Restore Lab combines dynamic and static stretching to have a big impact on increasing flexibility and improving performance. Dynamic movement stretches are designed to take a joint and/or muscles through a challenging and repetitive motion, deepening the stretch with each repetition. Dynamic stretching is ideal prior to exercising to prepare the joints for movement and to warm the muscles for optimal activation. Static, sustained stretches are designed to hold a joint/muscle in a potision that is minimally challenging. The focus is on relaxing the body part that is being stretched, allowing the stretch to deepen on its own. Research suggests that holding the position for 30-60 seconds will increase flexibility in the tissue. Restore lab is not yoga. Restore Lab is ideal for sport and functional stretching. In class you can expect to see stretches ideal for runners, rotational sport athletes (golfers, tennis players, baseball players), swimmers & cyclers, athletes who play with lateral movements (basketball, soccer, football players) and finally stretches for your lower back and core. Beginning January 13th, Restore Lab will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 6:15-7:00pm. For a sneak peek, join us on January 4th at 2:00pm!
The RFC is looking towards the future. We are looking for community representatives who would like to participate on our Advisory Council to look at current and future community fitness and wellness facility needs. This would be a long term commitment to meeting 3 to 4 times per year and helping with developing an RFC Master Plan. Please contact Wayne Morford (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a letter of interest. 626 E. 2nd St. Morris, MN 56267
Top 3 reasons to come to an RFC Les Mills Launch event: 3. Be the first to experience the NEW Body Pump™ and CXWORX™ release! 2. Experience all of your favorite certified Les Mills instructors teaching on the same stage 1. IT’S FREE! Sunday, November 2nd Body Pump starts at 1:00pm and CXWORX starts at 2:15pm. Check out these teasers:
Join us for celebration events all month! The RFC would like to thank it’s loyal members for fifteen great years in the Morris community by offering membership specials, free t-shirts, new class offerings and more! Open House Celebration on Thursday, October 23rd from 12-5pm New Member promotion: $15/month for 3 months. This is for members who are new to the RFC. Current Member promotion: Share our “Celebrate the RFCs 15 year Anniversary” picture on Facebook for a chance to win 50% off your next annual membership renewal. Current Members who have had a membership for 15 years will receive 20% off their next annual renewal. Workout at the RFC 15 times this month and win a t-shirt! October 15th is Bring a Friend for free day. Friends can participate in any group fitness classes, swim in the pools, use the fitness room, play racquet ball or workout in our gym. Enjoy FREE use of our facility including Group Fitness October 22nd-28th Seniors potluck on Wednesday, October 22nd at 10:00am
You’ve seen it on TV. Now do it LIVE at the RFC! Insanity® is a cardio class done with just your body weight. No equipment needed. Certified instructors will lead you though a full workout, offering a variety of intensity options for each move. This class is for EVERYONE and can be tailored to your specific needs. In a typical Insanity class you can expect to see a warm up, a dynamic stretch, 3 blocks of work, 8 minutes of abs & core work followed by a cooldown stretch. Each block of work consists of 4 moves each done for 30 seconds followed by a 30 second break. You will repeat the moves three times through and finish with a 1 minute power move. The first block is Endurance & Plyometric work. The second block focuses on Strength & Balance. Finally, you will be working on Agility & Coordination in the third block. Are you ready to start sweating? Demo classes will be offered during the next few weeks and regularly scheduled classes will appear on the group fitness schedule starting October 13th. To see a complete list of demo class times click here.
Join the RFC Group Fitness program for a FITNESS FRENZY! Sample a variety of our newest and most popular group fitness classes. Come for one class or stay all afternoon! This event is free for all UMM Students and Community Members, so invite your friends, neighbors, coworkers and siblings for a fun fitness event! 1:00-2:00pm – BodyPump™ – New Release!2:00-2:30pm – CXWORX™ – New Release! New Instructor!2:35-3:25pm – Zumba® – New Format (Zumba® Step!)3:30-4:10pm – Tabata – New Instructor!4:15-5:00pm – PiYo™ Strength – New Class!
Join Les Mills Instructors Alisa, Brooke, Cate, Melanie and Sara for the debut of a new Body Pump™ and CXWORX™ release! Our full hour length Body Pump class begins at 10:30am. Bodypump, the original LES MILLS™ barbell class, will sculpt, tone and strengthen your entire body, fast! Great bodies aren’t born, they are transformed, using the proven Bodypump formula: THE REP EFFECT™ a breakthrough in resistance workout training. Focusing on low weight loads and high repetition movements, you’ll burn fat, gain strength and quickly produce lean body muscle conditioning. Bodypump is one of the world’s fastest ways to get in shape as it challenges all of your major muscle groups while you squat, press, lift and curl. CXWORX, our 30-minute core conditioning class will follow Bodypump, beginning at 11:45am. Looking for a short, sharp workout that’ll inspire you to the next level of fitness, while strengthening and toning your body? CXWORX is for you! CXWORX really hones in on the torso and sling muscles that connect your upper body to your lower body. It’s ideal for tightening your tummy and butt, while also improving functional strength and assisting in injury prevention. It’ll help you run faster … play harder … stand stronger! The fun takes place on Saturday, July 26th This event is FREE to members and non-members, so bring your friends, siblings, neighbors and coworkers!
The first Saturday of every month is FREE FAMILY FUN DAY! Gather your family members, grab your swim suits and join us for open gym & open swim! We are open from 8:00am – 9:00pm. Click here for pool schedules. Sorry, group fitness classes are not included in Free Family Fun Day.
Tuesday, May 27th 5:00-8:00pm Join us for a Summer Youth Programs registration event! Stop by the RFC during our Open House to sign your student up for swimming lessons, Tiger Sharks, Summer Afternoon Camps and Sports Training Clinics. Staff will be available to answer questions all evening. Get all of your summer program registrations done at once! Click here for Swimming Lessons Schedule Click here for Tiger Sharks Information Click here for Summer Afternoon Camps Click here for Sports Training Clinics
The students in the Culture, Food, and Agriculture class at UMM have been very busy planning a seed lending library so that local, ecologically-adapted seeds can be checked out, planted, and returned for the benefit of the community. The seed lending library will be available at the RFC starting next week. Pick up the seeds you want at no cost, just return the number of seeds you took at the end of the growing season! They invite you to attend and help plant a demonstration raised bed garden this Saturday, 2-4 pm, just outside of the RFC. Please come join us for the fun.
The Regional Fitness Center in Morris, Minnesota is a University of Minnesota, Morris Campus and Community Partnership. The center was formed in 1999 as a non-profit joint powers fitness center serving UMM, the City of Morris, Stevens County, and the Morris Area Schools. Our mission is to offer individuals and families, quality and affordable fitness and wellness opportunities.
Regional Fitness Center
626 East 2nd Street
Morris, MN 56267
Phone: (320) 589-6485
Fax: (320) 589-6477