Marple Newtown Recreation offers the following activities

Total Sports program

Marple Newtown Recreation will sponsor a “Total Sports Program” beginning Jan. 22. This six week program, for children ages 3 to 5, is designed to give participants the opportunity to take part in Mini-Basketball, Soccer, Tag Rugby and Mini-Olympics. Each child will be welcomed and supported through their first steps into sports by nurturing and caring coaches.  

The program will meet Friday afternoons from 1-2 p.m. at the Gauntlett Community Center. The fee is $80 per person. Instruction will be provided by Certified PE Teachers from Impact Sports.

Registration is now open in the recreation office of the Community Center. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 610-353-2326 or visit www.mnrecreation.org for further information.

Chess Club

Student’s ages 8 to 14 are welcome to join the Marple Newtown Chess Club, which meets Wednesday afternoons at Marple Newtown High School. During this eight week program, that begins Jan. 27, participants will play games against each other while Club Moderator Neal Olberholtzer observes and suggests advice on strategy. The Club is structured to pair each student against an opponent of similar skill.

The Club will meet at the High School on Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 p.m. The fee is $80 per person.

Registration is now open in the recreation office of the Community Center. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 610-353-2326 or visit www.mnrecreation.org for complete details.

Zumba

Marple Newtown Recreation will conduct a Zumba Fitness class beginning Feb. 4.

The Zumba program fuses Latin and international rhythms with easy-to-follow moves to create a one of a kind fitness program that feels more like a disco party than a workout. Very little motivation is required because when you hear the music, you can’t help but move! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms are combined to tone and sculpt the total body while burning fat, especially targeting the mid-section. Certified Zumba instructor Pam Nelson will coordinate the program.

This eight-week class will be held in the Paxon Hollow Middle School Cafeteria and will meet Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The fee is $70.

Registration is now open in the recreation office of the Community Center. Call 610-353-2326 or visit www.mnrecreation.org for complete details.

Walk Live

Marple Newtown Recreation will sponsor a six-week adult walking program beginning Feb. 4. Walk Live is the live version of Leslie Sansone’s indoor aerobic walking program which has been helping people get fit for over 25 years. In a Walk Live class, participants walk 1, 2 and 3 miles in a group setting, using the proven techniques of Leslie’s Walk at Home program. With just four basic steps, participants will get a safe, effective and fun workout.

The program will meet Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. at the Gauntlett Community Center. The fee is $60.

Registration is now open in the recreation office of the Community Center. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 610-353-2326 or visit www.mnrecreation.org for further information.   

Intro to Coding and Programming

Beginning Feb. 9, participants (ages 7-10) will have fun and success as they learn to create simple programs. As they create games and other activities, they will program commands, add time intervals, use variables and debug or fix broken programs. Participants will use logical reasoning skills to look at simple programs and predict what will happen. Finally, they will be able to share their games on the web.

Sponsored by Marple Newtown Recreation and Computer Explorers, this six-week program will be held at the Gauntlett Community Center and will meet Tuesday afternoons from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. The fee is $115 per person.

Registration is now open in the recreation office of the Community Center. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 610-353-2326 or visit www.mnrecreation.org for further details.

Zumba Toning

Marple Newtown Recreation will offer a Zumba Toning class beginning Feb. 13. Zumba Toning combines your favorite Zumba rhythms with a component of toning exercises for the legs, buttocks, arms, abdominals and core section. Students learn how to use lightweight toning sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones. Zumba Toning is a perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies naturally while having a blast. Certified Zumba instructor Pam Nelson will coordinate the program.

This six-week class will be held in the Community Center and will meet Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. The fee is $60.

Registration is now open in the recreation office of the Community Center. Call 610-353-2326 or visit www.mnrecreation.org for complete details.

Flower Show

Marple Newtown Recreation will sponsor a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Tuesday, March 8. The bus will depart for the Pennsylvania Convention Center at 9:30 a.m. and return by 5 p.m. The fee is $41 per person, which includes admission and transportation.

Registration is now open in the Recreation Office of the Robert C. Gauntlett Community Center. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 610-353-2326 for complete details.

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