We offer you several types of exercise here at The Center.
Biking will be the topic for The Center Lunch & Learn at noon on Friday, July 27th. Zach from Life Cycle, Baxter will be leading an informational and education seminar. Dave will be serving Chicken Bacon Ranch Wraps w/Chips and Beverage for the Lunch. Your $5 Lunch & Learn Ticket needs to be purchased by noon on Thursday, July 26th.
Bone Builders Chair Exercise is a safe, low impact exercise program. It relies on weight training to protect against fractures caused by osteoporosis by increasing muscular strength and bone density. Classes are held Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 11 am and are done at 11:30 am. Each person completes the exercises at their own capabilities.
Chair Yoga will be meeting at 1 pm on Tuesdays in the Conference Room on Third Floor. Trish Keating is the instructor. This is a new offering for us, so please come in and give it a try!!
Exercise Rooms access is included in your membership. You could begin your exercise routine as early as 7 am Monday thru Friday. The exercise rooms are located on fourth floor of The Center. The equipment you have use of includes: treadmills, recumbent bike, row machine, elliptical, exercise bike, exercise balls, bosu ball, weight bench, stretch machines and a Hoist workout machine. You only need your membership and a little motivation!
Zumba Gold: Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what Zumba Gold is! Join us on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 9 am for this fun exercise program. You will be learning Latin dance steps to jazzy music! You’ll have so much fun you won’t even know you’re exercising! This is an awesome program, just ask those who participate.
The Center Energized: We walk Monday through Friday, starting at 10 am. We meet in the front lobby and walk around the neighborhood, to Gregory Park and around the north side. When it is really cold, we walk to the Franklin Art Center, which is only two blocks from The Center. We go inside, take off our coats, and walk the hallways! Of course, then we have to get our coats back on and walk back to The Center. It is always a fun time!
Line Dancing: This is a new offering for us, so please come in and give it a try!! This will start on July 10th at 10 am until 11:30 am.
Matter of Balance Class was sponsored by Crow Wing Energized, Essentia Health and Central MN Council on Aging. It concluded at The Center in November.
Pickleball is played every Tuesday at 9 am at the Gregory Park Tennis Courts.
Tennis starts at 9 am every Wednesday.. On July 11th there were 17 persons enjoying the morning at Gregory Park Tennis Courts.
Show up at Gregory Park for either of these activities. You will need your current membership card from The Center along with $20.00 cash and/or check made out to Brainerd Parks and Recreation Department. The playing season will be from May 8th through October 31st. Please contact Jeanne and/or Bob Larson @ 218-838-2552 or 218-838-4685. They are the Pickleball and Tennis Coordinators. There is more information in the May newsletter.
Golf coordinator is Bruce Lapka. You could call him @ 218-330-1124 with questions. Golf will begin on Monday, June 4th at 9 am at Craguns’s Legacy Golf Course. They will play every Monday through August 27th. The Center members will receive a special rate of $7.50 per person or $12.50 with a cart. There is more information on golfing in the May Newsletter.
Let’s Go Fishing: There will be a LGF on July 24th from Jones Bay Public Access on Pelican Lake. You arrive at 1 pm and leave the dock at 1:30 pm. You will be supplied with a fishing rod, bait and life jacket to use for the afternoon. Make sure you have a fishing license. It is a ton of fun and you have the opportunity to catch supper.
Snowshoes are available for check out during the snow season. Keep that in mind; sign out one of our 20 pairs of snowshoes.