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class offerings & descriptions
Updated 7/16/14

Class Offerings and Descriptions

Host a Fitness Party


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. A ZUMBA® class – known as a ZUMBA 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.


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!

Get Your Zen On


Soothing and well-supported poses is the central focus of this style of yoga. Rather than stretching to a point of resistance, learn about muscular release to help reduce stress and relieve tension. In order to receive the benefits of restorative yoga, poses will be held for longer periods.  


Power Yoga is an athletic style of Yoga which guarantees an energetic workout and offers challenges that beginners and advanced students alike can appreciate. This class incorporates powerful and challenging movements with traditional yoga poses to encourage alignment, flexibility, balance, strength, and cardiovascular endurance.


PiYo® is a unique blend of pilates, yoga and core conditioning designed to build strength and gain flexibility. The moves utilize energy, power and rhythm to form an intense choreography that is fun and challenging. Think sculpted abdominals, increased overall core strength, and greater stability. PiYo® will rock your world! Once you try it, you’ll find that PiYo is unlike any other class or format. No previous experience required.


Pilates is a mind-body workout emphasizing body awareness, proper breathing and correct spinal and pelvic alignment. Pilates values the quality of movement over the quantity of repetitions.  This traditional mat class will develop long, lean muscles while increasing strength, flexibility, balance and postural improvements.

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Spice Up a Business Meeting/Staff Retreat


Escape your daily routine, restore your mind and revitalize your body.  Sample various stress reduction techniques including meditation, progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery. Learn to control breathing and calm the mind through a gentle practice of yoga and deep stretching. Adequate floor space and proper attire is required.


This is the modified version of our original “Taste of Relaxation” and is specifically designed for groups with attire and/or space limitations. All that you need for this class is a chair.  This class is a popular request for business meetings, staff retreats and appropriate for events who desire a fun, active and educational session without all the sweat.


Discover how yoga can help improve your posture. This class is designed to help you build a healthy relationship with your spine. The class works to stretch and strengthen back muscles by moving 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. Leave this workshop feeling refreshed and equipped with the tools to help you stand up to poor posture! 


How can an "innocent looking" fitness resistance band give you a complete workout? This simple, yet effective exercise tool is great for workouts at your desk, when you're traveling or when you just can't make it to the gym because it's easy to use, light-weight and portable!  Participants will learn over 15 exercises to tone and sculpt the body, from the comfort of their chair.  This class is a popular request for business meeting and staff retreats.  This class is appropriate for participants desire a fun, active and educational session without all the sweat. 

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