Mellonie Chappell is the new aerobics instructor at Sparkman Civic Center. She is offering classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays this fall. | Clif Knight

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New aerobics class offered at civic center

Published 10:15pm Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mellonie Chappell, a NEAA certified group instructor, has assumed responsibility for aerobics, gymnastics and yoga classes at Sparkman Civic Center.

Chappell, who taught a summer water aerobics class at the Aquatic Center, is now teaching a step aerobics class in the main gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 9 a.m. Enrollment is open to anyone who is interested in achieving and maintaining physical fitness and weight control. The first class is free and the fee is $25 per month or $10 per session.

The regimen consists of a 10-minute stretch and warm-up period, 20 minutes of cardio and strength exercises, a 10-minute cool down period and a 20-minute muscle toning session.

“Aerobics is for anyone who wants to become healthier and feel good,” Chappell said. “For the beginner we recommend a slow start and a gradual increase in intensity as conditioning progresses.”

A cardiac dance class will be offered on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the civic center, with the first class scheduled on Mon., Oct. 1. The fee is $25 per month or $10 per class.

Chappell also announced plans to offer beginner, intermediate and advanced gymnastics classes, beginning Thur., Sept. 27. The minimum age for enrollment is 2 and the fee is $40 per month. Classes will be taught at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. on Thursdays and placement will be based on skill level. The first class is free.

She is also offering a yoga class, beginning Oct. 2. The class will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in a meeting room at the civic center.

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