Class Descriptions - Group Exercise

Below is a list of general classes members can expect to be offered througout the year. 

Mindy & Body

Hatha Yoga: Developed over 5000 years ago, by the sages in India, this system includes physical postures and breathing practices that develop balance, flexibility and a relaxed state of mind. The fluid, graceful exercise helps develop muscle tone, flexibility, coordination, balance, breath control, and deep relaxation.

AM Yoga – For the morning person! A Hatha Yoga class that will help you start off your day with a sense of relaxation and well being. Open to all levels.

Intro to Kundalini Yoga – General Kundalini Yoga Class consists of Breathing Exercises, Warm-Up’s, Kriyas (specific set of exercises for a specific effect), Chanting, Relaxation, Meditation.

Pilates

Pilates Mat:  The focus of Pilates is to build strength, improve flexibility, agility, posture, and balance. Most of the exercises focus on strengthening the ocoreo (abs, back, hips), but this class provides an intense total body workout as well. Proper breathing and alignment techniques are always practiced throughout the class.

         

Cardio

SpinningClimb aboard our specialized bikes and enjoy this unique mind-body experience. Our instructors will lead you through a variety of courses as you “ride with the pack” in this class, limited only by your stamina and imagination. These classes are unlike anything else you’ve experienced before. The bikes are brand new and the music is loud. If you like cardio workouts, you’ll love spinning!

Zumba:  Pretty much the most awesome workout ever. Dance to great music (Latin and international rhythms), with great people, and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it. Join us for this fun, total body workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility. Zumba is for everyone, and no, you don’t have to know how to dance!

Core Body Strength:  Core strength is an interval based class allowing participants a proper work-rest ratio. Class will cover multiple circuits of abdominal exercises allowing growth each week during the series.

Dance

Ballet - Adv.Beginner: This is a mixed level class for those with current or prior ballet experience. The class includes full barre, center, traveling and jumping combinations. Participants with a year or more experience work to increase their movement vocabulary, while current or prior performing dancers work on technique and performance skills. Class members collaborate to improve and enjoy their ballet experience.

Ballet- Inter/AdvancedFor those with several years of ballet training and current performers. Students should be able to execute the ballet lexicon with proficiency.

Barre Fitness: Get ready to mix pilates, yoga, cardio, and ballet to give you a muscle-shaking, heart-pumping, full-body, low-impact workout. Improve your posture, gain muscle definition, and increase your flexibility as you fly through the choreographed movements at the barre - no dance experience required!

Martial Arts

Shotokan Karate is a traditional Japanese martial art. As a form of physical exercise, karate utilizes all parts of the body. Karate training increases the strength, speed, stamina, coordination, reflexes, and balance of the student. This traditional form of karate is not only a means of conditioning for self-defense, but it is a way to improve self-awareness, confidence and discipline. This class is all inclusive of all levels from beginner to advanced. All are welcome. 

Self Defense   Learn vital self defense techniques in this valuable class, taught by our Martial Arts staff.  Learn to defend against sexual and other forms of physical assault and partake in discussion related to general campus personal safety.  A practical class for modern day city living.