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Fitness activities, eating tips offered by OP Rec.

OCEAN PINES—The Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department is inviting the public to start the new year with fitness activities and healthy eating habits.
Beginning on Jan. 7, tennis consultant Frank Marshall will teach a six-week “Quick Start Tennis” program for 5-7 year olds. The sessions are designed to provide young participants with a fun introduction to tennis in a non-competitive environment.  Players will learn the basics using special age appropriate equipment on a smaller scale, according to the event’s organizers. 
The weekly tennis classes will be conducted on Tuesday nights from 6-6:45 p.m. The classes will be held at the Ocean Pines Community Center.  The cost is $45 for residents and $55 for non-residents.
For adults, the department will sponsor a seminar with instructions on ways to “Lose Fat, Improve Your Health,” on Jan. 20. The seminar will be conducted from 6:30-7:45 p.m.
During the interactive seminar, an instructor will provide guidance and tips on: how “healthy” foods make people fat, why grains and sugar are so addictive, and which foods help in the goal to achieve permanent weight loss.
“You will leave with strategies, ideas, and tips so you can turn your body into a fat burning machine,” according to the seminar’s organizers.
For additional information of the children’s tennis classes or the healthy eating seminar, contact Katie Goetzinger at 410-641-7052.
Future activities the department plans to sponsor include a day-long CPR marathon on Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and several bus trips. The bus trips include the:
Philadelphia Flower Show on March 6. The cost is $70;
Washington DC Cherry Blossom River Tour on April 3. The cost is $60;
Virginia International Tattoo on April 27. The cost is $85;
Million Dollar Quartet bus trip on April 27. The cost is $100.
For more information or to make a reservation, call Debbie Donahue at 410-641-7052, ext. 3030.