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The Langdon Activity Center fall special is underway once again for those looking for ways to stay active over the winter.


Posted on 9/3/16

By Melissa Anderson

The special runs from September 1 through 30. The special includes single, family, senior single, and senior family, with the purchase of any one package receiving an additional month free.

“We changed up the membership special this year,” Judy Lill, the Activity Center Director, said,” We have decided to start in September this  year and offer one extra month to anyone that purchases a membership for the simple fact we all like to be outside as much as possible, and with this new membership sale, this allows you that extra month come spring when we are all hoping it arrives in March.”

Mother Nature is not always so obliging, however, but with the extra month of the membership in the spring it will allow members to have access to the Langdon Activity Center when the weather doesn’t turn towards spring soon enough.

“When you aren’t able to be outside everyday this gives you no excuse to not work out because the weather is not cooperating and your membership has expired,” Lill said.

For those concerned about the fall heat impacting the ability to workout in the upper exercise areas, the air conditioning installed last fall will keep the area cooled to manageable levels.

” It is much more comforable and way less humid upstairs so you are not sweating before you start exercising,” Lill said.

A membership to the Langdon Activity Center includes  access to the workout facility located on the upper level of the center for those 14 and older. Members also have access to the racquetball court and to the gym during open gym times.  There are also fitness classes offered at the center for those who would prefer direction for their workouts. The center has several different types of classes offered. One of the more popular classes  is taught by Lori Dettler.

“She is an amazing teacher, very patient, and loves to push her students limits but at the same time reminding you to only do what you are capable of to avoid injury,” Lill said.

Dettler has a morning class Monday through Wednesday and again on Friday starting at 6 a.m. She also offers a Pilates 101 class on Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. The class sessions typically last for about 45 minutes giving students a great workout.

Other classes are also offered at the center. Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. will have Sandi Mack once again offering a yoga class for those looking to improve flexibility, balance, and overall muscle strength.

“With this class you will need to supply your own yoga mat,” Lill stated,” We will let everyone know when this class will officially begin this fall.”

Want a little help to “jump” into a new year’s resolution? Lori Peterson will be instructing the Rebound Cardio Challenge class beginning in January.

“It is a very fun class and I feel you get a great cardio workout from it,” Lill said.

For families looking to have more active family time together during the cold of winter, the center has adjustable basketball hoops courtesy of a donation from Farmers Union Insurance. Children 8 years old and younger are required to have parental supervision while in the center.

The Langdon Activity Center will have staffed hours Monday through Thursday, 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the center only accessible with a key fob between 4:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays starting September 6.

The winter hours will start in October with staffed hours Monday through Thursday 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“We try to work with any idea within reason but at the same time I would like the community to remember that we strive to do the best we can with what we have,” Lill said.

Lill would like to thank the community for the support that has been given to the LAC in then past and hopes that the support will continue into the future.

“ The activity center is a great benefit to this community and as always, my staff and myself are here to answer any questions the public may have,” Lill stated.

Lill is available to discuss any suggestions, questions, or concerns regarding the center and can be reached at 256-3318 if she is not available at the center.