More SPIN classes!!!

Body Edge now offers SPIN 6 days a week!

Come check our latest addition to the schedule…

Mondays & Wednesdays at 9am with Casey!

Perfect for those who need to drop off the kids to school before they come to the gym or for those that think our Tuesday & Thursday 8:15am class is a bit too early.  Want to burn  some extra calories before beach season begins?  Do you want great looking legs???   TRY SPIN!!!

Also come check out our EXPANDED and remodeled spin room!

Beginner Yoga Tue & Thur Evenings!

Yes, you have asked for it and it is here.  Body Edge now offers a yoga class for beginners in the evening!

Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-6pm.

This class will be for anyone who is curious about yoga, has never tried yoga or for those who just want to improve on the postures they are already familiar with.

A single class is $10 or you may purchase 10 classes for $70.  Members of the gym receive a $20 discount. (Memberships start as low as $19.99/month!)

These 5pm classes are taught by the wonderful Rosa Aronson.

Rosa is a registered Yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance.  She currently teaches Yoga for Beginners, Gentle, Yin, Restorative, and Flow Yoga. She received her 500-hour certification from Beloved Yoga  in Reston, Virginia.  Rosa’s first Yoga class took place in her native France. She began practicing on a more regular basis in 2007.  She enjoys various forms of Yoga, including Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa Yoga. Rosa ’s former career as a school teacher and international organizational leader enriches her teaching of Yoga through empathy for students from any background and age. During her free time, Rosa enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and swimming in the ocean.

Beginner Yoga Monday & Wednesday

Body Edge now offers a Beginner’s Yoga class at 12 noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. For non-members of the gym class is $10 each or 10 classes for $70. Gym members receive a $20 discount.
This class will be for anyone who is curious about yoga, has never tried yoga or for those who just want to deepen an already existing practice. The classes will build upon on each other so it will be good to start now. 
 
The first several classes will be simply learning proper alignment and how it feels to simply move the body and the muscles without even trying, while connecting to one’s breath and quieting one’s mind. We will learn about the calming affects of the breath, stillness, meditation, and yoga philosophy. Over time, and with dedication, we will move in to the yoga postures (asana) and progress to a level of comfort that will allow the student to feel confident in any yoga class or develop a home practice.   – Pam Batchelor
Pam has been teaching yoga for 7 years and has her 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification. She studied in India for 5 weeks. She believe that yoga is for everyone and that it is the one thing that will allow us to flow through life with awareness or our bodies and an element of natural healing that will serve to keep us flexible and free of pain due to not moving or not moving properly.
 
Yoga is not about the pose.
It’s not the alignment of 
toes or hips or shoulders.
It’s not about the form.
Yoga is an invitation to
explore, not a command
performance.  It speaks
the language of the soul.
In the flow of breath and 
motion, yoga coaxes us
from the confines of the
known, across the silent
threshold into vastness.
Yoga is the union of prayer
and movement, guided from
inside.  It is healing and the
joy of saying yes to life.
Breathe, relax and feel the
body receive its own truth.
The seed of freedom flowers
within each of us whenever
we are open to what’s real.
 
Danna Faulds

NEW CLASS – GYM 101

An instructional class that caters to those who are new to the gym, want to learn new exercises or have just hit a plateau in their workout.  Beginners will learn basic, fundamental fitness movements in a small group format. Experienced gym members will learn new exercise techniques to take their fitness program to new levels. Special attention is given to teaching proper form and technique in a safe, progressive manner to ensure you feel comfortable in our gym. Taught by Anthony Merrill, Certified Fitness Trainer.

This is a 3 week course comprised of six 1 hour sessions. Classes take place on Monday and Wednesday at 1:00pm and 5:30pm. You pick the time that works best for you! Introductory price for all six sessions is $59 or you may drop into any class for $20. There is no beginning date – you may start at any time! Call or come by the gym to register. 910-575-0975  Space is limited as this is a small class format.

Class Schedule:

Class 1Strength Training Using Machines

  • Burn fat and build muscle! We’ll provide expert training on using weight machines safely and effectively. Learn new weight training techniques to improve your fitness and help you reach your goals faster.

Class 2 Free Weight & Kettlebell Basics

  • Look great in the mirror! Build strength and bone loss using weight training. We’ll show you how Why? Because life is easier when you’re strong!

Class 3 TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise)

  • Resistance training provides an incredible boost to your metabolism! Adding resistance training to your workout routine can help accelerate fat loss.

Class 4 Cardio & HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

  • Increase your endurance and stamina! Learn how to tailor a cardio program for you specifically so you can lose weight and be fit.

Class 5 – Bodyweight Movement for Functional Strength

  • Learn the top bodyweight movements you can do anytime/where! We’ll show you how to use your bodyweight to increase flexibility, coordination and balance.

Class 6 Dynamic Stretching Overview

  • Do you stretch enough? Most of us do not yet it is so important to our health. Learn how to avoid muscle imbalance and increase your flexibility. Stretching is critical to aging well!

Free or Discounted Senior Memberships Available

Body Edge offers FOUR options for seniors to join the gym, take classes and pay very little or NOTHING!

All the programs are based on your healthcare insurance.

AARP MEDICARE SUPPLEMENTAL PROGRAM – annual contract is 50% of the Body Edge membership fee ($39/month). $19.50 per month would be drafted from checking, credit or debit account. Go to the website healthyourway.com to get your confirmation code.

SILVER & FIT – $50 per year for eligible NC Blue Cross Blue Shield Advantage or Supplemental members.  May be free for other insurance plans.  Website – silverandfit.com

RENEW ACTIVE – Free to United medicare Advantage members. Website – myrenewactive.com to get confirmation code.

SILVER SNEAKERS – Free to eligible members in participating Medicare Advantage or Supplemental plans. Website – silversneakers.com

 

Programs for 18-64 year olds:

BLUE 365 – Cost dependent on health insurance.  Fee paid to Blue Cross Blue Shield. Website – blue365deals.com

ACTIVE & FIT – Cost dependent on health insurance.  Fee paid to Active & Fit. Website – activeandfit.com

 

Vacationers are Welcome

Don’t fall into total “vacation mode”!
Just because you’re on vacation does not mean you can skip your workouts. If you are anything like me, vacation means you eat some of the yummy foods you normally avoid and the adult beverages increase. Yes?

Well here is the good news… Body Edge Fitness offers day passes for $12 or week passes for $30.

Are classes more your speed? (You don’t have to think, the instructor tells you what to do in a fun group environment.) Come try Tabata, Yoga, Strength, Core Challenge, Body Fit, Spin, Edge, Zumba or Silver Sneakers for $10 per class.

Personal Training is also available by appointment to focus on your specific needs for $35 per session.

The staff at Body Edge looks forward to seeing you.

Safe Travels,
Cindy Black
Owner/Personal Trainer

Self Defense Class Improves Boy’s School Performance!

Allen Walters has been taking Anthony Merrill’s Total Body Conditioning Self Defense class for four months and loves it.  Recently Allen received the award “Citizen of the Month” for his classroom.  Here is what Allen’s mother had to say…

To Anthony… “I want to thank you because I believe your guidance has had a great influence in his (Allen’s) life! Before you started working with him he was feeling bad about his weight and his self confidence.  Now he has just received Citizen of the Month for his classroom.  Thank you Anthony!

Anthony says, “Allen attends class 4 days per week, is dedicated and hard working.  I am very proud of him and feel like I can help anyone who has the desire to live a healthier lifestyle.”

This is what Allen had to say about coming to class at the gym, “I enjoy taking classes at Body Edge Fitness with Anthony. Everyone is always nice to me. Since starting kickboxing classes I have gained courage and confidence in myself. Also my grades at school have improved because I have become more focused and believe in myself more.”

Youth classes are offered at 4:30pm Monday through Thursday.  Kids may come 1-4 days per week.  Adult classes are offered Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:30 and 6:30pm. Cost varies depending on times per week and there is a discount for multiple members of the same family.  Come join the fun, get a great workout and see results!!!

Pleased Member…

DianeBody Edge is a people friendly gym that has all the equipment anyone could need.  They offer multiple classes and are always adding new and exciting things to keep you interested.  (The Jacob’s Ladder challenge is definitely interesting!)  They are also Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit certified which is important to me.   With Silver Sneakers I am able to use the facility for FREE.  I especially like that the gym opens at 6:00 am and is open all day, unlike some places that close for several hours in the middle of the day and then re-open in the evening.  I have been with Cindy for about 8 years and have seen her expand to a larger building and then expand that space with two much needed additions as her business has grown.  I would not work out anywhere else!  Cindy and her fitness center are the best!

Diane Kreuzburg

Down hill skiing in her 70’s!

Teri & Rumel

Teri & Rumel

The last week of January I visited my family in Burlington, Vermont.  My daughter and I decided the time was right for a day to ski.  We went to Stowe, Vermont.  I prayed as I was on my way down the hill for the first time that I would not fall!  We took three runs that day and went to lunch.  It was a great day for mother and daughter, one that will go to a special place in my heart.

I owe this trip to my Senior Classic class and instructor Teri Daly.  I attend class 2-3 times per week.   I have gotten much stronger and have improved my balance.  Teri is great at her job and truly cares about everyone in our class.  She loves to see our improvements as much as we do!  Thank you Teri.

Rumel Bradt

Lost 30 Pounds!

BettyJanuary marks my one year anniversary with the Body Edge Silver Sneakers (Senior Classic) class.  It was the best decision because I have gained strength and balance in addition to LOSING 30 POUNDS!

Teri is a great instructor and the class is SO MUCH FUN.  I love all the friends I’ve made and look forward to 2016.

Thank you Body Edge  —  Betty Ann Luff