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Get fit with one of these local classes

May 22nd, 2014 5:08 pm by Staff Report

Get fit with one of these local classes

Exercise classes

Fit Steps, an exercise club, is open from 5:15-6 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays at V.O. Dobbins Sr. Complex, 301 Louis St., Kingsport. $2 per visit. Every fifth visit free. Free youth open gym available during class. Call 224-2489 or email

DanceFit classes, for all ages and levels. To sign up, visit or call (423) 742-0747.

Fitness and self-defense, for teens and adults, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, East Tennessee School of Taekwondo/Karate. First class free. Four weeks for $50 (includes uniform). Call 288-4461.

Adult swim program, for those 19 and older, sponsored by Kingsport Piranhas, 7:15-8:15 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays; and 5:30-7 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, D-B Pool. $30 for lap swimming; $40 for coach-directed workouts plus $45 U.S. Masters Swimming registration fee. Private, semi-private or group instruction available for those wanting to learn to swim or improve swim skills. Call 967-4264 or e-mail

Taekwondo/karate classes, for teens and adults, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, East Tennessee School of Taekwondo/Karate, 1916 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport. First class free. Four-week introductory course, $50 (includes uniform). Call 288-4461 after 5 p.m.

Tai chi, weekly class, at Remax Results Learning Center, 1567 N. Eastman Road, Kingsport. $10 per class. Call 202-5306 or e-mail

Yoga, for beginners and advanced, 6:30 p.m., Mondays at Remax, Eastman Road. Led by Darlene Taylor. Call (423) 384-6440.

Yoga, for beginners and advanced, 5:30 p.m., Thursdays at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church. Led by Darlene Taylor. Call (423) 384-6440.

Zumba, tai chi, pilates, ballet and yoga, at Kingsport Ballet, 201 Cherokee St., Kingsport. Tai chi, 9-10 a.m., Saturdays; pilates, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays; yoga, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., and 5-6 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Fridays; adult ballet, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays; Zumba, 9-10 a.m., Tuesdays and Fridays, and 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Unlimited classes, $30 a month. 378-3967 or

Zumba, ladies only, 6 p.m., Mondays, Heritage Baptist Church, 1512 John Exum Parkway, Johnson City. $3 per class.

Domestic violence

Hope House of Scott County Inc. provides confidential weekly support groups for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Call (276) 431-7210.

SAFE House Domestic Violence Support Group meets weekly in Kingsport. Call 246-2273.

Sexual assault

Safe Haven Crisis and Recovery Center for Sexual Assault provides advocacy services in Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington counties. Services include medical and legal advocacy both during the immediate 72 hours following the crime and beyond. Free and confidential. Call the crisis line at 1-888-522-5244.

Support for parents

Faces of HOPE (Helping Other Parents Endure) Friends of the NICU, 6 p.m., third Thursday. Visit or e-mail Faces of Hope is affiliated with the March of Dimes.

Kingsport's Breastfeeding Support Group, 6:30 p.m. third Thursday, Breastfeeding Essentials, Kingsport. Free to pregnant and nursing mothers. Led by board-certified lactation consultant. Call 239-5885 or e-mail

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), 9-11 a.m., second Thursday, Indian Springs Baptist Church, 325 Hill Road, Kingsport. Childcare provided. Call 323-2187.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), 9-11 a.m., first Friday, Southview Community Church of the Nazarene, 1235 Moreland Drive, Kingsport. Childcare provided. Call 288-5832.

NETN Against Parental Alienation Group, for those going through a divorce or custody battle, now accepting participants for a support group in Tri-Cities. Call (423) 342-7877 or e-mail

Parents Who Care, 9 a.m., Mondays, Addington Hall, Duffield, Va. For parents of teens in Lee, Scott and Wise counties and the city of Norton. Call 1-888-443-1804.

Amistades, a tutoring site operated by Coalition For Kids to assist Hispanic families whose children need afterschool help in the Heritage Trailer Park Community, 3:30-5:15 p.m., weekdays, Cherokee United Methodist Church. Call 434-2031.

Weight loss

Community weight loss information and support group, Taking Pounds Off Sensibly (TOPS) Chapter 0520, 10 a.m., Saturdays, Bethel Presbyterian Church, 1593 Warpath Drive, Kingsport. Call (423) 406-1026, or e-mail

"Lost It 4Good," 6 p.m., third Tuesday, second-floor conference room, HMG Medical Plaza, 104 W. Stone Drive, Kingsport. Free. Call (423) 857-2790.

Greysheeters Anonymous, a 12-step program for men and women who have a desire to stop eating compulsively. For meeting time and place, call (423) 245-8626.

T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 58 Thursdays, Concordia Lutheran Church, 725 Truxton Drive, Kingsport. Weigh-in, 10 a.m.; meeting, 10:30 a.m. Call (423) 963-6101.

Health advocacy

Sullivan County Chapter of M.A.D.D., 7 p.m., first Thursday, 101 Indian Center Court. Call 246-1802.

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