Indoor Recreation Programs Fall/Winter 2018-2019

We have a fit for you and your family!  Indoor programs are held at the Fit Room at Fairgrounds Park (532 N. Cannon Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21740) unless otherwise noted in program description. Enroll online by clicking on the four-digit activity number listed below; hyperlinks take you to ActiveNet, our secure online registration portal. Registration is required for all series and one-day activities at least 24 hours in advance of program start date unless noted in program description; programs must meet minimum enrollment levels. Sign up early so we can be in touch with you regarding program-related updates. For assistance with enrollment or questions about program details, call our office, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm (301)739-8577 x 170. Find a great fit for you here! 
Arts, Entertainment, & Learning Series & One-Day Activities
American Sign Language for Beginners
Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 pm
- Oct. 6- Dec. 1
(Activity #6175)
- Jan. 26- Mar. 16 (Activity #6176)
Intro to the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) for ages 10 years and up. Join instructor, Kim Rankin, for one hour classes for 8-weeks of fun learning. Series, $96. 

American Sign Language- Tiny Hands, Big Hearts
Saturday, 12:30-2pm
- Dec. 15 
(Activity #6177)
One-day family workshop designed as a fun learning experience for an adult and child to explore together. Intro to basics of communication with ASL. Adults ages 18 years and up, with children ages 2-10 years. $20/pair. 

Family Fun Karaoke Night
Saturday, 5-7pm
- Feb. 9 
(Activity #6170)
Clean Karaoke fun for the whole family. All ages welcome! Tables with fun card-making activities will be set up to keep hands busy while waiting for your turn to serenade the audience! Music provided by Kelly & Wynn's Wacky Karaoke. You may request a song when you sign up online! $5/person. 
Saturdays, 2-3 pm
- Oct. 20- Dec. 15 
(Activity #6169)
Do you dream of becoming a singer? Or do you just want to impress your friends at karaoke? Learn the basics of solo singing and vocal function: breathing, pitch, vowels, tone, registers. Great for beginners, all singing styles welcome! Led by Delia Zielinski. 8-week series, $120. 
Series & One-Day Activities
Aikido for Teens & Adults
Fridays, 6:45-8 pm

- Oct. 26- Nov. 30 (Activity #6107)
- Dec. 7- Jan. 18 (Activity #6108)
- Jan. 25- Mar. 1 (Activity #6109)
Aikido for teens and adults provides a great learning experience in physical activity and mind-body connection with this Japanese form of self-defense and martial art. Aikido teaches us to respect and be helpful toward others, fostering personal and social responsibility through intro to principles of Aikido, which means "the way of the harmonious spirit." Co-ed, ages 13 years & up, led by Vernon Medieros. 6-weeks, $35. 
Art of Self Defense
Fridays, 5:30- 6:30 pm
- Oct. 26- Nov. 30 (Activity #6111)
- Dec. 7- Jan. 18  (Activity #6112)
- Jan. 25- Mar. 1  (Activity #6113)
This new program consists of mental (conflict resolution) and physical practices (self-defense skills) to gain experience in order to make goof decisions when being confronted by an aggressor. The program is a good method of exercise for healthy mind and body. Co-ed classes, ages 15 & up, led by Vernon Medieros. 6 weeks, $35. Drop-in, $10. 
AntiGravity Fitness Fundamentals
AntiGravity is an inspired mode of fitness centered around suspended hammocks. This exercise series is built on an art form to connect mind and body, take tension away, challenge you, and create a life that is lighter. Discover the benefits of decompression from inverting the body, building strength, conditioning, and advancing agility and coordination, as well as deep stretching and massage of muscles, tissue, and the body's spirit! A new program led by Lauren Alford, certified AntiGravity instructor and personal trainer. Ages 18 & up. Morning and evening classes, one-hour: 6-week series, $78 or $15/class. Afternoon classes, 45 minutes: 6-week series, $60 or $12/class. 
7:30-8:30 am
- Nov.27- Jan. 15 (Activity #6115)
- Jan. 29- Mar. 5 (Activity #6116)
12:15-1:00 pm

- Nov.27- Jan.15  
(Activity #6121)
- Jan. 29- Mar. 5 (Activity #6122)

Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm
- Nov.28- Jan. 9 (Activity #6118)
- Jan. 23- Feb. 27 (Activity #6119)

AntiGravity Fitness
One-class opportunity
Drop-in, $15/class. 8 student max. Click activity number to enroll online & reserve your space. For help with enrollment, call Parks & Rec office: (301)739-8577 x 170. LEVEL 2 classes are for students who have taken 3 classes or more or have instructor permission. 

Thursdays, 8:15- 9:15 pm
- Nov. 29 (Activity #6215)
- Dec. 6 LEVEL 2 (Activity #6225)
- Dec. 13, 5:45- 6:45 pm (Activity #6227)

Saturdays, 3:30- 4:30 pm
- Dec. 1 
LEVEL 2 (Activity #6223)
- Dec. 8 (Activity #6226)

Sunday, Dec. 2, 9:30- 10:30 am (Activity #6224)
Monday, Dec. 17, 7:15- 8:15 pm LEVEL 2 (Activity #6228)

AntiGravity Fitness Christmas Special
One-day class opportunity 
Drop-in, $10/class

Saturday, Dec. 22
- 12:15- 1:15 pm 
(Activity #6229)
- 1:30- 2:30 pm (Activity #6230)

Saturday, Dec. 29
- 10:30- 11:30 am (Activity #6231)
- 12:00- 1:00 pm LEVEL 2 (Activity #6232)
Belly Dance for Beginners
Mondays, 7:15-8:30 pm
- Oct. 15- Dec. 10 (Activity #6179)
*Start date postponed to begin Oct. 22- Dec. 17.
- Jan. 28- Mar. 18 (Activity #6180)
Belly Dancing is a great way to have fun, meet new people, and discover new muscles! This class will teach dance posture, isolations, shimmies, and traveling steps all combined into a short choreography. Belly dance inproves flexibility and is gentle on the knees and ankles, making it appropriate for individuals of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. No previous dance experience is necessary; for ages 16 years and up. Ages 8 years and older may attend with a supervising adult age 21 years or over. Led by Aleesa Banzhoff. 8-week series, $80. 
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Body Soul Shift
Wednesdays, 10 am-12 pm
- Jan. 23- Mar. 13 (Activity #6166)
Connect body awareness to your emotions. This is an emotional and physical fitness workshop series that includes journaling and light physical exercise. This series for females helps with stress coping techniques, restoration of the pelvic floor, and overall wellness. Program available for live-stream broadcast to those enrolled- be part of this program from anywhere in the world! Led by Cordelia Gaffar, perfect for post-partum or working mothers, all females welcome. Ages 18 years & up. Wear comfortable clothing. 8-week series, $125.  
Geocache in the Parks
Saturdays & Sundays, 2pm-3:30pm
- January 19 Activity #6184
- February 3 Activity #6185
- March 2 Activity #6186
This real-world treasure hunting game uses your GPS-enabled cell phone to find hidden locations throughout Hagerstown City Parks. Learn how to earn a free GeoCoin! Free. 
Hip Hop Soul
Sundays, 8 - 9 am
- Oct. 28- Dec. 16 (Activity #6156)
- Jan. 6- Feb. 24 (Activity #6157)
- Mar. 3- Apr. 21 (Activity #6158)
Soulful Sunday with hip hop flavor- low impact cardio to jump start your Sunday morning. Get your body moving with Chanda Thompson. 8-week series, $40 or Drop-in, $5/class. 
Square Dance
Sundays, 2- 4 pm

- Dec. 16 (Activity #6101)  Christmas themed- mainstream square dancing, Dan Grimes. Beginners welcome!
- Jan. 6 (Activity #6102)  Intro to Clogging, Mark Wilson. Beginners welcome!
- Feb. 24 (Activity #6103)  Hexagon Squares, Dan Koft. Mainstream plus, experienced dancers. 
- Mar. 3 (Activity #6104)  Mainstream Plus, Cameron Harnish. Experienced dancers.
Square Dance fun at the Fit Room at Fairgrounds Park for dance lovers of all ages, experience, and ability levels. Bring a date or come solo, experienced square dance providers provided. $6/person, or drop-in $7.  
Tai Chi
Mondays & Saturdays, 9- 10 am

- Oct. 22- Dec. 1 (Activity #6097)
- Dec. 3- Jan. 19 (Activity #6098)
- Jan. 21- Mar. 2 (Activity #6105)
Improve balance and movement through this intro to Tai Chi principles and postures. Relieve tension and reconnect through low-impact mind-and-body exercise series. Led by Vernon Medieros. Choose your 6-week schedule: Meet Once weekly, $35; Twice weekly, $45; Drop-in, $10/class. 
Turbo Kick
Sundays, Noon- 1 pm
- Jan. 27- Mar. 3 (Activity #6178)
Punch, jab, and kick your cares away with this up-beat interval aerobic workout that utilizes self-defense techniques for a fun and stress-relieving cardio and toning exercise. Led by Deanna Schleigh. 6-weeks, $30. 
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Tuesdays, 7-8 pm & Saturdays, 11 am-12 pm
Fun cardio to the electric music of Latino flare- features the core rhythms merengue, salsa, cumbia, and reagaeton. Led by certified Zumba instructor, Chanda Thompson. 8-week series, $40; Drop in, $5/class. 
Tuesdays, 7- 8 pm
- Oct. 30- Dec. 18 (Activity #6140)
- Jan. 8- Feb. 26 (Activity #6141)
- Mar. 5- Apr. 23 (Activity #6142)
Saturdays, 11 am- 12 pm
- Nov. 3- Dec. 22 (Activity #6144) No class Dec. 1
- Jan. 12- Mar. 2 (Activity #6145)
- Mar. 9- Apr. 27 (Activity #6146)

Zumba Toning
Thursdays, 7-8 pm & Saturdays, 10-11 am
The challenge of adding resistance by using light weights helping you focus on specific muscle groups, so you and your muscles stay engaged- creating a silhouette of beauty! 8-week series, $40; Drop in for $5/class.
 Thursdays, 7-8 pm
- Nov. 1- Dec. 27 (Activity #6152)
- Jan. 10- Feb. 28 (Activity #6153)
- Mar. 7- Apr. 25 (Activity #6154)
 Saturdays, 10- 11 am
- Nov. 3- Dec. 22 (Activity #6148) No class Dec. 1
- Jan. 12- Mar. 2 (Activity #6149)
- Mar. 90 Apr. 27 (Activity #6150)

Wellness & Health
Series & One-Day Activities
Diabetes Prevention
Thursdays, Noon- 1 pm
- Oct. 4- Jan. 31 (Activity #6095)
One out of three adults in the U.S. has pre-diabetes, only 10% know they have it. If diabetes runs in your family, if you are overweight, or if you sit more than you move, you could be at risk for type 2 diabetes. Take the first step towards a healthier lifestyle and join this free program to learn how to adapt your lifestyle to beat the risk and prevent developing type 2 diabetes. This program meets once weekly for 16 weeks, then once monthly for the remainder of the year. Program provided by Meritus Medical Center. Free! 
Weight Loss for Women
Saturdays, Noon - 1 pm
- Jan. 19- Feb. 23
(Activity #6171)
Struggling with weight loss? Learn simple, effective strategies for setting goals and achieving results, while loving and nurturing yourself through the process. Join board-certified nutritionist, licensed dietitian/nutritionist, Cheryle McKee, of Nourishing Abundance to support your plan for success in achieving your weight loss goals. Meets at the Greens at Hamilton Run Golf Course Clubhouse (2 S. Cleveland Ave.) 6-week series, $125.