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GEARS news October 26

Oct 26th, 2015 | By | Category: Front Page, News

Yoga Classes Offered

            Gentle/Beginner Yoga -  Learn fundamental yoga postures using safe alignment and modifications, slowly build strength, flexibility and balance. Mind, breathe and body connection are introduced and emphasized. This is a slow and mindful class for any fitness level. Please bring a yoga mat. Ages 14+. Class is on Thursdays, Nov 5-Dec 17 (excluding Nov 26), from 10:30-11:30 am.

            Vinyasa Yoga -  Vinyasa flow style yoga featuring mind, breathe and body connection. Build heat and sensation in strength poses, flow and balance. Detoxifying, strengthening and lengthening of the muscles will be achieved. Previous yoga experience is a plus but not required. Modifications are offered. Bring a yoga mat. Ages 14+. Class is on Thursdays, Nov 5-Dec 17 (excluding Nov 26), from 9:15-10:15. Classes are held at the Masonic Village Lodge Meeting Room (One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown). Classes are taught by Michelle Pelna.

Fee is $45 for GEARS members ($62 for non-members).



BEARS Youth Basketball Sign-up

             GEARS will be accepting registration for girls and boys in grades 1-9 for the BEARS Youth Basketball Program.  Players will participate in practices and games from late-November through mid-February.  Participation levels are grades 1 & 2 (instructional), grades 3 & 4, grades 5 & 6 and grades 7-9.

Draft day for boys in grades 3-4 is Monday, November 9 from 6-7 pm. Draft day for boys in grades 5-6 is Monday, November 9 from 7:15-8:15 pm. Draft day for girls in grades 3-6 is Wednesday, November 11 from 6-7 pm.  All drafts will be held in the Elizabethtown Area Middle School Gym.

Boys and girls in grades 1-2 is a Saturday only program at East High Elementary.  Boys and girls in grades 3-4 will play one day per week and Saturdays. Grades 5 & 6 and Grades 7-9 will practice two days per week and play games on Saturdays.

Registration fee for the 1st & 2nd grade program is $55. Registration fee for 3rd -6th grades is $60. Fee is $60 for 7th -9th graders. Registration forms will be distributed to all 1st-9th graders in the Elizabethtown Area Schools.

To register or for more information, go online at or call GEARS at 367-0355.

GEARS is in need of volunteer coaches, referees and supervisors for this program.  Contact our office if you are interested in volunteering or 367-0355.



Hatha Flow Yoga

            This multi-level hatha yoga class incorporates seated and standing yoga poses, conscious breathing and meditative focus to foster strength, flexibility and relaxation. Class phases are warming up, building heat and awakening energy though challenging sequences of standing poses, focused strength, balance and breathe work, deep stretching and a final relaxation and meditation. Participants should wear layers of comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Class will be taught by Charla Lorenzen, a certified Hatha Yoga instructor. Ages 14+. Class is on Mondays & Wednesdays, Nov 9-Dec 16 from 6-7 pm at the Masonic Village Carpenter Chapel (One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown). Fee is $48 for one day per week for GEARS members ($55 non-members) or sign up for both Monday & Wednesday for just $90. To register or for more information, go online at or call GEARS at 367-0355.


Zumba Gold

           A toned-down version of Zumba! A fun aerobics-type class, part dance and part fitness, based primarily on Latin American & International style music. Geared to the deconditioned person/beginner exerciser and the active older adult. For those that may be hesitant to go “full-out” for whatever reason, Zumba Gold is the way to go! Judy McMillen is a licensed Zumba Gold Instructor. Class is on Mondays, November 9-December 28, from 6-6:45 pm at the Masonic Village Memorial Hall Gym (One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown) with a fee of $45 for members ($52 non-members. To register or for more information, go online at or call GEARS at 367-0355.


Radio City Music Hall “Christmas Spectacular”

             Get into the Christmas Spirit! Travel to NYC to see the renowned Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. Upon arrival, participants will have time to explore the city, have lunch, and/or do some Christmas shopping before the show. Trip is on Sunday, November 22. Bus will depart from Elizabethtown High School Parking Lot (600 East High Street, Elizabethtown) at 6:30 am.  Cost for the trip is $149 per person ($156 non-member).   For a detailed itinerary go online at or call 367-0355.



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