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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
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
May 17 - June 21
5:30-6:30pm
Wednesday
July 12 - August 16
5:30-6:30pm
Wednesday
August 30 - October 4
5:30-6:30pm

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
May 17 - June 21
9:30-10:20am
Wednesday
July 12 - August 16
9:30-10:20am
Wednesday
August 30 - October 4
9:30-10:20am

 

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 May 29  June 30

Fee: $95 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $90

 

 

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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 May 22 - July 3
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday May 16 - June 20
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday May 17 - June 21
6:00-7:00pm
Monday July 10 - August 14
6:00-7:00pm
Tuesday June 27 - August 8
9:00-10:00am
Wednesday June 28 - August 2
6:00-7:00pm
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

No Class May 29, July 4

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
May 18 - June 22
9:00-10:15am
Thursday
June 29 - August 3
9:00-10:15am
Thursday
September 7 - October 12
9:00-10:15am

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

 

May 18 - July 6 8 weeks
July 20 - August 24 6 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 5
No Trump Playing
July 12
No Trump Bidding
July 19
No Trump Conventions
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

 

Advanced Bridge - Play of the Hand
Class will include take-out, Negative Balancing and Penalty doubles. Six - 2 hour classes.

Instructor: Dr. Gail Himmelstein

Monday, July 17 - August 21
10:00am-12:00pm

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

 

 

 

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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.

 

Monday
June 19 - July 10
7:30-8:30pm
Wednesday
June 21 - July 12
8:30-9:20am
Monday
July 17 - August 7
7:30-8:30pm
Wednesday
July 19 - August 9
8:30-9:20am

Fee: $39 / Resident Discounted Fee: $35

 

 

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