Continuing my quest to hit every class our YMCA offers. I am currently around #60 out of the total 130 classes we offer. Since school is back in session and my daughter has started 5K, all day, kindergarten, I’m really planning on the number of classes I attend to increase for the rest of the year. I attended Shape Express last week. I needed to get this one in as it conflicted with my daughter’s bus/school schedule. I had attended Shape Express a few times in the past, but, this one was so extra fun!!! We used scooters on wheels that I hadn’t seen let alone used since grade school. We used them like an ab roller and I am telling you I felt that for days!!! And, we did strength training and that really got our heartrate up! Shape Express is an awesome class that aims to work you from head to toe in only 30 minutes. It is a perfect class for those that are on a time crunch or just looking to add more strength training into your routine. See you next week as I continue the quest attend all of our classes.

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My name is Jamie Hardt and I have been an exercise instructor for nearly 13 years at the YMCA-Pabst Farms. I absolutely love exercise and would probably do it for hours a day if I could. I began a challange at New Years with a goal of attending every class our YMCA has to offer. I have attended 30 different classes so far of the over 100 we offer. I welcome you to join me on this journey!.. Read More »


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