Always wanted to try the different weight machines at the gym but are unsure how to use them? The J’s New to Weight Training Program is the perfect set of classes for anyone wanting to learn the basics of toning up at the gym.
The month-long program runs throughout the summer months with the first session starting on Wednesday, June 8, and concluding on June 29. One of The J’s personal trainers, Sylvester Davis, who will teach the classes, said that although participants will meet in the weight room, the instruction will have a classroom feel.
“Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how weights and equipment work so that they don’t have to feel intimidated when they do it on their own,” Davis said.
The class will begin with instruction on how to use the machines properly and the benefits of weight training. Then participants will learn to do compound lifting such as squats, dead lifts and bench presses, as well as how to incorporate sets and repetitions.
Davis will help each person devise a general workout that will be beneficial to them after the program.
“Our goal is to help the class get a better understanding of how the weight room works,” Davis said.
Session two runs Wednesdays, July 6-27. Session three will conclude the program, running Wednesdays, August 3-24.
The program is $72 for The J members and $90 for community members.
And if you decide you like the workouts, The J offers personal training with trainers who are nationally certified by the American Council on Exercise, American College of Sports Medicine or National Strength and Conditioning Association. Personal training is ideal for those needing extra motivation, professional guidance, help rehabilitating or working around an injury, or wanting to learn creative ways to improve their fitness level. One-on-one, two-person, or small group training formats are available. Personal Trainers will work with people in either 30-minute or one hour sessions. A comprehensive fitness evaluation is included with all personal training packages and is required prior to your first session. For more information on New to Weight Training or Personal Training, visit https://jewishlouisville.org/personal-training.