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Adult Yoga & Fitness Classes

Bootcamp -new class!

Are you ready for a new challenge?  Try this fun, group-centered workout!  Sweat, cheer, laugh, motivate, and find hidden strengths as you work hard to complete exercise challenges designed to work the entire body.  Expect cardio and strength movements, circuits, team efforts, and a great workout within a supportive environment!

Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Cardio Fusion

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 your balance and stability. This class includes many styles of cardiovascular exercise such as low impact aerobics, step aerobics, dance, circuits, and interval training.

Wednesdays & Fridays, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Cardio Interval & Sculpt

A fun, high-energy class that combines cardio interval training and weight training to provide an effective workout for the entire body and a calorie-incinerating burn that will last even after you leave the gym!

Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Core Fusion -new class!

“All movement emanates from the core.”  Drawing from martial arts, Pilates, dance, Yoga, and the natural world, experience a full-body workout that centers around core stability and strength.  Move with greater control and awareness.  Develop centered strength, improve balance and coordination, engage focused clarity.

Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Crosstraining - New Class!

Kick off your week with this high-energy workout designed to challenge your limits!  Cardio movements are combined with strength exercises and a constantly shifting pace to keep the body guessing and target overall performance.  Improve strength, power, agility, endurance, focus, and more…  You never know what Life may throw at you – Be fit!

Begins 9/11

Mondays, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Zumba

An exhilirating, effective, easy to follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that's moving millions of people toward joy and heatlh.

Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Pilates with Props

Using a variety of equipment such as large and small exercise balls, the Magic Circle, and flex bands, this beginner/intermediate Pilates mat class helps you connect with your core. At the end of the class you will feel stretched and strong, from the inside-out!

Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Pilates/Yoga Combo

This is a beginner/intermediate level class combining the continuous flow of stretching and Yoga with the core strengthing and toning fo Pilates exercises.

Mondays, 5:30 - 6:30 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.

Begins 9/7

Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Active Yoga Flow

This is a beginner/intermediate level Yoga flow class, focused on the spinal wave movements and sequences of Kali Ray Tri Yoga with the addition of the peaceful flow and conscious thought of Iyengar.

Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:00 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.

Gentle Yoga

This class is designed to give the beginner a good foundation by focusing on the basics of breathing, flexibility, and relaxation.

Mondays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Hatha Yoga

This is a more traditional Yoga class that involves holding poses for a span of several breaths. This practice helps develop greater awareness and focus, strength, stamina, and flexibility. All levels welcome.

Sundays, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Kali Ray Yoga

Intermediate level. This class builds upon the fundamental postures and sequences of Kali Ray TriYoga while challenging your body.

Fridays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Slow Vinyasa Yoga Flow

A breath-oriented flowing sequence of Yoga poses. Enjoy the many benefits of Flow Yoga, including increased strength and flexibility. Leave feeling relaxed and refreshed!  Beginner to intermediate level.

Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Yoga Flow - Basics

This Basics class is the foundation of freeing the 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 - 7:15 p.m.

Yoga Flow - Level I

This level one class focuses on correct alignment, your breath, expansion in all directions and setting a foundation for a steady, comfortable flow and sustaining asanas.

Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Yoga On the Ball

With the aid of a physio ball, we explore what it is like to surrender into the support which is here.  Give in to gravity and grace while stretching, balancing, bouncing, spiraling, and tasting the art of relaxation and letting go!

Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Common Sense Self-Defense

Age: 15 & up

This 10 week, progressive course will introduce participants to the martial arts as a means for self-defense and self-development.  The emphasis will be on condtiononig the body and mind, practicing movements to improve kinesthetic awareness, and executing offensive and defensive techniques to aid in self-defense.  Students from every level of fitness are welcome.  Loose fitting clothing is required.  This is a physical activity class.  If you have any physical restrictions or other issues that will limit you, please inform the instructor on the first day of class.

Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Begins 9/9, Ends 12/9,No class on 10/7, 10/14, 11/18, & 11/25
Registration Fee: Members $125, Nonmembers $150
Class limited to 20 participants

Tai Chi for Balance and Energy

Age: 15 & up

Tai Chi teaches to flow like water yet have the inner strength of a mountain.  You will learn a short, easy to learn sequence of movements suitable for beginners as well as advanced practitioners who wish to expand their skill and understanding.  Each week core principles will be taught that will then be woven into an interconnected series of postures that teach you to relax deeply while aligning your posture and harmonizing your mind and body for greater energy.

Mondays, 10:00 - 11:00
Begins 9/11, Ends10/23, No class on 10/9
Registration Fee: Members $76, Nonmembers $90
Class limited to 16 participants