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Fun Fitness: Affordable Ways to Stay Active

Fun Fitness: Affordable Ways to Stay Active

As summer winds down, the Washington County Recreation and Fitness Department has come up with a long list of ways to keep people moving.

In fact, it’s 28 pages long.

The Fall 2015 Recreation Guide is filled with classes and activities for all ages, from toddlers to senior citizens.

Kids as young as two years old can take part in Giggles and Wiggles, a weekly program that lets them exercise with their parent.

If running is more your child’s speed, try the Happy Feet Kids Track Club, which leads elementary-aged children through a series of running exercises to show them how physical activity relates to a healthy and happy lifestyle.

The County has youth programs for nearly every sport, from soccer, basketball, tennis, and volleyball... even Shotokan Karate.

Adults are also included in the fun. A class called Cardio, Chisel & Chill features STEP, cardio and body sculpting and ends with Tai Chi for stretching and calming.

And then there’s Sassy Seniors, which helps senior citizens strenghten their muscle tone and improve balance through Latin Dancing.

Washington County’s Recreation and Fitness Department recently received a grant to help spread the word about staying active.

Fitness & Recreation Department Manager Jaime Dick says it is an opportunity to spotlight how many programs are available to help people get healthy at an affordable cost.

“The ultimate goal is to get more people out recreating, moving and burning calories,” Dick said.

“As a community, we need to work together to reinforce healthy behaviors,” Dick said. “I think we are heading in the right direction.”


Parks & Rec Events

  • October 31 - 5:00 p.m.
    Spooky Sprint: A two-mile race before the Alsatia Mummers Parade from the Fairgrounds to Bester Elementary.
  • 11/3-2/27 @ the ARCC at HCC
    Girls Elementary/Middle School Volleyball League: Participants will be led in technique drills during weekly team practices as well as game play on Saturday mornings.
  • 9/8 - 10/13 @ the ARCC at HCC 
    Happy Feet Kids Track Club: This program centers around physical activity and how it relates to a healthy and happy lifestyle. Designed for fun, fitness, and participation.
  • 9/15 - 10/20 @ the ARCC at HCC
    Big & Little Basketball: This program will cover the fundamentals of basketball and game play.
  • 9/8 - 10/15 @ HCC tennis courts
    Youth Fall Tennis Lessons: Participants will learn a variety of strategies and strokes to improve their game.
  • 9/13 - 11/1 @ the ARCC at HCC
    Adult Co-Rec Volleyball: Teams of men & women, 16 years of age and older, will be divided into divisions depending on the skill levels and experience of their teams.


For More Information:

Phone: 240-313-2380





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