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Introducing HI-C, High Intensity Cycle Interval!

Take your fitness training to the next level with HI-C, a new High Intensity Cycle Interval class coming to Courts Plus. This class is taught on and off the bike with a focus on cardio and strength conditioning. HI-C will incorporate the bike, your body weight, free weights and more, allowing you to increase cardio endurance, strength and agility while igniting calorie burn. This class will allow you to set your pace and goals, with new and experienced cyclers welcome. Class will meet Wednesdays from 6-6:45 a.m. starting October 19. Fee is $58 members/$73 non-members.

Courts Plus Purchasing New Cardiovascular Fitness Equipment

Making sure our members are offered a quality fitness experience is a top priority at Courts Plus, and state of the art equipment requires a significant ongoing investment.  Courts Plus budgeted nearly $120,000 for fitness equipment in 2016, and has already invested over $70,000.  At the September 12, 2016 Park Board meeting, the Board approved the $43,451 expenditure for the replacement of the six Stepmills on the Fitness Floor.

Kids Day Off Camps Offer Fun and Convenience

Making plans for what the kids can do on their days off school this fall? Look no further than Courts Plus and its Kids Day Off Club, offered to ages 5-10. Drop the kids off on Monday, October 10 or during their Thanksgiving Break week on Wednesday, November 23 and Friday, November 25. They’ll enjoy fitness, games and activities indoors and out, weather permitting. Lunch is included. Fee per day is $40 Courts Plus members/$43 non-members. Camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with extended care available 7-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. for an additional $17/day.

Get Ready to Run A 5K with the Walk to Run 5K Program This Fall

Are you ready to run your first 5K? With our Walk to Run 5K Program, we’re ready to help you achieve success! This program is for anyone who has never run or would like to get back to running. We'll help you progress from walking to running while learning how to safely increase your distance, improve form and increase your pace. You will learn the importance of cross training and recovery while training with our experienced Instructors. Class will run “rain or shine”.

Registration Now Open for Courts Plus Kindergarten Kapers

Perfect for your active, curious child, Kindergarten Kapers is a year-round pre-kindergarten and kindergarten enrichment program offering both progressive curriculum of reading math and science and fitness fun, including tennis lessons, climbing wall, yoga, nutrition and specialty classes. Geared toward ages 4-6, sessions begin September 6, 2016 and take place on mornings from 9-11:30 a.m. or afternoons from 12:15-2:45 p.m. Parents can choose two, three, four or five days per week. Lunch and after-care is available for an additional fee.

An Athlete Finds A Lift

Randy Leslie is enthusiastic about his future. As a star high school athlete, he excelled and was looking forward to his first year playing college football. There was one problem, however. “The coaching staff had sent out a packet filled with workouts containing lifts I didn’t know existed,” said Leslie. He was overwhelmed and unsure about attempting the workouts on his own. He turned to online instructional videos on YouTube hoping they might help, but they didn’t. “Consequently,” Leslie says, “my form suffered and I was not seeing results.”

Have Fun This Summer at Kids Plus

Openings are still available in summer Kids Plus programs, including our summer camps, which offer fun for all ages! Our camps pack fitness, fun and a classic summer camp experience in centrally located Plunkett Park for preschoolers and the older set. These camps are tailor made for kids who enjoy physical activity.

Try Something New with Beginner Tennis Classes

Tennis is a great way for athletes of all ages to stay fit and agile. Courts Plus Beginner Tennis classes are a perfect way to learn for those who are new to the sport. Our Adult Beginner Class on Mondays from 9-10:30 a.m. are geared toward players who have no prior tennis experience. You'll learn basic strokes, rules and etiquette. 

For players who have limited tennis experience or have completed the skills for the beginner class, there is our Advanced Beginner Class, where lessons focus on stroke/rally consistency and developing the serve. 

Lighting Replacement Project Planned for Tennis Courts

The 2016 Enterprise Services Capital budget includes funding to replace the lighting in the Courts Plus tennis court area with energy efficient LED lighting that will use one-third of the daily electricity usage of the current fixtures. This project will lower the District’s overall carbon footprint, resulting in reduced energy costs and a projected five-year return on investment. The project is tentatively scheduled to be completed during July 2016.

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