Fitness & Yoga Classes

New Trial Class – Pilates/Yoga Combo
This is a beginner/intermediate level class combining the continuous flow of stretching and yoga with core strengthening and toning Pilates exercises. This class will be taught by our new instructor, Lynn Archambeault. Lynn Archambeault is a certified and trained Pilates/yoga and fitness instructor. She received her certification in Los Angeles at the studio of Eva Kovacs, training in Joseph Pilates classical technique. Lynn also taught for years with Eva Kovacs at her studio in LA. Lynn has been teaching exercise classes for over 30 years and enjoys helping adults become more physically limber and active.
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Begins 9/15, Ends: 11/6
New Class – Intro Improv West African Dance
This class will be a fun introduction to some West African dance forms - practicing traditional movements and also working on improv ones; this will be a high energy work-out.
Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
20/20/20 for the MIND
Based on traditional yoga, this 1-hour class will focus on 20 minutes of Gentle Basic Yoga poses, 20 minutes of breathing (Pranayama), & 20 MINS of Irest-Yoga Nidra – a guided mediation.
Thursdays, 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Cardio Fusion
This class mixes up many styles of cardiovascular exercise, including low impact aerobics, step aerobics, dance, circuits, and interval training. Be prepared to get your heart rate up and work hard, as we sweat our way through exercises targeted to burn fat, increase strength, and improve balance and stability. Most of all, be prepared to have fun! Perfect for all levels.
Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 7:45-8:55 a.m.
Chair Yoga
This class is a modified series of traditional poses that focus on correct biomechanics to increase vitality, flexibility and strength. This is a great class for someone who has never tried yoga before, has concerns about injury, or would prefer the comfort of using chairs and standing poses.
Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Fast Feet
Fast Feet is a running group for the beginner runner all the way through advanced. The group meets four times each week for a variety of different runs and workouts. We work on short and long distance runs, hill training, speed training and even do some track workouts. Through the Spring, Summer and Fall, Fast Feet participates in several local races as a team. For 2012, we will be expanding our racing schedule to include some longer distance races as well as some outside of Berkshire County. During the season, we are covering topics essential to running success such as proper form, effective breathing, increasing your endurance, building mileage, injury prevention, and proper nutrition. If you are interested in joining Fast Feet, please contact Rebecca Hunter at (413)528-7774.
Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 a.m., Wednesdays 7:00-7:45am
Thursdays: 12:00-1:00pm, Fridays 7:00-7:45am
Fast Feet Passbook: Book of 25 for $225.
Muscle Up
An intense muscle specific, strength training workout designed to boost your metabolic rate by increasing lean muscle mass. This class will focus on a total body workout program and will use a variety of equipment, such as free weights, body bars and resistance tubing.
Thursdays, 8:00–9:00 a.m.
Pilates
This is an introductory class for beginners. It is also for individuals with conditions such as chronic pain, osteoporosis and pregnancy who have their doctor’s clearance to exercise. The focus is on exercises that stretch and strengthen the muscles in a deep way, particularly the abdominals. Please speak to the instructor before class if you have concerns about whether Pilates is suitable for you.
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Tai Chi/Qui Gong
Experience how the unconscious expresses itself through the body, and learn how to more fully relax and move effortlessly through self-message, breathing, and meditation.
Mondays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Gentle Yoga
This class is designed to give the beginner a good foundation by focusing on the basics of breathing, flexibility, and relaxation. It is a very relaxing class for intermediate and advanced participants.
Mondays 9:00–10:00 a.m.
Tuesdays 9:00–10:00 a.m.
Intermediate Kali Ray Yoga
The next level of Kali Ray, this class builds upon the fundamental postures and sequences while challenging your body.
Fridays, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Hatha Yoga
A beginner to intermediate level class focusing on the gentle flow and conscious thought of Iyengar Yoga. Basic movements and postures will be emphasized.
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Slow Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Vinyasa yoga is moving with breath. The class will be breath oriented yoga with a slow flow to increase strength and flexibility. Beginner to intermediate level.
Sundays, 9:30-11:00 am
Yoga On the Ball
A beginner/intermediate level class combining traditional yoga poses with work on the stability ball to increase range of motion, stretching, and core strengthening.
Thursdays, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Yoga Flow - Basics
This Basics class is the foundation of freeing hips and spine using bolsters, belts, blankets and blocks to ensure comfort and alignment. You are either on your back or against the wall for added support and some spinal wave like cat flows.
Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30pm
Yoga Flow - Level I
This level one class will focus on correct alignment, your breath, expansion in all directions and setting a foundation for a steady, comfortable flow and sustaining asanas.
Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Yoga Flow - Active
This is a yoga flow class geared toward beginners and intermediates, which focuses on the spinal wave movement sequences of Kali Ray Tri Yoga with the addition of the peaceful flow and conscious thought of Iyengar.
Wednesdays, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Zumba
An exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health.
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Fridays 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.