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CMMC late winter health programs
LEWISTON — Central Maine Medical Center’s Health and Fitness Center is offering the following group exercise programs beginning February 25:
Cardio Sculpt – This ongoing class features a mix of low-impact cardio moves and weight training to help you burn calories and increase muscle tone. Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. with Ian Barclay.
Core and Sweat – This ongoing series, led by Ian Barclay, features weight training that targets major muscle groups while addressing hard to reach spots. The routine includes extensive floor work. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 to 9 a.m.
Functional Fitness – Participants will increase both core and upper body strength and improve the stability of abdominal and low back muscles. They also will discover how to prevent injury due to improper body mechanics and repetitive motion. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 12:30 p.m.
Group Pump – This new class features resistance training set to music. Participants will burn calories and strengthen muscles. Thursdays at 6 a.m. with Sharon Bergeron.
Happy Hearts and Lungs – A class designed for people with a “cardiac event” history or pulmonary disease who have completed a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program and are looking for a maintenance program. The class includes general supervision and individual, independent cardiovascular and strength training. It also incorporates group weight training and self-safety skills. The instructors are Sue Driscoll and Brandi Eastman. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
H.I.I.T. Training – Interval training is one of the best ways to maximize your calorie burn. This class features three-minute intervals of high intensity cardio, separated by 30-second rest periods. Tuesdays from 6 to 6:45 a.m. with Sharon Bergeron.
Mom’s Power Hour – New and expecting moms can get and stay fit with this cardio, resistance and stretching routine. Designed especially for muscular conditioning and endurance in preparation for labor, delivery, and post-partum recovery. Instructor is Brandi Eastman. Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m.
Personal Fitness – Begins with a one-on-one evaluation and program development session with a personal health counselor, then progresses to a structured group exercise plan. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 and 9:30 a.m.
Pilates – This ongoing class challenges the trouble areas: hips, thighs, and triceps, as well as the abdominal and back “core” areas. Most exercises are performed on a mat. Mats and light weights are provided. Thursdays from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m., with Jen Swift.
Power Plus – Weight training and simple cardio moves that incorporate every muscle group to elevate metabolism and burn fat. The results are lean muscles, not bulk. Gentle cool down includes yoga stretch. This ongoing class is led by Rick Jalbert. Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m.
Step Aerobics – A heart-pumping, muscle-moving workout that alternates step with muscle work. Led by Sue Driscoll, this cardio workout is a head-to-toe body strengthener. Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
T’N’T – Come “tone N’ tighten” those problem areas in this new class with instructor Lin Bourque. Class will focus exclusively on the hips, thighs, gluteals, abdominals and waist. The results: a well-defined, shapely and toned lower body and midsection. Saturdays from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
Trimnastics - A low-impact, total-body circuit workout targeting all major muscle groups. Tone muscles and burn calories in this exciting class, led by instructor Lin Bourque. Saturdays from 8 to 9 a.m.
Yoga - Certified yoga instructor Marcy Covey leads this series of yoga classes. Participants will learn to center and balance themselves through poses, breathing exercises, meditation and relaxation. Tuesdays from 4:45 to 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m., and Thursdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Zumba – This Latin-inspired dance exercise program uses a variety of basic dance styles set to international music such as merengue, salsa and reggaeton. Using principles of aerobic-fitness interval training and resistance training, Zumba is great for burning calories (up to 500 per class) while sculpting and toning the body. This six-week program is led by Cynthia Nicholas. Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m. beginning February 25.
All programs are offered in the CMMC Health and Fitness Center, 12 High Street Medical Office Building, Lewiston. Fees are assessed for participation in these programs and must be paid prior to beginning the program. Class registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Membership in the CMMC Health and Fitness Center is open to the public.
Call 795-2473 to register or to obtain more information. Information is also available through the Events Calendar at www.cmmc.org.