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Recreational Activities...

Adult Basketball League:

Marple Newtown Recreation's Adult Basketball League is scheduled to begin Monday, September 11, 2017. League games will be played Monday and Tuesday 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. 12, 2017. The Program meets at the Community Center Gym on Sunday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and will run through March 25, 2018. 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 early September. Games will be played at the new Bocce Ball Court (financed by the Broomall Rotary Club) 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 14 and above are welcome.        

Session 1: Sep. 7 - Oct. 26
Day: Thursday
Time: 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Site: Comm. Center Gym
Price: $70
Session 2: Nov. 2 - Dec. 21
  (No Nov. 23)
Day: Thursday
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Site: Paxon Hollow MS Cafe
Price: $61
   
Session 3: Jan. 4 - Feb. 22
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.

Session 1: Sept. 16 - Oct. 21
Session 2: Oct. 28 - Dec. 2
Session 3: Dec. 9 - Jan. 27
  (No Dec. 30)
Day: Saturday
Time: 8:30am - 9:45am
Price: $60 per session

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. 19, 20, 26 & 27
Days:           Tuesday & Wednesday
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. 13 - Nov. 29
    (No Sept. 20 & Nov. 22)
Session 2:    Jan. 10 - March 14
Day:            Wednesday
Time:   6:00pm - 7:00pm
Price:   $60 per session

Stroller Strides:

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 Melissa Posthauer at melissaposthauer@fit4mom.com.

Dates: Sep. 5 - Ongoing
Days: Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat.
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Site: Veterans Park, Broomall
Prices: $55 per month
  $120 ten class pass
  $15 single class
 

 

Walk 15:

Taking the best features from low impact, aerobic style group exercise, Walk 15 classes are easy to follow and effective in results! Designed with "walking based" moves so that all fitness levels can do it! Music is at the heart of the Walk 15 class. The music is what you need to keep walking at a fat burning pace. If you are walking to the beat, then you are burning calories, strengthening bones, and improving lung and heart function! Music will inspire you to get through the workout with energy and has a calming effect at the cool down and stretch. Get big results by walking this way. Walk 15 brings the fun to walking with moves set to the beat of hit music. The miles are measured by the music with the "steps to miles" system. 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.

Dates: Oct. 3 - Nov. 7
Day: Tuesday
Time: 10:00am - 10:45am
Price: $50

Pilates:

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 16 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. 12 - Nov. 14
(No Oct. 3 & 31)
Session 2: Nov. 21 - Jan. 23
(No Dec. 26 & Jan. 2)
Session 3: Jan. 31 - March 21
Day:          Tuesday
Time: 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Price: $70 per session

Yoga:

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. 11 - Oct. 16
Session 2: Oct. 23 - Nov. 27
Session 3: Dec. 4 - Jan. 29
  (No Dec. 25, Jan. 1 & 15)
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. 10
Days: Tuesday
Time: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Price: $15/AARP Members
  $20/Non-Members
Eight-Hour Course
Dates: Oct. 17 & 19
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 11:30am - 3:30pm
Price: $15/AARP Members
  $20/Non-Members

Getting Paid to Talk:
Making Money With Your Voice

An Introduction to Professional Voice Overs

 Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? This exciting class will explore numerous aspects of your voice over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the internet in our area. We will cover all the basics including how to prepare the all important demo, how to be successful and earn great income in this exciting field. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and to hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice actors. Class participants will even have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of  our voicecoaches. com producer! This class is informative, lot of fun, and a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting professionally. The class will meet at the Community Center and is open to anyone ages 18 years and above. Space is limited and registration closes one week prior to class, so register early. Instructor: Voice Coaches.

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Date: Nov. 8
Day:         Wednesday
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Price: $30

Hypnosis:
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 27 years, has formal training in both counseling and hypnotherapy. All classes will meet  at the Gauntlett Community Center. Please call 610-353-2326 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. Reinforcement CD is strongly recommended and is available for purchase for $18.

Session 1: Mon., Oct. 30
Session 2:          Mon., Jan. 8
Session 3:          Mon., April 23
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Price: $55 per session

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. Reinforcement CD is strongly recommended and is available for purchase for $18.

Session 1: Mon., Oct. 30
Session 2:          Mon., Jan. 8
Session 3:          Mon., April 23
Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Price: $55 per session

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. Reinforcement CD is strongly recommended and is available for purchase for $18.

Session 1: Mon., Oct. 30
Session 2:          Mon., Jan. 8
Session 3:          Mon., April 23
Time: 8:30pm - 9:15pm
Price: $55 per session

 

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