Class Descriptions - Group Exercise

Fall Term 

Fitness Boxing Class  

My first introduction to fitness boxing was at the City of Angels Boxing Gym in Los Angeles 10 years ago. I found the courses inspiring, fun and an awesome workout. This class will be a hybrid of a typical boxing class to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines. Participants will learn and practice the four basic punches in boxing - jab, cross, uppercut and hook. The class will consist of warm-up and combination punches via shadow boxing (with and without weights). In between the combinations there will be core interval training for a complete workout that professional boxers use. The level of intensity/soreness/fun is up to each participant!

Yoga:

A.M. 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.

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.

Intro. 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:

Cardio Kickboxing: A fun filled cardiovascular workout that will have you jabbing, uppercutting, and kicking your way to a strong body. This class will invigorate and tone you from head to toe. 

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 - Beginner: For those with little or no ballet experience. Introduction to basic positions and movements of classic ballet.

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!

Pregnancy Fitness: Combines yoga based mind-body and special pregnancy exercises as well as appropriate cardiovascular movement to prepare for labor, ease the discomforts of pregnancy and facilitate mother’s recovery. Class also provides enjoyable social support.

Post Partum/Mom and Baby Fitness:  Strength and cardio exercises to regain core body strength and ease the transition from pregnant to postpartum. The exercises help facilitate mother-baby bonding.

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. 

 

Questions about our classes? Please email us at physical.education@yale.edu or call 203-432-1431