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TWO ITEMS: Fitness class makes elusive New Year's resolutions possible

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PORTLAND, Ore. – According to surveys, most people renew the same New Year’s resolution every year: get in shape. Now Portland Community College will offer a non-credit class that may actually help you keep it.Personal Fitness Training will get you the results you’ve been working toward for years. Certified personal trainer Mari Trevilliyan will design a program specifically for your goals using the latest theories in weight lifting and cardio workouts. Students of this class will be the first to work out in a brand-new, state-of-the-art weight room – part of PCC’s new Southeast Center. The eight-week class will be offered twice this term. The first class will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Mondays, Jan. 5 through March 1, and the second class will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 8 through Feb. 26. Both classes will meet in Room 101 of Mt. Tabor Hall at the new PCC Southeast Center, 2305 S.E. 82nd Ave. Cost is $39. For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-788-6265.###Exercise with weight ?props’ for lunchtime workoutPORTLAND, Ore. – Looking for a way to schedule your workout and stay motivated? Two new non-credit classes offered by Portland Community College feature both quick mid-day workouts and the latest fitness technology through the use of weight props.Instructor Anne McCranie will lead two classes at PCC’s soon-to-be-opened Southeast Center, 2305 S.E. 82nd Ave., where students will have the chance to tryout the new fitness lab. Both classes are designed to be completed over a lunch hour. Quick Lunchtime Workout: On the Ball will help students gain strength and balance by using a large rubber ball. The 10-week class will take place from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 7 through March 10.Quick Lunchtime Workout: Stretch and Strengthen makes use of a variety of fitness props to improve flexibility and reduce stress – a great way to prepare to face the afternoon. The 10-week class will be offered from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 7 through March 10. "With the right fitness tools, you can build strength quickly,"said McCranie. "This class gets you on the equipment and back to work, so you don’t have to worry about spending a few hours in the gym later." Both classes will meet in Room 102 of Mt. Tabor Hall at the new PCC Southeast Center, 2305 S.E. 82nd Ave. Cost is $34 for each class. For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-788-6265.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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