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Free classes this week at UH Maui Fit

In the spirit of the holiday season, the University of Hawaii Maui College is offering free fitness classes Monday through Saturday at UH Maui Fit, the campus fitness center.

The center is also offering prizes and incentives for those who sign up early for memberships for the spring semester, which begins Jan. 11.

“UH Maui Fit is dedicated to support the health and wellness of our entire community,” said Francine Ching, UH-MC student life coordinator. “As a way of giving back, we would like to invite community members along with their family, friends, co-workers or anyone that they may know to come and experience what UH Maui Fit has to offer.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone to try out our fitness classes, meet our amazing staff and instructors, and be surrounded by people who care about being healthy.”

Classes being offered include RIPPED, freestyle core training, yoga, muay Thai novice, boot camp, Zumba, pilates, self-defense and Hit Fit cardio boxing.

In addition to attending the week of free classes, people can sign up for memberships for the winter break Dec. 21 to Jan. 9 and for the spring semester, which begins Jan. 11 and runs through May 13.

Membership offers unlimited access to fitness classes and open gym sessions at the center, which is on the first floor of the Pilina Building on campus.

Semester membership is $55 for UH-MC students, $75 for UH-MC faculty, staff, seniors age 55 and older, military members and veterans and $90 for the general public.

Monthly memberships of $30 also are available. The cost for nonmembers is $5 for 60-minute classes and $7 for 90-minute classes. Those who sign up for spring monthly or semester membership by Dec. 19 will be eligible to win a three-week winter membership.

Fitness classes will be offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the winter break from Dec. 21 to Jan. 9. The winter membership cost is $25 for access to all classes. The cost is $5 a class for nonmembers.

The fitness center is also offering incentives for those who sign up for spring semester or monthly membership by Jan. 16.

Those members can enter to win gifts including a personal training session, T-shirts or a food scale.

More information is available by calling 984-3430 or sending email to mauifit@hawaii.edu.

Information and the schedule of classes are also available at www.maui.hawaii.edu/studentlife/uh-maui-fit.