‘Rise and HIIT’ class debuts at first day of YMCA ‘Fitness, Family, Fun, For All’ program

A new early morning workout class is coming to the Bainbridge YMCA.

The “Rise and HIIT It” class will run from 5:45 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Instructor Amy Higgins said she wants the class to be a positive way to start the day for attendees.

“I love morning workouts, and I think it’s a great way to start the day,” Higgins said. “It’s high intensity, you feel good afterward and you’re ready to take on the day.”

“Rise and HIIT It” is a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) class. HIIT workouts involve short bursts of intense exercise alternated with low-intensity recovery periods, according to Grant Tinsley of Healthline.com. Tinsley said the exercises target fat burn, temporarily boost metabolism, and can reduce heart rate and blood pressure in people who are overweight or obese. 

Higgins held a free introductory session at the Bainbridge YMCA for the first day of its “Fitness, Family, Fun, For All” program. She led participants through two cycles of HIIT exercises and bookended the class with stretching sessions. Deborah James took part in the class and said it was tough but worth it. 

“Whatever you’re looking for in the HIIT class, you’re getting it because it’s working your abs, it’s working your glutes, it’s working your quads, it’s working everything about your body,” James said after the high-intensity training. “[Higgins] was my enemy during class, but now she’s my friend.”

“Rise and HIIT It” was one of four free classes offered as part of the “Fitness, Family, Fun, For All” program. The YMCA also held Line dancing, yoga and “Butts & Guts” classes.

Flint River Nutrition had a table set up at the YMCA offering free samples of its “loaded tea.” Courtney Harrison, the owner of Flint River Nutrition, said the teas aid in hydration and contain aloe, which promotes gut and digestion health, and collagen for skin, hair and nails.

“Fitness, Family, Fun, For All” is a five-day YMCA program of free, family-oriented activities. Upcoming events include a worship service, bible study, obstacle course, outdoor gathering and pool day. 

 

Monday

Bring a friend to class for free and enjoy extended child watch hours, 8 am-1 pm. We will have extra classes, including yoga, butts and guts, and family line dance until 1 pm. Also, check out our new instructor Amy and her new class, Rise and HIIT It. Flint River nutrition will be set up with samples in the morning.

Tuesday

Join us for morning coffee sponsored by the Bean and an hour of worship music and a bible study from 10:30 am-11:30 am.

Wednesday

Bring your family for a super fun obstacle course in our basketball gym from 10 am-1 pm and 4 pm-6 pm.

Thursday

Bring the kids and enjoy a day of fun with a bounce house, an obstacle course from skate town, a Decatur County Fire and Rescue firetruck and face painting from 10 am – 4 pm. The Kitchen South food truck will be on-site for lunch from 11 am-2 pm. 

Friday

Enjoy free family swim time in our Olympic-sized, heated pool from 10 am-1 pm.

 

News

Bainbridge DQ Grill & Chill® Restaurant receives PRIDE Award

News

Rotary Club previews action items going forward

News

Notice of Board of Directors Meeting Development Authority of Bainbridge and Decatur County

News

BHS welcomes Cody Kremer, new baseball and tight end football coach

Business

Southwest Georgia Oil donates $100,000 to Memorial Hospital through Georgia Heart

News

Judge hears Safer Human Medicine’s motion to intervene in citizen lawsuit

News

Bainbridge Recreation Adult Soccer championship set for Tuesday, youth soccer camp this month

Community

Decatur County Board of Education- Agenda, July 18, 2024

News

How Georgia players are being recruited and where they are going

News

BREAKING: Unidentified body pulled from Flint River

News

Georgia Public Library updates Zoo Atlanta Library Pass

News

Arrest Reports, July 9-12

News

Rotary Club welcomes new member, discusses financials

News

Citizens raise concerns over proposed West Bainbridge rezoning

News

Two arrests made in connection to automotive break-ins

News

Georgia mail delivery ranked worst in the nation

News

State gets green light in campaign finance case against voting rights group

News

Brinson City Council discuss potential traffic light installation

News

County commissioners discuss legal representation with tax assessors

News

A play of Biblical proportions: Bainbridge Church hosts play depicting the story of Ruth

Community

SRTC Names Mandy Ponder and Dana Lewis Director and Assistant Director of High School Initiatives

Gallery

4th of July, 2024 (Photo Gallery)

Columnist

This is Your Life

Business

A-1 promotes Miguel Amiuny to president, manufacturing