Island Rec offers Zumba and yoga

  • Sat Jan 20th, 2018 7:00am
  • Life

Submitted by Island Rec

There are two new classes offered by Island Rec staff.

Zumba Gold

Island Rec offers modified Zumba for ages 55 and older looking for a class that recreates the original moves of Zumba at a lower intensity. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and strong. The class focuses on all elements of fitness — cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility, and balance — and will be instructed by Bill Ament.

Register for February/March and April/May sessions with Island Rec. Each session is $69 when registered by the early registration deadline. The early deadline for February/March is Jan. 25. Register at www.islandrec.org, or drop by the Island Rec office, 580 Guard St., Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Beginners yoga

Yoga is commonly recognized as a tool for stress relief, metabolic stimulation, mental clarity and joint mobility. Many recent medical studies have shown that practicing yoga also improves immune health and boosts brain function.

Join Island Rec for a fun and rejuvenating morning practice. Two, two-month sessions are available on Fridays. For the February/March sessions, register by Jan. 25 for $42. For the April/May session, register by March 22 for $40. Classes will be held at Island Soul Studios, formally XYZ, and is from 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Yoga:

• Improves overall health and posture

• De-stressing and gaining circulation provides for a better immune system

• Promotes mental clarity and brain health

• Increases stamina, muscle tone and joint mobility

Learn inner peace, and learn about the best self-care and stress-release techniques.

Classes move at a slower pace with opportunities for questions and individual attention. These classes focus on breathing exercises, basic alignment and simple sequences and will be taught by movement extraordinaire Katerina Wen. Wen has over 20 years of professional teaching experience. This class is ideal for any student new to yoga. At the same time, experienced students can enjoy these classes as restorative sessions.

For more info and registration, visit www.islandrec.org or stop by the office 580 Guard St., Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call 360-378-4953.