Healthy Living Program - Group Fitness Class Descriptions

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Move It!
Class description: This cardio dance class will get you ready to sweat, lift your spirits and get your heart rate going with some low impact dance-style moves. Sequences will be kept relatively simple with an emphasis on safety for the joints and tendons. Options to intensify or dial back the movements will also be shown. So, join in the fun and move it!

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.

Core 'n' More
Class description: Strengthen and condition your core muscles...and more! This class will work your core, which includes the abdominal and low back muscles. Additional exercises incorporate upper and lower body as a way to strengthen your core, giving you a full body workout!

Class description: Pilates is a conditioning program designed to increase body awareness, improve alignment and breathing. You will build endurance, flexibility, coordination, and strength through a highly focused flow of movements.

Total Toning
Class description: Warm-up for mobility and then progress to focus on toning movements for specific muscle groups. Members will have the option to use light dumbbells, household items, or their own body weight for the resistance, seated options will also be offered. Alternating upper and lower body movements and alternating posterior and anterior chain muscle groups. Each week will be different movements for a totally toned body.