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Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Dave and Jody Crandell teach a variety of dance classes through West Linn Parks and Recreation.

For those of you seeking new and interesting ways to build more movement into your daily life, let West Linn Parks and Recreation provide the answers. Juggling the demands of a career and an active family may have stretched your personal time so thin you've watched your fitness pursuits fall to the wayside. Before you acquiesce to becoming the perpetual spectator, reclaim time for you by taking just one class this winter that combines fun and fitness.

West Linn Parks and Recreation Department offers opportunities for all ages to move more.

¦ A Guided Snowshoe Lesson and Day Tour is an out-of-the-ordinary way to meet new people and experience the beauty of Mt. Hood. Don't worry about lack of experience, after the lesson participants are split into a slower and faster paced groups. Guides will assure your safety and satisfaction. This trip is offered 8:25 a.m.-5:05 p.m. Jan. 25 Fee: In city $69/Out of city $74

¦ Lift your spirit as you practice a whole body integrated conditioning with new NIA instructor, Tony Buscemi. Class meets weekly, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Fridays, Jan. 9-Mar. 13, at the Sunset Fire Hall, 2215 Long St., West Linn.

¦ Fee: In city $90/Out of city $95 (Drop-in available $10 per class)

¦ Increase your flexibility, strengthen your core, abs, back and glutes with kettlebell. Classes are offered Wednesdays in the morning or early evening. For class details visit http://westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec.

If you and a partner want to have fun and be active together, Dave and Jody Crandell are ready to teach you the skills to take the dance floor in confidence. This will be the fastest hour of your week. The focus and fun make it easy to forget you are exercising. Their next beginning course will be the waltz offered 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 22-Feb. 12 at the West Linn Adult Community Center, 1180 Rosemont Road. Intermediate classes are held from 8:15-9:15 p.m. Call 503-637-6295 for more information.

If outdoor activity is more to your liking, you can work up a sweat in a hurry pulling ivy. Join others to help improve the health of the parks on the second and third Saturdays at Mary S. Young and Burnside/Maddax Woods Parks, respectively. For specific times and meeting information, visit http://westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec/volunteer.

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