Still time to join winter aquatics, fitness classes

Posted February 13, 2017

Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation is offering a second chance to join aquatic and fitness classes this winter.

The following aquatic classes meet in the pool at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.:

  • Daytime Aqua (Deep only): This class is excellent for flexibility, range of motion and muscle toning. Use floats or a noodle. Class meets with Beth Kerntke and Clayton Moore from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays through May 19 (except April 7 and 14); fee for 18 classes is $71 ($56 for Generations members and district residents ages 62 and up).
  • 20/20: Twenty minutes of high-powered and motivational shallow aerobics followed by 20 minutes of ab work. Class meets with Beth Kerntke from 8:15 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through May 17 (except March 29 and April 5); fee for 18 classes is $71 (seniors $56).
  • In The Deep! This motivational class uses water resistance for a great workout. You must be comfortable in deep water, using noodles or cuffs. Class meets with Beth Kerntke from 7:15 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through May 17 (except March 29 and April 5); fee for 18 classes is $71 (seniors $56).
  • Water Walking: This self-paced, self-directed class in shallow water is perfect for those with limited mobility. Class meets from 7:15 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through May 17 (except March 29 and April 5); fee for 18 classes is $33 (seniors $26).
  • Lap Swim: Take in the benefits of regular exercise with low-impact lap swim. Available from 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 18; from 6 to 7 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays through May 19 (except April 14); and from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturdays through May 20 (except Feb. 11 and April 15). Fee is $50 for early mornings, $50 for Tuesday and Thursday evenings; $25 for Saturdays only; or $75 for unlimited swims.

The following fitness classes meet at Riverview Middle School, 300 Riverside Drive, unless otherwise noted:

  • Core Training: This class is good for those looking specifically at core strength or a low-impact course to get started and uses stability, Bosu and medicine balls plus exercise bands, mats and weights. Class meets with Josette Svitter from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through April 26 (except March 27 & 29); fee for 15 classes is $49 (seniors $39).
  • Group Cycling MWF: Each class starts with 30 minutes of cycling, followed by 15 minutes of strengthening. Class meets with John Pfankuch from 5:15 to 6 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through April 28 (except March 27-31); fee for 23 classes is $86 (seniors $68)
  • PiYo: This combination of Yoga and Pilates is a total-body fitness system designed to work your entire body, help build strength, lose weight, and increase flexibility. Class meets with Amy Odekirk from 5:15 to 6 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 27 (except March 28 & 30); fee for 15 classes is $49 (seniors $39).
  • Top Flight: Class begins with a warmup and continues into aerobics, designed to strengthen the cardiovascular system. The mat work section of the class will shape and define arm, abdominal, thigh and hip muscles. Class concludes with stretching for flexibility. Class meets with Pat Moriarty from 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through April 26 (except March 27 and 29) at the Plymouth Youth Center next to Riverview; fee for 15 classes is $49 (seniors $39).
  • Yoga: Learn basic poses in this beginner class, a great opportunity to give this healthful activity a try. Become more relaxed, more flexible and start to breathe more fully. Class meets with Judy Kraus from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays through April 25 (except March 28); fee for seven classes is $30 (seniors $24).

There’s also still room in the following:

  • “The Visitor” screening: Part of the Cultural Perspectives Series, this 2008 film offers a different perspective on being a foreigner. After being gone for an extended period of time, a professor returns to NYC to find illegal immigrants living in his apartment. The movie will show at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the PHS Auditorium; admission is free, but please register in advance.
  • Tumbling/Gymnastics: Kids ages 3 and up can enjoy floor work, tumble track, balance beam and parallel bars. Class will meet with Jamie Wright of the YMCA on Friday evenings (times vary by level) from Feb. 17 to May 5 (except March 3, 31; April 14, 21) at Riverview; fee is $50.
  • Knitting II (Intermediate): You can take this new class as the next step from Intro to Knitting or take it as a stand-alone if you are already able to knit and want to learn more. Participants will explore additional stitches and more advanced patterns. Class will meet with instructor Sharon Schlundt from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays from Feb. 20 to March 20 (except March 6). Fee is $45 ($38 for district residents ages 62 and up); plus needed supplies.
  • Eating Mindfully: “Mindless eating” or eating while distracted is linked to overeating, stress, and generally not enjoying meals as they are happening. In this new class, explore how to be more aware of and present to our relationship with food through mindfulness and other useful techniques while eating. Class will meet with Carrie Caselton Lowe, nutrition & wellness coordinator, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22; fee is $20.
  • Winter Swim Club: Kids age 7 through eighth grade can get a taste for competitive swimming. Focus will be on improving the four competitive swim strokes, as well as learning competitive starts and turns. Every participant must be able to swim the width of the pool. Class will meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Feb. 20 to March 15, with grades 2-4 from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. and grades 5-8 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.; fee is $45.
  • Aquatic Intervals, a new class offered free to Community Fitness Center members. Guided stations will offer various strengthening exercises, plus there will be lap lanes. Class will meet with Clayton Moore, recreation & fitness coordinator, from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 21 to May 16.

Learn more:
View or download a flier of available Fitness & Aquatics opportunities.
Register online; this option, which no longer carries a service charge, allows you to pay with a credit card and to receive immediate confirmation of enrollment.
Print a registration form to mail or bring to Community Ed & Rec, 125 Highland Ave., Plymouth WI 53073.
View or download the complete Winter/Spring 2017 course guide.
Visit our new Facebook page, where we will be sharing information regularly about our many learning and recreational offerings for community members of all ages.
• Call (920) 892-5068, email commedrec@plymouth.k12.wi.us or visit the Community Education and Recreation office on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.