PROGRAMS / CLASSES

 

The Recreation Department offers a variety of programs, activities & special events for the entire family, from children to senior citizens.

Click the links below to get information that interests you.

Sandy Balzer is the Adapted Recreation Coordinator for the  Recreation Department. Sandy recently retired from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities with an extensive background in recreation programming for individuals with disabilities. She will help us expand on the  previous successful Adapted Sports for Kids Program (which was under the direction of Helga Sheppard, who was the ASK Director for over 25 years). You can e-mail Sandy at sbalzer@middleburgheights.com with any questions. The following activities are available:

Youth Fitness Classes

Tae Kwon Do

The first-time student should sign up for Tae Kwon Do, the art of self-defense using the hands and feet. The instructor is a 6th degree black belt master instructor and a 1st degree black belt in judo and is committed to focusing on the individual needs of each child. There is a uniform cost. Please register with instructor at the center. Please call (440) 552-7635, or email masterted@tandtmartialarts with any questions.

Instructor: Ted Beltavski

Classes meet: Tuesday and Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Room: Multi-Purpose Gym

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This program is for girls & boys ages 18 months to 10 years old who are interested in learning the important fundamental skills of gymnastics. No prior experience is necessary! Activities such as balance beam, single bar, obstacle course & basic tumbling will be taught! The instructor, Sophia Porter, allstargym@att.net, is a USAG safety certified gymnastics instructor with over 17 years of teaching experience. For a complete description of the classes that she offers and to register, go to her website at www.littlestarsgymnastics.com or call her at (216) 410-7637. Mail registration form & checks to P. O. Box 616, Middlefield, Ohio 44062.

Instructor: Sophia Porter

Classes meet: Fridays & Saturdays from Sept. thru May. Saturdays in the Summer. Check Sophia's web site for details.

Room: Multi-Purpose Gym

Fitness Area

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Our 3,300 square foot Fitness Area contains over 100 pieces of circuit training, free weights and plate loaded equipment. We also have a "cardio-theatre" system for watching TV while you're working out and a fully staffed fitness desk, complete with an AED machine for your safety.

Fitness attendants are glad to "show you the ropes." Members may track their progress on individually designed "workout logs" available at the desk. We also have certified personal trainers on staff to help you tailor your workout to your own needs!

Adult Classes

Ultra Cycle

This 45-minute class is a challenging, fat-blasting workout that will take you thru leg sculpting hills and speed & resistance interval flats. Each pedal pushing routine will be taught to fun energizing music! Led by an ACE & ISSA certified instructor. All fitness and experience levels welcome! Call Angela at (216) 390-9674 to register. Click here for flyer.

Instructor: Angela Sherman

Classes meet: Wednesday and Friday from 6:15 to 7 a.m.

Extreme Pump It Up Fitness

Strengthen & Tone your entire body with our high energy, 60-minute workouts! These 60-minute workouts challenge all your major muscle groups. Perfect for both males and females. Walk-in fee is $10 per class! Call Sophia at (216) 410-7637 to register. Go to www.extremepumpitupfitness.com for more information. 

Instructor: Sophia Porter

Classes meet: Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 7 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 6 pm & Saturday from 9:15 to 10:05 am (Body Pumpin') Monday and Wednesday from 5 to 6 pm (Cardio Pumpin') Monday and Wednesday from 7:15 to 8:05 pm & Saturday from 10:15 to 11:15 am (Zumba); Saturday 7:15 to 8:15 am & 8:30 to 9:30 am (Cycle it up)

Room: Aerobics Room & Rec Room for Cycle classes

Jazzercise

The original dance exercise phenomenon! Each class offers a blend of jazz dance and exercise science set to your favorite music: Top 40, jazz, country, funk and the classics. Easy-to-follow, fun choreography includes a gentle warm-up, 30-minute workout, and a muscle toning and strengthening segment with weights and ends with a stretch. Visit us at www.jazzercise.com. Register by calling Cheryl at (216) 524-3738.

Instructor: Marty Cromleigh

Classes meet: Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 7:50 pm.

Room: Aerobics Room

Zumba with Amy

Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create a dynamic workout system designed to be fun and easy to do! Call Amy at 216-256-7846 or email her at amy419MS@aol.com

Instructor: Amy Santana

Classes meet: Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 6:50 pm.

Room: Aerobics Room

Tai Chi Chih

Expect increased energy, better balance and stress relief from this daily practice. Can be performed seated if necessary. Helps weight loss and reduce blood pressure, arthritis pain, headaches and migraines. Contact Parker at 440-238-9051 or email him at parker.reynolds@att.net to sign up. First class is FREE.

Instructor: Parker Reynolds

Ages: Adult

Fees: $63 for 6 consecutive classes

Classes meet: Thursday (Beginners) from 1:00-2:00 pm (Aerobics Room).

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is the art of self-defense using the hands and feet. Ted is a 6th degree black belt master instructor in TKD and a 1st degree black belt in judo and is committed to focusing on the individual needs of each student. There is a uniform cost (see Ted). Register with Ted Beltavski at the center. Please call Gary at (216) 402-0304, with any questions.

Instructor: Ted Beltavski

Classes Meet: Tuesday and Friday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Room: Aerobics Room

Kickbox Bootcamp

This is a cardio & strength training workouts set to heart-pumping music fused with a blend of cardio-dance, kickboxing and pilates. The focus is on shaping and toning the lower body and midsection. The class will include kickboxing to help burn even more calories and help you achieve the results you're looking for. Contact Connie at superFIT middleburg@gmail.com or call 440-781-4041 to sign-up. Go to www.superFITpersonaltraining.com for more info.

Instructor: Connie Kowal

Classes meet: Mondays at 8:00 pm & Saturdays at 11:30 am

Room: Aerobics Room

SuperMom CLE

Head to toe workout incorporating cardio, strength training, and for all fitness levels. Kids are able to come with you and each class is different with fun workout themes in a supportive environment. Call Suzanne at 216-526-2843 or email her at help@superMOMCLE.com for more information or to register. First class is FREE! Go to Facebook or Instagram and search superMOMCLE. Classes are $40 for 5 classes. $49 monthly unlimited pass. $10 daily fee.

Instructor: Suzanne Caraballo

Classes meet: Tuesday & Friday 10:30 - 11:30 am, Monday & Thursday 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Room: MP Gym (Main Gym on Thursdays)

musCLE Boot Camp

This is a low impact, music infused workout that focuses on core and total body strength training class that combines yoga & pilates with weights! Contact Connie at superFIT middleburg@gmail.com or call 440-781-4041 to sign-up. Go to www.superFITpersonaltraining.com for more info.

Instructor: Connie Kowal

Classes meet: Wednesdays at 6 pm

Room: MP Gym

MoFit

Burn calories in a group atmosphere with a personal touch with a certified trainer who uses a variety of exercises and diffrent types of equipment to strengthen, tone, lose inches and get mo' fit! All fitness levels welcome. Whether you want to get "mo" toned up, lose "mo" weight or feel "mo" powerful, MoFit can help you reach your goals! Call or Text Maureen at 216-978-1602 for details.

Instructor: Maureen Hausler

Classes meet: Mondays thru Fridays from 9:15-10:15 am

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You don't have to be Greek to party and exercise like one! Give this class that is held in many of the largest cities in America a try. First class is FREE and starts June 17, 2016. Call 216-650-2355 or email ritmaz26@yahoo.com to sign up.

Instructor: Ritsa Mazur

Classes meet: Wednesdays from 8-8:55 pm & Fridays from 7:45-8:40 pm

Room: Aerobics Room

Cycle It Up

Cycle your way to ultimate fitness results. Rides are set to an upbeat soundtrack and blend technique, intervals, resistance, climbs and sprints for a fun, Challenging & rewarding cardio experience. A limited number of bikes are available. The classes are on Saturdays from 7:15-8:15 am & 8:30-9:30 am. Register with Sophia at SAPorter@gmail.com or 216-410-7637. Email SAPorter911@gmail.com for more info.

Instructor:Sophia Porter

Classes meet: Saturdays from 7:15-8:15 am & 8:30-9:30 am

Room: Rec Room

Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise that uses mind-body connections to strengthen the core, increase flexibility & decrease pain. Bring a mat & wear comfy clothes. Register with Maria at maria.c.witt@outlook.com or call/text 440-364-7727 Email maria.c.witt@outlook.com for more info.

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Classes meet: 7:15-8:00 pm

Room: Rec Room

Twilight Yoga

This class is open to all fitness levels, those new to yoga or those with more experience. The class emphasizes marrying our breath to our movement, infused with gentle music to motivate your movements. We utilize vinyasa flow to build heat for the first half of class, with a cool down moon sequence and guided relaxation for the second half of class.

Instructor: superFIT personal training and group fitness

Classes meet: Tuesday from 8:00-8:50 pm.

Room: Aerobics Room

Kangoo Jumps

This is a low-impact exercise class using boots to promote fat loss, increase endurance, improve strength and balance, help correct posture & optimize cardiovascular health.

Instructor: Ritsa Mazur

Classes meet: Wednesdays from 8:00-8:45 pm & Fridays from 7:45-8:30 pm

Room: Aerobics Room

Yoga Basics

This candle- lit class combines slow flow, deep stretch, and proper alignment to bring you a peaceful and relaxing experience. Combined with calming music and aromatherapy, this class is ideal for beginners, athletes, and experienced yogis who just want to chill out. $10 drop-in, and $40 for a 5 class pass, cash only please. Call Natalie (216)559-0315 or email ngrospitch@yahoo.com for more information.

Instructor: Natalie Grospitch

Classes meet: Tuesdays 5:45 to 6:45 pm & Thursdays 6:45 to 7:45 pm

Room: Rec Room

SilverSneakers®

Individuals 65 & over who have Medicare coverage through their insurance company are eligible to take fitness classes for FREE. All others pay just $2 per class ($3 per class in January, 2016)!

Classes Offered

SilverSneakers® Classic

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills.Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

Instructor: Sue (Mon. at 9:15 a.m., Tues. at 8 a.m., Wed. at 12:30 p.m. & Thurs. at 9:15 a.m.), Chris (Tues., Wed. & Fri. at 9:15 a.m.), Jamie (Thurs. at 8 a.m.) & Laurie (Tues. & Thurs. at 6:45 a.m.)

Classes meet: Monday from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m., 8 to 9 a.m. & 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. & 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m., 8 to 9 a.m. & 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Friday from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

Room: Aerobics Room

SilverSneakers® Circuit

Combine fun and fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper body strength work using hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, head to toe stretching, and complete relaxation in a comfortable position.

Instructor: Carolyn (Mon., & Wed.  at 6:45 a.m.), Sue (Mon. & Wed. at 8 a.m.) & Chris (Fri. at 8 a.m.)

Classes meet: Monday and Wednesday from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. and Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 8 to 9 a.m.

Room: Aerobics Room

SilverSneakers® Yoga

YogaStretch will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

Instructor: Vicki (Mon. & Tues. at 10:30 a.m.), Chris (Wed. & Fri. at 10:30 a.m.) & Carolyn (Thurs. at 10:30 a.m.)

Classes meet: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Room: Aerobics Room

SilverSneakers® Splash

Activate your aqua urge for variety! SilverSplash offers lots of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required, and a special SilverSneakers kickboard is used to develop strength, balance and coordination.

Classes meet: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 2 to 2:50 p.m. (except during summer)

Room: Indoor Pool

Please note: class is not held in the summer months of June, July & August.


For additional information go to www.silversneakers.com. Click here for flyer.

Dance Classes

Line Dancing

This class is for anyone who wants to learn how to line dance to various kinds of music; country, cha-cha, waltzes, polkas, etc. All ages are welcome and there is no residency requirement. The fee is just $2.50 per class.

Instructor: Kay Gritty

Classes meet: Monday from Noon to 1 p.m.

Room: Aerobics Room

Adaptive Recreation Program

The Adaptive Recreation Program formally known as A.S.K. is an award-winning series of recreational programs, geared towards serving individuals with disabilities of all ages, regardless of residency. Since 1991, under the direction of Middleburg Heights Recreation Department staff, the participants have been taught the fundamentals of sports, good sportsmanship and how to have FUN! Thanks to the generosity of the Kiwanis Club, Women’s Club and other local support, this innovative program continues our commitment to provide recreation activities to individuals of all abilities with the emphasis of fun & learning.

Contact Sandy Balzer, Adapted Recreation Coordinator at 440-234- 2255 or email at sbalzer@middleburgheights.com

Programs/Classes FAQs

How old do you have to be to use the fitness area?

Children between the ages of 12-14 will be allowed to use the Nautilus & Cardio equipment if they are accompanied and supervised by an adult. No one under the age of 15 is allowed in the Free Weight area. No child under the age of 12 will be allowed on the track unless accompanied & supervised by an adult.

How many laps constitute a mile on the track?

Approximately 12 laps comprise one mile if you are in the outermost lane.

How long can I exercise on a piece of equipment?

During busy hours, we ask that you limit your time on a particular piece of equipment to 30 minutes.