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Your Community Destination for all things Sports, Fitness, and Swim. Be a member for a day, a month or longer – we’re here for everyone! Hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. • Sat: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. • Sun: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 10900 University Blvd. Manassas VA 20110 • 703.993.8500 www.freedom-center.com


Our mission is to support the fitness and recreation goals of a health conscious community.

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Membership Rates . . . . . . . 1-2 Birthday Parties . . . . . . . . . . 3 Youth Programs . . . . . . . . . . 4 Gymnastics. . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9 Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Save the Dates. . . . . . . . . . 11

Our Story The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center provides a broad range of year-round recreational, educational, social and cultural programs and activities. The facility is designed to attract and serve a variety of individuals and groups, including, but not limited to, the general public, youth, school and community groups, the elderly and persons with disabilities. Located on the Science and Technology Campus of George Mason University (formerly the Prince William Campus), our 110,000 square foot facility features two pools; a whirlpool; family locker rooms; a full gymnasium; cardio, aerobic and strength studios; racquetball courts; a child care center and a full range of adult and youth programming.

governing document – the Tripartite agreement duly executed by George Mason University, Prince William County and the City of Manassas. The Center is the result of an innovative joint partnership between George Mason University, Prince William County and the City of Manassas and has been heralded as a national model for such endeavors. Freedom opened in September 1999 and remains one of the largest aquatic and fitness centers in the region. We invite you to visit us on the web to learn about our programs and services. Welcome, we’re glad you’re here…

George Mason University is responsible for all aspects of the daily administration and operation of the Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center, and as such, the Center is an equal opportunity and an affirmative action facility committed to the principle that access to Center facilities, programs and activities shall be afforded equally to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, sex, or age. Specific mandates with regard to priority of use and resident status arrangements are contained in the Center’s

Home School . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Freedom Preschool. . . . . . . 13 Zumba Kids. . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Youth Strength Training. . . . 13 Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Special Events . . . . . . . . . . 15 Aquatics. . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-19 Swim Teams. . . . . . . . . . . . 19

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Safety Courses. . . . . . . . . . 20 Fitness & Nutriton. . . . . . 21-22 Adult Athletics. . . . . . . . . . . 23 Winter Special. . . . . . . . . . . 24 Drama Kids International. . . 24 Little Hands Music . . . . . . . 25 Parent/Youth Introduction . . 25 Little Medical School. . . . . . 26 Scout Programs . . . . . . . . . 27 Technogym. . . . . . . . . . . 28-29

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Membership Rates www.freedom-center.com • 703-993-8500

Never an initiation fee! Annual Membership Adult (16+) Senior (60+) Student (12-28) Matinee

$50.00/month ($600/year) Pay monthly or in full! $40.00/month ($480/year) $40.00/month ($480/year) $35.00/month ($420/year) weekdays before 4:00 p.m.

Build a Family Membership Membership Benefits Over 120 Group Exercise Classes offered each week free with membership Personal Training Discount Camps and Instructional Classes Discount One of the largest aquatic and fitness centers in the region Outdoor Walking/ Running Trail

Choose one option from the box above and add on as needed

Adult Add-on (16+) Student Add-on (16-28) Dependent Add-on (3-15) Dependent with Kid Kare Add-on (3-11)

$30.00/month ($360/year) $25.00/month ($300/year) $20.00/month ($240/year) $25.00/month ($300/year)

Short Term Memberships One Month Adult (16+) Senior (60+) Student (12-28) Matinee

weekdays before 4:00 p.m.

6-Month Contract $70.00/month $55.00/month $55.00/month $50.00/month

$55.00/month ($330/6 months) $45.00/month ($270/6 months) $45.00/month ($270/6 months) $40.00/month ($240/6 months)

No Adult or Dependent Add-ons to monthly membership. Pricing for 6-month Add-ons available upon request.

Corporate and community partnerships and discounts available! Hours of Operation*

SUNDAY – 9:00am - 6:00pm • MONDAY - FRIDAY – 5:00am - 10:00pm • SATURDAY – 8:00am - 8:00pm *The pools close 30 minutes prior to the rest of the facility. Terms, conditions, and fees are subject to change without notice.

www.freedom-center.com Phone: 703-993-8500 • Fax: 703-993-8478 9100 Freedom Center Boulevard • Manassas, VA 20110 Freedomc@gmu.edu

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Your Community Destination For Fun and Fitness No Initiation Fees or Hidden Charges The Freedom Center offers one stop shopping for your fitness and recreation needs. Enjoy a family friendly environment with a variety of activities to choose from for everyone. Our helpful and attentive staff is here to serve you!

Daily Admission Includes the benefits of membership for a single day, one entry allowed per day.

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Adult (16+) Senior (60+) Dependent (3-15) Chaperone Family (2 adults, 2 children)

$9.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $16.00 Best Buy!

Additional Services Kid Kare

6 months to 11 years Fees 1 Hour: $3.00 Each additional ½ hour: $1.50 Members may add Kid Kare to annual and 6-month contracts.

Annual 6-Month

$20.00/month ($240/year) $30.00/month ($180/6 months) Kid Kare is for a maximum of two hours per day. Parents must remain on the premises. Kid Kare is nontransferable.

Ability to register for programs, check group exercise schedule and more!

Towel Service Add-on Annual 6-Month Monthly One Time

Club Locker Room Includes towel service.

Annual $300/year ($25/month)

Racquetball/ Activity Court Rental Fee

$4 per hour ($2 on weekdays before 4 p.m.) Racquetball courts may be reserved up to one week in advance at the Customer Service Desk.

$36.00/year ($3/month) $30.00/6 months ($5/month) $10.00 $3.00

www.freedom-center.com Phone: 703-993-8500 • Fax: 703-993-8478 9100 Freedom Center Boulevard • Manassas, VA 20110 Freedomc@gmu.edu Located on the Science and Technology Campus of George Mason University

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES Celebrate your child’s birthday at the Freedom Center! Wibit Party **suggested for ages 9 and up The Wibit is an inflatable water sports park for our competition pool. www.wibitsports.com • Parties are offered in 3 different time slots on the weekends and include time on the Wibit, swimming in the Leisure Pool and exclusive use of the Party Area for up to 25 participants. • All participants must pass a swim test (swim 25 yards and tread water for 2 minutes) prior to use of the Wibit. Fee: $300/Freedom Members; $350/non-members

Sports Theme Birthday Party – (Ages 2 ½ and older) Dependent upon the birthday child’s interest, children will play a variety of activities based on the sports chosen. Soccer, basketball, floor hockey and a mix of other recreational games and activities are available. Our experienced and enthusiastic Instructor will lead the activities for 1 hour. The instructor will contact you in advance to discuss the activities chosen in more depth. During the second hour parents will continue with the party portion. Tables and chairs will be set up prior to your arrival. The fee for the party is $200/2 hours of gymnasium rental, $40/hour for an Instructor. If more than 10 children will be participating, an additional Instructor will be required at $40/hour. Paper products are not included. Deposit is required at the time of making reservation; remaining balance is due one week prior to party. Maximum number of participants for this type of party is 25 children.

Gymnastics Theme Birthday Party – (Ages 2 ½ and older) Our experienced and fun Instructor will lead the gymnastics activities for 1 hour. Gymnastics activities will include an active warm up and time at each of the gymnastic stations. An Instructor will contact you in advance to discuss the activities. During the second hour parents will continue with the party portion. Tables and chairs will be set up prior to your arrival. The fee for the party is $200/2 hours of Community Room rental, $40/hour for an Instructor. If more than 10 children will be participating, an additional Instructor will be required at $40/hour. Paper products are not included. Deposit is required at the time of making reservation; remaining balance is due one week prior to party. Maximum number of participants for this type of party is 15 children.

Cooking Theme Birthday Party - (Ages 5 and older) Our experienced and excited Instructor will craft a cooking activity to entice your child’s taste buds for a 1 to 1 ½ hours depending on the menu. The Instructor will contact you in advance to discuss the menu and any food allergies. During the second hour you will continue with the party portion. Tables and chairs will be set up prior to your arrival. The fee for the party is $200/2 hours of Community Room rental, $40/hour for Instructor. If more than 8 children will be participating, an additional Instructor will be required at $40/hour plus purchased food (price depends on menu). Paper products are not included. Deposit is required at the time of making reservation; remaining balance is due one week prior to party. Maximum number of participants for this type of party is 12 children.

Basic Party Parties are held on the weekends with access to the Party Area for one hour and swimming available in the Leisure Pool and Competition Pool before and after. The tumble buckets, slide, vortex and current channel are operational in the Leisure Pool between 1pm and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. The Party Area is located at the end of the hallway adjacent to the deep end of the pool. Fee: $200/Freedom Members, $220/Non-members Included in the Basic Party: • Swimming and entrance fee for up to 25 participants. • Use of party space, tables, chairs, refrigerator/freezer, and cleanup/setup.  (Does not include paper products.)

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center offers a wide variety of fun-packed programs to help children aged 2 to 17 discover a lifelong passion for recreation. Freedom Youth Sports and Fitness programs give children the opportunity to pursue new interests or improve skills in an age-appropriate and positive environment. Our experienced and enthusiastic instructors help youngsters develop group interaction and social skills while stressing the importance of teamwork and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. We offer instructional classes in gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, tae kwon do, soccer, cheerleading, tennis, and many more activities! Freedom Arts and Education classes stimulate children’s creativity, through movement in our dance programs, imagination in our themed classes and preschool prep, or in the kitchen with Kinder Chefs, where kids both learn to cook and have the opportunity to enjoy eating their creations!

Did you know children with a membership r ece a 10% discoun ive t off of their progra ms?

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Hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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GYMNASTICS Gymnastics Beginner Level 1 (Ages 3 ½- 13)

Ages 10-13

In a structured setting, children will learn forward and backward rolls on the wedge mat and floor, bridges, headstands, handstands, and beginning cartwheel skills. Basic skills will be learned on the balance beam, single rail bar, vault, and trampoline.

Mon Mon

Ages 3 ½-5

Gymnastics – Level 2 (Ages 3 ½ -13) 11:30am – 12:25pm

5/$50

11:30am – 12:25pm

5/$50

5:00pm – 5:55pm

5/$50

5:00pm – 5:55pm

5/$50

Jan 9-Feb 13 (no class 1/16) Feb 27-Apr 3 (no class 3/13)

Mon Mon Mon Mon

Jan 9-Feb 13 (no class 1/16) Feb 27-Apr 3 (no class 3/13) Jan 9-Feb 13 (no class 1/16) Feb 27-Apr 3 (no class 3/13)

Tue Tue

Jan 10-Feb 14 Feb 28-April 4 (no class 3/14)

10:30am – 11:25am 9:30am – 10:25am

6/$60 5/$50

Mon Mon

Wed Wed

Jan 11-Feb 15 Mar 1-April 5 (no class 3/15)

1:30pm – 2:25pm 1:30pm – 2:25pm

6/$60 5/$50

Ages 6-13

Fri Fri

Jan 13-Feb 17 Mar 3-April 7 (no class 3/17)

1:30pm – 2:25pm 1:30pm – 2:25pm

6/$60 5/$50

Sat Sat

Jan 21-Feb 25 (no class 2/11, 2/18) Mar 4-April 1

10:00am –10:55am

4/$40

10:00am –10:55am

5/$50

6:00pm – 6:55pm

5/$50

6:00pm – 6:55pm

5/$50

11:00am –11:55am

4/$40

11:00am –11:55am

5/$50

Jan 9-Feb 13 (no class 1/16) Feb 27-Apr 3 (no class 3/13)

Sat Sat

Jan 21-Feb 25 (no class 2/11, 2/18) Mar 4-April 1

5/$50

7:00pm – 7:55pm

5/$50

*Prerequisite* – Has completed Beginner Level I and has the ability to successfully perform a cartwheel, handstand against the wall (held for 10 sec.) and standing to a bridge. This class will focus on learning new skills such as round-offs and kick-overs. Work will continue on cartwheels, bridges, and more advanced skills on the vault, bar, and balance beam. Ages 3 ½ - 5

Ages 6-9 Mon Mon

7:00pm – 7:55pm

Jan 9-Feb 13 (no class 1/16) Feb 27-Apr 3 (no class 3/13)

12:30pm – 1:25pm

5/$50

12:30pm – 1:25pm

5/$50

Wed Wed

Jan 11-Feb 15 Mar 1-April 5 (no class 3/15)

6:00pm – 6:55pm 6:00pm – 6:55pm

6/$60 5/$50

Sat Sat

Jan 21-Feb 25 (no class 2/11, 2/18) Mar 4-April 1

9:00am –9:55am

4/$40

9:00am –9:55am

5/$50

Gymnastic programs allow parents to observe the first and last day of class. (With the exception to Tot Tumbling) Classes in between require parents to sit outside of the room. This is to ensure safety and participation.

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Gymnastics – Level 3 (Ages 6 -13) *Prerequisite* – Ability to successfully perform a cartwheel, round off, handstand against the mat (held for 10 sec), and standing to a bridge. This class will focus on learning new skills such as handstand to bridge, front and back walkovers, along with simple bar and balance beam routines, and more advanced skills on vault. Wed Wed

Jan 11-Feb 15 Mar 1-April 5 (no class 3/15)

7:00pm – 7:55pm 7:00pm – 7:55pm

6/$60 5/$50

Sat Sat

Jan 21-Feb 25 (no class 2/11, 2/18) Mar 4-April 1

12:00pm –12:55pm

4/$40

12:00pm –12:55pm

5/$50

Gymnastics – Tot Tumbling (Ages 2 ½ -4) Children will be introduced to basic coordination and tumbling skills, while rotating around a variety of gymnastic stations with parent. Tot tumblers will work on following directions while participating in activities that work on balance, strength and coordination. Participants will experience the trampoline, balance beam, and bar. Caregiver participation required. Mon Mon

Jan 9-Feb 13 (no class 1/16) Feb 27-Apr 3 (no class 3/13)

10:30am – 11:25am

5/$50

10:30am – 11:25am

5/$50

Tue Tue

Jan 10-Feb 14 Feb 28-April 4 (no class 3/14)

9:30am – 10:25am 10:30am – 11:25am

6/$60 5/$50

Fri Fri

Jan 13-Feb 17 Mar 3-April 7 (no class 3/17)

12:30pm – 1:25pm 12:30pm – 1:25pm

6/$60 5/$50

Sat Sat

Jan 21-Feb 25 (no class 2/11, 2/18) Mar 4-April 1

8:00am –8:55am

4/$40

8:00am –8:55am

5/$50

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Ability to register for programs, check group exercise schedule and more!

REGISTER FOR CLASSES ONLINE AT www.freedom-center.com

Hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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SPORTS

Basketball Saturday Basketball Camp (Ages 8-14) Bring your young basketball star to the Freedom courts to develop or polish basic to intermediate basketball skills. Campers will focus on improving individual skills and techniques required when working as a team.  The fundamentals of passing, pivoting, ball handling, shooting and defense strategies will be covered.  Instructors work on the development of personal goals and the importance of confidence, team work and sportsmanship. Sat Sat

Jan 21-Feb 25 (no class 2/11, 2/18) Mar 4-April 1

9:00am –12:00pm

4/$90

9:00am –12:00pm

5/$113

Jr. Basketball Camp (Ages 5-7) This program will give your young athlete the opportunity to be exposed to beginner to intermediate basketball skills in a non-competitive environment. Instructors will spend class time working on both individual and group skills.  Dribbling, passing and shooting will be covered in drills and team play.  Participants will be encouraged to work on meeting personal goals and understanding the meaning of team work and sportsmanship. Sun Sun

Jan 22-Feb 26 (no class 2/12, 2/19) Mar 5-April 2

10:00am – 11:55am **TWO HOURS OF FUN! 4/$72 10:00am – 11:55am **TWO HOURS OF FUN! 5/$90

Little Hoops Basketball (Ages 3-5) Dribble. Dribble. Shoot! At the beginner level, children will learn the fundamental techniques for dribbling, passing and shooting.  A basic understanding of the game and working with others will develop as coordination and motor skills increase.  While learning basketball skills, participants will be working on balance, coordination and hand eye coordination.

REGISTER FOR CLASSES ONLINE AT www.freedom-center.com

Sun Sun

Jan 22-Feb 26 (no class 2/12, 2/19) Mar 5-April 2

Thu Thu

Jan 12-Feb 16 Mar 2-April 6 (no class 3/23)

9:00am – 9:55am

4/$40

9:00am – 9:55am

5/$50

5:00pm – 5:55pm 5:00pm – 5:55pm

6/$60 5/$50

Looking for courts for

Open Gym Basketball? check our website for a current open gym schedule www.freedom-center.com

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Soccer Tiny Tots Soccer (Ages 3-5) Gooal! This class provides youngsters the opportunity to learn beginner soccer skills in an indoor environment with other teammates. Instructors will teach an understanding of game play and basic rules while focusing on the individual skills and development of team play.  Tiny Tots will begin to understand the concepts of dribbling, passing and shooting while taking on the challenge of learning the idea of no hands! Tue

Jan 10-Feb 14

1:30pm – 2:25pm

6/$60

Indoor Soccer (Ages 6-8) Beginning and intermediate skills are taught in this fun filled program. Emphasis is placed on individual skill development with interactive activities and games. Participants will work to improve on dribbling, passing, shooting, and understanding of the rules and team play. Thu Thu

Jan 12-Feb 16 Mar 2-April 6 (no class 3/23)

6:00pm – 6:55pm 6:00pm – 6:55pm

6/$60 5/$50

Tennis Indoor Tennis – Beginner/Intermediate (Ages 6-15) Program participants will have the opportunity to excel as a tennis player in this development program for novice and intermediate players. While learning proper grip, body position, and fundamental strokes, players will develop or polish basic hand-eye coordination and enjoy a variety of games and activities. Ages 6-8 Tue Tue

Jan 10-Feb 14 Feb 28-April 4

5:00pm – 5:55pm 5:00pm – 5:55pm

6/$60 6/$60

6:00pm – 6:55pm 6:00pm – 6:55pm

6/$60 6/$60

7:00pm – 7:55pm 7:00pm – 7:55pm

6/$60 6/$60

Ages 9-13 Tue Tue

Jan 10-Feb 14 Feb 28-April 4

Ages 14-15 Tue Tue

Jan 10-Feb 14 Feb 28-April 4

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Tae Kwon Do

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Tae Kwon Do (Ages 4-15) Introductory class for children with little or no experience. Through games and other activities, participants will develop balance, stamina & self-control while learning blocking, punching and kicking techniques. The instructor, Mr. Rosa, has over thirty years of experience in Martial Arts. All participants work towards completing 24 classes in order to test for skill levels, “no belt” to black belt. Uniforms are not required; however, are available to be purchased from instructor on first day of class. Instructor has the ability to move children from younger class to older based on skill and experience.

Hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Ages 4-15 Tu/Thu Tu/Thu

Jan 12-Feb 23 6:30pm – 7:30pm (no class 2/14) Mar 2-April 20 6:30pm – 7:30pm (no class 3/13, 4/11, 4/13)

12/$108 12/$108

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SPORTS Volleyball

Sports Mix (Ages 3-5)

Volleyball – Co-ed Developmental Beginner (Ages 10-15) Skills development program for novice and intermediate players. Learn how to pass, set, hit, and serve and much more. Court shoes, knee pads and proper athletic attire are recommended. Mon Mon

Jan 9-Feb 13 (no class 1/16) Feb 27-Apr 3

6:00pm – 7:15pm

5/$75

6:00pm – 7:15pm

6/$90

Volleyball – Co-ed Intermediate (Ages 10-15) This class is designed for players wanting to advance their skill in passing, setting, attacking, defensive play and competition. Participants must have previous training or team experience. Court shoes, knees pads and proper athletic attire are required. Wed Wed

Jan 11-Feb 15 Mar 1-April 5

6:00pm – 7:15pm 6:00pm – 7:15pm

6/$90 6/$90

Time to mix it up! This program offers interaction with “teammates” while learning the basics of basketball, soccer, t-ball, football, and floor hockey throughout the session. Participants will enjoy learning a new sport each class while working on agility, balance, and coordination in an upbeat and positive environment. Thu Thu

Jan 12-Feb 16 Mar 2-April 6 (No class 3/23)

11:00am-11:55am 11:00am-11:55am

6/$60 5/$50

Fri Fri

Jan 13-Feb 17 Mar 3-April 7

1:30 pm – 2:25 pm 1:30 pm – 2:25 pm

6/$60 6/$60

Sun

Jan 22-Feb 26 (No class 2/12, 2/19)

4:00pm – 4:55pm

4/$40

Little Pucks (Ages 3-5) Future hockey stars will be introduced to basic floor hockey skills. Participants will interact in a group setting while working on passing, shooting, and puck movement. The class will consist of individual basic drills and group games.

For the Little Ones

Sun

Mar 5-April 2

4:00pm – 4:55pm

5/$50

Parent & Me Sports (Ages 2-4)

Tue

Feb 28-April 4

1:30pm – 2:25pm

6/$60

Let the games begin! This class gives young children the opportunity to interact with others in an active environment while developing hand eye coordination, balance and gross motor skills. Parent and child will participate in a playful station-based setting and begin to learn basics of several sports.  Your mini athlete will begin to understand the concepts of kicking, throwing, catching and shooting a ball while participating in a variety of stations. Program will also consist of a variety of beginner games and parachute time! Caregiver participation required. Mon Mon

Jan 9-Feb 13 (no class 1/16) Feb 27-April 3

9:00am – 9:55am

5/$50

9:00am – 9:55am

6/$60

Thu Thu

Jan 12-Feb 16 Mar 2-April 6 (No class 3/23)

10:00am – 10:55am 10:00am – 10:55am

6/$60 5/$50

Sun Sun

Jan 22-Feb 26 (No class 2/12, 2/19) Mar 5-April 2

12:00pm – 12:55pm

4/$40

12:00pm – 12:55pm

5/$50

Did you know?!

During PWC’s Spring Break, daily admission is only $6 for students and teachers with a school id!

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DANCE

Hip Hop for Kids (Ages 7-13) This class will give step-by step instructions to learning basic, age-appropriate, hip hop dance moves to all the latest music. Each week students will learn basic dance moves to be put together to create a dance routine that can be performed to any hip hop song. Tue Tue

Jan 10-Feb 14 Feb 28-April 4

7:00pm – 7:55pm 7:00pm – 7:55pm

6/$60 6/$60

Sat Sat

Jan 14-Feb 4 Mar 4-April 1

11:00am-11:55am 11:00am-11:55am

4/$40 5/$50

Creative Movement (Ages 3-4) A great introduction to dance that focuses on emphasizing rhythm, coordination, musicality, and creativity while collaborating with animal sounds and movements. Children will have fun in an energetic and positive environment while learning a variety of dances and body movements. Leotard, tights and ballet shoes recommended. Tue Tue

Jan 10-Feb 14 Feb 28-April 4

6:00pm – 6:55pm 6:00pm – 6:55pm

6/$60 6/$60

Sat

Jan 14-Feb 4

9:00am-9:55am

4/$40

Freedom Dancers: An Introduction to Dance (Ages 5-12) An introductory course teaching the fundamentals of dance. Children will develop rhythm, motor skills, balance & coordination while learning the fundamentals of ballet and jazz in an upbeat and positive environment.  Leotard, tights and ballet flats recommended (not required). Ages 5-8 Wed Wed

Jan 11-Feb 15 Mar 1-April 5

6:00pm – 6:55pm 6:00pm – 6:55pm

6/$60 6/$60

Sat Sat

Jan 14-Feb 4 Mar 4-April 1

8:00am-8:55am 8:00am-8:55am

4/$40 5/$50

Ages 9-12 Wed Wed

Jan 11-Feb 15 Mar 1-April 5

7:00pm – 7:55pm 7:00pm – 7:55pm

6/$60 6/$60

Sat Sat

Jan 14-Feb 4 Mar 4-April 1

10:00am-10:55am 10:00am-10:55am

4/$40 5/$50

Princess Dance Party (Ages 3-5) Does your child dream of dancing like a princess all day? Participants will find their inner princess in this dance class setting.  Tutus, wands and princess music will be a part of each class while learning the fundamentals of dance and coordination.  Participants are encouraged to dance like their favorite princess for class!

REGISTER FOR CLASSES ONLINE AT www.freedom-center.com

Wed Wed

Jan 11-Feb 15 Mar 1-April 5

5:00pm – 5:55pm 5:00pm – 5:55pm

6/$60 6/$60

Sat

Mar 4-April 1

9:00am-9:55am

5/$50

Zumba® Kids Ages 7-11 Join Instructor Melissa on her journey to spreading Zumba love at FAFC! Perfect for our younger Zumba® fans! Kids 7-11 years old get the chance to be active and jam out to their favorite music. Zumba® Kids classes feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba® choreography. We break down the steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure.

Hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Thu Thu

Jan 12-Feb 16 Mar 2-April 6

6:30pm – 7:30pm 6:30pm – 7:30pm

6/$65 6/$65

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Save the Dates for FAFC Events! December December 12

Summer Camp Counselors Job Application Available

January January 14 January 26-27

25 Years of Les Mills Celebration Conference 8 Champs Swim Meet

February February 4 February 10-12 February 13 February 17 February 24-26 February 25

VISAA Division II Invite Swim Meet OCCS President’s Day Swim Meet 2017 Summer Camp Registration Kick Off Winter Family Swim Night Annual Racquetball Challenge - Battle for Freedom 2017 Summer Camp Open House (1 of 3)

Check the website and Facebook for updates on events!

March March 23 March 31

Annual GMU Health & Wellness Expo Annual Eggstravaganza Family Event (Egg Hunt)

Programs for Teens:

See pages 20-23 for Lifeguarding, Water Safety, Babysitting, Fitness and Sports for Teens!

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HOME SCHOOL

Home School Gymnastics (Ages 5-13) Students will be introduced to the basics of gymnastics and necessary stretching and conditioning. Forward and backward rolls, bridges, beginning steps to a cartwheel and much more included! Basic skills on the balance beam, single rail bar, trampoline and vault will be introduced in this program. Wed Wed

Jan 1-Feb 15 Mar 1-April 5 (no class 3/15)

12:30pm – 1:25pm 12:30pm – 1:25pm

6/$60 5/$50

Home School Indoor Tennis – Beginner/Intermediate (Ages 5-13) Program participants will have the opportunity to excel as a tennis player in this development program for novice and intermediate players. While learning proper grip, body position, and fundamental strokes, players will develop or polish basic hand-eye coordination and enjoy a variety of games and activities. Thu Thu

Jan 12-Feb 16 Mar 2-April 6 (no class 3/16, 3/23)

2:00pm – 3:00pm 2:00pm – 3:00pm

6/$60 4/$40

Home School P.E. (Ages 5-14) This creative program includes fitness, recreation, and sports through an interactive social environment. The class will include skill instruction on soccer, basketball, flag football, tennis, and many other exciting sports and fitness activities. Based on the enrollment, participants will be divided according to age. 

Mon Mon

Jan 9-Feb 13 (no class 1/16) Feb 27-Apr 3

1:30pm – 2:30pm

5/$25

1:30pm – 2:30pm

6/$30

Special PE Winter Rate ! Drop in available for Home School PE for $8 a class! Please call/email ahead to ensure the program is on as scheduled.

Home School Swim (Ages 5-15) Participants are offered the opportunity to participate in a swim program prior to or following the Home School PE class. Participants are divided based on skill once the program begins. While teaching your children how to swim skillfully and safely, instructors will follow the guidelines of the American Red Cross.

Freedomc@gmu.edu or 703-993-8551

Check the swim grid on page 18 for more info!

Home School Swim is available for Thursdays if you would like it once a week, or Tuesday and Thursday if you would like it twice a week.

REGISTER FOR CLASSES ONLINE AT www.freedom-center.com

Did you know?!

During PWC’s Spring Break, daily admission is only $6 for students and teachers with a school id!

Registration available th Website or ou rough our r NEW app! *A registra tion registering fee of $5 will be ap plie at the desk or over the d when phone.*

Hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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PRESCHOOL

Freedom Center Preschool Preschool Prep (Ages 2 ½-3) Mondays/Thursdays 9:30am-11:30am

Session 1 – Jan. 9- Feb 16 (12 classes) Cost $192 Session 2 – Feb 27-April 6 (12 classes) Cost $192 Session 3- April 24-May 25 (10 classes) Cost $160

This class is an excellent program to help young children prepare for preschool. In a small classroom setting, children engage in circle time activities, story time, and complete crafts daily.  We work on basic preschool readiness skills, such as letter, number, color and shape identification, as well as social skills, like sharing and taking turns.  Children must be able to separate from parent.  Potty-training not required. Please send your child with a small snack and drink.

Freedom Center Preschool The Freedom Preschool is a half-day program for 3 and 4 year olds. Our program is designed to develop academic, social, fine and gross motor skills. Morning and afternoon classes are scheduled for both age groups. Information on the Preschool may be obtained from our website or you may contact the Preschool Director Phyllis Malkiewicz at 703-993-8553.

Registration for 2017-2018 School Year Registration for current preschool families and Freedom Center Members begins February 1, 2017 and is ongoing until space becomes unavailable. Registration will be taken at the Freedom Center Front Desk or online. Open Registration for the general public begins February 8, 2017 and is ongoing until space becomes unavailable. Registration will be taken at the Freedom Center Front Desk or online.

REGISTER FOR CLASSES ONLINE AT www.freedom-center.com

Hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. INSIDER • WINTER 2017

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CAMPS

Holiday/Teacher Work Day Camp (Ages 5-12) While the teachers work…bring the students to play! Campers will participate in sports, crafts & swimming activities on their day off from school. Five year old campers MUST be currently enrolled in full day kindergarten. Please register at least one week in advance to avoid cancellation. 6:30am-6:30pm extended care included!! Mon Mon Mon Fri

Jan 16 Jan 30 Feb 20 April 7

6:30am – 6:30pm 6:30am – 6:30pm 6:30am – 6:30pm 6:30am – 6:30pm

$60 $60 $60 $60

Spring Break Camp (Ages 5-12) Miss summer camp?! Keep your camper active during school spring break! Whether your camper attends one day or all six… each day will be filled with exciting camp activities! Camp will include sports and recreation arts, crafts, swimming and loads of fun. Send tennis shoes, snacks, lunch, swimsuit, and a towel. Campers at age 5 must be currently enrolled in full day kindergarten. Please register at least one week in advance to avoid cancellation. 6:30 am-6:30pm extended care included. Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Mon

April 10 April 11 April 12 April 13 April 14 April 17

6:30am – 6:30pm 6:30am – 6:30pm 6:30am – 6:30pm 6:30am – 6:30pm 6:30am – 6:30pm 6:30am – 6:30pm

$60 $60 $60 $60 $60 $60

To ensure an awesome camp day, campers need to bring the following: Lunch, snacks & water bottle Tennis shoes Swim suit & towel Jacket Bag to hold all belongings

INTERESTED IN 5 OR MORE DAYS? REGISTER AND RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT!

SNOW DAY CAMP! REGISTER FOR CLASSES ONLINE AT www.freedom-center.com

(NO REFUNDS FOR DAYS NOT ATTENDED)

Call 703-993-8513 to register on PWC Snow Days this winter!

**Not guaranteed every snow day

Did you know?! Hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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During PWC’s Spring Break, daily admission is only $6 for students and teachers with a school id!

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SPECIAL EVENTS REGISTER FOR CLASSES ONLINE AT www.freedom-center.com

Hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Spring Egg-Stravaganza Fri Mar 31 Fri Mar 31

5:00- 6:30pm 6:30- 8:00pm

$8 with preregistration $8 with preregistration

Bring your children to Freedom for our Spring Fling! Meet the Freedom Bunny and participate in recreational activities, crafts, games and more! Each registered child will receive a special goodie bag for participating in the aquatic egg hunt. **Parents required in the water for children who are not strong swimmers and ALL children under the age of 5.

Participants will participate in an egg hunt IN THE POOL!

Price: $8 with preregistration $10 at the door if space permits

Swimsuit required.

Crafts & games for the first hour in the gymnasium. Followed by an egg hunt in the pool starting at 6:15pm and 7:45pm.

Family Swim Night! Friday, February 17

6:00-8:00pm

$3 per person

Unpack your swim suit and your favorite raft to join us for a night of family fun in the pool. The Wibit, slide and diving board will be available while splashing around to our favorite music! Family Zumba will kick off the event at 6:15pm! The Wibit will be available starting at 7:30pm. **All children must be accompanied by an adult

*Please Note: These events may be cancelled if minimum advance registration numbers are not met. Note also that “at the door registration” will be discontinued when maximum enrolment is reached. Please confirm in advance that event is still scheduled and space is available if planning to register at the door.

American Red Cross Babysitting Course (Ages 11-15) Be the best babysitter on the block! This American Red Cross course is fun and fast-paced with hands-on activities, role-plays and lively discussions. Participants will learn to care for children and infants, be good leaders and role models, problem solve, handle household emergencies and illnesses, and write resumes and prepare for job interviews! Participants will also take home several training materials to review! Saturday, February 4

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9:00am – 4:00pm

$85

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AQUATICS - Learn to Swim JANUARY TO MARCH 2017 LEARN-TO-SWIM CLASSES We teach you and your children how to swim skillfully and safely. In addition to swimming skills, each level includes training in basic water safety. Students must be able to follow and accept directions and be able to take turns in order to participate in group swim lessons. *To register for classes please check out our Iphone App or online registration at www.freedom-center.com. Monday and Wednesday

Tuesday and Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

A. 1/9 – 2/6 (9 lessons) B. 2/13 – 3/8 (8 lessons)

A. 1/10 – 2/7 (AM session: 9 lessons, PM Session 8 lessons; no lessons after 5pm on 1/26) B. 2/14 – 3/9 (8 lessons)

A. 1/13 – 2/10 (5 lessons)

A. 1/14 – 3/11 (8 lessons, no lessons on 2/11)

A. 1/15 – 3/12 (8 lessons, no lessons on 2/12)

Parent & Child 1 Ages: 6 months–2yrs Class length: 30 min Caregiver participation required. Parents & children learn together to increase a child’s comfort level in the water and build a strong foundation of swimming readiness skills.

9:30-10:00am

9:30-10:00am

9:30-10:00am

10:00-10:30am 10:45-11:15am 11:30am-12:00pm

10:00-10:30am 11:30am-12:00pm

Parent & Child 2 Ages: 2-4yrs Class length: 30 min Caregiver participation required. Improve skills learned in Parent & Child 1, teach more advanced skills, and continue to build on water safety knowledge.

9:30-10:00am 6:30 – 7:00pm

9:30-10:00am 6:30 – 7:00pm

9:30-10:00am

10:00-10:30am 11:30am-12:00pm 12:15-12:45pm

10:00-10:30am 11:30am-12:00pm 12:15-12:45pm

Preschool 1 Ages: 4-5 Class length: 30 min Help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around water while acquiring rudimentary basic aquatic skills. Prerequisites: Child should be approx. 4 or older and able to separate from caregiver.

10:10-10:40am 5:00-5:30pm 7:15-7:45pm

10:10-10:40am 5:00-5:30pm 7:15-7:45pm

10:10-10:40am

9:15-9:45am 10:45-11:15am 12:15-12:45pm

9:15-9:45am 10:45-11:15am 12:15-12:45pm

Preschool 2 Ages: 4-5 Class length: 30 min Build on and improve skills learned in Preschool 1. Prerequisites: Must be comfortable putting face in & blowing bubbles for 3 sec.

10:10-10:40am 5:45-6:15pm 7:15-7:45pm

10:10-10:40am 5:45-6:15pm 7:15-7:45pm

10:10-10:40am

9:15-9:45am 10:45-11:15am 12:15-12:45pm

9:15-9:45am 10:45-11:15am 12:15-12:45pm

Preschool 3 Ages: 4-5 Class length: 30 min Increase proficiency and build on the basic aquatic skills learned in Preschool 1 & 2 Prerequisites: Must swim 3 yards independently using combined arm and leg actions.

10:50-11:20am 6:30-7:00pm

10:50-11:20am 6:30-7:00pm

10:50-11:20am

8:30-9:00am 10:00-10:30am 11:30am-12:00pm

10:00-10:30am 11:30am-12:00pm

11:30am-12:00pm 5:00-5:30pm 5:45-6:15pm 6:30-7:00pm 7:15-7:45pm

5:00-5:30pm 5:45-6:15pm 6:30-7:00pm 7:15-7:45pm

11:30am-12:00pm

8:30-9:00am 9:15-9:45am 10:00-10:30am 10:45-11:15am 11:30am-12:00pm 12:15-12:45pm

9:15-9:45am 10:00-10:30am 10:45-11:15am 11:30am-12:00pm

Fees: $50/5 lessons $70/7 lessons $80/8 lessons $90/9 lessons

Level 1 Ages: 5-12 Class length: 30 min Orient people to the aquatic environment and help them gain basic fundamental aquatic skills.

B. 2/24 – 3/24 (5 lessons)

$5 registration fee applied for in house or over the phone registration. Utilize our app or online registration to save!

Four easy ways to register! Online!

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Download our App!

Stop by the center during operating hours!

Call 703-993-8513!

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AQUATICS - Learn to Swim Monday and Wednesday

Fees:

A. 1/9 – 2/6 (9 lessons) B. 2/13 – 3/8 (8 lessons)

$50/5 lessons $70/7 lessons $80/8 lessons $90/9 lessons

Tuesday and Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

A. 1/10 – 2/7 (AM session: 9 lessons, PM Session 8 lessons; no lessons after 5pm on 1/26) B. 2/14 – 3/9 (8 lessons)

A. 1/13 – 2/10 (5 lessons)

A. 1/14 – 3/11 (8 lessons, no lessons on 2/11)

A. 1/15 – 3/12 (8 lessons, no lessons on 2/12)

Level 2 Ages: 5-12 Class length: 30 min Build on the basic aquatic skills, water safety skills and concepts learned in Level 1 Prerequisites: Comfortable with submerging underwater and able to perform skills without assistance.

11:30am-12:00pm 5:00-5:30pm 5:45-6:15pm 6:30-7:00pm 7:15-7:45pm

5:00-5:30pm 5:45-6:15pm 6:30-7:00pm 7:15-7:45pm

Level 3 Ages: 6-12 Class length: 40 min Builds on the skills from Level 1 & 2 through additional guided practice in deeper water (4ft.) and the introduction of rotary breathing. Prerequisites: Able push off and swim using combined arm and leg actions on front for 5 body lengths, roll to back, float for 15 seconds, roll to the front, then continue swimming for at least 5 body lengths.

12:10-12:50pm 5:00-5:40pm 5:45-6:25pm 7:15-7:55pm

Level 4 Ages: 6-12 Class length: 40 min Improve front crawl stroke, elementary backstroke. Intro of back crawl, sidestroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and open turns. Prerequisites: Able to tread water for 1 min., swim front crawl for 15 yards, change direction and swim elementary backstroke for 15 yards. Level 5 Ages: 6-17 Class length: 40 min Provides further coordination and refinement for all strokes, introduces surface dives, shallow dives, flip turns. Prerequisites: Able to swim front crawl & elementary backstroke for 25 yards each, and breaststroke & back crawl for 15yards each, and submerge and swim 3-5 body lengths underwater.

B. 2/24 – 3/24 (5 lessons)

8:30-9:00am 9:15-9:45am 10:00-10:30am 10:45-11:15am 11:30am-12:00pm 12:15-12:45pm

9:15-9:45am 10:00-10:30am 10:45-11:15am 12:15-12:45pm

5:00-5:40pm 5:45-6:25pm 6:30-7:10pm

9:15-9:55 10:00-10:40am 10:45-11:25am 11:30am-12:10pm

10:00-10:40am 10:45-11:25am 12:15-12:55pm

1-1:40pm 5:00-5:40pm 6:30-7:10pm 7:15-7:55pm

5:00-5:40pm 5:45-6:25pm 7:15-7:55pm

8:30- 9:10am 9:15-9:55am 10:00-10:40am 11:30-12:10pm

10:45-11:25am 12:15-12:55pm

1:50-2:30pm 5:00-5:40pm 5:45-6:25pm

5:45-6:25pm 7:15-7:55pm

9:15-9:55am 12:15-12:55pm

11:30-12:10pm

11:30am-12:00pm

$5 registration fee applied for in house or over the phone registration. Utilize our app or online registration to save!

Four easy ways to register! Online! INSIDER • WINTER 2017

Download our App!

Stop by the center during operating hours!

Call 703-993-8513!

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AQUATICS - Learn to Swim Fees: $50/5 lessons $70/7 lessons

Monday and Wednesday

Tuesday and Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

A. 1/9 – 2/6 (9 lessons) B. 2/13 – 3/8 (8 lessons)

A. 1/10 – 2/7 (AM session: 9 lessons, PM Session 8 lessons; no lessons after 5pm on 1/26) B. 2/14 – 3/9 (8 lessons)

A. 1/13 – 2/10 (5 lessons)

A. 1/14 – 3/11 (8 lessons, no lessons on 2/11)

A. 1/15 – 3/12 (8 lessons, no lessons on 2/12)

$80/8 lessons $90/9 lessons

B. 2/24 – 3/24 (5 lessons)

Level 6 Ages: 6-17 Class length: 40 min Refines the strokes so students swim them with ease, efficiency, power and smoothness over great distances. Prerequisites: Able to perform a shallow dive into deep water, swim front crawl & elementary backstroke for 50 yards each, and back crawl & breaststroke for 25 yards each.

1:50-2:30pm 5:45-6:25pm 6:30-7:10pm

5:00-5:40pm 6:30-7:10pm

8:30-9:10 10:45-11:25 12:15pm-12:55pm

11:30-12:10pm

Adult Swim: Learning the Basics Ages: 13 & up Class length: 40 min Develop comfort in water and gain basic aquatic skills and swimming strokes. Teach skills and concepts needed to stay safe in and around water. Prerequisites: None

8:00-8:40pm

8:00-8:40pm

8:30-9:10am

9:15-9:55am

Adult Swim: Improving Skills & Swimming Strokes Ages: 13 & up Class length: 40 min Improve proficiency in basic aquatic skills and the six basic swimming strokes as well as building endurance. Prerequisites: Must be comfortable in chest-deep water, able to put face in the water, and able to perform strokes front crawl, breaststroke and back crawl, each for 15 yards.

8:00-8:40pm

8:00-8:40pm

8:30-9:10am

9:15-9:55am

Swim Team Prep Ages: 6-17 Class length: 50 min Prepares the beginner & intermediate for competitive swimming. Prerequisites: Must be at least Level 4 skill level.

Swim Team Prep is offered on Sunday evenings with two different time options, 4:30-5:20pm or 5:30-6:20pm. Session: 1/15 – 3/12(8 lessons, no class 2/12)

Individual Lessons Private Lessons from 4-5pm follow our M/W and T/TH lesson date ranges. You are able to sign up online or register at the front desk.

8 lessons/$88

Mon/Wed: 4:00-4:30, 4:30-5:00 Tues/ Thurs: 4:00-4:30, 4:30-5:00 See below for price information Home School Swim is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You may sign up for one or both days. Offered at both 11:30-12:20 and 12:30-1:20. Sign up accordingly.

Home School Swim Ages: 6-13 Class length: 50 min Open to all skill levels. Participants will be grouped according to skill level on the first day of class.

Session 1: Tuesdays: Thursday: Session 2: Tuesdays: Thursday:

6-9 year olds: 11:30-12:20 10-13 year olds: 12:30-1:20

1/10 – 2/7 1/12 – 2/2 2/14 – 3/7 2/16 – 3/9

5 lessons/$55 4 lessons/$44 4 lessons/$44 4 lessons/$44

$5 registration fee applied for in house or over the phone registration. Utilize our app or online registration to save!

Four easy ways to register! Online!

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Download our App!

Stop by the center during operating hours!

Call 703-993-8513!

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AQUATICS - Learn to Swim Online Registration

Now Available for Swim Lessons!

*To register for classes, please visit our website for online registration, stop by the center during operating hours or call 703-993-8513.

Individual and Small Group Instruction (Ages 4-Adult) The Freedom Center offers one-on-one swimming instruction with our certified staff. Available dates and times are based on instructors’ availabilities outside of teaching their group classes. Each session of Individual lessons is exactly the same as the group lessons and are usually set up in groups of 5 to 10 lessons. Please call Josh at 703-993-8511 to see what times are available and to set up your lesson. Fee: $30/30 min. lesson.

Specialized Youth or Adult Groups Great for Scouts and other organizations with specific skill-related goals to accomplish. Groups can arrange for one of our instructors to assist your group with skills such as swimming, water safety, first aid, and CPR. There is a cost of $6 per person, per hour, with a $60 per hour minimum for the group. Please Call Josh at 703-993-8511 to schedule your group.

Swim Teams Adult Masters Swimming – Freedom Aquatic Club (Ages 18 and up) Freedom Center sponsored swim training for adults ages 18 and up geared toward improving fitness and performance. This is a great program for former competitive swimmers, triathletes, cross-trainers, and anyone looking for a rewarding physical challenge in a healthy social environment. By paying our monthly fee, you can attend as many of the practices as you’d like! Cost is $30.00 per month ($27.00 for members). Prerequisite: Practices take place in up to 13 feet of water depending on the set up of the pool being short course or long course. Participants must be comfortable in water over their head and able to swim the length of the pool without stopping.

Weekly Schedule: Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 7:30-9:30am 11:30-1pm 5-7:30am 11:30-1:00pm 5-7:30am 11:30-1:00pm 11:30-1pm 11:30-1:00pm For more information, please contact Joshua Cywinski at jcywinsk@gmu.edu or 703-993-8511. Also, be sure to look for monthly updates on practice schedule changes on our website.

Youth Swim Teams For information, please visit www.freedom-center.com.

$5 registration fee applied for in house or over the phone registration. Utilize our app or online registration to save!

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SAFETY COURSES Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center offers a variety of safety classes which are listed below. Please see our website for any class schedules, cancellations, or additions. American Red Cross Lifeguard (Ages 15 and up) This course covers the fundamental skills required to become a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard. Students must pass a prerequisite swimming test on first day of the course in order to continue class and must be 15 years old by the last day of the class to become certified. Certification does not guarantee employment at our facility. However, seasonally there are openings for lifeguard positions at the Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center. Participant must be able to attend all class dates and times. Cost is $250.00 *There is a $50 cancellation fee if you wish to cancel the class within 2 weeks of the start date. January 21, 22, 28, 29 April 1, 2, 8, 9 April 22, 23, 29, 30

Times: 9am-5pm each day Times: 9am-5pm each day Times: 9am-5pm each day

American Red Cross Lifeguard Review (Ages 15 and Up) The participant will have the opportunity to view video segments, practice and perform skills and scenarios for evaluation as well as completing final written exams. Participants must possess a current ARC Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification. Participant must have their own manual and pocket mask. Participant must be able to attend all class dates and times. Cost is: $175.00 *There is a $50 cancellation fee if you wish to cancel the class within 2 weeks of the start date. February 18, 19 April 15, 16

Times: 9am-6pm each day Times: 9am-6pm each day

Did you know?!

During PWC’s Spring Break, daily admission is only $6 for students and teachers with a school id!

Water Safety Instructor Certification (Ages 16 and Up) The purpose of the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants’ progress. WSI candidates are trained to teach all levels of American Red Cross swimming classes. Candidates must be able to attend the pretest and class dates and times to participate. Cost is: $350.00 *There is a $50 cancellation fee if you wish to cancel the class within 2 weeks of the start date. March 18, 19, 25, 26

Times: 9am-6pm each day

American Red Cross Babysitting Course (Ages 11-15) Be the best babysitter on the block! This American Red Cross course is fun and fast-paced with hands-on activities, role-plays and lively discussions. Participants will learn to care for children and infants, be good leaders and role models, problem solve, handle household emergencies and illnesses, and write resumes and prepare for job interviews! Participants will also take home several training materials to review! Saturday, February 4

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9:00am – 4:00pm

$85

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& NUTRITION

FITNESS

We Move You! Drop in for a Group Exercise Class! Mind & Body • Aquatic Fitness • Strength Training

Check out our group exercise class offerings! Go to the website or app for the most up-to-date class schedule!

Group Fitness Classes STUDIO BARRE BASICS: Fusion of traditional ballet, pilates BARRE BURN: Fusion of traditional ballet, pilates BOOTCAMP: Drill based exercises

HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training

PURE MUSCLE 360: Total body resistance training

LESMILLS BODYCOMBAT™: Cardio mixed martial arts

STEP: Traditional step-cardio based, choreographed

LESMILLS BODYPUMP™: Total body resistance training POWER STEP: Traditional step-cardio based, choreographed

CARDIO BOOTCAMP: Drill based exercises

ZUMBA®: Latin inspired cardio dance party

CYCLE LESMILLS RPM™: Ride to the beat of highly energetic music

CYCLE: focus on basic cycling principles POWER RIDE: High intensity, high performance based rides

ABC CYCLE: (Absolute Basics Class)

AQUA MOTION: Shallow end of the competition pool (Swimming skills not required)

AQUA ZUMBA: Shallow end of the competition pool (Swimming skills not required)

WARM WATER: Warm Leisure Pool (Swimming skills not required)

AQUA STRENGTH: Shallow end of the competition pool (Swimming skills not required)

DEEP H2O: Deep end of the Competition pool (Flotation belts are welcome)

AQUA

REGISTER FOR CLASSES ONLINE AT www.freedom-center.com

MIND/BODY ACTIVE BALANCE & STRETCH: Focused core, posture and flexibility GENTLE YOGA: A mind-body form of exercise PILATES: Focused core and posture POWER YOGA: A mind-body form of exercise

Hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

SMART MOVES: This class is for the 55 and older population and younger participants who need the benefit of a less strenuous class. SMART CHAIR YOGA: A yoga class that includes stretches and movements while sitting in a chair and some standing poses. YIN YOGA: Restorative Yoga

YIN YANG YOGA: 90 minute Class YOGA: Unites mind, body and spirit YOGA FOR ABS & CORE: Unites mind, body and spirit YOGILATES: This class combines the best parts of two classes.

New schedule starts Mon Jan 2!

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& NUTRITION

FITNESS

Fitness Event!

Freedom Relays Coming this Spring! April 8, 10 am, ages 12 and up Events Crab walk, Obstacle Course, Three Legged Race, Wheel Barrow Race, Broad Jump, Potato Sack Race Tug of War Relay Race... More info coming soon!

Youth Strength Training 9 classes

$68

Register Online or Call 703-993-8520

Athletic Conditioning for Teams or Individuals! Find Your Ultimate Potential with Freedom Athletic Conditioning This innovative program is for athletes of all ages and performance levels. Training will center around your athlete’s specific needs and desires always working toward his/her ultimate potential. Your program will be developed and guided by our professional personal trainers who are all certified by nationally-recognized fitness organizations; many hold degrees in exercise physiology, health and physical fitness. Your trainers are athletes or coaches themselves and recognize the commitment required to achieve your full potential. All training will be conducted in our state-of- the-art, 110,000 square foot facility. Proven sport-specific training equipment and drills will be utilized to provide your athlete with the most relevant exercises for his/her sport. Develop Skills Beneficial for all Sports and Fitness Activities

REGISTER FOR CLASSES ONLINE AT www.freedom-center.com

Sports Training • Baseball • Basketball • Cheerleading • Diving • Football Golf • Hockey • Lacrosse • Racquetball • Rowing • Running • Soccer Softball • Skating • Swimming • Tennis • Track & Field • Volleyball Wrestling • Occupational Training • Firefighters • Police Officers Contact the Freedom Center for more information www.freedom-center.com • 703-993-8500

Hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Full service nutrition counseling available with a registered dietician! Look for monthly member newsletters! THE FREEDOM AQUATIC & FITNESS CENTER • WWW.FREEDOM-CENTER.COM


ADULT ATHLETICS

Try Something New! Co-ed Adult Volleyball League (Ages 16 and up) Mon and Wed 7:30 – 10 pm Ongoing program – players can join anytime! New

teams formed each night. Stop by and join us!

Fee: Member Pass (8 punches) $25 Non-Member Pass (8 punches) $50 One Day Pass (members and non-members $8).

Pickle Ball Tue, Thu and Fri 6:30 - 9 am Ready to try something new!? Pickle ball is an exciting and challenging sport that combines pingpong, tennis and badminton. This game is great for any age – come by and give it a try! Free to members; daily admission for non-members

Racquetball Challenge (Ages 17 and up) Sat 8 - 11 am Join other racquetball enthusiasts every Saturday morning with pick up play in an upbeat and positive environment. Players of all skill levels are welcome! Free to members; daily admission for non-members. Email freedomc@gmu.edu for information on the Annual Racquetball Challenge Tournament this winter!

Annual Racquetball Challenge:

Battle for Freedom February 24-26, 2017 Register for singles, doubles or both (only one registration fee)

Open to all skill levels! Prizes, food and tshirt included in registration! $25 FAFC Members $30 non members

REGISTER FOR CLASSES ONLINE AT www.freedom-center.com

Open Gym Basketball check the web for current open gym schedule www.freedom-center.com Free to members; daily admission for non-members

Adult Masters Swimming – Freedom Aquatic Club (Ages 18 and up) Hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

See complete information on page 19

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Student & Teacher

Winter Special 30 days for $41! Sign-up between December 1 and December 31, 2016, and enjoy all Freedom membership benefits for 30 days.

Do your kids like to be self-expressive? Are they creative in mind? Do they need an outlet? Drama Kids International is just the place for them! Our classes are open for registration for the 2016-2017 school year. Our class schedule is provided below for your review. If you are interested in our program, please contact us at (703) 881-7857 or email us at dramakidsva3@gmail.com. Please feel free to visit our website at http://www.dramakids.com/manassas-woodbridge-va to learn more about our program!

www.dramakids.com

Tuesdays (Sept. 13– May 23) Lower Primary (Grades K – 3) Upper Primary (Grades 4 – 6)

Tue 5:15p.m. – 6:15p.m. Tue 6:15p.m. – 7:15p.m.

DKI Acting Academy Tue 7:15p.m. – 8:15p.m. (Middle School & High School Students)

Classes are filling up quickly so please register your children as soon as possible! Please note:

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Classes will resume on Tuesday January 3rd.

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Little Hands Music “Sing Me a Story”

(music and movement activities about favorite children’s book characters, stories and rhymes) Jan 12 - April 6 (12 weeks) (no class 3/16) Thursdays 10:30am Toddlers 16 months through 3 years with adult Lots of hands-on instrument-playing fun! Sing songs, tell stories and let the music move you!   Through a combination of teacher and self directed activities we will work to develop rhythmic, listening, movement, and singing skills. Each family receives a CD for fun at home. New music, with a wide variety of instruments and props - sticks, bells, drums, streamers, parachute, and more! 

Register through Little Hands, 703-631-2046 or www.littlehands.com. Registration is ongoing! All programs taught by professional and experienced Early Childhood Music Educator, Kathy Preisinger.

PARENT/YOUTH INTRODUCTION We have a new free service for our members. Children, who are members ages 12-15, are now able to utilize the cardio and strength training rooms! Youth members, with parent or guardian, are required to complete a Parent/Youth Introduction session offered by Freedom Fitness Staff (included in membership price). The Fitness Staff will guide both parent and child through rules and regulations, safe exercise guidelines for youth, and general fitness information. After completing this program the child is able to work out side by side with their parent or guardian. To schedule an appointment with a trainer call 703-993-8532.

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Interested in hosting a meeting, event or party? Contact us at freedomc@gmu.edu for details on our rental spaces.

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Grades 1-5

Medical, Nursing & Veterinarian

Little Veterinarian School® Little Veterinarian School® encourages elementary school children to role play and explore the exciting world of veterinarians. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, kids learn how to take care of a pet and use instruments that real veterinarians use. Students get their own stuffed dog to keep! Little Veterinarian School® brings medicine, science and the importance of health to children in an entertaining and engaging way. Classes are designed and developed by a team of board-certified and trained physicians. Little Veterinarian School, Grades 2-5 Session I: Saturdays 10 – 11 am Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11 Cost: $120.00 Session II: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm Feb 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 Cost: $120.00 Class Schedule:

1. 2. 3. 4.

What’s In the Veterinarian’s Office? Students learn how to measure and take assessments of their pet dog. The ABC’s of Dog Care – Students learn the importance of proper nutrition in keeping a dog healthy. Lacerations – Students learn what to do when a dog gets hurt and how to care for stitches. Sick of Ticks – Students learn the risks of ticks, how to check their pets for them and how to administer tick medication. 5. The Immune System and Vaccinations – Students will learn and discuss how antibodies recognize and kill germs that enter the body. 6. Graduation Fun – After a fun review of the course, students will receive their diplomas in a graduation ceremony.

Little Medical School® At Little Medical School®, we understand kids love to dress up and play doctor. That’s why we’ve created a fun and exciting program to help elementary school aged students explore the world of medicine. Our small classes are led by a trained teacher who can assist each child individually as well as groups. Through interactive learning, kids will discover how the body and organs work, how to use medical instruments, administer first aid and even tie knots like a real surgeon. Each child will receive a working stethoscope to take home and a diploma as a graduate of the Little Medical School® after completion of the course. Little Medical School Part Two, Grades 1-5 Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 pm Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8 Cost: $120.00 Class Schedule:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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First Aid – Students will learn how to respond when first aid is needed and be able to identify items in a first aid kit. The Wonderful Brain – Students will learn about the brain and how it works, and build a model of the brain. That is Gross! – Students will gain an understanding of what gas is and why we belch and burp. Your Spine is Fine – Students will be able to explain what the spine does and identify different levels of the spine. Pharmacy – Students will be able to explain what a prescription is and what information it must contain. Students will gain an understanding of how pharmacists dispense prescriptions.

To register, please visit: www.littlemedicalschool.com/north-virginia/

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SCOUT PROGRAMS

NEW SCOUT PROGRAMS AVAILABLE Boy Scout Camp/Lifesaving Merit Badge The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center is proud to offer the Boy Scout Lifesaving Merit Badge. This camp will have merit badge counseling in the morning and camp activities in the afternoon. Dates: April 10 – 14

9am to 5pm

Wilderness and Remote First Aid Wilderness & Remote First Aid training is a practical, 16 hour course that was designed jointly by the American Red Cross and the National Office of the BSA. The Wilderness & Remote First Aid course is fast paced and covers a great variety of the large and small medical emergencies that one could expect in a wilderness or remote environment. The course consists of lecture, practical exercises, scenarios, and outdoor demonstrations that will require participants both to demonstrate their grasp of first aid skills and to exercise leadership and sound judgment in simulated wilderness emergency environments. This is not a basic first aid class.  All participants are expected to have mastered first aid skills at the level of the BSA First Aid Merit Badge. Please take the time to review this material before attending the class.  All participants must also have current Adult CPR/AED certification from a recognized health care organization in order to commence this training.   Dates: April 8 and 9

9am to 6pm

Swimming Merit Badge The Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center can offer your troop the opportunity to achieve the BSA Swimming Merit Badge. We offer First and Second Class Ranking opportunities. Contact Josh Cywinski for more information or to book a date. Jcywinsk@gmu.edu or 703-993-8511

Be a Camp Counselor! REGISTER FOR CLASSES ONLINE AT www.freedom-center.com

Hours of operation: Mon-Fri: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Did you always secretly know your talent for making friendship bracelets or playing flag football would come in handy? Are you 18+ in age and ready to have a summer experience that will mean more than just a job? Summer Camp Counselor hiring will begin December 2016. The entire application can be found at jobs.gmu.edu if you are ready to join the Freedom Center Camp Team!

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At Home

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On the Go

“Technogym keeps track of my customized workouts, it’s easy to use nd easy to access from my omputer, and I can see my progress over time.” — Cliff 1) I enjoy the competition of the challenges. 2) I can track my progress with consistent data. 3) The My Wellness program gathers information that’s useful to my doctor. 4) It’s the wave of the future of health care. 5) I have a virtual trainer to guide my workouts & me.

— Jeff

“I love the way the wellness key tracks my workouts. It helps with motivation knowing that one day at the gym is not just an individual day but part of a whole month of progress. You can see progress in effort not just lost pounds.” — Judie

Kinesis One is for all levels of fitness & ability, whether they are working on their balance, strength, or flexibility

“It’s not that I want to be first, I’d like to finish in the top 5, but I really joined because I enjoy the challenge and it motivates me.” — Angie

Compete In Challenges! INSIDER • WINTER 2017

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Coming 2017!

TEAM Freedom Healthy Lifestyles Program Coming in 2017! A focus on behavior change, nutrition, physical activity, and medical (physical therapy) to prevent injury!

Saturday, January 14th World Wide Launch – this is 25 years of Lesmills and will be the 100th release. This is a global effort all held on the same day in all gyms. Plan to joins us for fitness fun, give aways and more!

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