“May Month of Fitness” in full swing

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 10:03am

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Department is offering a free fitness series in May. Free and open to area residents of all ages, “May Month of Fitness” consists of Camp Gladiator on Mondays, Yoga on Tuesdays and Zumba on Wednesdays – except May 22. Each class is offered on their respective nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road.

All classes are free and require no registration.

Camp Gladiator is an adult fitness boot camp that promises a motivating and challenging environment where men and women of all ages and fitness levels can push themselves. Participants should expect a total body workout. A typical session could include interval training, sprint and agility drills, stations, plyometrics, body weight strength drills, cardio mix, and much more. Camp Gladiator is designed to increase your functional strength, speed, stamina and - most importantly - deliver results.

Camp Gladiator participants are encouraged to bring a mat and water.

Yoga participants are also encouraged to bring a mat and water, while Zumba participants are urged to bring water.

Also, during the May Month of Fitness, the PRCR Department will offer a Women’s Self Defense class Wednesday, May 22, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Joyner Park.

Instructors from Krav Maga Raleigh will teach participating women a variety of techniques to avoid danger and defend themselves if necessary. Krav Maga is a no-nonsense system that focuses on the most practical and instinctive methods to get you out of harm’s way.

Again, admission is free, and no registration is required. However, attendees will be required to sign a waiver, so anyone planning to attend should arrive 10-15 minutes early.

Participants are encouraged to wear workout clothes and athletic shoes - but no jewelry - and bring water.

For more information on the May Month of Fitness, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “May Month of Fitness” or contact Special Events Coordinator Suja Jacob at 919-556-7063 or sjacob@wakeforestnc.gov.