Upcoming Events and Fitness Programming

by Kate Galer on April 13, 2017

SATURDAY APRIL 22ND FROM 9-12 – EARTH DAY GARDEN CLEAN UP AND MULCHING!

Great gardens need good mulching! Join the Friends of Linwood Park this Earth Day and help us to weed and mulch the Park so the garden can thrive and look as awesome as it does every year. A good garden attracts pollinators, birds, crittters of all kinds, and happy people! We will have gloves and tools (or bring your own labeled please) and snacks! Please bring a refillable water bottle as we would love to eliminate plastic water bottles from the Park.

ALL WELCOME, KIDS TOO! No experience necessary, we will teach you what the weeds are and how to mulch the proper way, especially around newly emerging perennials and established trees. Come when you can, leave when you must! Can’t volunteer time that day? We always welcome snack donations!

also,SATURDAY APRIL 22ND – BOOK READING WITH NAHJEE GRANT

For the months of April and May, local children’s book author Nahjee Grant, will be donating a portion of his sales from his site www.coolsmartkid.com to the Friends of Linwood Park!
Come Saturday the 22nd AT NOON for a book reading with Nahjee and visits by the LMPD community officers. Children from 0-99 welcome:)

Save the dates!

SATURDAY MAY 20TH FROM 4-7 – LINWOOD PARK 7TH BIRTHDAY PARTY! HAPPY HOUR AFTER AT A LOCAL ESTABLISHMENT TO BENEFIT THE PARK
SUNDAY MAY 28TH MEMORIAL DAY PARADE BIKE DECORATING
MONDAY MAY 29TH MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
MINDFUL MOVEMENTS STARTS MAY 23RD
COUCH TO 5K STARTS JUNE 3RD
SATURDAY JUNE 10TH FROM 10 AM -? ANNUAL PARK TO PARK SUMMER SOLSTICE BIKE RIDE
ART FOR THE PARK IS BACK ON JUNE 17TH! We will once again be holding an Art for the Park, fine print sale to benefit the Friends of Linwood Park on Saturday, June 17th from 5-7 pm. In addition to the wonderful prints, we will have several raffle items from local businesses and residents. Are you able to donate an item or a talent? We are also looking for finger food and wine donations. Please contact us! Your name will be listed on all promotional material. We rely on the support of the neighborhood of Ardmore to keep Linwood Park a wonderful oasis, public garden, and public gathering space that welcomes all.

LINWOOD PARK FITNESS PROGRAMS 2017

BOOT CAMP WITH KIM AND CONNIE!

NOW! Saturdays at 8 AM until June 3rd. From June 3rd through August it will start at 9 AM

Are you ready to CHALLENGE yourself?

Kick off your weekend JUST RIGHT with Kim & Connie who will be leading an All Level Boot Camp on Saturday mornings this Spring through the Summer!
Push yourself in new ways from cardio relays to strength building circuits (and everything in between)! Bringing a community of people together to form a support system in reaching our goals, so bring friends, family, and neighbors and be ready to work up a good sweat. Learning moves you can take anywhere and finding your inner strength that is Stronger Than Your Excuses.

We will work for 45 minutes to an hour and be sure to stretch it out together as we finish. With challenging moves, we will also have modifications and adjustments for each exercise and person, giving you the personal training experience that pushes us along! Classes are $15 with 40% of the proceeds being donated to the Friends of Linwood Park! No need to register, you can pay at the time of the class. This class will be Saturdays through the spring and summer. Please be sure to check for any weather cancellations on our facebook page or make sure you get our emails at linwood.park@gmail.com

MINDFUL MOVEMENTS and REFLEXOLOGY WITH GABI! FREE!
Gabi Cipollone will gently guide you on Tuesday evenings at 7PM
May 23rd – mid-September, join anytime
15 –30 minutes of strengthening and balance exercises aimed at all skill levels
Gabi will also lead you in foot reflexology on our new reflexology path in the Park. Gabi is a certified reflexologist and Ardmore neighbor. www.showmeyourfeet.info

COUCH TO 5K WITH MANDY! FREE!
Purpose
One time a week gathering to explore/learn about fitness, work up to a goal, and be encouraged by the community around you who is also on a fitness journey. Although the in-person gathering is once a week, the trainer, Mandy Brindle, will post weekly with articles on injury prevention/healthy lifestyles, inspiration, along with a weekly plan. While the goal is to run a 5K by the end, please feel free to participate on any level you are able. We will have a more experienced group run as well, so join us even if this is not your first time running.
Goal
Create community while working towards a healthier lifestyle.
Timing
Day of Week: Weekly on Saturdays at 8 AM. Classes will run from June 3rd through August 12th
Time of each meeting: Roughly 1 – 1.5 hours. This will allow for warm up/cool down, run/walk and have time to do body weight exercises in the grass of the park. Participants can bring a towel or Yoga mat for the body weight exercise portion.
Time Frame: 10 weeks with the goal of running in The Bryn Mawr Running Club MidSummer Night Series 5k on August 10th

YOGA WITH HUMMINGBIRD RETURNS!

Popular yoga instructor, Mindy Marcozzi, of Hummingbird Yoga and Massage will return to the Park this summer to teach Sunrise Yoga at 6:00 AM on Fridays in June and July ( 6/2, 6/9, 6/23, 6/30, 7/ 7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28) 10.00 suggested donation/session with 50% of the proceeds going to the Friends of Linwood Park! Bring a mat or Midy will have a few to share. ALL LEVELS.

There will also be two special classes offered on Sunday, June 4th at 3 pm and a Summer Solstice Yoga class on the evening of June 21st – MORE INFO TO COME!

ANNUAL SUMMER SOLSTICE BIKE RIDE – JUNE 10TH AT 10 AM – free
Adults and older children welcom
e on our annual PARK TO PARK BIKE RIDE through Lower Merion and Narberth. Low stress! Learn how to get around with minimal biking on busy roads! Meet at the Park at 10! Lead by LMT

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