Getting fit as a community

Photographer/Maleyia Vaughn Zumba Instructor Patty Hall at class Tuesday evening. Below, participants of Aqua Zumba show off their moves during class on June 14 at Mustang Aquatic Center. The class is offered at 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and is open to all ages.

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Zumba Instructor Patty Hall at class Tuesday evening. Below, participants of Aqua Zumba show off their moves during class on June 14 at Mustang Aquatic Center. The class is offered at 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and is open to all ages.

City’s wide array of options makes it easy

The Mustang community has more fitness options than ever before.

Mustang Parks and Recreation staff has added three new “Community Team Fitness” classes: TEAM Train, TEAM Circuit, and TEAM Kid Fit.

The Community Team Fitness also includes TEAM Stroller Fit which was already available in the past. Due to the heat, TEAM Stroller Fit will not be available during summer sessions at Wild Horse Park, but will start up indoors in August and run through the fall. Regular classes are September through May. Toddler time, which features an indoor playground in the same room as the mothers, will be available during TEAM Stroller Fit for children who don’t wish to stay in their strollers.

“So far I’ve had really good feedback with toddler time,” said Shannon Willis, personal trainer and instructor. “They get to work out and have their children in the same room with them.”

For stay-at-home moms, having the children in the same room is really important to them, Assistant Director Jean Heasley said.

“She’s made that commitment to her kids, but she’s trying to take care of herself too,” Heasley said.

TEAM Stroller Fit doesn’t require a membership. It is open to anyone in the Mustang School District for $15 a month.

TEAM Train is a group fitness class that uses cardio and strength interviews, dumbbells, medicine balls, etc. It also has mandatory weighs ins, measurements, and body fat analyses once a month. It is at 7:15 p.m. on Mondays in the aerobics room and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays meeting in the foyer. This class is for adults 18 and older.

TEAM Circuit utilizes the weight rooms and is limited to six people per class so each person can get comfortable with the weight room equipment and have a more personalized workout.

“It’s kind of scary to walk in the weight room and see all these machines,” said Ashley Wisner, adult program director. “You’re just like ‘I don’t know what does what, I don’t know where to start.’ We do have gym orientations, but this way you have someone walking you through it each time.”

Starting in July, this class will be offered at noon Wednesdays and Fridays in the weight room. It also has mandatory weigh-ins, measurements, and body fat analyses once a month. This class is also for adults 18 and older.

“The most beneficial part of these classes is accountability, especially, and being able to monitor your progress,” Willis said. “In the first month, you may not see the scale move but you’ll see inches come off and your clothes will fit differently.”

TEAM Kid Fit does group exercises with children ages 8 to 12 that are meant to be fun. It is at 4 p.m. Tuesdays.

These are premium classes that are additional options to a monthly deluxe membership. TEAM Train and TEAM Kid Fit are an additional $25 monthly fee, while TEAM Circuit is an additional monthly fee of $40. Each class will continue into the fall.

“There’s just a need for smaller groups,” Willis said. “Accountability, I always say accountability because that’s a big thing, but also just for a healthier community.”

Being a part of a team makes it easier to do, she said.

The Town Center offers a wide variety of fitness classes other than the Community Team Fitness that are included in a monthly deluxe membership, including HIIT, Body Sculpt, Dance Fitness, Hip Hop, Cardio Sculpt, Cardio Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, Kettlebells, and Senior Fit.

One of the most popular classes during the summer is Aqua Zumba with Zumba Instructor Patty Hull. It offers a low impact class combining aqua aerobics and Zumba at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Mustang Aquatic Center. This class is great for people with injuries or for people who are just scared to dance because the water hides the lack of coordination, Hull said.

“It’s my favorite class I teach,” she said. “It’s like a pool party.”

Hull teaches a variety of classes throughout Mustang and Yukon, people interested in classes or to learn more about her can visit her website at phullzumba.com.

Another class offered for beginners is Fit Beginnings, which is a slower paced class with low-impact exercises.

Each class is open to ages 13 and older. A full schedule can be found at the Town Center or at www.cityofmustang.org/parksrec/page/fitness.

 

Photographer/Maleyia Vaughn The class is offered at 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and is open to all ages.

Photographer/Maleyia Vaughn
The class is offered at 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and is open to all ages.

How to become a member

For residents living in the Mustang School District, general membership rates are $50 per year for an individual, $115 per year for a family, or $10 one-time fee with annual renewal for seniors 60 and older. For non-residents, it is $65 per year for an individual, $175 per year for a family, and $60 per year for seniors. The general membership includes basketball courts, rock climbing wall, indoor track, and game room.

Deluxe members are offered everything included in the general membership, plus unlimited aerobics classes, weight and cardio room access, and babysitting services. For residents it is $15 a month for individuals, $33 a month for families, and $10 a month for seniors. For non-residents, it is $37 a month for individuals, $78 a month for families, and $25 a month for seniors.

Members must be at least 13 years old.

Free gym orientations are offered in the weight room at 8 a.m. Wednesdays and 6 p.m. Tuesdays. For additional questions call 376-3411.

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