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The strength training classes are taught 5 days per week Monday , Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 am, and Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm.

Strength training exercises will trains your muscles to work together and prepare them for daily tasks by simulating common movements you might do at home, at work or in sports. While using various muscles in the upper and lower body at the same time, strength training also emphasize core stability.

Being an endurance athlete requires a strong core. Here’s the rub: swimming, biking and running do little to develop a strong core. If you invest some time to improve your core strength, you will see your performance improve and it can help you remain injury free. This is not about bulking up in the gym. Big muscles are heavy. This is about functional strength training that produces explosive power and lean muscle mass. Developing your core encompasses much more than working your abdominal muscles. If you include full body movements that are performed in an unstable environment, you will challenge the little stabilizing muscles that are so important for balance and coordination.


  • Access to all strength training, boxing and kickboxing classes: $125 per month
  • Discounted for active military, nurses, teachers and NIH employees: $110 per month

Class Trainer

Mae Shapherd

Yesterday dancer, then runner and now Strength Training Instructor, Mae grew up with fitness and ...


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