Healthy Living Program - Group Fitness Class Descriptions

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Gym Fit

Class description: Join Keri Johnson, Wellness & Fitness Specialist, every week in Helen Newman Hall Fitness Center for a new workout every time. You'll receive a packet with the Work Out of the Day, you have one hour to complete the workout at your own pace, with weights that are just right for you. Keri will demonstrate the exercises and how to use equipment at the start of class, she will be on sight to check form, suggest alternative exercises and answer any questions you may have. At the end of summer you'll have a number of exercise packets that you can do on your own, and you'll walk away with confidence and knowledge on how to workout in the fitness center.

Class description: Find yourself in a comfortable seated position, while calming the mind and relaxing the body through Meditation. During this class you'll explore different meditation techniques from, guiding imagery, body scans, mindfulness and breath work. Afterwards you'll find yourself centered, relaxed and refreshed. Located in Helen Newman Hall. Class capacity: 30

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. Class capacity: 12

Mellow Flow
Class description: Craving a break filled with slow movement at a relaxed pace? Then come join Mellow Flow Yoga! This class focuses on blending movement and breath to cultivate mindfulness, posture alignment for long-term joint health, conscious engagement of muscles to increase strength, and holding poses to increase flexibility. Students of all levels are highly encouraged to attend and participate at their own pace! Class capacity: 40

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. Class capacity: 12

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

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

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

Muscle Pump
Class description: Put a little muscle into your workout and join us for a class designed to build muscle endurance with low to medium weights and high repetitions. A variety of equipment and strength training techniques will be used in this class. There is no cardio portion in these sessions. Footwear that is appropriate for movement is required for this class. Late entry will only be permitted within 20 minutes of the class start time. Class capacity: 30

Strength & Balance
Class description: Exercises will target overall strength, balance, flexibility and core conditioning. Class may be set up as a circuit or instructor lead, giving you a variety of fitness techniques to adapt to. Optional hand weights, tubing, and stability balls may be used combining the intensity of weight training, core strength of Pilates, and the discipline of yoga, for an aligned and defined you! Class capacity: 30