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)

Be Thankful for Warm Indoor Games and Activities over the Holidays

PlayOut Cards

PlayOut Cards

Happy Thanksgiving week everyone! With harsh weather headed our way for the holidays, we’ll all need to stay warm and cozy with our families and find ways to stay active indoors. To start we’ll hold our Walk With a Doc indoors this week on our upstairs track surrounded by windows and overlooking the gym classes. Join us Wednesday at 11am. Some of you may not have seen the track yet or even know that it is finished, so come check it out! On Thursday morning, if you aren’t volunteering at the Atlanta Half Marathon, then put on a hot pot of stew to greet those that are when they return home from the early morning event. Then turn on the Macy’s Day parade and see if you can all dance to the bands and performers, remember they walk/dance/perform the entire parade route.moving-back-middle

Also your family can check out our copy of the hot new family fitness game Playout. Created by a local lacrosse coach in our community, it’s an exercise card game where fitness is made fun. Put your strength, skills, and endurance to the test in 3 simple and unique games. Shown are 3 sample cards from the core, upper and lower body areas: dive bombers, side sliders, and windshield wipers. These range from a 1*, 2**, 3*** so there is something for everyone.

Create your own contests: play adults vs. children, boys vs. girls, locals vs. visitors or any way you want. You take turns drawing 30 exercise cards, 12 wildcards and see how you do. You can choose easy, medium, or hard levels of play, so yes, grandchildren and grandparents can both play together. Stop by and check out the cards. Use them over break and return the following week. Also find Playout on facebook. We will be closed Thursday and Friday this week.