By Erin Hallam
The spring semester is here, and the warm weather is well on its way. Not only do people want to feel toned and leaner as the summer months are fast approaching but, they also want more confidence. For students looking to better their body and mind before the new season arrives there is no easier way than to utilize the free fitness classes offered here at Cape Cod Community College (4Cs).
Wondering where the fitness center is? It’s located right beside the Campus Life office, just enter through the front doors, take a left and follow the signs with arrows pointing you to the fitness center. Continuing down the stairs into the basement students will be met with a full gym and an attendant seated at the front desk.
Any faculty, student and alumni can access the gym and the free classes offered as long as they have a student ID.
Nancy Mciver is a class instructor teaching a Yoga and Pilates Fusion class on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:45AM to 8:30AM as well as a Head to Toe class on Mondays and Thursdays 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM. Classes are just under an hour long and are open for all levels.
“I’ve been teaching fitness classes for about 22 years, ranging from yoga, Pilates, cycling, and aerobics,” said Mciver. “But I’ve been teaching here at 4Cs for 8 years.”
Yoga and Pilates works to improve a body’s posture, alignment, breathing and balance, while also toning muscles.
Yoga mats are provided as well as support blocks and Pilates bands. All attendees need to bring is themselves.
Students Kelsey Foster and Summer Stagman recently attended their first Yoga and Pilates Fusion class on campus.
“I’ve done yoga before and went on the 4Cs website, and that’s how I found out about the class,” said Stagman.
The classes are walk-in friendly, so you don’t need to sign up beforehand to attend.
Weekly e-mails are sent out to students as a reminder that these free classes are being offered. Flyers are also distributed around campus as another way to remind students and faculty when and what time these classes are available.
Spread the news about this amazing opportunity by bringing a friend or by telling a fellow classmate that these options are open to them as a great way to wake up their bodies and start the day off the right.