LEWISTON – HealthSteps at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center has announced its winter specialty classes.

It offers a wide range of classes with the core membership fee and a variety of specialty classes, including:

Racquetball: Registration for specific time slots are available Monday through Friday on the hour for an hour, from 6 a.m. to noon. With core HealthSteps membership, cost is $13 for the winter session, which runs to April 13. Without core membership, cost is an hour once a wee, $5; an hour twice a week, $8.

Ballroom dancing: Learn how to glide across a dance floor with the waltz and swing. It is an introductory class for beginners or those who want to brush up on their skills. It will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26; instructor, Diane Williams; cost, $50 a couple; d’Youville Pavilion dining room, St. Marguerite d’Youville Pavilion.

Ashtanga yoga: The beginner class is an athletic vinyasa format (meaning poses and breath energetically flow together into the next sequence of movements). Each student will gain body strength, increased flexibility and peace and clarity of mind. Wear loose clothing. Avoid eating one or two hours before class and bring a yoga mat and water bottle. It will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, session two, Feb. 21 to March 21; session three, April 4 to May 16; instructor, Heidi Audet; cost, $40 a session; Lepage Large Conference Room, 99 Campus Ave.

Tobacco cessation counseling, individual session: The session will help participants gain an understanding of the quitting process. Included is a packet of materials to help individuals quit on their own.

Multi-session: With a smoking cessation coach, set a quit date and work through the quitting process. It is by appointment only. A single session costs $30; multi-session, $60.

Call HealthSteps to register at 777-8898 or visit www.stmarysmaine.com.


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