Summer may be around the corner, but there's no break when it comes to fitness courses. The City of Boca Raton released The Recreator for May through August 2014, and it’s packed with fun fitness opportunities.
While these classes and programs aren't free, they’re reasonably priced. City residents pay $21.50 a month for the judo classes mentioned below, for example. There are two of those each week, taught by a seventh degree Black Belt. So, it’s a good deal.
Here’s a sampling of the city's summertime classes and programs:
How about delving into the martial arts or yoga? The Boca Raton Community Center (150 Crawford Blvd.) is offering judo classes for all ages, including some classes for advanced students. Other classes include jujutsu (self-defense), tai chi and yoga. There’s an indoor yoga option, as well as yoga at the beach, at Red Reef East Park (1400 N. Ocean Blvd.)
Those living closer to Military Trail might prefer classes at the James A. Rutherford Community Center in Patch Reef Park (200 Yamato Road). Summertime fitness at Patch Reef includes adult line dance classes, Zumba, martial arts and yoga.
There’s also Sugar Sand Park Field House (300 S. Military Trail) where fitness enthusiasts will find a mom’s boot camp, exercise classes for people with Parkinson’s disease, jazzercise and more.
If you’d like to work out outdoors, you might try one of the city’s summer programs at local tennis court complexes or swimming pools. Boca Raton Tennis Center (271 NW Boca Raton Blvd.) has one-hour adult clinics for beginner, intermediate and advanced tennis players. Patch Reef and The Racquet Center (21626 St. Andrews Blvd.) also offer adult summer clinics, as well as men’s and women’s singles ladders.
The hot summer months are perfect for pool workouts. You can join the masters’ programs at City of Boca Raton pools, including Meadows Park Pool (1300 N.W. Eighth St.) and The Swim Center (21618 St. Andrews Blvd.).
One perk of summertime in Boca Raton: reduced fees. Boca Raton Municipal Golf Course (811 Golf Course Road, west of the Turnpike) and Red Reef Oceanfront Executive Golf Course (1221 N. State Road A1A) offer daily fees from April 15 to November 14.
For more details, including times and prices, visit http://www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us/pdf/RecreatorSummer14_web.pdf or call 561/393-7700.
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Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has had the luxury of reporting on health, fitness and other hot topics for more than 23 years. The longtime Boca Raton resident, University of Florida graduate and fitness buff writes for local, regional and national publications and websites. Find out more on www.wordscomealive.com.