Monday, October 30th and continuing through Sunday, November
19th...Civic Center Expresso riders that ride 75 or more total miles
will have their name entered in a drawing to win $50 in 'Wahoo
Bucks'...just in time for your Thanksgiving feast! "Gobble and
Wobble" to win cold, hard cash! All riders must be registered
with a 'My Expresso' account to participate. Click here to view and join the challenge.
Sponsored by WP&R and April Kassebaum, Optimum Fitness
April is available for fitness consultations at the Civic Center on
Tuesdays and Thursdays. Find her on Facebook or text April at (402) 610-3091.
Join the movement and WALK for the HEALTH of it!
Walking is an inexpensive way to increase your physical activity level and improve your overall health.
"Step It Up" is an 8-week, FREE walking program starting at the
Civic Center on October 19th. Participants who complete the
program will be eligible to win a FitBit or a Civic Center punch card!
Pre-registration is required. Click here for more details.
Sponsored by WP&R and Three Rivers Health Department
Celebrate Good Times!...C'mon!
Celebrate with us! We can help make your next group party memorable!
Click here for more information or contact Chris at 443-4174 to find out more about our Group Party Packages.
EMERALD ASH BORER IS HERE - WHAT NOW?
With confirmation last year by the State of Nebraska Department of Agriculture of
the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer in Nebraska (Omaha and Greenwood)...Wahoo property owners are
strongly encouraged to become well-informed about this invasive pest
and the tremendous impact it is expected to have on the City of Wahoo's
A survey of Wahoo's 'public' trees
which includes trees on public property and in the street right-of-way,
indicates that ash species comprise the largest single species of trees
on public space in our community...nearly 325 trees! Keep in mind, this
does not include the dozens of ash trees on private property. Clearly, EAB will
have a tremendous impact on Wahoo and our tree canopy. Now is the
time to learn as much as possible about EAB and it's impact so
that you can make appropriate decisions regarding your ash trees.
down to the bottom of this page to find pertinent EAB information and
links as well information about the Wahoo Community Forestry program.
Please take the time to review and become an informed property
"Fit Bits"...by April Kassebaum, Certified Personal Trainer
A periodic feature offering timely fitness advice relevant to your Civic Center workout experience.
Civic Center has two 'battle ropes' in the Fitness Room available for
patrons to shake up their fitness routine. Battle rope training
is just one of many forms of H.I.I.T. training that is popular today.
H.I.I.T. stands for High Intensity Interval Training.
What is H.I.I.T.?
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is an advanced form of interval
training and an exercise strategy alternating periods of short, intense
anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods. In plain
English, that basically means you’ll be working as hard as humanly
possible for a short amount of time, resting, then working hard again.
An entire HIIT session usually only lasts for about 10 to 20
Be stronger than your excuses!
|Which Battle Rope should I use?|
Civic Center has two sizes of battle ropes in the fitness room.
'left rope' is 30' in length, weighs approximately 16 lbs. and is
intended for those who are 4'11" to
5'8" in height. The 'right rope' is 50' in length, weighs
approximately 28 lbs. and should be used by those at least 5' 8" in
height or taller.
How do I use the Battle Ropes Correctly?
execution of battle ropes movement will light your core on
fire!...including your waist, arms, entire back, hips, and thighs!
need a strong back and knees to start. Proper stance is crucial
(see left). Lean back and stay up straight and move the core 40
every second of the workout.
What Does a Battle Rope Workout Look Like?
A sample workout set using the ropes might look like the following:
1 minute exercise at 70%-110% heart rate, followed by...
3 minute rest with heart rate at 30%-70% and then repeat the exercise
Continue this for a maximum of 12 minutes. Can be done 2-6x/week.
And don't forget to properly warm up before doing a rope workout!
Note: The poster in the fitness room has examples of specific exercises and movements you can perform using the ropes.
Kassebaum is available for fitness consultations at the Civic Center on
Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Find her on Facebook or text April at (402) 610-3091.
WE ARE SOCIAL!We are making it easier than ever to stay in touch with Wahoo Parks and Recreation!
Use the social media 'tools' below to find us...
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would encourage you to call ahead and make an appointment.
Wahoo Community Forestry Information
Wahoo Community Forestry Ordinance - A Property Owner's Guide
Application for Tree Planting Permit
Street Tree List
ReTree Nebraska's 17 for 2017
Tree Selection and Planting - Best Practices
Recognizing Tree Hazards - Part 1
Recognizing Tree Hazards - Part 2
Wahoo Parks and Recreation Department is charged with providing quality
parks and recreation facilities, programs, and services to enhance the
overall quality of life for the Wahoo community. In achieving our
mission, we are dedicated to managing and developing parks and
recreation facilities which are responsive to varied and changing
citizen needs. We strive to provide attractive, modern, and well
maintained facilities and green spaces which serve as a source of
community pride. We are committed to providing and promoting a
creative and balanced schedule of recreation activities and events and
work in close cooperation with various civic groups and organizations
in facilitating a wide array of leisure opportunities.
information contained on this website offers an overview of what we are
all about…our facilities, programs, and membership services. We
invite you to take advantage of the variety of opportunities offered by
Wahoo Parks and Recreation
310 N. Linden St.
Wahoo, Nebraska 68066
Fax: (402) 443-4179