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Marshall Rec Center offers first-ever Group Exercise Week

Alison Baldridge, Reporter

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Marshall University’s Recreation Center is giving away premium single class passes to participants that attend a group fitness class during Group Exercise Week Oct. 16-21. Participants can increase their chances of winning a pass by attending multiple classes throughout the week.

“For attending group fitness classes, not only do you get the benefit of the actual fitness class, this is a social experience and getting to possibly know other people in those classes,” JoEllen Cornelius, coordinator of fitness and wellness, said. “You will also get a free premium class pass, so, maybe if cost was an issue to you, now is the chance to try it, or maybe you just didn’t know what the class was and wanted to spend money on something that you were unsure of. You will be able to try that class and see if it is something that you would enjoy.”

Group classes available during the week include Cycling, Silver Sneakers, Cross-Training Under 30, BodyPump, Zumba and Yoga. Times for these classes are available on the Recreation Center’s website. Members at the Recreation Center are able to attend the group exercise classes for free, but non-members will have to pay a $10 guest fee.

The Recreation Center is also having a social media giveaway during Group Exercise Week. Anyone that takes a photo and uses the hashtag #marshallgxappreciationweek will be entered into a drawing for a giveaway.

Cornelius said there will be an attendance passport for their premium fitness attendees if they participate in a class in every format they offer. Doing so, participants can receive a prize at the end of the week

Alison Baldridge can be contacted at [email protected]

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