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Spring Adult Softball Sign Up

Spring Adult Softball Sign Up

Registration deadline is March 22, 2012 for Co-ed & Men’s Spring Softball Leagues.  Cost is $450 per team. Games are on Monday nights for Co-ed & Wednesday nights for Men’s.  Games begin April 16, 2012 at Dupree Park.

For more information contact Megan at mhandy@cityofjacksonville.net or (501) 982-4171.

The Theba Thing: Women who like MMA

The Theba Thing: Women who like MMA

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

I have watched Mixed Martial Arts for years now.  How did this happen?  Well, I was channel surfing one night and caught two men in this cage-like thing - called The Octagon - not just boxing; but kicking, wrestling and engaged in all of these other creative and amazing maneuvers.  I’m sure my interest to stop on this channel also had something to do with these incredibly-built, bare-chested men. I’m not going to lie.  
 


Nevertheless, I was amazed by the sport itself, because it’s so action packed. You couldn't count anyone out.  A guy could be taller or smaller; have major muscles or look like he’s never lifted a barbell. You just never knew who was going to win with a punch, a submission, a kick, or a leg-lock.

Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

Jacksonville Parks & Recreation is hosting a Personal Fitness Trainer Certification by Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).  The three-day workshop will be at the Jacksonville Community Center February 24-26, 2012.   Classes are Friday 2/24 1p-930p, Saturday 2/25 8a-6p, & Sunday 2/26 8a-6p.

The certification workshop will include lectures, practical demonstration, and written and practical exams. The workshop is $499 (less a 10% discount for current AFAA members).

Jacksonville Community Center is located at 5 Municipal Drive, Jacksonville, AR. 72076

To register by phone call 1-800-923-2346 or visit www.afaa.com

Call Jennifer at 982-4171 for more information.

Yoga Specialty Certification with N.E.T.A.

Yoga Specialty Certification with N.E.T.A.

Yoga Specialty Certification with N.E.T.A.

Jacksonville Parks & Recreation and NETA, a non-profit fitness professional association, are co-sponsoring the following nationally-recognized workshop:

 

YOGA SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION

Saturday March 17, 2012 8:00 -5:00

Sunday March 18, 2012 8:00-3:00

Learn how to teach Yoga. This 2 day workshop covers 27 poses, standing, seated and balanced theory, breathing anatomy, therapeutic and resting poses, safety cues, modifications with props, formatting a class, alignment strategies and meditation.

Event location: Jacksonville Community Center

Women's Volleyball League in Jacksonville

Women's Volleyball League in Jacksonville

Women’s Volleyball League Now Forming!

 

Registration Deadline is December 22

$25 for Members  $30 for Non-members

Limited to the first 12 teams to sign up

Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 6:30, 7:15, and 8:00

League will start on January 3

 

Call Megan for info 982-4171

Yappy Hour at Jacksonville Dog Park

Yappy Hour at Jacksonville Dog Park

Are you a dog lover? Do you have a dog that loves to get out and play? Bring your dog to the Jacksonville Dog Park located in Dupree Park, 1700 Redmond Rd., to play and socialize with other dogs during “Yappy Hour”. 

"YAPPY HOUR", held on the first Sunday of each month, is sponsored by Jacksonville Parks & Recreation and the Dog Park Committee. The first “Yappy Hour” will be held on November 6, 2011 from 2-4 pm.  In the event of rain, "Yappy Hour" will be postponed until the second Sunday of the month.

Admission is FREE. For more information call 982-0818.