LEWISTON — HealthSteps, part of the Prevention & Wellness Services offered through St. Mary’s Health System, is an award-winning health education and prevention program for adults.

The core membership fee includes a wide range of classes including the following.

Cardio Mix: This is a great class for people who get bored with exercise. Try everything from step to circuits for a fun calorie burning class. Mondays, Wednesdays, 7:45-8:15 a.m.

Core Strength: Abdominal and lower back workout to help increase core strength and stability. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8:00-8:30 a.m.

Time to Stretch: A full body stretch for relaxation, peace of mind and an increase in flexibility. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:15-8:30 a.m.

TNT (Tone-N-Tighten): This weighted workout focuses on total body strengthening. It’s also a great way to increase metabolism. Mondays, Wednesdays, 7:00-7:45 a.m.; Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 12:10-12:45 p.m.


X-Train Interval: Alternate between bouts of high and low intensity exercises for a calorie blasting class. Low-impact options will be provided for all exercises. Fridays, 7:15-8:15 a.m.

Yogalates on the Ball: A fusion of yoga and Pilates on an exercise ball to improve coordination and increase flexibility and strength. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7:15-8 a.m.

Open Track: This is additional time for HealthSteps members to enjoy the indoor track and to receive free blood pressure screenings. Mondays, Wednesdays, 7-8:30 a.m. through March 28.

Walk Jog: Enjoy the indoor track at your own pace. Includes an optional group warm-up, strengthening, cool-down and stretching. Mondays through Fridays, 6:05-6:55 a.m. through April 28.

Lap Swim: Swim at your own pace and enjoy this individualized form of exercise in the 25-meter, eight-lane pool supervised by a certified lifeguard. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6:30-7:30 a.m. (beginning Feb. 24 it will run from 6:05-7:30 a.m.); Tuesdays, Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon (Tuesday/Thursday 6:05-7 a.m. swim time available beginning Feb. 25).

Aquatic Fitness: A workout that’s easy on the joints using the water as resistance. While swimming skills are not needed, a comfort level in both deep and shallow water is important. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6:30-7:15 a.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, 11-11:45 a.m.

Core classes are held in the Bates College Merrill Gymnasium. Classes run from Jan. 6 through May 23. The cost of a core membership, which includes unlimited access to all of the above classes, is $149. Monthly and weekly rates are available as well.

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

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