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Chester Rec Department Helps Get You Fit This Winter

The Chester Recreation Department wants to "help get you fit this winter, offering some free fitness opportunities during the winter months, including the use of the newly updated Green Mountain Union High School weight room, as well as yoga classes to be held in the GMUHS library.

These opportunities are now available to residents of Chester, Andover and Cavendish, and the programs are for adults only, ages 18 to senior.

Weight room instructors Steve Nelligan, Scott Renfro and Bill Cole will be available at various times throughout the week to help participants create work out routines for people of all fitness levels.

The various equipment available at the gym includes both universal machines and free weights, multiple tread mills and elliptical machines, also resistance bands and balance balls.

Also available will be a "drop in" class of Vinyasa (flow) yoga led by Roberta O'Donnell beginning December 16. Yoga increases strength, stamina and balance, while also calming the mind.

The classes will be held at the GMUHS library each Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Wear loose clothing and bring a yoga mat and water, and a suggested $10 donation per class will go to the Chester Andover Family Center.

For more information contact Chester Recreation Director Steve Nelligan at the Town Office at 875-2173.

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