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Class Descriptions
Updated 8/8/14

Class Descriptions

Athletic Conditioning | Choreographed Cardio | Cycling | Mind Body | Strength | Water Fitness

Athletic Conditioning

20/20/20

20/20/20 fuses cardiovascular, strength and core training into one super-charged workout. Each section will focus on one component, using a variety of equipment, including BOSU’s, Ballast Balls, steps, medicine balls and more.

INSANITY®

INSANITY® is a revolutionary cardio-based total body conditioning program based on the principles of MAX interval training. This class will push you past your limits with plyometric drills on top of nonstop intervals of strength, power, resistance, and ab and core training moves. You don’t have to be in extreme shape– levels of each exercise are provided. And you won't need equipment or weights—just the desire to push past your limits.Time to dig deep!

INTERVAL EXTREME

Is it a weight training or cardio day? Why not do both without sacrificing a thing?! You will get the workout you came for using various equipment such as BOSU balls, stability balls, weights, and more. Interval Insanity will give you heart thumping cardio interspersed with weight training for one high-powered workout.

METCON3

This high-intensity, total body work-out utilizes all 3 of the body’s energy systems to rev up your metabolism. The instructor will take you through 3 sets of 10 minute intervals, using equipment such as the ViPR, resistance bands, dumbbells, medicine balls and much more. Start and end class with a foam rolling session that will enhance flexibility.

TABATA CORE

Tabata is a form of high intensity interval training that produces remarkable results in both aerobic and anaerobic capacity. Each Tabata workout will consist of a warm-up (5 minutes), five total body exercises using intervals (20 minutes) and a cool down (5 minutes). Your instructor will wrap up the class with 20 minutes of core strength and flexibility.

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Choreographed Cardio

CALIENTE KICK

Heat things up this winter with the hottest fusion Latin music and Turbo Kick beats. You are sure to be energized with this hot and spicy cardio workout that combines alternating intervals of your favorite Turbo Kick rounds and Zumba moves.

CARDIO BLAST

Looking for an awesome cardio workout? This class is for you! Cardio Blast fuses the best that floor exercise has to offer, including traditional hi/lo impact aerobics, dance, sport agility drills and kickboxing. Prepare for a fun and challenging class, guaranteed to get your heart pumping. 

DANCE MANIA

This high-energy dance workout will make you sweat as you learn dance routines choreographed specifically to the words and rhythms of the hottest top 40 hits on the radio. This non-stop, easy-to-follow, cardio dance party will boost your dance skills like never before!

STEPILICIOUS

Stepilicious takes Step Aerobics to a whole new level. This fun and challenging workout is designed to push your cardio into high gear and attack the legs in every plane of motion. Stepilicious strengthens the heart, improves coordination, and tones the lower body with every step you take.

TURBO KICK®

The evolution of kickboxing is here! This addictive workout combines shadow boxing, kickboxing, sport drills, and simple dance moves in a party atmosphere. Great music and high energy will keep you moving and feeling fit. Kick, punch and groove in this action-packed, super fun, cardiovascular workout. It’s kickboxing and so much more!

WERQ®

WERQ is the fiercely fun dance fitness class based on pop, rock, and hip hop music. The warm-up previews the dance steps used in class and the cool-down includes balance and yoga-inspired poses.

ZUMBA®

Ditch the workout and join the party! This Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class incorporates Latin and international music and dance moves, creating a dynamic, exciting, exhilarating and effective workout. This class – known as a “fitness party” – combines fast and slow rhythms of cumbia, merengue,salsa, reggaeton, hip-hop, pop, mambo, rumba, flamenco, calypso and salsaton to help tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance moves!  No dance experience required.

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Cycling

CYCLING FOUNDATIONS

This introductory class is your perfect entry point into cycling.  Take a ride over hills and across flat roads with a variety of sprints and intervals. You are given the control to adjust your resistance to your fitness level but be prepared to work hard. This class will review bike set-up and proper alignment for beginners. All levels are welcome. Additional cycling classes with a more structured and progressive format can be found in the Cycling section of our Learn to Play program.

SUNRISE CYCLING

Start your day off right with various cycling techniques. All levels are welcome. Additional cycling classes with a more structured and progressive format can be found in the Cycling section of our Learn to Play program.

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Mind Body

BARRE

Barre is a total body sculpting workout based on ballet barre exercises.  This class is designed to balance, strengthen and tone the entire body.  Each class will include several highly effective sequences of toning and resistance exercises, with an emphasis on the core, arms, hips and thighs. Through the use of the ballet barre, light weights and various props, students will begin with small movements and progress to larger, more complex movements. This technique protects your joints as it does not involve any bouncing or jumping. Each strength section of the workout is followed by a stretching section in order to develop long, lean muscles without bulk. This class is open to 12 participants.

MEDITATION

Mindfulness Meditation is the awareness that arises by paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, without judgement. It is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental and emotional experiences, without judgment. Research suggests that mindfulness meditation may reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being. 

PILATES FOUNDATIONS

This introductory class is your perfect entry point into pilates. Pilates is a system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the body. The blend of strength and flexibility training improves posture, reduces stress and creates long, lean muscles. In this class you will learn the basic series of exercises upon which the Pilates method is built. Participants will be provided with a variety of intensity options for all exercises.  Additional pilates classes with a more structured and progressive format can be found in the Mind Body section of our Learn to Play program.

PIYO®

This class is a hybrid, athletic workout inspired by the mind/body practices of Yoga and Pilates, as well as the principles of sports stretch, strength training, conditioning, and dynamic movement.  Moves utilize energy, power and rhythm to form an intense choreography that is fun and challenging. It is a unique class designed to build strength and gain flexibility. No previous Yoga or Pilates experience required. 

RESTORATIVE YOGA

Taking time out each day to relax and renew is essential to living well. Restorative Yoga is a gentle, nurturing, therapeutic style of yoga using props for comfort, stability and balance to ease into various yoga poses. The poses, held comfortably for a prolonged period of time, help you unwind, relax and renew the mind and body. Various breathing, relaxation and meditation techniques are also a part of this class. Additional Yoga classes with a more structured and progressive format can be found in the Mind Body section of our Learn to Play program.

YOGA FOUNDATIONS

This introductory class is your perfect entry point into yoga.  Participants will be provided with a variety of intensity options for all yoga poses to improve posture, flexibility and strength. With a focus on breath and alignment, this class will relax the mind, body and soul. Additional Yoga classes with a more structured and progressive format can be found in the Mind Body section of our Learn to Play program.

YOGA FOR A HEALTHY BACK

Build a healthy relationship with your spine! In this class, we will move through a series of postures designed to help you find and feel proper alignment in your low back, sacrum, hips, upper back, neck and shoulders. We will practice yoga breathing and meditation techniques intended to help you recognize and release tension. You will leave feeling refreshed and equipped with the tools to help you stand up to poor posture. Additional Yoga classes with a more structured and progressive format can be found in the Mind Body section of our Learn to Play program.

TAI CHI

Originally developed in ancient China for self-defense, Tai chi is sometimes described as meditation in motion because it promotes serenity through gentle movements — connecting the mind and body. In this class you will perform a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner that when combined together form a short “dance.”  This class will include specific exercises from within the Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong system. The slow circular movements, blended with deep breathing, help to decrease stress, increase range of motion, improve flexibility and balance and cultivate a sense of wellbeing.

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Strength

BODY SCULPT

Strength training isn’t just for the weight room. Body Sculpt is the ultimate full body workout designed to strengthen and tone every muscle from head to toe using a variety of equipment including dumbbells, resistance bands, Ballast Balls, BOSUs, Lebert Equalizers, medicine balls and gliding discs. Exercises and equipment are selected by the instructor and creatively woven together for a unique workout that is different from week to week.

UPPER BODY BLAST

This 30-minute session is designed to strengthen and tone the chest, back, shoulders and arms.  A complete workout with abdominal and lower back conditioning as well as chest and shoulder flexibility.

LOWER BODY BLAST

This 30-minute session is designed to strengthen and tone the glutes, thighs and hamstrings.  A complete workout with abdominal and lower back conditioning as well as hip and thigh flexibility.

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Water Fitness

AQUA ZUMBA

Known as the Zumba® “pool party,” Aqua Zumba gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Splashing, stretching, twisting, and even shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering are often heard during an Aqua Zumba class. Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, this class provides a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.

DEEP WATER FITNESS

Grab your swimsuit and head to the Boilermaker Aquatic Center. This warm water exercise program takes place in our 86 degree diving well and incorporates cardio, strength and core training movements, using flotation belts, water dumbbells, noodles and the resistance of the water.  Challenge your body, improve flexibility and endurance andenjoy the therapeutic benefits of water exercise. This total body workout is open to all fitness levels.

H20 BODY BLAST

Experience your favorite high intensity workouts in a new way! Challenge and change your body with a cross-training combination of cardio intervals, strength and core drills, kickboxing, pilates and flexibility work with the added resistance and low impact benefits of water. Jump in,  make a splash and enjoy the pure fun of this 45 minute water extravaganza with land equivalent intensity, fantastic sing-along quality music and dynamic instructors. This water fitness workout provides a challenge for participants of all ages,  and fitness levels.

VORTEX CHALLENGE

Come experience one of the newest additions to the CoRec, the vortex!  Located in our heated indoor shallow pool, the vortex pushes water in a circular motion creating a current of resistance. Your instructor will lead you through 30-minutes of intense cardio drills, such as walking, jogging, kicking, cross-country, ski, and jumping jacks as you push against the current of the water for a major cardiovascular workout, without the strain on your joints!  Water shoes are recommended but not required.

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