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The City of Palo Alto Recreation Division offers programs that enhance and contribute to the social, educational and personal well-being of every individual in our community.

Come join us and be  a part of the vibrant Palo Alto community! You are a key part of what makes this a great place to live.

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Margie Cain

Program Coordinator

Phone: 650-463-4919

margie.cain@cityofpaloalto.org

 

 



Boost! – Adult Fitness

Join some of your favorite Group Exercise instructors on Zoom starting Friday, March 27! Here’s how it works:

  • A required membership pass can be purchased from Enjoy! Online.
  • A membership is $65 for 10 classes for individuals 60+, or $75 for 10 classes for individuals 59 and under.
  • You can participate in any of the listed classes with the membership*.

*memberships are non-transferable, non-refundable, and can only be used by a single member. You have 12 months from the time of purchase to use up your passes before they expire.

For BOOST! members: Email the instructor to get the meeting link* for their class, if you don’t have the instructor’s email, email: LSCC@cityofpaloalto.org, let us know your name and the name of the instructor(s) you would like to take classes from and we will provide you with their contact info. 
*meeting links for each session may be different, please confirm with the instructor. 

These virtual meetings will be held on Zoom. You will need an tablet or computer/laptop that can access the internet, play video, and has sound. You can test that your device and sound will work with Zoom by clicking on this link: https://zoom.us/test  

Each instructor will let you know if their workout will need any “at home” exercise equipment to improve the quality of the workout provided (i.e. a belt or tie to help with stretches, a chair for balance, etc.).

The virtual BOOST! class schedule is as follows (subject to change, so check here regularly):

Monday:
8am-9:15am, Early Aerobics with Ting Li
9:45am-10:45am, Pilates Total Body with Yue Whelchel

Tuesday:
10:30am-11:45am, Exercise for Seniors with MariaNumi

Wednesday:
8am-9:15am, Early Aerobics with Christine Smith
9:45am-10:45am, Barre Fusion with Yue Whelchel

Thursday:
9am-10am, Strength Training with Ting Li
10:30am-11:45am, Exercise for Seniors with MariaNumi

Friday:
8am-9:15am, Early Aerobics with Jerrie Thurman
9:45am-10:45am, Total Body Conditioning with Yue Whelchel **5-8lbs weights are recommended**

 

Programs

Programs are offered for all ages, from preschoolers to seniors. You can find Exploration and Music classes for your little ones, Athletic and Academic classes for your kids and teens, and all types of Dance (Tango, Line Dancing, and Ballroom), Music (Sing the Best of Broadway) and Fitness classes (Aerobics, Pilates, Barre, Yoga, Zumba) for you. Additional unique programs are offered: Passport to Retirement, Pickleball, Lawn Bowling, Taiko Drumming and so much more!

Our Programs are offered all year round and catalogs are distributed five times a year (with the four seasons plus an additional summer camp session). Classes are scheduled in 4 - 12 weeks sessions with an additional BOOST! program for drop-in exercise.


Offer New Programs

If you would like to offer a new program through the City of Palo Alto, please review our existing offerings and let us know what makes your program unique. Also, please include a marketing plan with your proposal and send it to: margie.cain@cityofpaloalto.org.