PSA - MORE Salida Recreation Events and Classes for January 2017

JANUARY IS AUTO SHOP EMPLOYEE AND OWNER MONTH! All auto shop employees and owners can bring in a current paystub or other proof of employment and swim FREE in the public pools all month long. We appreciate you keeping us safe on the road!

KAYAK ROLL SESSIONS BEGIN! A dedicated time just for you and your boat to practice your roll in the calm, warm waters of the pool, Tuesdays, 7-9pm beginning Jan. 17, cost $8, (through April 25*). Volunteer instructors from RMOC are often available to give tips and advice. Bring your own gear; helmets and PFD’s must be worn at all times. No punch passes or membership add-ons accepted. No classes March 14, 21, 28. No preregistration required.

LEARN TO SWIM GROUP SWIM LESSONS! Levels 1 through 3 (ages 6+, preschool level FULL), Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Jan. 24-Feb. 15, 5:15-6pm, 45 minutes, 8 lessons per session. Stoke Clinics for Levels 4 through 6, Mondays, Jan. 23-Feb. 27, 5:30-6:30pm, 1 hour, 6 lessons per session, $50. (Replaces youth stroke clinic). For all levels, please register by the Friday before the session begins: $50/session. Scholarships available. Please call or come by the aquatic center to register. Payment must be received at time of registration. No drop-ins accepted.

2017 FITNESS CHALLENGE PROGRAMS! NOW is a great time to engage in healthy, fun activities that support an active lifestyle. Salida Recreation has some exciting, motivating, and fun ideas for the 7th Annual Fitness Challenge. Our goal is to offer you education and guidance towards setting and achieving goals and feeling healthy! By participating in the many aspects of the Fitness Challenge, you will receive structure and information encompassing health, fitness, and nutrition to help you make changes that will last beyond the New Year. We have two FREE classes for you to take advantage of in January. A FREE Water Fitness Sampler class taking place at the Aquatics Center Saturday, Jan. 14 from 9-10:45 am. This is a great chance to learn a little more about what classes we offer here at the pool, to meet our instructors, and to try something new at the start of the year! For ages 16 and older. Instructors: Terry Bolte, Nancy Powers & Mary Baranczyk. Also a FREE Tai Chi Sampler class with Jon Fritz of HRRMC will take place at the Salida Steamplant, Friday, Jan 20, 10-10:45am, drop-in class. For ages 18 and older. This class will incorporate gentle movements to increase strength, balance, and relaxation. As part of our Fitness Challenge Salida Recreation is partnering with Bev Orrill, Health Educator with Chaffee County Public Health and Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions (CHHS). CHHS is a FREE program that focuses on prevention and improvement of cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the #1 killer in Colorado and in the United States. However we know that 80% of CVD is preventable. Through CHHS, Bev’s goal is to screen people for CVD and offer the help they need to reduce their risk of a heart attack or stroke. The screenings take about 30 minutes, is just a finger prick and includes lifestyle coaching. The best part is that this service is completely FREE. Bev will be at the Aquatic Center the following dates and times to speak to our water fitness classes about this FREE service, to provide more information and to make screening appointments. The general public is welcome to stop by and talk to Bev during these times as well: Jan 4 & 9 from 4-5:30pm; Jan 12 & 17 from noon-1:30pm; Jan 14 from 9-10:45am; and Jan 18 from 8:45-10:30am.

JANUARY TRAVELOGUE! Join Salida Recreation at the Salida Steamplant, Friday, Jan. 27 from 7-8:30pm, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5/person and a cash bar is available with beer, wine and soft drinks. The Salida Recreation Travelogue series is a great way to see others' recreation related vacations and adventures without ever having to leave Salida. It is also a great way for those that do the traveling to share their experiences with their community. This travelogue features Mark and Brenda Wiard and their via ferrata adventure in Italy’s Dolomites. Via ferrata combines rowdy hiking and rock climbing and uses steel cables for safety, instead of the traditional ropes and other gear. It is popular in Europe and will certainly become better known in the USA and other regions soon. Climbers will enjoy the exposure and fine rock, non-climbers will enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery.

For more information on any of these programs and classes visit or call 539-6738.

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