The YWCA is offering five new classes this fall to spice up workouts.
“There is something for everyone at the YWCA,” Cole Lueders, health and wellness director, said. “From athletes to seniors and everyone in between, there’s a class that’s a perfect fit for everyone at the YWCA.”
The five new classes are in addition to the YWCA’s existing schedule of more than 50 different fitness classes meeting each week. All fitness classes are free with membership. New classes at the YWCA include:
• Indoor cycling
With several new class times added, indoor cycling is now offered eight different times per week at the YWCA. Class participants pedal along while increasing strength and endurance. Class instructors include Mary Rupp, Lueders, Kasey Jennings and Jen Foster. Due to a limited number of cycles, sign-up is required in order to guarantee a spot in the class.
• Kettle bell training
Kettle bell training offers a strength and cardio work out. Instructor Heather Carlson will teach basic kettle bell lifting techniques then progress to more advance moves as participants grow stronger. Due to a limited number of kettle bells, sign-up is required to guarantee a spot in the class. Kettle bell training meets at 6 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
• Mommy and Me
This class is for busy moms who want to fit in a full-body workout. Participants are encouraged to bring their child and stroller to workout with other moms. Mommy and Me is instructed by Jennings and meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Class meets outside when weather permits or in the YWCA gym.
• SilverSneakers, yoga stretch
Yoga stretch is a new class for seniors where participants move their whole bodies through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation promotes stress reduction and mental clarity for participants. Yoga stretch is instructed by YWCA Senior Services Coordinator Jeanne McKenzie and meets at 12:10 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.
Zumba meets three evenings per week at the YWCA. Class participants will dance their way to improved health through dance moves from around the world. Instructed by Shelley Adkins, Zumba meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 5:15 p.m. Wednesday.
For a listing of fitness classes and descriptions, visit the YWCA’s website at www.ywcaclinton.org.