We host weekly Fitness Classes for fellowship and exercise.
Morning Fitness Class
Sheila Hawkins is teaching a morning exercise class at Nokesville Church of the Brethren for all fitness levels. She is certified through American Council of Exercise and has been a fitness instructor for over 25 years.
The class is held in the Fellowship Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30am for 60 minutes. The goals of this class are to maintain good balance and flexibility, increase muscle strength, and build endurance. We begin each class with a 10 min warm-up of low impact aerobics, followed by exercises that focus on strength, balance, and flexibility.
Each participant will need an exercise tube with handles, flat exercise band, and a small ball (approx. 8 inches).
The cost is $7 per class, paid at the beginning of each month.
For more information, leave a message for Sheila at the church office: email@example.com or 703-594-2685.
Evening Fitness Class
Fitness Class is open to all and located in the fellowship hall of the church from 5:00pm – 6:00pm every Tuesday. Instructor Chris Taylor, is trained in Personal Training and CrossFit Level 1 and certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Our program consists of the following:
- Dynamic (moving) warmup – 5 minutes
- Workout of the Day – 25 minutes of core strengthening work, which includes but is not limited to: short jogs/fast walks, jumping rope, squats, functional movements with dumbbells and kettlebells, and mat work, such as stretches, pushups, abdominal work, etc.
- Isometrics (Planks as an example) and Abdominal Routine – 10 minutes
- Cool Down Stretch – 5 minutes
Occasionally, our class offers visiting yoga instruction as well.
Anyone is welcome, regardless of age, weight, or gender, although our class membership is predominantly ages 40-80. All exercises have substitutions based on your level of need. All work is geared toward creating full range of motion and combatting osteoarthritis.
There is a minimal charge for the cost of $5/class for the equipment and the planning and time of the instructor. A percentage of the funds are directed to the offering. There are often challenges where those funds are waived.
For more information, leave a message for Chris at the church office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-594-2685.