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Fitness, Wellness, & Special Programs
Fitness, Wellness, & Special Programs
The countdown to the beach has begun! Get ready for Spring Break with our toning class that combines Body-Sculpt, Butts & Guts, and X-Fit.
Body-Sculpt is a strength and toning class designed to target every muscle group and to create sleek definition. The class will incorporate a mixture of floor exercises, weights, and the stability ball for a total body workout. Body-Sculpt is a great way to tone-up your physique and add a variety to your workout. Stick with this class and you will see results!
This class will focus on the glutes, the core, and the legs. Exercises incorporating medicine balls, resist-a-balls, and mat work will target each of these muscle groups.
Cardio Kick mixes aerobic and anaerobic elements, which incorporate the use of your fists, elbows, feet and knees. This intense cardiovascular program will transition you from a gradual warm-up to an intense high kicking workout that will keep your heart rate high and end with a cool down.
SPINNING® is a fun and intense workout that takes place on a specialized Spinner® bikes. Group spinning is a great physical and mental workout that is appropriate for beginners as well as seasoned riders. All spinning workouts are approx. 45 minutes and incorporate various types of riding techniques. Our staff of experienced and trained instructors will motivate and lead you through each ride.
SPIN Combo classes combine an intense spinning workout with body toning exercises to complete the workout. Classes begin with a 45 minute spinning ride and cool-down then finish with a 30 minute Pilates or Sculpting session that will tighten and tone those major muscle groups & core muscles. With the incorporation of energy, cardio, and strength you are sure to walk away feeling great!
This Half-Hour class is all about your core. The class focuses on toning your upper and lower abdominals as well as your inner and outer obliques with a variety of exercises. This class is exciting and up beat with the latest exercises for your abdominals including stability ball work.
Kick & Crunch begins with a high-energy kickboxing workout and finishes by focusing on the abdominals. Class consists of a warm-up, cardio kickboxing workout, abdominal routine, and cool-down.
Using only your own body weight and gravity, Pilates will tone and strengthen your entire body. Classes will focus on integrating the entire body, rather than exercising each body part separately. As you begin to focus on your body as a whole you’ll achieve better alignment and teach your body to work more efficiently.
These classes utilize the traditional aerobic step for a cardio routine that will get your heart rate elevated. A combination of moves and transitions both on and off the steps will keep you moving while not getting overly complex for the footwork challenged. The step portion of the workout will be followed by a cool down and 25 minute muscle toning session.
*Step Aerobics classes are a full 45 minutes on the step followed by a cool down and abs session of the instructors choice.
This class is perfect for a new student and challenges will also be offered for the intermediate student. This class will include breathing, postures and meditation to create strength, openness and flexibility. You will leave feeling fantastic!
In this challenging yoga class you will build core strength (abs, obliques, back and glutes) while developing endurance. Vigorous posture flows and longer hold times will leave you in a cleansing sweat. An ongoing practice is recommended.
X-Fit is a functional training based workout that will keep your body guessing and increase your overall fitness. Our instructors will use functional movements, barbells, medicine balls, and body weight to motivate and challenge you to get Fit!
Ditch the workout and join the party! Zumba is a dance aerobics class that combines Latin-inspired rhythms along with pop music to create a fun and energizing workout for all fitness levels.