Free sample of get-fit classes offered at Pine Community Center
Working out alone is fine for some people, but not everyone, according to Alicia Bercury, fitness coordinator at Pine Community Center.
“Others may want to do that — work out alone — but don't know where to start,” said Bercury, 28, who has a degree in exercise science from Slippery Rock University.
“By coming to a class, you have an instructor who's certified and qualified. You've basically got someone watching you and what you're doing,” Bercury said. “If you're doing it on your own, you might be doing something incorrectly.”
To help people get fit — regardless of whether they enjoy solo workouts — Pine Township invites residents and nonresidents of all ages to sample one or more of 33 free fitness classes set for Aug. 26 through Sept. 1 at Pine Community Center.
Paid classes will start Sept. 3.
Choices range from “Cardio Core Fusion,” a class to get your heart pumping and strengthen your torso, to “Willpower and Grace,” a class that incorporates Pilates and yoga moves.
Classes in stationary cycling, Zumba dancing, and kettle-bell lifting also are available, plus, “Stability Ball Boot Camp,” where participants will perform a variety of exercises.
People can expect to see 10 to 30 people, ages 17 to 55, in any one of free fitness classes. Morning, afternoon and evening classes are available, but advance registration is requested.
“The free classes offer an opportunity for everyone to try something different,” said Diane Kozemchak of Pine, a mother of three who takes five fitness classes per week — including boot camp, cycling and mat Pilates — at Pine Community Center.
“The instructors are very knowledgeable and friendly,” Kozemchak said. “There's a wide range of classes for every fitness level.
“Alicia does a fantastic job,” Kozemchak said. “She is constantly working to improve and offer new and exciting activities. She works tirelessly and is extremely dedicated.”
For aspiring exercisers, Bercury also recommends signing up for a class to help them stick with a fitness program.
“You know you have certain time slot, a certain class that you go to,” she said. “Maybe you make friends in that class, and then it becomes a social environment.”
A complete list of available, free fitness classes is available at the online site of Pine Community Center at www.twp.pine.pa.us. For information, call 724-625-1636, ext. 160.
Deborah Deasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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