Virtually DiRECt brings the best of the Dublin Community Recreation Center direct to you! We want to help you stay fit and stay connected to the classes you love, and the instructors who will continue to motivate you now – and in the future.
We will provide you with good, quality content that you can use at your convenience combined with the opportunity to join live classes with your workout buds. We also have digital programming to help you and your family have fun and stay active.
Purchase a Virtual Fitness Pass to gain access to an unlimited number of virtual classes all month long.
Virtual Cooking Kitchen with Local Matters
Join us each month for an online cooking program hosted by Local Matters to develop your culinary skills from the comfort of your own home. Each month offers a new cooking topic, and includes a pre-recorded demonstration, nutritional learning, and hands-on component to guide you through the process of making the featured dish. Registered participants receive the grocery list of items needed for the dish, and an online link to view the demonstration prior to the program start date listed. The link will be available to the participant for six days (so it’s easy to participate when you have time!). Demonstrations may include alternate suggestions for those with food allergies.
Smarter Sweets | Friday, Dec. 11 (register by Dec. 1) | 6 – 8 p.m.
Personal Safety for Women
Learn how to protect yourself in this virtual 50 minute pre-recorded presentation offered by the Dublin Police Department that aims to introduce women 14* years of age and older to an array of subjects that concern personal safety. Once registered, participants are sent program details and the virtual connection instructions to participate.
*Participants under the age of 18 are strongly encouraged to view this presentation with a parent/guardian.
Personal Safety for Women | Nov. 13-20 (virtual link available for one week)
12 Virtual Days of Dublin Parks
We have hidden 12 City of Dublin candy canes in 12 Dublin Parks, can you find them all?
Rules to Participate
Include with your photo:
- Register for the 12 Virtual Days of Dublin Parks between Dec. 1–13. No fee to participate. Registration required for participation and tracking purposes. Participants receive email communications to guide them on their hunt!
- Visit our parks from Dec. 1 through 13, 2020.
- Find the City of Dublin candy cane in the park.
- Take a selfie with the candy cane.
- Submit your photo to email@example.com.
Full Name, Contact Phone Number, Date/Time/Park Location
Deadline to submit: Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Prizes awarded to the top three winners. Winners will be notified by Dec. 18.
Cookies in the Cloud: Virtual Cookie Exchange
It may not look or feel like the holiday season, but bakers can start planning now for this upcoming sweet program. Join us for a virtual cookie exchange for fun and safe social distancing!
Rules to Participate
Include with your submission:
- Register for Cookies in the Cloud by Dec. 10. No fee to participate. Registration required to receive virtual zoom link. Participants receive email communications with all the details.
- Select your favorite holiday cookie recipe to make.
- Take a photo of your final culinary creation.
- Submit your recipe & photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full Name, Contact Phone Number, Recipe Name, Ingredients/Directions
Deadline to submit recipe and photo is Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020.
Join us online (Zoom link sent to all participants) Thursday, December 17 rom 6-7 p.m.
Zoom Call & Craft
Let’s combat winter isolation together online! Register for one of our ‘Zoom Call & Craft’ programs today. Participants receive details on safely picking up your craft materials prior to the program date, then log on to the zoom meeting link (provided) on the specified day and time to create your craft with the group.
Faux Stained Glass Candle Holders | Wednesday, Dec. 9 | 11 a.m. – Noon
Mandala Sand Art Pictures | Tuesday, Dec. 29 | 11 a.m. – Noon
Three mindful walking activities to restore your sense of focus. Download the Guide
Bally Sports – Basketball Shooting Tips & Drills
Join Bally Sports instructor Aaron Bally as he talks through shooting tips for younger kids and demonstrates a simple shooting drill.
Hello From Your DCRC Program Instructors
Some of your favorite DCRC Adult program instructors dropped by to share a quick message for you!
How to Make ‘No-Knead’ Bread
Join our Ceramics Instructor Stacey Besst as he extends his hand building techniques to the kitchen and shares his no-knead bread recipe with you.
Mary Gordon – Connecting with Nature Part I
Join DCRC instructor Mary Gordon as she teaches you how to find your “sit spot” in the first part of our Connecting with Nature series.
Mary Gordon – Connecting with Nature Part II
Mary’s back to demonstrate how to quietly “fox walk” through one our City of Dublin Parks.
Mary Gordon – Connecting with Nature Part III
Learn how to listen and connect more with nature by using “deer ears.”
Mary Gordon – Connecting with Nature Part IV
What is owl vision? Push play and find out as Mary teaches you all about using “owl eyes” to see more in nature.
Family Fun Theater Games
Grab your family and check out these fun, creative theater games! ‘One Word Story’ will have you laughing out loud while ‘Greetings, Your Majesty’ will keep your family guessing!
'Frozen’ - Fudge Recipe
Join Preschool & Youth Program Specialist Tammy Abel with a quick and easy fudge recipe – Frozen style!
Healthy Mind & Body
Description: DCRC instructor Mary Curtis provides wellness tips to help make the most of your time at home.
At Home Nature Tips: Bird Nests
While we're staying at home, many of us are noticing wildlife in our backyards. Dublin's Nature Coordinator, Barbara Ray, answers questions about bird nests in this video.
Strength, Stretch, and Balance
Join DCRC instructor Sally Gill as she takes you through a non-impact workout that focuses on strength, balance, and flexibility. Great for beginners and seniors.
Enjoy a 7-minute yoga practice centered on a healthy mind-body connection. DCRC Yoga Instructor Claudia Hamman, RYT200, leads you through a series of standing poses to calm your mind and energize your body.
Strength of Core and Legs
Physical Therapist Stephanie Carter-Kelley guides you through a series of yoga strengthening exercises for your legs and core. Grab a chair and enjoy this 15-minute workout!
Sara Cannon Upper Body & Abs
Need a quick workout for everything above the waist? This combination of upper body and abdominal exercises has you covered in just 10 short minutes!
Sara Cannon Total Body Workout
8 minutes is all you need for a total body workout! Join Sara Cannon as she guides you through 8 different exercises for a quick calorie burn.
Sara Cannon Leg workout - 4
Sara is back to help tone and strengthen your legs with just four different exercises. All you need is a little floor space and a positive attitude!
Sara Cannon Leg workout - 5
Been sitting more than usual while stuck at home? Join Sara as she leads you through a quick workout that focuses on strengthening and toning your inner thighs and legs.
Sara Cannon – 7 minute Abs
Go above and beyond crunches and sit-ups to sculpt your core in this quick 7 minute abdominal workout with Sara!
Hikari’s HIIT workout 1
Push yourself with Hikari in this 6-minute High Intensity Interval Workout! Warm-up not included.
Hikari’s HIIT workout 2
Hikari is back with more High Intensity Interval Training! Six minutes of this fast-paced workout will jump-start your day. Warm-up not included.
Joyelle Fobbs Mat Pilates
Our days are stressful right now. Try these Pilates breathing and stretching exercises to help you focus and maintain a sense of calm throughout your day.
Sara Cannon 5 Exercises Workout
Connect with Sara for a workout that is sure to burn – no equipment needed!
Sara Cannon Tabata-Style Workout
Get your heart pumping with Sara in this Tabata-style workout! Workout includes a warm-up, so grab a mat and get started!
Courtney’s Pyramid Workout 1
Challenge yourself with this ladder-style pyramid workout that can be done at your own pace. Plyometric and body weight exercises combine to blast your heart rate and tone your entire body. Download Week 1 Guide
| Download Week 2 Guide
Senior Yoga with Pat Henderson
DCRC instructor Pat Henderson takes you through a gentle yoga sequence of movements to help you feel energized and refreshed. Take a 5-minute break to calm your mind and stretch your body – you’ll be glad you did!
Sara Cannon Ab Workout
Strengthen your core with this quick 5-minute workout. Just find some floor space, a little motivation and get started!
Sara Cannon Arm Toning
Grab a couple of water bottles or dumbbells and join Sara for an upper body workout that strengthens your arms, shoulders, and back.
Sara Cannon Arm Workout
No equipment needed for this quick 5 minute blast that will strengthen and tone your arms and upper body!
Sara Cannon Leg workout 1
Tune in as DCRC instructor Sara Cannon guides you through a short lower body workout targeting every muscle below your waist. Get on your feet and get moving – all you need is a little floor space!
Sara Cannon Leg workout 2
What could be better than squats and lunges to get you moving and strengthen your lower body? Join Sara for a quick workout that shapes and sculpts your legs, hips, and thighs.
Sara Cannon Leg workout 3
Ready for more leg exercises? DCRC instructor Sara Cannon leads you through a lower body workout that tones your hips, glutes, and inner thighs.
Strength & Cardio Workout
Do you have 15 minutes to spare today? Join Sara for a quick workout that includes intervals of cardio and strength exercises – no equipment needed!
Youth/Teen workout 1
Combine strength and cardiovascular exercises in a circuit format that includes intervals of work and rest. This is a great way for the young exerciser to work the body in a safe and controlled setting. Download Guide
Youth/Teen Workout 2
Lauren and Ryder are back to take your youth/teen through another circuit workout that alternates resistance and cardiovascular intervals for a total body workout! Download Guide
TNT Fitness Workout
Join our Dublin Community Recreation Center staff, Tyler and Travell (aka TNT) for some strength and agility exercises you can do to stay active at home!
TNT workout #2
Tune in as TNT take you through two circuits of cardio and resistance to help you stay healthy and active!
Yoga therapy for neck and shoulder pain
Do you find yourself sitting more while working from home? Are you sore from overdoing it with yard work? Take a 20-minute break and ease neck pain and shoulder tension with Physical Therapist Stephanie Kelley’s yoga session.
Mindful Movement on the Ball
In just 20 minutes, Physical Therapist, Stephanie Kelley gets your body warmed up and ready for the day ahead! Grab your stability ball and push play!