbish old bikes for refugee youth. The young ladies received bikes, helmets, lights and bike education materials. The smiles on their faces were wide and the excitement they showed riding the bikes around the parking lot was contagious.  There are many good things going on in our communities and it is a pleasure to share these stories.

Thanks to Michael Flueckiger, Hunter Ramsuer and Rodger Burgess for their time and generosity!

 

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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