CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 1, 2017) – As we move into the month of March, your New Year’s resolutions might be fading. Now is the time to stick to your goals. Now is the time to take chances. Now is the time to try something new. Make 2017 the year of you. If you are looking to try new exercises that are fun and beneficial to your health, look no further than session two of the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center’s Pilates and instructional community classes, open to members and non-members.
Pilates classes focus on building core strength and endurance, increasing flexibility, improving muscle tone, and enhancing concentration. Instructional community classes help shake up your workout while improving your abilities. Take a look at some of the lesser-known benefits of Pilates and community classes at the Herbert Wellness Center.
Pilates is a full body workout.
Did you know your body continues to burn calories for hours after you leave the Pilates studio? Unlike a comparable amount of cardio, when you stop Pilates, the body does not immediately stop burning calories. Resistance-based exercises, such as Pilates, continue to burn additional calories throughout the day.
Pilates is for everyone.
Whether you are 22 or 62, it is never too late to begin Pilates. Even if you left exercise behind years ago, Pilates is an excellent way to help decrease chronic pain. Those who face chronic lower-back issues can benefit from Pilates’ core strengthening and emphasis on focus and breathing.
Pilates at the Herbert Wellness Center offers a multi-level class suited for all levels of experience.
No matter your level of experience, multi-level Pilates is open for generally healthy participants looking to further their Pilates practice. Each instructor caters the class to the needs and abilities of the participants of the class. Multi-level classes may include reformer, tower, and mat work.
Most community classes offer a free trial week.
Adult aquatics, dance, martial arts, and tennis community classes all offer a free trial week during which participants can sample any class they want and find their perfect fit. The free trial is available for the first meeting of each class, beginning Monday, March 13. Registration is not required for the free class and spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Herbert Wellness Center offers an Intro to Swing Dance class.
Swing dancing includes a variety of dance styles that were formed during the mid-1920s to the mid-1940s. With its roots in jazz, this dance form offers an unparalleled avenue of self-expression. The focus of this progressive class is to equip all participants with the ability to understand the dynamics of social dancing and multiple aspects of swing. All levels are welcome.
Pilates and community classes are open to members and non-members.
You do not have to be a member of the Herbert Wellness Center to reap the benefits of Pilates or community classes. Everyone in the University of Miami and Coral Gables community is welcome to participate and register in these classes.
Registration for Pilates classes is available to both members and non-members and can be done online or by calling the sales office at 305-284-5433 Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pilates registration is opens Monday, March 6, and closes Wednesday, March 15. Classes begin the week of March 20.
The Herbert Wellness Center offers adult and youth aquatics, dance, martial arts, and tennis classes available to members and non-members. Registration for community classes begins Monday, March 13 and closes, Sunday, March 26. Registration for youth aquatics opens on Monday, March 13 and closes on Monday, March 20, and a free trial for these classes is not offered. Registration for instructional community classes can be done online or by calling the sales office at 305-284-5433 Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.