Lots of people want to get more active, but finding the right exercise routine can be a challenge to fit into a busy lifestyle. For those who are new to working out, going to the gym or trying out a class for the first time can be intimidating.
Get Healthy West Georgia hopes to address that concern in its next Healthy for Life class. The Feb. 25 class at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton will offer a sampling from a variety of fitness activities for beginners. The free classes, which start at 6 p.m., are part of the Get Healthy West Georgia initiative led by Tanner Health System and the Community Foundation of West Georgia designed to help area residents make healthy lifestyle changes.
Instructors will be present to explain the background of each exercise style, teach participants what to expect from the workouts and present a mini-workout to help participants get comfortable with each style.
“This class can help you find the exercise that’s right for you,” said Chesley Large, a health and exercise coach at Tanner Health System who will lead the class.
“We’ve invited several local fitness instructors to teach us about some fun and effective forms of fitness — Zumba, Yoga, Pilates and Boot Camp. The instructors will also offer 10-minute mini-sessions of each of these fitness classes so you can try out these popular types of fitness and see which one you might enjoy.”
With spring just on the horizon, now is the perfect time to get started. “Whether you want to lose weight or just feel better and have more energy, there are so many good reasons to exercise,” said Large.
Personal trainer Kim Johns, a health advocate at Tanner Health System, will present a boot-camp style workout activity. “Everybody has to start somewhere, so you might as well jump in with two feet and go for it,” said Johns.
Kristen Mosier, owner of Body & Mind Pilates in Carrollton, will speak about the benefits of pilates.
“Pilates is one of the key forms of fitness that can really be tailored to any body type, any age and any level of athletic ability — so it’s a great place to begin if you don’t know where to start,” Mosier explained.
The Healthy for Life class will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton in Classroom 2 of the Health, Education and Wellness Learning Center.
If you have not attended a previous class and have not already registered for the series, call 770.214.CARE to register. A complete schedule of upcoming Healthy for Life classes is available at www.GetHealthyWestGeorgia.org.