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We have a fit for you and your family!  Indoor programs are held at the Fit Room at Fairgrounds Park (532 N. Cannon Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21740) unless otherwise noted in program description. Enroll online by clicking on the four-digit activity number listed below; hyperlinks take you to ActiveNet, our secure online registration portal. Registration is required for all series and one-day activities at least 24 hours in advance of program start date unless noted in program description; programs must meet minimum enrollment levels. Sign up early so we can be in touch with you regarding program-related updates. For assistance with enrollment or questions about program details, call our office, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm (301)739-8577 x 170. Find a great fit for you here! 
MARCH 16, 2020: At the instruction of Governor Hogan and City Administration, we are closing the Fit Room at Fairgrounds Park to all classes and rentals until further notice. 

Many classes are now offered virtually!

 Click the 4-digit activity number to enroll (before 3 pm the day the class starts), and you will be sent an invitation by email with a link to join the digital meeting, from the safety and comfort of your own home. For help with enrollment, call (301)739-8577 x 170. 

Health & Wellness 

Healthy Pasta Cooking Demos
Tuesday, July 14, 11:30-1:30 pm (#6977)
Join us digitally from your laptop or phone, to learn how to prepare a healthier one- pan pasta dish and try a tasty sample. Recipes and tips provided. Hosted by Meritus Community Health Education & Outreach. Free! Now offered virtually. 
Arts & Entertainment, Hobbies & Special Interests

Geocaching in the Parks - Saturdays and Sundays - 2:00 - 3:30 pm

May 9Mills Park, #6883
June 7City Park Train Hub, #6884
July 18Oswald Park, #6885
August 2Kiwanis Park, #6886
September 19City Park (West Pavilion), #6887

Explore the parks hidden treasures by GeoCache. Interact with your surroundings using a GPS-enabled mobile device. Learn how to earn a free GeoCoin! Free. 

Archaeology Exploration
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
April 18 - May 23 (Activity #6980)
June 6 - July 18; no class 7/4 (Activity #6981)
July 25 - August 29 (Activity #6982)
Participate in a real hands-on archaeology excavation effort at the historic site of the Saylor House at Kiwanis Park by the Antietam Creek. In partnership with the Washington County Historical Trust and Little Antietam Creek, Inc. (LACI). $40/6-weeks. To be offered virtually! 
Historic Window Workshop
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
July 11, 18 & 25 (Activity #6996)
Join instructors David Gibney and Paul Wade at the Saylor House as they cover all your need to know to save, repair, and maintain old windows. Hands-on workshop to repair your own windows or work on windows provided. $150/3-days.
Historic Homes Exterior Repairs
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
September 12 & 19 (Activity #6997)
Join instructors Paul Wade and David Gibney for this two-day workshop as they demonstrate techniques to assess, repair, and replace soffits, facia boards and hang gutters on the Saylor House. Participants will be hands-on to repair these features on the Saylor House. $100/2-days.


Series & One-Day Activities
Aikido Basics
First Fridays Monthly, 6pm-8pm
April 3- Sept. 4
(Activity #6824)
This Japanese form of self-defense and martial arts teaches mind-body connection and physical activity. "Aikido" translates as the path to harmonious energy movement. Co-ed, ages 13 years & up. Led by Vernon Medeiros. $35/ 6-weeks. $10/drop-in.  
Art of Self Defense
Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
- July 16 - August 20 (Activity #6827)
- August 27 - October 1 (Activity #6828)
This program consists of mental (conflict resolution) and physical practices (self-defense skills) to gain experience in order to make goof decisions when being confronted by an aggressor. The program is a good method of exercise for healthy mind and body. Co-ed classes, ages 13 years & up. Led by Vernon Medeiros. $35/ 6-weeks. $10, drop-in. 
Belly Dance Technique & Choreography
Mondays, 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
August 3 - September 28; no class 9/7 (Activity #6697)
October 19 - December 7 (Activity #6698)
Belly Dancing is a great way to have fun, meet new people, and discover new muscles! This class will teach dance posture, isolations, shimmies, and traveling steps all combined into a short choreography. Belly dance improves flexibility and is gentle on the knees and ankles, making it appropriate for individuals of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. No previous dance experience is necessary; for ages 16 years and up. Ages 8 years and older may attend with a supervising adult age 21 years or over. Led by Aleesa Banzhoff. Series 5-week/$50;  8-week/$80; drop-in/$15. 
Caribbean Dance
Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
July 8 - July 29 (Activity #6945)
August 5 - August 26 (Activity #6946)
September 9 - September 30 (Activity #6947)
Whittle your waist line, wine and twerk Caribbean style and hula dance with high energy Hawaiian Island influence. No experience needed. All ages. Led by Sheldorn Romain.
$40/4-weeks; $12/drop-in. 
Wednesdays, 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Ages 6+)
August 5 - August 26 (Activity #6921)
September 9 - September 30 (Activity #6922)

Ages 3-5 years
1:45 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. & 3:45 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Ages 6+
2:45 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. & 4:45 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.
July 26 (Activity #6913) July 26 (Activity #6966)
August 9 (Activity #6914) August 9 (Activity #6967)
August 23 (Activity #6915) August 23 (Activity #6969)
August 30 (Activity #6916) August 30 (Activity #6971)
September 13 (Activity #6972) September 13 (Activity #6973)
September 27 (Activity #6974) September 27 (Activity #6975)
A fun way to develop coordination, strength and flexibility, while improving focus, self-confidence and discipline. Learn basic skills from coach, Paula Shaibani, and progressions on vault, bars, beam and floor. $118/8-weeks; $65/4-weeks; $15/drop-in.
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Latin Dance
Fridays, 7:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
July 10 - July 31 (Activity #6958)
Learn three styles of partner dancing - Salsa, Bachata and Merengue. No partner needed to attend. Led by Ernesto Abreu Daly. $40/4-week series; $15/drop-in.
SharQui the Belly Dance Workout®
Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
August 4 - September 22 (Activity #6701)
October 20 - December 6 (Activity #6702)
Get ready to "Shake Your Beauty!" Qetesh is a certified Sharqui instructor and will lead you through a belly dance based fitness routine that will get your body moving and your heart pumping. No previous dance experience is necessary! You do not need to bare your stomach. Hip scarves will be available for class use. 4-weeks/$30; 5-weeks/$40; 8-weeks/$60; drop-in/$10. 
Square Dance
Sundays, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

July 12 (Activity #6896)
July 19 (Activity #6897)
August 2 (Activity #6898)
August 16 (Activity #6899)
September 6 (Activity #6900)
September 20 (Activity #6901)
Square Dance fun at the Fit Room at Fairgrounds Park for dance lovers of all ages, experience, and ability levels. Bring a date or come solo, experienced square dance providers provided. Ages 9+. $5/per person. 
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Tai Chi Fundamentals
Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

July 13 - August 20 (Activity #6890)
August 24 - October 1 (Activity #6891)
Improve balance and movement through this intro to Tai Chi principles and postures. Relieve tension and reconnect through low-impact mind-and-body exercise series. Led by Vernon Medieros. 6-week series: $35/once weekly; $45/twice weekly; drop-in, $10/class.  
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Zumba Gold
Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
May 28 - July 23; no class 7/2 (Activity #6903)
July 30 - September 17 (Activity #6904)
Introduces easy to follow choreography with upbeat music from around the world, for those looking for a low-impact cardio option. Shake it at your own pace in this lower intensity class led by Charna Moore. $40/4-weeks; $5/drop-in. 
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
July 11 - August 29 (Activity #6910)
Legendary instructor, Chanda T., leads an hour of the fun, cardio, dancing workout ZUMBA! Move your body to the sounds of electric music with a Latino flare, featuring core rhythms like merengue, salsa, la cumbia, and reggaeton. $45/9-weeks, $5/drop-in.