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This fun-filled blog provides updates and information and Montgomery County Recreation programs and activities. Please send comments, questions, and anything else you would like to share to T.Recs@montgomerycountymd.gov. Be sure to check back often; you never know…your comments or pictures could be posted next!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

February is American Heart Month

Heart disease, stroke and cardiovascular disease claim the lives of about 600,000 Americans every year and to raise awareness, February has become American Heart Month. In 2011 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) started the Million Heartscampaign, which aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. by 2017. One way to help reduce the risk is to exercise regularly, which can help you manage contributing factors such as weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure.

We have a wide variety of classes to help you get moving, build exercise into your weekly routine, and ultimately improve your heart health.

Dance and Fitness (20 sessions, $140)
This class offers a complete cardiovascular aerobic workout with a variety of music and choreographed moves that will keep all participants (women and men) engaged and entertained. The classes include flexibility and leg routines leading into a full aerobic workout, plus weights, abdominal work and cool down stretch. Experienced instructors are trained and certified in CPR. Bring a mat/blanket for floor work, and hand weights (optional). Questions? Email dancenfitness@verizon.net.
Jackie Sorensen’s Strong Step (10 sessions, $70)
This is a high-energy, low-impact fitness class that will get your heart pumping and put a smile on your face. We incorporate a blend of exercises, and resistance training to providea full body workout. Students can adjust step level to vary intensity. Participants provide own step, exercise mat, and 1-6 lbs. hand weights (optional). Limited steps available for class use. Call instructor to verify availability at (240)-207-3091.

Turbo Kick (11 sessions, $88)
This class is for participants ages 16 and up (14-15 if accompanied by parent or guardian). Cardio kickboxing is the perfect way to keep your heart healthy. This class also incorporates body-sculpting moves to help you get lean and toned. Put it all to dance music and you’ve got a high-intensity, fast-paced, class that is FUN and totally addicting! For more info, contact Jacki at: smilenbaby@hotmail.com.

Knockout Workout (8 sessions, $64)
Participants must be age 16 and up (13-15 if accompanied by parent or guardian). Challenge yourself with a unique blend of non-stop intense cardio boxing and body sculpting combinations. We’ll do intervals of cardio and strength training to help you improve your muscle strength, speed, agility, flexibility and of course, your heart health! Bring weighted gloves (optional) and a mat for floor workout. Questions? Contact Jeanne@koworkout.com or visit www.koworkout.com.

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