A guide to fitness and fun on Turkey Day
With the coming of the Thanksgiving holiday also comes the need for recreation. So for anyone looking for entertainment purposes or for needed relief from the traditional overstuffing of turkey, dressing and grandma’s green bean casserole, Summit County recreational facilities have come to the rescue with a variety of programs and classes. Park City Racquet Club
Forget taking a break from your exercise regime during the holidays. The Racquet Club has a full morning of exercise options on Thanksgiving Day so patrons can get a jump-start on fitness before gorging themselves in the afternoon. The day’s classes will begin with a 7 a.m. yoga class with Katie, followed by a Step n’ Sculpt class with Terri at 9 a.m. Both classes will be held in the aerobics studio. Over in the cycling studio, a "Thankspinning" celebration will be taking place. The event will include three hour-long spinning classes in a row starting at 9 a.m. Park City recreation coordinator Karen Yocum, says that spinners may attend more than one class if space is available. The Racquet Club will be open from 7 a.m. 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, but the day care will be closed. Normal hours will resume on Friday. For more information, call 615-5401 or log onto http://www.parkcity.org/citydepartments/ recreation/racquetclub. Basin Recreation
The Basin Recreation Field House will offer a youth lacrosse Turkey Day Shootout on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The competition is for children in grades 1-4, and players may register as individuals or in teams of six or seven. The Shootout will include round-robin style team play and various shooting contests. The cost is $20 per child. To register, visit http://www.basinrecreation.com.
The Field House will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
"We want people to get a good workout in before eating too much," said recreation coordinator Matt Strader.
Friday, doors will be open from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Regular hours of 8 a.m.-9 p.m. will resume on Saturday and Sunday. Strider says that the turf and batting cages will be open over the weekend for people to drop-in and enjoy.
For more information, call 655-0999 or log onto http://www.basinrecreation.com. South Summit Aquatic and Fitness Center (SSAFC)
Wednesday, Nov. 23, SSAFC will offer a Turkey Shoot basketball free throw contest for youth in grades 1-8. Center director Steven Sutherland says that the competition will start at 10 a.m. for grades 1-2 and grades 5-6. Competition for grades 3-4 and 7-8 will follow at 11 a.m. Each age group will compete separately and will also be separated by gender. Registration for the event will be open prior to the event at 9:30 a.m.
The SSAFC will be open from 5-9 a.m. and noon-9 p.m. on Wednesday, closed on Thanksgiving and resume regular hours, 5 a.m.-9 p.m. on Friday. There will be no aerobic classes during the extended holiday, Wednesday through Sunday. Regularly scheduled fitness classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 28.
For more information, call (435) 783-2423 or log onto http://www.ssummit.k12.ut.us/SSAFC. Silver Mountain Sports Club
Silver Mountain is also offering patrons the opportunity to tone up before pigging out. They will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 7 a.m.- noon, with a variety of cardio classes for people to partake in. They off egoscue at 7:15 a.m., followed by Step n’ Tone at 8:30 a.m. Also at 8:30 a.m., the club will hold a pilates mat class, with a yoga class afterwards at 9:30. A cycling class is scheduled at 9:30 as well.
There will be no lifeguards on duty on the holiday, so the children’s pool will be closed. The club will be open during their regular hours of 5 a.m.- 10 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 a.m. 9 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m.- 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, call 649-6670 or log onto http://www.silvermountainspa.com.
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