Annapolis Recreation and Parks offers a variety of programs and activities for all ages at very reasonable prices. For the very young or the young-at-heart, keep up with our latest activities by joining our e-mail list. Register here
From youth and adult athletic leagues to yoga classes and horseback riding, there are a number of programs which will meet your recreational interests. Want to train for a triathlon? Learn more about the Wonder Women Duathlon and Triathlon training (see sidebar links.)
We also offer massage therapy at PMRC by a licensed therapist, Josephine "Jo" Gosnell, who is also one of our personal trainers. Massage appointments are open to members and non-members alike! Please e-mail email@example.com
for additional information or to make an appointment.
NEW -- Mantra Fit!
Torch calories and build strength with Mantra Fit workouts for the entire body!
• Hour-long sessions of high-intensity cardio & strength interval training
• Boost body & mind to reach your full potential
• Outdoor workouts in downtown Annapolis with water views of Spa Creek
• Led by ACE® certified personal trainer Carleen Birnes
• All fitness levels are welcome!
8 weeks (24 classes), Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-7 am and Sundays 8-9 am
Held at Annapolis City Dock (during the winter months, held at PMRC)
City of Annapolis Resident $150 / Non-Resident $188
Register online www.annapolis.gov/recreation or by calling 410.263.7958 NEW -- Teen Mindful Health Workshop - 6 Week Series! Looking for an alternative to traditional sports?
Annapolis Recreation and Parks, Annapolis Pediatrics and Whole Foods Market will host a specialized-six week program where teens (ages 13 to 21), will learn how to implement daily practices of meditation, yoga, positive thinking and healthy eating habits to create an unshakable foundation for the rest of their lives. The 6-week series includes:
- One hour yoga session
- Grocery store tour and cooking lesson at Whole Foods Market
- Two nutrition seminars by an Annapolis Pediatrics Registered Dietitian
- Weekly focus on a different part of the body, incorporating yoga, meditations, and food that relate to the physical and energetic elements of the body
- Journal and home assignments to instill personal practice and integrate daily mindfulness
- Opportunity to begin building a foundation for a more holistic and whole health lifestyle
- Receive a yoga gift bag for completing the program!
Held Saturday afternoons January 11 through February 15, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at PMRC, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis.
Registration cost is $50 per teen. Please R.S.V.P. to Samantha Gilmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.263.7958.
Revolution Kids bicycle program
-- ARPD welcomes any teenager to join Revolution Kids -- a program in which teens fix up bikes and earn one of their own! Interested participants should complete the Revolution Kids Application
. If you would like additional information, please e-mail email@example.com
ACHIEVE Annapolis -- the Annapolis Community Health Initiative (ACHI)
Annapolis is an ACHIEVE city! We are one of 40 communities around the country, selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to embark on an important public health effort. ACHIEVE Annapolis aims to improve our metropolis by promoting policies and environments that can prevent chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.
Annapolis Recreation and Parks has partnered with Anne Arundel Medical Center, Anne Arundel County Department of Health, The Pediatric Group, Annapolis Pediatrics, local public schools, and other City Departments to complete a community-wide health assessment to identify the policies, infrastructure and leadership that is already in place to promote physical activity, nutrition, chronic disease prevention and tobacco cessation.
The baseline information has been used to determine health and wellness initiatives in our community:
1. Increase physical activity opportunities in Annapolis area schools. In November 2012, Germantown Elementary School implemented the SPARK physical activity program, which includes curriculum, training, and equipment to incorporate physical activity throughout the school day.
2. Implement a Physical Activity Rx Program to help pediatric healthcare providers connect kids with free local physical activity programs through Annapolis Recreation and Parks and Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks.
3. Implement Electronic Benefit Transfer Systems (EBTs) in all Anne Arundel County Farmers’ Markets so credit cards and SNAP benefits will be accepted. SNAP benefits can now be used at the Westfield Annapolis Farmers’ Market.
4. Increase the number of school and community gardens in Annapolis
5. Promote the purchase of healthy foods in local convenience stores
If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please contact Samantha Gilmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.263.7958.
Looking for something that we don’t currently offer? Send us an e-mail and let us what you would like to see offered. Have a skill or talent that you would like to share? We continue to look for new program instructors in a variety of areas. Please send a brief letter of interest including references and salary (hourly) requirements to email@example.com.