Adult Activities

The New Brighton Parks and Recreation Department offers a complete line of adult exercise programs.  Choose from a variety of fun activities for adults.

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  • Team members equipped with disinfectant spray bottles and towels for regular cleaning of all high-touch surfaces with hospital-grade disinfectant.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting processes in the fitness center and studio each evening.
  • Hand sanitizing and cleaning stations throughout the fitness center and studio that provide disinfecting products for members to apply before and after using the equipment.
  • With everyone’s health and safety in mind, please uphold the following prior to visiting the club:
    • Stay home if you’re feeling ill. (Fever, coughing, cold-like symptoms)
    • Bring your own water, or refillable bottle as drinking fountains will be limited to bottle filler option only at this time for safety

New Brighton Fitness Classes at Home!

The New Brighton Fitness Center is now open to members. We know that many of you are still unable to come to see us in person. You can stay fit at home with these fun at-home workouts with some of New Brighton's awesome instructors!

Core and More with Kathy- 20 min

Deck of Cards by Kathy- PDF

Super Sets by Kathy-PDF

Core and More Cardio with Kathy-20 min

Pickleball Open Gym

New Brighton Community Center offers open pickleball in the gymnasium. Participants will be required to check-in at Guest Services and are asked to submit their $4.50 payment before entering the gym. Participants should bring their own paddle. Balls and nets will be provided. 

Fall 2021 Schedule (September 1- December 31)

Tuesdays 10:30 am-12:30 pm 
Thursdays 10:30 am-12:30 pm 
Fridays 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Winter/Spring 2022 Schedule (January 1- May 31)

Tuesdays 11:00 am-2:00 pm 
Thursdays 11:00 am-2:00 pm 
Fridays 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Volleyball League

The cities of New Brighton & Spring Lake Park have joined together to bring you indoor volleyball this winter! Teams will be guaranteed 10 games. Registrations will be taken on a team basis, but those without a team can register as a free agent for teams looking for more players or subs. Award will be given to the first place team. Fee includes facility rental, referees and championship award.

Want to play, but don't have a team? Register for FREE as a free agent or submit your interest to Kelly at kelly.distad@newbrightonmn.gov. Team managers are needed!

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CPR/AED, First Aid and Life Saving Classes

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. This is a blended learning course including an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion and must be taken on a PC or tablet with a high speed Internet connection. Once registered for the class, a link for the online course material will be emailed to you. Allow approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to complete the online portion. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

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Dance

Our adult dance classes are open to any adults wanting to learn a new style of dance, brush up on moves for an upcoming wedding, or just looking for a night of fun with friends! To see our offerings, click the link below.

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Kicker's Karate

American Tae-Kwon-Do Karate for boys, girls, teens and adults is designed to teach participants self-defense, safety awareness and teamwork, while increasing flexibility. Students will focus on developing the basic fundamentals of kicking, punching, blocking and defense techniques.

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Active Life Newsletter

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The New Brighton Parks & Recreation Department publishes a detailed newsletter every two months in order to inform interested adults and seniors of upcoming trips, programs, and activities for Life Long Recreation. Also included is a detailed calendar of events that you can cut out and hang on your refrigerator for a great reminder to attend our monthly events! Please call the New Brighton Community Center at 651-638-2130 to be placed on our mailing list. There is no charge to receive this newsletter. If you wish to sign up electronically and view past newsletters, click here.

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Education and Enrichment Workshops

Our workshops are designed to have adults gather as a group to learn and discuss various topics in an effort to help aging adults live life well. The speakers and format will vary depending on the topic, but we will always have time for a bit of fun and socializing too. Each of our Education & Enrichment Workshops will be sponsored by the participating company who will also provide a short description for their products or services. Although these programs are often free, we would still ask you to register for them so we can plan facilities accordingly.

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Trips, Tours and Travel

We are pleased to offer full day trips for adults in collaboration with the City of Roseville, Fridley Community Education and the St. Anthony Community Services.  On these trips, luxury coach transportation is provided as well as an escort for each destination.

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Extended Travel

New Brighton Parks & Recreation partners with Landmark Tours to offer amazing travel opportunities throughout the US and beyond! For more information visit www.gowithlandmark.com or sign up for an informational session by clicking "Register" below.

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Make & Take Cooking Classes

Make & Take Cooking Classes are for ages 12 and up.  All materials and food are provided, along with step-by-step instructions and information to give participants the tools to cook each item on their own. Each participant will head home with a meal, treat, condiment, or other food item to enjoy later or gift to a loved one.  

Instructor Marilyn Hathaway RD is passionate about teaching others how to plan and make nutritious and delicious meals.  She believes everyone should have the opportunity to learn the lifelong skill of cooking. Marilyn received a Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Minnesota and is a registered dietitian. She also holds two Master’s Degrees and has many years of experience working in management, healthcare, higher education, and human resources. Previously, Marilyn managed a division of ServiceMaster, a company that provides food services for large establishments including hospitals and senior centers. Some of her specialties include Norwegian Baking, canning and preserving, and cooking for various types of diet preferences. 


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Weekly Activity Groups

To attend any of our weekly programs you are must register for each week that you plan to attend.  Upon arrival please check in at the front desk and have your temperature taken. All participants must wear masks at all times while in the building, socially distance from others and NO drinking or eating.  When arriving at the activity room, participants are asked to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer.  We will be following all State Guidelines to avoid the spread of COVID-19.     

Inspiring Crafters (Formerly Known as Keeping you in Stitches)
Are you currently working on a craft project and would like some company while you are working on it?  Join the Inspiring Crafters group each week as they gather to work on their own projects, encourage each other and bring laughter into your life.  Registration required.
Wednesdays     9:00-11:00 am        FREE           

Duplicate Bridge  
Duplicate bridge is the most widely used variation of bridge.  In Duplicate Bridge, the same bridge deal is placed at each table and scoring is based on relative performance.  Everyone must provide their own partners.  Registration required.
Thursdays    9:00-11:00 am        FREE        

Contract Bridge 
Contract Bridge is the most basic form of bridge.  The game is played in teams of two where you auction off cards to others to score points based on the number of tricks that you play. Registration required.
Tuesdays    9:00 am - Noon        FREE        

Mahjong
Mahjongg is a tile-based game that is played with four players.  In this game each player receives 13 tiles with the goal of matching their tiles to form sets or pairs to win.  Registration required.
Mondays    9:00-11:00 am        FREE   
Wednesdays      6:30 – 8:30 pm        FREE      

Five Hundred Card Game 
Five Hundred is a game played with four or more people in partnership trying to lay down cards of a certain suit in hopes to be the highest card to win points.  Registration required.
Tuesdays    1:00-3:00 pm        FREE        

Hand and Foot Card Game
Hand and Foot card game is a variation of Canasta, but is said to be easier to play.  Team of two players work together to earn the highest points while each trying to make pairs and be the first to get rid of all of their cards.  Registration required.
Mondays    12:30-3:00 pm            FREE       

Cribbage 
Cribbage is a card game that uses a board to keep score.  In this game cards that are played are added together to achieve the highest score.  Several rounds are played to move your markers around the cribbage board to be the first person to reach 121 points.  Registration required.
Thursdays      9:00-11:00 am            FREE       

Dominoes 
Dominoes is played with two or more players. The goal is be the first one to use all of their tiles by matching them to other tiles that have already been played.  Registration required.
Thursdays    1:00-3:00 pm            FREE        
 

Coffee Crew

Coffee is always better when shared with friends during our weekly activity groups.  Help support us in keeping coffee, creamer and supplies available during our weekly activities.  Join the Coffee Crew and your name will be placed on the Coffee Crew sign that will be in the Senior Room.  Help us to keep the Coffee brewing for you and your friends!   

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