De-stress with affordable fitness classes, personal training

Posted on: August 21, 2013

With the rush of back-to-school preparations, take time to unwind this fall with a College of the Mainland fitness class, affordable gym membership or personal training.

Fitness classes begin Aug. 26, but participants may join at any time during the semester. With options for all fitness levels, it’s easy to find a class that motivates you.
 
For those looking for lower-impact routines, Water Aerobics, Run/Walk and the Texas Two-Step help improve endurance, strength and flexibility.

For an intense workout, try RIP: 60 Suspension Training, which demonstrates how to safely perform hundreds of exercises to build power, strength, flexibility and mobility. Other high-energy options include Spinning and Zumba classes, which infuse Latin rhythm with easy-to follow moves.

Personal training blends cardio, flexibility, abdominal and upper and lower-body resistance workouts to help you look and feel better. You may schedule sessions individually or with a buddy. Nutritional advice and meal planning are included in some personal training packages, which start at $40.

For those who want to work out on their own, gym memberships are available per semester. With three open cardio/weight rooms, a regulation-size swimming pool, stationary bicycles and basketball courts, the gym’s amenities facilitate a varied workout routine. Try out the gym with a day pass for $5 or a semester membership for $40 for in-district adults and $30 for in-district youths and seniors.

The gym is open Monday through Friday 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
COM’s adult volleyball leagues give students and the community an opportunity to challenge their spiking, setting and serving skills in a friendly, competitive environment. Three leagues are open to teams of varying skill levels. There is a cost ranging from $150 to $275 for team registration.
 
For more information, call 409-933-8422 or view the continuing education class schedule at www.com.edu/ce.



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