Community Education

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

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.


Every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 - 5:00pm

$5/session

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


SilverSneakers® Classic

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.


When: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 - 10:15am

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

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.

FIRST TIME

Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 8am - 5pm

REFRESHER COURSE

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.
Interested students must register at a local ABE classroom and take a test to determine their eligibility. Student must be able to read at a 9th grade level, since this is a prep class, not a basic skills program.

GED PROGRAM

GED and College Preparation

GED Preparation

Basic skills brush-up

Career assessment

College prep

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

OR

Aitkin Workforce Center

371 Minnesota Avenue North

Aitkin, MN  56431

218-927-7046

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.