PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

4/6/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 040621
Subject:
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine to Offer Virtual and Outdoor Recreation Classes Beginning as Early as Next Week
Registration for various classes now open
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov
Community Information Office
Parks, Recreation and Marine




Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) is now offering several recreation classes in virtual and outdoor formats. Classes focus in areas of youth enrichment and education, and adult and youth fitness; all classes will adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols. 

Registration for all classes is now open online at lbparks.org, or by calling 562.570.3111. Sessions begin as early as April 12 and end by May 31. Details regarding fees are available upon registration. Class descriptions and offered dates and times are provided below.

Virtual Classes
People can participate, from the comfort of their home, in the following virtual classes:

Youth Enrichment
 

  • Homework Help (Grades 1-2) - Teachers will create an individualized homework program to assist students in keeping up and getting ahead with school work. (Ages 5 years 5 months to 7 years 5 months. Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., April 12 through May 5 and May 10 through 26).
  • Homework Help (Grades 3-4) - Teachers will create an individualized homework program to assist students with school work. (Ages 7 years 5 months to 9 years 5 months. Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:25 to 5:10 p.m., April 12 through May 5 and May 10 through 26). 
  • Homework Help (Grades 5-6) - Teachers will create an individualized homework program to assist students with school work. (Ages 9 years 5 months to 11 years 5 months. Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:20 to 6:05 p.m., April 12 through May 5 and May 10 through 26).
  • Math Development (Grades 2-6) - Receive assistance in the area of mathematics. (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:20 to 6:05 p.m., April 13 through May 6 and May 11 through 27). 
  • Reading Development (Grades 1-2) - Interactive audio lessons, skills cards, worksheets and short stories assist the student along the path of reading mastery. (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., April 13 through May 6 and May 11 through 27).
  • Reading Development (Grades 3-6) - Skill-based curriculum assists struggling students and challenges advanced students. (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:25 to 5:10 p.m., April 13 through May 6 and May 11 through 27).

Adult Fitness

  • Dynamic Yoga: Physical Health & Mental Balance (16 years and older) - Explore the subtle actions of poses and learn to refine breath, focus and postures. (Tuesdays, 6 to 7:15 p.m., April 13 through 27 and May 4 through 25; and Thursdays, 6 to 7:15 p.m., April 15 through 29 and May 6 through 27).
  • Fitness Fusion (16 years and older) - Fusion of strength, kickboxing, cardio and flexibility. Participants will need a set of dumbbells, resistance band and mat or carpeted area. (Tuesdays, 9 to 10 a.m., April 13 through 27 and May 4 through 25).
  • Holistic Yoga: Using a chair as a Prop (16 years and older) - Fundamental poses and breath regulation, proper alignment, breathing and mindful movement, using a chair. (Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., April 13 through 27 and May 4 through 25).
  • Punch, Kick & Sweat (16 years and older) - Kickboxing increases cardiovascular endurance using arms, legs, core and bodyweight strength. (Wednesdays, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., April 14 through 28 and May 5 through 26. No class on May 19).

 Adults 50+ 

  • FUNctional Movement, Balance & Brains (50 years and older) - Improve balance, stability, agility and strength. Brain-training drills to help improve memory, problem solving and mental acuity will be offered. (Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., April 13 through 27 and May 4 through 25).           

Outdoor Classes
To ensure everyone’s safety, outdoor class participants and staff will adhere to the following COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • Health screenings for participants.
  • Limiting the number of participants in each class.
  • Implementing physical distancing protocols.
  • Requiring face coverings for participants and staff.

Pre-School Sports  

  • TinyTykes Youth Soccer (Ages 2 to 3 and 4 to 5 years) - Learn soccer basics and develop motor skills, balance, coordination, concentration, and teamwork. Takes place at Wardlow Park. (Wednesdays, 9:15 to 10 a.m., April 14 through May 26 for ages 2 to 3; and 10 to 10:45 a.m. for ages 4 to 5).

Youth Sports

  • Karate (Ages 5 to 12 years)- The philosophy and rules of karate will help children develop a better form of discipline and respect. Takes place at Cesar Chavez Park. (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 6 to 7 p.m., April 12 through 30 and May 3 through 31).
  • Shotokan Karate (Ages 5 to 17 years) - Students develop self-defense skills, self-discipline, improve concentration, coordination and focus. Takes place at Bixby Park. (Fridays and Saturdays, 6 to 7 p.m., April 16 through 30 and May 1 through 29).

Adult Fitness  

  • CSI - Cardio Sculpt Low-Impact Aerobics (12 years and older) - Increase cardio endurance, build core strength plus balance with mat pilates, weights and bands. Takes place at El Dorado Park West. (Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., April 12 through 28 and May 3 through 26).
  • Fitness Fusion (16 years and older) - Gain a total body workout with a fusion of strength, kickboxing, cardio and flexibility. Takes place at Good Neighbor Park. (Thursdays, 6 to 7 p.m., April 15 through 29 and May 6 through 27).
  • Yoga with Lacey (16 years and older) - Alignment-based class includes movement focused upon strength, stretch and balance. Takes place at Wardlow Park. (Wednesdays, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., April 14 through 28 and May 5 through 26; and Wednesdays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., April 14 through 28 and May 5 through 26).

 Adult Sports  

  • Karate – (12 years and older) - The philosophy and rules of karate will help develop a better form of discipline and respect. Takes place at Cesar Chavez Park. (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., April 12 through 30 and May 3 through 31).
  • Shotokan Karate (18 years and older) - A Japanese karate developed from various martial arts "empty hand" fighting. To learn the Shotokan style one begins with humility. Takes place at Bixby Park. (Fridays and Saturdays, 7 to 8 p.m., April 16 through 30 and May 1 through 29).

Adult 50+ Fitness  

  • Chair Based Yoga (50 years and older) - Incorporate the use of a chair for various poses and movements. Meditation, breathing and relaxation techniques are also included. Takes place at Wardlow Park. (Wednesdays, 9 to 10 a.m., April 14 through 28 and May 5 through 26).
  • Gentle Yoga - All Levels (50 years and older) - Improve flexibility, strength, balance and general well-being. Bring a yoga mat and a beach towel. Takes place at Recreation Park. (Mondays, 9:45 to 11 a.m., April 12 through 26 and May 3 through 31).

For additional information about these programs and other programs and services provided by PRM, visit longbeach.gov/parks or call 562.570.3150. 

Media inquiries can be directed to Jane Grobaty, Community Information Officer, Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, at 562.570.3233 or Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov.