Wellness Solutions lists November classes

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LEWISTON — Central Maine Medical Center’s Wellness Solutions will offer the following programs beginning Nov. 1:

Belly Dancing: ­ Imari (aka Lisa Cummings) will lead the six-week series, suitable for all ages and body types. Wednesdays, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Cardio Sculpt and Sweat: ­ The ongoing series combines low-impact moves with weight training. The routine includes extensive floor work. Tuesdays, 5 to 6 p.m., with Ian Barclay.

Circuit Training: ­ The class incorporates personal training with weights, machines and cardiovascular exercise in a group setting, with trainer Sharon Bergeron guiding each step of the way. Mondays, 5:45 to 6:30 a.m.; Wednesdays, 7 to 7:45 a.m.

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Core and More: ­ Focus on abdominal work and body bar exercises that work the hips, thighs, chest and triceps. Mondays, 5:15 to 5:45 a.m.

Core and Sweat: ­ The ongoing series, lead by Ian Barclay and Lin Bourque, features weight training that targets major muscle groups while addressing hard to reach spots. The routine includes extensive floor work. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 to 9 a.m.

Fit-n-Fun: ­ The entertaining exercise class is designed for the over-55 crowd and focuses on helping participants improve aerobic capacity, strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., with Marcy Covey.

Flexible Body, Flexible Life: ­ Bette Swett-Thibeault will lead the six-week series designed as a moderate, safe approach to improve fitness using varying exercise modes. Participants should wear loose clothing and exercise shoes and bring a mat if they have one. Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m.

Functional Fitness: ­ Learn to increase both core and upper body strength and improve the stability of abdominal and low back muscles. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon to 12:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 to 10:45 a.m.

Happy Hearts: ­ A class designed for people with a cardiac event history who have completed a cardiac rehabilitation program and are looking for a maintenance program. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., with Sue Driscoll.

Hi-Lo Step Aerobics: ­ Sharon Bergeron will lead the cardiovascular conditioning class, which includes both on- and off-the-step work, followed by abdominal work and stretching. Tuesdays, 5:15 to 5:45 a.m.

Kickboxing: ­Sharon Bergeron will teach the proper technique of self-defense kicks, punches and blocks while defining muscles in the shoulders, arms, legs and hips. Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 a.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, 8 and 9:30 a.m.

Pilates Plus: ­ The ongoing class challenges the trouble areas: hips, thighs and triceps, as well as the abdominal and back core areas. Mats and light weights are provided. Mondays, 5 to 6 p.m; Thursdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Power Plus: ­ Weight training and simple cardio moves that incorporate every muscle group to elevate metabolism and burn fat. The ongoing class is led by Rick Jalbert. Mondays, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, 5 to 6 p.m.; Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 a.m.

Senior Tap: ­ The six-week tap dancing class is for seniors who danced as a child, or have never even worn tap shoes. Basic tap steps and combinations will be taught to some familiar tunes. Tap shoes are required. Thursdays, 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.

Step Aerobics: ­ The workout will alternate step with muscle work, led by Sue Driscoll. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Yoga: Certified yoga instructor Marcy Covey will lead the series. Participants will learn to center and balance themselves through poses, breathing exercises, meditation and relaxation. Tuesdays, 4:45 to 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Thursdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Participants may elect to take either one or two classes each week.

Zumba: ­ The Latin-inspired dance exercise program uses a variety of basic dance styles set to international music. The six-week program is led by Cynthia Nicholas. Mondays, 5 to 6 p.m.

All programs are offered in the CMMC Health and Wellness Center, 12 High Street Medical Office Building. Fees are assessed for participation in the programs and must be paid prior to beginning the program. Class registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Membership in the CMMC Wellness 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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