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Introduction to Recreational Kayaking

$31

with William Allen

Jun 3, 2017 at 1 pm, runs for 2 weeks

"Come learn the essential skills and knowledge the novice kayaker or “never been before but always wanted to try it” paddler needs for recreational kayaking. In 2 weeks of on-the-water instruction, we will cover a variety of kayaking fundamentals from safety equipment, rescue techniques, smooth entering and exiting, to weather and water conditions and more. Learn the basic types of kayaks and how to select the one that is best for you. Co-owners of Sebago Trails Paddling Company, Bill and daughter Katelyn, have over 30 years of paddling experience and instruction between them. Kayaks, paddles and PFD’s for all on-the-water instruction will be provided. Class limit: 10. After the classes each student is invited to join our meetup group, Windham Raymond Paddling Club. This club schedules paddle meetups about once a week from April to October, each time at a different local launch site. There is no cost to join this group. 2 classes: Saturday, 6/3, Donnabeth Lippman Park (behind Sherwin Williams), Roosevelt Trail (Rt. 302), N. Windham, 1:00-3:00pm Saturday, 6/10, Dundee Pond (accessed from Windham Center Rd Canoe Launch), 1:00-3:00pm Course fee: $31

 

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Pilates/ Yoga Combination- Session I

$80

with Theresa Labrecque

Jan 23, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Join Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Theresa Labrecque, for a class that will blend the core conditioning and full body strengthening of Pilates with the flexibility and lengthening of yoga for a balanced workout for all levels. Theresa Labrecque has been a certified group fitness instructor for over 20 years, teaching Pilates for more than 10 years and Yoga for five. She is committed to providing functional strengthening to all ages and ability levels. Session I - 6 weeks, 12 classes, Mondays & Wednesdays, 1/23-3/8 (no classes 2/20 & 2/22), 7:00-8:00pm, GMS, $80

Drop-In Rate: $8/per class

 

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Pilates/ Yoga Combination- Session II

$80

with Theresa Labrecque

Mar 13, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Join Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Theresa Labrecque, for a class that will blend the core conditioning and full body strengthening of Pilates with the flexibility and lengthening of yoga for a balanced workout for all levels. Theresa Labrecque has been a certified group fitness instructor for over 20 years, teaching Pilates for more than 10 years and Yoga for five. She is committed to providing functional strengthening to all ages and ability levels. Session II - 6 weeks, 12 classes, Mondays & Wednesdays, 3/13-4/26 (no classes 4/17 & 4/19), 7:00-8:00pm, GMS, $80

 Drop-In Rate: $8/per class

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Introduction

$29

with William Allen

Jun 17, 2017 at 2 pm, runs for 1 week

Want to try the fastest-growing paddle sport in the nation? Here is a great opportunity for the novice SUP-er or “never been before but always wanted to try it” paddler. Come learn the essential skills and knowledge you need for Stand-Up Paddling, on boards especially designed for ease of use and learning. In a one-day on-the-water instruction, we will cover the basics of SUP’s, types of boards, getting on and off, basic paddle strokes and essential safety issues. Then there will be plenty of time to practice in a quiet, flat water environment. SUP’s, paddles and PFD’s for all on-the-water instruction will be provided. Class limit 8. Participants must be at least 17 years of age. Co-owners of Sebago Trails Paddling Company (Windham), Bill Allen and daughter Katelyn, have over 30 years of paddling experience and instruction between them. Saturday, 6/17, 2:00-5:00pm, Crescent Lake Boat Launch, 589 Webbs Mill Road (Rt. 85), Raymond, $29

 

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Street Survival Self-Defense

$15

with Toby Plourde

Apr 11, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This class is specifically designed to teach the survival skills needed to avoid a confrontation, scare off a potential attacker, and fight back, if necessary. The class also gives special emphasis on how to be prepared both mentally and physically against an attacker so you're fully confident in defending yourself or a loved one. You definitely don't want to miss out on signing up for this class! Class is open to ages 17 yrs. and up. Toby Plourde holds black belts in various styles of karate, kung fu and T’ai Chi and has taught self-defense courses in New Hampshire, Florida, Massachusetts and Maine. Tuesday, 4/11, 6:00-8:00pm, GMS, $15

 

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T’ai Chi for All Levels

$46

with Toby Plourde

Apr 13, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

In this introductory class, you will focus on a set of fun exercises that involve Qigong (Chi Kung) breathing exercises, push hands and basic form. You will leave at the end of each class feeling more relaxed with a calm peace of mind. Toby Plourde holds black belts in various styles of karate, kung fu and T’ai Chi and has taught self-defense courses in New Hampshire, Florida, Massachusetts and Maine. 6 classes – Thursdays, 4/13-5/25 (no class 4/20), 7:00-8:00, GMS, $46

 

Drop-In Rate: $8/per class

FREE Introductory class for T’ai Chi will be held on Thursday, 4/6 from 7:00-8:00pm at Gorham Middle School Students wishing to attend this FREE class should contact Gorham Adult Education at 222-1095 to reserve their spot!

 





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