Virtual Recreation

 Virtual Recreation

Explore recreation online! Register for virtual classes and access online resources and activities, fitness and wellness videos, and tips to keep your body and mind healthy during this unprecedented time. 

Virtual & Outdoor Classes

SilverSneakers Class.jpg

Outdoor Classes

We are excited to offer a limited number of outdoor fitness classes starting in June! Choose from an outdoor circuit training class and an outdoor performance training class for teens.

Outdoor Class List

Virtual Classes

Register now for virtual fitness classes happening in June and July. Choose from classes like SilverSneakers to mind and body.

IMPORTANT: Be sure your email is updated in your online account!

Virtual Class List

IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE YOUR EMAIL IS UPDATED IN YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT WHEN REGISTERING

How to update your email

Please follow these steps to update the email in your online account. 

#1: Visit Lakewood.org/Register.

Visit lakewood.org/register.

 

#2: Login or create an account.

Login to the account.

 

#3: "My Account" will appear at the top of the page. Click on it.

Click on my account.

 

 #4: Click on the "Household and Member" dropdown option. 

Follow the household and member link.

 

#5: Update your email address and save.

Update your email.

How do virtual programs work?

Most virtual classes are offered on Zoom. The instructor will host the program on Zoom, sending an email 60 minutes before it starts in order to allow you to join. Drop-in fitness class participants will get a link the morning of the class. 

How do I register?

You can register for virtual programs via our online registration site at Lakewood.org/Register, just like you would an in-person program. Registration closes at 5 p.m. the day before the program starts.

What do I need to do to prepare?

1. Update your email address in your online account.

You will be emailed a Zoom link before your class. Your email MUST be up-to-date in your online account in order to receive this link. To update your email, sign into your online account, then select 'my account' and update the household information with a correct email.

2. Download Zoom.

Be sure to download Zoom before the first class starts. Visit Lakewood.org/Zoom for video tutorials. 

3. Check your email 60 minutes before the class starts.

Your instructor will send an email to the email address listed in your online account 60 minutes before the class begins. Drop-in fitness class participants will receive a link the morning of the class.

Follow that link to join the class.

Virtual classes and activities are held through the Zoom conferencing software. Before your program begins, you will be emailed a special link to join the Zoom class by the instructor.

Download Zoom

You will need to download Zoom before the first class.You can visit the Zoom download center or follow the direct links below: 

Zoom Tutorials

Zoom offers many video tutorials to help you get acquainted with this software.

How to Download Zoom

How to join a Zoom Meeting

 

How to turn your audio and video on/off

 

Fitness

 Free Resources

Videos

Low-Impact Lower Body Workout

 

Sport at Home: Soccer Drills

 

Pre-Workout Warmup 

Use this warmup before going for a run, brisk walk or tuning into a workout video.

 

Low-Impact Upper Body and Core Workout

 

15-Minute Yoga Workout

 

Foam Roller Workout for Posture

 

Upper Body Stretch 

Release tension in your neck, shoulders, back and hips.

 

Mat Pilates Workout

 

Low-Impact Cardio Home Workout

 

Activities and Tips

Netflix Workout

Binge watching a  show? Try out this fun workout.  Follow these rules or make up your own! For example, if you’re watching “The Office,” do five push-ups when Jim plays a prank on Dwight. 

Do 5 push-ups every time: 

  • A character cries.
  • The scene is at a sporting event.
  • A character has to choose between two options. 

Hold a plank during:  

  • The opening theme song.
  • A car chase or foot chase. 

Do a wall sit: 

  • Until all opening credits are done. 

Do 5 squats every time: 

  • A character leaves the show or dies.
  • There’s a celebrity guest star.
  • Netflix asks “Are you still watching?”
  • A character is seen eating. 

Do 5 crunches every time: 

  • A character says their catch-phrase.
  • Characters get in a fight or argue.
  • A character is sent to the hospital.
  • Characters high-five each other. 

Do 10 lunges when: 

  • You hit the last episode of the season.
  • Characters dance.
  • A character gets caught doing something wrong. 

Do 20 jumping jacks when: 

  • You finish a series or season. 

5 Ways to Stay Active While Working Remotely

  1. Get up and stretch every hour.
    Set an hourly alarm on your phone, then get up and stretch for 5 minutes when it goes off.
  2. Do a 5-minute meditation.
    Find free guided meditations by doing a YouTube or SoundCloud search.
  3. Keep drinking water.
    Use a smaller cup so you will need to get up regularly to fill it.
  4. Block time off on your calendar for a quick workout.
    You can find simple, quick and free workout videos by doing a YouTube search.
  5. Take the stairs.
    If you have stairs in your home or building, take time to do a quick walk up and down a flight.

Nutrition

Downloadable Recipes

Videos

Easy No-Bake Energy Bites Recipe

Tips

4 Ways to Eat Healthy

  1. Eat a colorful diet.
    Don’t forget to add fresh produce into each meal. Plan your meals around what produce is available.
  2. Start meal planning.
    Make a menu of meals for a week or two and limit your trips to the grocery store.
  3. Cook tasty meals as a family!
    Here are some healthy recipes to get started.
  4. Learn how to eat healthy meals on a budget.
    This article provides guidelines and recipes to get on the right track.

Free Resources

  • We Can!: Information and recipes to enhance children's nutrition. From the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. 
  • Eat Move Save: Learn how to create nutritious meals on a budget. From University of Illinois Extension.

Older Adults

Schedule a Free Wellness Check-in

A free service for SilverSneakers, RenewActive and Silver&Fit members.

A wellness check-in is a 30-minute phone or video call with a wellness coach to help create a plan for you to stay active and healthy during quarantine. During this time, you will talk about basic nutritional needs, physical activity, and mental wellness. You can also get resources to help you stick to your personalized plan.

If you are unsure if you belong to any of these insurance-based programs, please contact your insurance company or indicate on the form.

Click here to view form.

Workout Videos

SilverSneakers

On-demand classes: Requires login
Blog: no login required. Exercise classes include:

Low-Impact Lower Body Workout

 

Low-Impact Upper Body and Core Workout

 

Low-Impact Cardio Home Workout

 

Pre-Workout Warmup 

Use this warmup before going for a run, brisk walk or tuning into a workout video.

 

Therapeutic Recreation

Free Resources

Video Activities

Make Your Own Springtime Origami

Find more simple Origami ideas at origamiway.com or on youtube.


Make Your Own Tape Art

Easy No-Bake Energy Bites Recipe

Energy bites ingredients and directions
For this recipe, you will need a mixing bowl, measuring cups and a utensil to stir with, along with the following ingredients:

1 cup oats (Old Fashioned or Quick Oats), 1/2 cup peanut butter (Any variety), 1/3 cup honey, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Optional add-ins: 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 2/3 cup coconut flakes, 1/2 cup flax seeds, 1/4 cup dried fruits/raisins, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder.

Mix all ingredients together until combined. Let sit in the fridge for 1/2 hour. Roll into small 1-inch balls. Store in air-tight container in fridge.

Virtual Walk in the Park

Turn your volume up to hear soothing nature sounds. 

Youth

Videos

Sport at Home: Soccer Drills

 

Animal Pose Yoga

Activities and Challenges

Netflix Workout

Binge watching a  show? Try out this fun workout.  Follow these rules or make up your own! For example, if you’re watching “The Office,” do five push-ups when Jim plays a prank on Dwight. 

Do 5 push-ups every time: 

  • A character cries.
  • The scene is at a sporting event.
  • A character has to choose between two options. 

Hold a plank during:  

  • The opening theme song.
  • A car chase or foot chase. 

Do a wall sit: 

  • Until all opening credits are done. 

Do 5 squats every time: 

  • A character leaves the show or dies.
  • There’s a celebrity guest star.
  • Netflix asks “Are you still watching?”
  • A character is seen eating. 

Do 5 crunches every time: 

  • A character says their catch-phrase.
  • Characters get in a fight or argue.
  • A character is sent to the hospital.
  • Characters high-five each other. 

Do 10 lunges when: 

  • You hit the last episode of the season.
  • Characters dance.
  • A character gets caught doing something wrong. 

Do 20 jumping jacks when: 

  • You finish a series or season. 

Wellness Bingo

 BINGO

Get active and complete our wellness Bingo card! The contest has ended, but you can still play anytime.

Directions: 

  1. Download the Bingo card(PDF, 36KB)
  2. Print it or save it to your phone/computer and mark activities off to create BINGOs.

Build Your Own Climbing Wall Challenge

Three climbing wall examples.

Hey youth climbers! Want to design your own climbing route for the Link Recreation Center climbing wall? Here’s your chance! Follow these instructions:

  1. Create your route. Use paper and markers, clay, or anything you have around the house, and USE YOUR IMAGINATION! It doesn’t matter if you’re an avid climber in one of our classes or a brand-new beginner, we want your ideas!
    • You can make an easy route, difficult route or bouldering route.
  2. Take a photo of your route idea and submit it, along with your first name and age, by email to link@lakewood.org. Submissions due by May 1.
  3. We will take the best submissions and our skilled route setter will do his best to mimic your route when the Link reopens. We’ll also name the route after you! 

Chalk Your Sidewalk

three examples of chalk art

Spread positive vibes in your community -- chalk your sidewalk or driveway with positive messages and art. Tag LakewoodRec on Instagram or LakewoodParksRec on Facebook and you could be featured! Ideas to get started:

  1. Write a positive message in front of your house or apartment, then challenge your neighbors to do the same. 
  2. Use masking tape to make cool geometric patterns.
  3. Create a hopscotch area and see how fast you can do it.
  4. Print out a photo and try to re-create it with chalk.
  5. Post a creation you make on social media and challenge (3) friends or family by tagging them.

Free Online Resources