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Wellness Centers Offer Summer Fun and Fitness
Summer is the midpoint of the calendar year—a good time to recommit to physical fitness and reconnect with good health. The Wellness Centers offer classes for people of all ages who have varying schedules. Night-shift employees may find morning classes the most convenient to attend, while families with children who are out of school for the summer may choose to use the facilities during daytime or evening hours.
“We really try to beat the heat by offering great classes indoors,” says Susan Ilczyszyn, manager of the Lee Center for Rehabilitation & Wellness. “We’re here to help people maintain a healthy lifestyle, regardless of their schedule or level of physical fitness.” Classes and personal training are available at both locations—in Cape Coral and Fort Myers.
“Once people come in and check out the centers, they see the difference exercise can make, and we aren’t a typical gym,” Susan says. Debbi Jarvis, group exercise supervisor at the Wellness Center of Cape Coral, agrees.
“Our exercise specialists can create programs specific to each member’s needs, goals and health concerns if they have any,” she says. “We demonstrate how to use equipment on the floor and in the classes we offer.”
Debbi and other instructors begin teaching classes as early as 6 a.m., including cardio, strength and yoga classes. Zumba and core classes also have early start times at both wellness centers.
“We encourage people to come in and ask questions,” Debbi says. “If you don’t know what a class format is and aren’t sure if it’s right for you, our instructors will talk to you and assist you in choosing formats that fit well with your fitness goals while providing a fun atmosphere. From there, you can choose the classes and activities that are best for you.”
The Cape Coral Breeze named the Wellness Center of Cape Coral as one of the Best of Cape Coral 2012 in the health & wellness/life enrichment category. Breeze readers voted on each category.