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Adult Classes

Leawood Parks & Recreation offers a variety of classes for all ages and interests.  Register online at https://webtrac.leawood.org or call (913) 663-9154 for more information.

Bellydance & Zumba
Midlife Fitness with Mary
Medicare Part D

Yoga
T'ai Chi Qigong Meditations

Bridge
PopPilates

 

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Bellydance & Zumba Lite

18 years and up

All classes are taught by Susie Von Bevern and will be held in the Cedar Room at the Leawood Community Center (lower level of City Hall). 

Bellydance
Bellydance class benefits are both mental and physical. It helps to improve your sense of well being, better body image and self esteem. It consists of natural movements that work with the body and not against it. It will tone our body with movements that focus on your abs, hips and arms while improving your flexibility and grace. You do not need any music or dance background to enjoy the benefits of bellydance.

 

Wednesday
August 30 - October 4
5:30-6:30pm
Wednesday
November 1 - December 13
5:30-6:30pm
Wednesday
January 3 - February 7
5:30-6:30pm
Wednesday
March 7 - April 11
5:30-6:30pm

No class November 27

Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $45

Zumba Lite
Zumba Lite is a fun-filled dance exercise class designed for the energetic senior. You can have fun while exercising, and be confident that the dance movement will not cause any discomfort or injury. Zumba Lite uses Latin and American Oldies music and is a much gentler version of the regular Zumba. If you are curious about Zumba, give this class a try. 6 - fifty minute sessions.

 

Wednesday
August 30 - October 4
9:30-10:20am
Wednesday
November 1 - December 13
9:30-10:20am
Wednesday
January 3 - February 7
9:30-10:20am
Wednesday
March 7 - April 11
9:30-10:20am

No class November 27

Six Week Session Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $45


 

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Midlife Fitness with Mary

Mary Latenser is nationally certified in Group Exercises, Pilates Mat, Silver Sneakers, Cancer Exercises Specialist and Personal Trainer. 

Classes meet Monday and Wednesday at 10:30am and Friday at 10:00am. 

Monday: Cardio / Strength
Intervals alternating traditional muscle conditioning exercises with easy to follow cardiovascular segments.  Intervals are proven to be the most efficient way to lose body fat.

Wednesday: Resistance Training
Total Body conditioning using dumb bells, exer-tubes, gliders and body weight to shape and strengthen the whole body.

Friday: 20-20 Class
"A little of everything." 20 minutes of choreographed cardio followed by 20 minutes of strength training and finishing with 20 minutes of yoga / pilates inspired core work and stretch.

 

Monday - Wednesday - Friday September 11 - October 13
Monday - Wednesday - Friday October 16 - November 17
Monday - Wednesday - Friday January 8 - February 9
Monday - Wednesday - Friday February 12 - March 16

Fee: $90 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $85

 

 

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Medicare Part D

October begins the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period and those with Medicare Prescription Drug Plans can be refreshed on their Part D coverage.

This class teaches about your guaranteed issue right to change plans, how to maneuver Medicare.gov and to find the right plan ad how to address coverage challenges such as the "donut hole".  Conducted by Chris Goodwin of Insurance Pros, Inc.

Classes will be held in the Oak Room at the Leawood Community Center (Lower Level of Leawood City Hall)

Minimum enrollment: 5   Maximum enrollment: 30

 

Tuesday October 3 1:00-2:00pm
Tuesday October 3 6:30-7:30pm
Thursday October 5 1:00-2:00pm
Thursday October 5 6:30-7:30pm

Fee: $6 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $5

 

 

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Yoga

18 years and up

All classes will be taught by Kay Sipple and will be held in the Oak Room at the Leawood Community Center (lower level of City Hall). 

Yoga
This gentle Hatha Yoga class enhances your body's strength, flexibility and sense of balance. Through yoga poses and breathing you can become calm and relaxed creating an environment for healing in the body, as well as the mind.  Gentle yoga is often helpful for chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and back pain.

Each student will be supported at his or her own level and painful or weak areas of the body will be addressed.  Comfortable clothing is all you need.  Six - 1 hour classes.

 

Monday September 11 - October 16
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday September 5 - October 10
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday September 6 - October 11
6:00-7:00pm
Monday October 23 - November 27
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday October 17 - November 21
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday October 18 - November 29
6:00-7:00pm
Monday January 8 - February 19
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday January 9 - February 13
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday January 10 - February 14
6:00-7:00pm
Monday February 26 - April 2
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday February 20 - March 27
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday February 21 - March 28
6:00-7:00pm

No Class November 22 & January 15

Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $45

 

Intermediate Yoga
If you are an experienced yoga student who would like to expand your practice, join us for a more aerobic class of yoga flow. this can help to deepen your understanding of yoga and offers a greater focus on breathing and meditation.  Six - 75 minute classes.

 

Thursday
September 7 - October 12
9:00-10:15am
Thursday
October 19 - November 30
9:00-10:15am
Thursday
January 11 - February 15
9:00-10:15am
Thursday
February 22 - March 29
9:00-10:15am

No Class November 23

Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $45

 

Can't decide on a session to attend?  We offer 6-visit punch cards that can be used at any yoga session. Fee: $57 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $51. Punch cards are valid for one year from the date f purchase.

 

 

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T'ai Chi Qigong Meditations

18 years and up

All classes will be taught by Bill Douglas and will be held in the Oak Room at the Leawood Community Center (lower level of City Hall).

Learn Tai Chi Short Form and Qigong Meditation Relaxation Therapies.  Harvard Medical Health Publications called Tai Chi "medication in motion" because of all the many health issues modern medical research is finding Tai Chi can benefit.  Learn Tai Chi and Qigong meditation from #1 best selling Tai Chi author, Bill Douglas.  Bill is a world renowned in this field, and has been a Tai Chi source for Prevention Magazine; The Wall Street Journal; The New York Times; Reader's Digest and media worldwide.

Tai Chi is proven to help with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, balance issues, high blood pressure, heart disease, menopause, bone loss and many other common health issues.  It is an easy and relaxed, very low impact, exercise that involves visualization, breathing and gentle movement techniques.  Anyone can do it.  Six or eight - 1 hour classes.

Thursday • 6:30-7:30-pm

 

July 20 - August 24 6 weeks
September 7 - October 26 8 weeks
November 9 - December 21 6 weeks
January 4 - February 22 8 weeks

6 week class Fee: $81 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $73.50
8 week class Fee:
$108 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $98

 

 

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Bridge Classes

18 years and up

All classes will be held in the Maple Room at the Leawood Community Center
(lower level of City Hall). 

 

Bridge Workshops
Discussion of various bridge topics and play example hands.  Enroll in on or all six classes.  One - 2 hour session.

Instructor: Christie Thomas-Collier

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm

 

July 26
No Trump Defending
August 2
Play the Hand
August 9
Entries
August 16
Opening Leads
August 23
Defensive Signals

 

Fee: $11 / Resident Discounted Fee: $10

 

Beginning Bridge
Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Martina Navratilova exercise their mental muscles by playing bridge.  You can too!  During this eight-week class, the basics of bidding will be discussed in the first hour and we will have fun playing cards during the second hour.  Our textbook, written by Audrey Grant, will be available from the instructor, Christie Thomas Collier for $12 on the first evening of class.   Eight - 2 hour classes.

Instructor: Christie Thomas-Collier

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm

August 30 - October 18

or

January 10 - February 28

Fee: $77 / Resident Discounted Fee: $70

 

Advanced Bridge - Defensive Play
Do not make your partner disappointed.  Learn the correct killer opening lead, signals and reading of the dummy hand.  It is fun to set your opponents.  Six - 2 hour classes.

Instructor: Dr. Gail Himmelstein

Monday, September 18 - October 20
10:00am-12:00pm

Fee: $77 / Resident Discounted Fee: $70

 

Bridge Bidding Review
You have just finished beginning bridge lessons or your are coming back after a break from bridge and need a little playing experience.  This four week class is designed to review the bidding basics of no trump, one of a major suit, one of a minor suit and competitive bidding.   Four - 2 hour classes.

Instructor: Christie Thomas-Collier

Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm

October 25 - November 15

or

March 7 - March 28

Fee: $44 / Resident Discounted Fee: $40

 

 

 

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PopPilates

14 years and up

All classes will be taught by Rachelle Hornbeck and will be held in the Oak Room at the Leawood Community Center (lower level of City Hall). 

PopPilates is a combination of total body Pilates exercises with the attitude of choreographed dance and the energy of music, resulting in an intense workout that is FUN and effective.  You will be challenged to flow from one exercise to the next, developing a rock solid core, while leaving NO muscle untouched.  Every exercise can be modified to fit the needs of class participants.  You leave feeling sweaty, strong and ready to take on MORE.  Please bring your own mat to class.

FREE CLASS - Monday, January 8, 7:30-8:30pm & Wednesday, January 10, 8:30-9:20am

 

Monday
August 14 - September 25
7:30-8:30pm 6 weeks
Monday
October 2 - November 13
7:30-8:30pm 6 weeks
Monday
November 27-December 18
7:30-8:30pm 4 weeks
Monday
January 22 - February 26
7:30-8:30pm 6 weeks
Wednesday
January 24 - February 28
8:30-9:20am 6 weeks
Monday
March 5 - April 9
7:30-8:30pm 6 weeks
Wednesday
March 7 - April 11
8:30-9:20am 6 weeks

No class September 4 & October 16

Six Week Class Fee: $56 / Resident Discounted Fee: $52

Four Week Class Fee: $39 / Resident Discounted Fee: $35

 

 

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