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Aurich Pool & Fitness Center at MMC


Wellness

We are the Aurich Pool & Fitness Center at MMC!

The Aurich Pool & Fitness Center at MMC provides cardio and strength training machines, in addition to free weights. A Cerified Personal trainer is available (Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm) to help you develop a personalized fitness routine.

Pool

The therapeutic, salt-system, heated pool (approx. 89 degrees) is ideal for those who have joint issues. Aquatic Aerobics classes are available for clients of all abilities. All classes are instructed at the same level, but clients are encouraged to exercise at their own level. An aqua arthritis class is also available for a lower impact program. Recreational volleyball is played on Friday afternoons from 2-4pm. Lap swimming is also an option for members. Just reserve a lane with the lifeguard on-duty. 

Wellness Center Staff

Linda Sullivan
- Director and Personal Trainer

Wellness & Aquatic Classes

Register for aquatic fitness classes at MMC Member Services. Call 302-734-1200 x167, Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM. No refunds will be given for missed classes.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese experience to balance the mind and body by allowing Chi or Energy to flow through the body smoothly using deep relaxed breathing, gentle stretches and movements, and a clear focused mind.

The class is led by Ran Griem, RN, Shiatsu Practitioner.Class size is limited to 15 participants. Cost for eight classes is $40 for members and $50 for non-members.

  • Wednesdays, 1:30- 2:30 PM, Palmer Rm. Check with Member Service for next start date

 

Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan Form

With its slow and flowing Tai Chi movements to its fast and powerful Wushu moves, this form has become very popular. A prerequisite is that students must have already participated in one of Ran's Tai Chi classes.

The 8-week class is led by Ran Griem, RN, Shiatsu Practitioner.Class size is limited to 15 participants. Cost for eight classes is $40 for members and $50 for non-members.

  • Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:30 PM, Palmer Rm. Check with Member Services for next start date

Betsy’s Chair Yoga

Betsy's Chair Yoga is taught by Betsy Gustafson who is well-known in the community from teaching exercise classes for over 25 years. Betsy is a certified group exercise instructor, yoga and Pilates instructor and certified personal trainer. She is also a senior exercise specialist.

Participants can be brand new to yoga or have previous experience. Betsy encourages your body to improve from its current capability to a better level. The class includes standing poses, seated poses, and may include the use of chairs to enhance capability. Classes end with a relaxation segment for participants to leave feeling renewed and refreshed. Yoga is known for enhancing the strength and flexibility of the muscles in a gentle and effective way. It can improve posture and balance, and reduce stress. Non-members welcome.

  • Classes meet Mondays, 12:30 - 1:30 PM, in the Palmer Room.
     
  • Punch cards are now available at Member Services for Betsy's classes - 12 classes for $55 for MMC Members /$60 for non-members. Good for any of Betsy's classes. Expires 60 days from date of purchase. Or - $5 per individual class, if desired - pay at Member Services by 2 p.m.

Tai Chi for Seniors with Betsy

Designed for beginners of Tai Chi or those who have had trouble learning complicated Tai Chi forms. It emphasizes the health benefits for mind, body, and spirit, yet is fun, varied and relaxing to learn.

  • Punch cards are now available at Member Services for Betsy's classes - 12 classes for $55 for MMC Members /$60 for non-members. Good for any of Betsy's classes. Expires 60 days from date of purchase. Or - $5 per individual class, if desired - pay at Member Services by 2 p.m.
  • Classes meet Wednesdays 12:20 - 1:20 PM in the Palmer Room
    Instructor: Betsy Gustafson

Dancing in Your Chair

Dancing in your Chair it's new it's fun it's free!!!

This is a fun low impact class where Ida will have you moving in your seat to great music. Everything is done safely in a chair. NO STANDING REQUIRED. You will do aerobic exercises ,stretching. Latin dancing, Line Dancing and more. Let's get those bodies moving!

  • Classes meet Tuesday from 9 - 9:45 AM and Friday 11:00-11:45  in Palmer room

Pool Volleyball

Join in the fun every Friday at the Wellness Center pool for a lively game of volleyball from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost is only $2 a day or a 24 visit punch card is available for $48 at MMC Member Services.

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Aqua Aerobics

Tuesday and Friday sessions with Karen. Cost is $42 for 12 class punch card. Class times are as follows:

  •  9 - 10 AM  or 10-11 AM
Thursdays with Betsy. Cost is $42 for 12 class punch card.  
  • 11 AM - noon
  • (All aerobic classes are to be performed according to client ability.)

Sign up at the MMC Member Services desk. Classes are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Aqua Mobility class

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-3pm

The Wellness Center is happy to announce Aqua Mobility class. This class offers whole body gentle movements. Great for arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, high blood pressure, andpre/post surgery. Helps build strength, balance and flexibility.  Register at Member Services. Punch cards are $42 for 12 classes.

Pool Party/Baptism Rental

The swimming pool can be rented on weekends after 1:00 pm for pool parties and church baptisms.
Call 302-734-1200 ext 188 for additional information and/or date availablility.
 

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