Fitness, aquatic classes begin soon

Posted August 21, 2017

Plymouth School District Community Education and Recreation is offering a variety of fitness and aquatic classes this fall.

The following fitness classes will meet from Sept. 11 to Dec. 22 at Riverview Middle School, 300 Riverside Drive, unless otherwise noted:

  • Balance & Functional Movement: Participants will maintain or regain balance and flexibility by focusing on simple movements, poses and activities to do daily. This class is for anyone looking to improve their balance and will utilize Yoga and fitness principles. It is good for all age and ability levels but especially those struggling with balance. The Monday/Wednesday class will meet from 4 to 4:30 p.m. with instructor Stuart Gavin. The Tuesday/Thursday class will meet from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the Plymouth Youth Center. Until Sept. 1 the fee for either is $60 ($48 for Generations members and district residents ages 62 and up).
  • Core Training: This is a great beginner class but also can benefit the most experienced participant. Good for those looking specifically at core strength or a low-impact course to get started, it uses stability, Bosu and medicine balls plus exercise bands, mats and weights. Class will meet with instructor Josette Svitter from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; until Sept. 1 the fee is $86 (seniors $68), or attend any 15 classes for $49 ($39).
  • Pilates: This course helps build strength and flexibility in the legs, abs, arms, hips and back. Breathing techniques will be used to relieve stress and bring more oxygen flow to the muscles. The Tuesday/Thursday class will meet from 6 to 6:45 a.m. with instructor Amy Butters; until Sept. 1 the fee is $76 (seniors $60). The Tuesday class will meet from  5:45 to 6:30 p.m. from Oct. 3 to Dec. 19; fee is $32 (seniors $25) until Sept. 22.
  • Yoga: Participants learn basic poses in this beginner class, a great opportunity to give this healthful activity a try. The Monday/Wednesday morning class will meet from 6 to 6:45 a.m. with instructor Stuart Gavin; until Sept. 1 the fee is $124 (seniors $99), or attend any 15 classes for $75 ($60). The Thursday evening class will meet with instructor Judy Kraus from 6 to 6:45 p.m. from Sept. 21 to Dec. 21 (except Nov. 23); fee is $49 (seniors $39) until Sept. 8.
  • Top Flight: This class begins with a warm-up and continues into aerobics, designed to strengthen the cardiovascular system. The mat work section of the class will shape and define arm, abdominal, thigh and hip muscles. Class will meet with instructor Pat Moriarty from 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays (except Sept. 25-Oct. 11) at the Plymouth Youth Center; until Sept. 1 the fee is $68 (seniors $54), or attend any 12 classes for $41 ($32).
  • Group Cycling MWF: The combination of predominantly cycle riding with fitness training will increase energy levels for the rest of the day. Each class will start with 30 minutes of cycling followed by 15 minutes of strengthening. Class will meet with instructors John Pfankuch and Amy Odekirk from 5:15 to 6 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (except. Nov. 24); until Sept. 1 the fee is $110 (seniors $88), or attend any 22 classes for $66 ($52).
  • Group Cycling MW: Participants in this music-based ride can choose their intensity and enjoy the ride as they climb hills, ride the flat road and sprint to the finish. Class will meet with instructors Dan Meyer and Tina Roelse from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Oct. 9 to Dec. 20; fee is $55 (seniors $44) until Sept. 29, or attend any 12 classes for $33 ($26).
  • Interval Training: This class utilizes different intervals to achieve cardiovascular, strength and flexibility improvements. Participants will be guided through different exercises each class to find and achieve their own fitness goals, and will go outside when weather permits. Class will meet with instructor Josette Svitter from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; until Sept. 1 the fee is $86 (seniors $68), or attend any 15 classes for $49 ($39).

The following aquatic classes will meet in the pool at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.:

  • Daytime Aqua: This class is excellent for flexibility, range of motion and muscle toning. Class will meet with instructor Beth Kerntke from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays from Sept. 12 to Dec. 12 (except Oct. 10, 13, 17, 20; Nov. 21, 24). Fee until Sept. 1 is $39 ($31 for Generations members and district residents ages 62 and up) for 10 classes or $76 ($60) for 21.
  • Daytime Deep: Held in conjunction with Daytime Aqua, participants can follow that workout or do their own. Floats or noodles are recommended as participants must be in the deep water. Lap swimming the width of the pool is also an option. Class will meet at the same times as Daytime Aqua. Fee until Sept. 1 is $18 (seniors $14) for 10 sessions or $32 ($25) for 21.
  • Aqua Fitness: This low- to medium-paced, shallow-depth workout focuses on flexibility, range of motion, muscle toning and stress relief. It is perfect for those who are older, overweight, pregnant or beginning to exercise, and those with arthritis, fibromyalgia or other health concerns. Class will meet with instructor Beth Kerntke from 7:15 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 12 to Dec. 19 (except Sept. 21; Oct. 10, 12, 17, 19; Nov. 23; Dec. 7, 14). Fee until Sept. 1 is $39 (seniors $31) for 10 classes or $76 ($60) for 21.
  • 20/20: This class offers 20 minutes of high-powered and motivational shallow aerobics followed by 20 minutes of ab work. Your feet will be off the floor for long periods of time and you’ll use equipment. Class will meet with instructor Beth Kerntke from 8:15 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Sept. 11 to Dec. 11 (except Oct. 9, 11, 16, 18; Nov. 20, 22). Fee until Sept. 1 is $39 (seniors $31) for 10 classes or $76 ($60) for 21.
  • In The Deep: This motivational class uses water resistance for a great workout. You must be comfortable in deep water, and can use noodles or cuffs. Class will meet with instructor Beth Kerntke from 7:15 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Sept. 11 to Dec. 11 (except Oct. 9, 11, 16, 18; Nov. 20, 22). Fee until Sept. 1 is $39 (seniors $31) for 10 classes or $76 ($60) for 21.
  • Water Walking: This self-paced, self-directed class in shallow water is perfect for those with limited mobility. It is held at the same time as In the Deep, so help is nearby. Fee until Sept. 1 is $18 (seniors $14) for 10 classes or $32 ($25) for 21.
  • Lap Swim: Take in the benefits of regular exercise with low-impact lap swim:
    • From 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturdays from Sept. 9 to Dec. 16 (except Sept. 23; Oct. 14, 21; Nov. 25; Dec. 2); until Sept. 1 fee is $32 (seniors $25)
    • From 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 12 to Dec. 19 (except Sept. 21; Oct. 10, 12, 17, 19; Nov. 23; Dec. 7, 14); until Sept. 1 fee is $43 (seniors $34)
    • From 6 to 7 a.m. Fridays from Sept. 15 to Dec. 22 (except Nov. 24); and from 6 to 7 a.m. Wednesdays from Nov. 1 to Dec. 20 (except Nov. 22); until Sept. 1 fee is $43 (seniors $34)  
    • Unlimited swims fee until Sept. 1 is $60 (seniors $48).

Want to pay less for fitness and aquatic classes? Those who purchase an annual membership to the Community Fitness Center receive half-price fitness and aquatic classes for the year. The supervised Fitness Center, located at Plymouth High School, features circuit training, free weights, bicycles, stair steppers, treadmills and elliptical machines.

Learn more:
• Register online; this option allows you to pay with a credit card at no extra charge and to receive immediate confirmation of enrollment.
• Print a registration form to mail or bring to Community Ed & Rec, 125 Highland Ave., Plymouth WI 53073.
• View or download the complete Fall 2017 Course Listings. 
• Visit our Facebook page, where we share information regularly about our many learning and wellness offerings for community members of all ages. 
• Call (920) 892-5068, email commedrec@plymouth.k12.wi.us, or visit the Community Ed&Rec office on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.