Classes

Winter Classes at a glance!   Review sign-up information under each class description and the calendar for dates.


                                                      *Active Senior Fitness --includes floor exercises/stretching (Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00-9:45 am) -- $5 per class.

                                                      *Senior Strength & Balance Class --standing & sitting (Monday & Wednesdays 1:00-1:45 pm) -- $3 per class.

                                                      *Yoga with Melody in March, Nancy returns in April (Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00-10:00 am) Drop-in $5 per class

                                                      *Step Aerobics (Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:15-6:15 pm) Punch Cards: $80 for 8 punches -- sign up at fitness center.  

                                                      *Yoga with Melody (Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:15-7:00 pm) Punch Cards: $80 for 8 punches -- sign up at fitness center.

                                                      *Weight Watchers (Every Wednesday 5:45-6:45 pm) -- Weigh-in starts 5:45 & Meeting starts at 6:15 pm (25-30 min.)

                                                     

WHAT IS YOUR GOAL FOR 2019?                                                     


Come and join us!  We have a variety of group and individual fitness classes for all ages that assist in building physical strength and endurance along with flexibility, balance and coordination.  You will be amazed at the things you will be able to accomplish during these classes and have a great time doing it,

. . . if you commit to becoming a better you!


Group  Strength Training Classes

Group Fitness Strength Training Classes
 
Total Body Workout Class is designed to boost your metabolism to burn body fat and lose weight while sculpting strong toned muscle.  This workout combines strength training with free weights (that target all the major muscles) to increase strength, overall body muscle toning, abdominal and core muscle strengthening along with short circuits of cardio workouts ...all in one single workout.  This class builds physical strength, endurance, toning, and flexibility while having fun and meeting new friends!  Cost: $80/month.  Class meets twice a week Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00-4:45 pm --Call the instructor to sign up.  Instructor: Sandy Tammel 507-272-3731

Beginner Step Aerobics (60-min.) Stepping up, over and around an adjustable step to the beat of high-energy music gives you an excellent total-body workout good for burning fat, building muscle and improving your fitness. This class consists of a warm-up, aerobics on the step, body sculpting, abdominal work and a cool down.  No prior experience needed as this is an introduction to step aerobics. All fitness levels are welcome. All the moves can be modified.  Cost: Purchase a punch card from Melody before class -- $80 for 8 punches -- punch card can be used for any of Melody's Tuesday/Thursday evening classes, Beginner Step Aerobics or Yoga class. Step Aerobic Class meets twice a week Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm --Sign up sheet is in the Lobby Area under Classes.  Instructor: Melody Swofford 608-518-2017

  

Vinyasa Yoga (45-min.) Beginning Vinyasa Yoga focuses on synchronized breath with movement and is a rapid flow through sun salutations. This type of yoga is characterized by stringing postures together so that we seamlessly move from one to another using breath.  The benefits of Vinyasa yoga incorporates relaxation techniques that can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis and headaches. It increases blood flow, improves flexibility and builds muscle strength. This class is for all fitness levels of all ages. You will need to bring a yoga mat, a yoga block and water.  Cost: Purchase a punch card from Melody before class -- $80 for 8 punches -- punch card can be used for any of Melody's Tuesday/Thursday evening classes Beginner Step Aerobics or Yoga class. Yoga classes are held twice a week Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-7:15 pm -- Sign up sheet is in the Lobby Area under Classes.  Instructor: Melody Swofford 608-518-217


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SENIOR CLASSES: 

Active Senior Fitness Class (Mondays & Wednesdays 9:00-9:45 am) for our more active Senior Men and Women who want to improve their health by taking charge and 'Get Moving'!  This class includes a variety of exercises using hand weights to increase strength, overall body muscle toning and endurance; some cardio workouts for a healthy heart and strong lungs; and floor exercises at the end of each class with plenty of stretching to increase flexibility!  This class is for any fitness level and is a great starter class to get yourself motivated into exercising!  Cost: $5.00. Call or text the instructor if you are interested in joining the class.  Instructor: Sandy Tammel 507-272-3731


Senior Strength & Balance Class (Mondays & Wednesdays 1:00-1:45 pm).  This is an easy class for beginners who have not exercised in awhile and need to start exercising again.  We use light hand weights, stretch bands and hand balls to increase strength and balance.  All exercises are done standing or sitting (NO floor exercises). Call or text the instructor if you are interested in joining the class or have any questions. Instructor: Sandy 507-272-3731 

 

~Sandy Tammel also teaches Senior Strength & Balance Classes throughout the year on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at Harmony Community Center 8:15-9:00 am, Spring Valley Community Center 10:00-10:45 am, and Christ Lutheran Church in Preston 11:30-12:15 pm.  Please contact Sandy for scheduled times at 507-272-3731 if you are interested in attending.



~Senior fitness class helps strengthen all major muscles and reduce the likelihood of falling.  Research has shown that people who attend these fitness classes on a regular basis increase their balance significantly and are half as likely to fall or less fearful of falling. 

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Individual   Personal Strength Training &   Nutrition

Individual Personal Strength Training & Nutrition:

You don't need to be a top fit athlete to have a personal trainer.  Sandy is a certified fitness trainer and instructor for individuals seeking personal training needs to help meet their individual health and fitness goals.  This program is for any age and any fitness level whether it is to reach an athletic goal or just to feel better about yourself and do the things you want to do in your life time.


If you would like some help reaching your fitness goals to live a long and Healthy Lifestyle, please inquire about the many classes or individual training sessions Sandy has to offer to help reach your fitness goals!  Instructor: Sandy Tammel, International Sports Science Association (ISSA) Certified Personal Fitness Trainer  507-272-3731

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Creative Dance Class for Kids

Students will experience the joy of dance through use of dance props like ribbons, elastic, and percussion instruments, as well as a variety of music. They will learn about the technique of dance: strength, stretch, balance, and the coordination of specific step patterns. Students will explore creating their own dances and performing them in class. The 4th - 6th grade class will also be introduced to several styles of contemporary dance. There will be two age groups: K-3rd Grade at 3:30-4:15 pm; 4th-6th Grade at 4:30-5:15 pm.  Cost:  $80 for 8 weekly classes (no extra fees for costumes or recital).  Please sign up by contacting the instructor Jane Peck by email: revels@janepeck.com   




 Shake  Your Soul   Dance Class -- for any age and all fitness levels !

The Shake Your Soul class is a unique and invigorating approach to body-spirit fitness. It starts with a gentle warm up to loosen up the joints and then the tempo increases and the participants move with more rhythm and power. The class alternates between directed and spontaneous movement. You will experience your own movement pattern, but also the joy of dancing with others.  You do not need any training in dance to participate.  It is appropriate for all fitness levels, as you decide how vigorous or gentle you choose to move.  It is a fun way to improve your cardiovascular fitness, relieve stress and tension, and to increase your joy!   ~Just what the doctor orders, fun exercise!

Celebrate your love of music and movement and try a class!  Cost:  $5.00 per class (Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 pm).  Instructor:  Steph Jakim -- please register by email: mcjakim@acegroup.cc  




  Yoga with   Nancy

Yoga is an ancient system for developing health and a wonderful exercise for the mind and body. There are active poses that emphasize the balance of strength and flexibility while maintaining alignment.  Restorative poses create energy and encourage relaxation.

You do not have to be in shapeŁ, young, or flexible to join a Yoga class. The Yoga poses are a unique form of exercise in that the same pose can benefit all body types. Yoga builds strength, flexibility and balance. Yoga gives you the ability to concentrate and focus on just what you are doing at any given moment. There is no competition. Each person is working to be the best they can be both physically and mentally with control and awareness. Yoga is a lifelong exercising program for health and happiness. Cost:  $5.00 per class (Tuesday & Thursday mornings 9:00-10:00).  Instructor: Nancy Martinson 507-467-3308.  Melody Swofford (606-518-2017) will teach Nancy's morning class for the month of March until Nancy returns in April.

Also see Melody Swofford's above class description for Beginner Vinyasa Yoga class on Tuesday & Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm

 If you have any questions or want to register for a class, please contact the individual instructor.  Thank you!