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Fall Fitness at The Connection

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A Total Facility Membership at The Connection offers so much more than just a gym. At The Connection, members become part of a community, welcomed by their friendly, personal staff. In addition to the use of the Fitness Center, Total Facility Members also have access to the pool and the option to attend any Adult Wellness class.

The Connection focuses on improving the overall well-being of the community and now offers over 80 exciting fitness and dance classes weekly for Total Facility Members.  Classes are offered to a range of ages and levels to encourage everyone to stay active!

The Connection offers over 20 weekly Yoga classes and a variety of adult fitness and dance classes including: Karate, Pilates, Barre Sculpt, TRX, Cardio and Cuts, ballroom dance, Jazz, Lyrical, Ballet, and so much more! New this fall, try out:

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  • Walking Soccer - Saturdays, 2-3pm
    Join the latest craze, new to the USA!  Walking Soccer is a no-impact,  joint-friendly, but still authentic and highly enjoyable activity intended for older adults to become or stay active.  Participants will improve mobility, flexibility, confidence, and enhance positive aging while getting a great cardio workout. Participants are introduced by an experienced, professional soccer coach to movement exercises, proper warmup and stretching techniques, and of course, the basics of Soccer.

  • Cardio Boot Camp Circuit - Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 10:00-11:00
    Jumpstart your metabolism and burn extra calories in this Personal Trainer led class using 5 cardio  stations in the Fitness Center.

  • Yogassage with Foam Rollers - Wednesday 12-1pm
    This class combines gentle yoga with foam roller exercises for self-myofascial release of muscle tension and knots.

  • Zumba Strong - Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00pm
    New from Zumba - this class combines energetic toning and cardio choreography for a whole body workout.

  • Capoeira - Saturdays, 12:00-1:30pm
    This Afro-Brazilian martial art form is a fusion of self-defense, dance and music. Students develop cardio and upper/lower body conditioning, flexibility, grace and quick reflexes. Beginners welcome, taught by certified and experienced Capoeira Instructor.


Total Facility Members at The Connection also have access to a beautiful 5 lane pool. Swimming is one workout that can help participants improve muscle definition and strength, build endurance, increase flexibility, burn calories, lower stress and depression, and develop good breathing techniques all without the sweat.  Adult learn to swim classes for all levels, water exercise classes, gentle aerobics classes, lap swim, and recreational swim are all included.  

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

The Connection is a non-profit, human service organization providing a variety of programs and activities open to everyone in the community regardless of physical ability or economic circumstance. To find out more about our financial assistance program or how you can help us help others with a donation, visit TheConnectionOnline.org.

 

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Mindfulness and Meditation Courses Beginning March 2018

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