With a new year beginning, many people start thinking about getting in shape.
Meridian Community College’s Wellness Division is offering an assortment of classes to help those people meet their fitness goals. Classes start on Monday, Jan. 7.
For water enthusiasts, water aerobics is a class designed for the swimmer and non-swimmer as well. Movements are performed to work the major muscle groups and to work on flexibility. Water aerobics classes are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 and 10 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 and 11 a.m. and 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Swimming I-IV classes are designed for the non-swimmer who needs to learn the basic skills necessary to swim and for students who want conditioning swimming, skilled instruction and refinement of stroke techniques. This session is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
As one of the most popular fitness and static stretching activities, Yoga is also offered this spring. Power Yoga is set for Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 a.m.; other Yoga sessions are Monday and Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
Two sessions of spin classes are offered: One on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. and another on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. A specific format of indoor cycling, spin classes offer a cardio workout set to music.
Another workout opportunity is Power Hour. Participants use light to moderate weights with repetition for a total body workout. This session is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
Zumba will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. and Pilates will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Zumba incorporates dance and aerobic movements with energic music while Pilates combines stretching with movements again resistance.
Designed to build strength and fitness through a variety of group interval training, Bootcamp will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Weight Training will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. In this class, students will participate in techniques that include lecture and practice in weight training. Muscular strength, endurance and flexibility are improved through a variety of conditioning activities.
Another class designed to improve muscle tone and strength, Strength and Toning will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. This class will help build muscle mass not bulk up.
All the classes are held in the Damon Fitness Center on the MCC campus. To find out more, call MCC at 601-483-8241.