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Great for Beginners

This key is to help you judge the intensity at which the class is taught. Please keep in mind that ALL classes are for you and we can make them as individual as you need. All can be modified! If you have any questions regarding the group fitness class offerings, please contact Nani Hilbert at 439-7983 or

Strength and Weight Training

Great for Beginners

ABS/ABS and Back Core Class:
Tone, strengthen and tighten your core with a variety of abdominal and back exercises. Class may include some standing core work, as well as seated or mat work, and may also utilize medicine and stability balls and/or resistance bands and weights. The class is 30 minutes of pure challenge for your whole core area. This class contains NO cardio

Women's Only Weight Lifting:
Designed to be a TRUE introduction to weight lifting, each 45 minute class will cover proper form and technique of all the major lifts. We will cover squat (front, back, overhead), deadlift (conventional, straight leg, sumo), overhead press (strict press, push press, push jerk) bench press, clean (pulls, med ball clean, power clean, squat clean, clean and jerk) and snatch (power snatch, squat snatch). We will also cover specific mobility exercises to facilitate and manage each lift.


Buti Yoga®:
Sweat with Intention. Buti Yoga is a blend of power yoga, cardio intensive tribal dance, conditioning and deep abdominal toning. This all-inone workout tones and sculpts the entire body while facilitating complete inner transformation. This dynamic yoga practice intuitively blends primal movements with cardio bursts and vibrations to tone the body. Music guides classes like an internal GPS. The beat blended movement forces you out of your head and INTO YOUR BODY.

Total Body Strength and Conditioning:
This class focuses on exercises that use major muscle groups, compound movements, and high intensity movements that tap the energy sources inside the muscle. Boost your metabolism and burn calories for hours after your workout. Be ready to move non-stop!

Zumba Strong:
This workout is divided into four sections or quadrants as they're called during the class. You will start with a warm-up (quadrant one, called Ignite), which was focused on prepping your body for the workout by raising your heart rate with moves like jumping jacks, as well as incorporating some mobility work with moves like leg swings and dynamic hip stretches.  Quadrant two, known as Fire Up, will incorporate moves like punches and squats, with very little rest in between exercises. Quadrant three is called Push Your Limits, and is added to the previous exercises turning them into mini combinations (like side squats combined with punches). Even though there are active recovery times, you really never stop moving. Finally, quadrant four, Floorplay, will have you planking and crunching on mats to really work your core (as opposed to the total-body focus in the first three quadrants). SHEW! Be ready to sweat!

Lower Body Blast:
This 30 minute class is focused on weight training exercises for the lower body. Lunges, squats, and plyometrics will be heavily favored in this class!

Cardio Exercise

Great for Beginners

Hydrofit (water aerobics) is conducted in the swimming pool led by a certified instructor. The instructor guides the class through various aerobic movements in both the shallow and deep water. Sometimes the movements are performed with the use of resistive and buoyancy equipment. This type of exercise involves both the upper and lower extremities through optimal ranges of motion while minimizing joint stress. As a result, it’s an ideal form of exercise for pregnant women, seniors, cross-training, overweight individuals and those recovering from an injury or surgery or suffering from arthritis and other chronic illnesses. No swimming ability required.

HIGH Fitness:
This is a hardcore fun fitness class that incorporates interval training with music you love and intense easy to follow choreography. HIGH Fitness produces a high caloric burn and full body toning through its carefully formulated choreography that alternates between intense cardio peaks and toning tracks.


Boot Camp:
Are you ready to sweat? Anything goes in this class.  You will see any combo of cardio, weight training, plyometrics, dance, kickboxing, interval training, core work, flexibility training, HIIT, etc.  Be ready to work!

You can expect to start out with a warm-up, but after that you’ll likely roll right into boxing moves, integrating quick hits while holding a pair of 1-2 pound for even more resistance. After a bit, your footwork will start to come into play, helping you work up a proper sweat. Afterward, it’s on to standing Pilates, where you’ll slow things down a bit while concentrating more on balance and core work. You might end on the floor, but not for a rest—for ab work! A quick cooldown helps your heart rate return to normal.

Cardio kickboxing is a group fitness class that combines martial arts techniques with fast-paced cardio. This high-energy workout challenges the beginner and eexperienced exerciser alike. Build stamina, improve coordination and flexibility, and burn calories as you build lean muscle with this fun and challenging workout.


High-intensity interval training (H.I.I.T), is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods condensed into 30 minutes!  H.I.I.T. & ABS adds a core strengthening component and lasts 45 minutes.

Cycle/Express Cycle:
Indoor Cycling is designed to be a very intense cardiovascular workout. Get ready to sweat! Resistance (how hard it is to pedal) and cadence (how fast you are pedaling) are the two main ways that Cycling challenges its participants. Riders will climb hills, practice resistance drills, sprints and jumps, and any combination of these. A towel and water bottle are strongly recommended. Express Cycle is the same but we will ride for 35 minutes then cool/stretch for the last 5 minutes. Express Cycle is very intense as the ride focuses on speed drills!


Great for Beginners

This one hour, 15 minute, course is designed to be minimally to medially challenging and maximally refreshing, with a focus on breathing practices (pranayama), basic yoga postures, stretching and restorative poses. Postures will include basic sitting and standing poses for strength and flexibility. Restorative poses are mostly seated or lying poses that use "props" (provided) to assist in working deeply into connective tissues for improved alignment and flexibility. The class will end with a 5-10 minute rest period (savasana), allowing the body systems to return to their natural, and now more fluid and relaxed, state.

Restorative Yoga:
Restorative yoga utilizes gravity and props (like bolsters, blankets and blocks, which are all provided) and is done on the floor with minimal movement. The poses allow stretching in the connective tissues for deep relaxation and realignment of muscle tissue on the skeletal frame. Poses may be held for up to 15 minutes. This style is particularly good for anyone who has experienced any kind of trauma; anyone who is recovering from injury, surgery, loss, grief or addiction; or anyone with depression, panic/anxiety disorder and other challenging diagnoses. This style has some similarities to Yin yoga, but uses less effort — gravity does all the work once the body is in place. Sunrise Morning Flow: Start the day beautifully with a fun flow that is appropriate for all levels. This class will give you energy to embrace the day ahead!

Sunrise Morning/Sunset/ Gentle Flow Yoga:
This class invites attendees to awaken the heart by awakening the body. The lessons on the mat are those which we may apply to daily life: cultivating mindfulness, the ability to re-center, find stability, and be guided from within. Both stamina and balance-building, the focus is on long holds that work to strengthen mind, body, and spirit, along with meditative practices.

Yoga 101:
This class is for the "true" beginner (and those who may want to "slow it down" and learn a little more about what you're doing in yoga class). If you've always wanted to take a yoga class but you're shy, or you feel intimidated, this class is for you. The class offers the fundamentals of yoga, from yoga poses (asanas) and mudras (hand positions used in meditation) to mantras (basic chants), philosophies (do good deeds!) and breath work (pranayama). No yoga pants required -- wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Questions encouraged!


Strength and Flow Yoga:
This Vinyasa flow class for all levels that focuses on a fun blend of postures that increase muscle strength, energy, and flexibility.

Pilates is a method of conditioning that strengthens and tones muscles of the entire body, improves posture, provides flexibility and balance, unites body and mind, and creates a streamlined shape. Pilates will improve your form in all areas of your fitness program and will leave you feeling refreshed and alert with a feeling of physical and mental well-being.

Power Pilates:
This class is a total body conditioning class incorporating a variety of equipment including bands and weights into traditional Pilates methods to enhance flexibility and strength. Even though it is designed to be an intermediate class,it can be adapted for all fitness levels.

Creative Flow Yoga:
If you are familiar with the yoga asanas / postures, join the practice and we’ll take your familiarity to a new level. Students with prior experience in any style of yoga will quickly feel at ease in this class. Strength and flexibility will be addressed, plus a fun environment will guide you towards a deep exploration of the art and science of yoga.

Core Focus Yoga:
Simple poses and stretches will make a great addition to your fitness routine.  This class will provide a quick way to lengthen and stretch sore muscles while focusing on strengthening your core muscles.

Yin Yoga:
This style of yoga is a slow-paced style with poses that are held for longer periods of time. Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.  

Yoga/Pilates Fusion:
The theory is that the use of the physical asana practice (Hatha Yoha) will help improve flexibility, strength, breathing capacity and junction. On a mental level, it also helps with balance, body control and concentration. Combining that with the Pilates helps to make the body more functional by balancing the development of different muscle groups and giving the practitioner better movement patterns.


Sunset Power Flow:
This is an energetic, fast flowing class that will challenge your strength and stamina. Each week we will focus on finding awareness in our bodies through a variety of poses and breathing practices. Advanced yoga poses will be introduced and explored, but always optional. This is a safe and fun place to practice your arm balances and inversions or try them for the first time! We will explore all of this while enjoying fun music and embracing our sense of play.


Great for Beginners

WERQ is the fiercely fun dance fitness class based on pop, rock, and hip hop music. The warm up previews the dance steps in class and the cool down combines yoga-inspired static stretching and balance poses. WERQ is taught by Certified Fitness Professionals, so the WERQout is safe and effective.

It is a total body workout that combines low-intensity and high-intensity moves synced to exhilarating and motivating, Latin and international rhythms.  You can expect to enjoy Salsa, Reggaeton, Cumbia and Merengue as well as other exciting rhythms including African, Caribbean, Bollywood, Soca, Bachata, Samba, and even a touch of Electronic, Modern or Hip-Hop! Zumba combines all elements of fitness, cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, flexibility and boosted energy, in a super effective, super fun format. Zumba® is suitable for all levels of fitness, and no former dance experience is required! The only rules are to listen to your own body and modify movements as you need to. Most of all- HAVE FUN! 

Ballroom Dance:
This class will cover the basics of waltz, rumba, tango, foxtrot, and cha cha on a rotating schedule.  No dance experience necessary. Bring a friend/partner with you (but not required to participate).

Hip Hop:
Come dance with us to today's hottest hip hop songs. We will celebrate this style of dance through the years and get a killer workout!

Martial Arts


Judo is best known for its throwing techniques but also involves considerable grappling on the ground utilizing specialized pins, control holds, arm locks, and Judo choking techniques. Judo emphasizes safety and full physical activity for top conditioning. Judo is learned on special mats for comfort and safety. Judo provides the means for learning self-confidence, physical coordination, power, and flexibility.

Japanese Swordsmanship:
The contemporary Japanese art of drawing the long sword. Iaido is now used not only to teach sword techniques, but as a form of mental and physical discipline, emphasizing correct technique and form, meditation and character development.

Kung Fu:
The Chinese martial art of Shaolin Kung-Fu is taught in this class. Students will learn traditional forms from the variety of styles within Shaolin such as Long-fist, Tiger, Eagle, Mantis, and more. Emphasis will be placed on good quality basics, joint locks, and self-defense.

Tai Chi:
The essential principles of Tai Chi include mind integrated with the body; control of movements, and breathing. These generate internal energy, mindfulness, loosening, and serenity. The ultimate purpose  is cultivate the qi or life energy within us to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body.

A Filipino martial arts that focuses on the use of sticks, bladed and impact/blunt weapons, improvised weapons, and hand-to-hand (empty hand) techniques.

A military martial arts system that was developed to be used by groups of Russian special forces. It concentrates on things such as self-protection  and grappling.


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