Current opportunities

Community Education & Recreation offers fitness & aquatic classes, as well as learning & wellness opportunities for everyone from toddlers to senior citizens.

 

COVID-19 Update

A variety of fitness and aquatic classes were offered this fall, with many safeguards in place to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19. Registration is now open for our winter session, which will begin in late January.

 

Quick Links

• Community use of the PHS Fitness Center
Track/Hall Walking information
Online registration: This option, which no longer carries a service charge, allows you to pay with a credit card and to receive immediate confirmation of enrollment.
Printable registration form: Mail to Community Ed & Rec, 125 Highland Ave., Plymouth WI 53073.
Winter 2021 Course Listings
 

How do I register?

Register online: By registering online you can pay with a credit card and get immediate confirmation of enrollment. No more service charge!

Print a registration form: Mail it with a check to Community Ed & Rec, 125 Highland Ave., Plymouth WI 53073.

In-person registration: Visit our office from 8am-5pm weekdays to pay by cash or check. Park in the visitor lot in front of the school and enter at Door 18.

 

Winter 2021 Session

We are offering a variety of fitness and aquatic classes plus other opportunities this winter!

Registration is now open. Fitness classes are set to begin the week of Jan. 25, aquatic classes the week of Feb. 1.

View online descriptions of all of our current courses.

View or print a copy of our current course guide. Copies also may be found in our office.

PLEASE NOTE: Many precautions and safety measures have been put in place, due to the Covid-19 coronavirus. Class sizes are limited. Spaces are sanitized daily. Participants are asked about Covid-19 symptoms and/or exposure. Masks must be worn at all times while inside, except when in the pool. More information on procedures and protocols will be sent to participants after they register.

Fitness classes

Balance & Functional Movement

Improve balance, flexibility and strength with progressive exercises that safely strengthen the core and other major muscle groups, while heightening body awareness. The last 15 minutes of class will include mat work on the floor. Please bring a mat if you own one.
  • Instructor: Beth Kerntke
  • When: 9-9:45am Mondays & Wednesdays Feb. 1-March 24
  • Where: PHS Studio
  • Fee: $59 (seniors* $47) until Jan. 15, then $69 ($57)

Les Mills BodyPump

This full-body barbell workout with great music targets each muscle group. Choose light to moderate weights to maximize repetitions as you sculpt, strengthen, and tone.
Monday/Wednesday evening
  • Instructor: Carly Lenz
  • When: 5-6pm Mondays & Wednesdays Jan. 25-March 24 (FULL on Mondays)
  • Where: PHS Multi-Purpose Facility
  • Fee: $93 (seniors* $74) until Jan. 15, then $103 ($84); or attend any 9 classes for $51 (seniors* $40)

Tuesday/Friday morning

  • Instructors: Julie Frausto and Carly Lenz
  • When: 6-6:45am Tuesdays & Fridays Jan. 26-March 26
  • Where: PHS Multi-Purpose Facility
  • Fee: $70 (seniors* $56) until Jan. 15, then $80 ($66)

Thursday afternoon

  • Instructor: Julie Frausto
  • When: 4:30-5:15pm Thursdays Jan. 28-March 25
  • Where: PHS Multi-Purpose Facility
  • Fee: $35 (seniors* $28) until Jan. 15, then $45 ($38) 

Cycle and Circuit

Heart rate-lifting cycle riding combined with a strengthening workout circuit will increase energy levels for the rest of the day.
  • Instructor: John Pfankuch
  • When: 5:15-6am Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays Jan. 25-March 26
  • Where: Riverview Fitness Center
  • Fee: $58 (seniors* $46) until Jan. 15, then $68 ($56); or attend any 18 classes for $41 (seniors* $32)

Open Cycle

Independently utilize the bikes in the Riverview Fitness Center to help reach your fitness goals. Bring your Les Mills on Demand app or whatever self-guided tools you need to have a great workout!
  • When: 3:30-4:30pm Mondays & Wednesdays Jan. 25-March 24
  • Where: Riverview Fitness Center
  • Fee: $20 (seniors* $16) until Jan. 15, then $30

Pound

This full-body cardio-jam session is inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of using lightly weighted drumsticks called Ripstix. Combine cardio, conditioning, & strength training with yoga & Pilates-inspired movements designed for all fitness levels.
  • Instructor: Amy Leynse
  • When: 4:30-5:15pm Tuesdays Jan. 26-March 23
  • Where: in Parkview Elementary Gymnasium
  • Fee: $35 (seniors* $28) until Jan. 15, then $45 ($38)

Gentle Yoga

Learn basic poses and enhance flexibility and relaxation in this beginner class. Please bring a mat if you own one.
  • Instructor: Kathy Ledwith
  • When: 6-6:45pm Tuesdays Jan. 26-March 23
  • Where: PHS Studio
  • Fee: $52 (seniors* $41) until Jan. 15, then $62 ($51)

Yoga with Weights

A yoga class with a little more strength, by adding light weight with high reps. You will hold standing postures to work your legs and add weighted reps to work the arms.
  • Instructor: Emily Nelson
  • When: 5:30-6:30pm Thursdays Jan. 28-March 25
  • Where: PHS Studio
  • Fee: $60 (seniors* $48) until Jan. 15, then $70 ($58)

Aquatic classes

The following classes will meet from Oct. 12 to Dec. 10 (except Nov. 23-26), unless otherwise noted, in the PHS pool:

Daytime Aqua

This shallow-water class is excellent for flexibility, range of motion and muscle toning.
  • Instructor: Beth Kerntke
  • When: 9-9:45am Tuesdays & Thursdays Feb. 2-March 25
  • Fee: $61 (seniors* $48) until Jan. 22, then $71 ($58)

Daytime Deep (FULL)

Held in conjunction with Daytime Aqua; participants can follow that workout, do their own, or swim laps.
  • When: 9-9:45am Tuesdays & Thursdays Feb. 2-March 25
  • Fee: $40 (seniors* $32) until Jan. 22, then $50 ($42)

In The Deep

Water resistance offers a great workout in deep water. You can use noodles or cuffs.
  • Instructor: Beth Kerntke
  • When: 6-6:45pm Mondays & Wednesdays Feb. 1-March 24 (first week only: 6:45-7:30pm)
  • Fee: $61 (seniors* $48) until Jan. 22, then $71 ($58); Optional: $35 for water cuffs as a belt or on ankles

Water Walking

This self-directed class in shallow water is perfect for those with limited mobility.
  • When: 6-6:45pm Mondays & Wednesdays Feb. 1-March 24 (first week only: 6:45-7:30pm)
  • Fee: $40 (seniors* $32) until Jan. 22, then $50 ($42)

Lap Swim

Low-impact regular exercise!
  • When: 7-8pm Mondays & Wednesdays Feb. 1-March 24 (first week only: 7:45-8:45pm)
  • Fee: $45 (seniors* $36) until Jan. 22, then $55 ($46)

Other opportunities

Strengthening the Immune System

Learn what lifestyle options can strengthen your immune system. We will talk sleep, diet, breath, exercise and supplementation.
  • Instructor: Dr. Dan Francis of Francis Chiropractic
  • When: 6pm Wednesday Feb. 24 in PHS Amphitheatre. Call our office if you would like to attend virtually. (postponed from Jan. 20)
  • Fee: $5 until Feb. 19, then $15

Gut Reset

Gut health is the key to good health and wellness. Learn how to heal your gut. These changes can affect everything from mood, reflux, immunity, and much more.
  • Instructor: Dr. Dan Francis of Francis Chiropractic
  • When: 6pm Wednesday March 17 in PHS Amphitheatre. Call our office if you would like to attend virtually.
  • Fee: $5 until March 12, then $15

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

Call our office at 892-5068 if you are interested in cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on PHS grounds. We will contact you when conditions are right and trails are groomed.
 

In the meantime

We have many options for those looking for exercise or recreation before classes begin!

Fitness Center Kickstart Consultations

Feeling stuck in your workout, or not sure where to begin your fitness journey? Schedule a Fitness Center Consultation with our wellness coordinator, Carly Lenz! While this is not one-on-one personal training, it is more than a basic orientation. Your personal fitness goals will guide the effort, with the chance to add more as you are ready.

During the initial 45-minute meeting, you will set a goal and establish a routine to help you meet that goal. You will explore Fitness Center machines that interest you and learn some exercises you can do in our wonderful facility.

Throughout the next month, work toward your goal, with brief check-ins with Carly in person or via email to help you stay on track.

At the end of a month, schedule a follow-up meeting of 15 to 30 minutes to assess your progress and get set up so you can achieve continued success on your own.

To participate: This opportunity is open to Fitness Center members with a 6-month or year membership. Fee is $25 ($20 for those ages 62 and above), payable by cash or check in our office.

Rows of fitness equipment

 

Les Mills on Demand

Our participants now can get a preferred rate on subscriptions to Les Mills on Demand, which offers unlimited access to more than 1,000 online workouts!

New participants can try it free for 60 days, then pay just $9.99 a month (regularly $14.99). Those who already have signed up on their own can cancel their existing subscription, then sign up through us to get the discount (you won’t get the free trial again, but you can start saving right away).

To participate: Visit Les Mills on Demand to sign up.

woman on fitness cycle

 

Additional exercise options available now

  • Fitness Center: Community members can join the Fitness Center at PHS, which features circuit training, free weights, and cardio machines. Memberships are available online and in our office. Members must reserve a workout time in advance; drop-ins are not allowed at this time. Learn more
  • Track/Hall Walking: Community members can walk the track and/or hallways in the new PHS addition. This modified opportunity is different than in past years: Participants must reserve a walking time in advance. Track/Hall Walking is free for Fitness Center members and students/children; others can purchase a $10 punch card or a $25 season pass online or in the Community Ed & Rec office. Learn more
  • Virtual workouts: For those who prefer to work out at home, wellness coordinator Carly Lenz has created a YouTube playlist with 16 free workouts ranging from stretches to high-intensity intervals.

 

Fitness challenges

Looking for simple, yet effective ways to keep moving as you wait for our Winter fitness & aquatic classes to begin? Check out these options below to challenge your fitness in just a few minutes a day!

Bingo Workouts
Use our Winter Bingo Card to create up to 12 quick daily workouts. Have your family and friends join you! 
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Push-up Challenge
Master Push-ups with this 16-day challenge. Master the form and go from 16 push-ups on your knees to as many as you can do on your toes in just 16 days. 
https://www.lesmills.com/fit-planet/fitness/push-up-challenge/

Fitness Tests
These 4 fitness tests (1-mile walk, push-ups, wall sit, and plank/hover) are a great tool to assess where you are before you jump into a new fitness routine. They also are great for tracking successes on your exercise journey.  
https://www.lesmills.com/fit-planet/fitness/fitness-tests/

Plank Challenge
This 2-week plank challenge can be tweaked and lengthened as needed to help strengthen your body as well as master the moves. 
https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Plank-Challenge-33037843

 

Cancellations

If school is cancelled or closed early, classes will not meet. We will update our phone message (920-892-5068) accordingly. Also watch for cancellation information on the district website Cancellations page, as well as its Twitter feed, and our Facebook page.
 

Learn more:

• Email us at commedrec@plymouth.k12.wi.us.
• Call us at (920) 892-5068.
Sign up for our e-newsletter, which is sent each month and when registration opens for each session.
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