Adult Programs (Fall)

2019_Fall_Adult_Classes

NEW! Cultivating Mindfulness

“When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another and ourselves.” - Jack Kornfield. The goal of mindfulness is to wake up to the inner workings of our mental, emotional and physical processes. Begin to wake up by learning meditation techniques and mindful awareness practices to help you step off of the “auto-pilot” treadmill. Please bring a yoga mat.4-week class. Instructor: Susan Skinner.

Registration Deadline: September 30

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Oct. 7 – Oct. 28

Mondays

6:15-7:15 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$30

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. Sessions last 5-8 weeks. Instructor: Beth Damm.

Registration Deadlines: August 12, August 29, October 21, October 24

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Aug. 19 – Oct. 21

Mondays

4:30-5:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$64

Sept. 5 – Oct. 24

Thursdays

6:45-7:45 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$48

Oct. 28 – Dec. 16

Mondays

4:30-5:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$64

Oct. 31 – Dec. 19

Thursdays

6:45-7:45 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$48

*NO CLASS: Aug. 26, Sep. 2, Sep. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Nov. 28

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 6 or 7 weeks. Instructor: Beth Damm.

Registration Deadlines: August 28, October 23

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

Sept. 4 – Oct. 23

Wednesdays

6:45-7:45 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$56

Oct. 30 – Dec. 11

Wednesdays

6:45-7:45 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$48

NO CLASS: October 16, November 27

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 Deadlines: Aug. 27, Sep. 24, Oct. 22

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Sep. 3-24

Tuesdays

6-7 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$37

Oct. 1-29

Tuesdays

6-7 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$37

Nov. 5-Nov. 26

Tuesdays

6-7 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$37

NO CLASS: October. 15

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: September 4, October 2, November 1, December 2

Beginning Level Martial Arts

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Sept. 4 – Sept. 30

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Oct. 2 – Oct. 30

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Nov. 4 – Nov. 27

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Dec. 2 – Dec. 30

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Advanced Level Martial Arts

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Sept. 4 – Sept. 30

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Valerius Elem.

$80

Oct. 2 – Oct. 30

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Valerius Elem.

$80

Nov. 1 – Nov. 27

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Olmsted Elem.

$80

Dec. 2 – Dec. 30

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Valerius Elem.

$80

NO CLASS: December 25, December 27

CLASS IS MOVED TO LIONS SHELTER ON: September 30, October 16, December 2, December 16, December 18

POUND®

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. Sessions last 5 weeks.

Registration Deadlines: September 5, October 14

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Sept. 14 - Oct 12

Saturdays

9-9:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$45

Oct. 19 – Nov. 23

Saturdays

9-9:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$45

NO CLASS: November 2

Abz, Bunz & Gunz

Get ready to develop leaner, tighter, and more toned abs, arms and legs. This class is for all fitness levels and is co-ed. Please bring a yoga mat. 5-week classes. Instructor: Zach Lohner.

Registration Deadlines: September 9, October 14

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Sept. 14 – Oct. 12

Saturdays

8-9 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$45

Oct. 19 – Nov. 23

Saturdays

8-9 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$45

NO CLASS: November 2

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 the class 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 4 / Max 16. Instructor: Julia Seaton.

Registration Deadlines: September 16, October 14, November 11, December 2

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

September 21

Saturday

10-10:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

October 19

Saturday

10-10:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

November 16

Saturday

10-10:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

December 7

Saturday

10-10:45 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$18

FIT!

Small group personal training using body weight, medicine balls, TRX®, ropes, bands, dumbbells, kettlebells, boxes to strengthen and tone your body. Tabata, Circuit formats. Never the same workout twice. Personal training class with the energy of a group fitness class. Min 4/Max 14. Please bring a yoga mat.5 week session. Instructor: Julia Seaton

Registration Deadlines: September 3, October 8

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Sept. 10 – Oct. 10

Tuesdays & Thursdays

4:30-5:15 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$68

Oct. 15 – Nov.21

Tuesdays & Thursdays

4:30-5:15 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$68

*NO CLASS: October 29 and October 31

Sweat!

Small group personal training using body weight, medicine balls, TRX®, ropes, bands, dumbbells, kettlebells, boxes to get a total body cardio workout. HIIT, Tabata, Circuit formats. Never the same workout twice. Personal training class with the energy of a group fitness class. Please bring a yoga mat. 5 week sessions. Instructor: Julia Seaton. Min 4/ Max 14

Registration Deadlines: September 2, October 7

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Sept. 9 – Oct. 9

Mondays & Wednesdays

4:30-5:15 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$68

Oct. 14 – Nov. 20

Mondays & Wednesdays

4:30-5:15 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$68

*NO CLASS: October 28 and October 30

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 this 5K 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, Tuesdays and Thursday evenings. 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 Race Registration Fee

Registration Deadline: August 28

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Aug. 31 – Oct. 17

Tues. & Thurs. 5:45-6:30 PM

Saturdays 8:15-9 AM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$140

Race Date: Sunday, October 20

TRX® Fusion 101

Build next-level core strength and stability with TRX®. This circuit workout uses suspension trainers (developed by the Navy SEALs), resistance equipment, your own bodyweight and other tools to challenge you from every angle. The idea is to boost muscular endurance, cardiovascular fitness, core stability, balance, and flexibility—all at once. Sound hard core? It is (literally). But it is also a fun, effective, functional fitness method, that is appropriate for all fitness levels and will build on skills each week. This workout will also move through basic yoga poses and progressions. Instructor:Hannah Cutler. Maximum 6 participants.

Registration Deadlines: September 3, October 8

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Sept. 10 – Oct. 8

Tuesdays

5:30-6:30 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$45

Oct. 15 – Nov. 19

Tuesdays

5:30-6:30 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$45

* NO CLASS: October 29

Ballroom Dancing

Have you ever watched a couple glide across the dance floor? How graceful they looked and how much fun they were having. You can be a part of that too! Take this class and learn basic routines (foxtrot, swing, waltz, cha-cha and rumba). After you take this class you will be able to get on the floor and be a part of the action. It is fun and easy to learn - don't put it off any longer! Partners are encouraged. 6-week class. Instructor: Roger Chapman.

Registration Deadline: September 17

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Sept. 24 – Oct. 29

Tuesdays

8-9PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$40/person

Walking the Trails

Bring a friend and enjoy leisurely walks on the beautiful trails of Urbandale. Experience nature’s beauty along with the many health benefits walking provides. The program will meet the first night at Lakeview Park (parking lot of the middle school) and rotate to other sites throughout the duration of the 6-week class. Walk the trails with the entire family! Fee is per person. Minimum 12 participants. Instructor: Barb Beddow.

No Registration Deadline

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Sept. 3 – Oct. 10

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6-7 PM

Walking Trails

$15

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. Will provide the bow, arrows and instruction for you to try this exciting sport. Max 18 participants.

Registration Deadline: October 3

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Oct. 10

Thursday

5:30-6:30 PM

Racoon River Park Archery Facility, 2500 Grand Ave.,

West Des Moines, 50265

$10

Simple Meals in 20 Minutes

Learn how to make simple, healthy meals in 20 minutes with Registered Hy-Vee Dietitian, Elizabeth. This class is great for beginners or busy families. Samples and recipes will be provided. Min 10/Max 20.

Registration Deadline: September 12

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

September 19

Thursday

5:30-6:30 PM

Urbandale Hy-Vee

8701 Douglas Ave.

$15

Diabetes Store Tour

Do you have diabetes, pre-diabetes or just watching your carb intake? Discover the Urbandale Hy-Vee in a whole new way. Learn how to read labels and get recommendations on specific items throughout the store from Registered Dietitian, Elizabeth. You will leave having a whole new outlook on your diet. Min 10/Max 16.

Registration Deadline: September 30

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

October 7

Monday

1-2 PM

Urbandale Hy-Vee

8701 Douglas Ave.

FREE

Crock Pot Soups & Stews

It’s getting colder out, so let a warm delicious meal greet you when you get home. Urbandale Hy-Vee Dietitian, Elizabeth, will show you how to make effortless soups and stews in the crock pot. Just dump, set on low and go! Min 10/Max 20.

Registration Deadline: October 10

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

October 17

Thursday

5-6 PM

Urbandale Hy-Vee

8701 Douglas Ave.

$15

Heart Healthy Store Tour

Follow your heart to the Urbandale Hy-Vee for this Store Tour. Learn about foods and supplements to help lower cholesterol, protect your heart and improve blood pressure. Min 10/Max 16.

Registration Deadline: October 14

Session

Day/Time

Location

Cost

October 21

Monday

1-2 PM

Urbandale Hy-Vee

8701 Douglas Ave.

FREE

A Lighter Thanksgiving

Enjoy a lighter Thanksgiving this year with a healthier twist on some classic recipes. Sign up today, your waistline will thank you! Min 10/Max 20.

Registration Deadline: October 31

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

November 7

Thursday

5:30-6:30 PM

Urbandale Hy-Vee

8701 Douglas Ave.

$15

Perfect Portions

Have you ever wondered what the correct portion size is for a food? Hy-Vee Dietitian, Elizabeth will teach you how to keep your portion sizes in check while still feeling full and satisfied. Min 10/Max 20.

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

November 18

Monday

1-1:30 PM

Urbandale Senior

Recreation Center

$5

Holiday Sweets and Easy Desserts

Help celebrate the holidays with some healthy desserts! Elizabeth will show you quick and easy recipes that will be a hit with your friends and family. Min 10/Max 20.

Registration Deadline: December 2

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

December 5

Thursday

5-6 PM

Urbandale Hy-Vee

8701 Douglas Ave.

$15

Fall Coed Volleyball League

Join your friends for the fall season of Coed Volleyball in Urbandale! We will play an eight week schedule with a season ending tournament in November. Check www.Urbandale.org or call the Parks and Recreation office at 278-3963 for registration information. Maximum 30 teams so sign up early.

Registration Deadline: September 8

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

September 15 – November 24

Sunday

Evenings

Urbandale

Middle School

$250/team

Winter Coed Volleyball League

Join your friends for the winter season of Coed Volleyball in Urbandale! We will play an eight week schedule with a season ending tournament in March. Check www.Urbandale.org or call Parks and Recreation office for registration information. Maximum 30 teams so sign up early!

Registration Deadline: November 24

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

December 8 –

February 16

Sunday

Evenings

Urbandale

Middle School

$250/team

No league play on December 22, December 29, and February 2

Men’s Basketball League

Want to play some hoops this winter? Then this is the league for you and your friends. Maximum of 30 teams - so sign up early! We will play a ten week season with an optional season ending tournament. Call the Parks and Recreation office for registration information.

Registration Deadline: October 13

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

October 27 –

Late February

Sunday

Evenings

Urbandale

High School

$410/team

No league play on December 22, December 29, and February 2

Adaptive & Accessible Yoga for Your Body

This is a 6-week yoga class for people experiencing body challenges whether due to injury, ongoing physical limitations, mobility issues, arthritis, physical disability, recovering from joint surgery or living in a larger body. During this class, you will learn how to do YOUR yoga. Postures/poses will be adapted to YOUR possibilities. Some students may practice on the mat while others practice in a chair on their mat for all or some of the class. Some students may be in wheelchairs. We will work together to discover your version of each posture, supporting you to do the right yoga for your body at this time.

Our bodies change, and yet Yoga can still provide many benefits including building strength, balance, flexibility and peacefulness. All people deserve to have access to yoga if they choose it. Let’s learn how to quiet the mind and live better in the only body we have. If you have a body, a mind and breath, you can practice yoga. Yoga is for all, and that includes you.

Students will need to bring a yoga mat and also a firm blanket. IMPORTANT: Contact Janis at youryogawithjanis@gmail.com for the intake form and email it to her at least 3 days prior to the first session. Waivers will be provided at the first class, and will need to be signed prior to practicing.

Janis Ware has practiced yoga for 15 years. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher and is certified in both Accessible Yoga and Trauma Informed Yoga. She believes people of all shapes, sizes, abilities and backgrounds deserve access to the practices of yoga. Her body has been a great teacher, and yoga has helped her to heal from knee replacement surgery, rotator cuff surgery and other challenges. Maximum 10 participants.

Registration Deadline: September 24

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

Oct. 1 - Nov. 5

Tuesdays

6-7 PM

Lions Park Shelter

$54

Fall Miracle League

The Miracle League is a FREE baseball/softball league for children with special needs from age 5 – 18 and adults 19 and older. The Miracle League is just like baseball. Players will bat, round the bases, catch, throw, and hit Home Runs! There are a few differences in how the game is played.

• Each player has a buddy that gets to assist them.

• Each player will bat once each inning.

• Every player is safe, no one is out.

• Every player will score a run before the inning is over.

• The last player up hits a HOME RUN.

• Every game ends in a tie.

• A game will last two innings or an hour.

• Special rubberized playing surface. Urbandale Parks and Recreation will assign players to teams after registration is complete. Each team will need at least two parent coaches.

Registration Deadline: August 12

Season

Day/Time

Location

cost

August 25 – October 6

Sundays

1-3 PM

Miracle League Field

Northview Park

FREE

NEW! Munio Self- Defense Workshop (ages 8 and up)

A MUNIO Self-Defense Workshop is a great way to be safer and better prepared if you are confronted with the epidemic of violence and a sexual assault that threatens us all. The name MUNIO (moon-yo) means "I defend" or "I protect" and that's exactly what it can do for you and your loved ones!

This workshop combines self-defense education and hands-on practice using the MUNIO Designer Self-Defense Keychain, a unique, attractive and effective personal safety accessory. Working hands-on in simulated attack scenarios, you will learn and practice easy and natural ways to use MUNIO that can rapidly disable an attacker so you can escape unharmed. Each participant will receive a munio keychain at the class. Min 3 / Max 20 Instructor: Kevin Deaver.

Registration Deadlines: August 12, November 4

Session

Day/Time

Location

cost

August 19

Monday 6-7 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$35

November 11

Monday 6-7 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$35

Urbandale Bus Tour: Get to Know Your Community

Join us on a bus tour about the history of Urbandale and how it shaped our community! Learn about community development and challenges and issues important to that development. Participants will gather at the Olmsted House for an overview of Urbandale’s history then board a bus to tour the city. Presenters will include Virginia Gee, Urbandale Historical Society, and City staff from the Parks & Recreation and Community Development departments. The bus tour will include visits to recent city projects as well as those that are underway such as the Walnut Creek Regional Park, Waterford Park, Fire Department, western housing developments, the Miracle League Field and other points of interest. Presenters will include information about each stop as well as future projects.

Date

DAY/TIME

LOCATION

Fee

September 21

Saturday

8:30 – 11:30 AM

Olmsted House

$5

Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions Road Trip

We’re heading back to U.S. Bank Stadium to see the Minnesota Vikings take on the Detroit Lions! Ride along to Minneapolis on Sunday, Dec. 8 to watch the inter conference rivalry. Seating will be in the corner end zone, level 319. Game time is noon*; the charter bus will depart early Sunday morning around 6 a.m. There will be one stop for restrooms and food each way, and travelers are welcome to bring food and beverages on the bus. Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. The fee includes transportation, parking and a ticket to the game. Registration will open online Monday, Aug. 26 at 8 a.m. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Date

Day/TIME

LOCATION

Fee

December 6

Sunday, Approx. 6 AM

TBD

$135