If you're starting to struggle keeping your new year's resolution to get in shape, a local non-profit might have a solution for you.
Many individuals set a goal of getting in shape or exercising more for their new year's resolutions, but after a couple of weeks, that can sometimes be hard to stay up with. Rennie Cluver is the Executive Director of the Clinton YMCA and believes the Y can be a great support network for any individual of any fitness level.
Some of the titles of the fitness classes might sound intimidating, but Cluver says most classes are very friendly to the beginners, while also catering to the more fit individuals. He also believes the classes themselves are very uplifting to anyone in them.
Cluver says Zumba has gained in popularity in recent years and that is a class available at the YMCA. He says it is based on dancing and the fun of the class makes it feel less like a workout.
Sometimes getting in shape in front of friends or peers can be somewhat intimidating but Cluver says a lot of people have taken the leap of faith and started the classes and came out the other side grateful they did so.
Cluver indicates the Y also offers spin classes, individual workout areas and their gym is available throughout the day to come in and exercise at your own pace.
To learn more about the Clinton YMCA, contact Cluver or anyone on staff by calling 217-935-8307 or stop in for a tour and more information at 417 South Alexander Street.