LEWISTON — Central Maine Medical Center’s Wellness Solutions will offer the following programs beginning Sept. 13:

Ballroom Dance: ­ Learn dance steps to the rumba and the cha-cha in the five-week series. It is a good class for beginners or those who need a review of the basics. Previous dance experience is helpful, but not required. Come with a partner. Fridays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., with Diane Williams.

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 will feature a combination of cardiovascular exercise mixed with some of today’s latest dance moves. Instructor is Glenn Atkins. Wednesdays, 5 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Cardio Hip-Hop: ­ Basic hip-hop moves and combinations will be fused with fat-melting cardio-aerobic steps to create an effective workout. No dance background needed. Comfortable shoes and clothing required. Instructor is Amber Wandell. Six-week series, Wednesdays, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Cardio Sculpt and Sweat: ­ The ongoing series will combine 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.

Chair Yoga: ­ The class consists of gentle yoga poses and movements to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon.

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. and Wednesdays, 7 to 7:45 a.m.

Core and More: ­ Focus on abdominal work and body bar exercises that work the hips, thighs, chest and triceps. Mondays, 5:15 to 5:45 a.m and Saturdays, 10 to 11 a.m.

Core and Sweat: ­ The ongoing series, lead by Ian Barclay and Lin Bourque, will feature 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.

Dance Aerobics: ­ Movement can tone the body by stretching and strengthening muscles. Dance forms include jazz, modern, African, ballet and ballroom styles. No dance experience is necessary. Instructor is Audrey Ouellette. Saturdays, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Fit-n-Fun: ­ The 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 history, including angioplasty, stents, heart attack, cardiac arrest, valve surgery, coronary artery bypass, stable angina and transplants, who have completed a cardiac rehabilitation program and are looking for a maintenance program. The instructor is Sue Driscoll. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 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 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 a.m., 9:30 a.m. 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. Mats and light weights are provided. Mondays, 4 to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Power Plus: ­ Weight training and simple cardio moves that incorporate every muscle group to elevate metabolism and burn fat. Cool down will include yoga stretch. The ongoing class is led by Rick Jalbert. Mondays, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. and Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 a.m.

Power Step: ­ Sharon Bergeron will lead the ongoing class that offers simple choreography with intervals of varying intensity, such as plyometrics. Isolation moves will tone and shape while keeping heart rate elevated. Thursdays, 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Senior Tap: ­ The six-week tap dancing class is for seniors who danced as a child or have never even worn tap shoes. Basic tap steps and combinations will be taught to some familiar tunes. Tap shoes are required and can be purchased online or ordered through the instructor, Beth Gaudet. Thursdays, 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.

Step Aerobics: ­ A heart-pumping, muscle-moving workout that alternates step with muscle work. Led by Sue Driscoll. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Yoga: Certified yoga instructor Marcy Covey will lead the series of yoga classes. Participants will learn to center and balance themselves through poses, breathing exercises, meditation and relaxation. Tuesdays, 4:45 to 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Thursdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Participants may elect to take either one or two classes each week.

Zumba: ­ The Latin-inspired dance exercise program uses a variety of basic dance styles set to international music such as merengue, salsa and reggaetone. 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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