Community Ed & Rec adds Body Pump fitness class

Posted December 18, 2017

Plymouth School District Community Education & Recreation is offering Body Pump for the first time this winter, along with its regular contingent of fitness and aquatic classes.

Body Pump is an hour-long, full-body workout that targets each muscle group. Participants can choose their own challenge with light to moderate weights to maximize repetitions. Great music will help you give it your all until the finish.

Class will meet with instructor Carly Lenz, Plymouth School District wellness director, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 9 to April 26 (except March 27 and 29) in the Fitness Center at Riverview Middle School, 300 Riverside Circle. Fee is $86 ($68 for Generations members and district residents ages 62 and up) until Dec. 29 (then $96). Register online for Body Pump!

Wondering if this is the class for you? Attend a free half-hour sample from 6 to 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 or from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4 in the Riverview Fitness Center. Only 20 spots are available in each class; call our office at 892-5068 to register. Register online for a Body Pump sample!

Fitness classes

Community Ed & Rec also will offer the following fitness classes, which will meet from Jan. 8 to April 27 (except March 26-30) at Riverview, unless otherwise noted:

  • Balance & Functional Movement: 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. Good for all age and ability levels but especially those struggling with balance. Class meets with instructor Stuart Gavin from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Plymouth Youth Center; fee is $60 (seniors $48) until Dec. 29 (then $70).
  • 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. Uses stability, Bosu and medicine balls plus exercise bands, mats and weights. Class meets with instructor Josette Svitter from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; fee is $86 (seniors $68) until Dec. 29 (then $96), or attend any 15 classes for $49 (seniors $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 meets with instructor Amy Butters from 6 to 6:45 a.m.; fee is $86 (seniors $68) until Dec. 29 (then $96). The Tuesday only class meets from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. from Jan. 9 to March 20; fee is $32 (seniors $25) until Dec. 29 (then $42).
  • Yoga: Learn basic poses in this beginner class, a great opportunity to give this healthful activity a try. Become more relaxed, more flexible and start to breathe more fully. Class will meet with instructor Stuart Gavin from 6 to 6:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; fee is $120 (seniors $96) until Dec. 29 (then $130), or attend any 15 classes for $70 (seniors $56).
  • POUND: This class is a cardio jam session that uses lightly weighted drumsticks, called Ripstix, to up the intensity. This drumming-based workout will increase your heart rate, strengthen your muscles and challenge your balance – all while rocking out to great music! Class will meet with instructor Erin Balas from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays from Jan. 11 to March 22; fee is $40 (seniors $32) until Dec. 29 (then $50).
  • Top Flight: 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 concludes with stretching for flexibility. Your own mat is the only requirement. Class meets with instructor Pat Moriarty from 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in the Plymouth Youth Center; fee is $86 (seniors $68) until Dec. 29 (then $96), or attend any 15 classes for $49 (seniors $39).
  • 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 meets with instructors John Pfankuch and Amy Odekirk from 5:15 to 6 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; fee is $99 (seniors $79) until Dec. 29 (then $109), or attend any 22 classes for $52 (seniors $42).
  • Group Cycling MW: This music-based ride on fitness bicycles will motivate you. Choose your intensity and enjoy the ride as you climb hills, ride the flat road and sprint to the finish. Class meets with instructors Dan Meyer and Tina Roelse from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Jan. 3 to March 21; fee is $52 (seniors $42) until Dec. 29 (then $62).
  • Interval Training: Utilize different intervals to achieve cardiovascular, strength and flexibility improvements. You will be guided through different exercises each class to find and achieve your own fitness goals. Class will be held outside when weather permits. Class meets with instructor Josette Svitter from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; fee is $86 (seniors $68) until Dec. 29 (then $96), or attend any 15 classes for $49 (seniors $39).

Aquatic classes

The following aquatic classes will meet with instructor Beth Kerntke from Jan. 8 to April 24 (except Feb. 14; March 26-30 and April 2-6) in the pool at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.:

  • 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 during this time. Class meets from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; until Dec. 29, fee is $40 (seniors $32) for 26 classes, or $24 (seniors $19) for 13.
  • Aqua Fitness: This low- to medium-paced, shallow-depth workout focuses on flexibility, range of motion, muscle toning and stress relief. Perfect for those who are older, overweight, pregnant or new to exercise, and those with arthritis, fibromyalgia or other health concerns. Class meets from 7:15 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; until Dec. 29, fee is $94 (seniors $75) for 26 classes, or $51 (seniors $40) for 13.
  • 20/20: 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 meets from 8:15 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; until Dec. 29, fee is $94 (seniors $75) for 26 classes, or $51 (seniors $40) for 13.
  • In The Deep: This motivational class uses water resistance for a great workout. You must be comfortable in deep water. You can use noodles or cuffs. Class meets from 7:15 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; until Dec. 29, fee is $94 (seniors $75) for 26 classes, or $51 (seniors $40) for 13.
  • Water Walking: This self-paced, self-directed class in shallow water is perfect for those with limited mobility. Just walk at your own pace! Held at the same time as In the Deep, so help is nearby. Meets from 7:15 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; until Dec. 29, fee is $40 (seniors $32) for 26 classes, or $24 (seniors $19) for 13.

In addition, Lap Swim offers low-impact exercise during the following times:

  • From 6 to 7 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays from Jan. 5 to April 27 (except March 28 and 30); fee is $60 ($48) until Dec. 29 (then $70).
  • From 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 9 to April 26 (except Jan. 18; March 27 and 29); fee is $60 ($48) until Dec. 29 (then $70).
  • From 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Saturdays from Jan. 13 to April 28 (except Jan. 27 and March 31); fee is $35 ($28) until Dec. 29 (then $45).
  • Unlimited swims: Fee is $74 (seniors $60) until Dec. 29 (then $84).

More info

Want to pay less for fitness and aquatic classes? Those who purchase an annual membership to the Community Fitness Center by Jan. 20 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.

Please note that the Community Ed & Rec office will be open two days during Winter Break: from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27 and Thursday, Dec. 28. You also can register online at any time, and also leave registration forms in the mailbox on the door of Room C110 on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.

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 Winter/Spring 2018 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.