Adult Programs are offered year-round for a variety of interests and skill levels! Learn something new, meet wellness goals, spend time with friends, or meet new ones. Scroll below to explore martial arts, fitness, trips, art, and more! You can also explore our Adult Athletics, Open Pickleball, and Indoor Walking offerings.

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Teen/Adult S.A.M.A. Karate of DeKalb

(Ages 14+)

Learn discipline, focus, self-confidence, coordination, fitness, self-defense, and more through the study of karate. Classes are taught by Sensei Shannon Marbutt and his assistants. Belt, tests, uniforms, and other equipment are available at reasonable fees payable to the instructor. Voted "The Best" Martial Arts programs in DeKalb County's Finest, as part of the 2021 Daily Chronicle Reader's Choice Awards.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Session 1: August 9 - September 1
Session 2: September 13 - October 6
Session 3: October 18 - November 10
Session 4: November 22 - December 20, No class on 11/24/22

7:30-8:30 pm
Haish Gymnasium, Large Gym
$48 R/$60 NR

NEW! Tiny Dragons & Heroes

(Ages 3-4; Children must be potty trained)

This new program incorporates children's karate with support of a parent or adult in a fun, playful environment. This class will help establish basic technique, improve confidence, and help build habits while strengthening the bond between child and adult. At least one adult is required per family registration.

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Session 1: August 9 - September 1
Session 2: September 13 - October 6
Session 3: October 18 - November 10
Session 4: November 22 - December 20, No class on 11/24/22

5:00-5:30 pm
Haish Gymnasium, Small Gym

Child and 1 Adult: $56 R/ $70 NR
Additional Child or Adult: $25 R/ $31 NR


NEW! Jackson Pollock Window Painting

(Ages 16+)

Grab a friend or family member and join us for this "No talent necessary" class! A local artist will give stroke-by-stroke instruction to decorate antique farmhouse windows like the famous artist, Jackson Pollock. Bring your favorite beverage and snacks to nibble on while you relax and create your masterpiece. Price includes an authentic farmhouse window, or bring a window of your choice.

Wednesday, September 21
5:00-7:30 pm
Sports & Recreation Center
$31 R/ $39 NR

NEW! Andy Warhol: Pop Art!

(Ages 16+)

Take a look through the eyes of the famous artist, Andy Warhol and make your own Pop Art inspiried masterpiece

Wedensday, November 16
5:00-7:00 pm
Sports & Recreation Center
$27 R/ $34 NR

NEW! Fairy Garden Workshop

(Ages 18 +)

Everyone needs a little whimsy in their life. Let our instructor walk you through the creation of an adorable fairy garden! Fairy gardening is a fun hobby that you can enjoy year round. This workshop will set you up with a fall fairy garden that you can customize throughout the changing seasons

Wednesday, September 28

6:00-7:00 pm

Sports & Recreation Center
$31 R/$39 NR

NEW! Basic Knitting for Adults

(Ages 17+)

Learn how to knit in this class for beginners. We will cover basic skills like casting on, types of stitches, and how to combine them. Participants will leave this class with a finished project of your choice. No prior experience necessary. Simply come, learn, and have fun! Light snacks will be provided.

Fridays,

September 23-October 14

5:30-7:30 pm
Sports & Recreation Center
$30 R/ $38 NR

NEW! Sewing Club: Holiday Stockings

(Ages 12 +)

Let's get festive! Class participants will learn how to sew their own stocking to hang for the holidays. Students must bring their own machines and thread. Fabric will be provided.

Thursday, December 15
5:00-7:00 pm
Sports & Recreation Center
$19 R/ $24 NR


NEW! Introduction to Yoga

(Ages 16+)

Whether you are a yoga novice or expert, this all-levels yoga class will introduce techniques that will be showcased in the multi-week yoga sessions. This is a welcoming space for all body types. Modifications are given as needed. Be sure to bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.

September 1 or December 8
5:30-6:30 pm
Sports and Recreation Center, Fitness Room
$10 R/$13 NR per session date

NEW! Yin-Style Yoga

(Ages 16+)

Join us for an all-levels, yin-style yoga class that explores the fundamentals of yin yoga poses, breathing techniques, and mindfulness meditations. This class will focus on helping you slow down, lower stress levels, build flexibility, and strengthen your joints. This is a welcoming space for all body types. Yin poses are best done seated or resting on our mats so we can hold poses for longer and relax muscles and connective tissues. Modifications are given as needed. Be sure to bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. A yoga block and strap is encouraged but not required.

Thursdays

Session 1: September 8 - 29
Session 2: October 6 - 27
Session 3: November 3 - December 1, No Class 11/24/22

5:30-6:30 pm
Sports and Recreation Center, Fitness Room
$38 R/ $48 NR per session
No Class on 11/24/22

NEW! Yoga on the Terrace

(Ages 16+)

This all-levels yoga class will explore the fundamentals of yoga poses, breathing techniques, and mindful meditation while enjoying nature and the warm summer air. Be sure to bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing.

Wednesday, August 17

5:30-6:30 pm
Hopkins Park Community Center Terrace
$10 R/ $13 NR

NEW! Private Pickleball Lessons

Schedule either a private or semi-private lesson with our pickleball instructor. Sessions are one hour long and prices are per person. Please contact Athletic Coordinator Jeff Myles at jmyles@dekalbparkdistrict.com or (779) 777-7264.

Based on Availability
TBD
Sports and Recreation Center

1 Lesson- $40

3 Lessons- $110


NEW! Personal Training

Do you want to get in better shape? Do you want to learn how to use equipment more effectively? Do you just need that motivation to stay on track with your fitness goals? Join our new, certified personal trainer for a one-time session or sign up for multiple sessions. Personal training sessions are 60-minutes long and scheduled directly with our trainer at your convenience once you register. Sessions may be arranged in a virtual format if requested.

Based on Availability
TBD
Haish Gymnasium or Virtual
1 Session: $42 R/ $53 NR
2 Sessions: $80 R/ $100 NR
4 Sessions: $150 R/ $188 NR
8 Sessions: $280 R/ $350 NR

NEW! Active Adult Field Trips

(Ages 55+)

Paddle and Putt Adventure

Enjoy a nice summmer day outside in St. Charles! Jump on board a historic paddle boat and enjoy the scenic beauty while listening to audio script of historic sights and stories. After the cruise, get competitive with a round of mini golf. Registration fees cover transportation and all entry and admission fees. Register by August 9 for group tickets. Late registrations accepted based on availability by contacting ctluczek@dekalbparkdistrict.com.

Tuesday, August 23
Depart Sports and Recreation Center 12:00 pm| Return Time 4:30 pm
St. Charles
$52 R/ $65 NR

A Christmas Carol

This adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic is filled with warmth, humor, music and holiday cheer. Ebenezer Scrooge holds much of the world in contempt and has sacrificed everything to the worship of money. When visited by four spirits, they reveal to him his misguided past, reclusive present and tragic future, helping him to spark a dramatic change of redemption and embrace the kindness and generosity in his heart.

Registration fee covers transportation and show ticket. Register by October 14 for group tickets. Late registrations accepted based on ticket availability by contacting ctluczek@dekalbparkdistrict.com

Thursday, December 1

Depart the Sports & Recreation Center at 5:30 pm

Show Time at 7:00 pm

Metropolis Arlington Heights
$61 R/ $76 NR

*Availability of shows dependent upon venue availability. Register early. The Park District reserves the right to cancel trips based on ticket availability.


NEW! Line Dancing Classes

(Ages 16+)

Line dancing has become a favorite activity worldwide and is a great low-impact way to meet others and keep fit. Using a variety of music styles, beginners can learn the basics and progress to become more experienced dancers.

Tuesdays

Session 1: September 6 - 27
Session 2: October 4 - 25
Session 3: November 1 - 22

6:30 - 8:00 pm
Sports and Recreation Center Fitness Room
$30 R/ $38 NR per session