Rankin Fitness Center, besides their already popular Zumba class (Thursdays at 7:00), is offering several new classes. I've just updated our Yoga post to include their new Yoga classes:
- Gentle Yoga for Seniors on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 am
- Yoga for Stress on Mondays at 7 pm
- Workout Yoga on Wednesdays at 7 pm
Also new at Rankin is Bellysima! I've been raving about this bellydancing class ever since I started taking it two years ago. Bellydancing isn't just about wearing a pretty hip scarf and shimmying, although it's definitely a part of it. Bellydancing will teach you how to isolate muscles that you didn't even know you had. Angela Petry's instruction concentrates on technique rather than fancy footwork and choreography, so you can really get to know your core. The class encourages grace, good posture and coordination. It's a fun class to take with a friend, so bring someone along! I think this is a wonderful class for teenage girls because along with everything else, it teaches girls to be proud of their bodies, and to carry themselves well, all taught in a fun atmosphere. Because you'll be progressing with each lesson, rather than "dropping in," you should sign up for a session rather than a single class. Luckily, the Bellysima class is being offered at three different times, so you should be able to find one convenient for you:
Classes are $65 for an 8 week session for non-members, $32.50 if you're a member. If you just want to try the class, you can drop in for $10 (non-member) or $5 (member).
Angela has a Facebook page, so check it out!
Rankin Fitness Center has some other ongoing classes, such as Judo, Silver Sneakers, and Weight Watchers, and of course, the wildly popular Zumba class taught by Rene Kesecker. Give them a a call at 304-258-555 or stop by. They have some great membership deals going on now too!