LEWISTON – Central Maine Medical Center’s Health and Wellness Services is offering the following programs, which began Jan. 3:

Advanced Back Breakers Class: Review skills and increase core strength from gains made in the beginner class. Pilates- and yoga-style movements for greater strength. Exercises on the physio-ball. Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Bar, Balls and Bands: The workout incorporates the use of medicine/stability balls, dyna bands and barbell/dumbbells. It is a muscular strengthening class. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m.

Beginner Back Breakers Class: Learn to increase core strengths, prevent injury, improve the strength of abdominal and low back muscles, and trim a couple of inches from the midsection. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Cardio-Kickboxing: A fast-paced class based on traditional kicking and punching techniques choreographed into combinations that challenge and strengthen the entire body. Kickboxing bags spice up the workout. Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m.

Fit n’ Fun: An entertaining exercise class designed for the over 55 crowd. Improve aerobic capacity, strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Functional Pilates: The program teaches breathing, movement, balance, coordination, body positioning, strength and flexibility through traditional Pilates moves.

It also incorporates free weights, functional moves and band work for total body tone. Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 6:45 p.m.

People With Arthritis Can Exercise: The program is specifically designed for people with arthritis, myofascial pain, and fibromyalgia. Participants work in a low-key fashion to increase flexibility, range of motion and balance. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 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 from 8 to 9 a.m., 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 to 11 a.m.

Personal Training: Personal trainers can help anyone, regardless of physical condition or age. A qualified, properly trained personal trainer can help individuals safely start and maintain an effective exercise program, understand fitness goals and achieve them.

Personal trainers can be a great source of motivation and encouragement, as well as a resource for the latest objective health and fitness information.

Participants will learn to fit exercise into a busy schedule and make the most of their time in the gym.

Saturday Aerobics: A combination of step and a circuit based on the needs of the class. An aerobics class based on the area of the body you want to work for the day. Saturdays from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Step Aerobics: A heart-pumping, muscle-moving and grooving workout. Alternates step with muscle work using weights, tubing. An awesome cardio workout and head-to-toe body strengthener. Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Wellness for Life: The special exercise and wellness class is designed for people with cancer, whether in treatment or post-treatment.

A personal health counselor will instruct the class while participants work gently to increase range of motion, flexibility and energy levels. Sessions include 30 minutes of group exercise and 30 minutes of instruction in a variety of mind-body-spirit techniques, including nutrition, meditation and stress management.

Participants work together in a supportive, non-competitive group atmosphere. Spouses, caregivers and family members are also welcome to participate in the class.

Yoga: The program welcomes participants to the world of relaxation and rejuvenation through yoga. Classes focus on teaching centering and balancing through poses, breathing exercise, meditation and relaxation. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays from 6:45 to 8:15 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. Call 795-2473 to register or to obtain more information.


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