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Get Out &

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

M AY 2 018 F I T N E S S P R O G R A M S The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County Sports, Health & Wellness Division

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Celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in May! At Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation, we are all about “Live more, play more” but this May we encourage you to take the next step with your fitness and go outside or visit a park. Visits to parks have been declining since the dawn of email. One poll found only 10% of American teens spend time outside every day. At Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation, we want to change that and get our residents back out in the parks. In other words, we want you to take your “Live more, play more” OUTDOORS! Get out & get fit in celebration of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Utilize our parks, as well as our FREE and low cost facility programs to reach your fitness goals. Did you know gardening is considered moderate physical activity? Just 30 minutes of light gardening can burn over 160 calories! This May, join one of our community gardens or take a Fitness in the Parks class — there’s so much in between. Whether you’d like to pick up a new healthy hobby like gardening, or take a class either in the park or in one of our facilities, we urge you to get out, get fit and explore all that Prince George’s Parks and Recreation has to offer!

The Department of Parks and Recreation is dedicated to utilizing this new avenue to connect patients/ customers with our parks and services to improve their quality of life. Park Rx America is the only Park Rx program to link a “park formulary’’ (searchable database of parks) directly into the electronic health record (EHR) to allow providers the ability to prescribe parks “real time” to their patients. We believe this will encourage overall behavioral change, improve health outcomes, and foster new stewards and advocates for public lands.

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GOALS OF PARK RX AMERICA • Help doctors and other health professionals “prescribe nature” to patients and families during routine delivery of health care. • Change patient and family behavior through increased time spent outdoors (subsequently reducing the effects of chronic disease). • Create the next generation of environmental and park stewards through outdoor exploration and experience. • Evaluate the effects of Park Rx on park utilization, overall park experience, and measurable health outcomes. • Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals and publications pertaining to health and wellness, public lands, outdoors, nature, and recreation.

TTY (Text Telephone) for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: 301-699-2544.


“live more, play more”…

OUTDOORS this May! Spending time outside, in green spaces is great for your health and overall wellness. People underestimate the happiness effect of being outdoors. Studies have shown that spending time outside can reduce stress and anxiety. Time in nature can also lower blood pressure and hypertension while reducing cortisol levels, which is linked to stress and increased belly fat. Nature is a great place to improve your physical health and mental well-being. Tuesday, May 1, 10-11:30 am

Wednesday, May 2, 10-10:45 am

Wednesday, May 2, 7-8:30 pm

Hand Dance: The Dance of Our City

Aqua Arthritis

Belly Dance Workshop

This class is a slow-moving, bounce-free exercise that is geared toward increasing flexibility, muscle strength, posture, and balance. Recommended for participants with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, muscle fatigue, chronic pain, and those rehabilitating from surgery. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Gain flexibility and build core strength while learning the basic moves of this holistic dance. Belly dance is more than just a workout; it’s a dance of self-expression that enriches your mind, body, and soul, and is adaptable for everyone. Please call to register. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Bring back the dances and music of the 1950s and 1960s with National Hand Dance Association. Take one class or take them all; you don’t need to bring a partner nor do you need any experience to learn these fun dance moves that will have you swinging, stepping, and swaying to the beat. Space is limited. Ages 18 & up; FREE Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly 20784 301-277-1710

Tuesday, May 1, 5-7 pm

Harlem’s Legend’s Basketball Tournament Come down and help us recreate the magical moments of Harlem’s legendary Rucker Park. We will take the game of basketball to our outdoor court and have a head to head match-up. We will have coaches, refs, and a halftime half-court challenge. Space is limited, be sure to call to register right away! Please call for more information. Ages 6-17; FREE North Brentwood Community Center 4012 Webster St., North Brentwood 20722 301-864-0756

Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatics Center 8615 McLain Ave., Glenarden 20706 301-772-5515

Wednesday, May 2, 5-5:45 pm

Hydrospin Strengthen and tone your hamstrings, buttocks, and inner thighs with this challenging workout that utilizes stationary bikes in the water. (The seated position of the HYDRORIDER® bike decreases pressure on the knees.) Note: Swim shoes are required to take this class. Ages 18 & up; FREE Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatics Center 8615 McLain Ave., Glenarden 20706 301-772-5515

Wednesday, May 2, 6:30-7:30 pm

Kick Boxing: Bring Your Own Gloves! Violence is never the answer, but that doesn’t mean that learning how to throw a Katnissworthy punch won’t help you achieve your fitness goals. Ages 13 & up; FREE

Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-203-6070

Thursday, May 3, 7-8 pm

Spin into Spring! Don’t let seasonal allergies keep you off the bike. Come inside and SPIN with us. This spinning workshop is sure to get your heart pumping! Ages 18 & up; FREE Cedar Heights Community Center 1200 Glen Willow Dr., Capitol Heights 20743 301-773-8881

Friday, May 4 , 10-11 am

Fitness Center Orientation Come learn how to use the fitness center equipment properly and how to create a circuit workout that includes strength training and cardiovascular exercise. Ages 13 & up; FREE Allentown Splash, Tennis and Fitness Park 7210 Allentown Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-449-5566

Kentland Community Center 2413 Pinebrook Ave., Landover 20785 301-386-2278

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M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Sports, Health & Wellness Division, 7833 Walker Drive, Suite 430, Greenbelt, MD 20770 For more information visit www.pgparks.com, email wellness@pgparks.com, or call 301-446-6800; TTY 301-699-2544. MAY IS FITNESS MONTH 2018



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Formula 2040: Health & Wellness Action Plan

Saturday, May 5, 9 am-2 pm

Open House & Fitness Expo The Department of Parks and Recreation has developed the Health & Wellness Action Plan to guide the Department’s role in helping to improve health outcomes in Prince George’s County. By working with community partners and stakeholders to meet 41 outcomes, the Department intends to play a key role in reducing obesity in the County by elevating its role as a health and wellness provider and increasing participation in healthy lifestyle activities. Check out the flipbook online to learn more about the plan and see progress already made towards completing these outcomes at pgparks.com and search “Health & Wellness Action Plan” in the search box.

Friday, May 4, 3:30-5 pm

Friday, May 4, 8:15-9 pm

5K Challenge: You vs. You and the Clock

Aqua Pole Fitness

Come test your endurance in an all-out challenge vs. you! Can you beat you? Can you beat the clock too? Take a short run around the community of Lake Arbor, while trying to beat the time of 25 minutes. To give you an idea of a finishing time, someone who runs 8 minutes per mile pace would finish in 24:51. To register, please send an email to Darius.Jackson@pgparks.com. Ages 16 & up; FREE Lake Arbor Community Center 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville 20721 301-333-6561

Friday, May 4, 6:30-7:30 pm

Kick Boxing: Bring your own gloves! Violence is never the answer, but that doesn’t mean that learning how to throw a Katniss-worthy punch won’t help you achieve your fitness goals. Ages 13 & up; FREE Kentland Community Center 2413 Pinebrook Ave., Landover 20785 301-386-2278

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By using a vertical pole with your body and the water as resistance, you will increase your core and entire body strength! You will build better muscle tone, become more flexible, and improve your endurance and your overall health and wellness. Aqua Pole Fitness is an empowering form of exercise for participants to build confidence. Ages 18 & up; FREE Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatics Center 8615 McLain Ave., Glenarden 20706 301-772-5515

Saturdays, May 5 & 26, 9-11:30 am

Lace Up and Shape Up Enjoy Zumba® and Step Aerobics at this drop-in fitness program. No class registration is required – simply show up and shape up! Try out the fitness center between 9 and 11 am with hands-on demonstrations on the proper use of equipment. Not a member? No problem – it’s not required. Simply bring a towel and bottled water. All ages welcome; FREE

Join us for our open house extravaganza! See what makes Prince George’s Plaza a hidden gem in the local community. Activities will be ongoing throughout the day and will include demo classes, healthy eating & living ideas, health screenings, giveaways, snacks, and more. Bring along a friend and explore the amenities and programs we have to offer! All ages welcome; FREE Prince George’s Plaza Community Center 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville 20782 301-864-1611

Saturday, May 5, 9 am-3 pm

Basketball Clinic This intermediate basketball clinic focuses on skills development, the importance of fundamentals, and the development of a healthy team attitude. Participants will take part in a variety of competitions and fundamental drills. Bring lunch and a bottled water. Registration is required. Please call to register as space is limited. Ages 9-14; FREE Vansville Community Center 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville 20705 301-937-6621

Saturday, May 5, 10-11 am

Yoga Workshop for Beginners Come and learn basic yoga movements to improve health and flexibility. Ages 18 & up; FREE Huntington Community Center 13022 8th St., Bowie 20720 301-464-3725

Saturday, May 5, 10 am-1 pm

Cinco de Mayo Circuit! Join us for a day of family fitness, fun, and culture on Cinco de Mayo! Enjoy fitness demos, a fun run/walk, games, sports, vendors, and more! All ages welcome; FREE Tucker Road Community Center 1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-248-4404

Berwyn Heights Community Center 6200 Pontiac St., Berwyn Heights 20740 301-345-2808

TTY (Text Telephone) for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: 301-699-2544.

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Fitness in the Parks is a FREE exercise program that brings a variety of fitness opportunities to parks and natural areas across Prince George’s County! We invite you to find the class that best suits your fitness goals and to come discover the benefits of exercising in nature. No registration required.

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Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15 & 22, 8:30-9:30 am

Thursdays, May 3, 10, & 17, 6:30-7:30 pm

Pound® Fitness

Summer Body Boot Camp

Unleash your rock-band dreams in this fusion of movement. Pound® is the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, sweatdripping fun of playing the drums. Ripstix® provided at each class while supplies last. Level: All Ages 13 & up; FREE

Join us for a high intensity, personal training style workout specifically designed to build strength and increase endurance. Level: Intermediate Ages 18 & up; FREE

Watkins Regional Park (Located near the Nature Center) 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-218-6700

Tuesdays, May 1, 8 & 22, 6:30-7:30 pm

Summer Body Boot Camp Come and join us for a high-intensity, personal training style workout specifically designed to build strength and increase endurance. Level: Intermediate Ages 18 & up; FREE Bladensburg Waterfront Park (Located near the playground) 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg 20710 301-779-0371

Wednesdays, May 2 & 9, 8:30-9:30 am

Tai Chi Learn this ancient art of meditation in motion. This class promotes serenity through gentle flowing movements, which promote balance, improved muscle tone, and increased flexibility. Level: All Ages 18 & up; FREE Walker Mill Regional Park (Located near the playground) 8840 Walker Mill Rd., District Heights 20747 301-218-6700

Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23, 6:30-7:30 pm

Tabata

Good Luck Community Center (Located near the ballfields) 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham 20706 301-552-1093

Fridays, May 4, 11, & 18, 8:30-9:30 am

Line Dancing Increase your heart rate and learn the latest line dances! All ages welcome. Level: All All ages welcome; FREE Hillantrae Community Park (Located near the pavilion) 3313 Strawberry Hill Dr., Clinton 20735 301-446-6800

Mondays, May 7, 14, & 21, 8:30-9:30 am

Rise & Grind Boot Camp Come and join us for a high intensity, personal training style workout designed specifically to build strength and increase endurance. Level: Intermediate - Advanced Ages 13 & up; FREE Tucker Road Athletic Complex (Located near ball fields) 1770 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-446-6800

Monday, May 7, 8:30-9:30 am

Tai Chi Learn this ancient art of meditation in motion. This class promotes serenity through gentle flowing movements, which promote balance, improved muscle tone, and increased flexibility. Level: All Ages 18 & up; FREE

For more information, go to pgparks.com, call 301-446-6800; TTY 301-699-2544, or e-mail wellness@pgparks.com. Classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather or wet grounds. Call 301-927-0822 for weather-related cancellations.

P ar ks Tabata is a high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout designed to get your heart pumping! The workout alternates short bursts of intense cardio, followed by short recovery periods to give you the “after burn” effect. Level: Intermediate-Advanced Ages 18 & up; FREE Watkins Regional Park (Located near the Nature Center) 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-218-6700

Walker Mill Regional Park (Located near the playground) 8840 Walker Mill Rd., District Heights 20747 301-218-6700

Mondays, May 7, 14, & 21, 6:30-7:30 pm

Family Zumba®

Dance your way into fitness with a Family Zumba® class! Family Zumba® brings together all members of your family for fun and easy-to-follow dance moves to upbeat music! Level: All Ages 5 & up; FREE Sasscer Field (Located on the track) 14201 School Ln., Upper Marlboro 20772 301-446-6800

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Saturday, May 5, 11 am-12 noon

Sunday, May 6, 12 noon-4 pm

Kazaxe Dance Fitness

Open Gym Basketball

Join us for the fitness dance craze, “Kazaxe”! Enjoy a combination of fitness and fun for everyone! Ages 12 & up; FREE

Bring your crew or come solo. Come shoot around or play a quick game of pick-up basketball. Ages 13 & up; FREE

Southern Regional Technology & Recreation Complex 7007 Bock Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-749-4160

Suitland Community Center 5600 Regency Ln., Forestville 20747 301-736-3518

Saturday, May 5, 11 am-12 noon

Motivate to Move! Join in on a youth sports conditioning class while learning important facts about physical fitness. Ages 10 & up; FREE Paint Branch Golf Complex 4690 University Blvd., College Park 20740 301-935-0330

Saturday, May 5, 11 am-12:30 pm

Pen & Pose: A Workshop in Yoga and Writing Saturday, May 5, 10 am-2 pm

Health & Fitness Showcase with FREE Fitness Day Have you ever thought about purchasing a fitness pass through M-NCPPC? Come out and see what our fitness room has to offer. We will be hosting demos of different health & fitness classes offered by M-NCPPC. All day long, we invite you and your friends to come workout at our facility and ask about our fitness passes (that are good at ALL M-NCPPC Community Centers in Prince George’s County). Please call for more details. Ages 18 & up; FREE Deerfield Run Community 13000 Laurel Bowie Rd., Laurel 20708 301-953-7882

Saturday, May 5, 10 am-2 pm

Health Expo Learn about the various ways to help improve your health and the benefits of it at the 2nd Annual Health Expo. Be sure to stop by our vendor stations and attend our workshops and seminars. All ages welcome; FREE Suitland Community Center 5600 Regency Ln., Forestville 20747 301-736-3518

In this workshop, we will use breath work, poses, mindfulness techniques, and writing exercises to connect with our bodies, mind, and spirit. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, pen, and your favorite notebook. Ages 18 & up; FREE Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel 20708 301-377-7800

Saturday, May 5, 6-10 pm

Monday, May 7, 9-10 am

Hula Hoop Aerobics Hula Hoop classes accommodate all levels of fitness and hooping abilities. This Hula Hoop workout engages your body and brains, as well as improves your balance, core strength, and coordination while having fun. Learn how to burn up to 100 calories in 10 minutes. Be a winner, become a spinner. Ages 17 & up; FREE Upper Marlboro Community Center 5400 Marlboro Race Track Rd., Upper Marlboro 20772 • 301-627-2828

Monday, May 7-Saturday, May 12, 9 am-9 pm

Free Fitness Room Join us as we open our fitness room doors to all adults (for one week only). Take time out of your schedule to stop by and burn a couple of calories. Ages 18 & up; FREE (must provide a photo ID to gain access to the fitness room) Hillcrest Heights Community Center 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Temple Hills 20748 301-505-0897

The Hunger Games: Last Region Standing Challenge

Mondays, May 7 & 21, 9:30-10:30 am

Teens from all four regions in the Northern Area will participate in games and challenges to defend their region’s reputation as the “Most Athletically Superior Teens in the North”. Teens must have a permission slip to participate in this event. Ages 10-17; FREE w/ an M-NCPPC Youth ID

Come out for chair aerobics, a series of seated repetitive movements that raises your heart rate and helps you burn calories. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Kentland Community Center 2411 Pinebrook Ave., Landover 20785 301- 386-2278

Sunday, May 6, 12 noon-4 pm

Fitness Center Access Come and enjoy working out at your own pace in our fitness center that is filled with cardio and strength machines. No pressure! No stress! Just your mind, body, and spirit. Ages 16 & up; FREE

Dare to Chair Exercise

Kentland Community Center 2413 Pinebrook Ave., Landover 20785 301-386-2278

Monday, May 7, 10-10:45 am

Balance Training Join us for this low impact exercise class that focuses on strengthening, balance, and endurance. Ages 60 & better; FREE John E Howard Senior Activity Center 4400 Shell St., Capitol Heights 20743 301-735-2400

Suitland Community Center 5600 Regency Ln., Forestville 20747 301-736-3518

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TTY (Text Telephone) for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: 301-699-2544.


Lift your mood and move your feet!

Club 300 is a year-round senior walking program sponsored by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County and Special Programs Division’s Senior Services Unit. What began as a virtual walk across Maryland, one mile at a time (a total of 300 miles), has grown and blossomed into a virtual walk across America! Join Club 300, a FREE senior walking program that will “virtually” take you from the east to west coast of America! Earn rewards along the way! Prince George’s County residents (ages 50 & better) of all fitness levels are welcome to join Club 300. For more information, call the Club 300 voicemail at 301-446-3444 or visit pgparks.com and search “Club 300” in the search box.

ALL WALKS BEGIN AT 8:30 AM Monday, May 7

Lake Artemesia Meet at: Entrance to Lake Artemesia 5400 Block Berwyn Rd. at Ballew Ave. Berwyn Heights 20740

Monday, May 14

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Walk Meet at: Oxon Hill Manor

6901 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill 20745

Club 300 will be celebrating its 4th birthday! Following the walk, sit back and relax on Oxon Hill Manor’s patio and enjoy some live musical entertainment!

Monday, May 21

Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Trail Meet at: Foxhill Park 5001 Collington Rd., Bowie 20715

Monday, May 28, Memorial Day HolidayNo group walk scheduled due to the holiday.

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Tuesday, May 8, 9-9:50 am

Tuesday, May 8, 5-6 pm

Deep Water Aerobics Class

Cardio Tennis Class

Condition and tone your muscles in this fun low-impact exercise class that emphasizes on your respiratory and cardiovascular system. Note: Deep-water floatation belts will be provided. Ages 14 & up (must be accompanied by an adult); FREE

This fun, group activity features drills to give players of all abilities an ultimate, highenergy workout. The class includes a warmup, cardio workout and cool down segment, and features short cycles of high-intensity workout and periods of rest. Skills include running, moving sideways, stretching, forehands, backhands, and volleys. No previous experience required. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex 13820/13950 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel 20707 301-362-6060

Tuesday, May 8, 10-10:50 am

Aqua Arthritis Class This low impact water-based exercise class focuses on flexibility, range of motion, and muscle strength. Ages 14 & up (must be accompanied by an adult); FREE Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex 13820/13950 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel 20707 301-362-6060

Tuesday, May 8, 10-11:30 am

Hand Dance: The Dance of Our City Bring back the dances and music of the 1950s and 1960s with National Hand Dance Association. Take one class or take them all; you don’t need to bring a partner nor do you need any experience to learn these fun dance moves that will have you swinging, stepping, and swaying to the beat. Space is limited. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Monday, May 7, 6-7 pm

Nutrition Workshop: Blended Nutrition Participate in an interactive nutrition workshop with juice baristas of Tropical Smoothie and learn healthy tips, as well as tasty smoothie recipes. Ages 13 & up; FREE w/ a Center ID Bowie Community Center 3209 Stonybrook Dr., Bowie 20715 301-464-1737

Monday, May 7, 6:15-7:15 pm

Evening Spin Participate in a fun and challenging cardiovascular workout for all fitness levels. Experience a full ride of hills, sprints, and endurance intervals with energizing music and motivational instruction. Participants will reap the benefits of a cardio workout, plus strength building in one class. Ages 18 & up; FREE Suitland Community Center 5600 Regency Ln., Forestville 20747 301-736-3518 8



Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly 20784 301-277-1710

Tuesday, May 8, 10:30-11:30 am

Zumbathon Join our Zumbathon and exercise your entire being! Zumba® helps improve participants’ self-confidence and motivation to exercise. Ages 18 & up Fee: Resident $6; Non-Resident $8 Bowie Community Center 3209 Stonybrook Dr., Bowie 20715 301-464-1737

Tuesday, May 8, 3-5 pm

Cosca Tennis Bubble 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton 20735 301-868-6462

Tuesday, May 8, 6-7 pm

Smooth Infusion Workshop This workshop demonstrates how to make energy-boosting fruit and green smoothies. Enjoy samples, and find out what are the best combinations for your nutritional needs. Next, visit our water infusion station to create delicious and healthy infused water using a variety of fresh herbs and fruit. All ages welcome; FREE Columbia Park Community Center 1901 Kent Village Dr., Landover 20785 301-341-3749

Tuesday, May 8, 6:30-8 pm

Agility & Speed Clinic Learn how to increase your athletic ability using speed drills. Ages 8-15; FREE with M-NCPPC Youth ID Card Bladensburg Community Center 4500 57th Ave., Bladensburg 20710 301-277-2124

Tuesday, May 8, 7-8 pm

Body Snatchers 30/30 Fitness Get in shape through our feel-good, active, interval training class! Increase your heart rate and get toned through 30 minutes of dance cardio, paired with 30 minutes of lightweight training/resistance bands. Ages 13 & up; FREE Suitland Community Center 5600 Regency Ln., Forestville 20747 301-736-3518

52 Pickup

Wednesday, May 9, 8 am-12:30 pm

Test your physical fitness by attempting this workout inspired by the classic practical joke. Pick a card from the deck of 52 scattered cards – each suit represents a different type of exercise! Ages 6-12; FREE

Join us and burn some calories off during line dancing, hand dancing, Tai Chi, and weightlifting. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center 431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-390-8390

Physical Fitness Party

Glenarden Community Center 8615 McLain Ave., Glenarden 20706 301-772-3151

TTY (Text Telephone) for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: 301-699-2544.


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Mark your Calendars for a

AT NATIONAL HARBOR

WOODROW WILSON BRIDGE TRAIL

7200 Harborview Ave., Oxon Hill, MD 20745

On-site registration the day of the race will be from 6:30-7:30 am. The race will start at 8 am. A performance t-shirt is included for all pre-registered participants. Participants must be present on race day to receive a performance t-shirt. If quantities remain, performance t-shirts will be available for on-site race day registrants on a first-come, first-registered basis.

▶ To learn more and register, visit pgparksdirect.com. To register: Visit pgparksdirect.com > Scroll down and select “Ticketing” > Search “Healthy Trails” (in the Keyword Search box) > Select the add to cart button or the plus sign (+) symbol > Log in or select “Continue as a Guest” and proceed with checkout.

Registration fee by April 5–May 3

$20 for runner or walker

On-site registration

$25 for runner or walker

Contact: 301-446-6838; TTY 301-699-2544 wellness@pgparks.com MAY ISor FITNESS MONTH 2018  9


Senior Green team is a group of seniors and pre-seniors working and playing together doing projects that protect, support, and help preserve our natural resources in Prince George’s County. Any Prince George’s County resident 50 & better is welcome to join. Monthly projects vary and include garden cleanups and plantings, river and creek clean ups, nature mural, trail maintenance, building bird houses, educational outings focused on natural resources, invasive plant removal, building a nature scape playground, and holiday decorating with natural greens.

Join us in May for tree plantings, wetlands planting and mulching on our trails. It is a great way to get fresh air and exercise while benefiting our beautiful parks! For more information, contact the Special Programs Division at 301-446-3400.

Tuesday, May 1, 9-11 am

Tuesday, May 15, 9-11 am

Tree Planting

Wetlands Planting

Bladensburg Waterfront Park 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg 20710

Clearwater Nature Center 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton 20735

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TTY (Text Telephone) for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: 301-699-2544.


Wednesday, May 9, 6:15-7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 9, 7:30-8:30 pm

Thursday, May 10, 10:30-11:30 am

Smoothies and Health Drinks

Zumbathon

Zumbathon

Come learn some simple and basic quick smoothie and health drink recipes while using fresh or freshly frozen fruits and veggies. Also, learn some of the benefits of drinking clean drinks with natural sugars. Ages 13 & up; FREE

Join our Zumbathon and exercise your entire being! Zumba® helps improve participants’ self-confidence and motivation to exercise. Ages 18 & up Fee: Resident $6; Non-Resident $8

Join our Zumbathon and exercise your entire being! Zumba® helps improve participants’ self-confidence and motivation to exercise. Ages 18 & up Fee: Resident $6; Non-Resident $8

Suitland Community Center 5600 Regency Ln., Forestville 20747 301-736-3518

Bowie Community Center 3209 Stonybrook Dr., Bowie 20715 301-464-1737

Bowie Community Center 3209 Stonybrook Dr., Bowie 20715 301-464-1737

Wednesday, May 9, 6:30-7:30 pm

Thursday, May 10, 10 am-12 noon

Thursday, May 10, 12:30-3 pm

Kick Boxing: Bring your own gloves! Violence is never the answer, but that doesn’t mean that learning how to throw a Katniss-worthy punch won’t help you achieve your fitness goals. Ages 13 & up; FREE Kentland Community Center 2413 Pinebrook Ave., Landover 20785 301-386-2278

Wednesday, May 9, 7-8:30 pm

Pickleball

Senior Self Defense Symposium

Try out “Pickleball,” which is a combination of tennis, badminton, ping-pong, and racquetball. Ages 60 & better; FREE

Join We Lead By Example Inc. President, CEO, and Tae Kwan Do expert Dr. Clifford L. Thomas as he presents safety and practical self-defense methods for adults 55 and better. This symposium teaches the fundamentals of self-defense and helps to improve confidence and awareness. Ages 55 & better; FREE

Glenarden Community Center 8615 McLain Ave., Glenarden 20706 301-772-3151

Thursday, May 10, 10 am-2 pm

Senior Safety and Fitness Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day with fitness! Bring that special lady for a night of exercise and quality time. We’ll have different fitness classes for you to participate in, as well as healthy snacks for you to enjoy. Registration is required by May 4, 2018. All ages; FREE

Join us for our Senior Safety and Fitness Day, which will feature workshops with Park Police about the Prescription Drug TakeBack program. The day includes a CPR first aid workshop, activities from the Get Fit Mobile unit including line dancing and hand dancing, giveaways, light refreshments, and more. Ages 60 & better; FREE

Beltsville Community Center 3900 Sellman Rd., Beltsville, 20705 301-937-6613

Harmony Hall Regional Center 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-203-6040

Fun & Fitness with Mom

WALK M - NCPPC TR AI LS! Patuxent River Park

Henson Creek Trail

Enjoy 8 miles of trails great for hiking, biking, walking, or horseback riding. Canoe or kayak rentals are available at a cost. Please call for more information.

Enjoy 5.7 miles of biking, hiking, jogging, and inline skating on an asphalt surface, or horse riding along the grassy shoulder of the trail. The scenic, recreational trail passes through several neighborhood and community parks, including Tucker Road Athletic Complex and Community Center. A good parking area is located at Tucker Road Community Center.

16000 Croom Airport Rd., Upper Marlboro 20772 301-627-6074

Governor Bridge Natural Area With over 2 miles of natural surface trails, the Governor Bridge Natural Area is an excellent area for hiking, biking, bird watching, and nature study. All trails are identified by white fiberglass markers with color coded diamond directional arrows. Users are encouraged to evaluate trail conditions prior to use and follow proper trail etiquette. 7600 Governor Bridge Rd., Bowie 20716 301-627-6074

1771 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-248-4404

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail Enjoy 3.5 miles of biking, hiking, jogging, and inline skating on an asphalt and concrete surface. The trail is completely separated from traffic and extends from Oxon Hill Road across the Potomac River to the Huntington Metro Station in Virginia. Parking area is located at: 192 Harborview Ave., Oxon Hill 20745 301-699-2255

Camp Springs Senior Activity Center 6420 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs 20748 301-449-0490

Thursday, May 10, 5-6 pm

Pitch & Putt Clinic Join in on the fun by learning several simple pitch and putting techniques. Please call the Pro Shop to register. All ages (Ages 17 & under must be accompanied by an adult); FREE Enterprise Golf Course 2802 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville 20721 301-249-2040

Watkins Regional Park/Nature Ctr. Enjoy 6 miles of trails for walking, hiking, and bike riding. 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-218-6702

Cosca Regional Park Enjoy the natural undeveloped land and developed land for hiking, biking, and walking! 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton 20735 301-868-1397

Lake Artemesia Natural Area Bike, hike, or walk the miles of trails surrounding the 38-acre lake! 8200 55th Ave., Berwyn Heights 20740 301-627-7755

Bladensburg Waterfront Park Enjoy the unique waterfront park with its paved riverside walk for walking or hiking. Canoe or kayak rentals are available at cost. Please call for more information. 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg 20710 301-779-0371 MAY IS FITNESS MONTH 2018



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DINE& Learn at Suitland Community Center 5600 Regency Lane, Forestville 20747 • 301-736-3518

Spend time with others, get active, and learn simple, everyday tips for healthy meal choices with Dine and Learn at Suitland Community Center. This program is presented to you in partnership with Suburban Hospital and Prince George’s County Health Department: • Enjoy step-by-step live cooking demonstrations with a Registered Dietician • Sample FREE food and new recipes to take home • Participate in interactive and informative nutrition discussions • Learn fun and easy exercises to keep you active for life This is a FREE program; no registration is required. All ages welcome; children ages 13 & under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For program questions, please call 301-4466817; TTY 301-699-2544, or e-mail wellness@pgparks.com.

Wednesday, May 23, 6-8 pm

Healthy Cooking, Without the Pressure In honor of National High Blood Pressure Awareness Day, join us to learn about ways to prevent and manage high blood pressure. We will explore ways to avoid excessive sodium intake by choosing healthier options and exercise.

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Thursday, May 10, 7-8 pm

Friday, May 11, 9-10 am

Friday, May 11, 10 am-3 pm

Body Snatchers 30/30 Fitness

“Get Your Fit On!” BodyVive® Class

10K Virtual Challenge: You vs. You and the Clock

Get fit with BodyVive®, a low-impact, highenergy workout that uses tubes to improve overall fitness and strength. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Come test your endurance in an all-out challenge vs. you! Can you beat you? Can you beat the clock too? Come take the challenge, while trying to beat the time of 58 minutes. To give you an idea of a finishing time, someone who runs an 8:19 minutes per mile pace would finish in 58:08. To register, please send an email to Darius.Jackson@pgparks.com. Ages 16 & up; FREE

Get in shape through our feel-good, active, interval training class! Increase your heart rate and get tones through 30 minutes of dance cardio, paired with 30 minutes of lightweight training/resistance bands. Ages 13 & up; FREE Suitland Community Center 5600 Regency Ln., Forestville 20747 301-736-3518

Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex 13820/13950 Old Gunpowder Rd. Laurel 20707 301-362-6060

Thursday, May 10, 7:30-8:30 pm

Friday, May 11, 10-11 am

Line Dancing Learn the latest line dance styles by moving your body to get fit and into shape. Ages 13 & up; FREE Potomac Landing Community Center 12500 Washington Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-292-9191

“Get Your Fit On!” BodyPump® Class Get fit with BodyPump®, a group fitness class that incorporates moderate weights (or barbells) with lots of repetitions to develop lean athletic muscles. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Lake Arbor Community Center 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchellville 20721 301-333-6561

Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex 13820/13950 Old Gunpowder Rd. Laurel 20707 301-362-6060 12



TTY (Text Telephone) for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: 301-699-2544.


Friday, May 11, 11 am-12 noon

TIER ONE PROGRAMING

“Get Your Fit On!” BodyFlow® Class Get fit with BodyFlow®, the yoga-based class that focuses on improving your mind, body, and life. Strengthen your entire body, and leave feeling calm and centered. Ages 18 & up; FREE Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex 13820/13950 Old Gunpowder Rd. Laurel 20707 301-362-6060

Friday, May 11, 1:30-6 pm

Blood Drive Join us as we work in conjunction with the American Red Cross to save lives through blood donation. Please call to schedule your time to donate. Ages 17 & up; FREE (by appointment only) Bowie Community Center 3209 Stonybrook Dr., Bowie 20715 301-464-1737

Friday, May 11, 4-5 pm

Junior Golf Clinics for Ages 7-17 These 1-hour FREE clinics, conducted by our certified PGA and USGTF professionals, are a fun and affordable way to introduce the basics of golf and are offered the first Saturday of each month at any of our three M-NCPPC golf courses. For more information and/or to register, please call the Pro Shop at any of the golf courses listed below:

Enterprise Golf Course 2802 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville 20721 • 301-249-2040

Henson Creek Golf Course 1641 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington 20744 • 301-567-4646

Paint Branch Golf Complex 4690 University Blvd., College Park 20740 • 301-935-0330

Fun Run or Fit Walk Join the Baden Kids Care Team for a fun run or a fit walk. How far will you go? Healthy snacks and smoothies will be available. Also come to discuss some family friendly tips for living your best healthy life. Ages 5-12; FREE

Saturday, May 12, 11 am-12 noon

Saturday, May 12, 1-3 pm

Body Snatchers 30/30 Fitness

Body Conditioning Workout

Get in shape through our feel-good, active, interval training class! Increase your heart rate and get toned through 30 minutes of dance cardio, paired with 30 minutes of lightweight training/resistance bands. Ages 13 & up; FREE

Join us for a great 15-minute workout for strength training and body coordination, followed by a Brazilian workout using dance moves to tone and strengthen the lower body. Please call to register. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Suitland Community Center 5600 Regency Ln., Forestville 20747 301-736-3518

Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-203-6070

Saturday, May 12, 11 am-12:30 pm

Sunday, May 13, 1-3 pm

Documentary: Forks Over Knives

Bicycle Nature Tour

Southern Regional Technology & Recreation Complex 7007 Bock Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-749-4160

Join us to explore helpful dietary practices through a feature of the acclaimed documentary, Forks Over Knives. Refreshments provided on concession. Ages 13 & up; FREE

Hit the new Anacostia River Trail on a leisurely bicycle tour. Bike rental and helmet included. Limited registration. Ages 7-12 Fee: Resident $5; Non-Resident $7

Saturday, May 12, 10:30-11:30 am

Bowie Community Center 3209 Stonybrook Dr., Bowie 20715 301-464-1737

Bladensburg Waterfront Park 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg 20710 301-779-0371 PARKS DIRECT: 22211-208C

Baden Community Center 13601 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine 20613 301-888-1500

Saturday, May 12, 10 am-1 pm

Volleyball Open Gym Do you have what it takes to win? Bring your team or join individuals to play 3 on 3 or 6 on 6 during our open gym hours! Ages 13 & up; FREE

Women’s Zumba® Class Join in on a Zumba® class for women to help improve your physical fitness. Enjoy dancing along to high-energy music for a vigorous and effective workout. Ages 18 & up; FREE North Forestville Community Center 2311 Ritchie Rd., Forestville 20747 301-350-8660

Saturday, May 12, 11 am-12:30 pm

The Art of Yoga Enjoy an hour-long yoga class in the beautiful galleries of Montpelier Arts Center. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Following the class, explore the art exhibitions in the galleries and discover the gorgeous grounds of Montpelier. Ages 18 & up; FREE Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel 20708 301-377-7800

Monday, May 14, 9-11 am

Henson Creek Golf Open House Walk the cart path at the Henson Creek Golf Course or hit balls on our driving range. Ages 18 & up; FREE Henson Creek Golf Course 1641 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-567-4646

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Tuesday May 15, 5-6 pm

Cardio Tennis Class A fun, group activity featuring drills to give players of all abilities an ultimate, highenergy workout. Class includes a warm up, cardio workout, and cool down segment. It also features short cycles of high intensity workout and periods of rest. Skills include running, moving sideways, stretching, forehands, backhands, and volleys. No previous experience required. Ages 18 & up; FREE Cosca Tennis Bubble 11000 Thrift Rd., Clinton 20735 301-868-6462

Tuesday, May 15, 6:30-7:15 pm

Deep Water Aerobics A challenging class, done in deep water! Using ankle cuffs and dumbbells, this cardio-workout is designed to sculpt your abs, butt, and legs like never before. Ages 14 & up; FREE Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool 6122 Sargent Rd., Hyattsville 20782 301-853-9115

Tuesday, May 15, 7:30-8:15 pm

Shallow Water Aerobics

Monday, May 14, 10:30-11:30 am

Move, Mediate & Meet Join in on a yoga-based class for the aging soul while learning important facts about balance, posture, and physical fitness. Ages 50 & better; FREE Paint Branch Golf Complex 4690 University Blvd., College Park 20740 301-935-0330

Monday, May 14, 6:30-7:30 pm

Body Sculpting Class Body sculpting (or core conditioning) is a non-aerobic, muscle-toning class, usually focused on core strength. Perform traditional weight-training moves using weight bars, exercise bands, dumbbells, or a combination of these. Ages 16 & up; FREE Kentland Community Center 2413 Pinebrook Ave., Landover 20785 301-386-2278

Tuesday, May 15, 1-2 pm

Senior Relay Races & Hula Hoop Contest Have loads of fun racing indoors at your own pace. It doesn’t matter if you are using a walker, wheelchair or a cane, you can still participate and enjoy the FUN! If you participated in “hula hoop” back in the day, show us what you’re working with. Just like riding a bike – the hips will remember! Ages 60 & better; FREE Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center 4009 Wallace Rd., North Brentwood 20722 301-699-1238

This shallow water aerobics class is designed to give you a great cardio and toning workout while using various types of resistance equipment to strengthen muscles. Ages 14 & up; FREE Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool 6122 Sargent Rd., Hyattsville 20782 301-853-9115

Wednesday, May 16, 12 noon-2 pm

Tennis Anyone? Get your workout for the day playing open tennis. Ages 18 & up; FREE Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex 13820/13950 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel 20707 301-362-6060

Wednesday, May 16, 12:30-1:30 pm

Drum Exercise: Pound® Fitness Using lightly weighted drumsticks specifically engineered for exercising, Pound transforms drumming into a fun and effective way of working out. You become the music during this exciting, full-body workout. Ages 60 & better; FREE Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center 7120 Contee Rd., Laurel 20707 301 206 3350

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TTY (Text Telephone) for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: 301-699-2544.


Wednesday, May 16, 5-8 pm

Vansville Open House

M-NCPPC presents

Join us for refreshments, activities, door prizes, and lots of information at our Community Open House. Learn about the programs and activities that are available for children and adults, as well as meet the staff and instructors who implement these wonderful programs throughout the year. The first 50 attendees will receive a prize! All ages; FREE

Xtreme Hip-Hop with Phil Weeden

Vansville Community Center 6813 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville 20705 301-937-6621

Wednesday, May 16, 6:30-7:30 pm

Kick Boxing: Bring your own gloves! Violence is never the answer, but that doesn’t mean that learning how to throw a Katniss-worthy punch won’t help you achieve your fitness goals. Ages 13 & up; FREE Kentland Community Center 2413 Pinebrook Ave., Landover 20785 301-386-2278

Wednesday, May 16, 6:30-7:30 pm

Body Sculpting Body sculpting (or core conditioning) is a non-aerobic, muscle-toning class, usually focused on core strength. Perform traditional weight-training moves using weight bars, exercise bands, dumbbells, or a combination of these gadgets, in a class setting. Ages 16 & up; FREE Kentland Community Center 2413 Pinebrook Ave., Landover 20785 301-386-2278 Wednesday, May 16, 7-8:30 pm

Belly Dance Workshop Gain flexibility and build core strength while learning the basic moves of this holistic dance. Belly dance is more than just a workout; it’s a dance of self-expression that enriches your mind, body, and soul, and is adaptable for everyone. Please call to register. Ages 18 & up; FREE Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-203-6070

Saturday, May 26, 2018 10-11 am

This 60-minute cardio step class incorporates some of the hottest dance moves with exercise routines. It’s a fun, high-energy workout set to old school and new school hip-hop. Come “bust a move” and show out with Phil! Level: Intermediate - Advanced Ages 18 & up; FREE Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex 7007 Bock Rd., Fort Washington 20744

Registration is required at pgparksdirect.com Visit pgparksdirect.com > Scroll down and select “Ticketing” > Search “Xtreme Hip Hop Phil” (in the Keyword Search box) > Select the add to cart button or the plus sign (+) symbol > Log in or select “Continue as a Guest” and proceed with checkout. For more information, call 301-446-6838 or e-mail wellness@pgparks.com.

Thursday, May 17, 10-11:30 am

Thursday, May 17, 12 noon-2 pm

Gentle Yoga for Beginners

Stretches Demo

Learn why millions of people of all ages are enjoying the benefits of yoga. Calm your mind, stretch your muscles, improve your balance, and feel better when you join this class specially designed for those who are new to yoga. Please bring a yoga mat and water. Space is limited. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Come to Bladensburg Community Center and receive some instruction on stretching exercises for seniors and active adults. Learn the health benefits of proper stretching techniques with chiropractors from Life Chiropractic of Riverdale. Please call to register. Ages 18 & up; FREE w/ a Center ID

Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly 20784 301-277-1710

Thursday, May 17, 10 am-12 noon

Senior Fit Dance-A-Thon

Bladensburg Community Center 4500 57th Ave., Bladensburg 20710 301-277-2124

Thursday, May 17, 6:30-7:15 pm

Deep Water Aerobics

Put on your dancing shoes and bring your best moves to the dance floor when DJ Nate-D-Skate calls your favorite dance! Ages 60 & better; FREE

A challenging class, done in deep water! Using ankle cuffs and dumbbells, this cardio-workout is designed to sculpt your abs, butt, and legs like never before. Ages 14 & up; FREE

Langley Park Senior Activity Center 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville 20783 301-408-4343

Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool 6122 Sargent Rd., Hyattsville 20782 301-853-9115

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M- NCPPC, DEPARTMENT OF PARK S AND RECREATION, PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNT Y

Gardens

Community Gardens The Department has four community garden sites with a total of 132 individual plots available for rental. The plots range in size from 10’x20’ to 25’x30’ and range in price from $30 to $55 per plot. For the last couple seasons, the plots have been operating at near 100% capacity. The Department is in the process of exploring new sites to add our fifth community garden. Current sites include: • Cherry Hill • Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex • Old Landover Hills • Walker Mill

“Planting a seed that will last a lifetime”

Youth Gardens The Department has seven youth gardens at M-NCPPC community centers throughout Prince George’s County that are used to teach kids how to plant, grow, and harvest their own vegetables. The gardens also contain pollinator plants that are used to teach kids the importance of pollinators and their role in the food chain. The garden sites range in size from four to eight beds and beds are typically 4’x12’. Gardening programs are taught weekly by Park Rangers and community center staff.

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• Langley Park Community Center

• South Bowie Community Center

• Vansville Community Center

• Glenn Dale Community Center

• Huntington Community Center

• Suitland Community Center



• Hillcrest Heights Community Center

TTY (Text Telephone) for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: 301-699-2544.


Multi-Generational Garden John E. Howard Activity Center is home to a garden that was intended to be used by community members of all ages. The five garden beds were constructed twice as tall as normal raised beds so that they could be more easily accessible to persons with disabilities and in wheelchairs.

Pollinator Meadows The Department is in the process of converting 15 acres of land into pollinator specific habitat this year. The Park Rangers, along with Patuxent River Park staff, have come up with a plan to convert approximately 15 acres into pollinator habitat annually. Below are the sites and acreage being seeded with a Xerces Mid-Atlantic Pollinator Mix in 2018. • Clyde Watson Boating Area • Heurich • Billingsley • Whites Landing Rd.

2.4 acres

2.5 acres

1-2 acres

2.5 acres

• Patuxent River 4-H (near canoe launch) 2.4 acres • Governor Bridge Natural Area (near canoe launch) • WB&A Trail at Electric Ave.

2.3 acres

1 acre

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Friday, May 18, 6:30-7:30 pm

Kick Boxing: Bring your own gloves! Violence is never the answer, but that doesn’t mean that learning how to throw a Katniss-worthy punch won’t help you achieve your fitness goals. Ages 13 & up; FREE Kentland Community Center 2413 Pinebrook Ave., Landover 20785 301-386-2278

Friday, May 18, 6:30-7 pm and 7-7:30 pm

Family Water Fitness Night Bring the family out for fun and a lowimpact workout in the pool. Ages 12 & up; FREE Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover 20785 301-583-2400

Friday, May 18, 7:30-8:30 pm

Basketball Skills & Drills Thursday, May 17, 7:30-8:15 pm

Friday, May 18, 10-11 am

Hydro Spin

Who’s’ Got the Juice?

This challenging aerobic and anaerobic workout utilizes stationary bikes in the water with tension settings that allow you to work at your fitness level while strengthening and toning your hamstrings, buttocks and inner thighs. Note: Aqua gym shoes are required for this class. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Experience the wonders of juicing at Bladensburg Community Center. Learn the health benefits of juicing and enjoy tasting some wonderful samples. Ages 13 & up; FREE

Rollingcrest-Chillum Splash Pool 6122 Sargent Rd., Hyattsville 20782 301-853-9115

Friday, May 18, 7-9 am

Bike to Work Day Pit Stop Bike to work and swing by the trails at Bladensburg Waterfront Park for giveaways, snacks, and trail information. All ages; FREE Bladensburg Waterfront Park 4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg 20710 301-779-0371

Friday, May 18, 10-11 am

Fitness Center Orientation Come learn how to use the fitness center equipment properly and how to create a circuit workout that includes strength training and cardiovascular exercise. Ages 13 & up; FREE Allentown Splash, Tennis and Fitness Park 7210 Allentown Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-449-5566

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Bladensburg Community Center 4500 57th Ave., Bladensburg 20710 301-277-2124

Friday, May 18, 10 am-12 noon

Fitness Friday Come out and enjoy two hours in our fitness room, which include treadmills, free weights, bikes, and weight machines. Healthy snacks will be provided after your workout. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Come out and demonstrate what you learned during inter-center basketball! The evening includes a 30-minute drill and skill challenges. Ages 10-17; FREE Cedar Heights Community Center 1200 Glen Willow Dr., Capitol Heights 20743 301-773-8881

Friday, May 18, 8-10 pm Rain Date: Saturday, May 19, 8-10 pm

Skating Under the Stars Show off your skating moves and burn off some calories with friends and family. Ages 6 & up Fee: $2 Resident; Non-Resident $4 Watkins Regional Park 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-218-6700

Saturday, May 19, 9 am-12 noon

Seat Pleasant Activity Center 5720 Addison Rd., Seat Pleasant 20743 301-773-6685

Family Color Run

Friday, May 18, 3:30-5 pm

Glenn Dale Community Center 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale 20769 301-352-8983

Ft. Washington Forest Fitness Challenge

2K Run, Walk or Roll promote having fun while staying active. Ages 5 & up; FREE

Participate in obstacle courses, relay races, fitness games, and more. Have great fun getting fit! Ages 5-12; FREE Fort Washington Forest Community Center 1200 Fillmore Rd., Fort Washington 20744 301-292-4300

TTY (Text Telephone) for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: 301-699-2544.


Walk With Ease

The Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease program is a walking program that can reduce pain and improve overall health. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, you can have success with Walk with Ease. The program will help you to: • Motivate yourself to get in great shape • Walk safely and comfortably • Improve your flexibility, strength, and stamina • Reduce pain and feel great! This program is FREE, but registration is required. Please join us for Walk with Ease and choose the location that works best for you:

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 10-11 am June 5 – July 13, 2018

Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex Class will begin at the Pavilion by the Softball Field 13820 Old Gunpowder Road, Laurel, 20707 301-362-6060 PARKS DIRECT #17476

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 8-9 am June 5 – July 19, 2018 (No class the week of July 2)

Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center Class will begin in the Conference Room 7120 Contee Road Laurel, 20707 301-206-3350 PARKS DIRECT #17476

For program questions, please call 301-446-6817; TTY 301-699-2544, or e-mail wellness@pgparks.com.

Saturday, May 19, 9 am-1 pm

Saturday, May 19, 9:30 am-12 noon

Saturday, May 19, 10 am-12 noon

Fitness Center Open House

Family Fun Walk

Family Fun and Fitness Walk

Residents are encouraged to come workout in the fitness center. Must have a valid PARKS DIRECT account to participate. Ages 13 & up (Ages 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult); FREE

Come join us for a scenic family fun walk on the Adelphi Trail. Spend quality family time while getting some exercise. All ages; FREE

The Family Fun and Fitness Walk kicks off with stretching exercises and warm-ups before our brisk family walk around the trail outside. Inside, you’ll enjoy healthy refreshments, health screenings, fitness classes, children’s tumbling, dance classes, and much more. All ages; FREE

Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover 20785 301-583-2400

Saturday, May 19, 9 am-1 pm

SPLEX Fitness-A-Thon Come join us for a day of special group exercise classes and workshops. Ages 5 & up; FREE Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover 20785 301-583-2400

Langley Park Community Center 1500 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville 20783 301-445-4508

Saturday, May 19, 10-11 am

Family Discovery Hike Take a hike with a naturalist and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Ages 4 & up Fee: Resident $3; Non-Resident $4

William Beanes Community Center 5108 Dianna Dr., Suitland 20746 301-568-7719

Watkins Nature Center 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-218-6702 PARKS DIRECT #22604-288B MAY IS FITNESS MONTH 2018



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Saturday, May 19, 12 noon-3 pm

Fitness Seminar and Stroke Awareness Education Join in on a variety of fitness demonstrations and informational workshops to improve your health and raise awareness for dangers of stroke. Come with your enthusiasm and we’ll provide the instructors, prizes, and refreshments. Ages 12 & up; FREE South Bowie Community Center 1717 Pittsfield Ln., Bowie 20715 301-249-1622

Saturday, May 19, 1:30-2:30 pm

Open Play Tumbling Workshop Do your children have energy to burn? Bring them to our open play gymnastics workshops! Children can jump, swing, and bounce in our safe and fun gymnastics facility. An excellent way to direct their energy! Ages 8-18; FREE

Saturday, May 19, 10 am-12 noon

Saturday, May 19, 11 am-1 pm

WCC Family Fitness Challenge

Nature’s Hype Health Expo

Gather your team (parents vs. children, siblings vs. siblings) and join us at the NFL Play 60 Obstacle Course, 40 Yard Dash, and Trail Loop for the ultimate family fitness challenge! All ages; FREE

Come meet the amazing Nature’s Hype team—our community advocates for health and wellness. Partake in the nutrition workshop, circuit-training group fitness class, and positive outlook coaching, and enjoy healthy snacks. Ages 6 & up; FREE

Westphalia Community Center 8900 Westphalia Rd., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-516-5300

Saturday, May 19, 10 am-2 pm

Fun and Fitness Open House Join us for demonstrations of all of our fitness classes and an engaging and high impact boot camp. Ages 16 & up; FREE Oakcrest Community Center 1300 Capitol Heights Blvd., Capitol Heights 20743 • 301-736-5355

Saturday, May 19, 11 am-1 pm

Community Wellness Day Learn how you can become the best you and create a positive movement in your neighborhood. All ages; FREE Rollingcrest-Chillum Community Center 6120 Sargent Rd., Chillum 20782 301-853-2005

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College Park Community Center 5051 Pierce Ave., College Park 20740 301-441-2647

Saturday, May 19, 11 am-2 pm

John E. Howard Field Day Join us as we put a new twist on some old school field games, such as Tug of War, Egg Toss, and Sack Race. Ages 7-17; FREE John E. Howard Community Center 4400 Shell St., Capitol Heights 20743 301-735-3340

Saturday, May 19, 11:30 am-1 pm

Fitness Frenzy

Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex 8001 Sheriff Rd., Landover 20785 301-583-2400

Monday, May 21, 10:45-11:45 am

Fitness Fiesta Join us for this stimulating exercise session that will have your heart rate pumping, endorphins flowing, and metabolism firing afterward. Work out with us, and you’ll be feeling strong, energized, and ready to take on the rest of the day! Ages 60 & better; FREE Evelyn Cole Senior Activity Center 5720 Addison Rd., Seat Pleasant 20743 301-386-5525

Monday, May 21, 1-2 pm

Yoga for Seniors with Ms. Toni This yoga class is designed to help improve and maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, while emphasizing good posture, alignment, and relaxation. Ages 55 & better; FREE Temple Hills Community Center 5300 Temple Hills Rd., Temple Hills 20748 301-894-6616

Enjoy a fun day of fitness, nutrition, and exercise. There’ll be a variety of fitness stations for everyone to learn how to follow a healthy lifestyle. All ages; FREE Palmer Park Community Center 7720 Barlowe Rd., Landover 20785 301-773-5665

TTY (Text Telephone) for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: 301-699-2544.


Tuesday, May 22, 10-11:30 am

Wednesday, May 23, 6:30-7:30 pm

Saturday, May 26, 1-4 pm

Hand Dance: The Dance of Our City

Kick Boxing: Bring your own gloves!

Herbie’s Swim Safety

Bring back the dances and music of the 1950s and 1960s with National Hand Dance Association. Take one class or take them all; you don’t need to bring a partner nor do you need any experience to learn these fun dance moves that will have you swinging, stepping, and swaying to the beat. Space is limited. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Violence is never the answer, but that doesn’t mean that learning how to throw a Katniss-worthy punch won’t help you achieve your fitness goals. Ages 13 & up; FREE

Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly 20784 301-277-1710

Tuesday, May 22, 10-11:30 am

Spinal Screening Come to Bladensburg Community Center and receive a free spinal screening provided by Life Chiropractic of Riverdale. Please call for additional details or to register for this event. Ages 60 & up; FREE w/ a Center ID Bladensburg Community Center 4500 57th Ave., Bladensburg 20710 301-277-2124

Tuesday, May 22, 1-2:30 pm

Senior’s Hike Join a naturalist on a hike looking for wildlife and local plant life. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Ages 60 & better Fee: Resident $3; Non-Resident $4 Watkins Nature Center 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-218-6702 PARKS DIRECT #22501-288C

Kentland Community Center 2413 Pinebrook Ave., Landover 20785 301-386-2278

Thursday, May 24, 10-11:30 am

Gentle Yoga for Beginners

Join in on swimming for kids and adults while learning important facts about swim safety and pool rules. All ages Fee: Pool admission Ellen Linson Splash Park 5211 Campus Dr., College Park 20740 301-277-3717

Saturday, May 26, 5-7 pm

“94 Feet of Heat” Basketball Clinic

Learn why millions of people of all ages are enjoying the benefits of yoga. Calm your mind, stretch your muscles, improve your balance, and feel better when you join this class specially designed for those who are new to yoga. Please bring a yoga mat and water. Space is limited. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Join us for an afternoon of basketball skills and thrills! Kids will learn basketball basics and discuss other ways to stay healthy. Ages 6-12; FREE

Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly 20784 301-277-1710

Tuesday, May 29, 10-11:30 am

Friday, May 25, 7-8:30 pm

Bring back the dances and music of the 1950s and 1960s with National Hand Dance Association. Take one class or take them all; you don’t need to bring a partner nor do you need any experience to learn these fun dance moves that will have you swinging, stepping, and swaying to the beat. Space is limited. Ages 18 & up; FREE

Yoga & Jazz Breathe in…breathe out! Relax and find your center at a yoga class with live jazz music. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Ages 18 & up; FREE Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel 20708 301-377-7800

Good Luck Community Center 8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham 20706 301-552-1093

Hand Dance: The Dance of Our City

Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly 20784 301-277-1710

Wednesday, May 23, 5:30-7:30 pm

Glassmanor Fitness Challenge Compete in a fitness challenge testing your cardio, strength, and endurance. Afterward, enjoy healthy snacks and smoothies at the smoothie bar. Ages 8-17; FREE Glassmanor Community Center 1101 Marcy Ave., Oxon Hill 20745 301-567-6033

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Wednesday, May 30, 9 am-12 noon

Wednesday Walk and Talk Actively aging adults, join us for a walk in the park! Then, sit with us, enjoy healthy snacks, and share ideas for fitness activities you would like to do in the future. Ages 55 & better; FREE Cedar Heights Community Center 1200 Glen Willow Dr., Capitol Heights 20743 301-773-8881

Wednesday, May 30, 6:30-7:30 pm

Kick Boxing: Bring your own gloves! Violence is never the answer, but that doesn’t mean that learning how to throw a Katniss-worthy punch won’t help you achieve your fitness goals. Ages 13 & up; FREE Kentland Community Center 2413 Pinebrook Ave., Landover 20785 301-386-2278

Thursday, May 31, 10-11:30 am

Gentle Yoga for Beginners Learn why millions of people of all ages are enjoying the benefits of yoga. Calm your mind, stretch your muscles, improve your balance, and feel better when you join this class specially designed for those who are new to yoga. Please bring a yoga mat and water. Space is limited. Ages 18 & up; FREE Publick Playhouse 5445 Landover Rd., Cheverly 20784 301-277-1710

Thursday, May 31, 11 am-12 noon

Ageless Grace Chair Exercise Learn simple tools for lifelong comfort and ease. These exercises emphasize various anti-aging techniques that focus on joint mobility, spine flexibility, right brain/left brain coordination, and fall prevention. Ages 60 & better; FREE John E Howard Senior Activity Center 4400 Shell St., Capitol Heights 20743 301-735-2400

Summer Pool Fun! Outdoor pools are open from May 26 through September 3! For information, visit pgparks.com and search “Aquatics”.

General Admission Fee

Ages 2 & under: FREE Ages 3-17: Resident $5; Non-Resident $7 Ages 18-59: Resident $6; Non-Resident $8 Ages 60 & better: Resident $5; Non-Resident $7

Ellen E. Linson Splash Park 5211 Paint Branch Pkwy. College Park 20740 301-277-3717

Glenn Dale Splash Park 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd. Glenn Dale 20769 301-352-8980

Hamilton Splash Park 3901 Hamilton St., Hyattsville 20781 301-779-8224

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J. Franklyn Bourne Memorial Pool 6500 Calmos St., Seat Pleasant 20743 301-350-4422

Lane Manor Splash Park 7601 West Park Dr., Hyattsville 20783 301-422-7284

North Barnaby Splash Park 5000 Wheeler Rd., Oxon Hill 20745 301-894-1150

TTY (Text Telephone) for customers who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability: 301-699-2544.


Join

Get Fit Mobile

outdoors during the month of May!

Look for Get Fit Mobile throughout Prince George’s County! Bringing fun activities and structured play outdoors to your local parks and trails for you and your family to enjoy. Participate in Get Fit Mobile fitness demos such as boot camps, line dancing, Pound®, and Zumba®. Learn new healthy recipes at our nutrition demos too! Enjoy sports and games including Food-Tag Frenzy™, soccer, boundaroos, hula-hoops, agility ladders and hurdles, scooters, fitness mats, crawl tunnels, tennis, badminton, obstacle courses, Mamba Ga-Ga ball, and more! Call our weather line at 301-927-0822 for Get Fit Mobile weather-related cancellations and events.

Saturdays, May 5 & May 19, 12 noon-1 pm

Monday, May 21, 6:30-7:30 pm

We’re grilling outside just in time to kick off summer! Learn how to prepare delicious, healthy meals in these step-by-step grilling demonstrations and enjoy a sample of the delicious food! Bring your own chair or picnic blanket! No registration required. Ages 13 & up; FREE

Unleash your rock-band dreams in this fusion of movement. Pound® is the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Ripstix® provided at each class while supplies last. Level: All Ages 13 & up; FREE

Grilling in the Parks

Paint Branch Park 5202 Campus Dr., College Park 20740 301-446-6842

Pound® Fitness

Marlow Heights Community Center (Located on outdoor field) 2800 St. Clair Dr., Marlow Heights 20748 301-446-6842

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Join us for FREE yoga classes in the beautiful outdoors! Learn basic moves to strengthen your body and free your mind. Classes run Memorial Day through Labor Day at M-NCPPC sites throughout Prince George’s County. Ages 13 & up; no registration is required. Namaste! pgparks.com

M-NCPPC Tuesdays, May 29-August 28 • 8:30-9:30 am Department of Parks and Recreation Prince George’s County 6600 Kenilworth Ave.,Dr., Riverdale, 20737 20774 301 Watkins Park UpperMD Marlboro

Fridays, June 1-August 31 • 9-10 am

Mondays, June 4-August 27 • 8:30-9:30 am

Ellen E. Linson Splash Park

Tucker Road Athletic Complex

5211 Campus Dr., College Park 20740 301-277-3717

1770 Tucker Rd., Ft. Washington 20744 301-203-6000

Tuesdays, May 29-August 28 • 6-7 pm www.flickr.com/photos/pgparksandrec

Saturdays, June 2-September 1 • 8:30-9:30 am

Mondays, June 4-August 27 • 6:30-7:30 pm

Tucker Road Community Center www.youtube.com/pgparksandrecreation

Good Luck Community Center

Enterprise Golf Course

1711 Tucker Rd., Ft. Washington 20744 301-248-4404

8601 Good Luck Rd., Lanham 20706 301-552-1093

2802 Enterprise Rd., Mitchellville 20721 301-249-2040

Wednesdays, May 30-August 29 • 7-8 pm

Saturdays, June 2-September 1 • 9-10 am

Bladensburg Waterfront Park Option 2

Lake Artemesia Natural Area

4601 Annapolis Rd., Bladensburg 20710 301-779-0371

8200 55th Ave., Berwyn Heights 20740 301-446-6800

Thursdays, May 31-August 30 • 8:30-9:30 am

Saturdays, June 2-September 1 • 9-10 am

Watkins Regional Park

Marlton Community Park

301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro 20774 301-218-6700

8061 Croom Rd., Upper Marlboro 20772 301-446-6800

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For more information or complete schedules, call 301-446-6800; TTY 301-6992544, or visit www.pgparks.com. Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Please call 301-927-0822 prior to class for weather-related cancellations.

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National Physical Fitness and Sports Month Programs  

May 2018

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month Programs  

May 2018