Friday, May 26, 2017

Pearce Swim Club

Pearce Swim Club will be offered during the summer months to help swimmers ages 5 and older develop and improve competitive swimming abilities including a variety of strokes, strength, and speed. Participants must be able to swim the length of the pool unassisted.

The Club will meet each Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. June 5 through August 2.  The cost is $45 for Foundation members; $60 members; and $75 non-members. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Kids Fitness Program Registration Now Open

Pearce will offer four different fitness classes for kids as part of their six-week Kids Fitness Program.

The classes are designed for boys and girls ages 6 to 12 and will be held on the stage from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. with a 15 child maximum enrollment.

Kids Cardio with Karen will begin on Monday, June 5 and features high energy aerobic exercise designed to get the heart pumping. Tumbling with Priscilla begins on Tuesday, June 6 and includes cartwheels, head and hand stands, bridges, round offs, front and back walk overs. On Wednesday, June 7, Kids Strong with Rob will begin. This class allows kids to safely participate in cross-training. Finally, Yoga with Ruth will meet on Thursdays beginning June 8. The class includes flexibility and balance, essential to overall health and physical fitness.

Pearce Foundation members pay only $18.75 per class; Pearce members $25; and non-members $31.25.

Exergame Room Summer Hours

From May 30 to August 10, the Exergame Room will be open from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. Exergaming is a combination of video games and physical movement that will challenge your body and improve hand-eye coordination. Exergaming lets kids be physically active while playing video games like Dance Dance Revolution, Wii Fit, and Exer-cycle.

The Exergame Room is open to children ages 7 to 15 and admission is free to members.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Summer Running Club

Pearce Community Center Running Club will kick off its 10-week summer session on Tuesday, June 13 at 5:30 p.m. The Club is open to all ages and skill levels; however, children under the age of 10 must run with an adult. Weekly runs are led by Illinois Valley Striders from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The club runs on the track at Chillicothe Elementary Center in Chillicothe. In inclement weather, the Club runs on Pearce’s indoor track. 

Pearce Foundation members pay only $60 for club membership; Pearce members $80; non-members $100.

Life Line Screening at Pearce

Life Line Screening will offer health screens at Pearce Community Center on Tuesday, June 20, from 8:30 to 5:30 p.m. to adults 18 and older.

The screening includes carotid artery/plaque screening, heart rhythm screening (atrial fibrillation), abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, peripheral arterial disease screening, and osteoporosis risk assessment. The cost of these five tests is $139.

Register by calling 1-866-229-0469, texting the word circle to 797979, or go online at

Tennis Lessons Registration Now Open

In conjunction with the Chillicothe Park District, Pearce will offer tennis lessons for children ages 6 to 13 years.

The lessons will develop movement, balance, coordination and motor skills for proper serving motion and good positioning and balance for each shot. They will be offered at Shore Acres tennis courts. Students must bring their own tennis racket and water. The four-week session will meet each Tuesday and Thursday June 13 through July 11 with no class on July 4.

Children six to nine years of age will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Ages 10 to 13 will meet from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on the tennis courts at Shore Acres Park.

Pearce Foundation members pay $33.75; Pearce members $45; and non-members $56.25.