Christ United Methodist Church
Christ United Methodist Church

Fitness Classes

Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC) Sports & Rec Center (SRC) offers a wide range of fitness classes for the body, mind and soul to keep the temple of God in perfect working order. All of the fitness classes offered through CUMC Sports are God-centered and always incorporate a time of prayer and devotion.

Online registration is done via MyCUMC. You will need a user name and password. Online registration requires payment using a credit card. We accept Visa and MasterCard. Credit card payments are protected using SSL and VeriSign.

Refunds are not available after the first day of class/play. Cancellations made prior to the start of the session by credit card will be refunded minus 4 % applicable fees. Payments made by check or cash will be refunded by check.

We do not pro-rate our classes, but do offer a half price discount after 6 weeks of class. Feel free to try any class once, free of charge, to determine if it meets your needs.

SPECIAL PAYMENT OPTION NOTICE: If you choose to only take one day of a two-day-per-week class, we have created a way for you to do that by simply checking which day you would like to attend in the payment section. Your credit card will be charged for that day of the week only.

All programs are open to the community — membership to CUMC or the Sports & Rec Center is not required.

All of our fitness classes run in consecutive sessions throughout the year; however, you may join a class anytime! The Beginner Tap dance class follows the Plano ISD calendar.

We strongly suggest that you check with your physician before beginning any form of exercise.

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Spring 2017 (March 27 – June 24, 2017)

Click on class times to register.

Scroll down or click here to see class descriptions.

ClassDaysTimesCost

Yoga Classes

Beginner YogaMondays
9-10 am This class is FULL.$60
Beginner YogaMondays10:15-11:45 am This class is FULL. $70
Beginner YogaMondays7:15-8:15 pm $60
Beginner YogaWednesdays9:15-10:45 am This class is FULL.$70
Beginner YogaThursdays7-8:15 pm$70
Chair YogaWednesdays11:15-12:15 pm This class is FULL.$60
Gentle YogaThursdays 11:30 am-12:30 pm$60
Intermediate YogaMondays6-7 pm$60
Intermediate YogaTuesdays7:30-8:45 pm$70
Intermediate YogaFridays9:15-10:45 am $70
Joint Freeing Chair YogaTuesdays and Thursdays 10-11:30 am $140 ($70 for one day a week)
Mixed Levels YogaTuesdays and Thursdays 9:15-10:45 am $140 ($70 for one day a week)
Mixed Levels YogaTuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:30 pm $120 ($60 for one day a week)
Mixed Levels YogaWednesdays6-7 pm$60
Yin YogaFridays9:00-10:30 am $70

Fitness Classes

Balls and BandSaturdays9:30-10:30 am$60
CircuitsThursdays 7-8 pm $60
Core and ToneWednesdays 9-10 am $60
PilatesTuesdays6-7 pm$60
Power UpMondays 9-10 am$60

Free Classes

Active Older AdultsMondays, Wednesdays and Fridays9:25 – 10:30 amNo Fee
No registration required
Adult Beginner TapMondays 12:45-1:45pmFree but please register.
Adult Beginner TapTuesdays1-2 pmThis Class is full.
Adult Beginner TapWednesdays 1-2 pmFree but please register.
Karate - ages 10 and upSaturdays 10 am-NoonFree but please register.
Tai ChiWednesdays 7-8 pmFree but please register.
Fit For Good Boot CampMondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays6-7 amNo Fee.
No registration required.
Must be member of S&R

Class Descriptions

YOGA Classes

Yoga

Yoga is designed to relieve stress, improve balance, strength, flexibility and boost the immune system. The Sports & Rec Center offers Hatha Yoga, control of the body and mind. Each session focuses on learning basic yoga poses and progressing toward stringing postures together. Our Yoga program offers beginner, mixed levels, and intermediate level classes to meet your needs.

Chair Yoga

A yoga class especially for those who, due to age, health issues, injury, weight challenges or limited balance or mobility can find it difficult to get down on the floor. Now a chair becomes your mat! Just about any pose that can be done standing, sitting or laying on a mat can be adapted to sitting on a chair. Everyone, beginner to advanced, is accommodated as each pose is presented in multiple levels of flexibility. The class includes breathing, stretching, strengthening, relaxation and fun – all while sitting on a chair.

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga embraces moment-to-moment mindfulness through fluid breath. It incorporates gentle physical postures, breathing exercises, and guided relaxation. This class is especially good for anyone who needs a less active yoga practice.

Joint Freeing Chair Yoga

This class is designed to work every single joint in the body. Instead of getting on and off the floor, you will use a chair as your base. This special yoga class is great for cancer and heart patients and especially for those with Rheumatoid Arthritis or other physically-limiting ailments.

Mixed Levels Yoga

These Yoga classes are designed to accommodate anyone who wants to take a Yoga class…from beginner to more experienced. You will learn both basic and advanced poses that will help you learn how to breath, stretch, and relax.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a slow paced class that focuses on gently stretching and rehabilitating the connective tissues that form our joints. It is not muscular strength that gives us the feeling of ease and lightness in the body; it is the flexibility of the joints, of the connective tissue. Just as teeth are realigned with braces, likewise the tissues that form our joints can be safely and desirably “exercised” by gently stretching them in Yin Yoga poses. To combat the natural aging process of tightening through the lower body and weakening through the upper body, Yin Yoga emphasizes stretching the connective tissues in the lower body while emphasizing muscular strength in the upper body. Yin Yoga encourages the use of props and is safe for all ages and fitness levels. 

FITNESS CLASSES

Balls and Bands

This class uses a combination of exercise balls and stretch bands to work your core muscles and tone your whole body. You will need a mat, water and towel.

Circuits     

This class will add variety and excitement to your current exercise routine. Each session will consist of a devotion, workout and cool down. Class members should come to class already warmed up and ready to begin their workout. Maximum of 20 students per class.

Core and Tone

Experience a total body workout. The class consists of exercises to stabilize and strengthen the core muscles (back, hips, glutes and abdominal muscles), sculpt upper and lower body muscles with hand weights and stretch the body to improve flexibility. There will be an emphasis on proper alignment for safe and effective results. All levels of experience welcome. Modifications of all exercises will be given if needed. If possible, bring a mat or blanket and a bottle of water.

Pilates

Pilates is a non-impact, non-weight bearing system of physical conditioning that focuses on body placement and increasing awareness of the body’s capabilities and untapped resources. Pilates makes bodies fit and strong by slimming the muscles and making them longer and leaner. Pilates works the abdomen, lower back and hips to make it a more firm, central support system for your body. You will need a mat, water and towel.

Power Up

A LOW impact cardio and strength class for all fitness levels. Class participants will use weights, bands and other fitness tools with a variety of workouts to change your body and burn calories. Good music, great fellowship, exercise and prayer round out the perfect start to your week.

FREE CLASSES

Active Older Adults

This class is designed for older adults (AGE 55 AND UP), combining low impact aerobics with stretching and toning. Chairs are available for anyone who might need to sit for some of the activities. Equipment including hand weights, mats, and towels are provided for this class. This class is ongoing. No fee or pre-registration is required. 

Adult Beginner Tap

Beginner Tap is designed for adults who want to learn how to tap dance or who have not taken tap in quite a while. You may choose one, two, or three classes per week. You will need to register for each class separately.

Tap shoes are recommended, but not necessary. You may purchase a pair at a discount at Sandy’s II located at the corner of Independence and Parker. Just mention that you are a member of CUMC to receive your discount.
September 12, 2016 – May 15, 2017 Mondays taught by Jo Anne Robertson
September 13, 2016 – May 16, 2017 Tuesdays taught by Jean Belcher – This class is full.
September 14, 2016 – May 17, 2017 Wednesdays taught by Jo Anne Robertson

Karate 

CUMC member Rick Wiedeman has taught Okinawan karate since 1994. He leads a class that is both authentic and good-natured, emphasizing basics, forms, and self-defense with no competitive sparring. The only equipment required is a plain white karate-gi (uniform). For ages 10 and up. This  class meets on Saturdays in the north gym.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an ancient fitness technique regarded as one of the best forms of exercise for older adults. It is great for balance and it’s free! 

Fit For Good Boot Camp

Fit For Good Boot Camp is a supportive group of friends that gathers three times a week every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning from 6:00 am to 7:00 am in the Sports & Rec Center gym.  This group is core member led, adaptable for all levels of fitness, and includes both weights and cardio exercises.
There is no fee to participate but you must be a member of the Sports & Rec Center.  Fit For Good does collect donations quarterly to support various church and community ministries.

If you are looking for purpose in exercise besides the obvious health benefits and want a supportive group of friends for accountability, join Fit For Good.  Contact Ronnie Thomson at (214)725-3347 with any questions.

Sports & Rec Center           972.596.6073          email: recreation@cumc.com