The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center health and fitness program will cultivate and promote healthier families. We believe that a higher quality of life can be achieved through healthy eating habits, health education, exercise, motivation, and support.
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The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center Fitness Program is designed to meet the needs of the Mississippi Gulf Coast community. It is known that Mississippi suffers from obesity, ranking 1st in the nation in this problematic area. Obesity is linked to many chronic illnesses, so offering an intervention for the Mississippi Gulf Coast is right on target. The fitness programs will provide a foundation of knowledge and positive interaction that teach lifestyle changes and promote good health. Through a mixture of weight training, aerobics, body sculpting, fitness classes, stretching, breathing and walking, we will enrich the minds, bodies, and spirits of our members.
Weight/Strength training offers equipment selected for versatility, effectiveness and safety. A wide range of exercises can be performed utilizing this equipment which allows variety in the core fitness circuit. Use of dumbbells, free weights, and weight machines target desired muscle groups and. Trained personnel supervise the fitness center to assist each member and train them in the proper use of free weights.
Members are able to choose from cardiovascular/exercise equipment that includes multi-purpose exercise machines, bicycles, elliptical machines, and treadmills. This equipment focuses on increasing metabolism, cardiovascular strength, muscle mass, and also aids in weight loss.
Floor exercise will require stretching, increasing core strength and flexibility. These and other land-based exercise classes, such as dance (zumba) and cycling will be offered in a group setting. The hours of operation will be convenient for members and participants, including those with special needs. Strict guidelines governing the use and care of the equipment will be posted. The fitness center will be open to men and women ages 16 and older (under 16 will require adult supervision)