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Vernon recreation temporarily pauses group fitness classes – Vernon News

Fitness classes cancelled

The City of Vernon has temporarily paused fitness classes and some other programs after the province issued a new health order that restricts group fitness activities.

The order states that “businesses, recreation centres or other organizations that organize or operate high-risk indoor group physical activities (such as spin classes, hot yoga and HIIT) must suspend them. As well, “venues that organize or operate other types of indoor group physical activities must suspend them temporarily while new guidance is being developed.”

Those directly impacted by the stop order will be contacted by the city. Once new guidelines have been issued, recreation services will examine the situation and make the necessary changes to the city’s risk mitigation plans.

“While we regret having to pause some of our programs, we must ensure all programs and services provided are compliant with provincial health guidelines and orders, as we all do our part to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 and help flatten the curve again,” says Shayne Wright, manager of recreation programs.

The city hopes to restart most of its fitness programs next week, depending on what the new guidelines end up being.

For those who participate in scheduled or drop-in programs that are still running, masks are required in all recreation facilities.

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Columbia University bans 70 MBA students from classes after COVID-19 travel violation

The MBA students who traveled to Turks and Caicos are banned until Dec. 1.

The group of 70 MBA students had traveled to the island of Turks and Caicos on a trip that was not school-sponsored. None of the students have been suspended.

In its COVID-19 travel restrictions listed for the fall 2020 semester, the Columbia University website states, “All academic or work-related travel, domestic or international, is suspended.”

“Columbia faculty, staff and students are required to follow local, state and federal travel restrictions, and should consult with CDC guidance,” the website states.

PHOTO: In this file photo, a woman wearing a protective mask walks on the Columbia University campus on March 9, 2020 in New York.

On Sept. 29, the CDC released a report revealing there was an increase in COVID-19 infections from August to September among people ages 18 to 22 as some colleges and universities reopened in the United States. According to a recent New York Times survey of more than 1,700 American colleges and universities, there have been more than 320,000 cases and at least 80 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Cases across the U.S. now top more than 12 million, and more than 68,000 cases have been reported at colleges since early November, according to The Times tracker.

PHOTO: Maggie Martino helps prepare supplies as workers help build a medical facility for New York-Presbyterian at Columbia University's Baker Field on April 11, 2020, in New York.

In the state of New York, there have been more than 596,000 cases and at least 34,319 deaths as a result of the novel coronavirus.

Columbia’s MBA students who violated the international travel suspension are banned from campus until Dec. 1. They must fulfill their academic obligations by taking their courses remotely.

With Thanksgiving approaching, colleges and universities are strategizing game plans to minimize the spread of the virus if students travel home.

Dr. Anita Barkin, co-chair of the American College Health Association COVID-19 Task Force, spoke with “Good Morning America” as health experts urge students to either remain on campus or follow specific protocols in an attempt to stay safe and stop the spread of the virus.

“We would encourage students not to go home, and the reason is that we know with travel comes risk of exposure,” Barkin said. “So we would prefer students stay on campus and do a virtual Thanksgiving with their family.”


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In-person classes at Mr. C give Dharma studio a boost

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Gentle yoga classes, mindfulness workshops and a hefty dose of student loyalty have created the recipe for Dharma Yoga Studio’s survival during the pandemic. Since late June, online technology has provided the karmic — and physical — connection between the studio and its public.

Now, the Coconut Grove studio is starting to offer small in-person classes at an outdoor garden at nearby Mr. C Miami and plans to form other partnerships with open-air spaces as it transitions to what could become a hybrid model, said founder Natalie Morales.

“We are still not ready to go back to an in-person studio setup but we want to offer some options to our students,” said Morales. “The classes at Mr. C breathed new life into our deflated schedule. We became a shell of what we were before and we needed a boost.”

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Dharma Yoga Studio is offering small classes at Mr. C Miami Coconut Grove’s Il Giardino terrace. Krista Miller

After Miami-Dade went under quarantine in mid-March to slow the spread of COVID-19, yoga studios like Dharma moved online to generate at least some revenue from loyal clients and to keep instructors employed. But demand dropped as many students lacked the discipline or the means to keep up with classes, Morales said.

Dharma, which used to offer 40 classes a week before the lockdown, was livestreaming 28 sessions during much of the summer. Of the 20 teachers guiding students through Vinyasa, Hatha and power yoga classes, only 12 remained. The studio is now offering 24 classes, including in-person classes at Mr. C three times a week.

With a maximum capacity of nine people, Dharma’s Mr. C classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are selling out almost every time, she said. They are also livestreamed for those who are not ready to gather in person.

The intimate space at the hotel’s Il Giardino terrace gives students a feeling of being in a private setting surrounded by greenery and fresh air. When it rains, the group can use a conference room on the fifth floor.

Morales is also in talks with Shake Backyard, a new wellness and fitness concept that uses trampolines as the basis for fun outdoor workouts, created by Grove resident Isaac Kodsi. Dharma could potentially offer classes at the space — Kodsi’s own backyard.

For now, Dharma’s online classes have kept the business stable as a loyal core group of students continue to buy class packages and monthly passes. Eliminating rent as an

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Ridgefield Parks and Recreation dance classes ‘strengthen’


With dance shows all the rage on TV, why not give dancing a try? You’re sure to have fun and get fit in Ridgefield Parks & Recreation’s adult dance classes. We are offering a Thursday morning ballet class that will help you tone, strengthen, and sculpt muscles through the timeless beauty of ballet.

Get up and get tapping in our Beginner/Advanced Beginner tap class on Thursday morning or our Intermediate classes on Wednesday morning and Thursday night. Ballet and tap classes are taught by Carrie Pin, director of the Mac Donald-Pin Dancers. Ballroom instructor Tonja Martin Dias worked with dancers from Dancing with the Stars and now she’s here to teach you. Sign up as a couple or a single for her Friday evening Intermediate classes that are sure to be a hit!

The Mac Donald-Pin Dancers has also been offering youth classes for over 40 years. Children, ages 3 to 4 years old, can try tap and ballet in our introductory sessions. Students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, will enjoy our ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and combination classes. Both adult and youth classes are held at the Recreation Center and culminate with an optional dance recital in June.

For more information, visit ridgefieldparksandrec.org or call 203-431-2755.

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Teachers, Students To Get Diwali Vacation From Online Classes: Maharashtra Minister

Teachers, Students To Get Diwali Vacation From Online Classes: Maharashtra Minister

Teachers, Students To Get Diwali Vacation: Maharashtra Minister

New Delhi:

Teachers and students in Maharashtra who are part of online education will get Diwali vacation, state Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Wednesday. “A final decision to this effect will be taken soon,” Ms Gaikwad told reporters, adding that authorities have been directed against conducting any examination during the Diwali vacation period. Schools were shifted to the online mode in March this year due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

Ms Gaikwad said Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is taking views of state advocate general and other authorities concerned regarding reopening of Class 11. “The delay in (physical reopening of Class 11 lectures) is due to judicial process but online classes of the class is getting good response,” she added.

Ms Gaikwad said the department of education is focusing on the overall development of students by using modern technology. “We will ensure they take more interest in education and improve their knowledge,” she added.

The Maharashtra education department on Monday, November 2, had started free online classes for students of Class 11 to prevent loss of the academic session due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Over 60,000 first-year junior college (FYJC or Class 11) students have so far enrolled for these classes, State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Director Dinkar Patil said. The decision to start online classes free of charge for FYJC Arts, Science and Commerce students was taken to avoid the academic loss till colleges start functioning normally, he said.

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Limited Indoor Classes Begin at Clark Recreation

CLARK, NJ – The Clark Recreation Center, like most things, closed to the public soon after the pandemic started.  For the first time Clark Summer Recreation Camp was canceled along with other annual events like the Easter Egg Hunt.  A building usually bustling with activity, remained shuttered until recently.  

“We are so happy to be able to open our doors again,” said Clark Recreation Director Ralph Bernardo about the gradual opening of the center in early October. “We started outdoor programs last month, and then decided to start limited indoor classes too.”

For now some programs and classes, like karate that are able to maintain social distancing and safety protocols are open indoors, others are continuing virtually or have yet to resume.   For a full list of ongoing programs, residents can check out the Recreation Department’s website.  For additional questions, call 732-428-8400.

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Parks and Recreation Classes and Programs

Register for the FREE PHXPlays at Home Virtual Recreation Program​​​​​​
(The virtual recreation program provides live-streamed activity covering different themes)

Register for the FREE FitPHX Virtual Bootcamp, Fall Into Fitness and Morning Yoga series
(Sponsored by AARP Phoenix and supporting partners Valley of the Sun YMCA​, Energized by Exercise and Sutra Studios​)​

Participate in the FREE Pueblo Grande Museum Virtual Summer Storytelling series​
(Program runs July 18 to August 8, with access to storytelling videos until September 5)

Participate in the FREE Camp Colley Foundation Virtual Environmental Learning Program
(Features a series of nine activities and instructional videos designed for families to have fun, learn and connect with nature)

Participate in the FREE Daring Adventures – Virtual Adventures Program
(These virtual activities are designed for all ages and ability levels)​

Use FREE codePHX resources designed to help youth in grades K-12
(Learn about computer coding, robotics and 3D modeling)

*** Registration for in-person classes, programs and activities is postponed until further notice *** ​

Register online through the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s registration website 

or at one of the city’s in-person registration locations

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Fitness & Classes | UBC Recreation

UBC Fitness and Classes is dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the UBC Community. We have two facilities, the Student Recreation Centre and the Activities and Recreation Centre, that host a variety of fitness centre, gymnasium, and studio spaces to accommodate for the full spectrum of ways you can stay active while on campus. The two facilities offer a variety of fitness classes – everything from yoga to boot camps, personal training opportunities, a spin studio, climbing cave, fitness centre and yoga & Pilates memberships, there is something for everyone.

Our staff strive to ensure a clean and safe environment, where you are encouraged to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. We want you to feel great, not only from your workout, but from the experience and friends you make while on your fitness journey.





Latest Fitness & Classes News

By: Isabelle Pasin

With all of us now spending our days at home, it can feel like a major change in routine. While our daily routines previously consisted of getting outside, being active, going to class, going to the gym, and seeing friends, now we are staying at home and looking for new routines. Having some kind of daily or weekly fitness routine can help us keep a sense of normalcy as we adapt to this new lifestyle. Here are a few ways you can develop new fitness habits and routines while you are staying at home.

  • Set an alarm! I always have the habit of setting an alarm every morning, even if I do not necessarily have anywhere to go. This helps keep your sleeping schedule consistent, which maintains your energy levels for your fitness activities! It can also help you get out of bed to do that morning at-home workout 😉
  • Create a workout schedule! This will help keep you accountable to your fitness goals and create a plan of action for how you want to stay active at home!
  • Find your favourite time to exercise! This is something that I always suggest to students, whether you are working out at home or at the gym. Some people like to work out early in the morning, and some people prefer to work out at night. Figure out when your energy is highest and stick to what you like! This will keep you motivated.
  • Make use of online resources! With everyone #WorkingFromHome, the amount of online fitness resources available has grown a lot. Be sure to check out our Instagram account @ubcrec for examples of at-home workouts, live workout classes, and fitness tips! Follow along with our workouts if you are unsure of how to exercise at home.
  • Find a fun workout playlist! When you are exercising at home, you can play whatever music you want! Find something that makes you happy, keeps you moving, and keeps you motivated to finish your workout. You can check out Spotify or Apple Music for some playlist ideas.
  • Keep it up!
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