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Looking for ways to get in shape? Check out Lake Oswego Park and Rec's class offerings. There is something for everyone.

COURTESY PHOTOO  - There is no time like the present to get in shape for summer sports and fashions. Take a spin class or other fitness class through Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation.

We at the Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation department know that summer is on its way. Will you be ready for summer activities? Start getting in shape now by taking a class through Parks and Rec. Here are some options:

Cycle & Strength — Class participants begin this dynamic class by cycling for 30 minutes to build stamina and endurance. The second half of class moves students to mats and guides them through a slow-flow yoga sequence guaranteed to stretch out the body and prepare for a restful sleep. *This class is a perfect precursor to Night-Night Yoga, which follows the Thursday class. For ages 18+. Two sessions offered: 5:15-6:15 p.m., Tuesdays, April 30 through June 4, or 5:15-6:15 p.m., Thursdays, May 2 through June 6, at the Adult Community Center (ACC), $64.

Cycle & Strength — Shape, strengthen and burn calories in this all-skill levels class. You will spend 30 minutes on the bike and 30 minutes off the bike using various weight bearing exercises to give your body a total fat burning workout. For ages 18+, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Tuesdays, April 30 through June 4, ACC, $64.

Night Night Yoga — If you need to quiet your mind, this class is for you. A blend of restorative yin yoga, yoga nidra and slow-flow vinyasa, this is a slower paced class with longer holds for those searching for a relaxing yoga experience while exploring breath and alignment. Each class will explore intention-setting, gentle asana and meditation. For ages 18+, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursdays, May 2 through June 6, ACC, $64.

Yogalates — Yogalates is a core focused class that pulls the asanas of yoga and the core centered movement of Pilates into one challenging workout. Cultivate a mindful practice with 30 to 40 minutes of vinyasa flow and develop the long, lean lines of a Pilate's body in the last 20 to 30 minutes of class. For ages 18+, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Mondays, April 29 through June 3, ACC, $53 or 9:30-10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, May 1 through June 5, ACC, $64.

Boomers Boot Camp — Are you a Boomer or aging master looking to gain strength and feel energized? This class is for all levels of fitness. Increase your heart rate, health and strength safely, effectively and comfortably, all while having fun and getting fit. For ages 18+, 9-10 a.m., Saturdays, May 4 through June 22, ACC, $48.

Stewardship Opportunity

Nature Play Area in Springbrook Park — 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, April 20. We'll make a place in the woods where children can play, climb and explore, all while learning about nature. Join Friends of Springbrook Park for this unique work party. Springbrook Park is behind Uplands Elementary's playground. Look for work party signs. Park at Uplands Grade School, 2055 Wembley Park Road. Contact Ginny Haines at 503-442-4082 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Art and Music for Pre-K

Little Masters — See, smell, taste, touch in the art room and let your senses be your guide. Take an exciting sensory exploration while making art. Use a variety of mediums to create art while engaging the senses. For ages 2-5, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fridays, April 26 through June 14, Christ Church (CCP), $53.

First Steps in Music — Parents and children experiencing music together. Learn to be tuneful and artful using instruments, singing and dancing. Explore the musical potential of your family. For ages 1-3, 10-10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, April 17 through May 22, CCP, $60.

Tiny Boppers — Dancers sing and move along to music to work on motor coordination, rhythm, strength and self-confidence. Parent encouraged to observe or participate. For ages 1-3, 9-9:30 a.m., Saturdays, May 18 through June 22, CCP, $33

Registration Information

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, at the Public Golf Course, 17525 Stafford Road, Lake Oswego 97035; 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 for Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation.


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