Director of Recreation and Leisure Services: Kristine Vincent, CPRP
Recreation Supervisor: Daphne Shinder
Program Supervisor: Terri Ziemnicki
Get more program information, and register for all programs, 24/7 at GranbyRec.com
Date Night Yoga Class: Saturday, Feb. 13, 3–4 p.m., at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Yoga is wonderful way to build stronger communication, trust and intimacy in any kind of relationship, whether it is friendship, a family member or your significant other. Yoga postures and flow sequences are designed to create and nurture trust, strengthen communication and create a sense of lightheartedness and fun. Some yoga experience is helpful, but not necessary. Space is limited. The practice will be led by Laura Fetzer, ERYT-200. Fee: $30 per couple
JumpBunch: Little Jumper Toddlers, 18 months–3 years: Thursdays, Feb. 11–March 18, 3:45–4:15 p.m., at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. This is a great way to introduce sports and fitness to your child. Each week, the coach teaches lively and positive classes that help children build motor skills, coordination, balance and sports confidence. Classes include music, ribbon wands, bubbles, obstacle courses and a different sport or fitness activity every week. Visit JumpBunch.com to find out more about this popular program. Fee: $90
JumpBunch: Big Jumpers, 3–6 years: Tuesdays, Feb. 23–March 30, 11:15 a.m.–12 p.m.; or Thursdays, Feb. 11–March 18, 4:30–5:15 p.m.; or Saturdays, Jan. 30–March 6, 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Held at the Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Each class includes warm-ups, floor exercises, the sport/activity of the week, stretching and then a cool down. A different sport introduced each week. We strive to have little or no “sit and wait” time. Children will have the chance to touch and experience each sport with their own piece of equipment each class. Classes also include use of creatively scripted songs that include ribbon wands, stretch bands, rhythm sticks, maracas, and scarves. Sports may include lacrosse, paddle sports, field hockey, t-ball, basketball, soccer, football, etc. Parents are welcome to stay during the program and will be in a separate area of the building. Please bring a face mask for your child. Fee $110.
Valentine’s Day Crafts and Games, Grades K–2: Monday, Feb. 8, or Wednesday, Feb. 10, 3:30–4:45 p.m., at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. A fun and energetic class making a variety of creative valentine’s projects and gifts for loved ones. Games will be incorporated as well. All supplies and a snack will be provided. Please be sure to indicate any food allergies when registering. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and shoes, a face mask and bring a water bottle. Your child is sure to have a fun time during this 75-minute class. Fee: $15.
Yin Yoga and Aromatherapy Class: Friday, Feb. 26, 6–7:30 p.m., Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Join us as we prepare our minds and bodies for the colder, shorter days ahead by combining the slower, deeper aspects of yin yoga with the healing properties of the pure therapeutic grade essences used in aromatherapy. This practice helps to restore balance within the energy systems of the body, leaving you feeling relaxed, renewed and ready to face whatever life is offering you. Wear comfortable clothing, and please bring your yoga mat, 1 or 2 blankets and any blocks or bolsters that you might have to support the body in the various shapes. Space is limited. The practice will be led by Laura Fetzer, ERYT200, who also holds her Aromatherapy certification through Wisdom of the Earth. Gentle. Fee $25 per class.
Yoga with Rachel Little: Drop-in on Saturdays, 10–11 a.m., or drop-in on Wednesdays, 6–7 p.m., at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. This is a yoga practice in the park appropriate for all levels of experience, incorporating breath, balance, flexibility, focus and fun. Rachel will lead the group through movements and yoga postures both standing and down on the mat that build strength, balance and mobility, while encouraging relaxation and release. Bring a yoga mat, blanket/towel and water. Optional items: yoga blocks and strap. All fitness levels welcome. Come be a part of this fun class and great workout. Due to state health guidelines during the pandemic, the class limit is 10 people and social distancing will be in place. Fee: $15 drop-in per class.
Yoga for Strength with Laura Fetzer-Seger: Drop in on Mondays, 8–9 a.m., at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Develop strength and flexibility with this more challenging dynamic flow, integrating movement and breath with sun salutations, twists, back bends and core strengthening with an emphasis on proper alignment. Combine this with the cultivation of inner peace and the mindfulness of breath awareness. A complete practice for sure. Modifications always offered. Listening to your body always encouraged. Fee: $15 per class.
Pawsitive Steps Dog Training, beginner classes: Tuesdays, Jan. 19–March 2, 6:30–7:30 p.m., at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Join well-known certified dog trainer Kim Michalewicz for this great introductory seven-week course to learn how to effectively communicate with your best friend. Learn to socialize your dogs to a variety of situations. Learn about normal canine behavior and problem solving to help your dog fit into our human world. Appropriate household behavior, handler attention, basic obedience and coming when called will be covered. Held at the, Fee: $170
Pawsitive Steps Dog Training, intermediate classes: Prerequisite: Dogs and puppies must have a solid knowledge of the basic skills such as sit, down, walking nicely on a leash and recall. Sundays, Jan. 31–March 14, 4–5 p.m., at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. This seven-week course is geared to take your dog to the next level of training. You will take the behaviors your dog knows and work on them using a variety of distractions, increased distance and duration. We will slowly increase the criteria each dog is able to succeed at. We will also be working on getting your dogs to work for us without a treat on our bodies. There will be some games incorporated into the class that use the basic skills your dog knows. Fee: $170.
TAZ Fitness Challenge: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 19–March 16, 8–9 a.m., at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Join long-time certified and motivating fitness days instructor Terri Ziemnicki for this high energy, low impact fitness class that includes a full body cardiovascular, interval and strength training workout. All fitness levels welcome. Please bring your weights, exercise mat and water bottle. Session is 16 classes for only $30. Come be a part of this fun class and great workout. Due to state health guidelines during the pandemic, the class limit is 10 people and social distancing will be in place.
TAZ Low Impact Fitness Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 19–March 16, 9–10 a.m., at Salmon Brook Park Gathering Room. Join long-time certified and motivating instructor Terri Ziemnicki for this easy-to-follow low impact class including cardiovascular and strength training exercises, set to fun and motivating music. This is a great class for all levels and especially for the senior population. Balance and stretching exercises are incorporated in each workout. Please bring your weights, exercise mat and water bottle. Session is 16 classes for only $30. Come be a part of this fun class and great workout. Due to state health guidelines during the pandemic, the class limit is 10 people and social distancing will be in place.
Plan your Party or Special Event with Granby Rec
Have your next family or other private event at Salmon Brook Park or Holcomb Farm. The Salmon Brook Park House is a beautiful facility that can accommodate up to 99 people, featuring a gas fireplace and central air. The North Barn Pavilion at Holcomb Farm is built to look like a barn, but this gorgeous building has all of the modern amenities to make your event for up to 125 people a day to remember. Dates fill fast. Call for more information or visit GranbyRec.com to see pictures and rental info.