Play in the Parks

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Overview

Explore, Experience and Enjoy FREE Activities in the Parks

The Play in the Parks events initiated in the summer of 2016 to provide free community events focused on wellness throughout Lincoln. It's sister program, Party in the Parks, started in 2013.

All programs are free to the public.

Canoeing at Holmes Lake

Two people paddle a canoe on the lake, while in the foreground, two youth and an adult enjoy a picnic at a park’s picnic table under a leafy shade tree.

Come to Holmes Lake and canoe for free. Our team provides the canoes and lifejackets, instruct how to work the oars and most importantly - canoe safely. Due to the popularity, pre-registration will be required. 

Days: Last Wednesday of June, July, and August

Dates: June 30, July 28, August 25

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM

How to pre-register: Registration will be available two weeks prior to the event on parks.lincoln.ne.gov. - Register for a class.

Canoeing at Holmes Lake

FitLot Outdoor Fitness Park Classes

Learn how to safely exercise on Lincoln's newest outdoor fitness park located in Woods Park. This new park provided by FitLot and AARP, offers park users a new way to get a workout in while enjoying the outdoors. Use your own body weight on this circuit training facility. 

FitLot Classes are structured so that all ages (18+) and abilities can have the opportunity to work with a local fitness professional and be part of building an active community. There are three types of one-hour classes that are offered in the spring and fall.  If you’ve been in a gym or PE class, you will recognize what movements that these stations use!

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Group Classes

Additional classes will start again in September and October 2021. Registration required for class.

Register for a FitLot Class

Intro Class

Monday, October 4, 2021: 9:00 AM

Learn proper form, safe equipment use, and the format of FitLot Method Circuit Training classes in a slower-paced, light-effort instructional setting.

We hope these introductory workouts encourage you to sign up for an upcoming multi week series where you commit to attending 70% of the classes. We suggest that you attend an Introduction FitLot Method class first, so you are equipped with an understanding of the FitLot equipment and the FitLot Method circuit training.

This class is designed for all ages and abilities to comfortably participate but please make sure you are cleared for physical activity by your physician before beginning a new exercise routine.

If you have any questions regarding the classes or the registration process, please contact Mary Johnson (402)441-4911

HOW TO PREPARE FOR CLASS

What to Wear: comfortable clothes and shoes that you can move and exercise in; take into consideration the weather

What to Bring: water, towel, hand-sanitizer

Register for a class!


Method Multi-Week Series

October 13, 2021 9:30 AM

Commit to consistent physical activity by participating in one-hour circuit training classes at the fitness park.

These no-cost one-hour outdoor circuit training classes held multiple times each week for a multi-week series provide a full-body and fun workout that all ages and abilities can benefit from.

This series is perfect for people starting a new fitness routine. Additionally, it provides a great opportunity for participants to develop a routine practice of physical activity under the guidance of a fitness professional and alongside a committed group of community members who are also working to achieve a more active lifestyle.

Participants are encouraged to attend 70% of the classes in this series, which are held multiple times a week for the multi-week series.

We suggest people interested in participating in this Multi-Week Circuit Training Series first attend a FitLot Method Introduction class to become familiar with the AARP Sponsored Outdoor Fitness Park equipment and the FitLot circuit training method.

This series is designed for all ages and abilities to comfortably participate, but please make sure you are cleared for physical activity by your physician before beginning a new exercise routine.

When you arrive at the park please make sure to check in with the FitLot Neighborhood Coach so they can properly check you in.

If you have any questions regarding FitLot classes or the registration process, please call Mary Johnson at (402)441-4911.


Week 1 - Mondays 9am-10am Wednesdays 10:30-11:30

What to Wear: comfortable clothes and shoes that you can move and exercise in; take into consideration the weather

What to Bring: water, towel, hand-sanitizer

Register for a class!


Drop-In Class

Friday, October 1, 2021: 9:00 AM

Drop-in, sweat a little, and see how you like FitLot Method circuit training!

In these one-hour drop-in classes, you will experience a full FitLot Method circuit training workout without having to sign up for the multi-week commitment of a FitLot Method Circuit Training Series. However, if interested, we hope these drop-in workouts encourage you to sign up for an upcoming multi-week series where you commit to attending 70% of the classes.

We suggest that you attend an Introduction FitLot Method class first, so you are equipped with an understanding of of the FitLot equipment, the FitLot Method circuit training, and so you can safely and effectively participate in these drop-in workouts.

This class is designed for all ages and abilities to comfortably participate but please make sure you are cleared for physical activity by your physician before beginning a new exercise routine.

Please call Mary Johnson at (402)441-4911 if you have any questions about the class or the registration process.

What to Wear: comfortable clothes and shoes that you can move and exercise in; take into consideration the weather

What to Bring: water, towel, hand-sanitizer

Register for a class!

Instructional Videos

Can't make it to class but want to learn how to use the equipment safely? Check out the over 40 instructional videos created by FitLot.  

FitLot Instructional Video Library

 

 


Group Fitness Classes

Get moving in these small group classes. Shake it off with Zumba, find balance with yoga, and tone with barre. 

Zumba: Tuesdays, 5:45 - 6:30 PM

Yoga: Wednesdays, 12:00 - 12:45 PM

Barre: Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:15 PM

Location: F Street Community Center, 1225 F Street

Street and lot parking is available for center patrons at no charge.

*No yoga class 7-21-21.


What is Barre?

Parks Lincoln And Yoga (PLAY)

Days: Sundays in September

Dates: Sept 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 10 - 11 AM

Location: Antelope Park Bandshell

What to bring: yoga mat or towel.

 

 

 

 

Water Fitness

Get fit and have fun in the water for free! Group tabata-style for all levels of wellness. Classes are held at 5 pools, Ballard, Belmont, Eden, Irvingdale, and Woods. No water fitness class on Saturdays.  Ages 15+

2021 Schedule of Adult Water Fitness

Sundays, Noon - 1 PM:  Eden Pool

Sundays, 6:15 - 7:15 PM: Ballard Pool, Irvingdale Pool

Tuesdays, 6:15 - 7:15 PM: Woods Pool

Wednesdays 6:15 - 7:15 PM: Belmont Pool, Eden Pool

Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:15 PM: Irvingdale Pool 

Fridays 6:15 - 7:15 PM:  Eden Pool

 Water Fitness