Pickleball Craze, Learn to Play in Decatur!

Pickleball Skills Clinic Sept.

Pickleball

Senior Bike Ride, Friday September 13

Get back on your bike and ride with us!

senior bike rideActive Living staff will lead a ride on mostly level streets and the PATH. This is a no-drop ride and is geared towards those who are just getting back on their bicycles. All levels of cyclists are welcome. Bring your bike and water bottle.

The ride begins at 10 am at the Decatur Recreation Center.

Helmets are required for all city-led rides.

 

Family Bike Ride is Sunday, September 15

Join Decatur Active Living staff for our second Family Bike Ride on Sunday, September 15 at 2 pm.

This time we will begin at the Decatur Recreation Center and ride approximately two miles at a slow, child-friendly pace. Bring your water bottle and join in the fun! Helmets are required for all city-led rides.

Wheels down at 2 pm, so arrive early!

In the event of inclimate weather, check back here or on our Facebook page to see if the event is still on.

 

 

3rd Annual Walking Past the Dead Tree Tour is October 19th

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Saturday 10-19-19 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Decatur Cemetery, 299 Bell St. Decatur GA, 30030

Learn about trees in the Historic Decatur Cemetery; walk a trail showcasing 8 trees with an Arborist stationed at each tree to tell interesting facts and stories.

Free event with donations accepted for Women Arborists of the Southeast scholarship fund and Friends of the Decatur Cemetery. There will be a limited number of event T-shirts for sale.

Third Friday Bike Ride is this Friday!

ibikeThe Third Friday Bike Ride is this coming Friday, August 16. Join Decatur Active Living staff for this 6 mile ride around Decatur neighborhoods. After the ride we will visit a local restaurant for refreshment and time to chat and make new biking friends.

Details:
Where:      Ride Starts at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street. Meet out front of the center. There is free parking in the deck behind the library.

Time:         We put wheels down at 6:30 pm

Other:         Wear your helmet and bring a water bottle.
This ride is not recommended for children.

 

Lil’ Kickers Soccer, Register Now!

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Lil Kickers Soccer

Pure Barre Pop-up at Decatur Recreation Center

PB Decatur pop up

We are happy to host this free class from Pure Barre Decatur while they are doing some renovations. Be sure to register and bring your yoga mat and water. And a friend!

The class will be in the grassy oval on the east side of the recreation center.

Destress Monday: Take a Walk on the Calm Side

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From our Friends at the Monday Campaigns:

You don’t always need heavy equipment or a gym membership to exercise. If you need to destress from work, school, or just life in general, take a walk. Walking can reduce your chances of problems with blood pressure, obesity, depression and heart disease long term.

Walking can be a group activity, too. That’s where the Monday Mile comes in. Grab some friends, family members, or co-workers and go for a 20-minute walk together. If you need more convincing, here’s why you should make this Monday’s activity a group walk:

Pick your partner: You have flexibility to choose your walking buddy, so ask anyone from your children to your grandparents. You and your parents can set the pace and intensity and still get reliable exercise.

You can go wherever you want: Schedule your 20-minute walk wherever works best for you, whether it’s at your office with co-workers or down the street with your family. Bonus points if you walk outside, which has been linked to reducing stress. Each location has their own challenges so that your walks stay fun, and your group can enjoy a variety of sites along the way.

Keep yourself motivated and social: Walking is more than just an chance to stay or get into shape. It’s a chance to catch up with people you care about and motivate each other to prioritize your physical and mental health. Staying social is a great way to relieve stress and you can use this time to discuss big life events with your walking partner(s).

Stay active: If you don’t have time or money for a gym membership, a 20-minute walk will keep your heart pumping and your brain focused. This is an opportunity for you and your group to stay active, and, if done consistently, walking is a great way to reduce long-term, stress-related health issues.

Download the free toolkit “Start a Monday Mile in your Community” today so that you can use the next Monday to get stress out of your life, make walking fun, and keep your bonds strong.

Third Friday Bike Ride is July 19

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Let’s ride!  Join Decatur Active Living staff for this fun, 6 mile ride around Decatur. We leave the Decatur Recreation Center at 6:30 pm and then go for refreshment after the ride.  This is a fun, slow paced, no-drop ride.

Wear a helmet and bring a water bottle.

NOT recommended for children. In case of rain, we will cancel via this blog.

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

Move It Monday with a Mini Exercise

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From our friends at Move It Monday:

Happy #MoveItMonday!

You probably know you need to exercise. What you probably don’t know is how to squeeze the time it takes to exercise into your schedule. For the next four weeks, we’ll be taking a look at easy exercises you can do at work (or anywhere for that matter) that can be performed in very little time. Research shows that small bouts of exercise benefit your health, so check in every Monday for the next four weeks to learn about a new mini exercise you can try.

This week we’ll show you how to perform a Glute Stretch.