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EPRD Class Spotlight: POUND®

This week the Fitness Blogger tried POUND®, a new group fitness class inspired by drumming.

What is It? Led by Yesim Peddy, who never stops smiling, we rocked to a variety of music, from Lorde to Aerosmith, as we poured our inner rock stars into a vibrant, effective workout using hollow drumsticks called Ripstix®.
Ripstix®, which are lightly weighted, are engineered specifically for exercising so that POUND® transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.
Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and Pilates-inspired movements.
It wasn’t that hard to follow, and even though I think I’m fit, POUND worked a lot of muscles I didn’t realize I had.
POUND is designed for all fitness levels, provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcomin…

EPRD Healthy Living Newsletter / January 2018

2018 Brings New Fitness Opportunities
Winter is a big season for EPRD this year, with lots of new classes for you to take advantage of! Here are our Winter Superstars! 
POUND is a full-body cardio jam session inspired by drumming, offered Tuesdays at 8 AM at BPRC. This incredibly fun class uses weighted drumsticks called "ripstix" and taps to the beat of great, motivational music while improving strength and flexibility.
Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson'sclasses launch Thu., Feb. 1, running Tues/Thu/Sat. at BPRC. Rock Steady Boxing empowers people with Parkinson's Disease to fight back, improving quality of life through a non-contact boxing-based fitness curriculum proven to reverse, reduce and delay symptoms.
Other New EPRD classes:
Strong by Zumba, a fat-burning, muscle-toning plyometric workout set to music.
New Yoga Classes, including Yin Yoga (gentle, restorative class), Yoga Nidra (deep meditation and emotional cleansing), and no-cost Yoga for Veterans (free, espec…

Keep Your New Year's Resolutions!

Did you know Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) offers 86 fitness classes a week?
With 27 SilverSneakers® classes, 11 water exercise classes and 48 fitness classes on tap, as well as state-of-the-art exercise equipment and miles of trails, there's no excuse not to stay fit this winter! We also now have six night classes available for those who are busy during the day to choose from. 
Some highlights of EPRD's winter class schedule:

POUND,a full-body cardio jam session inspired by drumming, launches Tuesday, Jan. 23. It uses weighted drumsticks called "ripstix" and taps to the beat of great, motivational music while improving strength and flexibility. It will put a smile on your face! Learn about POUND.

NEW! Rock Steady Boxing
Rock Steady Boxing, for people with mobility problems, especially Parkinson's Disease, empowers patients to fight back against the condition. Parkinson's is a chronic progressive neurological disease marked by tremor of rest…