The Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe is offering various opportunities for the community to get fit in the new year. Some classes include basic yoga, barre toning, line dancing and Zumba.

The Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe is offering various opportunities for the community to get fit in the new year. Some classes include basic yoga, barre toning, line dancing and Zumba.

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RARE is ready for residents’ resolutions to get fit in the new year

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published January 10, 2018

ROSEVILLE/EASTPOINTE — The Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe, 18185 Sycamore St. in Roseville, has multiple fitness class opportunities to help keep the community healthy for the new year. 

“We wanted to offer more variety to the community. A few years ago, we were able to add the fitness center, and it gave us additional room to offer program exercise classes,” said RARE Assistant Director Bobbie Wilson.  

Basic yoga, according to the authority’s website, “releases the body and mind from tension, allowing you to regain balance and energy.” 

Mondays from 6:30 to 7:25 p.m. Jan. 22 through Mar. 19, the authority will host basic yoga classes. Basic yoga classes will also be held Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:10 p.m. Jan. 18 through Mar. 8. 

Those interested must register for the classes one week in advance of the class’s start day. 

Barre toning integrates “the fat burning format of interval training, the muscle shaping technique of isometrics, the elongating principles of dance conditioning, and the science of physical therapy to create a revolutionary new workout that quickly and safely reshapes your entire body.” 

Classes will be held Mondays from 5:30 to 6:25 p.m. Jan. 22 through Mar. 19. There also will be classes on Wednesdays from 7 to 7:55 p.m. Jan. 17 through Mar. 7. Registration is required at least one week prior to the first session. 

Both basic yoga and barre toning cost $69 for authority members and $79 for nonmembers. 

For those who might prefer to dance their way into shape, line dancing will be taught for beginners from 7 to 8 p.m. and from 8 to 8:55 p.m. for couples on Tuesday evenings. The classes will begin Jan. 9 and run through Feb. 13. 

The cost for classes is $30 for authority members and $35 for nonmembers. For additional information, participants can contact Joe or Penny Barker at (586) 777-7242. 

Running year round, POUND Fitness incorporates full-body cardio from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. There’s an $8 drop-in fee per class.

Mondays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. year-round, MIXXEDFIT will run at the authority. The class is a “mix of explosive dancing and boot camp toning.” There’s an $8 drop-in fee per class. 

Wilson oversees all the contractual programs, and Mary Grant coordinates the senior programs. 

“I want people to keep moving and feel good. I want them to have range of motion when they exercise,” said Grant. “It’s about getting out and moving; we want to offer things for each level of fitness.” 

Designed for beginning participants or those over 50 years old, Zumba Gold will be held year-round from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays. There is a $7 drop-in cost per class. 

 Cardio tennis lessons will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 16 through Feb. 20. The cost is $58 for authority members, and $63 for nonmembers.

Men’s open gym will be available for ages 18 and older from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday evenings through Mar. 28. The gym costs $2 per night for authority members and $4 per night for nonmembers. 

From 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday mornings Jan. 6 through Mar. 31, men’s 35-and-older open gym will be held at the authority. The cost is $2 per day for authority members, and $4 per day for nonmembers. 

In addition to the wide array of class offerings, the authority will offer opportunities to use its fitness center with a membership fee. Authority members ages 50 and older can purchase a 12-month membership for $30. Nonmembers ages 18-50 can purchase a 12-month membership for $50. Nonmembers pay $150 for a 12-month membership. 

For more information on authority programs, visit www.rare-mi.org or call (586) 445-5480.