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Spring is the Best Time of Year to Add Something New to Your Fitness Routine!

Congratulations! You made it through the long, cold, dark winter and you are still on track with your exercise routine…give or take a few days here and there. Spring is here and we feel rejuvenated! It’s the perfect time of year to add something new to your exercise routine to fight boredom or boost your workout before swimsuit season.

Try one of these classes on for size. Learning a new skill not only keeps our brain entertained, it can be challenging physically.

BOSU Workout
12 sessions (T, Th) starting 4/2 6:00 - 7:00 pm
#351369 at Germantown Community Recreation Center ($120)
What is BOSU?  A BOSU balance trainer looks like half of a large ball stuck onto a platform. BOSU is actually an acronym for “both sides up” because you can use both sides in a work out. In this class you will perform familiar exercises like leg raises, lunges, abdominal crunches, push-ups and stretches, but you will use the BOSU to do them. The BOSU immediately adds a balance challenge to any workout, which means not only will you improve your strength, but you also will improve coordination and balance. For more information contact Fred Mosby at: or 240-552-2227.

Here’s one short clip of a typical workout move adapted for the BOSU balance trainer:

Ultimate Boxing Workout for Youth and Adults
8 sessions, $83 at various locations (see page 56 of the Spring Guide)
This class will help youth ages 10-15 and adults ages 16 and up learn self-defense moves as well as a basic boxer’s workout. From beginners to advanced students, this course will challenge participants physically as they build self-confidence and improve boxing skills. Taught by a professional kickboxing champion, there will be opportunity for light sparring with the instructor only and all protective equipment is provided.

HYPE! The Workout
8 sessions starting 4/9 7:15 – 8:15 pm
#350549 at Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center ($64)
Join with a friend or your teen and push each other a little further in your workout. This class can accommodate youth ages 13-15 if accompanies by a parent or guardian. What a great way to reinforce fitness with your kids!  This is a high-energy workout that includes a mix of boxing and body sculpting movements that can be done at your level. Basic moves can increase in intensity and tone your arms, abs and legs. Increase resistance with optional weighted gloves. See a sample of HYPE in video. Bring a mat and contact with any questions.
Karate/Jujitsu for Adults (pgs 62-63)
9 or 11 sessions starting in April
Multiple locations and times – see page 63 of the Spring Guide for details
Adding martial arts classes like Karate and Jujitsu to your fitness routine has many benefits. First, it’s great for coordination, balance and agility. In addition, kids, men and women experience a boost in self-confidence and self-esteem after learning a new skill and they often leave class feeling calm and centered. This class accommodates kids and adults ages 13 and up, so feel free to sign up multiple family members. Participants will practice Tang Soo Do style of Korean Karate and Jujitsu including drills, exercises, belt tests and competition if desired.