Adult Classes (Summer)

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Yoga with Beth

For many years, yoga has helped people of all ages and walks of life improve their sense of health and well-being. Yoga combines fluid movements with focused and attentive breathing. This aligns the mind and spirit with the physical body, creating a perfect “union”, or “yoga”. In today’s hectic world, daily stresses and constant mental distractions put tension into our bodies, sometimes to the point of making us ill. The purpose of yoga is to soothe the inner spirit by calming the mind and body. Yoga poses help slow us down, and we naturally become more focused and relaxed. As students grow in their yoga experience, the poses become more challenging, allowing the body to grow stronger and more limber. At any level, the benefits of yoga are the same-stronger muscular endurance, sharpened mental clarity, deeper flexibility, improved circulation and immunity and above all a heightened sense of well-being. Let yoga start you on a journey you can enjoy for a lifetime-body, mind and spirit! This class is for active individuals who are injury-free. Monday classes last 6-weeks, Thursday classes last 7-weeks. Instructor: Beth Damm.

Registration Deadlines: May 6, May 9, June 24, July 5

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

May 13 - June 24*

Mondays

4:30-5:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$48

May 16 – June 27

Thursdays

6:45-7:45 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$56

July 1 – Aug. 5

Mondays

4:30-5:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$48

July 11 – Aug. 22

Thursdays

6:45-7:45 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$56

*NO CLASS: May 27

Yoga Basics with Beth

Discover your strength, flexibility, and balance while you learn to decrease stress through movement and relaxation. This class series is designed for the absolute beginner. In the classes, you will experience gentle warm-ups and

receive step-by-step instructions for yoga postures and

basic relaxation techniques. Your questions and interaction will be welcome. Yoga is popular for a simple reason. The practice will always meet you where you are, then help you move forward! Whether your intention is to maintain wellness, seek a healing refuge from all of the busyness in your life, or learn how to grow personally or spiritually, now is the time to honor your intention. As a registered yoga teacher, Beth will provide safe instructions, sensitivity, acceptance and encouragement to those who desire to learn about this practice. You will need your own yoga mat which can be found at many discount retailers, as well as a firm blanket or beach towel. Sessions last 7 weeks. Instructor: Beth Damm.

Registration Deadlines: May 8, July 3

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

May 15 – June 26

Wednesdays

6:45-7:45 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$56

July 10 – Aug. 21

Wednesdays

6:45-7:45 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$56

Martial Arts (Ages 8+)

Join Jim Douglas, 6th degree black belt and Master Instructor. Learn a traditional martial art that stresses self-defense, physical fitness, self-control and discipline. This is full martial arts incorporating principles from karate, hap ki do, tae kwon do and kempo. The program is for ages 8 and above and the techniques taught are adaptable to any age or physical level. This is what makes this program different from other martial arts programs! This is a year-round program and you may join anytime. Maximum 40 participants per month. First uniform is included.

Registration Deadlines: May 1, June 3, July 1, August 2

Beginning Level Martial Arts

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

May 1 – May 29*

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

June 3 – June 26

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

July 1 – July 31*

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Aug. 5 – Aug. 28

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Advanced Level Martial Arts

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

May 1 – May 31*

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Rolling Green Elem.

$80

June 3 – June 28

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Valerius Elem.

$80

July 1 – July 31*

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Valerius Elem.

$80

Aug. 2 – Aug. 30

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Valerius Elem.

$80

*Class will be moved to Lions Park Shelter house on: May 6, May 8, May 20

NO CLASS: May 27, July 3, July 5

Summer Coed Sand Volleyball League

Bring out your winter team and dig your feet in the sand! If you enjoy recreational volleyball, the outdoors, and fun in the sun, the Urbandale Coed Sand Volleyball league is for you. We will play on Tuesday or Thursday nights and league will last 6-8 weeks. Check www.urbandale.org or call the Parks and Recreation office at 515-278-3963 for registration information. Please register captain's name only . Maximum 12 teams

Registration Deadline: May 10

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

May 28 –

August 15

Tuesday or Thursday evenings

North Karen Acres

Sand Volleyball Court

$150/team

NEW! Adaptive Soccer with Courage League (Ages 13-21)

EveryBODY deserves a chance to get in the game. Join our soccer program where we spend part of the time learning the skills that are adapted to each participant's ability, then we play the game! Each week learn new skills, learn teamwork and meet new friends! Min. 15 participants Max. 50 participants

Registration Deadline: April 26

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

May 4 - June 15

Saturdays

9:30 – 10:30AM

Miracle League Field

Northview Park

$40

Swing Dance

Swing dancing has been around since the 1920's. It is fun to do and easy to learn. It is also one of the most commonly known dances in America. Because of its popularity and fun music, East Coast Swing should be a staple in your dance repertoire. In this class you will gain the skills and confidence necessary to get on the dance floor. Partners are encouraged. 6-week class. Instructor: Roger Chapman.

Registration Deadline: May 14

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

May 21 – June 11

Tuesdays

8-9 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$35

SweatFIT Run Club – Couch to 5K!

Have you ever wanted to run a 5K but excuses get in the way? I don't know where to start. I can't do this by myself. I used to run but I am out of shape now. I don't have time. Join us at SweatFIT for a 7-week 5K group training program. No running experience is necessary, just a pair of good running shoes. We will start at the beginning and work up to a 5K during the program. The program is designed to get you running for 30 minutes without stopping by the end of the 7 weeks. Your registration fee for the 5K at the end of the program will be covered in the registration fee for this group training program. This is a group training program where you will not only get support from your coach, but you will also have the support of the other runners in this program that are working toward the same goal. We will meet as a group 3 times per week for 45 minutes each. Saturday mornings (see times below), Tuesday and Thursday evenings (see times below). You will also be given "homework" to complete on Sundays or Mondays that will take no longer than 45 minutes. Everyone is busy; can you spare 3 hours per week to get to your first 5K? Our training sessions will be outside and will start from the SweatFIT Fitness Studio (unless otherwise indicated by your coach). Instructor: Mark Seaton. Min 3 / Max 20 participants. Registration includes SweatFIT Run Club shirt and 5K registration fee.

Registration Deadline: April 15, June 17

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Apr. 20 – June 8*

Tues. & Thurs.6:45-7:30 PM

Saturdays 7:15-8 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$140

June 22 – Aug. 10

Tues. & Thurs.6:30-7:15 PM

Saturdays 7-7:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$140

*5K Race on June 8, 5K Race on August 10

Abz Bunz & Gunz

For this "Women's Only" class, get ready to develop leaner, tighter and more toned abs, arms and legs. This class is for all fitness levels. Max 10 participants. Please bring a yoga mat. Workouts may move to outdoor location weather permitting. Advance notice and directions will be provided prior to class

Instructor: Zach Lohner. Registration Deadlines: May 6, June 24, July 29

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

May 11 - June 15*

Saturdays

8-8:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$45

June 29 - July 27

Saturdays

8-8:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$45

Aug. 3 – Aug. 31

Saturdays

8-8:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$45

*No Class: May 25

POUND: Rockout. Workout.®

Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities. Please bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Ashlee Seaton

Registration Deadlines: April 15, May 27, June 24, July 22

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

April 20

Saturday

9-9:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

June 1

Saturday

9-9:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

June 29

Saturday

9-9:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

July 27

Saturday

9-9:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

Roll With It! Foam Roller Class

Join us for an hour of foam rolling and restorative stretching. The roller has had many nicknames including “roller of death”, “torture machine”, “devil roller”, and many other pet names. We are hoping you fall a little more in love with your roller when you see the diversity it can bring to your home program. We will spend an hour showing you how to use your full size foam roller (6×36) to relieve aches and pains, stretch out your body, and strengthen your core. Please bring a full size roller, a mat, water, and comfortable clothes to this one of a kind class. Room will be heated to 85 degrees. Min 7 / Max 14. Instructor: Julia Seaton.

Registration Deadlines: May 6, June 3, July 8, August 5

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

May 11

Saturday

9-9:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

June 8

Saturday

9-9:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

July 13

Saturday

9-9:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

August 10

Saturday

9-9:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

NEW! Hy-Vee Monthly Cooking Class

May: Grilling Meals

Become a grill master this summer with our Grilling 101 class. Impress everyone with your knowledge of marinades, rubs and cooking techniques. You will want to invite everyone over for a BBQ after you take this class.

Registration Deadline: April 30

July: Farm Fresh Sides

Learn how to make delicious and healthy summer salads using fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Elizabeth will show you quick and easy recipes that are perfect for your family picnic.

Registration Deadline: July 9

August: Lunch Box Makeover

Give your lunch box a makeover! Elizabeth, Urbandale Hy-Vee Dietitian, will show you how to pack a healthy lunch. Kids and adults will get to make one recipe to try.

Registration Deadline: August 9

Date

day/TIME

Location

COST

May 7

Tuesday

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Urbandale Hy-Vee

8701 Douglas Ave.

$20

July 16

Tuesday

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Urbandale Hy-Vee

8701 Douglas Ave.

$20

August 17

Tuesday

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Urbandale Hy-Vee

8701 Douglas Ave.

$20

Boot Camp for Photography Beginners

Get ready to master the fundamentals of photography and take your photos to the next level. The three-session will take the mystery out of camera settings and teach basic composition to provide a solid foundation for any type of photography. The first session explains aperture, shutter speed, and ISO and how the relationship between these three key components apply in different situations. In the second session, students learn to use basic composition tools – not rules! – to create engaging photographs. The final session reviews work done in class to reinforce the lessons and to help participants learn to evaluate their own photography. Participants should be ready to use their cameras during class time. Cameras that can be used on manual are recommended. Instructor: Larry Mendenhall.

Registration Deadline: June 3

Date

day/TIME

Location

COST

June 8 – June 22

Saturdays

9:30 – 11:30 AM

Senior Recreation Center

Community Room

$40

Prenatal Yoga

This Prenatal Yoga series will introduce you to the simple yet powerful benefits of practicing yoga while pregnant. The session will cover breathing techniques (Pranayama) for both pregnancy and labor, understanding and strengthening of the pelvic floor and powerful relaxation techniques. The class will work to relax and energize you as well as to relieve the many common symptoms of pregnancy, such as backache, insomnia and fatigue. No previous yoga experience necessary. This class is suitable from 14 weeks pregnancy. Min 3 / Max 15. Instructor: Megan Wheeler.

Registration Deadlines: April 15, June 24

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Apr. 20 – June 8*

Saturdays

11 AM – 12:15 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$109

June 29 – Aug. 10*

Saturdays

11 AM – 12:15 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$109

*No Class: May 4, May 25, July 20

Archery Class

Archery, give it a "shot". Have you thought about trying archery, but you don’t have any equipment? Come to the archery facility at Raccoon River Park to give it a try. We provide the bow, arrows and instruction for you to try this exciting sport. Raccoon River Park Archery Facility is located at 2500 Grand Ave. West Des Moines.

Registration Deadline: April 16

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

April 23

Tuesday

6-7 PM

Raccoon River Park Archery Facility, 2500 Grand Ave.,

West Des Moines

$10

Mom and Baby Yoga (Ages 6 weeks to moving)

Having a new baby can be challenging, exciting and overwhelming. Unlike so much of the newborn experience, this class is not just about your baby, but about your health and wellbeing too. The series will focus on how to rehabilitate and strengthen your body after pregnancy and birth in a safe and lasting way, help find solutions for the aches and pains of new parent life and process the emotions of birth and parenthood. A great way to meet and socialize with other new parents and learn to relax with your baby. Mom and Baby yoga is a safe, judgment free space for you and your baby to connect, relax and feel good. Have a little me time, and bring your little me along. Fee is for Mom and baby, please register Mom only. No previous yoga experience necessary. Min 3 / Max 15. Instructor: Megan Wheeler.

Registration Deadlines: April 22, June 24

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Apr. 28 – June 9*

Sundays

2:30-3:30 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$109

June 30 – Aug. 11*

Sundays

2:30-3:30 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$109

*No Class: May 12, July 21

Zumba®

Everybody and Every Body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat on it. We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective? Check. Super Fun? Check and check. A total body workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, flexibility, and boosted energy plus a serious dose of awesome each time you leave a class. Classes taught by Angel Zimmer.

Registration Deadline: April 23, May 28, July 2, July 30

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

April 30- May 28

Tuesdays

6 – 7 PM

Urbandale Senior Center

7305 Aurora Ave.

$37

June 4 - 25

Tuesdays

6 – 7 PM

Urbandale Senior Center

7305 Aurora Ave.

$37

July 9 - 30

Tuesdays

6 – 7 PM

Urbandale Senior Center

7305 Aurora Ave.

$37

Aug. 6 - 27

Tuesdays

6 – 7 PM

Urbandale Senior Center

7305 Aurora Ave.

$37

*No Class May 7th

NEW! First Time Home Buyer with Iowa Realty Waukee

There is no better time than the present to purchase a home. This class is great for First Time Home Buyers or anyone that wants a refresher course on home buying. We will talk with you about the step by step process of how to begin and what to expect. The differences available with different types of mortgages and down payment options. Terminology that you will hear from lenders and realtors so that you are on common ground. The differences between Condominiums, Townhomes and Single Family homes and much more!

Registration Deadline: April 4

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

April 11

Thursday

6:30 – 8 PM

Iowa Realty

80 SE Laurel, Waukee

$10

NEW! Preparing Your House For Sale with Iowa Realty Waukee

So the time has come to sell your home. Whether you are looking for more space to spread out or a little less space to maintain there are steps to take to get your home ready. During this class we will cover the steps that you should take from beginning to end. Discussion about the HGTV phenomenon and how it has influenced staging and home buying. If you want to update where the best and most cost effective use of your money is.

Registration Deadline: April 28

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

May 2

Thursday

6:30 – 8 PM

Iowa Realty

80 SE Laurel, Waukee

$10

NEW! For Sale by Owner vs. Full Service Brokerage with Iowa Realty Waukee

For Sale By Owner, Flat Fee and Full Service Brokerages are all options when it is time to sell your home, but what does each option involve. In this class we will talk about the differences in each of these options. What questions you need to ask prior to selling or listing your home and how it relates to your bottom dollar. Discussion about paperwork that needs to be completed based on which option you choose. We will also have time available for questions.

Registration Deadline: May 30

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

June 6

Thursday

6:30 – 8 PM

Iowa Realty

80 SE Laurel, Waukee

$10