Parks & Recreation Newsletter | February 2012 | VBgov.com/Parks 
Catch the AM Fitness Express!

Man with Gym BagDoes your busy lifestyle seem to get in the way of your workouts? Not enough time is no longer an excuse! We've got morning fitness classes that begin as early as 6:15 am. Get your day started right with a heart pumping workout! We've got some great options for you to choose from:


Tabata Express - View video

Tabata is a high-intensity form of interval training that uses 20 seconds of ultra-intense exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated for 8 cycles (4 minutes). This class is designed to help you burn the most calories effectively in 30 minutes.  

View Classes / Register Online    

Feb 27 - Mar 2 | M, W, F | 6:15 am | Great Neck | $19 
Mar 19 - Mar 23 | M, W, F | 6:15 am | Great Neck | $19


TRX®press - View video

TRX® suspension training utilizes your own body weight to build strength while increasing balance and flexibility. This 30-minute class will target all the major muscle groups for a full-body workout. 
View Classes / Register Online  

Mar 5 - Mar 16 | M, W, F | 6:15 am | Great Neck | $36 
Mar 5 - Mar 21 | M, W | 7:00 am | Kempsville | $36 
Mar 6 - Mar 22 | T, Th | 7:00 am | Bayside | $36

Mar 26 - Apr 6 | M, W, F | 6:15 am | Great Neck | $36 


Women on Weights

This one-hour small group training session will focus on interval weight training with an emphasis on proper technique.  

View Classes / Register Online  

Mar 6 - Mar 22 | T, Th | 6:15 am | Princess Anne | $45

A recreation center membership or day pass is needed for each class session.

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Upcoming Events
4/1 | Cherry Blossom Festival | Red Wing Park

4/6 | Star Party | Mount Trashmore Park

4/22 | Earth Day | Mount Trashmore Park

4/28 | American Indian Pow Wow | Mount Trashmore Park
Spring Registration is Available Now!


No need to wait for a printed catalog, our Spring Catalog is online and registration is available now! Online registration is easy with EZreg! With your barcode and PIN, you can register and pay for classes right from your home. Don't have or don't know your barcode and PIN? Just visit any recreation center and they'll get you all set up.  

Save the Date! Cherry Blossom Festival: April 1


Cherry BlossomHelp us celebrate Virginia Beach's international sisterhood with Miyazaki City, Japan, at the  8th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Sunday, April 1 at Red Wing Park (1398 General Booth Blvd) from 12:30 - 3:30 pm. Enjoy the rich culture and beauty of Japanese music, martial arts, creative activities by A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, an origami display and fold-along with Rich Gray, and various demonstrations. This is a family event that allows everyone to come together and embrace the nature that surrounds us. 


Featured performances include a drum routine by SOKA Taiko Group, as well as a celebration of Sister City Moss, Norway that includes songs from Sons of Norway.


Food and beverage are available for purchase. You are welcome to bring a blanket or lawn chair for the performances. Parking and admission is free.


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Get Your Kickball Team Ready to Play!       

Kickball League Registration Available Through March 15     


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Bring out your inner kid and join our Adult Kickball League! It's that same game you loved to play in school, and now you can play as an adult! Enjoy the friendly competition of adult kickball during the Spring 2012 season at Princess Anne Athletic Complex (4001 Dam Neck Road).  


Co-ed leagues are offered Thursday nights as double headers beginning April 12. Each team must have 10 players (age 18 & up) on the field during play, with 5 males and 5 females. Up to 20 players are allowed on a team. The season runs through May and consists of 12 to 14 games.

Registration continues through March 15; franchise fee is $300 per team. There is no residency requirement. Download a registration form and get your team ready to play! 

We're Hiring! Part-Time Positions Available   


We're gearing up for a busy spring and summer and we're looking for some additional team members! Over the next few weeks, we'll be hiring for the following:Staff


   * Lifeguards

   * Camp Counselors

   * Therapeutic Recreation Leaders, Assistants & Aides

   * Park Employees

   * Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers

   * Clerical Support Staff

   * Recreation Center Support Staff


You can learn more about these positions and apply online
at www.VBCareers4Gov.com. Click on Search Postings to see what's available. Check back as new positions may be added each week.  
Please Note Our Upcoming Facility Closures 


The pool at Great Neck Recreation Center will be closed through March 1 for filter replacement.


The pool at Bow Creek Recreation Center will be closed March 5-15 for valve replacement.


Seatack Recreation Center will be closed March 12-18 for annual maintenance.  


Don't forget that your membership is good at all six Virginia Beach Recreation Centers! If your usual center is closed for maintenance, take the opportunity to visit another center. Use this locator to help you find one!

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation believes all of our diverse citizens have a right to participate in community recreation and we are committed to creating equal access for everyone who may have a challenge or barrier. If your child requires additional support, we can help.  Learn more about our accommodation and inclusion services.
We welcome your comments and questions.  Feel free to email us at fun@vbgov.com.
Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is accredited by CAPRA,
the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association.