The mass migration of kids to classrooms is exciting to observe at this time of year, but why should they have all the fun? City of Calgary Recreation offers a range of classes that help you get fit, learn new things and keep upbeat as the temperature drops this fall. Here are five of our favourites. Prices include GST.
Glass Blowing Workshop
An introduction to the delicate art of glass blowing, this class teaches principles and techniques that allow students to create original pieces to take home. Only six students per class, so register soon.
Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Not only is it Thailand’s national martial art and an excellent self-defense technique, Muay Thai makes you stronger and more coordinated. Learn how to perform the distinctive footwork as well as offensive and defensive moves. No prior martial arts experience needed.
Mondays, September 23 to November 25, 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Golf – Player Development Program
Hone your swing all winter with this 10-hour skill-building program. Targeted at intermediate golfers, the course offers instruction as well as computer/video analysis of your game-and you get a 50 per cent discount on a practice membership at NGA Dome.
Every second Wednesday, November 6 to March 19, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Hawk and Eagle Migration
Take a Kananaskis field trip with an expert birder to watch thousands of hawks and eagles migrate through the mountains. Find out more about these magnificent birds at the Rocky Mountain Research Foundation’s observation site at Mount Lorette.
Saturday, October 5, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Conditioning for Dancers
Who doesn’t want a dancer’s physique? Borrowing liberally from Pilates, ballet and yoga, this class helps you improve balance, strength and flexibility using dance-inspired exercises. No dance experience necessary.
Saturdays, September 21 to November 16, 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Visit the online Recreation Guide to register or find more programs.