Mercy Health & Fitness Center Offers Yoga Classes for Runners and General Fitness

Mercy Health & Fitness Center Offers Yoga Classes for Runners and General Fitness

Posted on: February 14, 2012

North Canton, Ohio: Mercy Health & Fitness Center is offering two new Yoga classes beginning in March. Certified Brahmrishi Yoga instructor Mark Jones will teach a Yoga class for individuals of all fitness levels from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays from March 13 to April 17 at Mercy Health & Fitness Center, located at 6200 Whipple Ave., N.W., North Canton. This class requires no previous Yoga experience and helps improve participants’ flexibility and balance. The cost is $54 for six classes, just $9 per class.

A second Yoga class designed for runners will be held from 7 – 8 p.m. on Thursdays March 15 to April 19 at Mercy Health & Fitness Center. Runners are strong, toned and already in great cardiovascular shape. But this class is designed to restore length in your muscles and space in your joints. Yoga for Runners will help participants relieve tight hamstrings, a sore lower back and compressed joints. The cost is $54 for six classes, just $9 per class

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for Mercy’s Yoga classes. Call Mercy Health & Fitness Center at 330-966-8997.

Mercy Health & Fitness Center is a certified medical fitness facility by the Medical Fitness Association – the country’s leading organization dedicated solely to medically integrated outcomes and accountability based fitness facilities. Mercy Health & Fitness Center extends the benefits of physical fitness to non-traditional exercisers, including people with obesity, diabetes, heart disease, pulmonary disease and other chronic conditions.

The center’s experienced exercise physiologists also offer personal training, sport enhancement training, fitness classes and community wellness programs. Located in Mercy Health Center of North Canton, the fitness center offers cardiovascular and resistive strength training equipment including Cybex selectorized machines, free weights, treadmills, stair climbers, recumbent cycles and ellipticals equipped with cardio theater video screens, and rowing and upper body ergometers. For more information about Mercy Health & Fitness Center, call 330-966-8997 or visit cantonmercy.org/health-fitness.

Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carroll County, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.

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