If Rachel K. Edmonds and J.M. Harrell’s Open Minds Exchange: “Yoga Fills A Society’s Need” article in the June 11 edition piqued your interest, or if the thought “I’d like to try yoga,” has crossed your mind, here’s a great way to get a free sample.
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation department is looking for folks to complete its 2009 Satisfaction Survey at murfreesborotn.gov/parks (paper surveys are also available at Patterson Park Community Center, Sports*Com, the Wilderness Station in Barfield Park or at the Parks and Recreation Department’s main office at Barfield Park).
Complete the 22-question survey and you will receive a coupon for three free family visits to either Patterson Park Community Center or Sports*Com. Family implies two adults and two children, but individuals may also use these visits. These free visits can be used to sample some of the many fitness classes that both facilities offer. They can also be used to try out the pools (indoor pool at Patterson Park, outdoor pool at Sports*Com).
But back to the stretching part?Patterson Park offers hour-long Yoga classes at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and at 6:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesdays. Sports*Com offerings are on Monday at 8 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. Sports*Com also has a Tai Chi offering at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.
These yoga classes are for beginner and intermediate levels and focus on improving balance and flexibility and on reducing stress. Chad Hill, Patterson Park fitness coordinator, says these classes offer something for everyone: “We have people that come to try Yoga for the first time and some that have been coming to the same class for years. Our instructors are knowledgeable and passionate about their classes.”
So hop online, take the survey, get your three free visits and check out these Yoga classes.
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If you find that you like these classes, you can continue your wellness journey for $4 a class ($3 for seniors). Or you can buy a premium pass for $60 which gives you 30 visits (this brings the cost down to $2 per class). By any standards, this is a bargain!