Adult Classes

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NEW! Jillian Michaels BodyShred

This class is a fun, effective, 30-minute, high intensity, metabolic conditioning workout. Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED™ is ‘Intelligent Training.’ It’s kinetic, it’s energetic; it provides the ultimate challenge, regardless of level. Utilizing Jillian’s 3-2-1 interval approach to whole body circuit training (3 min. of strength, 2 min. of cardio, 1 min. of abs), BODYSHRED™ integrates all of the most progressive exercise science techniques used by world-class athletes into one program. Elite workout methods like HIIT, PHA, plyometrics, super-setting, combo lifting, 3-dimensional movement possibilities, functional bodyweight training and much more, come together in one powerful class that offers you the most successful way to get lean and shredded fast. BODYSHRED™ not only burns more calories while you’re training, but can literally ACCELERATE your metabolism long after the workout is finished so you continue burning fat and calories at a higher rate - for up to 72 hours post training. You’ll shed fat, define muscle, dramatically enhance athletic performance, and transform your physique. This class is unparalleled in its approach and its results! 30 minute class. (actual class time is 40 minutes with demonstration of moves) Max: 10. Instructor: Julia Seaton.

Registration Deadlines: December 29, February 2

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jan. 5 – Feb. 2

Fridays

Noon-12:40 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$45

Jan. 5 – Feb. 2

Fridays

4:30-5:10 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$45

Feb. 9 – Mar. 9

Fridays

Noon-12:40 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$45

Feb. 9 – Mar. 9

Fridays

4:30-5:10 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$45

NEW! Sweat!

Signature class, designed to get your heart pumping and a good healthy sweat going. The format will change each class, but every class will work on cardio endurance and stamina and sprinkle in a core workout. This class will utilize tabata, circuits, resistance sprints and pulls, cardio bursts and lots of team motivation. Never the same workout twice! Max: 10. Instructor: Julia Seaton

Registration Deadlines: January 2, February 5

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jan. 8 – Feb. 7

Mondays & Wednesdays

Noon-12:45 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$85

Jan. 8 – Feb. 7

Mondays & Wednesdays

4:30-5:15 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$85

Feb. 12 – Mar. 21

Mondays & Wednesdays

Noon-12:45 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$85

Feb. 12 – Mar. 21

Mondays & Wednesdays

4:30-5:15 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$85

NO CLASS: March 12 or March 14

NEW! FIT!

Signature class, designed to work your muscles through progressions that will not only build lean muscle but increase your range of motion, muscle strength and endurance. This class will use kettlebells, body weight, dumb bells, pull up/chin up, resistance bands, medicine balls, and much, much more. Never the same workout twice! 45 minute class. Max: 10. Instructor: Julia Seaton.

Registration Deadlines: January 2, February 5

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jan. 9 – Feb. 8

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Noon-12:45 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$85

Jan. 9 – Feb. 8

Tuesdays & Thursdays

4:30-5:15 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$85

Feb. 13 – Mar. 22

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Noon-12:45 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$85

Feb. 13 – Mar. 22

Tuesdays & Thursdays

4:30-5:15 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$85

NO CLASS: March 13 or March 15

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 anywhere from 4-7 weeks. Max: 30 at Lions Shelter, 50 at Senior Center. Instructor: Beth Damm.

Registration Deadlines: December 28, January 2, February 5, February 22, March 12, April 5, April 9

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jan. 4 – Feb. 15

Thursdays

6:45-7:45 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$56

Jan. 8 – Feb. 5

Mondays

4:30-5:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$40

Feb. 12 – Mar. 5

Mondays

4:30-5:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$32

Mar. 1 – Apr. 5

Thursdays

6:45-7:45 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$48

Mar. 19 – Apr. 9

Mondays

4:30-5:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$32

Apr. 12 – May 17*

Thursdays

6:45-7:45 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$48

Apr. 16 – May 14

Mondays

4:30-5:30 PM

Lions Park

Shelter House

$40

*NO CLASS: May 10

Tai Chi

Derived from the martial arts, Tai Chi has been referred to as ‘yoga in motion’, a moving meditation. Tai Chi is a low-intensity, low-impact form of exercise that enhances muscle tone, range of motion, flexibility, and improves balance and coordination. The mind and body relax, helping you fight the stresses and strains of modern society. We will also be doing Qigong (Eight Brocades) which combines physical exercise with mental focus. 4-week sessions. Instructor: Craig Lein.

Registration Deadlines: January 2, January 29, April 2

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

Jan. 8 – Jan. 29

Mondays

7:15-8:15 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$30

Feb. 5 – Feb. 26

Mondays

7:15-8:15 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$30

Apr. 9 – Apr. 30

Mondays

7:15-8:15 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$30

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 5 or 7 weeks. Instructor: Beth Damm.

Registration Deadlines: December 27, January 31, March 7

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

Jan. 3 – Jan. 31

Wednesdays

6:30-7:30 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$40

Feb. 7 – Mar. 7

Wednesdays

6:30-7:30 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$40

Mar. 14 – May 2*

Wednesdays

6:30-7:30 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$56

*NO CLASS: April 25

POUND®

Featured on the hit TV show “This is Us”! The hottest new fitness format! Pound® is the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums! Instructor: Maddisen Kies. Maximum 14 participants. 5 week sessions.

Registration Deadlines: December 28, February 1, March 15

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

Jan. 4 – Feb. 1

Thursdays

5:30-6:15 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$45

Feb. 8 – Mar. 8

Thursdays

5:30-6:15 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$45

Mar. 22 – Apr. 19

Thursdays

5:30-6:15 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$45

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. Friday class is for advanced students. First uniform is included.

Registration Deadlines: January 1, February 1, March 1, April 2

Beginning Level Martial Arts

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jan. 3 – Jan. 31

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Feb. 2 – Feb. 28

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Mar. 2 – Mar. 30

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Apr. 2 – Apr. 30

Mon. 5:30-6:30 PM

Wed. 5-6 PM

Senior Recreation Center

$60

Advanced Level Martial Arts

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Jan. 3 – Jan. 31

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Rolling Green Elem.

$80

Feb. 2 – Feb. 28

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Rolling Green Elem.

$80

Mar. 2 – Mar. 30

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Rolling Green Elem.

$80

Apr. 2 – Apr. 30

Mon. 5:30-7 PM

Wed. 5-6:30 PM

Fri. 6-7 PM

Senior Rec. Center

Senior Rec. Center

Rolling Green Elem.

$80

NO CLASS: March 9 or March 16

Zumba Fitness

Zumba Fitness takes 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 and super fun! Each class will end with floor work and stretching. Bring a mat, towel and water. Wear workout clothes and sneakers with a smooth bottom. Session lasts 5 weeks. Instructor: Ildiko Timmerman. 5-week class.

Registration Deadline: January 30, March 20

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

Feb. 6 - Mar. 6

Tuesdays

6-7 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$45

Mar. 27 - Apr. 24

Tuesdays

6-7 PM

Community Room

Senior Recreation Center

$45

February 13 class held at Giovannetti Comm. Shelter from 6:30-7:30 pm

BarreFIT!

Barre is a low-impact 5-week class that will target and tone your body through exercises inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and pilates. Set to fun, upbeat music, this class will keep you moving as we target all areas of your body. Your barre will be used to assist with balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training, combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements. This class will move through a warm up and upper body exercises before heading to the barre. At the barre, we will use our own weight as resistance to work those thighs and seat muscles. At the end, we’ll work through a series of stretches to help lengthen and recover those muscles. As for footwear - shoes optional! Instructor: Hayley Bookey. Maximum 14 participants.

Registration Deadlines: December 26, January 30, March 13

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

Jan. 2 – Jan. 30

Tuesdays

5:30-6:15 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$45

Feb. 6 – Mar. 6

Tuesdays

5:30-6:15 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$45

Mar. 20 – Apr. 17

Tuesdays

5:30-6:15 PM

SweatFIT Club

3975 100th St.

$45

Swing Dancing

Swing dancing is great fun to do and full of high energy cool moves. Learn this fun dance and make new friends in this welcoming activity. At the end of this six week class you will have mastered a basic routine both single and triple time east coast swing. Don’t put it off any longer. Take this class and get on the dance floor. Partners are encouraged. 6-week class. Instructor: Roger Chapman.

Registration Deadline: January 30

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

Feb. 6 – Mar. 13

Tuesdays

8-9 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$40

NEW! Walking Photography Tour

Looking for an activity that is great for mind, body and soul? Walking Photography Tours could be just what you’re looking for.

• Challenge your creativity by learning new camera and photography techniques

• Understand your camera and all its settings

• Learn to read and interpret your surroundings in a new, exciting and creative way

• Experience the joys of getting creative outdoors in new and inspiring locations.

Every Walking Photography Tour is designed to encourage people of all abilities and fitness levels to take better photos while experiencing the joys of being outdoors. The great thing about walking photography is that it can encompass as many skills and techniques as you wish. So whether you’re into Landscape, portrait, street, abstract, wildlife or just want to take better photos on holidays, photo walks will develop and hone the skills relevant to your interests. Participants need to bring their camera. *This 3-week session will explore a new location, and discuss tips and tricks to getting the perfect shot. First week, meet at the Giovannetti Shelter, the next two weeks locations will be determined at that time. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: March 27

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

Apr. 10 – Apr. 24

Tuesdays

6-7:30 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$15

NEW! Baking for Beginners

Want to learn more about baking, improve on your skills, or just enjoy delicious recipes? Join your friends, family and neighbors for an introductory class on baking! Each week we will focus on a different recipes, such as: Banana Bread, Fruit Muffins w/ Streusel topping, Pineapple Upside down Cake, Baked Donuts, Chocolate/CofFee, Cake , and Lemon Drizzle Pound Cake. Ingredients will be provided. Once you sign up, you will receive directions to what kind of baking dish to bring to each class. 6-week session. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: January 15

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

Jan. 22 – Feb. 26

Mondays

6-7:30 PM

Senior Recreation Center Kitchen

$84

NEW! At the Spa - Creating Personalized Bath & Beauty Products

Join us for this beginner friendly class making your own homemade bath and beauty products! You will learn variety of techniques you can use to create DIY bath products that are as beautiful as they are useful. Each week you will create a new product such as: Sugar Scrub, Lip Balm, Scented Candle, Bath Bomb, and Soap. 5-week session. Instructor: Alex Lihs.

Registration Deadline: February 27

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

Mar. 6 – Apr. 3

Tuesdays

6-7:30 PM

Senior Recreation Center

Art Room

$85

NEW! Friends & Family Art

Join us for collaborative art making experience with friends and family. Individuals welcome to come enjoy, socialize, and meet new friends. We are welcoming artists of all ages and skill levels. The art making process will bring quality bonding time that is both relaxing and rewarding. Instructor: Gina Bartlett.

Registration Deadlines: Jan. 19, Feb. 16, April 13, May 4

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

January 26

Painting

Friday

7-8:30 PM

High School

Room 101

$15/person

$20/family

February 23

Sculpture

Friday

7-8:30 PM

High School

Room 101

$15/person

$20/family

April 20

Painting

Friday

7-8:30 PM

High School

Room 101

$15/person

$20/family

May 11

Sculpture

Friday

7-8:30 PM

High School

Room 101

$15/person

$20/family

NEW! ADHD: Information and Tips for Parents

A 30-45 minute workshop for parents of students with ADHD. This presentation starts with an overview of ADHD and the symptoms that affect learning. We offer tips for motivating students and strategies for parents during homework time. Huntington has developed a program with the help of Dr. Rooney, a clinical psychologist and an expert in the field of ADHD. We provide parents and students, age-appropriate recommendations that are specific to their needs. Instructor: Huntington Learning Center.

Registration Deadline: February 13

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

February 20

Tuesday

6:30-7:30 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$5

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.

Registration Deadline: April 3

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

April 10 – May 17

Tues. & Thurs. 6-7 PM

Walking Trails

$15

You Can Use Pinterest!

Participants must have mastered basic computer skills including the use of a mouse. This is an intermediate, hands-on computer class. You’ll need to have your own email address that only you will use. Pinterest is a useful - and simple - site to find and catalog DIY projects, home decor ideas, vacation bucket lists, recipes and more. In this hands-on computer class, you’ll learn why this Internet program is so popular, how to find and share ideas, and how to create your own Pinterest board to catalog and share ideas that you love. You’ll need to have your own email address that only you will use. Instructor: Anne Nieland. Max: 6,

Registration Deadline: January 10

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

January 17

Wednesday

5:30-7:30 PM

Senior Center

Computer Lab

$20

NEW! Pickleball League (Doubles)

Looking for something new? Try pickleball! Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines badminton, tennis and table tennis. The sport is played on a smaller court with a net that's just a bit lower than a tennis net and is played with a hard paddle and a whiffle ball. Grab a partner and sign up today! Call the Parks and Recreation office to sign up your team (if you do not have another player, we will help you find one) and indicate what Day/Time you are interested in. Space is limited. Please bring your own paddles. $85/per team.

Registration Deadline: December 27

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

Jan. 2 – Mar. 1

Tuesdays

8:30-10 AM

Courage League Sports

4405 121st Street

$85

Jan. 2 – Mar. 1

Tuesdays

6:30-7:30 PM

Courage League Sports

4405 121st Street

$85

Jan. 2 – Mar. 1

Thursdays

8:30-10 AM

Courage League Sports

4405 121st Street

$85

Exotic Cruising -- On A Budget!

Learn to vacation cruise…on the budget you create! In this 2-hour class, you’ll learn how to choose the right cruise for your personality and needs. You’ll learn how to find the best price, what “all inclusive” really means, where to cruise, what to pack, how long to make your first cruise, how far in advance to plan a cruise, cruise safety and seasickness … and much more! Learn how to make your next cruise your best and most budget-friendly one yet! Join Cimberly Hansen as she shares her extensive travel experience. Cimberly is a teacher, an Urbandale resident and travel expert, who coordinates state side and international vacations, both on land and sea.

Registration Deadline: January 18

Date

Day/Time

Location

COST

January 25

Thursday

5:30-7:30 PM

Senior Center

Art Room

$20

NEW! Cardio Tennis (Ages 16+)

Cardio Tennis is a fun, high-energy fitness work-out that combines the sport of tennis with cardiovascular exercise. In this class, you will burn calories, increase your fitness, and improve your tennis game while getting a full-body work-out. Cardio Tennis is designed for everyone. No tennis experience needed. Just bring your racket and be ready for a 60 minute heart pumping work-out.Max. 15 participants. Instructor: Chris Bell.

Registration Deadlines: March 26, April 23

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

Apr. 2 – Apr. 23

Mondays

6-7 PM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$40

Apr. 30 – May 21

Mondays

6-7 PM

Walker Johnston

Tennis Courts

$40

NEW! SAT, PSAT, ACT Prepare. Achieve. Succeed.

A workshop for college bound high school students and their parents that is 30-45 minutes in length. This presentation is for students taken the SAT, ACT or PSAT/NMSQT and focuses on factors that influence college admission, and how the college exams are scored and used. We discuss tips on preparing for college entrance exams, and strategies to improve test scores. Max. 30 participants. Instructor: Huntington Learning Center.

Registration Deadline: January 16

Session

Day/Time

Location

Fee

January 23

Tuesday

6:30-7:30 PM

Giovannetti

Community Shelter

$5