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Adult Basketball League:

Marple Newtown Recreation's Adult Basketball League is scheduled to begin Monday, September 10, 2018. League games will be played Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Robert C. Gauntlett Community Center Gym. Teams wishing more information on this league should contact the recreation office at 610-353-2326.

Adult Open Volleyball:

Come be a part of our Adult Drop-In Volleyball Program beginning Nov. 18, 2018. The Program meets at the Community Center Gym on Sunday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and will run through March 24, 2019. Please call 610-353-2326 in case of inclement weather and to confirm holiday dates.

Price:    $10 per visit

Adult Bocce Ball League:

Marple Newtown Recreation's Fall Adult Bocce League is scheduled to begin in late summer/early fall. Games will be played at the Bocce Ball Court located at Veterans Memorial Park in Broomall. Teams/players wishing more information about the league should contact the recreation office at 610-353-2326.

Zumba Fitness:

 The Zumba® program fuses Latin and international rhythms with easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that feels more like a disco party than a workout.  Very little motivation is required because when you hear the music, you can't help but move!  Our goal is simple: we want you to love working out!  You can achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements meant to engage and captivate for life.  The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms are combined to tone and sculpt the total body while burning fat, especially targeting the mid-section.  Zumba® fitness is so fun that it is now offered in over 100 countries worldwide.  Classes will be held in the Community Center.  Certified Zumba® instructor Pam Nelson will coordinate the program. Ages 18 and above are welcome.        

Session 1: Sep. 20 - Oct. 25 (6 weeks)
Day: Thursday
Time: 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Site: Comm. Center Gym
Price: $52.50
Session 2: Nov. 8 - Jan. 17
  (No Nov. 15, 22 & Dec. 27)
Day: Thursday
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Site: Paxon Hollow MS Cafe
Price: $70
Session 3: Jan. 24 - March 14
Day: Thursday
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Site: Paxon Hollow MS Cafe
Price: $70

Zumba Toning:

Saturday morning Zumba Toning combines your favorite zumba rhythms with a component of toning exercises for the legs, buttocks, arms, abdominals and core section. When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba toning raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick). It combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin infused zumba moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness party. Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like toning sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Zumba toning is a perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies naturally while having a blast. Please bring a set of weights (3-5 lbs) for the arm work and an exercise mat for the core and stretching. A great way to start your weekend! Class will be held at the Community Center and taught by Pam Nelson.

Current Class: Sept. 8 - Oct. 6 (5 weeks)
Session 1: Oct. 13 - Nov. 17
Session 2: Nov. 24 - Jan. 5
  (No Dec. 29)
Session 3: Jan. 12 - Feb. 16
Day: Saturday
Time: 8:30am - 9:45am
Price: $60 per session
$50 for 9/8-10/6 class

Adult Female Golf Clinic:

This program includes four one-hour clinics and is open to beginner and intermediate female players. Participants will be taught the basic fundamentals of the game (posture, grip and aim) and how to swing the club. In addition, all players will work on their short game including both chipping and putting. Clinics one through three will be held on the practice range or putting green at Paxon Hollow Country Club, and the fourth clinic will be done on the golf course (date TBA). While on the course, golf etiquette and speed of play will be discussed. The program coordinator is Daniel Malley, PGA Professional. If needed, equipment will be provided.

Dates: Sep. 20, 24, 27 & Oct. 1
Days:           Monday & Thursday
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Price: $104

Tai Chi - 24 Form:

Tai Chi is one old form of Chinese exercise that is beneficial to health, and it is also a subtle, sophisticated, and scientific method of self-defense.  It is basically made up of several forms or sets, originally derived from martial arts, and it takes the form of natural movements of animals and birds.  However, unlike martial arts, Tai Chi is performed deliberately, slowly, softly, and gracefully, with smooth and even transitions between movements.  Those who practice regularly will develop a healthy body and a calm, tranquil mind.  Tai Chi also provides a practical avenue for learning about balance, alignment, fine-scale motor control, and rhythm of movement.  Therefore, practice will allow you to better stand, walk, run, and correct poor posture.  This program is suitable for people of all ages and requires no special equipment.  Class will meet at the Gauntlett Community Center.  Lucia Coren will provide authentic Chinese instruction. 

Session 1:   Sep. 5 - Nov. 28
    (No Sept. 19, Oct. 31 & Nov. 21)
Session 2:    Jan. 9 - March 13
Day:            Wednesday
Time:   6:00pm - 7:00pm
Price:   $60 per session

Stroller Strides:
Fitness for Mom...Fun for Baby!

Welcome to Stroller Strides! Fitness for You…Fun for Baby! Stroller Strides is a total fitness program that moms can do with their babies. It includes power walking and intervals of strength and body toning exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller and the environment. Taught by a certified and specially trained fitness instructor, it is a great workout for any level of participant. Your Stroller Strides instructor will weave songs and activities into the routine designed to entertain and engage baby, while moms are led through a series of exercises specific to her role as mom. Each 60-minute class includes cardio, strength training, abdominal work and stretching. Class can be modified for moms of all fitness levels. Please bring a sturdy stroller, plenty of water and a mat or towel.  Take time for yourself to workout with your baby or toddler in tow! The program meets at Veterans Park in Broomall. For more information or to register please visit http://media.fit4mom.com or email Erin Taylor at erintaylor@fit4mom.com.

Dates: Sep. 4 - Ongoing
Days: Mon., Wed. & Fri.
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Site: Veterans Park, Broomall
Prices: $75 per month
$150 ten class pass
  $20 single class

Walk 15:

Walk 15 class takes the best features from low impact group exercise and keeps it easy to follow! The program is designed with “walking based” moves so that all fitness levels and all ages can do it – At Your Own Pace! This is a fun workout with walking moves set to the beat of current and oldies music. Ages 18 and above are welcome. All you need is a good pair of walking shoes / sneakers, water and a towel. Grab a friend and join us! Class will be held at the Gauntlett Community Center. The program coordinator is Barb Campbell, a Master Walk 15 instructor. Click to watch video

Session 1: Sept. 19 - Oct. 24
Session 2: Oct. 31 - Dec. 5
Session 3: Jan. 9 - Feb. 13
Day: Wednesday
Time: 10:00am - 10:45am
Price: $50 per session

Holiday H.I.I.T  Group Workout:   (High Intensity Interval Training)

An exercise program that proves you can succeed despite your current fitness level or age. As far as exercise goes, we all want positive results, correct? What if you were told these exercises could produce immediate results? As outlandish as that may sound, its 100% true. This program will guide you through the real way to a healthier lifestyle by putting you on exercises to meet your goals. Program benefits include enhanced focus, a new method for managing stress and an overall better outlook on life. We know we need to exercise and it's our goal to help you want to exercise. Remember your health is a lifestyle not a trend that will come and go. All fitness levels will be guided through modifiable timed interval exercise (i.e. jumping jacks, squats, etc.) producing immediate results. The program will be conducted at the Gauntlett Community Center. ACSM Certified Fitness Professional Avante Bailey will lead the program.

Check out his 10 min. Total Body Fat Burning In-Home Workout at https://youtu.be/VpHUaV7iKUY

Dates: Nov. 28 - Dec. 19
Day:          Wednesday
Time: 7:15pm - 8:00pm
Price: $70 per session



This dynamic program offers a system of mind and body exercises focusing mainly on the abdomen, oblique muscles, and lower back. Pilates dramatically transforms the way your body looks, feels and performs. It builds strength without excess bulk, creating a sleek toned body. Other program benefits include increased lung capacity and circulation, as well as improved coordination, posture and balance. Because Pilates teaches balance and control of the body, many participants experience positive body awareness for the first time. Ages 18 and above are welcome. Class will meet at the Gauntlett Community Center. Please bring a rubber exercise mat and light hand weights (2-5lbs.) to class. Certified Pilates instructor Maria Klang will conduct the program.

Session 1: Sept. 4 - Oct. 30 (No Oct. 9)
Session 2: Nov. 6 - Jan. 15 (7 weeks)
(No Nov. 20, Dec. 4, 35 & Jan. 1)
Day:          Tuesday
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Price: $70 per session
$61.25 (Session 2)


With "Ha" meaning Sun and "Tha" meaning Moon, Hatha yoga is a style of yoga that is physical and at the same time deeply meditative. Through a variety of yoga postures, attention to proper alignment is learned. Gentle movement in union with breath strengthens the body and increases flexibility, while freeing the mind from daily stress. A sense of harmony and balance is discovered. Other benefits include increased energy flow as nerve channels are cleared, improved concentration, blood circulation and digestion. Classes will meet in the Gauntlett Community Center. Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat to class. This six-week yoga program will be taught by Yvette Pecoraro, a certified TriYoga instructor and RYT with Yoga Alliance.

Session 1:   Sep. 17 - Oct. 22
Session 2: Oct. 29 - Dec. 3
Session 3: Dec. 10 - Feb. 4
  (No Dec. 24, 31 & Jan. 21)
Day:           Monday
Times: 6:15pm - 7:15pm (Basics)
  7:30pm - 8:30pm (Level 1)
Price: $55 per session


Educational Programs...

AARP Smart Driver Course
                                                     This program is a classroom refresher course for experienced motorists age 50 and older. Presented by AARP, it covers the effects of aging and medication on driving, accident prevention methods, rules of the road, and license renewal requirements. After completing the course, participants qualify for a discount on their auto insurance, in compliance with PA HB12. Class will be held in the Gauntlett Community Center. CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO AARP. To be eligible for the four-hour course, participants must have previously taken the eight-hour course.

Four-Hour Course
Date: Oct. 16
Days: Tuesday
Time: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Price: $15/AARP Members
Eight-Hour Course
Dates: Oct. 23 & 25
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Price: $15/AARP Members

Getting Paid to Talk:
A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Professional Voice Acting

 Perhaps you’ve been told you have a great speaking voice, or maybe you use your voice in your current profession? This in-depth web-based class will take you behind-the-scenes and into the studio to explore the enormous growth in professional voice acting and is a great first step for anyone curious about the field. From commercials and training material to audiobooks, gaming, education, on-hold messaging, and more, you’ll get an inside look at how ordinary people with clear communication skills pursue great voice acting opportunities. We’ll discuss how casting decisions are made, a day on the job, working from home, skill and demo development and much more. In addition, you’ll schedule a one-on-one voice critique & tune-up with our producers via phone or video. This class is presented via the internet and is best suited for viewing on a device connected via Wifi. The class includes video and audio. There is also a workbook section that can be downloaded for permanent reference. After purchase, you will receive instructions, including a unique password, that will allow you to access the class for 48 hours once logged in. The final portion of the class includes a multiple-choice review and instructions to schedule a one-on-one voice review. To ensure organized scheduling, voice reviews should be scheduled within one week of class participation. Our team is pleased to assist with any technical questions: 866-887-2834, 9am - 4pm. Please contact the recreation office at 610-353-2326 to register. Instructor: Voice Coaches.

Price: $35

Marple Newtown Recreation has partnered with Mr. Barry Wolfson to offer the following Hypnosis programs. Mr. Wolfson, Director of the Hypnosis Counseling Center of New Jersey (www.hypnosisnj.com) for the past 28 years, has formal training in both counseling and hypnotherapy. All classes will meet at the Gauntlet Community Center. Please call 610-353-2326 or visit www.mnrecreation.org for additional details and/or registration information. Ages 18 and older welcome.

Stop Smoking with Hypnosis                     Through hypnosis, smoking cessation is easily achieved in a one-hour session. Eliminate the craving for tobacco while minimizing discomfort. Please bring a small pillow to class. The first 45 minutes of the session will be dedicated to the history and background of hypnosis and addiction. The final 15 minutes will include the actual hypnosis. Reinforcement CD is strongly recommended and is available for purchase for $18.

Date:          Sept. 26
Day:          Wednesday
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Price: $55

Weight Loss with Hypnosis                           Through hypnosis, weight loss is easily and painlessly attained. Shed unwanted pounds and keep them off in a safe, effective program. Please bring a small pillow to class. The first 45 minutes of the session will be dedicated to the history and background of hypnosis and addiction. The final 15 minutes will include the actual hypnosis. Reinforcement CD is strongly recommended and is available for purchase for $18.

Date:          Sept. 26
Day:          Wednesday
Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Price: $55


Better Sleep with Hypnosis                                 Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you have difficulty getting back to sleep if you wake up during the night? Imagine leaving life’s cares and worries behind at the end of each day. Learn relaxation techniques and strategies to fall asleep easier. Please bring a small pillow to class. The first 30 minutes of the session will be dedicated to the history and background of hypnosis and addiction. The final 15 minutes will include the actual hypnosis. Reinforcement CD is strongly recommended and is available for purchase for $18.

Date:          Sept. 26
Day:          Wednesday
Time: 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Price: $55



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