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South Jordan Journal

Avoiding Your Holiday Pants

Dec 19, 2014 03:43PM ● By Shawna Meyer

South Jordan residents participated in Thanksgiving-themed workout classes just last month.

South Jordan residents worried about putting on a little holiday weight can rest a little bit easier. The South Jordan Fitness and Aquatic Center, 10866 South Redwood Road, crafted two new Christmas-inspired workout classes just for them — each designed to get participants moving and motivated, so that Santa Claus is the only one feeling rounder this time of the year.

“I think it’s very difficult during the holidays to stay motivated to eat healthy and to be active. I think a lot of that has to do with, obviously, the parties and the food. But I also think that the weather can cause people to get a little bit down during this time of year,” group fitness coordinator Kimberly DowDell said.

Along with “I’m Dreaming of a White Hip Hop” on Dec. 17, the fitness center is also hosting a workout event called, “T’was the Workout Before Christmas,” and it’s scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 24. There are two classes included in this workout.

The first class is “A Merry Motivation,” with instructor Shal Bunker. This class goes from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and involves intense weightlifting and circuit exercises. The second class, “Holiday Hustle,” runs from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. This later class will feature Zumba with DowDell.

There are no sign-ups necessary for these classes. South Jordan residents who have a pass to the South Jordan Fitness and Aquatic Center can attend, while those who don’t have a regular pass can purchase a day pass at the front desk. Adults will pay $5 for a day pass.

“We try to offer these types of classes because they’re fun activities, and people tend to be more motivated when they’re working out as a group rather than doing their own individual exercises,” DowDell said.