Palatine Park District offers a variety of fitness classes and programs throughout the year. In the next few weeks, several new classes will be added to the mix. Try one of these new classes to jump start your new year's resolutions:
Zumba Party: Get ready for the new year with a holidayZumba Party! Ditch the workout for two hours of music, dancing and fun. Meet the Palatine Park District Zumba instructors and get a taste of their unique styles. The Zumba Party will be held 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 29, at Birchwood. Preregister using code 3022-4.
Fit Start: Your road to fitness and a healthier and happier you begins with this new fitness program. While typical exercise classes can be intimidating for beginners, Fit Start has been designed to meet the specific needs of those who are new to exercise, those who have been away from fitness for a long time, and also those who are carrying excess weight. The class will consist of light, low impact cardio exercise, stretching, and toning of the upper and lower body. Taught by Janet Beata at 7 p.m. on Mondays (code 3002-4) and Barbara Van Arsdale at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesdays (code 3003-4). Classes begin the week of Jan. 7.
Belly Dance Fitness: Using the movements of belly dancing, Belly Dance Fitness combines dance, aerobic exercise and upbeat world music. Improve coordination, balance, and posture while gaining grace and confidence. No dance experience is necessary. Taught by Oxana Ivlicheva at noon on Mondays at Birchwood beginning Jan. 7 (code 3007-4).
Turbo Kick: Turbo Kick is a fun cardiovascular workout that combines shadow boxing, kick boxing, dance moves, and sports drills -- all choreographed to music. This class offers the ultimate cardiovascular challenge in a highly energetic atmosphere. Class is taught by Kim LaVigne at 8 p.m. on Thursdays at Birchwood beginning Jan. 10 (code 3005-4).
For information about fitness programs, contact Bonnie DePirro, fitness, health and wellness coordinator, at (847) 496-6265 or
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In addition to these new offerings, Palatine Park District continues to offer many classes for every fitness level and interest including Pilates, yoga, toning, aerobics, boot camp, tai chi and more. For a complete listing of fitness class options, see pages 44 to 49 of the Winter Catalog or visit [/URL]www.palatineparks.org;http://For more information about fitness programs, contact Bonnie DePirro, fitness, health and wellness coordinator, at (847) 496-6265 or email@example.com. Register online at www.palatineparks.org using the codes listed below, or register by mail, fax, drop-off, or in person at Community Center, Birchwood, or Falcon Park. [URL].
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