Yoga Classes for Runners, Golfers and General Fitness

Yoga Classes for Runners, Golfers and General Fitness

Posted on: August 2, 2012

North Canton, Ohio: Mercy Health & Fitness Center is offering Yoga classes for runners, golfers and general fitness at Mercy Health Center of North Canton. Mark Jones, certified 200-hour level Brahmrishi Yoga instructor, will teach each six-class series. Cost for a six-week series is $54, and pre-registration and pre-payment are required. For more information or to register, call Mercy Health & Fitness Center at 330-966-8997.

Yoga for Runners

Can running leave you tight and sore with compressed joints? “You bet it can,” Jones says. “Runners are already strong, toned and in great cardiovascular shape. Yoga for Runners is designed to help lengthen and soothe muscles while decompressing your neck, spine, hips, knees, ankles, arches and toes,” he says. Yoga for Runners will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 17 – Oct. 22.

Yoga for Golfers

Do you have tight hips, a sore back or unsteady concentration? “As golfers, your back and hips are stressed through a wide range of swings, most notably the first one – the drive,” Jones says. “Yoga for Golfers helps restore length in your back and space in your spine,” he says. Improve your game by learning how to balance effort with ease. Yoga for Golfers will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Sept. 20 – Oct. 25.

Yoga for You

No previous Yoga experience? No flexibility? No balance? No worry! “Yoga restores space to the joints and length to the muscles plus develops calm and vitality by pairing mind with breath,” Jones says. “You do not have to be a dancer or a circus contortionist to do this,” he says. “Props and modifications make the poses most meaningful for you. No need to perform the poses picture-perfect to gain benefits.” Yoga for You will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, Sept. 18 – Oct. 23.

About Mercy Health & Fitness Center

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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