YMCA to have free Group Power sessions


AUBURN – The Auburn-Lewiston YMCA, in response to the success of their new and innovative program, Group Power, will offer two free workshops on Wednesday, May 3, open to members and non-members. The YMCA is the only facility in Maine and New Hampshire to offer the nationally certified program.

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

The workshops will focus on the proper technique of each Group Power exercise. The workshop is ideal for experienced Group Power exercisers, beginners and those who are curious about the new program.

“Group Power is quickly becoming the most popular exercise program we’ve had since step classes were first introduced,” said Tish Caldwell, YMCA wellness coordinator. “Group Power is a challenging yet achievable program that uses adjustable barbells, making it ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels.”

Participants must register by Tuesday, May 2, by stopping by the YMCA or calling them at 795-4095. The class times on May 3 are 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. and 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

“Group Power is for just about anybody, aiming to remove the barriers of age, gender and fitness,” said YMCA health and fitness director Doug McFarland. “Group power delivers whether you are an inactive person interested in getting fit or an athlete looking for a training edge.”

For more information on Group Power or any other YMCA programs, visit the Web site at www.alymca.com, stop by the facility at 62 Turner St., or call 795-4095.