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Summer 2012 fitness class schedule finalized

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HOUGHTON – The summer session of community fitness classes at Portage Health – Houghton begins June 4 and runs through the end of August. Eleven different classes are being offered including two new programs: Recess bootcamp for youth ages 12-14, and a walk/run program aimed to help beginners find their stride.

“The recess bootcamp will expose participants to a variety of creative aerobic and strength-training exercises, as well as team-building fitness-themed games,” said Angela Luskin, community health coordinator at Portage Health.

The walk/run program is ideal for people interested in participating in the Portage Health Canal Run.

“We want people to begin their day with an invigorating walk that incorporates running intervals,” said Susan Rosemurgy, who is organizing the program. “This is a great introduction to a running and will provide people the background they need to a successful past time.”

The summer schedule also welcomes back the adventure bootcamp for a second summer. This class runs Monday through Thursday from June 11 to July 19.

“In 2011 the bootcamp was wildly popular,” said Luskin. “People loved the team atmosphere and the variety of challenges.”

Other courses include indoor cycling (Tuesday/Thursday 6-7 a.m., Monday/Wednesday/Friday 8-8:45 a.m., Tuesday/Thursday 5:30-6:30 p.m.), cycle fusion (Monday/Friday), zumba (Monday/Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m.), total body circuit (Tuesday/Thursday 8-8:30 a.m.), yoga (Monday/Wednesday 7-8 a.m., Monday 6:45-7:45 p.m. FREE), core combo (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-10:45 a.m., mat pilates (Friday 9-10 a.m.), strength and tone (Monday/Wednesday 4:45-5:15 p.m.), walk/run program (Tuesday/Thursday 6:30-7:30 a.m.), recess bootcamp (Tuesday/Thursday 1-2 p.m. for 12-14 year olds), adventure bootcamp (Monday-Thursday 6:30-7:15 a.m. or 7:30-8:15 a.m. with a free trial June 4-7).

Sessions are $6 for the public, $4 for Fitness Center members with 16-class punch cards and special pricing for indoor cycling, recess bootcamp and adventure bootcamp. Call 483-1149 for additional information or to register.

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