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Monday January 30, 2023
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM    Empower Hour - Empower Hour - Session 2
Empower Hour is an after school empowerment program for elementary school age children. Participants will enjoy social skill building activities focused on adjusting to change, controlling impulsive behaviors and emotions, improving self-esteem, and making new friends!Elementary Age StudentsAges: 7-11 yearsDates: February 6 - April 3, 2023Days: MondaysTime: 4:15-5:15PMLocation: Bristol Youth Services -51 High St. Bristol, CT Fees: Free
 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Horsemanship at Shepard Meadows - Horsemanship at Shepard Meadows - Session 1
Program Description:Our friends at Shepard Meadows will help teach numerous horse skills such as grooming, tacking, and leading. This program also provides the opportunity to challenge participants to persevere, problem-solve, and communicate. This program helps participants connect with their peers socially, as well as promotes the development of self-esteem. Please complete the documents in the forms section and bring them with you to the first class. 
 
Tuesday January 31, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tinkergarten
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Pilates & Yoga Fusion - Session 1
Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try. We ask that you please bring your own mat.About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Mini Hoops Basketball - Mini Hoops - Session 1
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description: This program will introduce participants to the sport of basketball. Participants will learn skills and techniques in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Lessons will be conducted utilizing skill-building activities and games. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Pilates & Yoga Fusion - Session 2
Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try. We ask that you please bring your own mat.About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
6:50 PM - 7:35 PM    Basketball Skills - Basketball Skills - Session 1
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program will teach the vital basketball skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Techniques and game play will be taught in a fun and safe environment to enhance the overall knowledge of the game of basketball. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Andrew Beaucar. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
7:40 PM - 8:25 PM    Co-Ed 3 on 3 Basketball - 3 on 3 Basketball - Session 1
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:Participants in this program will work on the fundamental skills of the game of basketball, as well as participate in organized games of 3-on-3 each week. Teams will be changed every week to ensure that games are fair and players have an opportunity to play with new teammates. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department.   
 
Wednesday February 1, 2023
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Sports Fun - Sports Fun - Session 1
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program introduces participants to a number of sports and games in a safe, controlled and fun environment. Participants will learn skills including sportsmanship and how to socialize with their fellow athletes.  The numerous activities in the program will keep participants engaged and promote teamwork. About the Instructor:Instructor Andrew Beaucar attends Central Connecticut State University and is in the CCSU Physical and Health Education program. Andrew grew up and attended school in Bristol while participating in many sports. Before becoming an employee of the BPRYCS department, Andrew went through many of the departments program's as a youth. Andrew is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.  
 
5:35 PM - 6:05 PM    Sports Fun - Sports Fun - Session 2
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program introduces participants to a number of sports and games in a safe, controlled and fun environment. Participants will learn skills including sportsmanship and how to socialize with their fellow athletes.  The numerous activities in the program will keep participants engaged and promote teamwork. About the Instructor:Instructor Andrew Beaucar attends Central Connecticut State University and is in the CCSU Physical and Health Education program. Andrew grew up and attended school in Bristol while participating in many sports. Before becoming an employee of the BPRYCS department, Andrew went through many of the departments program's as a youth. Andrew is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.  
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Zumba - Zumba - Session 1
Program Description:Grooving to the beats of salsa, flamenco, and merengue music makes this class feel more like a dance party than a workout, which is exactly what makes Zumba so popular. Zumba is an interval workout. Classes move between high and low intensity moves designed to get your heart rate up and boost cardiovascular endurance. This program is perfect for participants of all skill and experience levels. Instructor Info:Tanisha has been teaching Zumba Fitness since April, 2012. She holds additional Zumba Specialty licenses in Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Kids & Kids Jr., Zumba Step, Plate by Zumba and Strong Nation. In addition to Zumba, Tanisha is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Nutrition Coach and holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut. Tanisha has a passion for community involvement and helping others to succeed in their passions. She serves the Zumba community by volunteering as a Zumba Instructor Mentor and a Zumba Instructor Community (ZCOM) Volunteer.
 
6:10 PM - 6:55 PM    Sports Fun - Sports Fun - Session 3
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program introduces participants to a number of sports and games in a safe, controlled and fun environment. Participants will learn skills including sportsmanship and how to socialize with their fellow athletes.  The numerous activities in the program will keep participants engaged and promote teamwork. About the Instructor:Instructor Andrew Beaucar attends Central Connecticut State University and is in the CCSU Physical and Health Education program. Andrew grew up and attended school in Bristol while participating in many sports. Before becoming an employee of the BPRYCS department, Andrew went through many of the departments program's as a youth. Andrew is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.  
 
Thursday February 2, 2023
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Pilates & Yoga Fusion - Session 1
Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try. We ask that you please bring your own mat.About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Girls With A Purpose - Girls With A Purpose
Attention all middle school girls! Join us for girl talk and more! Participants have the opportunity to participate in fun activities that promote positive attitude, increased self-esteem, and decreased drama. Group members will turn experience into leadership, talk about how classmates treat each other, stop rumors from spreading, stop bullying in your school, promote positive body image, and ditch the drama. Join us for fun, friends, and laughter! *This program requires a full commitment to attending group every week and maintaining group member’s confidentiality.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Pilates & Yoga Fusion - Session 2
Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try. We ask that you please bring your own mat.About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
Friday February 3, 2023
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM    Co-Ed Flag Football - Flag Football - Session 1
Program Description:Participants will be introduced to the game of football while utilizing flags. Players will work on basic football skills such as passing, catching, offense and defense in a safe and fun environment. Each week, new teams will be formed to give players a chance to socialize with everyone in the program. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Andrew Beaucar. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
Saturday February 4, 2023
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM    Adult Fitness & Conditioning - Adult Fitness & Conditioning - Session 1
Program Description:This class offers a fun, upbeat full body workout. A combination of different workouts and muscle groups will be targeted to ensure that you get the most out of this program. This class is geared towards building cardiovascular fitness while improving muscular strength and endurance. This program is designed for all fitness levels, and will help improve your overall fitness by building muscle, burning fat, and boosting overall health. Program Benefits:- Improved Cardiovascular Fitness- Increased Strength- Increased ConfidenceAbout the Instructor:Divya Rajadhilipkumar is a Group Fitness Director and Site Director for a local fitness facility. Divya's career started as an athlete in high school. She went on to graduate from college as a Microbiologist. Her passion for fitness has resulted in certifications to teach a wide variety of classes including strength training, cariod, bootcamp, kickboxing, and a variety of senior programs. Divya also teaches classes for the aquatics division. Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Mini Hoops Basketball - Mini Hoops - Session 2
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description: This program will introduce participants to the sport of basketball. Participants will learn skills and techniques in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Lessons will be conducted utilizing skill-building activities and games. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Senior Chair Fitness - Chair Fitness - Session 1
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program is a low impact class designed to prevent injuries while increasing muscle strength and energy levels. This 45 minute class focuses on cardiovascular aerobics, strength building, relaxing stretches using an exercise ball and resistance bands, hand held weights and a chair for those who prefer seated exercises and need additional support standing. This program is suitable for seniors of all fitness levels.Program Benefits:- Improved Cardiovascular Fitness- Increased Strength- Increased Eneregy- Improved FlexibilityAbout the Instructor:Divya Rajadhilipkumar is a Group Fitness Director and Site Director for a local fitness facility. Divya's career started as an athlete in high school. She went on to graduate from college as a Microbiologist. Her passion for fitness has resulted in certifications to teach a wide variety of classes including strength training, cariod, bootcamp, kickboxing, and a variety of senior programs. Divya also teaches classes for the aquatics division. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Basketball Skills - Basketball Skills - Session 2
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program will teach the vital basketball skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Techniques and game play will be taught in a fun and safe environment to enhance the overall knowledge of the game of basketball. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Andrew Beaucar. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Youth Training & Conditioning - Youth Training & Conditioning - Session 1
Program Description: Is your child active enough? Are you looking for new ways to get your child moving? Would you like to improve your child's sports performance? The BPRYCS Youth Training & Conditioning program focuses on fun ways to improve your child's coordination, build endurance and strength, as well as improve flexibility through exercises that are easy to follow. This program is a great step to get participants started on a lifestyle of healthy living. This program is for participants of all skill levels and abilities.Program Benefits:- Improved Coordination- Prolonged Endurance- Increased Strength- Improved FlexibilityAbout the Instructor:Divya Rajadhilipkumar is a Group Fitness Director and Site Director for a local fitness facility. Divya's career started as an athlete in high school. She went on to graduate from college as a Microbiologist. Her passion for fitness has resulted in certifications to teach a wide variety of classes including strength training, cariod, bootcamp, kickboxing, and a variety of senior programs. Divya also teaches classes for the aquatics division. 
 
Monday February 6, 2023
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM    Empower Hour - Empower Hour - Session 2
Empower Hour is an after school empowerment program for elementary school age children. Participants will enjoy social skill building activities focused on adjusting to change, controlling impulsive behaviors and emotions, improving self-esteem, and making new friends!Elementary Age StudentsAges: 7-11 yearsDates: February 6 - April 3, 2023Days: MondaysTime: 4:15-5:15PMLocation: Bristol Youth Services -51 High St. Bristol, CT Fees: Free
 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Horsemanship at Shepard Meadows - Horsemanship at Shepard Meadows - Session 1
Program Description:Our friends at Shepard Meadows will help teach numerous horse skills such as grooming, tacking, and leading. This program also provides the opportunity to challenge participants to persevere, problem-solve, and communicate. This program helps participants connect with their peers socially, as well as promotes the development of self-esteem. Please complete the documents in the forms section and bring them with you to the first class. 
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Teens Empowering Others - Teens Empowering Others - Session 2
High school students are faced with growing stress throughout their teen years. It is often hard to navigate friendships, drama, emotions, mental health, impulses, and decision making. This mental health program will allow youth to explore issues, gain helpful information, and learn problem solving and decision making strategies that will assist with balancing emotions and behavior, enabling healthy development of each member. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn from professional presenters, participate in experiential field learning, and engage in community service to further enhance their skill set.Age: 13-17 (High School only)Dates: February 6, 2023 – June 2023 (Tentative-based on registration)Days: MondaysTimes: 5:30pm-7:30pmLocation: 51 High Street, Bristol, CT 06010Fees: Free      
 
Tuesday February 7, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tinkergarten
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Pilates & Yoga Fusion - Session 1
Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try. We ask that you please bring your own mat.About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Mini Hoops Basketball - Mini Hoops - Session 1
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description: This program will introduce participants to the sport of basketball. Participants will learn skills and techniques in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Lessons will be conducted utilizing skill-building activities and games. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Pilates & Yoga Fusion - Session 2
Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try. We ask that you please bring your own mat.About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
6:50 PM - 7:35 PM    Basketball Skills - Basketball Skills - Session 1
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program will teach the vital basketball skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Techniques and game play will be taught in a fun and safe environment to enhance the overall knowledge of the game of basketball. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Andrew Beaucar. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
7:40 PM - 8:25 PM    Co-Ed 3 on 3 Basketball - 3 on 3 Basketball - Session 1
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:Participants in this program will work on the fundamental skills of the game of basketball, as well as participate in organized games of 3-on-3 each week. Teams will be changed every week to ensure that games are fair and players have an opportunity to play with new teammates. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department.   
 
Wednesday February 8, 2023
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Sports Fun - Sports Fun - Session 1
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program introduces participants to a number of sports and games in a safe, controlled and fun environment. Participants will learn skills including sportsmanship and how to socialize with their fellow athletes.  The numerous activities in the program will keep participants engaged and promote teamwork. About the Instructor:Instructor Andrew Beaucar attends Central Connecticut State University and is in the CCSU Physical and Health Education program. Andrew grew up and attended school in Bristol while participating in many sports. Before becoming an employee of the BPRYCS department, Andrew went through many of the departments program's as a youth. Andrew is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.  
 
5:35 PM - 6:05 PM    Sports Fun - Sports Fun - Session 2
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program introduces participants to a number of sports and games in a safe, controlled and fun environment. Participants will learn skills including sportsmanship and how to socialize with their fellow athletes.  The numerous activities in the program will keep participants engaged and promote teamwork. About the Instructor:Instructor Andrew Beaucar attends Central Connecticut State University and is in the CCSU Physical and Health Education program. Andrew grew up and attended school in Bristol while participating in many sports. Before becoming an employee of the BPRYCS department, Andrew went through many of the departments program's as a youth. Andrew is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.  
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Zumba - Zumba - Session 1
Program Description:Grooving to the beats of salsa, flamenco, and merengue music makes this class feel more like a dance party than a workout, which is exactly what makes Zumba so popular. Zumba is an interval workout. Classes move between high and low intensity moves designed to get your heart rate up and boost cardiovascular endurance. This program is perfect for participants of all skill and experience levels. Instructor Info:Tanisha has been teaching Zumba Fitness since April, 2012. She holds additional Zumba Specialty licenses in Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Kids & Kids Jr., Zumba Step, Plate by Zumba and Strong Nation. In addition to Zumba, Tanisha is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Nutrition Coach and holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut. Tanisha has a passion for community involvement and helping others to succeed in their passions. She serves the Zumba community by volunteering as a Zumba Instructor Mentor and a Zumba Instructor Community (ZCOM) Volunteer.
 
6:10 PM - 6:55 PM    Sports Fun - Sports Fun - Session 3
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program introduces participants to a number of sports and games in a safe, controlled and fun environment. Participants will learn skills including sportsmanship and how to socialize with their fellow athletes.  The numerous activities in the program will keep participants engaged and promote teamwork. About the Instructor:Instructor Andrew Beaucar attends Central Connecticut State University and is in the CCSU Physical and Health Education program. Andrew grew up and attended school in Bristol while participating in many sports. Before becoming an employee of the BPRYCS department, Andrew went through many of the departments program's as a youth. Andrew is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.  
 
Thursday February 9, 2023
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM    BEST - Bristol Eliminating SubstanceĀ Use Together - BEST Community Coalition
Bristol Eliminating Substance Use Together (BEST) BEST is a Drug-Free Community Coalition that is committed to developing a culture of awareness and sustained action that will promote positive youth development and a healthier community. Our primary focus is on youth substance use prevention. We are in year 4 of funding from the Drug Free Communities Grant by our federal partners at ONDCP and the CDC. The goals of the grant are to increase community/youth collaboration by creating a community coalition and decrease youth substance use rates in Bristol. BEYOND (Bristol Empowering Youth Opportunities and Nurturing Development) Leaders Are you a youth in Middle School or High School? Do you want to join other youth in a great cause? If yes, then become a BEYOND Leader! Gain volunteer hours towards college or references for your first job. Work with City, State and Federal leaders on reducing youth drug use and underage drinking rates.  Send a message to your friends that you do not have to do drugs or drink alcohol to have fun.
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Pilates & Yoga Fusion - Session 1
Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try. We ask that you please bring your own mat.About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Girls With A Purpose - Girls With A Purpose
Attention all middle school girls! Join us for girl talk and more! Participants have the opportunity to participate in fun activities that promote positive attitude, increased self-esteem, and decreased drama. Group members will turn experience into leadership, talk about how classmates treat each other, stop rumors from spreading, stop bullying in your school, promote positive body image, and ditch the drama. Join us for fun, friends, and laughter! *This program requires a full commitment to attending group every week and maintaining group member’s confidentiality.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Pilates & Yoga Fusion - Session 2
Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try. We ask that you please bring your own mat.About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
Friday February 10, 2023
6:00 PM - 6:50 PM    Co-Ed Flag Football - Flag Football - Session 1
Program Description:Participants will be introduced to the game of football while utilizing flags. Players will work on basic football skills such as passing, catching, offense and defense in a safe and fun environment. Each week, new teams will be formed to give players a chance to socialize with everyone in the program. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Andrew Beaucar. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
Saturday February 11, 2023
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM    Adult Fitness & Conditioning - Adult Fitness & Conditioning - Session 1
Program Description:This class offers a fun, upbeat full body workout. A combination of different workouts and muscle groups will be targeted to ensure that you get the most out of this program. This class is geared towards building cardiovascular fitness while improving muscular strength and endurance. This program is designed for all fitness levels, and will help improve your overall fitness by building muscle, burning fat, and boosting overall health. Program Benefits:- Improved Cardiovascular Fitness- Increased Strength- Increased ConfidenceAbout the Instructor:Divya Rajadhilipkumar is a Group Fitness Director and Site Director for a local fitness facility. Divya's career started as an athlete in high school. She went on to graduate from college as a Microbiologist. Her passion for fitness has resulted in certifications to teach a wide variety of classes including strength training, cariod, bootcamp, kickboxing, and a variety of senior programs. Divya also teaches classes for the aquatics division. Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.
 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Private Rental
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Mini Hoops Basketball - Mini Hoops - Session 2
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description: This program will introduce participants to the sport of basketball. Participants will learn skills and techniques in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Lessons will be conducted utilizing skill-building activities and games. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Senior Chair Fitness - Chair Fitness - Session 1
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program is a low impact class designed to prevent injuries while increasing muscle strength and energy levels. This 45 minute class focuses on cardiovascular aerobics, strength building, relaxing stretches using an exercise ball and resistance bands, hand held weights and a chair for those who prefer seated exercises and need additional support standing. This program is suitable for seniors of all fitness levels.Program Benefits:- Improved Cardiovascular Fitness- Increased Strength- Increased Eneregy- Improved FlexibilityAbout the Instructor:Divya Rajadhilipkumar is a Group Fitness Director and Site Director for a local fitness facility. Divya's career started as an athlete in high school. She went on to graduate from college as a Microbiologist. Her passion for fitness has resulted in certifications to teach a wide variety of classes including strength training, cariod, bootcamp, kickboxing, and a variety of senior programs. Divya also teaches classes for the aquatics division. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Basketball Skills - Basketball Skills - Session 2
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program will teach the vital basketball skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Techniques and game play will be taught in a fun and safe environment to enhance the overall knowledge of the game of basketball. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Andrew Beaucar. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Youth Training & Conditioning - Youth Training & Conditioning - Session 1
Program Description: Is your child active enough? Are you looking for new ways to get your child moving? Would you like to improve your child's sports performance? The BPRYCS Youth Training & Conditioning program focuses on fun ways to improve your child's coordination, build endurance and strength, as well as improve flexibility through exercises that are easy to follow. This program is a great step to get participants started on a lifestyle of healthy living. This program is for participants of all skill levels and abilities.Program Benefits:- Improved Coordination- Prolonged Endurance- Increased Strength- Improved FlexibilityAbout the Instructor:Divya Rajadhilipkumar is a Group Fitness Director and Site Director for a local fitness facility. Divya's career started as an athlete in high school. She went on to graduate from college as a Microbiologist. Her passion for fitness has resulted in certifications to teach a wide variety of classes including strength training, cariod, bootcamp, kickboxing, and a variety of senior programs. Divya also teaches classes for the aquatics division. 
 
Monday February 13, 2023
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM    Empower Hour - Empower Hour - Session 2
Empower Hour is an after school empowerment program for elementary school age children. Participants will enjoy social skill building activities focused on adjusting to change, controlling impulsive behaviors and emotions, improving self-esteem, and making new friends!Elementary Age StudentsAges: 7-11 yearsDates: February 6 - April 3, 2023Days: MondaysTime: 4:15-5:15PMLocation: Bristol Youth Services -51 High St. Bristol, CT Fees: Free
 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Horsemanship at Shepard Meadows - Horsemanship at Shepard Meadows - Session 1
Program Description:Our friends at Shepard Meadows will help teach numerous horse skills such as grooming, tacking, and leading. This program also provides the opportunity to challenge participants to persevere, problem-solve, and communicate. This program helps participants connect with their peers socially, as well as promotes the development of self-esteem. Please complete the documents in the forms section and bring them with you to the first class. 
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Teens Empowering Others - Teens Empowering Others - Session 2
High school students are faced with growing stress throughout their teen years. It is often hard to navigate friendships, drama, emotions, mental health, impulses, and decision making. This mental health program will allow youth to explore issues, gain helpful information, and learn problem solving and decision making strategies that will assist with balancing emotions and behavior, enabling healthy development of each member. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn from professional presenters, participate in experiential field learning, and engage in community service to further enhance their skill set.Age: 13-17 (High School only)Dates: February 6, 2023 – June 2023 (Tentative-based on registration)Days: MondaysTimes: 5:30pm-7:30pmLocation: 51 High Street, Bristol, CT 06010Fees: Free      
 
Tuesday February 14, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tinkergarten
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Pilates & Yoga Fusion - Session 1
Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try. We ask that you please bring your own mat.About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Mini Hoops Basketball - Mini Hoops - Session 1
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description: This program will introduce participants to the sport of basketball. Participants will learn skills and techniques in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Lessons will be conducted utilizing skill-building activities and games. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Pilates & Yoga Fusion - Session 2
Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try. We ask that you please bring your own mat.About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
6:50 PM - 7:35 PM    Basketball Skills - Basketball Skills - Session 1
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program will teach the vital basketball skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Techniques and game play will be taught in a fun and safe environment to enhance the overall knowledge of the game of basketball. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Andrew Beaucar. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
7:40 PM - 8:25 PM    Co-Ed 3 on 3 Basketball - 3 on 3 Basketball - Session 1
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:Participants in this program will work on the fundamental skills of the game of basketball, as well as participate in organized games of 3-on-3 each week. Teams will be changed every week to ensure that games are fair and players have an opportunity to play with new teammates. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department.   
 
Wednesday February 15, 2023
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Sports Fun - Sports Fun - Session 1
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program introduces participants to a number of sports and games in a safe, controlled and fun environment. Participants will learn skills including sportsmanship and how to socialize with their fellow athletes.  The numerous activities in the program will keep participants engaged and promote teamwork. About the Instructor:Instructor Andrew Beaucar attends Central Connecticut State University and is in the CCSU Physical and Health Education program. Andrew grew up and attended school in Bristol while participating in many sports. Before becoming an employee of the BPRYCS department, Andrew went through many of the departments program's as a youth. Andrew is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.  
 
5:35 PM - 6:05 PM    Sports Fun - Sports Fun - Session 2
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program introduces participants to a number of sports and games in a safe, controlled and fun environment. Participants will learn skills including sportsmanship and how to socialize with their fellow athletes.  The numerous activities in the program will keep participants engaged and promote teamwork. About the Instructor:Instructor Andrew Beaucar attends Central Connecticut State University and is in the CCSU Physical and Health Education program. Andrew grew up and attended school in Bristol while participating in many sports. Before becoming an employee of the BPRYCS department, Andrew went through many of the departments program's as a youth. Andrew is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.  
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Zumba - Zumba - Session 1
Program Description:Grooving to the beats of salsa, flamenco, and merengue music makes this class feel more like a dance party than a workout, which is exactly what makes Zumba so popular. Zumba is an interval workout. Classes move between high and low intensity moves designed to get your heart rate up and boost cardiovascular endurance. This program is perfect for participants of all skill and experience levels. Instructor Info:Tanisha has been teaching Zumba Fitness since April, 2012. She holds additional Zumba Specialty licenses in Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Kids & Kids Jr., Zumba Step, Plate by Zumba and Strong Nation. In addition to Zumba, Tanisha is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Nutrition Coach and holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut. Tanisha has a passion for community involvement and helping others to succeed in their passions. She serves the Zumba community by volunteering as a Zumba Instructor Mentor and a Zumba Instructor Community (ZCOM) Volunteer.
 
6:10 PM - 6:55 PM    Sports Fun - Sports Fun - Session 3
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program introduces participants to a number of sports and games in a safe, controlled and fun environment. Participants will learn skills including sportsmanship and how to socialize with their fellow athletes.  The numerous activities in the program will keep participants engaged and promote teamwork. About the Instructor:Instructor Andrew Beaucar attends Central Connecticut State University and is in the CCSU Physical and Health Education program. Andrew grew up and attended school in Bristol while participating in many sports. Before becoming an employee of the BPRYCS department, Andrew went through many of the departments program's as a youth. Andrew is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.  
 
Thursday February 16, 2023
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Pilates & Yoga Fusion - Session 1
Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try. We ask that you please bring your own mat.About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Girls With A Purpose - Girls With A Purpose
Attention all middle school girls! Join us for girl talk and more! Participants have the opportunity to participate in fun activities that promote positive attitude, increased self-esteem, and decreased drama. Group members will turn experience into leadership, talk about how classmates treat each other, stop rumors from spreading, stop bullying in your school, promote positive body image, and ditch the drama. Join us for fun, friends, and laughter! *This program requires a full commitment to attending group every week and maintaining group member’s confidentiality.
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Pilates & Yoga Fusion - Session 2
Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try. We ask that you please bring your own mat.About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
Saturday February 18, 2023
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM    Adult Fitness & Conditioning - Adult Fitness & Conditioning - Session 1
Program Description:This class offers a fun, upbeat full body workout. A combination of different workouts and muscle groups will be targeted to ensure that you get the most out of this program. This class is geared towards building cardiovascular fitness while improving muscular strength and endurance. This program is designed for all fitness levels, and will help improve your overall fitness by building muscle, burning fat, and boosting overall health. Program Benefits:- Improved Cardiovascular Fitness- Increased Strength- Increased ConfidenceAbout the Instructor:Divya Rajadhilipkumar is a Group Fitness Director and Site Director for a local fitness facility. Divya's career started as an athlete in high school. She went on to graduate from college as a Microbiologist. Her passion for fitness has resulted in certifications to teach a wide variety of classes including strength training, cariod, bootcamp, kickboxing, and a variety of senior programs. Divya also teaches classes for the aquatics division. Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Mini Hoops Basketball - Mini Hoops - Session 2
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description: This program will introduce participants to the sport of basketball. Participants will learn skills and techniques in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Lessons will be conducted utilizing skill-building activities and games. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Senior Chair Fitness - Chair Fitness - Session 1
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program is a low impact class designed to prevent injuries while increasing muscle strength and energy levels. This 45 minute class focuses on cardiovascular aerobics, strength building, relaxing stretches using an exercise ball and resistance bands, hand held weights and a chair for those who prefer seated exercises and need additional support standing. This program is suitable for seniors of all fitness levels.Program Benefits:- Improved Cardiovascular Fitness- Increased Strength- Increased Eneregy- Improved FlexibilityAbout the Instructor:Divya Rajadhilipkumar is a Group Fitness Director and Site Director for a local fitness facility. Divya's career started as an athlete in high school. She went on to graduate from college as a Microbiologist. Her passion for fitness has resulted in certifications to teach a wide variety of classes including strength training, cariod, bootcamp, kickboxing, and a variety of senior programs. Divya also teaches classes for the aquatics division. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Basketball Skills - Basketball Skills - Session 2
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program will teach the vital basketball skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Techniques and game play will be taught in a fun and safe environment to enhance the overall knowledge of the game of basketball. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Andrew Beaucar. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Youth Training & Conditioning - Youth Training & Conditioning - Session 1
Program Description: Is your child active enough? Are you looking for new ways to get your child moving? Would you like to improve your child's sports performance? The BPRYCS Youth Training & Conditioning program focuses on fun ways to improve your child's coordination, build endurance and strength, as well as improve flexibility through exercises that are easy to follow. This program is a great step to get participants started on a lifestyle of healthy living. This program is for participants of all skill levels and abilities.Program Benefits:- Improved Coordination- Prolonged Endurance- Increased Strength- Improved FlexibilityAbout the Instructor:Divya Rajadhilipkumar is a Group Fitness Director and Site Director for a local fitness facility. Divya's career started as an athlete in high school. She went on to graduate from college as a Microbiologist. Her passion for fitness has resulted in certifications to teach a wide variety of classes including strength training, cariod, bootcamp, kickboxing, and a variety of senior programs. Divya also teaches classes for the aquatics division. 
 
Monday February 20, 2023
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    February Vacation Camp (Grades 1-6) - 2023 February Vacation Camp
Program Description: Come escape the cold with us. Join the Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services team at our February Vacation Camp for fun games and activities while Bristol Public Schools are on break. Campers will have the opportunity to interact socially, play games, participate in craft activities, and even go on a field trip. Meals are not included. Available for Bristol youth currently in grades 1-6 and will be held at Page Park's Perry J. Spinelli Pavilion. The camp runs from Monday to Tuesday, and the fee for the entire camp is $50. Due to the scheduling of field trips and purchasing of other camp materials, we are unable to issue refunds. Please note that anyone cancelling out of the camp BEFORE the start of the program will receive a 50% CREDIT. No credit or refund will be issued after the start of the program. Please consider this when considering signing up for the camp.Note:Your child must have a grade assigned to them under their profile. If there is no grade assigned to the child, or if the grade is not accurate, you may not be able to register. If you need assistance with registration, please contact the BPRYCS main office at 860-584-6160.Note:Location is subject to change based on facility renovation schedule.For any questions, please contact Recreation Supervisor, Amry Shelby, at amryshelby@bristolct.gov or 860-584-6160.
 
Tuesday February 21, 2023
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM    February Vacation Camp (Grades 1-6) - 2023 February Vacation Camp
Program Description: Come escape the cold with us. Join the Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services team at our February Vacation Camp for fun games and activities while Bristol Public Schools are on break. Campers will have the opportunity to interact socially, play games, participate in craft activities, and even go on a field trip. Meals are not included. Available for Bristol youth currently in grades 1-6 and will be held at Page Park's Perry J. Spinelli Pavilion. The camp runs from Monday to Tuesday, and the fee for the entire camp is $50. Due to the scheduling of field trips and purchasing of other camp materials, we are unable to issue refunds. Please note that anyone cancelling out of the camp BEFORE the start of the program will receive a 50% CREDIT. No credit or refund will be issued after the start of the program. Please consider this when considering signing up for the camp.Note:Your child must have a grade assigned to them under their profile. If there is no grade assigned to the child, or if the grade is not accurate, you may not be able to register. If you need assistance with registration, please contact the BPRYCS main office at 860-584-6160.Note:Location is subject to change based on facility renovation schedule.For any questions, please contact Recreation Supervisor, Amry Shelby, at amryshelby@bristolct.gov or 860-584-6160.
 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tinkergarten
 
Wednesday February 22, 2023
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM    Sports Fun - Sports Fun - Session 1
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program introduces participants to a number of sports and games in a safe, controlled and fun environment. Participants will learn skills including sportsmanship and how to socialize with their fellow athletes.  The numerous activities in the program will keep participants engaged and promote teamwork. About the Instructor:Instructor Andrew Beaucar attends Central Connecticut State University and is in the CCSU Physical and Health Education program. Andrew grew up and attended school in Bristol while participating in many sports. Before becoming an employee of the BPRYCS department, Andrew went through many of the departments program's as a youth. Andrew is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.  
 
5:35 PM - 6:05 PM    Sports Fun - Sports Fun - Session 2
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program introduces participants to a number of sports and games in a safe, controlled and fun environment. Participants will learn skills including sportsmanship and how to socialize with their fellow athletes.  The numerous activities in the program will keep participants engaged and promote teamwork. About the Instructor:Instructor Andrew Beaucar attends Central Connecticut State University and is in the CCSU Physical and Health Education program. Andrew grew up and attended school in Bristol while participating in many sports. Before becoming an employee of the BPRYCS department, Andrew went through many of the departments program's as a youth. Andrew is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.  
 
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM    Zumba - Zumba - Session 1
Program Description:Grooving to the beats of salsa, flamenco, and merengue music makes this class feel more like a dance party than a workout, which is exactly what makes Zumba so popular. Zumba is an interval workout. Classes move between high and low intensity moves designed to get your heart rate up and boost cardiovascular endurance. This program is perfect for participants of all skill and experience levels. Instructor Info:Tanisha has been teaching Zumba Fitness since April, 2012. She holds additional Zumba Specialty licenses in Zumba Toning, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Kids & Kids Jr., Zumba Step, Plate by Zumba and Strong Nation. In addition to Zumba, Tanisha is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Nutrition Coach and holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut. Tanisha has a passion for community involvement and helping others to succeed in their passions. She serves the Zumba community by volunteering as a Zumba Instructor Mentor and a Zumba Instructor Community (ZCOM) Volunteer.
 
6:10 PM - 6:55 PM    Sports Fun - Sports Fun - Session 3
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program introduces participants to a number of sports and games in a safe, controlled and fun environment. Participants will learn skills including sportsmanship and how to socialize with their fellow athletes.  The numerous activities in the program will keep participants engaged and promote teamwork. About the Instructor:Instructor Andrew Beaucar attends Central Connecticut State University and is in the CCSU Physical and Health Education program. Andrew grew up and attended school in Bristol while participating in many sports. Before becoming an employee of the BPRYCS department, Andrew went through many of the departments program's as a youth. Andrew is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid.  
 
Thursday February 23, 2023
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM    Girls With A Purpose - Girls With A Purpose
Attention all middle school girls! Join us for girl talk and more! Participants have the opportunity to participate in fun activities that promote positive attitude, increased self-esteem, and decreased drama. Group members will turn experience into leadership, talk about how classmates treat each other, stop rumors from spreading, stop bullying in your school, promote positive body image, and ditch the drama. Join us for fun, friends, and laughter! *This program requires a full commitment to attending group every week and maintaining group member’s confidentiality.
 
Saturday February 25, 2023
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM    Mini Hoops Basketball - Mini Hoops - Session 3
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description: This program will introduce participants to the sport of basketball. Participants will learn skills and techniques in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Lessons will be conducted utilizing skill-building activities and games. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM    Basketball Skills - Basketball Skills - Session 3
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program will teach the vital basketball skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Techniques and game play will be taught in a fun and safe environment to enhance the overall knowledge of the game of basketball. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Andrew Beaucar. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM    Baby Shower
 
Sunday February 26, 2023
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Birthday party
 
Monday February 27, 2023
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM    Empower Hour - Empower Hour - Session 2
Empower Hour is an after school empowerment program for elementary school age children. Participants will enjoy social skill building activities focused on adjusting to change, controlling impulsive behaviors and emotions, improving self-esteem, and making new friends!Elementary Age StudentsAges: 7-11 yearsDates: February 6 - April 3, 2023Days: MondaysTime: 4:15-5:15PMLocation: Bristol Youth Services -51 High St. Bristol, CT Fees: Free
 
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM    Horsemanship at Shepard Meadows - Horsemanship at Shepard Meadows - Session 1
Program Description:Our friends at Shepard Meadows will help teach numerous horse skills such as grooming, tacking, and leading. This program also provides the opportunity to challenge participants to persevere, problem-solve, and communicate. This program helps participants connect with their peers socially, as well as promotes the development of self-esteem. Please complete the documents in the forms section and bring them with you to the first class. 
 
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Teens Empowering Others - Teens Empowering Others - Session 2
High school students are faced with growing stress throughout their teen years. It is often hard to navigate friendships, drama, emotions, mental health, impulses, and decision making. This mental health program will allow youth to explore issues, gain helpful information, and learn problem solving and decision making strategies that will assist with balancing emotions and behavior, enabling healthy development of each member. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn from professional presenters, participate in experiential field learning, and engage in community service to further enhance their skill set.Age: 13-17 (High School only)Dates: February 6, 2023 – June 2023 (Tentative-based on registration)Days: MondaysTimes: 5:30pm-7:30pmLocation: 51 High Street, Bristol, CT 06010Fees: Free      
 
Tuesday February 28, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM    Tinkergarten
 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Pilates & Yoga Fusion - Session 3
Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try. We ask that you please bring your own mat.About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM    Mini Hoops Basketball - Mini Hoops - Session 4
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description: This program will introduce participants to the sport of basketball. Participants will learn skills and techniques in a friendly, safe and fun environment. Lessons will be conducted utilizing skill-building activities and games. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Matt Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM    Pilates and Yoga Fusion - Pilates & Yoga Fusion - Session 4
Program Description: We are very excited to bring this amazing class that helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body while also giving you strength of both mind and body.This class is for beginners all the way up to advanced so please do not be afraid to give it a try. We ask that you please bring your own mat.About the Instructor:Instructor, Heather Tartarelli, has a 20 hour Full of Joy Children's Yoga Teaching Certificate, as well as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate. Heather has also taken a 32 hour Trauma Informed Yoga for Youth Certification. Heather boasts over 750 hours of teaching yoga, and has completed the AFAA Practical Pilates course. Heather has been teaching the BPRYCS yoga programs for 5 and 1/2 years.
 
6:50 PM - 7:35 PM    Basketball Skills - Basketball Skills - Session 4
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:This program will teach the vital basketball skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting. Techniques and game play will be taught in a fun and safe environment to enhance the overall knowledge of the game of basketball. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog and Andrew Beaucar. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department. 
 
7:40 PM - 8:25 PM    Co-Ed 3 on 3 Basketball - 3 on 3 Basketball - Session 2
Mask Policy:Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required in any City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services facilities, programs and office spaces regardless of a person's vaccination status. Anyone that would prefer to continue wearing masks are welcome to do so, but it is not a requirement for participation.Program Description:Participants in this program will work on the fundamental skills of the game of basketball, as well as participate in organized games of 3-on-3 each week. Teams will be changed every week to ensure that games are fair and players have an opportunity to play with new teammates. About the Instructor(s): This program is instructed by Michael Pirog. Michael played football at Central Connecticut State University, and has countless coaching experience at various levels. Michael is a PE Teacher at St. Joseph School, and has a long tenure being a part of the BPRYCS department.