ADULT LIFE-LONG LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Community Book Club
The Community Book Club meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Tell us about a book you really liked and come join this interesting group of women with many ideas and thoughts about books we read.
When: Every 4th Wednesday of the month
Where: McGregor Public Library
Cross training is a great way to condition different muscle groups, develop a new set of skills and reduce the boredom that can creep in after months of the same routine. Cross training consists of cardio and strength using different forms of exercise for a terrific full body workout.
Heather Nistler, Instructor
High School Auditorium Stage
ZUMBA Fitness Class - Ditch the workout, join the party!
Are you in a bit of a workout rut? Are you dreading another half hour on the treadmill? Looking to shed a few pounds, or maybe get an energy boost? Well, then have I got the “workout” for you! Zumba is a latin-dance inspired cardio workout, that makes you feel like you’re at a party, while burning 500-1000 calories per hour! And you’re in luck, because come Fall, 3 Zumba classes will be available each week! I know many of you may have questions about Zumba.
First, can anyone do it?
The answer is a resounding “YES!” Zumba is for anyone 12 and over, of any fitness level. You can make it as high or low impact as you like, and adjust any of the moves to make it the right intensity for you! As always, consult a doctor before starting any workout plan.
Do I have to be a good dancer?
Zumba workouts are designed to be easy to follow, so that anyone can do it, regardless of previous dance or aerobics experience. You may feel a bit overwhelmed by your first class, but the routines stay the same for a few weeks, so you have the chance to catch on. Also, once you learn the basic rhythms (Salsa, Merengue, Reggaeton, and Cumbia) you will find that the basic steps come back again and again, even in new routines.
Do I need to have special shoes or apparel?
Absolutely not. You need a pair of tennis shoes (preferably with not too much traction), comfortable clothing, and always, I repeat ALWAYS bring a water bottle.
I’m Convinced! How do I join?
Just show up. If you’re nervous about your first Zumba class, think about bringing a friend!
When: Mondays at 3:40pm and Wednesdays at 4:30pm starting September 3
Where: High School Auditorium
Fee: $4/session or $24/6 sessions
Certified Zumba Instructor: Julie Jacobsma
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support.
Instructor: Darlene Saba
Fee: $3/class or no charge to SilverSneakers eligible members
Where: Classes held in the high school auditorium stage (check in - fitness center)
Exercise and Movement Class for Older Adults
Do you have a fear of falling? Have aches and pains? Use a cane or walker? Walk slower than normal? Walk bent over? Have a chronic disease?
Why Join? Come work with Judy Hawley, PT who has been a Physical Therapist for over 20 years. She practices in McGregor area, focusing on movement issues of the older adult. You will focus on walking better, learn how to walk with confidence, have less fear of falling, have less joint pain, stand up straighter. You will gain control of movements, balance and control; and excerice sitting down or standing with support.
When: Every Tuesday from 9:00 - 10:00am
Where: Northland Village
Fee: $10/month; payable to Community Education
Need a Ride? Call Angels at 218.768.2762
To register call Judy at 651.247.1331 or at class
Yoga Sculpt class uses weights througout to help sculpt and tone your body as you stretch and move through yoga poses.
Yogo Sculpt = Yoga Fun
When: Thursday Nov. 6, Dec. 4, 11, 18 from 4:00 - 5:00pm
Where: High School Auditorium
Fee: $36/6 week session or $8 drop in fee
Instructor: Katie Cummings
Adult Cross Country Ski Club
If you are interested in being a part of the adult cross country ski club that is starting up, please contact Community Educaion. We will be skiing at Rice Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Savanna Portage State Park this winter. For more information contac Lisa Kruse at 768-2111 x233.
LEON'S SMART DRIVER CLASSES
To register please call Leon Hixon at 218-251-5899 to register for the class you want to attend.
Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 8am - 5pm
Tuesday, December 9 from 12pm - 4pm
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 from 12pm - 4pm
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 12pm - 4pm
Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 6 - 10pm
GED ONLINE PROGRAM
AEOA ABE is excited to offer our new distance learning initiative, GED-i. Study GED online, anywhere, anytime. The FREE program is available to ABE eligible learners - 16 years or older and not enrolled in public school - who meet the criteria for online learning. A trained, licensed online teacher will guide students through the curriculum, score their assignments and give feedback to help them strengthen the skills they need to pass the GED test.
GED and College Preparation
Basic skills brush-up
English as a Second Language
Basic computer skills
Mission: Helping adults meet their responsibilities as workers, family members, and citizens.
Vision: Helping adults to open doors to better paying jobs, new careers, college classrooms, and brighter futures.
All classes are offered at no cost to students.
CALL KELLY: 218-879-0835
Aitkin Workforce Center
371 Minnesota Avenue North
Aitkin, MN 56431
Instructor: David Lenarz
WEB BASED COLLEGE COURSES
WEB BASED COURSES...taught on the internet through Central Lakes College. Makes it easy and convenient for those wishing to go back to college. It is easy to get started. Contact an admission counselor at CLC at 1-800-933-0346. For more information visit the college web site at www.clcmn.edu for the latest on applications, schedules, registration and possible financial aid.