YOU GET MORE FROM A GROUP
People who workout in a group (group fitness) are far more likely to stick at it. A study conducted by Pennsylvania State University* introduced 25 inactive adults to group fitness slowly by allowing them to ‘dip their toes’ into exercise. The result was that 20 of the group never missed a workout in 30 weeks. Not only this, they lost body fat, gained lean muscle and reduced their chances of developing cardiovascular disease.
You can make exercise more social by teaming up with a friend or try some different group fitness workouts to see what you like best. Make it a regular date in your diary and don’t go too hard in those first few workouts. It’s better to get into a habit than a world of pain.
You need to register for these classes prior to attending. You may register at the Welcome Center or online. If a roster class is not full you can try the class for a drop-in fee of $3 for Members Only, there is no charge to observe only.
Fee Per Session: $15 Member – $35 General Public
Self-defense is a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques. This self-defense course provides psychological awareness and verbal skills, not just physical training. This class focuses on self-defense maneuvers that are valuable and confidence building for women. Learning techniques and practicing in a safe environment will give you the confidence you need in any situation. This class will be physical, so come dressed to move. 55 Minutes. (Seasonal Class)
Led by Larry Sparling: Nationally Certified Personal Trainer, retired Law Enforcement Officer, and certified instructor in Defensive and Arrest Tactics.
Adult Target Archery
Fee Per Session: $15 Member – $35 General Public
This adult indoor Target Archery class consists of shooting at stationary bulls-eye targets. It is a great way to learn and practice the skill of archery. All equipment is provided. The bows are adjustable for all to be successful no matter your ability. 55 Minutes. (Seasonal Class)
Moving For Better Balance
Fee Per Session: $25 Member – $35 General Public
Moving for Better Balance is a 7-week falls prevention program that uses the principles and movements of Tai Chi in helping older adults improve their balance and increase their confidence in doing everyday activities. Class runs both Mondays & Wednesdays. (Seasonal Class)
Group Fitness Classes are open to all members. weekly registration is required for all classes. Registration will be open on Fridays @ 12:00AM for the following week and is on a first come first serve basis. A link to the registration can be found on our Schedules page or participants can call the Welcome Center to register.
A challenging workout that will work every angle of your core. This class goes above and beyond sit-ups and crunches to target the abdominals, oblique’s, and lower back. 30 Minutes.
This gentle form of yoga is practiced sitting on a chair or using a chair for support during standing poses. Chair yoga is especially suitable for older adults, people with balance or coordination issues, and those with disabilities. 55 Minutes.
Club Moves features today’s top dance hits and funky upbeat moves. We will practice several warm-up songs to get you comfortable with the basic dance moves used throughout the class. This class is perfect for the person wanting to have fun and “get down” with exercise. 55 Minutes.
If you’re bored with your current cardio and weight regime then it’s time for FBH. Using a variety of equipment and your own body weight, you will be pushed to the limit. This class will focus on short bursts of intense training. Remember all classes can be modified to your personal needs and goals. 55 Minutes.
Glutes and Guts
This class focuses on the abs, glutes, legs, and lower back using a variety of equipment and body resistance. A challenging variety of abdominal and core exercises will tone and strengthen your midsection while gluteal focused moves work your backside. 55 Minutes.
A heart-pounding, low-impact workout. All fitness levels welcome! Speed, endurance and overall fitness will be improved. Instructors will lead the class through various “team” activities and “relay races” to keep you engaged and moving. 55 Minutes.
This class is designed to increase flexibility for sports, activities and daily living. This stretching class is for both men and women. 40 Minutes.
A fun and total body workout for seniors and people new to exercise. This class will incorporate easy movement patterns that include weights, resistance bands and a ball. Also adding low impact moves to keep your joints mobile with range of motion exercises. A chair is used for seated and/or standing support. 55 Minutes.
Senior Cardio (Formally SilverSneakers® Cardio)
Increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance with this aerobic workout. Improve your total body strength using hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball. Train your brain by learning a variety of choreographed moves and keep your joints mobile with range-of-motion exercises. A chair is offered for support and used for a cool-down stretch at the end. 55 Minutes.
Senior Classic (Formally SilverSneakers® Classic)
Move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. 55 Minutes.
STRONG Nation HIIT
Stop counting the reps. Start training to the beat. This class combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to music that has been designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep. The instructor will change up the music and moves frequently to make sure you’re always challenged to the max. 60 Minutes.
A Chinese system of physical exercises that are believed to facilitate the flow of Qi (life force) in the body, promoting good health and vitality. Tai Chi utilizes movements that are Yin Yang opposites: softness and strength, forwards and backwards, action and calm. 55 Minutes. (Seasonal Class)
Yin Yoga is a passive and meditative practice, where stretches are held for several minutes and allow gravity to help create more flexibility and mobility. Yin yoga moves beyond the muscles to target fascia and connective tissue, where we tend to hold resistance. This practice challenge your edge while also allowing for deep relaxation. 55 Minutes.
Zumba® is an exhilarating, effective, easy to follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party. It blends red-hot international music and contagious steps to form a “fitness party” that is downright addictive. Fun and challenging for any fitness level! 55 Minutes.
* Reference: Group Fitness is Effective in Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Healthy Adults by The Pennsylvania State University Park, USA.