"GET FIT" Opportunities

A variety of adult fitness classes are offered throughout the year at the Falcon Civic Center; including but not limited to: AM Step Aerobics, High Intensity Interval Training, Tai Chi, Boot Camp, and TaeKwonDo. Here are just the ones currently running.

We are looking for certified instructors to teach a variety of Fitness Classes at either the Falcon Civic Center or River'sEDGE. If you are an Instructor or know of one who may be interested, please contact the IPRD Director @ 319-334-6711 or email Bob at bobiprd@indytel.com to discuss options.

Indoor Walking Opportunities

Why Walk? Feel Better, Improve Mood, Get Stronger, Reduce Stress, Lose Weight, It's FREE!!!
Where: Falcon Civic Center, 1305 5th Avenue NE, Independence, IA & River'sEDGE, 206 2nd Avenue SW, Independence, IA

The Falcon Civic Center is open for those of you who are looking to get inside to walk through the winter. Walking in gym only $ .50 per time at the Falcon Civic Center and 18 laps around the gym is equal to 1 mile. Please call 319-334-6711 for availability of walking in gym, but generally the gym is open for walking when the Falcon Civic Center is open. Falcon Civic Center Winter Hours: Monday- Thursday 5am- 9pm, Friday 5am- 8pm, Saturday 8am- 4pm, Sunday 12-4pm.

River'sEDGE Sport & Fitness has a walking track and is open for the public to come in and walk for $1.00 per time. Hours at River'sEDGE are: Monday- Friday 3:30-9pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12-6pm. 

Outdoor Walking Opportunities

The Independence Community has plenty of opportunities for community members and visitors to walk, run, or bike around Independence. River Walk Park provides a scenic view along Wapsipinicon River, Triangle Park includes a pond stocking with fish, a great place to spend the day with family and is a quiet and tranquil place to walk, run or bike. A bicycle safety route and connecting trails map is available at the Falcon Civic Center.  

ROC FIT Kickboxing Class

Another Session of ROC FIT Kickboxing to begin on January 23rd!! FREE Trial Class will be offered on Wednesday, January 18th & Thursday, January 19th at 4:30am & 7:30pm at River'sEDGE. It's and awesome class and Tiffany Mangrich Thoma (319-404-5453) does a wonderful job coaching us! Classes will be held at 4:30am & 7:30pm and continue to meet at 4:30am & 7:30pm on Mondays- Thursdays at Riverr'sEDGE for 6 weeks total. Cost for either the 4:30am or 7:30pm 6 week class is $150 per person. Registration is accepted by the Instructor at River'sEDGE and payment is accepted at the Falcon Civic Center. If it is new to you, we will teach you and get you feeling great! Always encouraging people! 
Let's get signed up, get strong and feel alive!!! http://roctrainingcenter.com/roc-fit/

Boot Camp

This Boot Camp style class is open to all fitness levels. On Mondays & Wednesdays our work will focus on strength and cardio and on Tuesdays we will focus on core and flexibility. Classes will meet M-T-W at 6-6:45pm in the Falcon Civic Center Gym from March 1st- 29th. Cost is $36 for the entire class and $4 for drop-in. The Instructor will be Janet Buls. Register prior to the 1st day of class by stopping at the Falcon Civic Center. Please consult your physician prior to beginning any new exercise regimen. If you have any questions, please contact the Falcon Civic Center @ 319-334-6711.

AM Step Class

 
As of January 2017, this class is not currently being offered. We will keep you posted as soon as it is offered again.
This AM Step Class, taught by Janet Buls, will meet in the gym at the Falcon Civic Center on Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 5:45am- 6:30am throughout the year. This class is open to women and men of all skill levels. This is a 45 minute class which consists of a warm-up, flexibility component, and cool down. This Step Class will be a combination class, we will not exclusively use the bench and will incorporate a variety of other activities as well. Our goal is to provide a wonderful cardiovascular workout and an inviting atmosphere to meet new people. We recommend that you visit your physician before beginning this or any fitness program. This class meets at the Falcon Civic Center Gym located at 1305 5th Avenue NE, Independence. Cost is $3.00 daily drop-in or $25 per month. Payment is made at the Falcon Civic Center.

Tai Chi

Includes 45 minutes of Tai Chi which uses slow, smooth movements combined with controlled breathing to help people be more active. This class is for beginners and will include warm-ups and beginning movements or "forms". It is gentle and designed to help improve balance, strength and flexibility. Details will be avilable once they are determined by the instructor. 

Instructor is Janet Buls


Please consult your physician before beginning this class or any new exercise regimen. 

'Low Impact' ​Boot Camp


​This 'Low Impact' Boot Camp Class is designed to help you build muscle and burn calories. Great for the beginner but can be modified to fit everyone's fitness needs. Details will be available once they are determined by the instructor. Please consult your physician prior to beginning any new exercise regimen. 

The Instructor for this class will be Janet Buls.


TaeKwonDo

Main's Peak Performance TaeKwonDo offers classes at River'sEDGE Sport & Fitness, located at 206 2nd Avenue SW, Independence. Tim Main is a black belt is TaeKwonDo and has been teaching TaeKwonDo for 38 years in the Independence area. For information about TaeKwonDo, please contact the Instructor, Tim Main, at 319-361-3190. 
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