Programs and Classes
Do you have a special talent or a unique skill you would like to share with others? Do you want to make money while having fun? Then why not become an Isle of Wight County Parks and Recreation Instructor! Fill out the Instructor Class Proposal Form or call 757-357-2291 for more information.
To view exact schedules and fees please visit ACTIVENET
Kangaroo Kidz – Kangaroo Kidz offers a fun and safe environment for children at Carrsville Elementary School only. During the program children will have time for games, arts and crafts, and homework. This program is open to Carrsville students kindergarten-5th grade. Fees: Before and After $50 per week. Before or After $30 per week, one time registration fee of $10 due at the time of enrollment. Call 757-569-9810 for more information.
Dog Obedience Training – Do you have a new puppy that needs training to become a Canine good citizen, or an old dog that wants to learn new tricks? Bring them out to Nike Park on Sunday afternoons, and Thursday evenings for a six week fun filled learning experience for both you and your dog. You along with your pet will learn from a certified evaluator for therapy dog International and Canine Good Citizens. All dogs must be at least six months old, and up-to-date on all shots.
Cost: $125 (if your pet was adopted an Animal Shelter, SPCA, or an animal rescue the cost is $100)
Hours: Sunday Dog Obedience Classes 1:00 pm-2:00 pm/Puppy Training Classes 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
Enhanced Fitness- FREE to seniors M,W, F at 1pm This class for older adults includes strength training, flexibility, balance and cardio. Space is limited!
Mixed Martial Arts – Mixed Martial Arts combines the striking found in Kickboxing, Karate and Tae Kwon Do, with the ground fighting and submissions found in Jujitsu, Judo and Aikido. Hapkido is a Korean traditional mixed martial arts as well as the history, philosophy and terminology of traditional martial arts. These classes improve physical fitness, endurance, flexibility, concentration, respect and humility in students while at the same time teaches valuable self defense and sport applications. Classes are Thursday nights from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm. at Nike Park. The cost is:
- 1 person $50
- 2 in family $80
- 3 in family $90
- family of 4 or more $100
Quilting Bee- Are you a quilter? If so, bring your machine down to Nike Park on Mondays from 6pm-8pm. Cost $7 per month
Senior Aerobics – Meet new people and stay in shape at the same time! This class begins with warm up exercises to get your heart rate up and gain flexibility. Then, we cool down with low-impact dance and exercise moves (standing or sitting in a chair). Participate at a level and pace that is comfortable for you. Experienced and inexperienced participants are welcome! On-going registration, cost is $26 or a six week session; Ages: 55 and up. Morning Classes only. Nike Park
Smithfield Kids Running Club- Registration: August 19-October 4. Kids run on Saturdays October 5-December 8 10am-11am at Nike Park. Cost: $65. The Running Club promotes good citizenship and healthy eating habits. The club will teach proper form, pace endurance tips and proper stretching. The group is non-competitive and they will compete in a 5K to demonstrate what they have learned!
Tennis – Tennis lessons for individuals 6 years old to Adult. Lessons are from June-October at Nike Park. Classes are taught by a certified USTA instructor with years of experience teaching youth and adults. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at Nike Park. For more information about the tennis classes offered, check the Program Guide or call the Main Office at 757.357.2291.
Yoga at Nike Park
Introduction to Yoga: Mondays & Fridays 10:00 am-11:00 am- This class will start from the ground up, keeping an eye on your alignment every step of the way. You will discover how your breath can ease not only your mind, but help you deepen into your practice as well. Suitable for all levels.
Gentle Yoga: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 6:00 pm-7:00 pm- A calming, stress-relieving yoga class to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. Asanas are practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and detail. Recommended for all levels looking for a soothing, relaxing, and restorative experience, especially those newer to yoga or working with special concerns or injuries.
Beginner Flow: 2nd &4th Thursdays 6:00 pm-7:00 pm-This class is designed as an introduction to the practice of yoga. Class is slower paced than an all-levels class, and focused on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses. Come to learn, play, and maybe even break a sweat in a supportive environment. Your don’t need to be able to touch your toes; you just have to be willing to try. Suitable for all levels.
Cost: $5 per class or $25 for 6 classes
Please bring a yoga mat (except for chair yoga), and wear comfortable, breathable clothes.
Zumba – Ditch the workout, and still burn up to 1,000 calories while having fun in this energetic class. Class begins at 6:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays at Nike Park The cost is $5 per class.