Fitness Bingo Challenge highlights free demonstration classes

Kevin PowellCity, Parks & Recreation

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is offering multiple demonstrations in a series of free fitness classes that also doubles as a fitness challenge through Fitness Bingo Challenge, running Monday-Saturday, Dec. 17-22.

Fitness Bingo Challenge is open to those 15 years-old and older and allows individuals to participate in multiple free demonstration classes and be registered for a prize drawing, including a free fitness class once a bingo has been achieved through attendance at the demos and registering a “bingo” on the game board.

Those wanting to register in the Fitness Bingo Challenge, can sign up online at: or at any LPRD recreation center, including the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St. or Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane.  Individuals may also register for the challenge at the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office in South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.

Once registered, a bingo game board will be issued to the participant to be used during the challenge.  For a complete list of rules, please visit:

Individuals can also attend the demonstration classes who do not wish to participate in the Fitness Bingo Challenge, however those who register will be given priority on classes that are limited due to equipment used in the class.

The following is the demonstration schedule:

Monday, Dec. 17
5:10-6 p.m. TRX Basic with Melanie Johnson – Sports Pavilion Lawrence
5:45-6:45 p.m. Buti Yoga with Bethany Hess – Community Building
6:10-6:55 p.m. Pound! with Marisa Bregman – Sports Pavilion Lawrence

Tuesday, Dec. 18
5:30-6:30 p.m. Yoga Stretch with Mary Ann Saunders – East Lawrence Recreation Center
5:45-6:30 p.m. Strength & Stamina with Nicole Heck – Holcom Park Recreation Center
6:15-6:45 p.m.  TR-Xpress with Amy Whittaker – Sports Pavilion Lawrence
6:30-7:45 p.m. Belly Dance Basics with Joanne Zingo – Community Building
6:45-7:15 p.m. Core Express with Christine Ogunnowo – Sports Pavilion Lawrence

Wednesday, Dec. 19
9-9:55 a.m. Zumba Toning with Anna Oliver – Sports Pavilion Lawrence
5:45-6:25 p.m. Oxygen with Mea Austin – East Lawrence Recreation Center

Thursday, Dec. 20
4:30-5:25 p.m. Cycling Power House with Melanie Johnson – Community Building
4:50-5:25 p.m. LTC with Pat Middaugh – Sports Pavilion Lawrence
6:55-7:20 p.m. TRX Yoga Flow with Mea Austin – Community Building

Friday, Dec. 21
8:30-9:20 a.m. PiYO LIVE! With Anna Oliver – Sports Pavilion Lawrence

Saturday, Dec. 22
9-9:45 a.m. Cycling Revolution with Christie Ogunnowo – Community Building
9:35-10:15 a.m. Jab Attack with Mea Austin – Sports Pavilion Lawrence

For more information on the Fitness Bingo Challenge, contact Jo Ellis, recreation program supervisor, or Kristy Wempe Bellinger, or (785) 330-7355.