Great River Health Systems offers BodyCombat demonstration

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

West Burlington, Iowa, Nov. 10, 2014 – The term “fighting fit” takes on new meaning in Les Mills BodyCombat, an exhilarating new martial arts-based workout program. Great River Health Systems fitness instructors will demonstrate the program during an open house from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Great River Athletic and Performance Center, 1401 W. Agency Road, West Burlington, Iowa. Anyone interested in learning more about the program may stop by and participate in or watch class demonstrations from 7:30 to 8 a.m., 9 to 10 a.m., and 11 to 11:30 a.m. The only fee is a canned or dry good item for donation to local food pantries.

Combining powerful moves from a range of self-defense disciplines – including karate, boxing, taekwondo and Muay Thai – Les Mills BodyCombat is a noncontact workout that provides the benefits of intense physical exercise – working the heart and lungs, and improving coordination – with strength and agility training. The dynamic kicking and punching moves can also help reduce stress and boost a sense of well-being.

During the class, a trained instructor leads participants through a series of choreographed moves set to music.

“There’s something about the electric atmosphere of BodyCombat that motivates you to work harder and keep going longer than you ever thought possible,” said Lishay Allen, an exercise specialist at Great River Athletic and Performance Center. “You somehow manage to forget the fact you’re exercising and instead lose yourself in the music and moves.”

For more information, please call Great River Athletic and Performance Center at 319-768-4191.