Healthy living is more than traditional fitness. Taking time to focus on the connection between your mind and your body is the most important part of establishing a wellness routine. Explore these classes dedicated to building long-lasting benefits such as tranquility, flexibility, and relationships.
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Barre is a full-body workout that fuses the best elements of ballet, pilates, sports conditioning, and stretching for a truly unique and fun experience. This routine will evenly sculpt and quickly transform the entire body, resulting in a toned, trim physique.
A full-body workout that fuses the best elements of ballet, Pilates, sports conditioning, and stretching for a truly unique and fun experience. This routine will evenly sculpt and quickly transform the entire body, resulting in a toned, trim physique.
A challenging and unique workout that incorporates ballet and yoga sculpting movements, interspersed with bursts of cardio training, to create a low impact, cardiovascular and strength training workout that tones and sculpts.
Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body with an emphasis on core strengthening. Mat-based classes are taught using floor mats and may use a small amount of equipment.
This Osteoporosis-safe pilates workout is safe for anyone with low bone density. This class will focus on strengthening the core muscles of the body that support the spine. Other goals of this class are to strengthen the back, shoulders, legs, and hips while increasing muscle mass and improving balance, range of motion, and posture.
A form of exercise that emphasizes the balanced development through core strength, flexibility, and awareness to support efficient, easy movement through Meditation, core, body, and flow of movements.
A hybrid athletic workout influenced by yoga and Pilates, this class focuses on principles of stretch, strength training, conditioning, and dynamic movement.
An incredible fusion of ab-chiseling and total body defining moves choreographed to upbeat pop songs. This intense, mat-based workout challenges students to rhythmically flow from one exercise to the next, developing a rock-solid core while leaving no muscle untouched.
An advanced form of exercise which emphasizes the balanced development through core strength, flexibility, and awareness to support easy movement.
Fundamental introduction to yoga. This class will focus on the most common yoga postures, breathing techniques, stretching, toning, and relaxation. Enjoy a few standing and balancing poses followed by floor stretches and guided relaxation.
Core Yoga Express
Try this combination class of yoga moves to strengthen the core.
Chair yoga is a suitable practice for students unable to participate in traditional yoga classes due to limitations. Chair yoga offers a practical alternative, as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. Participants will move through yoga postures, focus on breathing techniques, meditation, and ways of relaxation, with the aid of a chair.
Also known as Vinyasa Yoga, it focuses on the breath to guide movement through smooth transitions and sequences, usually including sun salutations. Vinyasa features a mixture of strengthening, standing and balancing poses, basic backbends, and seated floor work. Expect to move at a slow to moderate pace.
Appropriate for those who want a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well-supported and relaxing Yoga practice.
Hatha (Traditional) Yoga
Focus on one pose at a time with rest in between. Moving with deep awareness and mindfulness, ease into a variety of postures, holding and linking these postures with the breath to help you build a foundation. Yoga classes may also include some sun salutations, which is the sequencing of movements paired with the breath.
Meditation is a practice by which a person achieves a greater sense of awareness, wisdom, and a deeper sense of relaxation. In this class, we will explore the various techniques of meditation, such as sitting, standing, and yoga.
Power Yoga provides an aerobic, challenging class that incorporates the athleticism of ashtanga and flow of vinyasa. Expect a moderate to vigorous pace, focusing on strength, stability, stretching, toning, and increasing flexibility with options to go physically deeper into poses.
Finish your week with a gentle, relaxing Yoga class that is targeted for all levels. De-stress and unwind!
Yin Yoga is a quiet practice suitable for all levels. Through the practice of long-held postures (typically 2-5 minutes) targeting the connective tissues. Yin Yoga invites you to slow down and create space for stillness while nourishing joints, ligaments, tendons, and fascia.
A mix of traditional yoga poses incorporated with another form of fitness, such as Pilates or resistance training, is called yoga fusion. This blending of techniques focuses on combining mind and body exercises with the benefits of strength, aerobics, balance, and flexibility.
Improve strength, flexibility, and balance with a blend of yoga poses and Pilates exercises. Hand weights are used and cardio intervals are included. Increase your stamina and concentration and have fun in the process.
Enjoy a method of exercise that integrates the core strengthening and alignment principles of Pilates with the practice of Hatha yoga.
Warm Power Yoga
The main style of yoga that we teach is called Vinyasa Yoga. This powerful, energetic, playful flowing class has a strong emphasis on breath and allows beginners, intermediate, and advanced students to be challenged in the same class.
Focus on joint range of motion and mobilization with this program that targets joints typically revealed as the trouble spots: ankles, hips, knees, shoulders, and spine.
A total-body stretch class that’s great for relaxing, stretching, and lengthening tight muscles. Stretching is important for people of all ages. Benefits of stretching include increased range of motion, reduced muscle tension, enhanced muscular coordination, increased blood circulation, and higher energy levels.
Tai Chi is a meditative exercise based on Taoist philosophy and other centuries-old Chinese principles of health, spirituality, and self-defense. Its natural, relaxed movements promote inner calm and improve self-awareness, balance, and coordination. Tai Chi is suitable for all skill levels.
Participants will learn the fundamental forms of ballet including an introduction to the core positions for the feet and arms, the basic movements of the body core, basic jumps, turns, and cross-stage movements. The class is designed for participants who have no former dance training or experience. The focus is to dance for fitness and health: to use the fundamentals of ballet to improve posture, muscle tone, balance, coordination, flexibility, and body awareness.
This dance-based cardio class incorporates a wide variety of medium- and low-impact aerobic dance moves to a variety of high-energy beats. It’s like a dance party!
Jazz dance is constant and fun beats. It uses upbeat music and leaps and turns to interpret traditional and not-so-traditional movements.
This class is a fusion of Latin music dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting fun and a great workout!
Learn the Texas 2 Step, the Boot Scootin’ Boogie, and all the latest line dancing moves. Fun for all ages and fitness levels!
It’s a fusion of Pilates, dance, and multiple fitness exercises in a high-spirited interval workout. It incorporates different light fitness equipment for a full-body workout.
Enjoy cardio kickboxing and body-sculpting dance moves choreographed to the hottest music mixes.