The Pasadena Parks and Recreation Department wants to get you out of the house and moving with these outdoor recreation programs, starting the week of Monday, January 11.
There are many different activities for everyone, including arts and crafts, fitness and wellness, music, and sports.
If you just go through the Department’s website, you’ll see all sorts of current classes and memberships for all age groups – youth, adults and seniors – and both on-site and virtual. You also have the option to schedule your classes at a site that’s closest to your home, and to choose the days of the week you want to get scheduled.
For all on-site in-person activities, Pasadena Public Health Department COVID-19 protocols will be in place and include screening for symptoms, limited group sizes, face coverings and social distancing. Classes will only take place if allowable under the current Health Order. Often, weather conditions and air quality may also affect schedules, so it would help if you keep in touch with the Recreation Department.
For adults, there’s FIT360, 360 degrees of heart pumping, fat burning and muscle toning circuit training, with currently two classes available: 5 to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These are both at Victory Park, and classes start Monday, January 11.
There’s also Get Fit, training that will incorporate stretching and balance moves to improve your overall flexibility, balance and core strength. Get Fit will be on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Washington Park, and classes begin on January 13.
Then there’s a Non-Contact Boxing Program, an outdoors coed non-contact Olympic-style boxing activity geared towards health and fitness. Led by experienced instructors, training will focus on improving overall fitness, mental and physical health. Advanced Adult boxing is available on weekdays, 2 to 3 p.m. starting on Monday. Beginner and Advanced is available weekdays, 12 to 1 p.m. Classes are at Victory Park.
The Non-Contact Boxing program is also available for Youth Beginner and Youth Advanced. Call the Recreation Department for more details.
For kids from 2nd to 8th grade, there’s Multi-Sports Training, Outdoors, which offers an introduction to a variety of sports. Kids will have the opportunity to learn a variety of sports fundamentals, and essential bio-motor skills, such as agility, balance, flexibility, power, speed, stamina, strength, and quickness. Training will be conducted by some of Pasadena’s finest sports instructors. Training will be held at Victory Park with Mighty Mites – 2nd to 3rd grade – and A, B, and C divisions at different times. Classes begin on Monday.
PE in the Park (Outdoors) is a youth fitness class designed to provide a structured physical fitness program to develop strength, flexibility and endurance for children 6 to 17. This program helps children lead a healthier lifestyle while learning the importance of being actively fit. Classes are at Washington Park and are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays, 3 to 4 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, January 12.
For all these programs, call (626) 744-6530 or visit the new registration and reservation page, www.cityofpasadena.net/reserve
For PUSD students, the After School Adventures Program (ASAP) is partnering with PUSD LEARNs to provide all-day, in-person supervision from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for a limited number of elementary students at 12 school sites. To attend the After School Adventures Program, participants must first be registered in the LEARNs program. Visit www.pusd.us/learns to find the list of participating school sites and register there.
For more information about ASAP, contact the ASAP office at (626) 744-6500.