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ADULT PROGRAMS

Pre-Registration is Required for Most Programs. Watch for new programs and events throughout the year! As always recommended, please consult with your physician before starting any exercise program. Refer to our refund policy for information on class withdrawals and cancellations.

BEGINNER SIGN LANGUAGE COURSE

Are you interested in learning American Sign Language (ASL) in order to communicate with a friend, family member or colleague who is deaf? If so, this course is for you! American Sign Language is a visual language, incorporating facial grammar, and made up of specific hand shapes and movements. It is the dominant language of the Deaf community, provides meaningful communication between hearing parents and deaf children, and brings people who happen to be hearing and deaf together. This beginner level ASL class will give you the opportunity to learn the manual alphabet, conversational signs, and develop communication skills. You will enjoy this fun and encouraging learning environment as you build your language skills! This class is also open to those who have taken it before and would like a refresher. You can repeat it as many times as you like. A minimum enrollment of 8 is required.

Dates

Session 1: Thursdays, August 25 - September 29, 2016

Session 2: Thursdays, October 13 - November 17, 2016

Location

Everett Senior Center

Time

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Cost

$70.00 for 6-week session with all course materials included

$55.00 for participants repeating the class who already have the book

Instructor

Carol LaCava, Coordinator of Educational Interpreting at UTK, and nationally certified interpreter through the Registry of interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

ADULT KARATE INSTRUCTION (Ages 12 & Up)

Parks & Rec. has partnered with Maryville Isshinryu Karate School to offer the following classes to both youth and adults. They are the oldest martial arts school in Blount County and are accredited by the International Isshinryu Karate Association. Participants will learn self defense, sparring techniques, kata and much more. Benefits of Karate include confidence, flexibility, concentration, balance, discipline and respect.

Dates

Mondays & Thursdays - Classes on-going, new students accepted at anytime.

Location

Springbrook Recreation Center

1537 Dalton Street, Alcoa, TN 37701

Time

7:30 - 9:00 PM

Cost

$120.00 per quarter (3 months) - family rates available

Registration

Taken on-site at the Springbrook Recreation Center.

For more information, please contact Mike Lewis at 984-0413 or email at mlewis@renasant.com or Pete Simmons at 970-7035 or email at pete@promediatn.com.

Instructors

Adam Budnar, Jim Cobb, Bruce Guillaume, Kirk Harris, Angie Higginbotham, Shane Lenoir, Mike Lewis, Bill McCarter, Pete Simmons, Adam Tilley, Scott DeWaard, and Daniel Wilder

WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN

"SISTERHOOD BOOT CAMP" (Ages 15 & Up)

Need to get started on a fitness routine, or need a change of routine or a workout to take you to the next level? Do you need to squeeze in a high energy class and don’t have a lot of time? This class utilizes a circuit format, coupled with the most progressive, innovative, and creative exercises in fitness. Workouts will include cardiovascular and toning exercises, speed and agility drills, plyometrics, etc. With a little bit of effort and commitment, you will learn how to work toward a more toned, leaner body, increase you strength, endurance, and self-confidence, have a new appreciation for working out, and maybe gain some new friends in fitness. Workouts will be challenging, but fun with high energy. Workouts can be modified, but this class is best suited for experienced beginner and intermediate participants.  As always, please consult with your physician before starting any exercise program.

Dates

Session 1: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Session 2: Saturday, October 22, 2016

Location

Greenbelt Pavilion and Park near Amphitheater

Time

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Cost

Free (Pre-registration required!)

Instructor

Tammye Wright -  Certified Personal Trainer, Masters in Exercise Science

Supplies Needed

Comfortable athletic clothing, tennis shoes, water bottle, yoga/stretching mat

PICKLEBALL

Pickleball, the fastest growing adult sport in the country, is a fun game that is played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball-sized ball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. The game is popular with seniors but can be enjoyed by all. Tennis, racquetball and ping-pong players love the competitive nature of the sport and regularly participate in competitive tournaments.

 

For more information, contact Ole Olson at cololeolson@bellsouth.net or visit the USA Pickleball Association.

ADULT POTTERY CLASSES

Introduction to Throwing

This class is a fun and total hands-on foundation course on throwing on the wheel. ᅠStudents are guided in a step-by-step process and will learn how to center, pull a pot and trim. ᅠStudents will learn to throw various shapes leading to successful bowls, mugs, cups, vessels, etc. to take home to their families to enjoy. ᅠAll work goes through two ᅠkiln firings;ᅠ the second firing will make the pottery safe for food and drink,ᅠ as well as use in the microwave and dishwasher. ᅠWe use only health-approved clays and glaze-materials. ᅠCourse fee includes clay and all firing and glaze materials.

Dates

Session 1: Tuesdays, September 6-27, 2016

Session 2: Tuesdays, October 4-25, 2016

Session 3: Tuesdays, November 1-22, 2016

Session 4: Tuesdays, February 7-28, 2017

Session 5: Tuesdays, March 7-28, 2017

Location

Studio 212, 217 East Broadway Avenue, Maryville, TN 37804

Time

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Cost

$80.00 per 4-week session (includes all materials)

Leanne Moe

Instructor

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE,

& ADVANCED RUNNING PROGRAM

 For Ages 18 & up and youth Ages 9 & up are welcome as long as accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the course. Participants should dress weather appropriate and bring a water bottle. As always recommended, please consult with your physician before starting any exercise program.

 

Beginner Level: This 10-week training program is structured to help you cross the finish line of your first 5K at the Reindeer Run on December 4th (which is totally optional). This program focuses on beginners, but all levels of walkers and runners are welcome. Along the way, we’ll provide you with motivation to keep you moving, guidance and advice, weekly group training runs or walks, and educational clinics on topics such as proper nutrition, choosing the right gear and avoiding injury. Plus, you’ll have the camaraderie of others just like you.

 

Intermediate/Advanced Level: This program is designed for graduates of our Beginner program or for those who are able to run 3 miles at a steady pace with limited walking breaks. This 10-week training program is designed to teach you more advanced running techniques and to help you continue on you running journey in a supportive environment. In No Boundaries II, we want to help you beat your previous personal records and set new goals for yourself, while providing guidance, motivation, weekly group training runs, and more advanced educational clinics. We’ll also cover topics designed to help you improve your 5K time such as proper pacing and good form, as well as building on previous topics like nutrition, choosing the right gear and injury prevention.

Dates

 Mondays, September 19 – November 28, 2016 (No class Oct. 31)

Time

6:00-7:00 PM

Location

Springbrook Park Pavilion & Trail

Registration

$55.00 for the 10-week session

Each participant receives:

  • $5 Discount off entry fee for the Reindeer Run 5K
  • Detailed weekly training schedule
  • Weekly email with a focus topic and handouts
  • Guidance and advice from an experienced coach
  • New Balance technical t-shirt
  • Great feeling of accomplishment and team spirit

Instructors

Shahin & Cheryl Hadian

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SEWING CLASS FOR ADULTS

School of Sewing

Is your sewing machine sitting in the back of a closet gathering dust? Do you wish you remembered how to thread it? Do you want to learn to sew? Bring your sewing machine and all of its accessories (power cord, manual, bobbins, presser feet, needles, etc.) to this 5-hour workshop. In this class, we will learn the basics of how a sewing machine works, how to read a pattern, and we’ll make a simple skirt. You’ll leave feeling confident that you can sew on your own! Don’t have a sewing machine? The instructor has 3 machines available for use.

Dates

Session 1: Saturday, October 22, 2016 (Registration Deadline: October 17)

Session 2: Saturday March 4, 2017 (Registration Deadline: February 27)

Location

Springbrook Recreation Center - Room 102

Time

9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Cost

$80.00 ($65.00 for workshop plus $15.00 materials fee)

Instructor

Aimee Davis

WAGON WHEELERS WESTERN

SQUARE DANCE FOR ALL AGES

This group meets every Tuesday from 7:00-9:30 PM; 7-8 PM (Class) and 8:00-9:30 PM (Club) in the upstairs Dance Room at the Springbrook Recreation Center in Alcoa. Class begins every September. If you are interested in learning Western Square Dance or are an experienced dancer, please contact Becky Paramore at 865-307-1088 for more information.

ADULT TENNIS INSTRUCTION & LEAGUES

Rain Policy: All participants are responsible for calling Parks & Rec. at 983-9244 in the afternoon in the event of inclement weather. Occasionally, decisions will need to be made at the courts. A make-up class will be held for each class cancelled with the make-up date determined by the instructor.

 

Items needed for all tennis classes: Tennis racquet, athletic attire, water bottle, tennis shoes

Tennis in No Time

This class is designed for new players.  Bring a friend and learn the basics in four classes.

Dates

Session 1: Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 20-29, 2016 (Rain Date: Oct. 4)

Session 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 18-27, 2016 (Rain Date: Nov. 1)

Location

Jack Murphy Tennis Courts at Sandy Springs Park

Time

9:00 - 10:00 AM or

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Cost

$40.00 per session

Instructor

Janie Beswick

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Cardio Tennis (Adult)

This high energy class with music is designed to get you moving by combining the sport of tennis with cardiovascular exercise for a calorie burning work-out. It’s tennis, fitness, and fun all in one class for experienced players!

Experience

Intermediate & Above (*Not a class designed for beginners)

Dates

*Free Class: September 10 (pre-registration required)

Session 1: Saturdays, September 24 - October 1, 2016 (2 classes only)

Session 2: Saturdays, October 22 - November 12, 2016 (Rain Date: Nov. 19)

Location

Jack Murphy Tennis Courts at Sandy Springs Park

Time

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Cost

Free September 10

$20.00 per 2-week session & $40.00 per 4-week session

Instructor

Janie Beswick

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Co-ed 50+ Senior Tennis Play Days

A group of senior tennis players meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at the Caroline Haynes Tennis Courts at John Sevier Park throughout the year. Senior tennis players are welcome to join in at anytime by showing up at the courts for some fun and relaxed games of tennis. For more information, contact Jerry Tuggle at 865-789-6165.

Player Level

Any level

Dates

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Location

Caroline Haynes Tennis Courts at John Sevier Park

Time

8:00 - 10:00 AM May-August, 2016

9:00 - 11:00 AM September-April, 2016-2017

*Start times based on season

Equipment

Participants must provide their own racquet and 1 can of balls

Cost

Free!

Instructor

Jerry Tuggle (865-789-6165)

YOGA CLASSES

A series of on-going Vinyasa style Yoga classes for Ages 12 & up are offered with emphasis on poses designed to increase strength, flexibility and balance.  Attention is also placed on breathing and how to better use our lungs as well as creating a mental calmness and cultivating a quiet and peaceful mind.

 

Supplies needed for all Yoga classes: Yoga mat, blanket, comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement.

Gentle Flow for All Levels

Dates

Current Session: Wednesdays, August 24 - September 28, 2016*

Session: Wednesdays, October 5 - November 9, 2016*

New participants may join class at any time during a session - cost prorated

Classes will continue every 6 weeks if minimum enrollment is met

Location

Everett Senior Center

Time

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Cost

$54.00 per 6-week session

$100.00 per 6-week session if combined with Get Fit class

*(91.00 if combined with Get Fit class due to no class Memorial Day, Labor Day & Halloween)

Instructor

Tammy Lindsay

Get Fit Yoga

This class combines the basic aspects of beginner-advanced yoga and adds strength training through core exercise and more.

Dates

Current Session: Mondays, August 22 - September 26, 2016*

Session: Wednesdays, October 3 - November 7, 2016*

New participants may join class at any time during a session - cost prorated

Classes will continue every 6 weeks if minimum enrollment is met

Location

Everett Senior Center

Time

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Cost

$54.00 per 6-week session

$100.00 per 6-week session if combined with Get Fit class

*(45.00 for 9-week session/$91.00 if combined with Gentle Flow class due to no class Memorial Day, Labor Day & Halloween)

Instructor

Tammy Lindsay

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