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Veterans Rec Center offers new adult classes

By MELISSA BILL - | Apr 21, 2021


Lehigh’s Veterans Park Recreation Center has announced the addition of new adult classes to its spring and summer schedule. The two new classes complement the already busy calendar of activities that have resumed at the local center.

One of the newest additions is the center’s Crystal Bowl Meditation classes, which take place the third Wednesday of each month, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Classes are $15 each.

Crystal Bowl Meditation is a sound vibrational meditation that is approximately an hour long and meant to soothe the mind, body and spirit. According to the class description, participants may experience a heightened sense of intuition, stress relief, balancing of chakras, increased stamina and better focus.

According to Recreation Center Supervisor Rebecca Flora, the center has a popular exercise class back on its schedule.

“On Tuesday, April 13, Zumba, another favorite among residents, resumed here at the Veterans Recreation Center. We have a new instructor overseeing the class and there are three types of Zumba classes to choose from,” Flora said. “We offer the classic Zumba each Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. We’ll also offer a toning Zumba each Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays we have our step Zumba from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Residents can purchase four classes for $35 or just do a drop in for $10.”

The recreation center also offers its Photography Club for budding photo artists. The class is free to the public and takes place on the third Saturday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. The club is for intermediate and advanced level photographers.

“Participants must be 16 years and older and must have their own camera and equipment,” Flora said.

Adults aren’t the only ones with plenty of activities from which to choose this summer. The majority of the rec center’s previous kids and teen classes are back in full swing.

“We have our Susan Katz Dance and Tumbling, Champions in Motion (cheer program), martial arts and archery,” Flora said. “Due to its popularity, we are presently looking for an additional instructor for our archery program. The program is only in its first session and already our second session is full. We could double our enrollment with an additional teacher. Those interested can call the Veterans Park Recreation Center and ask for Tim Berti.”

All classes offered by the recreation center require a lifetime membership, which costs $10 per individual or $25 for the family.

Veterans Park Recreation Center is at 55 Homestead Rd S, Lehigh Acres.