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New LO Parks and Rec class combines rowing, calisthenics for whole body fitness

COURTESY PHOTO  - Join the new RowFit class being offered through Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation. It combines rowing and calistenics for whole body fitness.

Are you interested in trying a new way to exercise? Lake Oswego Parks and Rec is now offering RowFit, a low impact, efficient way to get fit and have fun.

Our classes combine a mixture of rowing on our Concept2 rowing machines and calisthenics with the focus on whole body health. The workouts will combine a mixture of intervals and rowing technique training to keep it interesting. You can expect a personalized, small class experience that will help you get stronger, increase aerobic endurance and unlock your flexibility. New and experienced athletes are welcome. Classes are not held on federal holidays. For those 18+; all classes are held at the RowFit Center (RFC) and cost $165.

Sessions are held 5 to 6 a.m., noon to 1 p.m. or 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Sept. 4-27. Registration is open now.

30th Annual Lake Oswego Mayor's Championship & Hole in One Shootout — Join us at the Lake Oswego Golf Course for this fun event Sunday, Sept. 8, with shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. (arrive by 8 a.m.). Format is an 18- hole scramble, with a "19th Hole" putting challenge with four-player teams, gross and net payout, and closest to the pin contest. Mulligans are available. All players receive tee prizes and a raffle ticket for our drawing. Everyone wins something. Each hole has a prize for an ace made during the tournament. Entry fee is $55 which includes greens fee, continental breakfast, practice balls, lunch and prizes. Entry fee increases to $65 per player after Sept. 5. Register as an individual or as a group by Sept. 5. Continental breakfast and catered lunch by L V's 19th Hole. There's a $10,000 for a Hole in One!

Run4Fun Running Club for Girls — This club is all about running and having a great time doing it. Girls will learn to identify goals and establish steps to achieve the goals. Participates will journal their runs to track their progress. Group runs will take place on the paved Stafford Basin Trail. Taught by Certified Fitness and Running Specialist Wendy Berton. For ages 8-11, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 23, Luscher, $60.

Beginning Spanish — Whether you are planning a trip, need to learn Spanish for work, or just want to learn a beautiful language, these fun and laughter-filled classes provide you with 10 weeks of knowledge. Beginning class will focus on alphabet and pronunciation. For ages 16+, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Fridays, Oct. 4-Dec. 13, Adult Community Center (ACC), $67.

Tell Your Story through Memoir Writing — Everyone can be a writer, you just need a story. Learn how to tell your story in this fun and thought- provoking class. For ages 18+. Choose 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays, Sept. 9 through Oct. 21 or 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 22, both meet at the ACC and cost $21.

Little Tappers Tap Dance for Pre-K — A fun and basic introduction to tap that focuses on rhythm and movement. For ages 3-5, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 16-Oct. 21, Christ Church Parish, $53.

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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