Fitness classes cater to all ages
Lake Oswego Parks and Rec has many classes that help adults get fit.
While the classes take place at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center they are open to anyone age 18 or over.
Try Strength Training or Boomers Beat. Strength Training is a low-impact class that uses weights and dyna-bands to strengthen muscles around joints while improving muscle coordination and balance. The class includes a stretching and relaxation segment.
Class meets Mondays or Wednesdays. Floor work included in Monday classes. For ages 18-plus, 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays, June 25 through July 30 or Wednesdays, June 29 through Aug. 3. Cost is $38.
The Boomers Beat class uses drumsticks and rhythm to raise your heart rate and improve balance. It's a high energy, cardio exercise class.
No experience is needed — come join the fun and drum your way to fitness. For ages 18-plus, 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, July 5 through Aug. 16. Cost is $48.
Dance to stay fit
Line Dance for Adults — Spend a fun and easy hour learning basic patterns, steps and dances. Bring your friends and meet others who enjoy moving to the beat. No partner needed. For ages 18-plus, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., Wednesdays, June 27 to Aug. 15 at the Adult Community Center. Cost is $42.
Teen/Adult Essential Ballet — Ideal for those who haven't danced in decades. Build strength and technique at the barre while improving body alignment and coordination. A versatile class with combinations scaled to accommodate the student's skill level. For ages 13-plus, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., Thursdays, July 12 through Aug. 9 at the Academy of Ballet and Dance. Cost is $99.
Manners Matter — Learn the importance of being polite in all situations, practice proper greetings and handshake, learn the polite way to enter a conversation and the importance of being a polite host/hostess and guest. Learn the important practice of writing thank you notes and the proper way of setting the table. For ages 5-7, 9:15 to 10:45 a.m., Saturdays, July 14 and 21. For ages 8-10, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturdays, July 14 and 21. Classes are held at Luscher Farm. Cost is $62.
Star Trek — Climb aboard our space shuttle to explore the solar system as we take a trip into space. Create a space shuttle, play space games and run an astronaut obstacle course. For ages 4-6, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 25 through 29 at George Rogers Park. Cost is $92.
Commotion in the Ocean — Discover the ocean wonders of jellyfish, sharks and coral reefs. Put on your snorkeling masks and explore shells, play octopus tag and create an ocean in a bottle. For ages 4-6, 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 2 through 6 at George Rogers Park. Cost is $74. No class July 4.
Fun with Clay Camp — Create dragons, animals or characters from your favorite stories out of clay. Learn coil, slab and pinch methods of clay construction as well as sculptures with paper armatures. For ages 5-7, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, June 25 through 29 at Bryant. Cost is $192.
Arts & Crafts Go Wild — This camp has a little bit of everything. Paint, draw and explore mixed media projects while learning about inspiring artists and unusual techniques. For ages 5-7, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, July 2 through 6, no class July 4. Cost is $124.
Class information is in the Parks & Recreation Activities Guide and online at www.loparks.org. You may register by internet, mail, drop-off during business hours at Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation-Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road, Lake Oswego 97034; or fax 503-697-6579; phone 503-675-2549. Non-residents generally pay more than fees shown. Scholarships are also available for Lake Oswego residents.
Judy Nelson is a registrar with Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation.