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HRC offers recreation programs

Two fall recreation programs, aerobics and gymnastics, are being offered by Hillsboro Recreation Commission.

Amber Monson, who has a doctorate in physical therapy, will provide an hour-long intermediate level bench-step aerobics class every Monday and Thursday evening, beginning at 8 p.m. Monday in city hall.

Cost is $5 per session or $65 for the eight-week course. Bench steps and some weights will be provided. Participants may bring their own weights.

Monson received a dual major in athletic training and strength and conditioning from Tabor College in 2008. She received a doctor of physical therapy degree from Wichita State University in 2012. She also is certified in yoga.

She is a workout enthusiast, having run the Boston Marathon twice. She has taught aerobic and yoga classes at Tabor College and water aerobics through HRC.

Skywalkers’ Trampoline and Tumbling of Emporia, Wichita, Ottawa, and Marion will offer a gymnastics program for boys and girls beginning Tuesday in the 4-H building at the fairgrounds.

A minimum of 25 students must be enrolled. Age groups will be 5-7, 8-12, and 13-and-older. Classes will be offered to 3-4-year-olds if there is enough interest.

No more than six children will be assigned to an instructor, and all classes will be one hour in length. All classes will include trampoline and tumbling time.

Cost is $25 per month. Only month-to-month commitment is needed, but a 30-day notice must be given when a child will no longer attend.

Classes will begin at 4 p.m. each Tuesday, with additional hourly classes according to age and demand.

Enrollment is continuous, but participants are encouraged to turn in enrollment forms as soon as possible.

Forms for both programs are available online at, Hillsboro city office, or e-mail

For more information, call (620) 947-3490.

Last modified Sept. 4, 2014