Teen yoga series at Yoga Sanctuary starting April 12

Yoga Sanctuary in Perrinville is offering a teen yoga series from 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays, April 12-May 17. Participants ages 13-17 will learn how mindful movement and breathing exercises can help develop self-awareness, emotional resilience, healthy body image, positive thinking and compassion while learning the skills and tools needed for lifelong well being. Yoga Sanctuary Studio…

Free swim lessons available to Edmonds School District students

Vouchers for free swimming lessons are available to any Edmonds School District student. The swim vouchers were were sent home with third-grade students in January. They are good for three sets of swim lessons that are redeemable at either the Lynnwood Pool, the Mountlake Terrace Pool, Yost (Edmonds) Pool, and YMCA Dale Turner Pool. The vouchers…

13th Annual Celebrate Schools 5K is on its way

Are you looking for a skele-ton of fun this October? Then join us for the virtual Celebrate Schools Monster Mad Dash 5K, benefiting the Foundation for Edmonds School District. This year’s event includes a weeklong chance to race during the 5K Spirit Week! Run, walk, and wag your way through a course of your choosing…

Lynnwood Recreation Center fall program registration open for kids, adults

The City of Lynnwood Recreation Center is offering programs for children and adults starting in September. Looking for some fun and engaging online preschool programs? Register here. Among them are Petite Allegro & Pre Ballet begins Sept. 14 at various times. This is play-based ballet instruction to get your little dancer moving. Parent participation is…

Mask-wearing rules go into effect Aug. 23 at Lynnwood Recreation Center, Senior Center

If you use the Lynnwood Recreation Center, the following rules will be in effect Monday, Aug. 23 following Gov. Jay Inslee’s mask mandate for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals: Masks will be required to enter the Recreation Center or Lynnwood Senior Center Masks will be required to participate in senior center classes and activities Masks…

Lynnwood Recreation Center adds classes for spring

The City of Lynnwood Recreation Center has added the following classes, starting in April. Space is limited. Hula – is for everyone, beginners welcome. Students begin with basic steps and hand motions and continue on to learn hulas both old and new. 12+ years  |April 13-May 18 |Tuesday |6:30-7:30 p.m. or May 25-June 22 Tap –…

Registration now open for Lynnwood winter recreation programs

City of Lynnwood Recreation Center programs are now open for registration. Click HERE for the latest edition of the Rec Guide, which includes classes and programs offered January through March. The Lynnwood pool is open for water fit classes, lap swim, water safety lessons and public swim. Starting in the new year, Lynnwood will begin its…

City of Lynnwood Recreation Center: What’s open after governor’s announcement

With Gov. Jay Inslee Sunday announcing a new round of statewide COVID-19 restrictions effective at midnight Nov. 16, the Lynnwood Recreation Center offered the following summary of what will stay open and what will close: Weight room Closed effective Tuesday, Nov. 17. The closure is in effect until Dec. 14. Lap pool, wellness pool, recreation pool, adult…

Lynnwood Recreation Center starts next session of classes Oct. 26

The Lynnwood Recreation Center’s next session of online classes is just around the corner, starting the week of Oct. 26. These classes will have Zoom meetings along with pre-recorded material to complete at your leisure. Preschool pportunities: Petite Allegro (18m-3yrs) -Play-based ballet education. Parent participation is required. Pre Ballet   (3-5yrs) Play-based ballet instruction. Parent participation…

City of Lynnwood pool reopening for fitness, water aerobic classes starting Oct. 26

With Gov. Jay Inslee’s updated guidance on pool use during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Lynnwood announced that starting Monday, Oct. 26, it will be reopening its recreation pool for open fitness and beach swims (at very limited capacity) and restarting some water aerobics classes (shallow, deep, and river). Those planning to swim should…

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County launches virtual fall season

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County (GOTRSnoCo) has announced the launch of a special virtual fall season. GOTRSnoCo is a leader in delivering evidence-based, life skills curriculum to girls of all abilities through a program that creatively integrates running and movement. With more than 45 sites across the county, the organization has served more…

Meet Me at the Park begins at North Lynnwood Park Tuesday, July 7

The City of Lynnwood and Verdant Health Commission will host Meet Me at the Park events at several parks throughout Lynnwood starting Tuesday, July 7. Meet Me at the Park is a way for children, families, and adults in all neighborhoods to visit their local park, participate in fun, safe activities without the need for…

Scriber Lake Park: A quiet oasis in the center of Lynnwood

With Washington state’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order in effect for weeks now, many are feeling a little antsy. And with local businesses closed, playgrounds and playfields considered off limits, and public gathering spots shuttered, few places remain accessible to go and enjoy. Scriber Lake Park, right in the heart of Lynnwood, may be the…

Sponsor spotlight: MLT Dance and Fitness at home!

Mountlake Terrace dance and fitness instructors are posting classes online. These classes are not only for their students, but are free to the public. Stay active with tap, ballet, yoga, pilates and more! City of Mountlake Terrace, Recreation and Parks 5303 228th St. S.W. Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 425-776-9173

Fitness Corner: Exercise in the age of coronavirus

The novel coronavirus has upended our lives in a way that few of us have ever experienced. With seemingly no end in sight, it’s an unsettling and frightening time. As we socially distance and isolate ourselves at home more, combined with the loss of control that many of us are feeling, it’s easy to lose…

Fitness Corner: Stop worrying about your weight

“I really need to lose some weight. Right now I weigh 105 lbs.” —Me, writing in my diary when I was 11 years old You can imagine how I felt when I found this diary entry recently. I don’t remember ever worrying about my weight at such a young age! I am sad. The fact…

Sponsor spotlight: Stay in the game – two fall sports injuries to avoid

Fall sports are back on the calendars of athletes, parents, coaches, and trainers. No matter whose team you are on, everyone wins when athletes stay injury-free. Each season, I team up with Edmonds high school athletic trainers on the sidelines to evaluate players on the field. I also see injured athletes in my clinic when additional…

Fitness Corner: Exercising while traveling

My late husband, Coach Dan Potts, was the most dedicated exerciser I have ever met, even on vacation. I have vivid memories of him on the floor of vacation rentals and hotel rooms, completing multiple repetitions of crunches, push-ups and bodyweight squats, nearly every morning we traveled together. And then we’d head out on a…

Fitness Corner: How to get motivated

Motivation can be elusive even for the most disciplined and driven of us. It ebbs and flows through different phases of our lives . . . as our goals change . . . as we change. As a coach and trainer, motivating my clients is one of the most important aspects of my role in…

Live near a Lynnwood park? Become a Park Champion

The City of Lynnwood was selected to receive a $40,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Association to support Lynnwood’s planning and policy efforts that help increase access to high-quality parks — and the city is inviting residents to become park champions. Do you or your family live near a Lynnwood park? Like to play…

Move 60! Summer Program set for July 1-Aug. 22

The Edmonds School District’s Move 60! Summer Program provides free, fun exercise and activities throughout the summer for district students – plus a free lunch. The program includes games, parachute, fitness stations, racket sports, basketball, 4 square and other activities. When: July 1-August 22. Monday-Thursdays. Move 60! 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free lunch will be served…