March Group Ex Schedule

A Note on Our March Group Ex Schedule

Beginning this week, the Community Center will be installing new flooring in the Alexander Family Community Room and Theater.

All Group Ex classes and other programs will run as scheduled unless otherwise noted below. Members are encouraged to stop by the front desk during this time. Our staff will gladly point you to your class location. You can also refer to our online calendar for a schedule of Group Ex classes with adjusted meeting places for March 7-13. Members can still register for Group Ex classes, as normal, through Mindbody.

Affected Programs:

  • Round Robin Pickleball, 11am Friday, March 11 – CANCELED
  • Power Yoga, 7-8pm Tuesday, March 8 – CANCELED

We expect this project to take at least a week. We appreciate your patience during this time. The new flooring will be a significant improvement and enhance the overall experience here at the Center.

Trainer Spotlight

Kyle Pine

Kyle grew up in North Huntingdon, PA and attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown on a track scholarship. He competed in the 100 meter, 200 meter and the 4×100 meter relay race.

His certifications include specializations in weight loss, corrective exercise and nutrition. He has also held an NASM Personal Trainer Certification since 2016.

His primary goal when working with clients is to help them better their day-to-day life and achieve their goals. He also challenges his clients to set and reach new goals that they never thought possible.

Kyle’s training tip: “Don’t think that just because something is a trend, it will work for you.”

Contact Kyle ( or 412-828-8566) to schedule a session with him, or any of our other personal trainers. Click here to view our personal training packages.

What’s New at the Center

New Open Gym Times on Mondays for Toddler-age Children

The Community Center has added two open gym times for toddler-age children. On Mondays, parents can choose to play with their children in the gym, or opt for structured play activities led by Rosemary Ball.

Basketball hoops and soccer nets, along with a variety of toys, games and obstacles, will be setup for children to enjoy

See our March schedule below:

March 14, 21 & 28

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Open gym for toddler-age children and their parents to play
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Structured play activities for toddler-age children with Rosemary Ball

Fitness Center School Available March 26

Are you new to the Center and need an overview on our fitness equipment? Do you need help developing a workout? Our new Fitness Center School is here for YOU!

Join personal trainer Rachel Turnquist 10-11am Saturday, March 26 for a lesson on how to properly use equipment. Rachel will also introduce you to new and unique ways to structure your workouts to help you achieve your goals.

Register in Mindbody beginning two days in advance. Space is limited to four per session. All equipment is provided and the service is free to all members.

Makers’ League Workshops Return

Makers’ League Saturday workshops are back at the Lauri Ann West Community Center. Children ages 7-12 are invited to join instructor Wade Kramm to explore how everyday objects can be turned into extraordinary things! These hands-on workshops incorporate STEM concepts and develop children’s problem-solving skills.

Two new workshops are upcoming in March including Action Origami (March 19) and Rubber Band Power (March 26).

Each class meets from 11am-1pm. Cost is $25 members ($30 non-members). Click here for details and to register.

Community News

Breaking Barriers: 4 Generations of a Black Sharpsburg Family On Display at Sharpsburg Community Library

There’s still time to see the Sharpsburg Community Library’s first historical exhibit, Breaking Barriers: 4 Generations of a Black Sharpsburg Family.

Presented in conjunction with the Sharpsburg Historical Commission, the exhibit features photos and documents telling the story of Councilperson Kayla Portis and her family. Read more about the exhibit here.

Check it out anytime during library hours through Wednesday, March 16.

Fox Families Care Offering Scholarships for High School Seniors

Has your family been challenged by financial hardship? If so, Fox Families Care is here to help with scholarships available for Fox Chapel Area High School seniors pursuing higher education this fall.

Students should contact their guidance counselor for an application. Application deadline is April 7.

O’Hara Elementary PTO Holding Sarris Candies Fundraiser

Support the O’Hara Elementary PTO’s latest fundraiser and enjoy some delicious Sarris Candies.

Visit and enter group ID 10-3771 and your child’s name when ordering.

The O’Hara Elementary PTO is a non-profit group of parents, guardians, teachers and staff members who are dedicated to promoting the academic, social and physical well-being of their students.

Registration Open for Spin Your Wheels

Registration is now open for Spin Your Wheels 2022, a fitness-based fundraiser for Riding for the Handicapped of Western PA. This year’s event will take place 8am-5pm Saturday, April 23 at the scenic Allegheny RiverTrail Park in Aspinwall.

Created in 2015, Spin Your Wheels offers a variety of group exercise and cycling classes. The Lauri Ann West Community Center is proud to be part of the event with two classes led by our instructors. Cassie Conti will lead a Spin Class from 10:30-11:15am. Theresa Wright will lead Full Body Strength, also from 10:30-11:15am. Click here for the full schedule.

Food, refreshments, music, wellness services, entertainment and more are also part of the fun. Spin Your Wheels is a family-friendly event and welcomes individuals of all abilities to participate.

Register online today.

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