Lunch & Learn on 4th Fridays – is this week 1130am Friday

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Full year of talks was successful in 2014, let us know what you’d like to learn about in 2015, the planning has begun.
Once a month on 4th Fridays at 1130am, health and wellness professionals will pop in to the recreation center for a lunch & learn talk. The series is timed to occur just after our popular weekly senior aerobics course. The talks are free and open to the public, so have lunch with us once a month as we spread the awareness of active living and how to keep that focus as we age.

It’s simple, active and healthy; bring a brown bag lunch, put it in the fridge, and snack with us after class as we chat with and learn from community experts on topics such as:

  1. January: Jennifer Weissman – Simply Delicious – Green Smoothies
  2. February: Sandy Bramlett – Balancing Act! and Ageless Grace
  3. March: Laura Roberts – Music Therapy for caregivers and Alzheimer’s patients
  4. April: Rachel Stroud – Nutrition 101 from Good Measure Meals
  5. May: Dorie Sokol – Arthritis and how it affects our thumbs
  6. June: Ashli Price – Menu planning for fresh, seasonal foods on a budget
  7. July: Melissa Bloom – Balance, Vertigo, and Dizziness help through physical therapy
  8. August: Jessica Covington – Brain food and games to keep you sharp
  9. September: Joe Nocera –  Exercise, is it better for the Body or the Brain? 
  10. October: TBD
  11. November: Lee Ann Harvey – Caregivers 101
  12. December: TBD

New Adult Classes are Starting This Week, Sign up Online

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Expo bingo card

You saw them at the EXPO, you tried a few of them, and now the NEW classes are starting. Register online at decaturga.com/webtrac or at the front desk when you arrive. Here’s the rundown on what’s happening this week and a few that start in February:

NEW! Ageless Grace – Tuesdays, Thursdays, kicked off today with 5 enrolled today in the dance studio, join in the seated dance and fitness movement with Sandy

NEW! Yoga – Mondays, Fridays, So far 5 are signed up for the seated class on Monday which will start next week on Jan 27 with Mariam

NEW! Watercolor & Tea, Thursdays, started last week with 2 enrolled and several more desired for a full class w/Sylvia. Bring a mug for tea and your paints/brushes/paper.

NEW! Lunch & Learn – Fridays, kicks off Friday Jan 24 @1130, free and open to the public. Bring a lunch and pop in for the 30-minute health & wellness demo: Making Green Smoothies with Jennifer.

Starting in February

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Walk With a Doc indoors

NEW! Ballet Fit Tues/Wed/Thurs, 5 enrolled to date and classes start week of Feb 3 with Jerilynn

NEW! Hula Hoops – Tuesdays, 1 enrolled so far, minimum of 5 needed and classes start week of Feb 3 with Lisa

NEW! Internet for Seniors – 1st Fridays starting in Feb, limit of 10 per class, sign up online or call Tracie to add your name to the list.

NEW! Sparkle for Health Series – Fridays, 28-day program starts week of Feb 3 with Rosie

NEW! Needlework – Thursdays, Needle work class starts week of Feb 3 and Jewelry Making starts week of March 3 with Gillian

And our regular classes are in progress but you can join them at any point. Senior Dance, Senior Aerobics, NIA, Afridancercise, Walk With a Doc, Bridge, Simply Delicious.

Expo January 11 – Come Sample all the NEW Classes

decatur-active-living-expo-flyerWondering what’s NEW at the recreation center? Or didn’t realize there was anything new, well it’s true and we’ve got plenty of news to share. Here’s a sneak preview of the year ahead and save the date for the Expo on January 11 from 10am to noon. A new building, new classes, new year, and a new you! Save the date now for a fun-filled, active, expo and the chance to sample all the new fun activities and classes and meet and chat with the instructors. Meanwhile there is still no membership fee, just come and pay for the class you want to take. It’s that simple.

Come meet the instructors and sample ALL our NEW classes proposed this winter. From 10am to noon we will feature short 10-minute demos of new classes where you can try them out and talk to the instructors. We’ll have free drawings (see BINGO card) and booths to feature our new enrichment and artistic offerings as well. Stop by while the youth are playing basketball, before lunch, after Run With the Dogs 5k, or during your Saturday shopping.

Stay tuned for the 2014 playbook to plan your strategy for staying fit, featuring new and regular classes.

  • Ageless Grace
  • Ballet Fit
  • Craft series – Jewelry making and Needle work
  • Eat Well Indie*catur
  • Gymnastics
  • Hula Hoops for fitness
  • Internet for Seniors (learn basics and maybe fun tips like how to make emoticons)
  • Lunch & Learn series
  • Musikgarten
  • Nia Dance
  • Playout Family Fitness
  • Turn on your Sparkling Health
  • Walk With a Doc
  • Watercolor & Tea
  • Yoga (mat & chair)

What’s Chi Walking? Come find out Wed @11am

Walk With A Doc

Walk With A Doc

This week for Walk With a Doc, join Sandy Bramlett as she leads us on a 3-mile neighborhood walk and discussed classes she teaches like NIA Dance, Ageless Grace, and Chi Walking! Bring water and a sun visor if you like and meet us out front at 11am. Our weekly walks are free and enjoyed by a dozen or so residents with room for many more.

Each week we have a different guest lead our walk, chat with us about their specialty, and lead us in cool down stretches post walk. We also have public safety volunteers guiding us and keeping us focused and safe at crosswalks, intersections, and occasionally through construction or obstacles.

You can earn a shirt, pedometer, or an umbrella by walking with us; either of which you might find adds an incentive to walking. And walking with a group offers great new conversations and the exercise just flies by. Many are joining us to take a mid-morning break from editing articles, caring for family, or just newly retired baby boomers who are looking to stay active. Either way, we’d love for you to join us.

Reminder that all our walks follow the city walking tours and friends of cemetery tours, take a look at the brochures page 2 and page 6 for the routes.