Fit Kids (7 - 10 yrs)
For children ages 7-10 who want to start a healthier lifestyle. Includes active games such as basketball, soccer, kickball, and circuits. Nutritional information will also be included. Get moving and have fun!
Kid Strength Training (9 - 12 yrs)
For kids 11 through 14 who need to lose weight or get in condition for a sport. New studies show weight training will help unconditioned kids get fit by increasing muscle which in turn will increase metabolism. Increased metabolism will help them lose weight and is initially easier to perform than aerobic activities. Nutritional information will also be included. Teen Strength Training (13 - 16 yrs) For 13-16 yr olds who want help with a weight training program to get in condition for a sport, lose weight or just get more fit. They will learn the proper techniques and programs to make weight training safe and effective and have fun with other teens.
PreGym for Toddlers and Two's (ages 12 mos. & walking to 35 mos.)
Toddler's and 2 year olds....grab a favorite grown-up and join us for music, games and activities that will help develop physical and social skills. Taught by Vickie Books, NIU KNPE Instructor.
Parent/Child Gym for 3- 5 Year Olds
Gym Class for preschoolers! Children will develop key motor skills through music, games, obstacle courses, and fun! Must be toilet-trained. Taught by Vickie Books, NIU KNPE Instructor.
Lil Dragons (4 - 7 yrs.)
This class introduces young children to the martial arts with a focus on ‘karate manners’, courtesy and respect, flexibility, balance and directing energy in positive ways. Students can progress from white belt to black belt starting with this class. Class uniforms and safety equipment are available for purchase from the instructor. The lead instructor is Tom Scott, a Black Belt in Isshin-Ryu Karate and a local police officer.
Youth Martial Arts (8 - 12 yrs)
Techniques of Isshin-ryu Karate and Lung Chi Chuan Fa Kung-fu will be used to help students develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. Students will learn to be peaceful warriors and to solve their problems with logic and reason. Classes will be taught by Herman Kussro, Tom Eller, Barb Kaufmann, and black belt staff.
Adult/Teen Martial Arts (13 - adult)
Techniques of Isshin-ryu Karate, Lung Chi Chuan Fa Kung-fu, and Okinawan Kobudo will be used to help students develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. Students are able to progress from a beginner to a master under the direction of Hanshi-go Herman Kussro and black belt staff.
BETH FOWLER SCHOOL OF DANCE EXTENSION CLASS
Creative Dance (3 - 5 yrs)
An imaginative class that leads children through fun, creative movements that encourage stage expression and use of pre-ballet fundamentals.
Dress Code for creative dance class: dance attire and dance shoes
Preschool Creative Dance
A program designed for preschool age children to develop creativity, learn basics of ballet, jazz, modern, and hip-hop. children will learn placement and short choreographed dances.