Sports Shorts – March 16, 2016

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St. Patty’s Day Boot Camp

St. Patty’s Day Boot Camp, an ultimate circuit-based workout, will be held Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at Murphy Field House, 8452 Zimborski Ave.

The class combines intervals of cardio skills and muscle conditioning to provide an intense, total body workout.

The class is open to authorized patrons ages 18 and older.

Wear green!

For more information, call 301-677-3716 or email

Pre-Natal Yoga Class

Gaffney Fitness Center has added a new class for moms-to-be: Pre-Natal Yoga on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m.

This class will help expectant mothers safely explore poses to build strength, work with flexibility and support their ever-changing body.

Breath practice will be integrated to find ease and calm the mind as they prepare for birth.

The class also will address common pregnancy discomforts as well as benefits for baby and mom.

All classes will end with relaxation time.

All levels, trimesters and partners are welcome.

Try out the class for $3.

Classes are open to all authorized users ages 18 and older.

For more information, call 310-677-2349.

Functional Fitness area

Gaffney Fitness Center is adding a new “Functional Fitness” area for eligible patrons.

Functional Training is based on the concept of moving away from isolating muscle groups on machines, to performing exercises that target a variety of muscle groups in movements that mimic everyday activities.

Renovations to Gaffney’s racquetball courts are already underway for two functional fitness training rooms.

They include:

TRX suspension rack, TRX training equipment, Plyo Boxes, sandbags and kettlebells, new impact-resistant flooring, bumper plates, Olympic weight platforms, squat racks and pull-up bars.

For more information, call 301-677-2349.

Weight room floor

The weight-room floor replacement at Murphy Field House is currently in the contracting process.

It is anticipated that this project will take two to three months to complete. Once this project is finished, Murphy will reopen the Nautilus and weight room to patrons.

While work is being completed, utilize Gaffney Fitness Center’s weight room and new Functional Fitness areas.

Aerobics classes

Gaffney Fitness Center offers a variety of aerobics classes.

Get your heart rate up at this intense workout.

Patrons can purchase a punch card or just drop in and pay as they go.

Classes are open to all authorized users ages 18 and older.

To view a schedule of classes online, visit

For more information, call the fitness coordinator at 301-677-2349.

Dollar Day

Dollar Day is offered at The Lanes every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Bowling, shoe rental and food specials each cost $1.

For more information, call 301-677-5541.

Tae Kwon Do

Child and Youth Services offers a Tae Kwon Do class Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Youth Center.

Classes for ages 4 to 6 cost $45 per month. Classes for ages 7-17 cost $85 per month.

For more information, call 301-677-1149.

Personal trainers at Gaffney

Gaffney Fitness Center offers personal training programs for those who are eligible to use the facility.

Individual or two-person sessions are available.

Individual performance training cost is $35 for one hour; $165 for five one-hour sessions; and $300 for 10 one-hour sessions.

Two-person training cost is $20 per person for one hour; $18 per person for five one-hour sessions; and $16 per person for 10 one-hour sessions.

Thirty-minute training cost is half the fee for all sessions listed above.

Clients will be contacted directly by the personal trainers to schedule a consultation, to determine the client’s fitness goals and to determine which package works best.

Training sessions will be scheduled directly with the personal trainer.

To register or for more information, call 301-677-2349.

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