The Connection for Women and Families is committed to keeping kids and families fit with programs and classes focused on health and wellness. New for the Early Winter Session – November 21st through January 29th – are fitness classes for all ages and abilities.

Family Yoga – a Parent/Child class for ages 3-5 – offered Saturday mornings teaches simple routines, asanas (body positions associated with the practice of Yoga), games and partner poses the whole family can participate in and enjoy together!

Run for Fun is available for both Pre-School and School Aged children. Preschoolers, ages 3-5, are introduced to the benefits of running through age appropriate games and fun activities. School Age children, Grades 3-6, are taught fitness through running while tracking their progress by using a pedometer and heart rate monitors – opportunities to use the Fitness Center and equipment also available (Tuesdays 4:45-5:45).

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Fit Kids, for Grades 3-6 (Tuesdays 3:45-4:45), is designed to encourage exercise through creative play and games in a non-competitive environment while using training equipment. Included in the class will be one Fit Kid Personal Training Session in the Fitness Center with a certified personal trainer by appointment. This class is perfect for kids wanting to stay active or become active during the cold winter months!  TriTraining, also for Grades 3-6 (Fridays 3:45-5:15), covers Triathlon training basics – running, biking and swimming. Use of the Fitness Center and Pool help in developing appropriate triathlon skills.

The Connection also has ongoing Fitness classes like Zumba, Pilates and Yoga as well as swim, and dance classes for adults. New for Early Winter is Aqua Zumba a class blends together the Zumba formula and philosophy with a traditional water aerobic workout and Vinyasana Yoga a strength building yoga class that moves from posture to posture including sun salutations along with more Zumba times (Wednesdays at 6am 10am). All adult classes are available free of charge for Total Facility Members.

Total Facility Members at The Connection enjoy full use of the new Fitness Center and pool as well as free adult swimming, fitness and dance classes. Adult monthly fees are $50, Household fees are $71, Senior fees are $44 and Senior Household fees are $61.

For a full schedule and descriptions of the programs offered visit, stop by 79 Maple Street in Summit or call the Front Desk: 908-273-4242.

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