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MELTDOWN COMMUNITY EVENT: Imagine if you ate foods good for you! Imagine if you took the time to exercise! Imagine if you took care of yourself and your family! Imagine the benefits, both as an individual and as a community. Learn how to exercise and lose weight safely. FREE two month program (January/February) designed to help participants accomplish their health, exercise and weight loss goals for 2004. Come with a team of five or more, or be a team of one. Teams of neighbors and friends are still being created and individuals will be assigned to teams as needed. Public invited to attend one or more educational sessions with or without teammates. Registration of teams still occurring. Competition, measured by weight loss, will be organized around teams of five. Individuals will be assigned to teams as needed. Families with children ages 12+ welcome. Prizes for winners. Sponsored by Community Wellness Coalition including United Way, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Supt. of Schools, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Nevada County, and concerned Health and Fitness Leaders/Educators throughout Nevada County. Meets Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. through Feb. 26. Presentations will be made by top experts in Nevada County on health and fitness with introduction by Carole Carson. Location: Fairgrounds, Main Entrance.

BODY TRAINING SYSTEMS: Simple, fun and effective classes to give you a “super body.” Super Saturday, January 24. Body Step Class. Body Pump Class. Bicycle RPM Class. FREE. Open to the public. South Yuba Club. Limited space. Call for reservation: 470-9100.

OUTDOOR LLAMA WALKING: Walk a gentle, intuitive, friendly, soft and cuddly youngster llama on a local trail. Lose weight, get fit, and enjoy animal companionship while you train a llama for wilderness pack trips. Day hikes, most days, weather permitting, 1-10 mile walks. FREE. Highland Llama Trekkers. Questions: 273-8105

FENCING FOR BEGINNERS: Ages 12-113 welcome. Equipment provided. Wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes. Fee: $50 for 8 weeks. Monday evenings 6:45 p.m. Questions: Lynne 273-5807

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: Restore flexibility, gain strength, build endurance, improve alertness, discover energy. And have fun! Introductory offer: $10 for unlimited yoga for 10 consecutive days. Daily classes. Questions: 273-2030

WOMEN’S WORKOUT CENTER: Use PACE resistance equipment to improve cardiovascular function, strength, flexibility, and balance. 30 minute workout anytime Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat 8 a.m.Ðnoon. One week free trial. Fast and Fit, Grass Valley. Questions: Judy 273-5862

OUTDOOR/INDOOR WALKING: South Yuba Club. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:45-9:15 a.m. Outside on trails and streets of Nevada City, weather permitting. Otherwise, inside exercises. Instructor: Gayle Lossman. FREE. Questions: 470-9100

TENNIS INSTRUCTION: Improve strokes, shot selection and court awareness. Fun, fast-paced clinics. Tuesday-Saturday 10:30-12:00 a.m. Club Sierra. Instructor: Joe Benavent, USPT Certified Pro. $10. Questions: 470-0925

WOMEN’S EXERCISE CENTER: Move around a circuit in 30 minutes, enjoying music and instruction. Cardiovascular and strength training plus stretching. Safe for all ages. Curves in Grass Valley, Colfax, Penn Valley, Lake of the Pines, Meadow Vista. Questions: 477-5027

JUNIOR TENNIS: All levels. Basic strokes, skills, rules. Greg Cicatelli, Instructor. One hour. Fridays 1:30 p.m. Fee: $8. Club Sierra. Questions: 272-1488

AIKIDO BEGINNERS CLASS: Achieve physical fitness, learn practical self-defense, and practice relaxation through stretching and breathing. Children, adults and seniors. Self-determined pace. Wear comfortable clothes. First two visits free. Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:45-7 p.m. Mountain Wind Dojo, Nevada City. Questions: 470-0433

JUNIOR TENNIS: Beginner boys and girls (age 10-14) Monday 5 p.m. Advanced Juniors (ages 10-15) 4-5 p.m. Public welcome. $10/hr. Ridge Racquet Club. Questions: Nick 273-8514

TENNIS CLINICS: Advanced beginner/intermediate. Range of drills, technique and strategy. Individual coaching in group setting. Drop-in basis. Fridays 9:30 Ð 10:30 a.m. Weather permitting. Fee: $12. Private lessons ($45/hr and semi-private $25/hr) for all levels. Questions: Tom 823-5313

GETTING STARTED: Not sure how to begin an exercise/fitness program? Learn basics: strength, cardio, flexibility and weight loss. Personalized exercise program based on your goals and experience level. FREE 5 visit pass. Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. Studio South Yuba Club. Questions: 470-9100

PILATES FLEXBAND CLASS: Using latex stretch band, achieve long, lean muscle toning and core body strengthening for everyday activities. Mondays 9 a.m. or Wednesdays 6 p.m. $12 Session. Penn Valley Academy of Dance. Questions: 432-8985

BEGINNING ADULT BALLET: Stretch and strengthen body and mind. Professional teachers. Fridays 9:30-10:30 a.m. Penn Valley Academy of Dance. Questions: Caroll 432-8985

INTRODUCTION TO PILATES: Learn the basics of posture, breathing and relaxation. Strengthen core muscles for better health, more energy, increased flexibility, and greater ease in doing daily tasks. Private session $25 (half price). Synergy Pilates and Massage Center. Linda Burquez, Instructor. Questions: 470-0906

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