Parks and Recreation offering fitness, yoga programs

A pair of programs being offered through Polk County Parks and Recreation will help local residents feel fit and healthy as spring approaches.

Instructor Debbie Ware is offering a free REFIT class on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Stearns Gym in Columbus.

All ages are welcome to join the class, which combines several elements of fitness, including cardio dance movements, toning, flexibility, strength training and stretching. The class is designed to be easy for beginners as well as challenge more active participants.

A yoga class is also being offered on Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. at Stearns. Cost is $50 for a six-week session and will be pro-rated for anyone starting during a session.

New students may take one free session before enrolling in the program.

Please contact the instructor, Elaina Prevett, to register for the class at 828-894-5176.