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LADIES ONLY! Cardio boxing uses the fundamentals of boxing to achieve an intense cardio workout.  Participants will strike a heavy bag during the class which will require wraps and gloves (purchased by the participant).  Drills incorporating jabs, crosses, hooks, and uppercuts will ensure the cardiovascular system is challenged, while pushups, sit-ups, squats, lunges, and running will tone and trim the body. Jumps and jarring movements are part of the class but can be modified or eliminated if required/desired.

This class is for women who want to challenge themselves while building relationships with other participants.  We work in a positive atmosphere with encouragement and recognition.

This class is for all levels of fitness but participants must be able to move from the floor to a standing position without assistance. This class is 45 minutes; participants are requested to bring water, towel and dress to work out. Classes will be Tuesday & Thursday at 5:00 a.m. at the Deuce Fitness Room, Suite #5, 150 North Yucca Street. There is a fee for this program; please inquire with the Mesquite Recreation Center.


CPR Healthcare Providers

CPR Healthcare Providers Course covers American Heart Association guidelines for CPR in adult, child, and infant one and two person rescuers. Participants will follow the AHA curriculum which provides frequent practice of CPR and AED skills. Participants will demonstrate use of a bag valve mask and conscious choking maneuvers. AHA two year validation card will be issued follow the course. Course length is 3 – 4 hours.

Make sure to bring water and wear comfortable clothing. There are fees included to participate in the class, please inquire on these with the Recreation Center, we ask that you pre-register for the class. The class will be held (Tuesday) October 14, 2014 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Mesquite Community Senior Center, 102 West Old Mill Road. Classes are taught by Belinda Guglielmo, a certified instructor.


Heart Saver CPR & AED Class

Bystander CPR and AED use course covers American Heart Association guidelines for CPR in adult, child, and infant in one person rescuer. Participants will follow the AHA curriculum which provides frequent practice of CPR and AED skills. Participants will demonstrate conscious choking maneuvers. This course is not recommended for those requiring a healthcare level training. AHA 2 year validation card will be issued following the course. Course length is 2 – 3 hours.

Make sure to bring water and wear comfortable clothing. There are fees included to participate in the class, please inquire on these with the Recreation Center, we ask that you pre-register for the class. The class will be held (Monday) October 13, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Mesquite Community/Senior Center. Classes are taught by Belinda Guglielmo, a certified instructor.


Zumbathon® Charity Event

It’s time to get moving and help find cures for “Cancer Victims”. Do it for yourself, for the people you love, for the millions who need your support. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Department of Athletics and Leisure Services-Senior Services Division and the

Mesquite/Overton Zumba® Fitness Instructors are hosting a “DANCE for the CURE” Zumbathon ® Charity Event to raise money for the Mesquite Cancer HELP Society.

DATE: Thursday, October 23, from 6-8 p.m.

LOCATION: Mesquite Recreation Center

Charity Donation: $5 per person

*All proceeds will go to the MESQUITE CANCER HELP SOCIETY.

Please Note: Monetary Donations are Welcomed (month of October) at the Mesquite Senior Center and the Recreation Center. This will give those that will be out of town or those that cannot be attendance of the event, the opportunity to show their support to this great cause.

Thank you in advanced for your support!

We’ll dance and sweat to all the best music out there.  ALL are invited, family and friends, any ages who just want to PARTY!!! Have a great night of fun and meeting new people.  Meet and Greet the Zumba® Fitness Instructors throughout the community and enjoy the music.  Commit to living a happier, healthier lifestyle! Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water.  Whether you love to dance, or have no dance experience, “WE are DANCING for the CURE!”



Reduce Stress, Relieve pain and help yourself heal.

Learn how to use the power of the mind to activate and direct your body’s self-healing and regenerating ability while achieving inner peace and calm. The conscious state of meditation actually switches your brain wave frequency from the busy, task-oriented beta waves to the creative, inspirational, self-healing and deeply relaxing alpha and theta brain waves. When alpha and theta waves are active, the brain sends messages to the rest of the body to relax and heal. Needless to say, the more the better!

The benefits of a meditation practice are new mental habits of positive thinking, strengthened insight and intuition, less emotional reactivity (less drama and more self-control) and attunement with the physical body. The saying is true, “Where the head goes, the body goes”. With the power of focused intention we can alleviate pain in the body and even bring about healing in some physical conditions.

Grounding exercises, breathing techniques and creative visualization are the power tools of meditation which counteract the damaging effects of high-stress, fast-paced, energy-depleting modern life. The nervous system which regulates and instructs bodily and emotional function needs more support than ever in today’s turbulent world. Even retired, relaxed Mesquite is not immune to the rising stresses of life in the 21st century.

Take a deep breath, close your eyes and meditate. Your body and mind will thank you with deeper calm, renewed vitality and a clear head.

The Mesquite Leisure Services Department is offering a Healing Meditation class taught by Mandy King on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. at the Mesquite Deuce Room 25, 150 N. Yucca Street.


The Lifelong Exercise Program to Start

Fall is a great time for fresh starts; you can attain a more active way of life by embarking on a balanced fitness program that includes both traditional exercise and regular, daily physical activity.  A well balanced program ensures that you spend time in activities that you enjoy.

The Mesquite Lifelong Exercise Program provides all of the above and more!  This program provides a great balance that has two components: aerobic fitness and musculoskeletal fitness.  Some people focus on only one component of fitness and neglect the other.  With the help of our professional fitness instructors, you will get the proper balance needed to stay fit!

The first session has started and runs through December 12.  Classes offered are as follows: Water Aerobics (M/W/F-8 a.m.), Chair Exercise (M-F-10:30 a.m. at the Sr. Center), Zumba (T/TH- 9:15 a.m.), Zumba Basic- for beginners (M/W- 10 a.m.), Beginning/Intermediate Strength/Core Conditioning (M/W- 8 a.m.), Advanced Strength/Core (M/W/F 9:15 a.m.), Line Dancing (M/W-9 & 10), Gentle Yoga (M/W -8 a.m.), Gentle Aqua (T/TH- 8 a.m.), Aqua Aerobics (W/TH/F starting Nov. 5); Advanced Abs & Buns (M-TH- 7 a.m.); Beginning Abs and Buns (T/TH- 10 a.m.); Sr. Martial Arts (M/W- 8 a.m.); Stretch Class (M/W- 8 a.m.) an Tai-Chi (T/Th- 9 a.m.).

These classes are free of charge to Recreation Center Members.  You may also obtain a Lifelong Memberships if you don’t wish to join the center.  There are no additional fees for any of these classes.  Come join us!


Youth Basketball Registration

Youth Basketball is scheduled to begin November 10, 2014, for boys and girls ages 7-14.  The deadline to register is Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

If spots are available after the registration deadline, those wanting to fill the available positions will be charged a late sign-up fee per spot.  Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Practices will be held on Monday evenings and Games will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays depending on your child’s age division.

“The purpose of our youth programs in the City of Mesquite Recreation & Parks Department is to guide boys and girls through an organized program,” said Zach Robison, Recreation Coordinator. “Youth can learn the fundamentals of a sport and learn sportsmanship through participation. The ultimate goal is to encourage skill development and foster a positive attitude.”


Zumba Fitness With Maggie

Hello, I am Maggie Magadan and I am currently a ZUMBA instructor with the City of Mesquite Department of Athletics and Leisure Services. I wanted to let you know a little about myself.  I have danced my whole life; I have a modern jazz and lyrical background. I have combining my love of dance with teaching, and I couldn’t be happier. I do my best to combine fitness through dance for a fun, effective and burning workout.

For me, teaching ZUMBA helps me continue my passion and love for dance while helping others.

My goal is to help my students feel better about themselves whether by reaching their ideal weight, getting in better shape or just creating a higher self-esteem, ZUMBA does all that and so much more. Make it your goal to get in shape in 2014 or just come and dance it doesn’t matter if you don’t know the steps are at first that will eventually come, just move your body! Come check out my class and see what all the fuss is about and see why the students and I are so happy and excited!!!

We want to be part of one of your New Year resolutions. Let’s get a fresh start for the New Year! “Let’s Zumba”. Make sure to bring plenty of water comfortable clothing and especially comfortable dance or tennis shoes.


Two New Class Offered at the Mesquite Recreation Center

The Mesquite Recreation Center is now offering a “Zumba® Basic” and “Abs, Buns & Thigh” class.

The Zumba® Basic class take place on Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. Zumba® is an easy to follow cardio workout that lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It’s an invigorating, community-oriented dance-fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating! This class provides modified, low impact moves for beginners, and active adults.   The sweating, dancing, and occasionally shouting involved in Zumba will release stress and tension in a person’s body.  Come join and meet Zumba® fitness instructor, Griseyda Belalcazar.

The second class taught by Belalcazar is the “Abs, Buns and Thigh” class held 3 times per week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m.  This class is a complete package offering a mix of various core exercises. This high intensity class consists of floor aerobics, core training and strength conditioning, a great way to try a personal training in a group format.

Begin with 5-7 minutes of warm up, move directly into 35-40 minutes of mixed impact aerobics moves.  The exercises in the Abs, Buns & Thighs class tone and strengthen the Abdominal (Abs), Glute (Buns), Thighs (Hamstring, Adductors & Quadriceps) muscles. Every workout is different which makes it more effective and keeps it interesting.

By targeting a few muscle groups, you will be able to see quick and noticeable results in those stubborn areas!  Everything you are looking for in one hour!  This class is an excellent option for beginners, those on a maintenance training program, and intermediate to advance students.  All fitness levels welcome!  It is highly recommended to bring a towel and a water bottle.

No one leaves these classes without sweating!  Both classes are free to Recreation Center pass-holders and a small fee will be charged for non-Pass holders.  Drop-ins welcome!

For more information on this and other programs please contact the Department of Athletics & Leisure Services at (702) 346-8732. Register for youth and adult programs online at: for more information and to stay connected via social media, our Facebook: or at the Administrative Offices located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.