HNN Staff

“Improving your fitness with a new group, or friends and family, is one of the best ways to stay motivated,” said Heather Smith, senior assistant director of fitness at the recreation center.  “Everyone should try a new fitness activity in the new year.”

Visitors will be able to experience all the recreation center has to offer, include a climbing wall, sport courts, fitness machines and an aquatics center with a vortex pool, all of which will be available Thursday. In addition to use of the facilities, demonstrations and classes will be open to everyone. Those who attend a class will receive a free biodegradable water bottle.

Current members of the recreation center can get one free month of membership for each person they bring Thursday who signs up for a three-month membership, which also will be discounted 15 percent.

Also, students, faculty and staff members may sign up for the Faculty/Staff Fitness Challenge and earn great prizes. Membership isn’t required for the fitness challenge, which begins Jan. 17.

Here is the schedule of the recreation center’s group fitness and instructional programs:

12:15 to 12:45 p.m. – C.U.T. (Cross-training Under Thirty)

5:15 to 5:45 p.m. – Express Spin

5:45 to 6:15 p.m. – Hatha Yoga

5:45 to 6:15 p.m. – Sport Circuit

6 to 7 p.m. – Spin-60

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Zumba

7:15 to 8 p.m. – Butts and Guts

7:30 to 8:15 p.m. – Spin-45

8 to 9 p.m. – Zumba