New City of Virginia Beach Website Coming Soon!
New VBgov.com Website to Launch in Mid-September
Big changes are coming to VBgov.com in mid-September! The City of Virginia Beach's website has been completely redesigned based on direct feedback and requests from our users, as well as the city's desire to implement technology improvements. Some notable additions and enhancements to the website include:
We hope you'll love the new site! You may need to update some of your saved links when the new site launches.
- An interactive calendar of events that can be filtered based on your preferences
- A media center containing video and photo galleries
- Mobile accessibility that is compatible across all major smartphone formats
- A visually appealing design that highlights our beautiful city through the use of imagery
- An interactive Map Center featuring layering capability and an improved graphic interface
- A design that is compatible with multiple browsers on multiple platforms
- An improved search with auto-suggestions as you type
NOTE: The new website was initially set to launch on August 29, but due to the approach of Hurricane Irene, the launch date was delayed.
Space Available in TRX Basic Training Outdoor Classes
Not a fan of the gym when the weather is so beautiful outside? Learn what TRX suspension training is all about while enjoying the outdoors in one of our city parks. You'll build strength while improving your balance and flexibility just by using your own body weight! This class is appropriate for all fitness levels and is geared towards those with little to no experience with TRX.
Classes begin soon, so sign up today! Even better, sign up with a friend and learn the ropes together!
Great Neck Park: Thurs | Sept 1-22 | 6-7 pm | $25 | #100393
Mount Trashmore: Tues & Thurs | Sept 6-29 | 6-7 pm | $49 | #100395
|Get Kids Running for a Lifetime of Healthy Habits!
You can help your child get on track with a healthy, active lifestyle by introducing them to running early on. If you get them started while they are young, they are more likely to stick with it as they grow older. Interval training is the best way to introduce running to kids. Interval training involves increments of exercise at higher and lower intensities.
Here are some basic guidelines for getting your child started:
Kids Age 6 and Under:Kids shouldn't be running very far at this age. Chasing your child around the yard is plenty. Running for 10-20 second increments is ideal, but make sure you take 1-2 minute walking breaks in between.
Kids Age 7 - 9:Jog for 10 seconds and walk for 40 seconds. Each week you can increase the jog 5 seconds and decrease the walk 5 seconds until they are jogging for 30 seconds and walking for 30 seconds. Start running just a quarter of a mile; adding one minute until you both can complete a mile. They can keep adding time until they get up to 3.5 miles. Once they accomplish that, you can plan to do a 5K with them. Check out local running sites to locate the nearest 5K.
Kids Age 10 - 12:They can start doing 1-minute intervals, running one minute, walking one minute. If that becomes too easy, you can add on minutes to the running portion. Begin with a half mile. Add a quarter mile each week. They can build up to about a 10K, or whatever feels comfortable for them.
Motivating your child to run with you is one way to help fight childhood obesity while building a healthy lifestyle which can last a lifetime.
Meet the Instructor: Hannah Dykes
Hannah Dykes teaches ballet, tap and contemporary jazz at Bayside Recreation Center. She is currently a student at Old Dominion University studying Elementary Education and Dance. She has been dancing for almost 17 years; doing all styles from Hip Hop to Ballroom. However, her focus has always been ballet and contemporary jazz.
Hannah loves to work and works a lot. She is a lifeguard and manages several pools in Norfolk, and she works at a bowling alley. When she is not dancing or working, she is usually outdoors. She
Hannah loves to go camping, hiking in the mountains and surfing.
Hannah teaches youth and adult dance, so look for one of her classes at Bayside this fall!