New Fitness Classes in Centreville

The arts have many forms of expression, including movement of all types. If dancing isn’t your strong suit, but you want to get into, or stay in shape, new classes at the Centre for the Arts are designed to do just that. Instructors Pam Thaxton and Mary Messick each bring over fifteen years of experience teaching group fitness classes and have come up with some innovative exercise classes for all levels and interests.

Boot Camp challenges early birds to come out on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. for five weeks of ‘muscle confusion’ training that offers the maximum body toning and strengthening for those needing a good kick start.  Muscle confusion adds variety to your workout and prevents the body from adapting to exercises over time, and therefore helps get you on the other side of when your body reaches a plateau. Boxing, intervals, and weight bearing exercises are all part of this one-hour workout. Boot Camp starts on March 1, and is only $99 per student.

Pre-registration by February 24 is required. Students unable to attend all 15 classes can use their class card, issued on the first day of class to registered students, can attend any of Mary and Pam’s classes at the Centre from March 1 through April 2.

A new set of ongoing classes is also starting in March. “Total Body Cardio” on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m., and Fridays 9 to 10 a.m., is great for increasing strength and improving your overall fitness for all levels of participants. “Coremax” is designed to bring strength to your entire midsection with a blend of yoga, Pilates and core conditioning. Students should bring a yoga or travel mat to class. Coremax is on Fridays from 10 to 11 am. These classes are $6 per class and are on a ‘walk-in’ basis.

The Center for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD Tuesday-Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm, or by calling 410-758-2520, online,, or request via email at  The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts.  Visit us on the web at