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Class Descriptions

Class Descriptions
Please Note:
  • There are general descriptions of the classes we offer. For information about an instructor’s teaching style, see our instructor bios.
  • Each class is provided with the necessary equipment to complete the workout, however you are welcome to bring your own.

BARRE

Instructors: Laura
With a mix of Pilates, yoga, and ballet technique, Barre focuses on the strengthening of your lower body and core.   Barre classes typically focus on small, pulsing movements with emphasis on form, alignment and core engagement. Bring a water bottle and a yoga mat and get ready to sweat and tone your booty in this energetic class!

CYCLING

Instructors: Hannah, Lee, Nina
A high-energetic workout, our cycling classes will teach you about pace, cadence, and resistance. Catered to all levels, this class involves the use of cycling machines to tone and build muscle in your legs, arms, obliques, chest, and booty, all the while giving you a cardio burst. Set to the tune of funky and popular songs, cycling will have you rocking and bopping from the start!

Zenergy*

*Not offered Spring 2021

Instructors: Julia
Zenergy is a dynamic, high energy workout that uses Latin rhythms and dance-based movements designed to provide an invigorating total body workout. This class will focus on cardio, muscle conditioning/toning, balance & flexibility, as well as core-strength development. Don’t worry, no prior dance experience is required to join the fun! This class is open to all levels and it is a great way to get in shape while enjoying your workout experience! So what are you waiting for? Let’s Zenergy!

KICKBOXING

Instructor: Maria
Kickboxing is a high energy, cardio-based blend of kicks and punches with no bag, no gloves, and no ring. With cardio bursts and light hand weights to sculpt and shape your muscles, it is a perfect combination of kickboxing, cardio, and toning. This one-of-a-kind class will push your kickboxing skills to the limit while giving you a total body workout. No experience necessary- this class is easy to modify and you can catch on in no time.

POP PILATES*

*Not offered Spring 2021

Instructor: Dana

POP Pilates is a fusion of ab-chiseling and total body defining moves choreographed to upbeat pop songs. This intense, mat-based workout challenges students to rhythmically flow from one exercise to the next, developing a rock solid core while leaving no muscle untouched. Each class has the same sequence/order (ex: a song focusing on upper body is always after a song focusing on abs and thighs) but with different moves and music!

YOGA

Instructors: Ellen, LeeAnn
An all-levels yoga class that is appropriate for everyone from the beginner to the most advanced student. Classes will start out with centering to help clear your mind, then move into a flow that will stretch and strengthen your body, and will end with a relaxing savasana. All of our poses can be modified so that everyone is can challenge themselves, so there’s no reason to be afraid to try it out! 

YOGA BASICS*

*Not offered Spring 2021

Instructor: N/A
Yoga Basics combines balance, flexibility, and resistance in a beginner-friendly format. This class is a great first step to starting a yoga practice and will cover all of the foundation poses. It is also a good choice for advanced yogis looking to go back to the basics of their practice. Challenge yourself to develop strong technique and get in a good workout while you’re at it!

Cycling + Legs and Booty

Instructor: Lee

Cycling is a high energetic, rhythm driven workout that incorporates cardio with strength building movements. In this class, participants will spend roughly 40 minutes on the cycling machines, and 15 minutes off the bike, strengthening and toning their legs and glutes. Each class has its own unique playlist and exercises. This class will leave you sweating, singing and ready to sign up for more!


PiYo

Instructor: Emily
Piyo is a fusion of many workout types, including cardio and strength, yoga, and pilates. It is choreographed with music specifically designed for the workout. The class flows generally from high to low intensity, beginning with power and ending with a yoga flow section. If you haven’t taken Piyo before, it is easy to learn and an extremely fun workout!


Pump Up the Pulse*

*Not offered Spring 2021

Instructor: N/A
This is a total body workout in a comfortable, non-threatening environment that is perfect for participants of every level. Get your heart rate up while building endurance, strength, and having a great time!

Body Sculpt

Instructors: Taylor, Carly
Body Sculpt is a circuit training class that focuses on using weights and bodyweight to build strength and to tone muscles for an overall healthier body. Cardio movements to get the heart rate up are also occasionally included. Movements can easily be modified, and participants of all fitness levels are welcome!

Abs and Booty

Instructors: Sarah, Lauren

Sick of doing the same boring crunches and squats? Come to abs and booty for an awesome lower body and core workout! Every class is FUN. The workouts consist of strength sections to grow, and cardio to sculpt. The workouts are HIIT style- High Intensity Interval Training, and always include regressions and progressions.  Every class is motivating and welcoming to every fitness level.


Whole Body HIIT

Instructors: Sarah, Lauren
We are going to hit every muscle group in this class. The goal is for you to leave fitter than you walked in, through strength, cardio, and mobility. HIIT- High Intensity Interval Training is effective because you can adjust these workouts to your own goals. If you want to focus on strength, then lower the reps and increase the weight/tension. If you want to focus on cardio, then choose lighter weights, go faster, and get more reps in. Come get whole body fit!