The American College of Sports Medicine currently recommends exercising three to five days a week. Exercise reduces your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes and obesity. A five to ten minute warm up period should precede aerobic activity. Exercise intensity should be maintained for 30-45 minutes, followed by a gradual decrease in intensity. The workout should be concluded with 5-10 minutes of stretching to cool down. Adequate hydration can help your performance and prevent the medical dangers associated with dehydration. The popular rule of thumb is to drink six to eight, 8 ounce glasses of water a day. The easiest way to tell if you have had enough to drink is to monitor your urine. Clear-colored urine in significant amounts indicates adequate hydration. Dark-colored urine is concentrated with metabolic wastes, signaling dehydration. For additional information regarding what type of exercise program that may be right for you, contact your health care provider.

Aquatic Exercise/Fitness – is exercise performed in water that promote and enhance physical and mental fitness. Aquatic Fitness is typically performed in a vertical position in varying depths of water.

Cycling/Spinning – is a cardiovascular workout performed on a stationary bike. Classes typically focus on variations in cadence, resistance and body position.

Nia – is a physical conditioning program based on a premise that movement is a pathway for self-discovery and personal transformation. Nia is intended to delivery cardiovascular aerobic exercise and whole-body conditioning.

Oula – is a one hour high-octane, crazy-fun dance energy featuring sexy and fun movement set to top 40’s music.

Pilates – is a system of exercises that promote strengthening of the body, often using specialized equipment.

T’ai Chi – is a Chinese martial art and form of stylized, meditative exercise, characterized by methodically slow circular and stretching movements and positions of bodily balance.

Yoga – is a type of exercise that combines body and mind in a series of poses, stretches breathing techniques and meditation.

Zumba – is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow Latin-inspired, calorie burning dance fitness program.

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