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The Winter-Spring Activity Guide was mailed last month! Did you lose your copy? Now worries, you can find it right here www.montroserec.com. The current activity guide is always available, 24/7 365/year, at
www.montroserec.com as well as online registration. The Winter and Spring seasons are combined into one guide, covering Dec.-March.
- Happy New Year~Resolution Time! Being healthy and active is not only fun at the CRC but it is critical to your health. Do it for you, do it for your family; come visit your CRC on a regular basis with the New Year!
MRD's Commit to Live Fit Challenge!
By February, many of us will be finding it hard to stay committed to our New Year's Resolution to live an active and healthy lifestyle. MRD wants to help reinvigorate your dedication and help push you towards your goals. Beginning February 1st, MRD will be running a Commit to Live Fit Challenge to help you stay active throughout February and March and help you create positive lifestyle habits that will carry you through 2018. See the full details of the Challenge below. Enrollment between January 10th and January 28th. Let MRD be your partner to a healthier you in 2018!
- Community Recreation Center Patron Survey. We are almost one year in since our Grand Opening! It has been a ton of fun. Thanks for being a patron. Please take a few minutes to provide feedback and complete the CRC patron survey by clicking here.
- Youth Track Times Are Underway from 1pm to 5pm, seven days per week. Kids over 10 are encouraged to exercise with their guardians on the CRC Walk/Jog Track. The track includes the flat course, the hill course and the stair course. See page 12 of the Winter/Spring guide for details on the track. Exercising with kids is another way to be active in 2018. See the full set of rules below.
- New Young Adult Annual Pass (ages 18-25) is Now Available. It is only $23 per month for residents and $26 per month for non-residents. See the CRC Customer Service Desk to sign up today!
- The MRD Board of Directors Has a Vacancy. The MRD Board will be appointing a new member of the Board in January. Interested individuals, please submit your Letter of Interest describing your interest and your Resume. This can be emailed to Ken Sherbenou (firstname.lastname@example.org) or dropped off at the CRC to Ken's attention. The deadline for application is 1/12/18. A special board meeting will then be held on Thursday 1/18/18 at 11:30am at the CRC to interview interested individuals.
- New for the Winter/Spring, Certified Climbers can borrow climbing equipment at the front desk during non-staffed hours. Just show your certification tag and provide collateral. See page 15 of the Winter/Spring guide.
- New Year's Health Tips are Here! See the article below from our fitness experts for helpful guidelines on how to improve your health and fitness in 2018!
- MRD Partners with Weehawken Creative Arts! Weehawken has 4 pages of cultural programming in the MRD Activity Guide. There are literally scores of quality programs and activities in the arts, mostly to be held at the Montrose Field House! See pages 30-34 in the Winter/Spring Guide for the complete list.
Field House Grand Opening Happened on Saturday December 2nd (see flyer below)! Hundreds joined in the celebration of this latest asset for the Montrose Community! Thanks for joining us if made it! Updated information was recently mailed to all CRC Family Pass Holders and appears in the Winter/Spring Guide mailed 12/4. Family pass holders at the CRC received a 20 punch pass to the Field House/Outdoor Pool.
- The Connect Trail Project, Recently Funded by Great Outdoors Colorado Through Funds From the Colorado Lottery, Moves Forward! Proposals from professionals to complete design are due January 18, 2018, 2:00 PM at Montrose City Hall, 433 S. 1st Street, Montrose, CO 81401. Complete bid packets can be downloaded from the City web page at www.cityofmontrose.org under Department Services, Purchasing, and Open Bids. Click here to see an aerial tour of the trail alignment. A $2M GOCO grant will be the main source of funds that builds two bike/ped underpasses under the two busiest roads in Montrose and adds 2.25 miles to the River Trail. Thanks to GOCO and the Colorado Lottery for the amazing support! A HUGE reason for the grant award was all the community support and excitement we demonstrated. The latest of which was a $1300 from the Montrose Community Foundation (MCF) provided to the Montrose Recreation Foundation. Thanks to the Foundation for the great support! A special thanks to Pam Motley for her efforts in writing this grant request to the MCF. All told, the $2M GOCO grant has been leveraged to raise another $2.1M to cover the total project cost. Design happens this year and construction of the new trail and underpasses is expected to be complete by the end of 2019. See you on the trail!
- Montrose County Public Health Alert: The Danger of Chew Tobacco. Please see flyer below.
Scholarships for youth in need now apply to facility access!
Thanks to effective fundraising by the Montrose Recreation Foundation, generous grants from the Montrose Community Foundation, Alpine Bank, the City of Montrose and the Anschutz Family Foundation, youth in need may now get a scholarship for a 20 punch pass!
We are also offering a new program, the Intro to Your CRC, a one month program that will teach youth how to best take advantage of the CRC. At the end, youth will earn a 20 punch pass. All this for only $36 for youth eligible for free/reduced lunch. That is $1.80 per visit plus the program! Youth of free/reduced lunch may also obtain a 20 punch pass at any time for only $36. See the flyer shown below.
Program Highlights for more info., see corresponding program section below or the Summer Guide):
Bubble Soccer League at the Field House:
registration deadline of January 8th.
High School Basketball: registration deadline January 8th.
Girls Volleyball Clinic: registration deadline March 5th.
Pickleball Sweet 16 Tournament: Sat. Feb. 17 at the CRC.
5th to 8th Grade Volleyball: registration deadline of March 5th.
Girls Volleyball Clinic: registration deadline March 5th.
Adult Volleyball League: registration deadline March 5th.
Lifeguard Training: registration deadline March 7th.
Thanks for being a patron and/or supporter! Happy New Year!
-The MRD team
Adult Dodge-ball League ended with TimTinaza State Farm as the League and Tournament Champions
MRD Commit to Live Fit Challenge
By February, many of us will be finding it hard to stay committed to our New Year's Resolution to live an active and healthy lifestyle. MRD wants to help reinvigorate your dedication and help push you towards your goals. Beginning February 1st, MRD will be running a Commit to Live Fit Challenge to help you stay active throughout February and March and help you create positive lifestyle habits that will carry you through 2018.
-Between January 10th and January 28th, enroll in the challenge at the CRC front desk. Entry is $10 per person.
-Participants must be 16 or older or a 14 or 15-year old youth who has taken a youth fitness orientation
-Each time you enter the CRC between February 1st and March 31st, sign the participant log to show that you were at the CRC exercising. Only 1 entry per day will be recognized.
-The 3 participants who visit the CRC the most during February and March will receive a prize in April and be featured in the MRD Newsletter
-In the event of a tie, the top 3 winners will be selected through a drawing
-Grand Prize - Personal Training Sessions with your choice of Personal Trainer.* The number of sessions awarded will be dependent upon the number of challenge participants. A minimum of 4 sessions will be awarded (Minimum $200 value)
-Second Prize - A 20-Punch Pass to the CRC ($108 value)
-Third Prize - Small Locker Rental for 2018 ($100 value)
*Choice of Personal Trainer is contingent upon that trainer's current workload and availability
Youth Track Times
(A Trial Program for the winter 2017-18
Monday-Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
& Friday 1:00pm - 9:00pm
- Children 10 and older are allowed on the track with a guardian (as well as kids in strollers) during the specified times above.
- With each use, please notify the front desk that your child will be upstairs participating in Youth Track Times and sign the participation log.
- Guardians must be on the track and actively watching or participating with their children. Working out or taking Fit Zone classes is not permitted while your children use the track.
- Youth participating in Youth Track Times are not allowed in the fitness & weight area including on cardio machines. The restrooms may be used.
- Guardians are responsible for ensuring children follow track directions and follow proper etiquette at all times.
- Youth track participants must run/walk single-file and not take up multiple lanes on the track (slower patrons stay to the inside of the track).
- Youth track participants must return downstairs when finished using the track.
- Horseplay or inappropriate use of the track will not be permitted.
- Youth who do not follow the rules will no longer be able to participate in Youth Track Times.
This is a trial program for the winter 2017-18.
Continuation is contingent upon how this works for all patrons.
Happy 2018! It is time to make your New Year resolutions! Every year numerous people resolve to begin an exercise program and live a healthier lifestyle, but well-accepted statistics show that more than 50% of these people will drop out fewer than 6 months into the New Year. Since exercise consistency is a key component to getting results and fulfilling your resolutions, MRD has compiled the following tips to help you make and KEEP your resolutions.
1) Be realistic. Strive for goals that are attainable instead of something that will overwhelm you. This means making SMART goals (goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound).
2) Plan ahead. This means getting into the right mind set. Plan what goals you want to achieve each day, week, or month. Set realistic short- and long-term goals. Plan ahead for obstacles and decide how to handle them since temptations will arise. For instance, if you think you may be tempted to skip a workout or eat an unhealthy meal, decide in advance what you will do in these situations. This could involve calling a supportive friend or using determination and self-control to push past the temptation. Remind yourself what gets you closer to your goals and what does not.
3) Make a pros and cons list. It may help to write this list on paper and keep referring back to it to keep your motivation and your resolve. Write down WHY you want to stick with your resolution and WHAT the negatives would be if you fail to keep your resolutions. Keep this list in a place you can see it daily and monitor success.
4) Talk about it. Let your friends and family know what your goals are and ask for their support. For greater chances of success, find a friend or family member who shares similar goals and decide to help each other reach them. Peer support can be a powerful motivator during the times you need an extra push to stay on track.
5) Reward yourself. Celebrate your successes by treating yourself to something you enjoy that does not conflict with your resolution. For instance, if your goal is to eat healthy, do not reward yourself with junk food. Instead, reward yourself with new fitness clothing, going to a movie, or finding a new healthy recipe to try.
6) Track your progress. Keep track of the small successes. Short-term goals are easier to meet and each new accomplishment will keep you motivated. Instead of focusing on the full amount of weight you want to lose, focus on the first few pounds. Keep a journal to stay on track as you move towards your long-term goals.
7) Do not beat yourself up. The main reason people give up is that they get discouraged or they make a mistake that derails their entire effort. Remember that we may not do everything perfectly and will likely have setbacks along the way. Do your best each day and if you fall off track, be determined to get back on track the next day and keep going!
8) Stick to it. Experts often say that it takes 3 weeks for a new activity to become a habit and 6 months for it to become part of your life. Lifestyle changes do not take place overnight. The important thing is to be patient and persistent as you create healthy habits and positive life changes.
9) Keep trying! If you feel like you are running out of steam by February, do not despair. Start over! Recommit to your resolutions in 24-hour increments. You can do anything for 24 hours. The 24-hour increments will build upon each other and help you get back on track before you know it! For additional motivation, join the MRD's February Commit to Live Fit Challenge (also featured in this newsletter).
10) Let MRD help! MRD has 18 regular instructors, 6 Personal Trainers and multiple substitute instructors passionate about exercise and healthy lifestyles who want to help you on your fitness journey. Find an exercise class or classes that you enjoy, or schedule a consultation with a Personal Trainer and let us help you commit to a healthy and active 2018!
This is a coed clinic open to all 5 year olds through kindergartners. IT is a fun and exciting way to introduce young kids to the game of basketball! Instruction will focus on the fundamentals of basketball: dribbling, passing, shooting, defensive positioning and FUN! We use smaller basketballs and shorter baskets to make this clinic perfect for younger kids.
- Fee: $25
- Registration Deadline: Monday, Jan. 30
- Time: 5:30 - 5:45 p.m.
- Session 1: Tuesdays, Feb. 6 - 27
- Session 2: Wednesdays, Feb. 7 - 28
- Location: Montrose Rec. Center Gym
This is your chance to form your own teama nd play against other high schoolers. Practices are twice a week after school at the Rec. Center. Weekly skills competitions include; three point contest, knockout, HORSE and slam dunk contest.
- Fee: $30
- Registration Deadline: Monday, Jan. 8
- Games: Friday evenings and Saturdays at the Rec. Center
- Practice Begins: Monday, Jan. 15
- Season Ends: March 3
DENVER NUGGETS SKILLS CHALLENGE
Free competition sponsored by the Denver Nuggets. Come show off your skills and see how your rate among other kids in your age group. Athletes will compete in shooting, passing and dribbling competitions. Boys and girls compete separately. Register at the event.
- Fee: FREE!
- Ages: 6 to 13 years old as of 4/30/2018
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 20
- Time: 3:00 p.m.
- Location: Community Rec. Center Gym
(click activity number listed next to program to register online)
BASKETBALL LEAGUE - 1401002
Full court 5 on 5 basketball leagues will be offered for adults beginning in January. Teams will have a minimum 8 games and the top 4 in each league will advance to the playoffs.
- Team Fee: $500 ($200 due at time of registration)
- Deadline: Tuesday, Jan. 2
- Time: 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
- Competitive League: Mondays & Wednesdays
- Leisure League: Tuesdays & Thursdays
- Location: CRC Gym
BUBBLE SOCCER LEAGUE
Come try one of the most fun and funniest games out there! You have seen it on Facebook so now is your chance to play. Teams will play 4v4 soccer, NO soccer skills required. This league is definitely not competitive and open to guys and girls 15 and older. Lots of subs are encouraged.
- Team Fee: $200
- Deadline: Jan. 8
- Time: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
- League Night: Fridays
- Dates: Jan. 12 - Feb. 16
6v6 soccer will be played at the new Field House. These leagues will fill up, so register early as space is limited. Leagues will be offered for Leisure and Competitive. Each league will play an 8 game season and the top 4 will advance to the playoffs. Players can play in only 1 men's league and 1 coed league. NO CLEATS, only turf shoes or tennis shoes.
- Team Fee: $400 (competitive) $300 (Leisure)
- Deadline: Jan. 2
- Men's Competitive: Tuesdays 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. and Sundays 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
- Men's Leisure: Tuesday & Wednesday 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
- Coed Leisure: Monday & Wednesday 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
- Location: MRD Field House (25 Colorado Ave.)
Great Trains & Grand Canyons
The MRD 50+ program is teaming up with World Premier Travel to provide additional travel opportunities to Montrose residents. Spend 5 nights amongst the red rocks at a resort in beautiful Sedona, Arizona departing October 7, 2018. You will enjoy a nostaligc train ride to the south rim of the Grand Canyon as well as a train ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad. Spend time exploring Sedona as well as visiting the old mining town of Jerome and Montezuma Castle National Monument. Please join us on January 30 at 2:00 p.m. for an informational meeting to learn about this trip. Staff from World Premier Travel will present details on this travel opportunity. No obligation - come to see if this trip is of interest to you!
- Date: Tuesday, Jan. 20
- Time: 2:00 p.m.
- Location: Senior Center Dining Room
- Presenter: Jill LaCroix, World Premier Travel
- Fee: Free, no obligation informational meeting
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD - Tosca - Giacomo Puccini
Puccini's melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century. The power of its score and the inventiveness of its orchestration have been widely acknowledged. The dramatic force of Tosca and its characters continues to fascinate both performers and audiences and the work remains of the most frequently performed operas. 3 hours 3 minutes (includes two 35 minute intermissions with behind the scenes interviews of cast and directors, etc...)
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 27
- Time: 8:45 a.m. - approx 5:00 p.m.
- Fee: $38 (bring a snack or money for late lunch)
- Location: Meet at the MRD Field House at 8:30 a.m.
MOVING WITH MIKE
The Complete Workout for Older Adults
This DVD led workout includes a warm up, 20 minute workout and a 5 minute relaxing stretch, exercise, cool down. The workout section includes exercises for balance, leg strength, upper body strength, coordination and posture. The DVD shows both standing and sitting options.
- Fee: Free
- Time: 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
- Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Location: Senior Center Dining Room
(click activity number listed next to program to register online)
for current pool hours.
AMERICAN RED CROSS FIRST AID/CPR/AED -
The purpose of this class is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical care arrives. These are blended learning courses. A majority of coursework is done on the computer and the hands-on skills are practiced in the classroom.
- Section 1: Wednesday, Feb. 7
- Register by: Jan. 31
- Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
- Fee: $60
- Location: CRC Party Rooms
- Instructor: American Red Cross Instructor
WATER AEROBICS SPOTLIGHT
Splash Aerobics - A High energy Aerobic and Strength Training Class
Resistance bands and/or barbells are used to tone your muscles in this class. Aqua shoes are recommended.
- Days: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
- Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Instructor: Cheryl Yergler
All swim courses and instructors are certified by the American Red Cross. not all courses are available each lesson time. Please check the schedule course sessions and times. Class sizes are limited so please register early! Dates and class information are available
HATHA YOGA LEVEL 1 -
Hatha Yoga is the perfect antidote to our busy lives. Yoga reduces stress and improves health of mind and body. Perfect for those newer to exercise or as a complement to vigorous workouts. Mats and props provided. Wear comfortable, fitted clothing that allows free movement. We generally practice barefoot. All experience levels welcome. Ages 14+ or by instructor approval.
- Day: Tuesday
- Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
- Fee: $36/session or $11 drop in
- Session 1 dates: Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23
- Session 2 dates: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27
- Session 3 dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27
- Location: MRD Field House Summit Room
TAI CHI: MOVING FOR A BETTER BALANCE - 1202022
This program uses the principles and movements of Tai Chi to help older adults improve their balance and confidence in doing everyday activities. There are eight single forms in the program, tailored for adults who wish to improve balance and mobility, and consequently reduce the risk of falling. Must have minimum of 5 people signed up to hold the class.
- Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Dates: Jan. 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, Feb. 1
- Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
- Fee: $56/ session
- Location: MRD Field House Summit Room
BEGINNING SPANISH FOR ADULTS LEVEL B - 1203018
This fun class builds on Level a (greetings and small talk) and will cover vocabulary of everyday objects at the workplace and at home. Through role-play, games and hands on activities we will focus on listening/speaking and study frequently used Spanish verbs. Students will discover they can successfully communicate in Spanish! Bring a pencil/pen and all other materials will be provided. Dare to be 'un poco' bilingual!
- Day: Tuesdays
- Dates: Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27
- Time: 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
- Fee: $80
- Location: MRD Field House Summit Room
- Instructor: S. Escalera, career Spanish teacher, CDE licensed.
Youth Basketball Officials
This is a part-time seasonal position that provides a critical competent of running our youth sports programs. Our officials receive free training, uniforms, and whistles. Officials will ref basketball games that range from 3rd & 4th grade up to 7th and 8th grade games. Pay is based on the level of each game officiated. Opportunities to officiate other sports throughout the year are also available to officials interested in officiating other sports. Please email Kevin, Recreation leader at Kevin@montroserec.com if you are interested. Must be 14 years or older to apply.
Customer Service Representative
This part time position provides critical customer service to MRD patrons. Duties include, but are not limited to: completing program registration, computer and phone skills, and general multitasking. This is a part-time position and hours will vary with some weekends and holidays. With the right person, this position includes the possibility of a steady 25-35 hours per week. Bilingual ability is a plus. Please submit full application packet to
email@example.com. Please email Tracie a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD Community Rec. Center, 16350 Woodgate Road.
This position is responsible for supporting the general operation of the new Montrose Community Recreation Center, specifically in our custodial department. Attendant will be responsible for overall cleanliness of facility. Shifts are available in the evenings, weekends and in the summer. For questions, contact Tanelle at 249.7705 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit a completed application (found at montroserec.com), a resume and a cover letter attention Tanelle Cruz. This can be emailed to email@example.com or dropped off at the Montrose Community Recreation Center, 16350 Woodgate Rd., behind Wal-Mart. Must be 18 years old with a high school diploma.
Water Safety Instructors
Responsibilities include the safe supervision of all pool and deck area, as well as basic pool maintenance. Consistent rule enforcement along with excellent customer service skills required. Candidates must have current American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid Certifications. Please submit full application packet to
. Please email Liz a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD CRC, 16350 Woodgate Road. The application is found by going to www.montroserec.com.
This position is responsible for planning and implementing swim lessons according the American Red Cross standards. Instructors will be asked to provide both public and private swim lesson classes. Bilingual ability is strongly desired. Candidates must have a current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors certification. Classes for this certification are held on an ongoing basis. Please submit full application packet to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email Melissa a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD CRC, 16350 Woodgate Road. The application is found by going to www.montroserec.com.