Healthy Living Program - Group Fitness Class Descriptions

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Class description: Utilizing the TRX® Suspension Trainer; you will learn to feel and use gravity on your body in combination with other modes of training to develop agility, strength and mobility.  Exercises performed can require balancing on a single leg, or being on your hands, as well as dynamic movement while in these positions.  Footwear that is appropriate for movement is required for this class.

Barbell Club
Class description: Every week a new workout will be provided for you to complete, in the Helen Newman Hall Fitness Center. This will create a safe, instructor lead environment for you to learn about the resistance machines, dumbbells and barbells. All workouts provide lots of options, to fit your individual needs and a personal trainer will be close by to answer any questions. Come switch up your routine, while gaining knowledge about different exercises performed in the fitness center. Offered during the summer only.

Belly Dancing
Class description: Belly dancing is an exciting Middle Eastern folk art which can help in the development of flexibility, body awareness, and overall body tone. The class will begin with warm-ups, continue with basic movements and rhythms while putting them together in dance to the music of the Middle East. This fun class, gets your hips moving and loosens up all your body parts! Class capacity: 30

Class description: A 30 minute indoor stationary cycling class that combines basic cycling movements with motivational coaching, breathing awareness, and heart rate training. This non-impact, individually paced, cardio class will definitely move you! The instructor will have the bike ready and in place, just add rider with personal settings (this will be determined on your first class). GREAT FOR BEGINNERS!!! Participants are encouraged to bring a personal towel for this class. The use of personal water bottles is highly recommended. Please arrive by 8:00 AM; late entry to Spinning classes is not permitted. Class capacity: 30
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Strength Training
Class description: This resistance training class is appropriate for all fitness levels and will strengthen muscles, build bone density, and reduce the risk of falling by improving balance and core stability. We use a variety of exercises and equipment, with a primary emphasis on posture and the "core" muscles. Some exercises are done in a standing position, while others are done on a mat, but all can be adapted to a seated posture and can be modified to accommodate any ability level and each participant receives individual and personalized attention. Class capacity: 26

Gentle Yoga
Class description: Enjoy the benefits of a relaxing yoga class filled with slow and supportive poses, body alignment and breathe work. Class capacity: 40

Walking Group
Class description: Get up, get out and get moving! Meet in the Helen Newman Gymnasium to walk and talk in a safe and warm indoor environment as an individual or as friends. Set your own pace or follow along to walking workout the instructor sets for the day. All are welcome! Class capacity: no limit

Class description: Circuit training involves doing a series of exercises, either cardio, strength or a mixture of both for 30 seconds, with short rest periods between each exercise.Once you have finished the circuit a longer rest period is taken before starting the workout over again. This is a fun way to get your heart rate elevated, burn calories, and break a sweat in a safe and supportive environment! Class capacity: 26

Class description: Based on orthopedic exercises, kinesiology, as well as, ballet barre/pilates inspired workouts, this strength training class will strengthen your muscles through intentional movements.  A variety of equipment will be utilized to challenge your body to adapt and become stronger. This fun style of strength training will keep active and invigorated. Class capacity: 25

Class description: Exercise in both shallow and deep water is ideal for relieving joint pain and offers the perfect medium to provide modifications for each individual's ability and needs. Water's resistance strengthens muscles while buoyancy makes this refreshing workout low impact. The most popular and diverse Wellness class for a reason, this group is well known on campus for laughing as hard as they exercise. You will leave refreshed and smiling! The pool at Helen Newman Hall is a comfortable 83 degrees and is equipped with easy entry pool steps w/handrail, a chair lift, and a wall ladder to access the pool. Class capacity: 34

Zumba Gold
Class description: Zumba Gold® targets the largest growing segment of the population: baby boomers. It takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. What stays the same are all the elements the Zumba Fitness-Party is known for: the zesty Latin music, like salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton; the exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves; and the invigorating, party-like atmosphere. Active older adults want camaraderie, excitement and fitness as a regular part of their weekly schedule. Zumba Gold is the perfect fit. It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, fun. Class capacity: 40

Iyengar Yoga
Class description: This class encourages participants to explore the precise anatomical placement and postural alignment of basic yoga postures at a pace that allows for an intelligent rigor. Participants are guided to observe and learn from their individual strengths and challenges. Emphasis is placed on the importance of inner awareness and clarity as personal resources for yoga practice and for life. Attention to safety and a curiosity for learning are promoted in a class environment of self and mutual respect. NOTE: You MUST bring your own yoga mat to this class. Class capacity: 40

Sit & Be Fit
Class description: Take a seat and get strong! This class focuses on total body strength training, range of motion exercises and stretches. Great for active older adults who need extra support or individuals with physical limitations. Class capacity: 30

Restorative Yoga
Class description: Participants will utilize props and breathing techniques to gently release tension within the muscles. We often "hold on" to tension, or have tight muscles that we don't even realize - this class will help to unlock and release that tension, while providing a deep relaxation. Participants will leave class feeling relaxed and refreshed. Class capacity: 40

Cardio Dance
Class description: Ready to spice up your workout? Cardio Dance will have you groovin’ to a broad range of musical genres ranging from top 40 favs to old school hip-hop, 80s dance hits, "oldies", and more! Tracks include both high and low intensity intervals to provide non-stop cardio training for maximum calorie burning from start to finish. The choreography provides plenty of low impact options and is fun, energetic, and easy to follow. Whether you’re an experienced dancer or one who rarely sets foot on the dance floor, this class is for you! Footwear that is appropriate for movement is required for this class. Class capacity: 40

Class description: The Pilates program is designed to build strength and flexibility while enhancing body awareness and alignment through a core-focused series of movements. We'll be using a variety of equipment, from mats and stability balls to weights, bands and rings to attain our goals. Class capacity: 40