By: Janet Hunt Below is a list of fitness classes offered in the Athens area, outside of a gym, that are targeted to older adults. These classes are open to all. No sign up is needed and classes are ongoing. All equipment is provided. Donations are accepted. Below is a schedule: Youth Center at the First United Methodist Church 203 N. Jefferson St. (next to LCCI) Strength and Balance – this class uses hand weights, elastic tubing, and a small ball. Exercises are both standing and seated. Classes meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Gym at Round Island Baptist Church 14790 Brownsferry Rd. Strength and Cardio – this classes uses hand weights, elastic tubing, and a small ball. Because we have the entire gym, we walk laps indoors. Most of the exercises are standing with some seated work. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 10 – 11 a.m. East Limestone Senior Center 25820 Nick Davis Rd Strength and Balance – this class uses hand weights, elastic tubing, and a small ball. Exercises are both standing and seated. Classes meet on Monday and Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. East Limestone Senior Center 25820 Nick Davis Rd Stability – this class includes standing and walking exercises that will be beneficial in decreasing the risk of falling. Chairs are encouraged for warm-up and cool-down only. Class meets on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Above listed classes are offered by Janet Hunt, an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and ACE Certified Health Coach. For additional information please call 256-614-3530 or email at jhunt9155@gmail.com. For those that are looking for more personal instruction (one-on-one or with a partner), Janet offers personal training to fit your special needs whether is it strengthening your core, increasing your flexibility, working on increasing strength, or losing weight. If you have a small group interested in starting fitness classes at your location, Janet is available or can refer you to instructors to fit your group’s needs. By: Janet Hunt Janet Hunt is a Certified Personal Trainer and can be reached at 256-614-3530 to schedule an appointment.

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