Spring is almost here and it’s time to get moving! Join Great Neck Public Schools Community Education for sports and fitness offerings taught by GNPS certified teachers. These include Boot Camp & Kettlebells, Fitness Program, Golf, Tennis and Community Volleyball League. Descriptions are provided below. Classes meet at 30 Cumberland Ave., unless otherwise noted. To register, call 516-441-4949, or visit www.greatneck.k12.ny.us and click on the Cumberland icon for online registration.
Boot Camp & Kettlebells
A group exercise class that incorporates stretching and body-weight exercises along with interval and strength training. Basic kettlebell movements will also be included, focusing on proper technique and form. Bring a yoga mat and towel. Cara McCormack will teach this class for 10 Thursdays, April 16 to June 18,
7 to 8 p.m. Fee: $91.
Make some time for yourself, your heart, your muscles, and your mind while learning fitness tips, workout plans, exercises, and stretches. Begin with a group warm up, continue with individual stations, and culminate with a group cool down. Heart rate zones and fitness plans will be individualized for each participant. Alyson Lamonte will lead this biweekly class, for 12 Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 19 to June 25, 4 to 5 p.m. Fee: $108.
This course introduces the basic fundamentals of golf: grip, stance, and swing. It will cover various shots, including putting, chipping, and driving. You will also learn the basic rules of the game, the right clubs to use, and acceptable golf etiquette. All sessions are held in the North Middle School gymnasium, 77 Polo Rd., and a driving range (location TBA). Sessions meet Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Eight Tuesdays, April 14 to June 2, 5 to 6 p.m. John Schneidmuller, instructor. Eight Wednesdays, May 20 to July 8, 5 to 6 p.m. Alyson Lamonte, instructor. Fee for either session: $157.
This class is for those with little or no knowledge of the game of tennis. Learn the mechanics of the basic strokes; forehand, backhand, volley, serve, scoring and tennis etiquette. Court movement, footwork, and proper conditioning will also be developed. All sessions are held at South High School tennis courts, 341 Lakeville Rd. Sessions meet Saturdays or Thursdays. Eight Saturdays, April 18 to June 6, 10 to 11 a.m. Bradley Krauz, instructor. Eight Thursdays, May 21 to July 9, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Michael Kazin, instructor. Fee for either session: $97.
Volleyball League Play
The Adult Volleyball League is available to men and women ages 18 and older. All skill levels are welcome. You may sign up as a team or individually. Individual registrants will be grouped into teams. All sessions are held in the North Middle School gymnasium, 77 Polo Rd. Kristin Randazzo leads this group for eight Thursdays, April 30 to June 18, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fee: $97.