OPC Offering Free Exercise Class, Complete Core, in July

Memorie McIntosh will be instructing Complete Core, a new, free exercise class that will begin Tuesday at the Stone Center. Credit is courtesy of Memorie McIntosh

By John Davis
Oxford Park Commission

High energy that translates to a lot of fun is what Complete Core is all about. The new, free exercise class offered by the Oxford Park Commission will begin Tuesday evening at the Stone Center.

Memorie McIntosh will be instructing the class that is open to anyone in the community, but geared towards those who like a lot of movement, and fast-paced workouts. McIntosh, who taught the class for a year while attending Itawamba Community College, said the biggest age demographic expected to attend is 21 to 40.

“A lot of people like to work out, but they get so tired of doing the same thing over and over again,” McIntosh said. “Creating a dance-type feeling for a workout, I think, will bring more energy. You feel ready to do more than just sit in a gym.”

Dance moves, incorporated to music, is what the class is all about, McIntosh said. She first got interested in the specifics of the class after she matriculated from Lafayette High School to ICC. McIntosh has always been active — she was a varsity athlete in basketball and track as well as a cheerleader — and the requirements of the class just seemed to fit her overall personality.

“I wanted a workout I could do every day, so I just signed up for the recreation job (at ICC) and created my own class. I called it Hip Hop Abs there,” McIntosh said. “The class was very popular. Everybody loved it.”
McIntosh continued to pursue her degree in recreation/sports administration at Ole Miss. She recently was accepted at the University of Memphis for graduate school to pursue a degree in sports commerce.

“Being active is a big part of my life. If I’m not exercising, I feel down, depressed. I always have to incorporate some sort of exercise in my daily life,” McIntosh said. “Teaching this class for the community will be really great. It’s free, and it’s fun. ”

Complete Core will be held each Tuesday night through the month of July from 6 until 7.

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