CAIN CORNER: Cain Center enjoying 30th year

header-tumblng-1By Bethany Airhart/Cain Center Sports Coordinator

To celebrate those individuals and families that have supported us over the last 30 years, we decided to offer a great special this month! Current members who sign up for a one-year renewal membership during the month of September will receive one month free! Renewals will be begin at the end of your current membership regardless of your current contract expiration date! This is a great offer, so hurry in today and don’t miss your chance to save big! So you’ve finally made the big leap into the unknown – your first yoga class is approaching. You’ve picked which class to go to, found out where to park and how much the class will cost, but what should you expect when you walk through the doors? The mysterious first yoga class is a time of discovery. Congratulations on embarking on the first stage of your yoga journey, and enjoy! With the Yoga Classes Directory, now you can search for local yoga classes in Nashville in your area. You’ll discover that not every yoga practitioner is a highly committed, eco-conscious vegetarian; that designer gear will not help you into a difficult pose any sooner; and you will discover secrets about your body and your mind that even you never knew. Sound intriguing? Well that’s yoga for you! It’s more than just an exercise class. Yoga teachers have got your back – there’s no need to worry Yoga people tend to be a friendly bunch. The dynamics of each yoga class and each studio differ greatly but all should be welcoming and inclusive, not judgemental. Everyone in the class is an equal in the eyes of the teacher so stop worrying about your lack of knowledge or inability to touch your toes, it simply doesn’t matter. If you want to join, contact to yoga classes and studio in Montana. Studios generally supply mats so it is not essential to buy your own; this decision comes down to personal preference. Some studios may not disinfect and update their mats as regularly as perhaps they should and practising on a stale smelling mat is not the most pleasant experience. On an environmental note, if this is your first ever experience of yoga it is probably best not to buy your own mat until you know that the practice is for you. The content of your class will vary depending on the style your chosen studio follows. Generally speaking though, beginners’ classes focus on the asanas or poses and tend not to include any advanced breathing techniques or chanting. If you approach your first class with an open mind, a spirit of adventure and an understanding that yoga is not a competitive sport then you will be fine. All yoga traditions are represented, so you can easily find a local yoga studio that offers the tradition of your choice – bikram, hatha, ashtanga or iyengar yoga classes are all listed in the Yoga Classes Directory. Considering yoga teacher training? We’ve got that covered as well with yoga teacher training offers available worldwide. What about yoga gear like yoga pants, yoga clothes and yoga mats? You’ll find a wide range of suppliers and product reviews and you can conveniently shop online. If you’re lucky enough to be having a break, you’ll be able to review yoga retreats, yoga holidays and workshops as well. It’s all covered in the Yoga Classes Directory.

Cain Center is celebrating 30 years!

  • Open House, Tuesday, Sept. 24: This all day event is open to the public. If you are curious about what Cain Center has to offer for you and your family don’t hesitate to stop in and see what we are all about!
  • Non-Profit Showcase, Saturday, Sept. 21: Come see how you can serve, benefit, or give at this unique event that shows off Athens’ finest non-profit organizations! If you know of a non-profit that could benefit from participation at this event, call Jessica at the Cain Center today!


Children are all headed back to school, and that means we are shifting into high gear here at Cain Center!

Sylvan Learning

Sylvan Learning Center will be open Monday and Wednesday, 4-6 p.m. Testing is to be held on Sept. 14. Classes begin Sept. 16.

We are currently accepting applications for this wonderful program to help students stay on track, and recover from summer learning loss. If you are interested in this program, or know someone who is please contact Tere Lawyer at the Cain Center to get signed up!

Cain Kids ROCK! Group Guitar Lessons

Preview of classes Sept. 9, 4-5 p.m.: Guitars Etc. has brought their incredible talent here to Cain Center! Give your child a gift that can never be taken away- the gift of music!

Lil’ Scribblers Camp

September 16-19: This program is designed to help children in Pre-K up to 5th Grade obtain fine motor skills and regain the writing skills commonly lost during the summer months.


Youth Indoor Futsal

Registration ends Oct. 6. Games held on Sundays beginning October.

Highly anticipated youth teams are now registering at the Cain Center for the fall session of this indoor soccer craze!

Youth Football & Cheerleading

Registration ends Sept. 3. Games begin Sept. 14.

Parents of children ages 3-11 who are interested in football and cheerleading are encouraged to come sign up at the registration desk located by the pool! Adults who are interested in coaching or refereeing can contact Bethany Airhart at the Cain Center.

Karate Classes

Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Matt Porter, a 3rd degree black belt, teaches children the importance of effective karate and mixed martial arts in this class for ages 6+.

Tumbling Classes

Beginners: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:45-7:15 p.m.

Advanced: Tuesday and Thursday, 7:20-8:15 p.m.

This class teaches children coordination, flexibility, balance, special awareness, and the art of acrobatics in a fun and encouraging setting.

Make a Slash in Aquatics

Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class

Sept. 20-22 (Friday, 4:-8:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Participants 15 years and older must meet prerequisite of 300 meter swim, 2 minute tread, and 10-pound brick retrieval. Goggles are only allowed during the 300 meter swim. If you are interested in gaining this certification please contact Bethany Airhart with any questions!

Megalodon Youth Swim Team

Monday-Friday, 5-6:30 p.m.

Swimmers ages 5-17 must be able to swim one length of the pool without assistance to join this competitive team.

Megalodon Youth Diving Team

Wednesday and Friday, 5-6:15 p.m.

Youth Ages 5-17 must be able to jump off the diving board and swim to the side of the pool without assistance to join this competitive team.

Masters Swimming

Monday-Friday, 5-7:30 a.m.

Coach Willy Robson instructs participants ages 18+ to help reach individual goals in swimming. Refine your stroke, swim for fitness, prepare for competition in triathlons or swim meets in this class designed for serious adult swimmers.

Water Aerobics with Nell Baker

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9-10 a.m.

This class is designed for seniors and helps with range of motion, muscle strength, and friendships!

H2O Bootcamp

Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

A high intensity, low impact workout sure to get your heart pumping!

Aqua Jogging

Tuesday and Thursdays, 12-1 p.m.

Get your work out in on a lunch break without ever breaking into a sweat or getting your hair wet!

1 on 1 Swim Lessons

Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays, 5-6:15 p.m.

Private swim lessons are now available at the Cain Center! Because of the high demand for this offering we have cleared a lane during swim team practice to work with kids, ages 3-17, that need one on one instructional time in the pool.

Fitness programs keep you moving too

Boot Camp

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 6:15-7 a.m.

Tamara Barnett leads this class with a variety of exercises designed to help you maximize your work out!

Yoga Fusion

Mornings: Tuesday and Thursday, 9-10:10 a.m.

Evenings: Monday and Wednesday, 5:3-6:40 p.m.

Come join us for Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates combined to strengthen and calm your body.


Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Get your body moving and dance off those calories in a fun filled environment!

If you are interested in any of our programs contact the Cain Center at 903-677-2000, or check us out online at