College of the Mainland gym memberships offer a cost-effective, convenient option for anyone looking to maintain an active lifestyle. Try out the gym with a $5 day pass or a semester membership for $40 for in-district adults and $30 for in-district youths (ages 5-17) and those 50 and older.

With three open cardio/weight rooms, stationary bicycles and basketball courts, the gym’s amenities facilitate a varied workout routine. The gym is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; and 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information, call 409-933-8422.

Whether weight training or yoga, the COM gym has a class for you

Kick off the new year with COM fitness classes for all ages and abilities. Classes begin Jan. 17, and participants may join at any time during the semester.

Cardio Walking/Running helps beginning or advanced runners or walkers improve their distance and speed. The class meets from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Tai Chi helps students increase energy and fitness with breathing and Yang style Tai Chi exercises. The intermediate class meets from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and the beginner class meets from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays or 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Line dancing involves forming patterned foot movements and moving in a line in unison to music. Line dancing not only blends exercise and recreation, it is also a fun way to meet new people and experience personal satisfaction from your accomplishments. Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Country Western Dance introduces students to different styles of country western (partner) dance styles, which include the two-step, polka, waltz, nightclub 2, East Coast swing and West Coast swing. The class meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Texas Two-Step introduces classic moves including turns, spins and sweetheart wraps. The class meets from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays.

Pilates strengthens the muscles that support the spine (the neck, shoulders, abs, hips and thighs) to bring balance into the body. It meets from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Weight Training teaches students to safely and properly perform a circuit weight-training program, which should result in reduced resting blood pressure, increased muscle and decreased fat, a lower body weight and a healthier body composition. It meets from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Yoga introduces basic postures, breathing techniques and strengthening exercises. It meets from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Zumba classes infuse Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves into an aerobic, toning workout. The class meets from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For more information and classes, call 409-933-8422 or visit

Volleyball leagues open

COM’s adult volleyball leagues give students and the community an opportunity to challenge their spiking, setting and serving skills in a friendly, competitive environment.

Two leagues are open to teams of varying skills levels. There is a cost ranging from $225 to $230 for each team registering.

For more information, call 409-933-8422.

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