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community sponsored programs and activities

Along with programs for preschoolers and older children, there are a number of activities that are sponsored by the Township throughout the year for adults of all ages. Unless otherwise noted, all activities and programs are for participants ages 18 and older. Additional programs may be available; for more information, call Parks and Recreation at 281 210-3950.

Fall 2017 Adult Programs & Activities

woodlands area adult sports leaguesRegistration for these classes and applicable fees can be paid online at The Woodlands Township Parks & Rec. registration page. Unless otherwise noted, all activities and programs are for participants ages 18 & older.

 

Pickleball! - Learn and play the fastest growing sport in the United States! Private pickleball lessons also available; for more information, please email [email protected] or call them at 281 210-3950.

 

Pickleball Play Days - Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Get out and play the fastest growing sport in America. Sign up for the whole season or just come out for a drop-in play day! Thursdays from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Shadowbend Park tennis courts; September 7 - December 14. Fees: daily drop-in, $5, or $35 for residents for the whole season, $40 for non-residents.

     Woodlands Doubles Pickleball Tournament - Test your pickleball skills in a recreational doubles tournament! All levels welcome. For details call 281 210-3950. Tournament will be held Saturday, November 4 from 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM at the Shadowbend Park tennis courts. Fee: $15 for residents, $20 for non-residents.

 

pickle ball in the woodlands areaPickleball 101 Clinics - The clinic will introduce: game format, rules, positioning, strokes, serve, scoring, and strategy. The clinic will allow the students to learn the game and have playtime. Choose from three Mondays: August 28, September 18, or October 23, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Shadowbend Park tennis courts. The comprehensive clinic on October 23 will enable those who have taken a previous clinic to advance their skills with an Internationally Certified Instructor. Fee: $15 per person for residents, $20 for non-residents.

 

Intro to Pickleball - Learn how to dink, serve, volley and score! After this introduction class you will be able to play a basic beginner pickleball game! Learn proper grip, position, rules and court etiquette. Choose from four dates, all held from 9:00 - 11:00 AM at the Meadowlake Park tennis courts: September 5, September 26, October 24, or November 14. Fee: $35 per person for residents, $40 for non-residents.

 

Pickleball 101 Classes - This three-week class will get you to the next level of your pickleball game! Each week is full of vital information needed to increase your skill and technique. Learn shot drops, ground strokes, serves and returns, overhead smash shots and much more. Classes held at the tennis courts at Meadowlake Park from 9:00 - 11:00 AM on Mondays; choose from four sessions: September 11 - 25, October 2 - 16, October 30 - November 13, or December 4 - 18. Fee: $90 per person, per session for residents, $100 for non-residents.

 

Pickleball 201 Classes - This five-week class will get you to the next level of your pickleball game! Each week is full of vital information needed to increase your skill and technique. Learn strategies, paddle tracking, snap volleys, blocking and much more. Classes held at the tennis courts at Meadowlake Park from 9:00 - 11:00 AM on Tuesdays or Thursdays September 7 - October 5, October 9 - November 16, or Thursday December 4 - 18. Fee: $150 per person, per session for residents, $160 for non-residents.

 

Tai Chi I - With tens of millions of participants, Tai Chi is the largest sport in the world. Anyone can do Tai Chi regardless of age or physical condition; no special equipment required. In Tai Chi, students ages 16 and older are introduced to all aspects of Tai Chi: forms, philosophy and self-defense. Class instructor is Sifu David Neighbors. Sifu David Neighbors studied Tai Chi for over 20 years, and martial arts for over 30 years. He is a member of the American Tai Chi Qigong Association, the Tai Chi for Health Community, and a certified Tai Chi for Diabetes instructor. Choose from Mondays 7:00 - 8:00 PM or Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 AM - or attend twice weekly! Held at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch. Fees: Once a week $70 per month for residents, $80 per month for non-residents; twice weekly $120 per month for residents, $130 per month non-residents.

 

Tai Chi II - Traditional intermediate and advanced Tai Chi floor exercises for students who must be a current student in either Tai Chi I or Kung Fu. Classes held on Mondays from 7:00 - 8:00 PM, or on Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 AM. Held at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch. Fees: Once a week $70 per month for residents, $80 per month for non-residents; twice weekly $120 per month for residents, $130 per month non-residents.

 

tai chi in the woodlandsTai Chi III - Students ages 18 and up learn to increase the benefits of Tai Chi through traditional weapons training: saber, sword, no, spear, and fan. Students are also introduced to push hands and self defense. Classes held on Mondays from 8:00 - 8:30 PM, or on Saturdays 10:35 - 11:05 AM. Held at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch. Fees: $35 for residents once weekly, $40 for non-residents; $70 for residents twice weekly, $80 non-residents.

 

Tai Chi IV - Group Tai Chi practices for students ages 18 and up. Classes held on Mondays from 7:00 - 8:00 PM, or on Saturdays 9:00 - 10:00 AM. Held at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch. Fees: $35 for residents once weekly, $40 for non-residents; $70 for residents twice weekly, $80 non-residents.

 

Northern Fist Martial Arts - Kung fu has been used for centuries as a means of promoting a strong mind and general health. Students ages 16 and up will be instructed in traditional Chinese forms, applications, and two-man sets. Monthly topics include strikes, kicks, take-downs and joint locks. Meets Saturdays, 11:05 AM - 12:05 PM at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch. FEE: $80 per month for residents, $90 for non-residents.

 

Qigong - Group Tai Chi practices for students ages 18 and up. Classes held on Saturdays 8:00 - 9:00 AM. Held at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch. Fees: $35 for residents once weekly, $40 for non-residents.

 

Sunset Yoga - Relax as the sun goes down and create mindfulness with meditation, breathing and focus on complete body awareness. 200HR Certified instructor Sandra Sutherland creates a flow of poses to help relax tense or sore muscles and leave students ages 16 and up in a state of rejuvenation! Supplies needed: Mat and pillow or bolsters. Held at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming on Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Choose from September 11 - October 2, October 9 - 30, or November 6 - December 4. Fee: $110 monthly, $15 drop-in, or $300 for full season.

 

20/20/20: Cardio/Weights/Stretching - Triathlon/Marathon coach Sandra Sutherland teaches the benefits of heart health during cardio, resistance training to help bones and overall strength and wellness, and stretches to create long, lean muscles to help with the prevention of injury to students ages 16 and up. Supplies needed: Mat and two free weights comfortable enough to maintain for 20 minutes. Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Choose from September 11 - October 2, October 9 - 31, or November 6 - December 4. Fee: $110 monthly, $15 drop-in, or $300 for full season.

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Registration for these classes and applicable fees can be paid online at The Woodlands Township Parks & Rec. registration page. Unless otherwise noted, all activities and programs are held at the Recreation Center at Rob Fleming.

 

Country Western Dancing - Have fun dancing to some of your favorite songs. It's great exercise and tons of fun for everyone (ages 16 & up)! Beginners class will meet Tuesdays, September 5 - October 10. Intermediates will meet Tuesdays, October 17 - December 5 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Please note, no class on October 31 and November 21. FEE: $50 per person for residents, $60 for non-residents.

 

Ballroom Dancing - Get introduced to widely used dances in both smooth and Latin styles, such as the Foxtrot, Waltz and Cha-Cha. The class will also teach leading and following (ages 16 & up). Beginners class will meet Tuesdays, September 5 - October 10. Intermediates will meet Tuesdays, October 17 - December 5 from 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Please note, no class on October 31 and November 21. FEE: $50 per person for residents, $60 for non-residents.

 

Swing/Jitterbug Dancing - Join in the fun as you are introduced to the basic step and patterns of East Coast Swing; learn leading and following skills as well (ages 16 & up). Beginners class will meet Tuesdays, September 5 - October 10. Intermediates will meet Tuesdays, October 17 - December 5 from 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM. Please note, no class on October 31 and November 21. FEE: $50 per person for residents, $60 for non-residents.

 

Brenda Seneca teaches Country Western Dancing, Ballroom Dancing and Swing/Jitterbug Dancing. Partners encouraged, but not required.

water workouts for adultsAqua Body Weight Program - This program is a low- and high-impact water aerobics class for adults ages 18 and older, taking the weight room to the water. Build strength, endurance and improve your cardiovascular fitness and flexibility levels, all at your own pace. No special equipment required. Meets Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 8:45 - 9:45 AM, September 6 - 29 at the Ridgewood Pool; October 2 - 30, November 1 - 17 & 27 - 30, or December 1 - 13 at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah. Fee: $40/person for residents $45/person for non-residents. December session is $35/40; attend all four sessions for $130 per person ($140 for non-residents).

 

Aqua Body Deep Water Program - This is a low-impact water aerobics class for all ages where all fitness levels are welcome. You will move from one end of the pool to the other working on your whole body. Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 - 10:00 AM, September 6 - 29, October 3 - 31, November 2 - 16 & 28, or December 5 - 14, at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah. Monthly Fees: $40/person for residents $45/person for non-residents. December session is $35/40; attend all four sessions for $130 per person ($140 for non-residents).

 

Aqua Yoga - Take yoga to a whole new level! Students ages 16 and up will learn to hold their balance on the water while going through the yoga moves. If you love yoga on land, see what yoga on the water is all about! Limited mats available, so you must sign up. No walk-ins. Classes held September 6 - 27, on Mondays and Wednesdays, at the Ridgewood Pool from 10:00 - 11:00 AM. FEE: $55 per month for residents, $65 for non-residents.

 

Aqua Yoga Abs - Come work your abs! Join fellow students ages 16 & up in the pool for a yoga core workout that includes stretching in between reps. Mats are limited and space is limited to 11 participants. Classes held September 5 - 26, on Tuesdays, at the Ridgewood Pool from 5:15 - 6:00 PM. FEE: $28 for residents, $33 for non-residents.

 

Private Swim Lessons - One-on-one instruction for all skill levels, 30-minute sessions. Available on all Cyclones practice dates; Saturday and Sunday, October 1 - 31, November 4 - 16, and December 2 - 17 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM at the Creekwood Pool. Please keep in mind these lessons will be outdoors. Call the Bear Branch Recreation Center at 281 210-3950 to sign up; you may express preferences such as time slot and instructor gender. You will receive a call back within five (5) business days to verify all times, dates and instructor. Fee: $80 for four lessons.

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self improvement classes in the woodlandsRegistration for these classes and applicable fees can be paid online at The Woodlands Township Parks & Rec. registration page. All classes are for adults only, ages 18 and over.

 

Spanish Club - This club is for those who are fluent in the Spanish language. Current events will be discussed, Spanish soap operas critiqued and more! Meetings are led by Margarita Chavez at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch on Mondays 7:30 - 9:00 PM. FEE: $30 per month for residents, $35 per month for non-residents.

 

"Vamos a Hablar" - Let's Talk - Margarita Chavez, author of the book, I Say Hola, You Say Hello teaches classes at the Recreation Center at Bear Branch that concentrate on conversational Spanish in an audio-visual format to students ages 18 & older. No materials required. FEE: $50 per person for residents, $55 for non-residents, per month. After September, new students, contact instructor at [email protected] to establish level, and for class information prior to sign up.

Spanish Immersion I Wednesday 7:30 - 9:00 PM
  Friday 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Spanish Immersion II Monday 4:30 - 5:30 PM
  Wednesday 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Intermediate I Monday 5:30 - 6:30 PM
  Tuesday 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Intermediate II Monday 6:30 - 7:30 PM
  Wednesday 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Advanced Classes Tuesday 7:30 - 9:00 PM
  Thursday 7:30 - 9:00 PM

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Recreation Center at Bear Branch
5310 Research Forest Drive, 77381


Adjacent to Bear Branch Park

Recreation Center at Rob Fleming
6464 Creekside Forest Drive, 77389


Across from Rob Fleming Park

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