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Grover Beach encourages residents to stay active with outdoor fitness classes

Posted at 5:12 PM, Aug 30, 2020

The city of Grover Beach is helping community members get in shape and stay active.

The city's Parks and Recreation Department will soon offer outdoor fitness and recreation programs to keep community members healthy during the pandemic.

Community members can sign up for Tai Chi, kickboxing, yoga, high intensity interval training, rollerskating, and dog training classes at the Ramona Garden Park when construction is finished.

"We don't have a lot of opportunity for exercise at least indoors we've been looking for activities we can do where we can still do the socially distance thing and get some good exercise and have fun so this is the perfect opportunity, we grabbed some racquets and some balls and give it a go," Jonathan Lien, a Five Cities resident.

Participants can learn from professional instructions while social distancing.

"We've been working hard to create safe opportunities for fitness and recreation that accommodate social distancing requirements," said Department director Kathy Petker. "I'm heartened to see broad community participation once again in these types of programs."

The "Get Moving with Grover Beach" challenge is almost completed.

Participants have been tracking their total miles walked, biked or ran through the month of August.

Residents are also encouraged to track their miles while exercising indoors on equipment such as treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bicycles, etc.

The cumulative total of miles for all Grover Beach residents will then be announced early September on the City's Facebook page, and one lucky participant will also win a Fitbit watch.

City leaders are also asking for community input on the Master Plan for improvement and additions to the park which aims to enhance the park's natural beauty and better serve residents.

You can submit comments on the proposed design by emailing through September 11, 2020.

The Master Plan and community feedback will be discussed at the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Commission meeting on September 17th and the City Council meeting on October 5th.

"The Ramona Garden Park Master Plan is a key opportunity to improve one of our premier public spaces," said City Manager Matthew Bronson. "Ramona Garden Park is already loved and enjoyed, but this Master Plan will help us make this park even better in the future for our residents and visitors."

Grover Beach residents can contact the Parks and Recreation Department for more information on the outdoor fitness classes and to learn how to sign up by calling (805) 473-4580.