Start 2014 with new evening fitness classes

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Health To You (H2U) is expanding its popular exercise classes with an assortment of evening options at Summerville Medical Center and Trident Medical Center that can help you live up to your New Year’s resolutions. The following selections are now being offered in the evenings: Zumba – Dance fitness classes set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Zumba Sentao – Designed to strengthen your core, torch calories and sculpt muscle with use of a chair that fills in as your dance partner. WERQ – A fiercely fun dance class based on pop, rock and hip-hop music. Pilates – An innovative, safe system of mind-body exercise that improves strength, flexibility and agility and also teaches body awareness, good posture and graceful movement. Trident Health’s H2U members can take an unlimited number of evening classes for $15 a month. Otherwise, anyone in the community can drop in and pay $5 a class. “An important part of succeeding and sticking with a program is finding one that works for your lifestyle,” says Catherine Grych, director of H2U at Trident Health. “We hope to meet the needs of our community by adding the evening offerings.” The evening schedule is geared to participants who have daytime jobs and the setup will be easy for professionals who work at or near the hospitals. “They like the convenience of walking to class right from work.” The new classes are in addition to an already existing selection of H2U daytime options at the Faith Sellers Community Center in Summerville (Tai Chi, low-impact aerobics, weight training, gentle yoga and line dancing) as well as water aerobics at the Summerville YMCA. H2U members can continue to take an unlimited number of daytime classes for $10 a month or take a mixture of daytime and evening classes for $15 a month. H2U members can sign up for the special exercise class rates on a month to month basis, making it flexible for people who need to take a break for traveling or other reasons. “H2U also keeps important paperwork on file for our members, such as physician clearance and emergency contact information, so we can keep our exercisers safe,” says Grych. In addition to high-quality exercise classes at reasonable rates, H2U also provides access to health screenings, social activities, discounts and informative publications. One membership costs $20 a year or $35 for two years. A couple or household can join collectively for $35 a year when signing up together. For more information on H2U and the evening exercise program, please call the Trident H2U office at 843-847-5068. Callout: “An important part of succeeding and sticking with a program is finding one that works for your lifestyle.” -Catherine Grych, director of H2U at Trident Health.

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