Recreation district sets fall schedule


MEEKER -- Gather up the kids, grandma, grandpa, aunts and uncles, and head to Paint Brush Park tonight for a concert.

The Alpine Brass Trio, a classical and jazz music group, will play from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The summer concert series is sponsored by the Eastern Rio Blanco Parks and Recreation District and is held every Saturday evening through Oct. 2.

According to Recreation Director Heidi Ham, the series has been a huge success.

"The feedback has been very positive," she said.

The recreation district has just released the fall schedule and is offering several new opportunities for youths, adults and seniors. Among the choices of whole fitness are power yoga, silver sneakers yoga -- which is designed specifically for individuals who have arthritis or joint stiffness and those 55 and older -- as well as body works, which incorporate core body strengthening through a variety of Pilates-type moves and kick boxing.

"Boot camp is something I think a lot of people are interested in," Ham said.

She said it was a two-part course that begins with two weeks of preparation that conditions participants and establishes a baseline fitness level. Participants are required to continue with the four-week boot camp.

Boot camp is an outdoors high-intensity program that uses a team approach to achieve personal goals and challenge participants' mental and physical fitness. The program will consist of timed interval sessions, which include flexibility, agility, speed and endurance, and the use of medicine balls, jump ropes, track and trail running and more.

Another fitness class is "core concept." This class will focus on increasing flexibility and agility by elongating and strengthening muscles through Pilates-type exercises.

It is a low impact workout and great for the beginner and intermediate level.

A new class is beginning painting. The class will emphasize color as well as mixing colors, value, hues and intensity. Students can use acrylics or oils.

One more session of adult tap dance, one of the few truly American art forms, is from Oct. 13 to Dec. 11 .

For more information, call the Recreation Department at 878-3403.

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