CSM To Be Heart Healthy Throughout February

Free Fitness Classes Offered Feb. 13 – 17

The College of Southern Maryland will “Go Red” on Feb. 3 by encouraging its employees and community members to wear red and show their support for the fight against heart disease. Participants who visit the fitness center at any of the three campus locations on this day will receive a free Red Dress pin, available while supplies last.

The Heart Truth, a national awareness campaign warning women about their risk of heart disease, introduced the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 to deliver an urgent wake-up call to American women. The Red Dress reminds women of the need to protect their heart health and inspires them to take action.

In observance of the National Wellness Institute’s American Heart Month, CSM fitness centers on its La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick campuses will be hosting free fitness classes for community members, Feb. 13-17. Free classes include spinning, total body power pump, zumba, pilates, yoga, bootcamp, circuit training, aqua boost, 5k training, Warrior Dash training, kickboxing, drill bitz, along with others. Participants will need to sign medical waiver forms prior to using the facilities on campus.

CSM will also exhibit and provide information to attendees on their wellness and fitness programs at Civista Hospital’s Matters of the Heart event, Feb. 11.

For information on women and heart disease, including materials such as ‘The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women’ and fact sheets about women and heart disease, visit http://www.hearttruth.gov or call the NHLBI Health Information Center at 301-592-8573.

For information on the National Wellness Institute, visit http://www.nationalwellness.org/.

For information on the Wellness Fitness and Aquatics Centers, visit http://www.csmd.edu/CommunityEducation/WFR/index.html, or call 301-934-7730; 240-725-5370, 240-725-5300 ext. 5370 or 443-550-6000, ext. 6425. To see a spinning class in action visit http://youtu.be/b7VdmGiTjC0.

 

Calendar Listings

Calvert County

CSM Free Fitness Class: Circuit Training. 11 – 11:30 a.m., Feb. 14, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Fitness Center, Room 125, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. CSM will offer a circuit training course as part of Heart Month. Free. Participants will need to sign medical waiver forms prior to using the facilities. 443-550-6000 Ext. 6425 or http://www.csmd.edu/CommunityEducation/WFR/Fitness/PFFitness.html.

 

Charles County

CSM Free Fitness Classes. Feb. 13 – 17, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Physical Education Center (PE), La Plata. CSM will offer all group exercise classes as part of Heart Month. Free. Participants will need to sign medical waiver forms prior to using the facilities. 301-934-7730 or http://www.csmd.edu/CommunityEducation/WFR/index.html.

 

St. Mary’s County

CSM Free Fitness Classes. Feb 13 – 17, College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building D, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. CSM will offer all group exercise classes as part of Heart Month. Free. Participants will need to sign medical waiver forms prior to using the facilities. 240-725-5370, 240-725-5300 ext. 5370 or http://www.csmd.edu/CommunityEducation/WFR/Fitness/LeonardtownFitness.html.

 

 

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