"If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second." - Edward Bellamy

Adult Classes

 

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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  |  Yoga  | T'ai Chi Qigong Meditations
Bridge  |  Hula Hoop Playshop  | Understanding Medicare

 

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Bellydance & Zumba Lite

18 years and up

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

Bellydance
This class is designed for anyone who has never taken a dance class before.  A fun dance and exercise class to focus on cardio, tightening and toning your body. Instructor: Susie Von Bevern

Regradless of age, gentle movements increases:

• flexibility
• coordination
• balance
• range of motio
• strength

 

Wednesday
September 5 - October 10
5:30-6:30pm
Wednesday
November 7 - December 19
5:30-6:30pm
Wednesday
January 2 - February 6
5:30-6:30pm

No class November 21

Fee: $51 / Resident Discounted Fee: $48

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. Instructor: Rose Kotulic.

 

Wednesday
September 5 - October 10
9:30-10:20am
Wednesday
November 7 - December 19
9:30-10:20am
Wednesday
January 2 - February 6
9:30-10:20am

No class November 21

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.

Call (913) 663-9152 for upcoming class dates

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

 

 

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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 10 - October 15
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday September 4 - October 9
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday September 5 - October 10
6:00-7:00pm
Monday October 22 - November 26
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday October 16 - November 20
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday October 17 - November 28
6:00-7:00pm
Monday January 7 - February 18
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday January 8 - February 12
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday January 9 - February 13
6:00-7:00pm
Monday February 25 - April 1
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday February 19 - March 26
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday February 20 - March 27
6:00-7:00pm

No Class November 21 & January 14

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 6 - October 11
9:00-10:15am
Thursday
October 18 - November 29
9:00-10:15am
Thursday
January 10 - February 14
9:00-10:15am
Thursday
February 21 - March 28
9:00-10:15am

No Class November 22

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 • 6:30-8:00-pm

Eight Week Class Fee: $108/ Resident Discounted Fee: $98
Six Week Class Fee: $81/ Resident Discounted Fee: $73.50

 

September 6 - October 25 8 weeks
November 8 - December 20 6 weeks
January 3 - February 21 8 weeks
March 14 - May 2 8 weeks

No class November 22

 

 

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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). 

 

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 the 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 29 - October 17
January 23 - March 13

Fee: $88 / Resident Discounted Fee: $80

 

 

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 24 - November 14

Fee: $44 / Resident Discounted Fee: $40

 

 

 

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Hula Hoop Playshop

Hula Hooping isn't just for kids!

Come discover the joy of hula hooping in this fun-filled playshop.  We will review the health benefits of hula hooping as an adult and the different kinds of hula hoops appropriate for adults and their qualities with no strings attached.  All ages and levels welcome.  One - 1 hour class.

 

FREE Workshops

 

Tuesday
September 11
10:30-11:30am
Thursday
September 13
5:15-6:15pm
Tuesday
February 5
10:30-11:30am
Thursday
February 7
5:15-6:15pm

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

 

 

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Understanding Medicare

Learn what is covered by Medicare Part A, B and D; how to supplement this coverage and the timelines for enrollment.  You will walk away understanding which Medicare coverage works for you and how to make sure you are properly enrolled on an ongoing basis.

Instructor: Chris Goodwin of Insurance Pros, Inc.

Fee: $5

Tuesday
September 18
6:00-7:30pm
Tuesday
October 16
6:00-7:30pm
Tuesday
November 20
6:00-7:30pm
Tuesday
January 22
6:00-7:30pm
Tuesday
February 19
6:00-7:30pm
Tuesday
March 5
6:00-7:30pm

 

 

 

 

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