Adult Programs

Basic Dog Obedience Class

This six week class is designed to focus on building reliable basic obedience skills. Items covered will include leash manners, commands such as "Come", "Leave It", "Sit", "Down" and "Stay". No previous training is required.  Rabies certificate is required. First class includes the dog & handler. Only one dog per handler. Please bring water and a bowl, treats, waste bags to clean up after your dog, a non-slip mat, and a NON-RETRACTABLE leash is required.

Instructor:      Janet Schultz
Activity #:       140620-1
Dates:            July 11 – August 15 (6 weeks)    
Day:               Wednesdays
Time:             6 - 7 pm        
Fee:               $100 Res; $110 Non-Res
Location:        Fontaine Field

For any dog related questions contact Janet directly at 860-859-7548 or

Kayaking for Fun

Beginner kayakers experience the joy of being on the water while learning basic kayaking skills. Come explore the Shetucket, Thames and Yantic Rivers in Norwich. Kayak, life vest and paddle are provided if needed for an additional cost. 4 weeks.

Ages:          14 & up
Dates:         June 5 - June 26
Day:            Tuesdays
Time:           6:15pm – 8:00pm
Fee:            Res. $38/Non-Res. $48
                   Walk-in Res. $10; Non-Res. $12
Rental:        Res. $40/Non. Res $50
                   Per Class Rental: Res. $12/Non-Res. $14
Location:     Meet at McKeon Park on Occom Rd at the Kayak Launch

American Red Cross First Aid & CPR

If you need CPR training for a job or to satisfy an OSHA-mandated job requirement or you just want to know how to keep your loved ones safe, the American Red Cross has world-class courses to ensure that you get the latest information, and quality instruction. Class will cover Adult, Child CPR/AED and First Aid. Open to new and re-certification students.

Activity #:    451021-2
Ages:          14 & up
Dates:         May 29
Day:            Tuesday
Time:           3:00pm - 6:30pm
Fee:            Res. $60/Non-Res. $80
Location:     Norwich Recreation Dept- Rec. Hall

Yoga in the Park

Explore the benefits of Yoga. Wake up your body, sharpen your mind, and clarify your spirit. Improve your flexibility, find calmness, and build strength. Postures chosen for these classes are designed to help you to listen to your body and guide towards self-awareness and self-care.

Instructor:     Cheryl Hughes; Certified Yoga Therapist, RYT® 500, RPYT®, E-RYT® 200, YACEP®, AFAA Fitness Instructor
Activity #:     440824 - 1
Dates:          June 19 - August 9
Day:             Tuesdays OR Thursdays
Time:            6:00PM – 7:00PM
Fee:             $40 Res; $50 Non-Res (for one day a week)
                    $80 Res; $100 Non-Res (Both Tuesdays & Thursdays)
                    $8 Res; $10 Non-Res (Walk-in fees)
Location:      Norwich Recreation Department
                     75 Mohegan Rd. Norwich, CT

HIIT Training

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) provide participants a chance to build not only their cardiovascular conditioning, but muscular strength as well. The combination of cardio conditioning and improved muscle strength has shown to be the most effective way to maintain a healthy weight and overall health. Though many believe this style class is only for the highly conditioned individual, through simple modifications this class can be beneficial to the beginner as well. All levels welcome!
Instructor: Chris Collins; Certified Trainer and TRX Instructor

Activity #:     440823-2
Dates:         June 28 - Aug 2. (6 weeks)
Day:            Thursdays
Time:           4:45PM – 5:45PM
Fee:             $50 Res; $60 Non-Res
                    $10 Res; $12 Non-Res (Walk-in)
Location:     Fontaine Field
                    21 Mahan Dr. Norwich, CT


Zumba eliminates the "work" from "working out" by combining irresistible Latin & International music with dynamic yet simple exercise moves to create a fun, energetic fitness program. Zumba utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize calorie output, fat burning and total body toning
Instructor:Helky Kitners

Activity #:    15043-1
Dates:         June 5 – June 26 (4 weeks)
Day:            Tuesdays
Time:           4:45PM – 5:45PM
Fee:             $30 Res; $40 Non-Res
                    10 Res; $12 Non-Res (Walk-in)
Location:     Norwich Recreation Department

Summer Fun Runs

Join us on Thursday evenings for the 55th year of summer fun run. The 5k run is a timed event with age group categories. The runs are sponsored by the Norwich Recreation Department in cooperation with the Mohegan Striders.

Activity #:     150431-1
Ages:            6 to adult (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Time:            6:30 pm – 1 mile run
                     6:45 pm – ½ mile run
                     7:00 pm – 5k run
Dates:          July 5 – August 23
Day:             Thursdays
Fee:              Free
Location:      Mohegan Park Center