//Wellness Wednesday: Exercising and Entertainment

Wellness Wednesday: Exercising and Entertainment

Finding your New Year’s resolution to exercise more difficult than you imagined? Or perhaps you are just trying to start working out. Whatever the circumstances are, SC4’s Wellness Committee is offering a grand opportunity for fitness bound students.

Every Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m. in room 150 of the M-Tec building, a class is held which is designed to get students away from the couch and up on their feet; maybe even have a little fun while they are at it.

The instructor, Jenny McElwain, is always happy to see new faces come to the class and have a good time. It is a class so it’s not just open to students. Anyone from the community is welcome to join the festivities as long as they pay the $5 entry fee. So go ahead and bring your best friend or sibling along. More people means more fun!

To entertain those attending, the class offers a healthy variety of exercises, so that more of the body’s muscles are used, and it keeps the class from getting stale. Pilates is used to strengthen the core muscles in the torso, which is usually preformed on a mat. To tone out muscles and improve flexibility, the students practice the relaxing form of Yoga. There is also the old fashioned strength training portion of the class, which builds more muscle and increases the overall strength of the body.

The most interesting part of the class is the Zumba training. Zumba is a fusion of dance and aerobic elements that create an atmosphere than feels more like a night on the town, rather than exercising.

The class will be operating every Wednesday this semester until May 8th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. If you are worried about your fitness level, don’t sweat it; the class is still enjoyable for everyone. For more information about the class, or SC4’s Wellness Committee, go to the college website at www. sc4.edu. 

Taylor McAllister

Staff Writer