DAMARISCOTTA — An It’s All About Cardio workshop will be offered at 9:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St.

Robin Maginn, an advanced professional senior fitness instructor and trainer, will discuss how to maximize an exercise program with cardiovascular exercise.

Cardiovascular (Cardio) exercise is just as important to include in one’s exercise program as strength and flexibility training. The guidelines published by the American College of Sports Medicine suggest 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise five days a week, or vigorous cardio 20 minutes a day, three days a week. This means getting into a target heart rate for aerobic and anaerobic training. All activity is beneficial. However, to get the maximum benefits such as weight loss, stronger heart and lungs, better circulation, among other benefits, one must get into their training zone.

The workshops are open to community members across all generations. There are no membership or age requirements. Those who attend are encouraged to wear red. Participant fee is $10. Participation in the workshop will assist those in achieving their Dashing to Denmark Winter Activity Challenge.

To register for the workshop, call 563-1363.

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