Downtown Bellevue Main Club

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Join Bellevue Parks & Community Services at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue - Downtown Main Club location, 209 100th Ave. NE, conveniently located across the street from the west side of Downtown Park.

New sessions of adult fitness classes start the week of Nov 4 - sign up now!  See below for classes and links to registration.  

Bellevue Main Club Program Flyer - Winter-Spring 2020

Register online or call Northwest Arts Center to register - 425-452-4106.

These classes are perfect for anyone looking for an easy, fun, and effective full body workout.  Move to a medley of dance styles, including merengue, cha-cha, cumbia, belly dance, tango, salsa, and old-school rock and roll.  Show up and dance; leave refreshed and renewed.  Seated options are always available. 

Tuesday classes: 

  • Dates:  Sept 17 to Oct 29 (seven weeks) 
  • Dates:  Nov 5 to Dec 17 (six weeks, no class 11/26)

Beginner Pilates is a safe, sensible exercise system of mind-body exercise using a floor mat to build strength without excess bulk, capable of creating a sleek toned body with slender thighs and a flat abdomen.  No matter what your age or condition, Pilates will work for you.  It teaches body awareness, good posture, and easy, graceful movement.  Pilates also improves flexibility, agility, and economy of motion to alleviate lower back pain.   

Tuesday evening classes: 

Thursday classes: 

  • Dates:  Sept 19 to Oct 31 (seven weeks) 
  • Dates:  Nov 7 to Dec 19 (five weeks, no class on 11/21 or 11/28) 

These classes offer guided movement based on Chi Kung and soft-style martial arts.  Flowing movements encourage proper posture for effective stretching, combined with easy strengthening exercise.  Feel an immediate sense of refreshed focus and relaxation.  Tai Chi Short Form (Mindful Movement Advanced) class following the Wednesday class from 11:10 to 11:40 a.m.  Instructor permission is required to register for the Advanced class. 

Tuesday evening classes: 

  • Dates:  Sept 24 to Oct 29 (six weeks) 
  • Dates:  Nov 5 to Dec 17 (six weeks, no class 11/26) 

Wednesday classes: 

Tai Chi Form Intermediate/Advanced - Mindful Movement 
This class is by instructor permission only and follows the Mindful Movement Tai Chi Exercise Class held on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The class focuses on smooth movement, balance, breathing, and proper stances as you learn and do the Yang Family Style Short Form, Chi Kung forms, and meditation techniques.  Please call/text the instructor, Sabrina Mix, at 206-498-5801 for more information. 

Wednesday classes: 

  • Dates:  Sept 18 to Oct 30 (seven weeks) 
  • Dates:  Nov 6 to Dec 18 (six weeks, no class 11/27) 

Increase your strength and flexibility through this gentle Hatha Yoga class. During this class you will practice balancing poses, deep stretching, and gain a calm mind and body through breath work. This class uses props such as blocks and straps to work on proper alignment and to help make poses accessible to all levels of experience. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water.

Tuesday Classes:

Thursday Classes:

 

Work on toning, balance, stretching and strengthening with the use of light weights and tubing to work upper and lower body. Techniques focus on agility, balance and coordination to create a workout that is fun, safe, effective and uplifting. These are great programs for all ages and abilities. Please note that these classes are now held at Northwest Arts Center - 9825 NE 24th Street (one mile north of Bellevue Main Club). 

Tuesday classes:

  • Dates:  Sept 17 to Oct 29 (seven weeks) 
    • Fees: $56/resident and $67/non-resident
    • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 
  • Dates:  Nov 5 to Dec 17 (four weeks, no class on 11/19, 11/26, or 12/3) 

Thursday classes:

Ballet Fitness - City Opera Ballet 
These classes offer basic ballet barre for all levels.  Classes include stretching routines, center work, jumps and across-the-floor combinations, also providing exercise for the brain.  Students gain flexibility, coordination and memorization skills that enhance everyday life.  Ballet Bellevue instructor.  

Monday classes: 

  • Dates:  Sept 23 to Oct 28 (six weeks) 
  • Dates:  Nov 4 to Dec 16 (six weeks, no class 11/11) 

Wednesday classes: 

Ballet Parent & Child - City Opera Ballet (ages 2 to 3-1/2 with parent)
Class opens with Anne Green Gilbert's "Brain Dance" exercise accompanied by the singing of nursery rhymes and followed by the practicing of basic ballet steps.  Includes French for little dances.  Wear ballet attire or clothing that allows for fluid movement and ballet technique shoes.  

Wednesday classes: 

 

Stroller Strides® is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Each 60-minute workout includes strength training, cardio, and core restoration; all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun! All fitness levels are welcome. Payment options include a monthly unlimited pass, flexible punch card, or pay-by-the-class option. Your first class is always FREE.  Classes are held inside the gym at the Downtown Bellevue Main Club from October to April. 

  • More information and to register, visit web site or call 206-683-1495
  • Ongoing class, join anytime
  • Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays
  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Join us for Drop-In Basketball at the Downtown Main Club: 

  • One full-size court, 20 people maximum, players rotate to play. 
  • Check-in 15 minutes prior to start time.  
  • Maximum of 20 players.

Tuesday evenings: 

  • Ages:  18+ 
  • Dates:  Sept 24 to Dec 17 (closed 11/26) 
Wisdom Cafés - Themed Conversations 
Connect, Converse, and Reflect! 

Come share your wisdom!  These cafés provide an opportunity to converse and connect with others in discussion of universal topics such as gratitude, legacy, happiness, and what gives life meaning.  Come for one session or more in a facilitated small group conversation.  Connect with others, build community, and share wisdom.  Coffee, tea, and treats will be provided!  

Cafés are offered by the Northwest Center for Creative Aging, the King County Library System, and Bellevue Parks & Community Services.  

Call Bellevue Parks Northwest Arts Center at 425-452-4106 to register.  Or, register online at https://register.bellevuewa.gov 

Join us at these free cafés on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

  • Sept 26 - Rise and Shine - Looking forward to each day relates to living fully.  What gets you up every day?  What would get you up with enthusiasm and a sense of purpose?  We'll discuss how to infuse our days with the elements that rouse us. 
     
  • Oct 10 - Aging Creatively, Living Life with Intention and Discovery - Being intentional and awake are choices we can make at any age.  Being older often gives us time to explore and discover what matters most to us.  
     
  • Oct 24 - The Artist Within - We are all born with the capacity to engage with the world creatively.  Yet, most people don't think of themselves as "artists."  How does your inner artist show up?  You might be surprised by what you discover. 
     
  • Nov 7 - The Gifts of Memory - "Your presence is your gift" speaks to the intangibles we each bring to our lives.  What are your gifts of presence?  What holiday traditions are most important to you?  We'll share stories about how to bring ourselves and those close to us more fully to this season of celebration. 
     
  • Nov 21 - Gratitude - More than Counting Blessings - All of the world's spiritual traditions emphasize gratitude as a central practice.  How does gratitude manifest in your life? 
     
  • Dec 5 - Staying Connected - Strategy for a Full Life - As we age, our relationships and responsibilities change.  How do we stay connected with our children, our communities, and the environment?  What does it mean to stay connected with our minds, our bodies, and our spiritual lives?  We all have wisdom we can share about this important topic. 

 

Call 425-452-4106 (Northwest Arts Center) before travelling to Bellevue Main Club to ensure the facility is open.

In the event of inclement weather, the Parks & Community Services Department will make every effort to communicate the status of facilities and programs, special events and rentals. Administration will decide whether to cancel a program or close a facility based upon the safety of participants and employees and the ability to appropriately staff programs and facilities.

As a general rule, if the Bellevue School District is closed due to a weather event, Parks & Community Services Department classes and programs will be cancelled for the entire day. If the Bellevue School District is on a delayed schedule, call the facility for an updated status report. Select facilities may be open for drop-in activities at a modified level. If you are unable to reach the facility, call the Parks & Community Services Department's general information number at 425-452-6885. Inclement weather can affect park use and trail conditions. Please use caution when visiting park sites during poor weather, as trails and other park facilities may become wet and slippery. Park trails may be closed.

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