Archive for Rec Center Activities

Seeking Donations for Indoor Play dates

It’s cold outside so come play INSIDE!

Carlisle Parks and Rec’s newest program will be starting in January.  Children ages 1 year to Preschool age can bring their mom or dad to enjoy unstructured play in an open indoor space at the Carlisle Rec Center.  The fun begins on January 4th and run every THURSDAY until February 22nd, 9:30am to 11:30am.  Cost will be $1 per child.  Adults are free.

Parks and Rec Department is seeking donations of new or gently used play equipment.  Suggested items include any ride-on toys, little tykes/playschool basketball hoops, play mats, large cars or dump trucks, small bounce house, crawl through tunnels, small tents, slides, and jumbo blocks.  Donations can be dropped off at Carlisle City Hall or to request pick-up please contact

Ronda Frost –  rfrost@carlisleiowa.org or 515-707-2030

Janet Ray Fitness November Class Registration

Classes are held at the Carlisle Rec Center

1230 South 5th Street

Contact Janet Ray to register

515-778-0981

Summer Fitness Classes with Jan Ray

Jan Ray Fitness classes at the Carlisle Rec Center

Pilates Class Now Being Offered

Jan Ray is bringing Pilates to Carlisle!

Pilates is a system of strengthening and stretching exercises designed to develop the body’s core, mobilize the spine and build flexibility in your body.  Many types of people at many levels of fitness, say they have seen improvements in range of motion, flexibility, circulation, posture, and abdominal strength and a decrease in back, neck  and joint pain.

The benefits of the Pilates system are 1) Body Awareness; training your mind and building symmetry and coordination in your body.  2) A Stronger Core; stronger, healthy back and body and in-time a flatter midsection. The core musculature is defined as the spine, abdomen, pelvis, hips and the muscles that support your body.  3) Body Control; getting a great degree of satisfaction.  Movement training is a great way to manage pain and non-weight-bearing exercises.  All exercises are done with control, the muscles working to lift against gravity and the resistance of the springs in the equipment.  Pilates can be done even by those struggling with pain.  Pilates exercises can be adjusted to each person’s abilities; therefore good for all.

Pilates uses a series of controlled movements performed on specially designed spring-resistant exercise apparatus or on the floor.  Pilates is not aerobic, although the heart rate will certainly rise for a deconditioned individual. You will concentrate on your body movements and your breathing to achieve that perfect Pilates movement.

Classes  will be at the Parks and Recreation Building starting June 2nd  to July 30th, 2015 every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00PM.

Call Jan Ray at 515-989-2011 or 515-778-0981 with any questions.

Carlisle Parks and Recreation Summer Fitness Classes

Carlisle Parks and Recreation Summer classes

Senior Health and Wellness Exercise Class by Jan Ray

This class will help you become more flexible and help seniors improve their health and strength by exercising while setting in a chair using light weights and a kettle ball plus walking.  It’s surprising what you can accomplish setting in a chair and a small amount of walking.  This class works on all parts of your body but concentrates on improving your core muscles.  If your core muscles are strong; it will reduce your back pain which is always a problem for seniors.  If you have aches and pains; you should be in this class.  This is good for both men and women.  You will need light weights, kettle ball and water.  Summer classes start – Tuesday, June 2nd till July 30th every Tuesday and Thursday at 4:15pm to 5:00pm.  Cost $35.00

Boot Camp – Circuit Training by Jan Ray

The new Circuit training will consist of interval training from free weight sets; going to yoga ball; to all new mini trampoline workouts following with kettle ball exercises to battle ropes!!!. What a work out!!   This is the season for bathing suit and all the summer shorts and Capri’s; this might be just the program for you!  All you need for your Smoking Hot Body is a yoga mat, towel, water and have A TOTALLY FIRED-UP ATTITUDE. We have 3 mini trampolines, 15 yoga balls, 2 battle ropes, bousi ball, various size weights and kettle balls.  If you have your own kettle ball and free weights; please bring them. Summer classes start –Monday, June 2nd till July 30th; every  Tuesday and Thursday at 5:00pm to 6:00pm.  Cost $45.00

Pilates

Pilates is a system of strengthening and stretching exercises designed to develop the body’s core, mobilize the spine and build flexibility in your body.  Many types of people at many levels of fitness, say they have seen improvements in range of motion, flexibility, circulation, posture, and abdominal strength and a decrease in back, neck  and joint pain.

The benefits of the Pilates system are 1) Body Awareness;  2) A Stronger Core;  3) Body Control.   Movement training is a great way to manage pain and non-weight-bearing exercises.  All exercises are done with control, the muscles working to lift against gravity and the resistance of the springs in the equipment.  Pilates can be done even by those struggling with pain.  Pilates exercises can be adjusted to each person’s abilities; therefore good for all.  Summer classes start- June 2nd  to July 30th, 2015 every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Cost $43.00

Aqua  Aerobics Boot Camp – by Jan Ray

Water is a perfect environment for exercising, losing weight, strengthening, toning muscles, reducing stress, relaxing and simply having fun. This is an exercise program performed at the Carlisle Aquatic Center. This program gives the benefits of massage and improves circulation, muscle tone, joint flexibility and cardiovascular fitness. It is a total body workout. We will use special pool weights, kick boards and pool noodles.   Summer classes will meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 PM weather permitting, with any make-up classes to be scheduled in August.  Starting June 2nd till July 30th.  Cost $40.00 and drop-ins are $3.00 a session.

 

Barre Class – In an Air-conditioned facility

If you are looking for a way to have a better body plus have fun in the process. This Challenging workout blends graceful body-slimming barre moves with toning yoga and  ending with pilates ring exercises, giving you a sculptured body from head to toe.  You will incorporate strength training with ballet-inspired barre exercises.   We will do small isometric movements that will tone the thighs; lift your butt; sculpt your arms and flatten your abs, giving you stronger, longer and leaner muscles.  To guarantee we have enough participants for a good class; call Jan by May 22ndSummer classes will start June 1st to July 29th every Monday and Wednesday at 6:00pm Cost $45.00.

All classes are at the Parks and Recreation Building on South 5th. Any questions please call Jan Ray at 515-989-2011 or 515-778-0981