LEWISTON — Central Maine Medical Center’s Wellness Solutions will offer the following programs beginning Monday, July 26:

Belly dancing: ­ Imari, aka Lisa Cummings, will lead the six-week series presenting belly dancing as a therapeutic, energetic and beautiful cardiovascular exercise suitable for all ages and body types. Wednesdays, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Cardio Funk: ­ The ongoing class features a combination of cardiovascular exercise mixed with some of today’s latest dance moves. Instructor is Glenn Atkins. Wednesdays, 5 to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Cardio Sculpt and Sweat: ­ The ongoing series combines low-impact moves with weight training, targeting major muscle groups while addressing hard to reach spots. 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 cardio in a group setting. Circuit rotation focuses on a different muscle group for one minute at each of 10 stations, 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.

Core and More: ­ Heather Small will lead the class, which focuses 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.

Couch to 5K/10K: ­ Get ready for the Dempsey Challenge with a safe, fun training program led by Jodi Cornelio. Class will be held rain or shine. Sign up for either a six-week or 10-week program. Both series begin July 29. Thursdays, 5:15 to 6:15 p.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. Marcy Covey will instruct. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Functional Fitness: ­ Learn to increase both core and upper body strength and improve the stability of abdominal and low back muscles. Participants will discover how to prevent injury due to improper body mechanics and repetitive motion. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon to 12:30 p.m.

Happy Hearts: ­ A class designed for people with a “cardiac event” ­ who have completed a cardiac rehabilitation program and are looking for a maintenance program. The class includes general supervision and individual, independent cardiovascular and strength training. It also incorporates group weight training and self-safety skills. The instructor is Sue Driscoll. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8, 9, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Hi-Lo Step Aerobics: Tina Sirois will lead the cardiovascular conditioning class, which includes both on- and off-the-step work, followed by abdominal work and stretching. Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 a.m.

Kickboxing: ­ An intense interval workout and a major calorie burner. Instructor Sharon Bergeron will teach the proper technique of self defense kicks, punches and blocks while defining the muscles in the shoulders, arms legs and hips. Fridays, 5:50 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, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m.

Pilates Plus: ­ The ongoing class challenges the trouble areas: hips, thighs and triceps, as well as the abdominal and back core areas. Most exercises are performed on a mat. Mats and light weights are provided. Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 to 5 p.m.

Power Plus: ­ Weight training and simple cardio moves that incorporate every muscle group to elevate metabolism and burn fat. The results are lean muscles, not bulk. Gentle cool down includes yoga stretch. The ongoing class is led by Rick Jalbert. Mondays, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.; Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 a.m.

Power Step: ­ Sharon Bergeron leads the ongoing class which offers simple choreography with intervals that vary in intensity, such as plyometrics. Isolation moves will tone and shape while keeping heart rate elevated. Intense workout, but anyone can follow the basic moves. Thursdays, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Step Aerobics: ­ A heart-pumping, muscle-moving workout that alternates step with muscle work. Led by Sue Driscoll, the cardio workout is a head-to-toe body strengthener. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Wake Up and Weights: ­ The cardiovascular workout will incorporate weights. Instructed by Glenn Atkins. Fridays, 5:30 to 6:30 a.m.

Zumba: The Latin-inspired dance exercise program uses a variety of basic dance styles set to international music such as merengue, salsa and reggaetone. Using principles of aerobic/fitness interval training and resistance training, Zumba is great for burning calories while sculpting and toning the body. 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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