Water Circuit Class
(Athens Public Information officer Michael Hannigan is sampling all the Cain Center's fitness classes and blogging about his experience. Email him at mhannigan@athenstx.gov with questions or for more information.)

Meredith Jowers will help kick-start your day with her 8:30 am. Water Circuit class.

"We do a lot of jumping, and we do a lot of movements," she said. "We also work on strength, balance, and core."

In addition, I can confirm the group works in plenty of fun as Meredith dances above the pool and inspires and cajoles her charges to join her. The folks in the pool often break into spontaneous singing with the ever-present music pouring from the speaker.

Meredith is the fitness trainer who conducts water aerobics every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Cain Center. Each day she teaches three classes of varying intensity.

"My whole goal with fitness is just helping people," she said. "I am not the type of trainer who will get you ready for a magazine or a competition. Instead, I'm the one that's going to help you get to a quality life that is better than what you are experiencing."

The Water Circuit is the highest intensity of the three, but while it is a workout, it isn't beyond the ability of someone who is already active.

The class includes work with aquatic dumbbells, which are very light ... until you try and move them around underwater. Meredith mixes the dumbbells with aerobics movements to create a complete body workout.

And music, music, music.

If you are looking for fun and a class designed to improve your balance and ability to move, this is the one.

To learn more about this and other classes, contact the Cain Center at 903-677-4430.

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