Here is a list of the new fitness classes that are new to the Piscataquis Regional YMCA.
Power Waves: 60 mins (Monday’s at 6:30pm) Be ready to work in this moderate to high intensity water class. With a focus on increasing strength, expect to use weights, noodles, kick boards and more to enhance this always evolving workout. Participants are encouraged to use one of the provided flotation belts for the deep end portion of the class or go without for an even greater challenge.
Core De Force Live: 30 mins (Monday’s at 7:30am) & 30 mins (Wednesday’s at 5:30pm) is the high-energy, non-contact group fitness class that mixes MMA inspired cardio drills with explosive power moves for a full-body conditioning workout. Cardio spikes burn major calories. And your own body weight provides resistance—no equipment needed.
Piyo: 45 mins (Wednesday’s at 4:30pm) & 30 mins (Friday’s at 7:30am) is a total-body fitness system designed to whip you into shape from head to toe. It combines the practices of Pilates and yoga to help you build strength, lose weight, increase flexibility and have a great time doing it. Join Michelle Novak, recently certified Piyo Instructor for a great low impact workout!
Tai Chi For Health: 60 mins (Wednesday’s & Friday’s at 12:00pm) This class is a low impact whole body exercise involving deep breathing and slow, controlled movements.
Benefits include: Strength is important for supporting and protecting joints and is essential for normal physical function. Flexibility exercises enable people to move more easily, and facilitate circulation of body fluid and blood, which enhance healing. Fitness is important for overall functioning of the heart, lungs, and muscles. In addition to these components, tai chi movements emphasize weight transference to improve balance and prevent falls. Chairs are available for those requiring assistance.
Step Aerobics: 60 mins (Thursday’s at 5:15pm) Beginner Step Aerobics is a classic cardio workout. The step is a 4-12 inch raised platform. You step up, around, and down from the platform in different patterns to boost your heart rate and breathing, and strengthen your muscles.
Guts, Guns & Buns: 45 mins (Tuesday’s at 5:15am) Guts, Guns & Buns is appropriate for all fitness levels. It consists of stretching, cardio, resistance exercises, static and dynamic activities and agility. It is instructor driven but all exercises are able to be modified. This is a great class for a muscle group specific workout that also improves your cardio endurance. It is a quick workout first thing in the morning that will leave you feeling awake and strong for your day!
Boot Camp: 45 mins (Monday’s at 5:15pm) Boot Camp is an interval style work out with numerous stations of alternating muscle group focus. It is a personal pace style workout of 1 min intervals until all stations are complete, followed by a 1 min rest break, then it is started over again. Depending on the number of participates Boot Camp can be 2-3 rounds with a short warm up and cool down. Basic equipment is used, ex: step, dumb bells, weighted bar, along with no equipment for floor exercises and aerobic activities such as running in place and burpees. All activities can be modified for different levels of fitness.
Yoga: 60 mins (Wednesday’s at 7:30am) Learn breathing techniques, body positions and relaxation through meditation to keep you centered and balance. All levels welcome, yoga mats and other equipment available.