FITNESS CLASSES

Our Fitness Class Schedule changes every month. Check out our August schedule!

Our instructors teach a wide range of classes from Total Body Toning, Spinning, Yoga, Tai Chi, and more.

Get to know our instructors! 

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Becky Byland

 My fitness journey began during the New Years challenge at MPR in 2016 when my daughter, who is a personal trainer, encouraged me to get fit and healthy.  I committed and went “all in” for myself and my family.  

I was a teacher in Maryville for 30 years and retired in 2020.  I was an MPR fitness class “junkie” and when needed, I volunteered to help as an instructor.  I try to design unique circuit workouts utilizing a variety of fitness equipment.  

When I’m not at MPR, I love to spend time with my husband, three Maryville High graduates, and four grandchildren.

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Jacque Oglesby

I'm married and have 4 children (1st grandbaby on the way!) that are all Maryville High graduates. You can usually find me at MPR or NWCell although I do like to socialize and spend time at home with my teacup yorkie, Lexie Renae! My husband and I live in town and love to patio sit, travel, go to the Lake of the Ozarks and spend time with our family and friends.  I have taught aerobics since 2003. I am certified in Group Exercise, Brain Gym & Bal-A-Vis-X!  Come join us.... My advice is to try EVERYTHING we have to offer - that way you find something that you like to do and will keep coming back!  Stay strong!

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Margaret Pierson

I have earned AFFA Practical Yoga Instructor Training and 500 Level YogaFit certifications, Energy Medicine Yoga certificate, Warrior Trauma Sensitive certificate.  Yoga practice is perfect for any age or flexibility level.  It is a great way to ease stress, improve posture, increase flexibility & strength, and stimulate the mind, body and spirit.  I have been teaching at the Maryville Community Center for 10 years. My husband and I enjoy spending time with our 4 children and 7 grandchildren.  I enjoy being outside, vegetable gardening, cooking, and being active.

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Nikki Hackett

I have worked at Northwest Missouri State University for around 20 years, have four kids (three adults and an 11 year old), a black lab, a Pomeranian and very fat cat.

I have been taking classes at the community center for years and started subbing about six years ago (thanks Erika Jeter), and now teach a variety of classes including spin, step, kickboxing and HIIT.

 

The Maryville Community Center offers so much variety, come try out a class!!

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Erika Jeter

I am an elementary music teacher who loves all aspects of health and fitness! I am a townie, born and raised in Maryville and have been a member of the community center for many years! I enjoy teaching step aerobics, kickboxing, Pilates, and HIIT toning. I love spending my free time outdoors with my family - husband, Curt, and sons, Lincoln and Truman. 

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Ashley Barber

I received my NETA personal training certification in 2019 and have enjoyed teaching spinning classes since 2016. Recently, I have added Water Aerobics to the list of classes I teach and love working out in the water! My husband Adam and I are proud Maryville residents and love spending time with our children, Henry and Lucy. Some of my other hobbies include: reading, singing, cooking and spending time with friends and family. 

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Kallyn Carl 

Hey there, I'm Kallyn! Over the years you've probably seen me at the MCC working child watch or at the front desk. I love working here because of all the amazing people I get to see there! I just started teaching spin class, and I love it because it makes cardio FUN! In my free time you can catch me walking my cute dog Bruno or taking photos! Hope to see you at the MCC! 

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Karen Pfost

I have been teaching Pilates since 2010. Pilates is all about strengthening the core while improving strength, flexibility and balance. I love the class and the people who come and we always have a lot of fun!  I have taught senior exercise as well as chair exercise classes. I enjoy taking certification classes and learning new ways to use MCC equipment and every day objects for exercising.

 

I am married to Brock and have two grown daughters, Lizz and Jess. I love to travel, do things with friends, read, sew and craft. The main organizations where I find myself volunteering are P.E.O., Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nodaway County and the Ministry Center.

 

Come to Pilates on Thursdays at 9…you’ll be glad you did!

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Cindy Lemar

I received both under graduate and graduate degrees from NWMSU and taught at Nodaway-Holt for 31 years before retiring in 2016.  I joined the New Year’s Challenge in January 2017 and consider myself a member of the huge family at the Rec.  Due to some arm twisting by Jacque Oglesby and Stacy Bundridge, I began subbing in 2018.  I currently teach Fitness Fusion and Senior Circuit classes. I also sub for toning! My husband, Scott, and I live south of Graham and farm there. We have three children, three grandchildren, and love to camp, boat, and travel.

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Victoria Vollstedt

I am a special education teacher who has a passion for health and fitness! I also enjoy being outdoors and active with my 3 dogs and husband. Since high school I have worked in a gym, started teaching fitness classes in college, and now have been teaching at the community center for almost 3 years. I teach total body circuit classes, along with a stadium class in the spring/summer. Come join us for a great total body workout! 

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Korena Sundell

I have 2 children and have been married over 20 years.  My husband and I both played basketball in college.  I have taught Spinning since 2009.  We are big NDSU Bison Football fans and travel to Fargo ND a lot since my son plays football there.  We enjoy traveling, watching the KC Chiefs, and keeping up with our kids.  Oh and we have a dog named Chief!

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Wendy Deering-Poynter

I've taught yoga for three years and enjoy the benefits I experience in body, mind and spirit. Yoga significantly lowers my stress and increases my sense of well being--my hope as well for those who attend my classes. I am a spiritual director, pastor and florist and lead occasional art and spirituality workshops. Some of my favorites are chocolate, sunshine and dancing in the kitchen. I'm married with two teenage kids and a dog.

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Sheri Christensen

Hello! My name is Sheri Christensen and I grew up in Maryville…after college I moved to Lee’s Summit, MO for 20 years and just recently moved back about 3 years ago.  I received my Degree at Northwest in Secondary Physical Education and Health.  However, their was not a Physical Education teaching job available so I spent the next 10 years utilizing my Health Degree.  I then became certified in Personal Training, Aerobics, Water Aerobics, Johnny G Spinning and a Yoga Instructor. 

Currently and for the last 15 years+ I have been a Full-Time Licensed Realtor in MO & KS. I have a true PASSION for both Real Estate and Fitness.. Both make me feel AMAZING inside and out helping people!

Also, I am a part of the Backyard Vine & Wine Family here in town-BEST Wine & Slushees around-Come See Us!

Thank-you for allowing me to be a part of the Yoga Classes here and I look forward to getting to know YOU!

I am married to Stan of 26+ years.  Our Son Cole is 12, a Soccer Player and the Center of our World.

Truly Blessed! 

Namaste,

Sheri

FITNESS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS – classes subject to change!

 

BEGINNER CIRCUIT/BEGINNING CARDIO & STRENGTH CIRCUIT

A mix between cardio and strength training to blast fat and sculpt muscle. Exercises can be modified for higher or lower intensity. All fitness levels welcome!

 

CARDIO COMBO

Accelerate your fitness and experience how time can fly during a cardio workout when you are having fun! This one hour class will incorporate short bursts of cardio using a variety of exercises including step, kickboxing, plyometrics and more!

 

CYCLING/CYCLING CIRCUIT/SPIN

One of the best low impact workouts available, our indoor bikes can be perfectly adjusted to suit your fitness level. Our classes will familiarize you with the techniques of bicycling while providing a fun group experience. Cycling Circuit incorporates strength exercises mixed in with the cardio training.

 

FIT FIX 30

Join in this quick 20-minute cardio and strength fusion, then cool down with 10 minutes of Yoga or Pilates, depending on the day!

 

FITNESS FUSION

Short on time? No Problem! This class hits a little bit of everything by fusing cardio and strength into a 30-minute class so you leave feeling accomplished.

 

KICKBOXING/CARDIO

Sweat it out in this fun class that combines boxing basics and aerobics. Lots of jabs, kicks and punches! Get strong, get toned, and get fit! All fitness levels welcome.

 

PILATES

An emphasis on movement quality, posture, and breathing makes Pilates a safe, challenging and revitalizing workout. This class focuses on developing core stability and overall toning. This class may also encompass stability balls, bands, and more!

 

QIGONG (pronounced “Chi gong”)

All fitness levels are welcome in this meditation in motion class, Gentle exercises involving movement and breathing. This class will help improve flexibility, balance, and lower body strength.

 

SENIOR CIRCUIT TRAINING/BEGINNING SENIOR

These aerobic classes are low impact, designed with special consideration for the senior population and include cardiovascular, flexibility, and strengthening segments that may be performed standing or in a seated position. Chair Yoga is another aerobics class available for seniors.

 

STAY ON ‘TRACK’

Meet on the track and get your steps in while doing strength and toning intervals! This class is good for all fitness levels. You can challenge yourself to work within your fitness routine. Come join us on the track and “practice discipline and enjoy the process”.

 

STEP INTERVAL

A way to get a high intensity, yet low impact workout. With a portable platform with height adjustable risers, you will do choreographed exercise routines up, onto, down and around the step for great cardio fitness, as well as exceptional training to shape the lower body.

 

TAI CHI

Tai chi is a series of gentle physical exercises and stretches. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion. Tai chi is sometimes described as meditation in motion because it promotes serenity through gentle movements — connecting the mind and body. All fitness levels welcome!

 

TOTAL BODY TONING/TOTAL BODY CIRCUIT

Get strong and toned with our Total Body Circuit class! Focusing on total body movements, building strength, and incorporating cardio for a well-rounded workout. This class incorporates weights, bands, and various forms of equipment, for a unique workout experience each week!

 

TOTAL BODY HIIT

 Total body HIIT training consists of high-intensity exercises in a 30-seconds-on, 15-seconds-off sequence.  This is a total body workout…perfect for the Monday’s (and Tuesday’s)!!

 

YOGA

  • Chair Yoga: This yoga class is specifically designed for seniors, and is a great way to ease stress, increase flexibility and strength, and stimulates the mind, body and spirit while sitting comfortably in a chair.

  • Stretch & Strengthen: This class will kick your flexibility and strength into high gear! A powerful and fun combination of core and full body strengthening poses followed by some repetitive lengthening poses to stretch those tight areas out. Get ready to feel those muscles working.

Choose from a variety of classes to meet your goals...and have some fun!!