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Class Descriptions

Great for Beginners
Beginner/Intermediate
Intermediate/Advanced

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:
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.
Beginner/Intermediate

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!

Cardio Exercise

Great for Beginners
Hydrofit:
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.
Beginner/Intermediate

H.I.I.T & Tone:                                                   

A quick 30 minute class that combines HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and muscle toning weights / body weight exercises for a fast, but effective workout

Intermediate/Advanced

H.I.I.T. Express:
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!

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!

Yoga

Great for Beginners

Beginner/Restorative:
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!

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!

Beginner/Intermediate

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:
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.

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.

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.  

Intermediate/Advanced

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Dance

Great for Beginners

WERQ:                                                                          

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.

Martial Arts

Beginner/Intermediate

Judo:
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.

 

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