Get fit, get art with Kannapolis Parks and Rec

Published 9:10 am Tuesday, June 23, 2015

KANNAPOLIS – Kannapolis Parks and Recreation has several opportunities for people to get fit this summer.

C25K – Couch to 5K This program is designed to help transform lifestyles. Participants will learn everything in order to get up off the couch and become a 5K participant — nutrition, fitness and how to buy running shoes.

Certified running coach Tabelech Shipp will guide eight weeks of training from Aug. 17 to Oct. 7. Classes will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Village Park. The fee for the class is $35.

At the end of the training, participants will be able to participate in Run Kannapolis and the Oct. 10 Nutrithon 5K held in the city.

For more information or to sign up, contact Laura Evans at 704-920-4346 or

Zumba Gold is designed for active older adults or anyone who is looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves at a lower-intensity.

The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography and focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance. Come ready to sweat.

The class is team-taught by Jamie Banks and Pat Jose, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10-11 a.m. Cost is $3 per class. Classes are held at Village Park in the program room at 700 West C Street. No registration required.

Zumba in the Park — The class, team-taught by Jamie Banks and Pat Jose, is every Tuesday and Thursday, 6-7 p.m. Cost is $3 per class. Classes are held at Village Park in the program room at 700 West C Street, Kannapolis. For information on the instructors, check out or No registration required.

Kannapolis Parks and Recreation is offering youth summer painting camps at Village Park. The day camps will be held June, July and August. Each day camp is $25. The camps encourage children between the ages of 6 and 15 to explore their artistic abilities, try different art techniques and make new friends. We supply the materials and the kids leave the day camp with a finished masterpiece.

Register online at or in person at Village Park.