LEWISTON — HealthSteps, part of the prevention and wellness services offered through St. Mary’s Health System, has announced its summer core classes. A wide range of classes with the core membership fee are available, including:

Aquatic Fitness: While swimming skills are not needed, a comfort level in both deep and shallow water is important for the class. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m.

Core and Stretch: The abdominal and lower back workout will help increase flexibility and strength. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8 to 8:30 a.m.

Lap Swim: Participants can swim at their own pace in the 25-meter, eight-lane pool supervised by a certified lifeguard. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 6:05 to 7:30 a.m.

Tone-N-Tighten: The weighted workout focuses on strengthening the major muscle groups of the upper and lower body using resistance tubes, bands and weights. Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 to 7:45 a.m.

Step and Tone: The class will alternate between low-impact step aerobics and total body strengthening exercises for an all around workout. Fridays, from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m.

Time to Relax: Take time to really cool down and unwind with deep relaxation. Mondays and Wednesdays, from 7:45 to 8 a.m.; Fridays, from 8:15 to 8:30 a.m.

Walk/Jog: Participants can use the indoor track at their own pace. Includes a group warm up, strengthening, cool down and stretching. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 6:05 to 6:55 a.m.

Yogalates on the Ball: The class is a fusion of yoga and pilates on an exercise ball to increase flexibility, improve coordination and develop strength. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:15 to 8 a.m.

All core classes are held in the Bates College Merrill Gymnasium with the exception of Core and Stretch and Yogalates, which are both held at St. Mary’s, 99 Campus Ave., Lepage Large Conference Room. Classes run from July 6 to Aug. 27. The cost of a core membership, which includes unlimited access to all of the above classes, is $48.

For more information or to register, call HealthSteps at 777-8898 or visit www.stmarysmaine.com.


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