Show your body how much you care by joining in the fun with Love Your Body Week at Smith Fitness Center. Does it sound hokey? Well, try this on for size. Extra weight has been linked to Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke, sleep apnea, arthritis and certain types of cancer, according to the Weight-control Information Network. And weight aside, improving your overall health — that’s strength, endurance, flexibility and cardio conditioning — improves your quality of life.
So, do you love your body?
Fitness experts at Smith are making it easy next week with a full schedule of activities, many great for the whole family. Here’s a rundown, and while you’re there for the fun, don’t forget to stay for the sweat. There’s ellipticals, treadmills, stair steppers, stationary bikes, weight machines and more. It’s a great way to get a good workout in while escaping the April sun.
Monday Check in at 11:30 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. for hour long information sessions with a personal trainer. The sessions include free body fat testing, so you know where you’re at and what you may need to work toward, and plenty of prizes.
Tuesday Calm down and let the stress melt away with aromatherapy and massage classes. You can even mix your own scent for free at 11:30 a.m., noon, 12:30, 4:30, 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m.
Wednesday What is power yoga? Think of traditional yoga — with much, much more energy. Still curious? You can attend a free class at 6:40 p.m. on the second floor of Smith Fitness Center. Each participant will be entered to win a free yoga kit.
Thursday Snag some summer giveaways from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 4:30 to 6 p.m. Win a pool party package, canoe rental and more. The focus is getting fit with outdoor recreation and aquatics.
Friday If you really want a workout and you’re looking for plenty of variety, check out the annual Fitness-a-thon. It’s a smorgasbord of heart-pumping fitness classes from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 20-minute rotations. Take a sampling of a few of the classes to find one that fits your workout needs. Personal trainers, instructors, massage therapists and other wellness representatives will be available to answer any questions you may have. For more information about Love Your Body Week, call Lori Smith at 706-527-2393.