Spring Group Power classes to launch this week


AUBURN — The Auburn-Lewiston YMCA will launch the latest segment of its Group Power program on Wednesday, April 21, with two free classes open to members and nonmembers. The spring release will feature new music, new exercises and new programming as the YMCA continues to develop the first nationally-certified program in Maine and New Hampshire.

Group Power is a 60-minute strength training class that strengthens major muscles in a motivating group environment with great music and nationally-certified instructors. With simple movements such as squats, lunges, presses and curls, Group Power is for all fitness levels.

“This program has created an incredible amount of participation among our members with lots of positive feedback,” said YMCA Wellness Director Tish Caldwell.

“One of the great things about Group Power is that throughout the year we will be launching fresh and exciting new classes. This keeps all of our instructors and participants motivated and makes for an invigorating workout. Group Power is a challenging yet achievable program that is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels,” she said.

The two free classes will be held from 9 to 10:15 a.m. and from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21. The classes are open to the public and participants must register by April 21.

The YMCA offers 12 one-hour Group Power classes each week along with more than 30 other exercise classes.

To preregister or for more information on Group Power or any other YMCA programs, visit alymca.org, stop by the facility at 62 Turner St. or call 795-4095.