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A playful training venue which movement-lovers of all kinds call home with vibrant movement group classes, open play times and communal events.  Classes offered: Parkour, Acrobatics, Aerials, Monkey Conditioning, Flexibility, AcroYoga, Hooping, AcroBalance and more!

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Photos from PlayGround After Dark 7/26 at Athletic PlayGround!

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8/30 (Sat) PlayGround After Dark
Performances, Classes & Open Play
7:00-11:00pm, $20 ($15 by 4pm day of the event)
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Community Nutrition
8/10, 6-8m
A bit of a different format from previous community nutrition class we are gonna go potluck style!! Below you will find specific guidelines on what to bring so be sure to read carefully! Don’t feel like preparing a dish?? No problem! Just bring a $5 donation and enjoy everyone else’s creations!
Beginning of August is right SMACK in the middle of Summer with so many fruits & veggies in full bloom! It’s my favorite eating season!! Let’s get together; enjoy some freshly prepared food, talk about how to keep hydrated in this heat and fuel our bodies with vitamins & minerals for all of that outside play time!!
What dish to bring:
Try to include in your Potluck dish (or beverage) at least 1 of these juicy Summer fruits or veggies:
~Cherries, Tomatoes, Cantalope, Watermelon, Grapefruit, Cucumber, Celery, Radish, Green Pepper, Cauliflower or Spinach~
**Get creative and try something new!! Other great ingredients to include: Whole grains (Quinoa, Brown Rice, Buckwheat, etc..), Leafy greens (Kale, Chard, Collards, Dandelion Greens, etc..), Nuts & Seeds (Walnuts, Cashews, Pistachios, Pumpkin Seeds, etc..)
**Dont wanna prepare a dish? No problem, just come with a $5 donation :)
What NOT TO INCLUDE in your dish:
This is about community nutrition people so there are a few guidelines to follow…
~NO Refined Sugar (Honey is the ONLY exception) & No Refined Flours (this means NO pastas or breads, etc.) & No Dairy
When: Sunday, August 10th @6:00pm
Where: Athletic PlayGround; 4770 San Pablo Ave. Emeryville
Questions: Email Kathy, kathygade@gmail.com or leave me a message on FaceBook :)

Community Nutrition

8/10, 6-8m

A bit of a different format from previous community nutrition class we are gonna go potluck style!! Below you will find specific guidelines on what to bring so be sure to read carefully! Don’t feel like preparing a dish?? No problem! Just bring a $5 donation and enjoy everyone else’s creations!

Beginning of August is right SMACK in the middle of Summer with so many fruits & veggies in full bloom! It’s my favorite eating season!! Let’s get together; enjoy some freshly prepared food, talk about how to keep hydrated in this heat and fuel our bodies with vitamins & minerals for all of that outside play time!!

What dish to bring:

Try to include in your Potluck dish (or beverage) at least 1 of these juicy Summer fruits or veggies:

~Cherries, Tomatoes, Cantalope, Watermelon, Grapefruit, Cucumber, Celery, Radish, Green Pepper, Cauliflower or Spinach~

**Get creative and try something new!! Other great ingredients to include: Whole grains (Quinoa, Brown Rice, Buckwheat, etc..), Leafy greens (Kale, Chard, Collards, Dandelion Greens, etc..), Nuts & Seeds (Walnuts, Cashews, Pistachios, Pumpkin Seeds, etc..)

**Dont wanna prepare a dish? No problem, just come with a $5 donation :)

What NOT TO INCLUDE in your dish:

This is about community nutrition people so there are a few guidelines to follow…

~NO Refined Sugar (Honey is the ONLY exception) & No Refined Flours (this means NO pastas or breads, etc.) & No Dairy

When: Sunday, August 10th @6:00pm

Where: Athletic PlayGround; 4770 San Pablo Ave. Emeryville

Questions: Email Kathy, kathygade@gmail.com or leave me a message on FaceBook :)

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PlayGround After Dark
"An Evening of Performance, Music, Open Play, Classes and Community” 
 
Saturday (8/30)  7:00-11:00pm




 
Tickets: $15 in Advance ($20 Cash at the Door)
 


 
Join us for this very special experience at Athletic PlayGround. We’ll begin the evening with beautiful performances. Then the rest of the activities begin..

 
7:00pm Doors open
(Savannah room) 

7:30pm Circus Performances
(Savannah room) 
TBD
8:15-11:00pm Hang Out/Play/Dance 
(Savannah room)

 
8:15-9:00pm AcroYoga Fun & Games Class! 
(Canyon room)
No experience is necessary - Accessible for everyone!
  
9:15-10:15pm Thai Massage Class! 
(Canyon room)
Come solo or with a partner!

Tickets include EVERYTHING!

To get $15 tickets: CLICK HERE!
$20 cash at the door ($10 after 10pm) 
- All activities and classes are included in the event price.
- Ages 18+ Only
- No Aerials/Equipment during open time (Safety reasons..)- Last minute schedule changes might happen.
 
Refreshments will include an abundance of baked goods from Arizmendi Bakery as well as other treats!



Join us and invite your friends to our Facebook Event!

WAIVER:  If this is your first time at Athletic Playground, or haven’t signed our new waiver yet (December 2012), please print out, sign, and bring this waiver with you to save time at the door.To print the waiver: http://www.athleticplayground.com/APWaiver_dec2012.pdf


WANT TO HELP MAKE THIS EVENT HAPPEN?
Email shira@tagym.com
PlayGround After Dark
"An Evening of Performance,
Music, Open Play, Classes and Community”
 
 
Saturday (8/30)  7:00-11:00pm
 
Tickets: $15 in Advance ($20 Cash at the Door)
 

 

Join us for this very special experience at Athletic PlayGround. We’ll begin the evening with beautiful performances. Then the rest of the activities begin..

 

7:00pm Doors open

(Savannah room)
 

7:30pm Circus Performances

(Savannah room) 

TBD


8:15-11:00pm Hang Out/Play/Dance 

(Savannah room)

 

8:15-9:00pm AcroYoga Fun & Games Class! 

(Canyon room)

No experience is necessary - Accessible for everyone!

  

9:15-10:15pm Thai Massage Class! 

(Canyon room)

Come solo or with a partner!

Tickets include EVERYTHING!

To get $15 tickets: CLICK HERE!

$20 cash at the door ($10 after 10pm)
 

- All activities and classes are included in the event price.

- Ages 18+ Only

- No Aerials/Equipment during open time (Safety reasons..)
- Last minute schedule changes might happen.

 

Refreshments will include an abundance of baked goods from Arizmendi Bakery as well as other treats!

Join us and invite your friends to our Facebook Event!

WAIVER:  If this is your first time at Athletic Playground, or haven’t signed our new waiver yet (December 2012), please print out, sign, and bring this waiver with you to save time at the door.
To print the waiver: http://www.athleticplayground.com/APWaiver_dec2012.pdf

WANT TO HELP MAKE THIS EVENT HAPPEN?

Email shira@tagym.com

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Fort Building Slumber Party!
With Laura Sposato!
8/23, 8-11:55pm

Okay, so it’s not really a slumber party, but you should still come dressed in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal! (Note: this is not necessarily what you wear to bed. Please dress appropriately). Come join us for our second installment of sleepover-inspired shenanigans! We will have games and fortbuilding in Savannah from 8:00 – 10:00, followed by open play till midnight!

Free (Suggested donation for non members: $10)

Fort Building Slumber Party!

With Laura Sposato!

8/23, 8-11:55pm

Okay, so it’s not really a slumber party, but you should still come dressed in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal! (Note: this is not necessarily what you wear to bed. Please dress appropriately). Come join us for our second installment of sleepover-inspired shenanigans! We will have games and fortbuilding in Savannah from 8:00 – 10:00, followed by open play till midnight!

Free (Suggested donation for non members: $10)
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Contact Improv. Workshop Series: 8/24-9/7, 4:30-6:30pm
with Rosemary Hannon
Study the physical potential of falling and catching waves that propel. Investigate the detail of tilting, tipping, curves, spirals, seeing the ceiling, and falling in love with falling. Play with the details of disorientation; central axis of center, riding oblique angles, ripples of reception and redirection of force through the joints. Ripples through space increase integration and articulation, the parts and the whole.
This workshop explores the joy of physics; pushes, pulls and our relationship to gravity and each other. We’ll develop skills that increase choice and possibility in dances that move in and out of weight sharing. We’ll explore the subtle, and specific details of biomechanics through improvisation and specific somatic puzzles.
Drop ins $50 ($35 for members)
Full series: $105 ($75 for members)
10% off by 8/15
To sign up click here!

Contact Improv. Workshop Series: 8/24-9/7, 4:30-6:30pm

with Rosemary Hannon

Study the physical potential of falling and catching waves that propel. Investigate the detail of tilting, tipping, curves, spirals, seeing the ceiling, and falling in love with falling. Play with the details of disorientation; central axis of center, riding oblique angles, ripples of reception and redirection of force through the joints. Ripples through space increase integration and articulation, the parts and the whole.

This workshop explores the joy of physics; pushes, pulls and our relationship to gravity and each other. We’ll develop skills that increase choice and possibility in dances that move in and out of weight sharing. We’ll explore the subtle, and specific details of biomechanics through improvisation and specific somatic puzzles.

Drop ins $50 ($35 for members)

Full series: $105 ($75 for members)

10% off by 8/15

To sign up click here!

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Partner Acrobatics Workshop with Jim & Det!

10/17-19, 6-8:30pm

In this special partner acrobatics weekend Det & Jim will go deeper into the material of lifting, carrying, using each others momentum to develop power and grace. We will both work on details of basic techniques for bases and flyers, adapting knowledge and experience to another level and on advanced material concerning more challenging skills. The better the basics are understood and executed, the easier and faster the advanced tricks will be achieved.

We will put special emphasis on safety and efficiency in using the body.

All workshops can be attended by different level students.*

STRIKING DUTCH (Fri, 10/17)

Basic exercises and skills for handstands, shoulderstands, carrying on hands and on standing base. Technical exercises for carrying, positioning, momentum and lifting to achieve everything lightly, together and with senses.*

Pre-requisite skills: front bird, shoulderstand on hands, standing on shoulders (2-high)

TRANSFERRING DUTCH EXPERIENCE (Sat, 10/18)

Applying basic skills to exercises in higher (standing) positions. Different ways to come to feet to hand, hand to hand, shoulderstands. Essential details and optimizing lifts to high positions (high bird, star, feet to hand, etc).*

Pre-requisite skills: on lying base: foot to hand and shoulders to hands, high bird.

CONNECTING DUTCH LIFTING SKILLS (Sun, 10/19)

Other ways to hand to hand, shoulderstand on standing base. Lifts to high positions like pike, backwards bird and connecting one lift to another.*

Pre-requisite skills: free shoulderstand on feet, free standing on shoulders (2-high), pike on hands (on lying base).

* We will offer exercises of the same type on various levels – from beginning to advanced - in each workshop.

 

Costs:

3 workshops:$215 ($175 for members) <— $20 off by 10/3

2 workshops: $150 ($135 for members) <— $15 off by 10/3

1 Workshop: $80 ($70 for members) <— $7 off by 10/3

To sign up: http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=4796&stype=-115&sTG=48&sView=day&sTrn=100000184

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Photo of the month!

Photo of the month!

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For Rachel’s Birthday we did an extra special warm up!

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Trapeze Masterclass
with Cohdi Harrell
6/22 (Sunday) 4:00-7:00pm
Click Here to Sign Up! 


This three hour workshop will focus on technique, transition and tempo. Working on momentum and the relationship with gravity to invite a greater sense of ease in dynamic movements. We will work with casting, threading and propulsion to explore the “air pockets” of bounce.

Prerequisites: Must be comfortable in the air without a spotter, comfortable inverting in the ropes, and comfortable with knee beats.
 
$100 ($75 for members)   10% off by 6/10
Trapeze Masterclass
with Cohdi Harrell
6/22 (Sunday) 4:00-7:00pm
Click Here to Sign Up! 

This three hour workshop will focus on technique, transition and tempo. Working on momentum and the relationship with gravity to invite a greater sense of ease in dynamic movements. We will work with casting, threading and propulsion to explore the “air pockets” of bounce.

Prerequisites: Must be comfortable in the air without a spotter, comfortable inverting in the ropes, and comfortable with knee beats.

 

$100 ($75 for members)   10% off by 6/10
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Ninja Hoops
6/28 (Sat) 4:00-7:00pm
with Zach Fischer and Marria Kee
Ninja Hoops
6/28 (Sat) 4:00-7:00pm
with Zach Fischer and Marria Kee
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