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Back, left: Carol Calcagno and Kim Martin; front, left: Adrian Arnold and Donna Hale Back, left: Carol Calcagno and Kim Martin; front, left: Adrian Arnold and Donna Hale

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED AUGUST 29, 2013 BY NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA A&M

NEO Wellness Center’s ‘Get Fit’ classes now in session

Miami, Okla. – Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 – Staff members of the wellness center at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) have kicked off the new semester by offering a wide variety of fitness classes including yoga, cardio-kickboxing, core express, water aerobics, arthritis aquatics, zumba, and aqua zumba which are open to students, community members and employees of the college.

‘Get Fit’ classes will be offered the remainder of the fall semester and are free to NEO students and employees. All Get Fit classes are available to the community at a great membership rate.

Yoga

Yoga classes are offered Monday, Tuesday and Friday from noon-12:45 p.m. A blend of vinyasa and astanga yoga are included to create a series of stretching and strengthening postures designed to improve flexibility and strength, while also decreasing daily tension and life stress. Classes are available for beginners to advanced. Anyone is welcome, and all poses can be modified to meet individual needs. Yoga is instructed by Donna Hale in the Fine Arts building.

Cardio-Kickboxing/Interval Training

Cardio-kickboxing is offered on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:15 p.m. This is a low-impact, high intensity class that combines moves from martial arts, traditional low impact aerobic classes, and boot-camp drills. No actual combat takes place during this class. Cardio-kickboxing is instructed by Donna Hale in the Fine Arts building.

Core Express

Core express occurs Tuesday and Thursday from 4:15-4:30 p.m. It is a 15 minute class targeting the abdominal muscles and back to create a strong core. Core express is instructed by Donna Hale in the Fine Arts building.

Water Aerobics / Arthritis Aquatics

Water aerobics occurs at multiple times with the first class meeting on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Water Aerobics is instructed by Adrian Arnold at the NEO swimming pool inside the gymnasium. The course is also available from 4-5 p.m. and again from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Arthritis aquatics is instructed by Carol Calcagno at the NEO swimming pool inside the gymnasium. The arthritis aquatics class meets on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2 -3 p.m.

Swim lessons are also offered for children, adults, private and group lessons.

Zumba / Aqua Zumba

Zumba is offered on Monday and Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. It is a medium impact, high intensity, calorie-burning dance party that incorporates Latin inspired dance moves that are easy to follow, exhilarating and effective. The instructor incorporates zumba toning, which allows the individual to focus on particular muscle groups for additional toning. Zumba is instructed by Kim Martin in the Fine Arts building.

New this semester is aqua zumba which blends all of the exciting moves of zumba into the water for an exhilarating fitness experience. Aqua zumba classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the NEO swimming pool inside the gymnasium.

For more information on Get Fit classes, contact the NEO Wellness Coordinator Chad Davis at chad.davis@neo.edu or 918-540-6098.

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