CMMC lists fitness center programs

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LEWISTON — Central Maine Medical Center’s Health and Fitness Center is offering the following group exercise programs during its January-February cycle:

Cardio Sculpting – This ongoing series combines low-impact moves with weight training targeting major muscle groups while addressing hard to reach spots. The routine includes extensive floor work. Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. with Ian Barclay.

Core andSweat – This ongoing series led by Ian Barclay features weight training targeting 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 – Learn to increase both core and upper body strength and improve the stability of abdominal and low back muscles. Participants 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.

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Group Pump –This 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. Class includes general supervision and individual cardiovascular and strength training. It incorporates group weight training and self-safety skills. Instructors are Sue Driscoll and Brandi Eastman. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

H.I.I.T. Training – Interval training is one of the best ways to maximize calorie burn. This class features three-minute intervals of high-intensity cardio exercise with 30-second rest periods. Tuesdays at 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.

PersonalFitness – 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 bodystrengthener. Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

T’N’T – “Tone n’ tighten” problem areas in this class with instructor Lin Bourque. Class will focus exclusively on the hips, thighs, gluteals, abdominals and waist. Theresults: 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 up to 500 calories per class while sculpting and toning the body. This six-week program is led by Cynthia Nicholas. Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m.

All programs are offered in the CMMC Health and Fitness Center, 12 High Street Medical Office Building. Fees are assessed for participation 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.

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