Lafayette

Jun 24, 2013 8:01 PM by Allison Bourne-Vanneck

Downtown P.E. Classes


The school year may be over, but gym class is still in session. Here's the twist...These physical education classes are for adults.

It's all being kicked off today by Downtown Lafayette and Crossfit Acadiana. They're more than ready to get these work-outs started...in the heat and all.

"We're actually going to have a lot more games and try to bring you back to the old days where you have your old P.E. uniform, and you have roll call and you do a little warm up and do a fun game," Crossfit Acadiana trainer Justin Pilcher said.

All you have to do is buy your "Gym Uniform," and the classes are free. They're convenient, especially if you work downtown.

"We have 1700 people who work here Monday through Friday every day. So for them to not have a full service gym, we wanted to try to give them some immediate option as far as an amenity for physical fitness," Downtown Lafayette marketing manager Kate Durio said.

You'll do squats...jumping jacks...and even those games you used to play when you were on the playground.

"Big games of duck duck goose...We actually have an eight foot soccer ball, so we're going to play eight foot soccer," Pilcher said.

Of course...It's June in south Louisiana, and staying cool is definitely a priority.

"If they get too hot or feel faint, if they have any dizziness or nausea, like they feel they're going to vomit...They need to go a little slower or decrease the intensity," Trainer Brian Broussard said.

The P.E. classes won't be too intense...Just a way to workout, and get back into the swing of things.

"One of the reasons that we wanted to do something like this was just to introduce people back into fitness and get them started slowly and feel comfortable and have a fun setting," Pilcher said.

The classes are every Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m, and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday mornings.

After the classes there will be a recess of sorts. Some downtown restaurants will offer drink specials in case one needs to recuperate.

 

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