Healthy Living Program - Group Fitness Class Descriptions

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Class description: Fit Trifecta is a fusion of cardio, strength, and core training through a variety of low-impact, moderate to higher-intensity exercises. Motivated by fun energetic music, this total body workout will have you sweating and smiling! Footwear that is appropriate for moderate to higher-intensity movement is required for this class, although many options for movements will be provided, so all are welcome to join.

Morning Stretch
Class description: Ease into your week and get moving with a full body stretch to loosen muscles, joints, and tendons. Classes will include a variety of different types of approaches, including mobility exercises, dynamic stretching, and static stretching. Props such as a chair, a wall or a strap may be used. Stretching is an important part of maintaining a healthy body, it keeps muscles flexible, strong and healthy, while maintaining range of motion in your joints. Take the time to stretch today! 

Power H.I.T.T.
Class description: Push, pull, squat, lunge your way into better shape using functional equipment including plyo box jumps, TRX Suspension Trainers, Slam Balls, sand bags and more. This will be a great workout, no matter your level of fitness; helping to improve strength and stamina along with improved ability to perform activities of daily living. This class will be held on the Escape Fitness equipment located in the Appel Commons Friedman Fitness Center. 

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 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. 

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. 

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. 

Energize And Activate
Class description: Looking to boost your mobility and agility? In this class you will work on multidimensional movements to help you move with confidence. No specialty equipment needed. 

Balance Booster
Class description: This class is perfect for working on your balance and stability. Join Cathryn for exercises designed to improve function, strengthen posture, and prevent falls. No specialty equipment needed.

Cardio Drumming
Class description: An invigorating fun spirited class for all levels of fitness. Using an exercise ball as your drum, and a pair of “drum sticks” the instructor will lead you through patterns of movements and simple drumming to upbeat music that will engage your whole being! Class will include an active warm up followed by easy movement patterns and drumbeats. We will conclude with a cool down and stretch. All equipment will be provided. This class could be performed from a seated position as well. Check out this awesome sample video of a class.

Building Strength
Class description: We will start this class out by warming up with easy-to-follow movements or a line dance - relearning and building our repertoire each week. The bulk of the class will be spent working on upper and lower strengthening exercises using hand weights. Partcipate in this class for an opportunity to work on improving balance, strength, and flexibility. This class can be modified and performed from a seated position.

Aqua Zumba
Class description: Known as the Zumba® “pool party,” Aqua Zumba gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Splashing, stretching, twisting, even shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering are often heard during an Aqua Zumba shallow water class. Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.