Recreation Department

Recreation Department: (603) 887-5773

Corinna L. Reishus
Recreation Director
84 Chester Street
Chester, NH 03036
603-887-5773

director@chesternhrec.org

Recreation Commission – meetings are held in the Rangeway Meeting Room the 2nd and 4th Monday at 7:30 PM

Leslie Hammond, Vice (2020) – Kevin Kistler (2020) – Melinda Mafera (2019) – Maria Oakley (2019) – Richard Pike (2020) – Michelle Trask, Chair (2018)

Please “like” and follow the Chester Recreation Facebook page! We regularly update our Facebook page and encourage you to check it out. We think it’s a great way to stay engaged with our residents. Simply click “like” on our page and you’ll see our posts in your newsfeed. We’ve been posting news, information and photos about community events and other activities.  https://www.facebook.com/chesternhrecreation

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CLICK HERE FOR OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER:  NOVEMBER

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ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR ALL PROGRAMS:  Visit http://sports.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=644496.

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BASKETBALL

CHESTER BASKETBALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE:

TUESDAY – 6:30-8:00 – 5/6 GIRLS at Chester Academy and 6:00-8:00 – 5/6 BOYS at MPR

WEDNESDAY – 6:30-8:30 – 7/8 BOYS – teams alternate from Chester Academy and MPR

THURSDAY – 6:00-7:30 – 3/4 BOYS at MPR and 6:30-8:30 – 7/8 GIRLS at Chester Academy

SATURDAY – 9:00-10:15 – K-1 COED and 10:30-11:45 – 2nd Grade Program at MPR

ALL HOME GAMES ARE PLAYED SATURDAYS AT CHESTER ACADEMY

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WASON POND WALKING CLUB

 MONDAYS @ 10:00

WHY WALK?  It’s Healthy, Walking . . . is popular, accessible and low risk physical exercise . . . can improve the health of people with chronic health conditions

. . . helps promote physical activity and added benefits including increased motivation and opportunity for socializing . . . JOIN US NOW ! RAIN OR SHINE !

Meeting Location:  Wason Pond Community Center

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OPEN GYM – MONDAYS (5:00-7:00)

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It’s a great time for our community to come out and play basketball, kick a ball around, play four square, get a game of tag going – pretty much anything that gets one active and moving.

(All youth must be accompanied by an adult and have a signed waiver from parent/legal guardian.)   Click here to download Open Gym Waiver

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FITNESS KICKBOXING – TUESDAYS from 5:30 – 6:30 PM

ALL FITNESS LEVELS – 6 WEEK SESSION:   1/9 – 2/13

Cost:  $40.00 for six week session / $8.00 drop in price per class

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FITNESS KICKBOXING is a scorching interval workout that incorporates padwork, bodyweight-resistant toning moves, and a dynamic ab series to get your heartrate up and tone muscle.  This class is suitable for ALL FITNESS LEVELS

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ALL LEVELS BOOT CAMP – WEDNESDAYS from 6:15 – 7:00 PM

NEW SIX WEEK SESSION:   January 10 – February 14

Cost:  $40.00 for six week session / $8.00 drop in price per class

BOOT CAMP is a circuit-style training class that alternates muscle toning and cardio moves, in set intervals of time.  Don’t be intimidated by the name “Boot Camp,” as the workout is done at your own pace with the option for modified movements.  We will be using a variety of equipment including, but not limited to, resistance bands, dumbbells, steps, jump rope, TRX straps and exercise mats.  Each class is geared toward burning fat, as well as strengthening muscles.  A great workout for all ages, and fitness levels!

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ADULT PICK-UP BASKETBALL – TUESDAYS @ 8:00 PM

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ADULT PICK-UP PICKLEBALL and VOLLEYBALL

Please contact Recreation if interested in starting back up for the fall/winter season.

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PICK-UP YOUTH BASKETBALL (Gr 7th & up)

THURSDAYS @ 8:00 PM

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Yoga

YOGA FALL II SESSION – 11/2 – 12/21

Click here for Class Calendar

Monday, 5:00-6:15 p.m. Yoga for Physical Fitness **
Monday, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Kripalu Yoga for All Levels
Thursday, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Beginner/Gentle Kripalu Yoga
Saturday, 8:30-9:45 a.m. Kripalu Yoga for All Levels

Please note there are no classes on Saturday, November 4, Monday, November 20, Thursday, November 23 and Thursday, November 30.  If there are any cancellations due to inclement weather, the make-up day will be Saturday, December 23.

Beginner/Gentle Kripalu Yoga is for those individuals who are new to yoga or who enjoy building postures from the ground up.  Poses will be explored with guidance and modifications. Students use postures, breath-work, and relaxation to quiet the mind, stretch and tone the body, and move the inner self towards stillness.

Kripalu Yoga for All Levels includes gentle warm-ups and leads to asana, in which students move from posture to posture in a flow-like sequence.

Yoga for Physical Fitness ** is designed for experienced yoga students. Stability balls, dumbbells and low-impact cardio exercises ameliorate traditional poses to fatigue the muscles and facilitate deeper stretching and toning.

Fees per person are: 6 classes $50; 7 classes $60; 10 classes $80; 14+ classes $100. Since registration is based on the number of classes one is interested in attending (rather than a particular day/time), classes can be attended any given day. Missed classes cannot be carried over into the next session. Classes can be attended on a walk-in basis for $10.

DISCOUNTS: If more than one member of the same household registers for a session, a 20% discount off the combined registration payment applies! Also, many students find that participation in a yoga program is reimbursed by their health insurance companies; check out your policy!

Direct questions to Rhonda Woodward, Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, (887-8204/rhondawoodward@comcast.net) or to Corinna Reishus, Director of Chester Recreation (887-5773). Classes take place in the Activities Room of the “pink” building to the right of the Chester Police Department on Chester Street.

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SENIOR WELLNESS PROGRAM  

Free to Seniors – Location is in the MPR at Chester Town Hall

 

The Chester Recreation Department in conjunction with KC Pilates & Fitness offers a Senior Exercise Class.  This class is taught by Kim Cremin, Exercise Physiologist and owner of KC Pilates & Fitness. The class is a simple and safe, evidence-based physical activity program designed to enhance health outcomes for high-risk and diverse adults age 60+.

Exercises are performed using resistance bands, dumbbells, fitness circles and chairs. The participants in this class have seen significant improvements in balance, strength and flexibility.

The goal of Healthy Moves is to help older adults maximize their independence by building strength, increasing flexibility, and help to reduce the risk of falls.

Where:      The Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) at 84 Chester Street

When:       Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Cost:          FREE to Chester residents*.  Registration and physician’s clearance must be completed before attending.

*This class is financed through private donations and town funding.

If you have questions or wish to register you can contact Kim directly at kim@kcpilatesandfitness.com, or call at (603) 303-4061, or call the Chester Recreation Department at (603) 887-5773.

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NH Parks and Recreation

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Town of Chester – Usage Forms

Community Center Rental Agreement

Multi-Purpose Room Rental Agreement

Stevens Memorial Hall Rental Agreement

Snack Shack Facility Usage Agreement

Field Use Request Form  (includes Town Fields and Wason Pond Conservation and Recreation Area)

Town of Chester Insurance:  Tulip Program

Tulip Program

Chester Recreation Waiver for Activity Participants

Participation Waiver

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