Hidden Cove Work Day Saturday, April 26

Join Westchester neighbors as they work to clear the path in Hidden Cove Park. This path may be a safe way for children attending Westchester ES to get to school.
When: Saturday, April 26, 9am
Where: Meet at the Kathryn Street Entrance
What to bring: Gloves, hand clippers and a mattock if you have one.

Just in case you didn't know what a mattock was. I didn't!

Just in case you didn’t know what a mattock was. I didn’t!

 

 

Decatur Will Host Georgia Cornhole Championship!

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Decatur Active Living has partnered with the DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau and American Cornhole LLC to bring the Georgia State Championship of Cornhole to Decatur on June 13 and 14. On Friday, June 13 the event will be held on the MARTA Plaza and Saturday’s Championship games will be held in the Decatur Recreation Center gymnasium.

For more information visit http://www.AmericanCornhole.com.

Keenagers Picnic & Expo – May 1

Healthy food

Picnic flyer

Picnic flyer

It’s time for our annual Keenagers (active adults and seniors) picnic. This year we’ll see what classes are new, what dance moves are new, and how healthy we can picnic. Come on out to McKoy Park from 11am to 1pm and plan to bring a healthy covered dish. We are what we eat and we are watching our sugar, fat, gluten, and additives. We need several members to volunteer to serve the food when its lunch time. Email Tracie to volunteer (tracie.sanchez@decaturga.com)

Healthy living

Firefighters will be onsite to offer free blood pressure checks, and we’ll have reps from Georgia Cares, American Diabetes Association, KMP Travel Promotions, and instructors from our Ageless Grace, Zumba, NIA, Bridge, Juicing, Aerobics, Yoga, Tai Chi classes and more. Volunteers from CAPS will join us to keep us safe and talk about walks they lead each week!

Keeping in touch

Come join the fun! RSVP below, if you use facebook, and Like our page to read about all the Active Living events year round, see the photos, and share your thoughts; we read it daily.

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Healthy Monday: Stress Less for a Healthy Heart

imsis148-049Chronic stress may increase your risk for heart disease. When your body is stressed, it releases the hormone adrenaline, which increases your heart, breathing, and blood pressure rates. This week, try to identify stressful activities and then reduce the frequency of these behaviors to stay heart healthy.

For more information visit http://www.mondaycampaigns.org.

 

Run Smart… Run Safe

Great safety tips from the Road Runners Club of America. Tips are great for walkers too!

FitWit Offers Free Workouts in May

imagesMay is National Physical Fitness and Sports month, and FitWit would like to invite residents of Decatur to free workouts every Tuesday in May. FitWit is an award-winning group exercise program with four Atlanta-area locations, including Decatur, and a unique core premise: fitness is best cultivated in community. FitWit campers become members of a positive, challenging, and supportive community, helping individuals achieve their fitness goals and giving them the tools they need to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Click here to register for your free workouts.

 

Special Guest Dropped by Team Decatur Social!

Olympian Jeff Galloway with Stephanie Batson, Mary Olsen and Shane Newton

Olympian Jeff Galloway with Stephanie Batson, Mary Olsen and Shane Newton

 

Team Decatur held its first 2014 social last night at The Corner Pub and attendees were surprised with a visit from former Olympian Jeff Galloway. They asked him questions about their running habits and got some good free advice.

Team Decatur was formed in 2010 to participate in the Kaiser Permanente Corporate 5k held in September in downtown Atlanta. The team had over 200 participants last year. All levels of walkers and runners are welcome. Join us for some exercise and fun! For more information on Team Decatur click here.

Jeff Galloway and Kathy Allen

Jeff Galloway and Kathy Allen

 

Earrrrrth Day in Oakhurst April 19

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Join the City of Decatur and the Wylde Center as we celebrate the 45th anniversay of Earrrrth Day with a family-friendly festival on Saturday, April 19th from 1 until 4 pm at the Oakhurst Community Garden.

The day kicks off at 12:30 pm with a pirate themed parade for the entire family beginning at Harmony Park. The parade will be led by a pirate ship filled with pirates, so be sure to wear your favorite pirate gear.

The festival includes l ive music by Opposite of HeeHaw and MoRhythm; over 40 informaiton booths, free small electronics and battery recycling, a cake contest, arts and crafts and more.

For more information, click here. Meanwhile- enjoy some Pirate photos from last year.

Healthy Monday: Snack Smart and Simple

nav_logo_hm[1]Snacking can boost nutrients and help you eat less at mealtime, or it can add unnecessary fat, calories and sodium; it all comes down to what you choose. This week, opt for healthier snack choices like fresh fruit, raw veggies, nuts, raisins or fat free plain yogurt.

Cardio Tennis: So Popular We Added More Sessions!

20130927_164130Glenlake Tennis Center is offering a NEW Cardio-Tennis class taught by Nia Willis beginning April 15th. Cardio Tennis is a high energy fitness activity that combines the best features of the sport of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, delivering the ultimate full body, calorie burning aerobic workout. Low compression tennis balls are used along with music, high energy and fun! Adults of all levels are welcome – no tennis experience is necessary. Yes- you can wear one of those cute tennis outfits!

 Classes start April 15th! 6 weeks only $75 for Residents, $100 non-residents.  Registration now open at Glenlake Tennis Center. 

New classes added: Tuesdays at 8:30 am and at 8 pm. Register now before they fill up!

For more information, contact nia.willis@decaturga.com.

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