Group Fitness Class Descriptions
Aerobics & Yoga Class Descriptions
The class descriptions below enable participants to get a good idea of the kind of workout to expect in a class. The best way to find one you are comfortable is to try them out! All of the instructors would be glad to assist you with questions you might have either before or after the class. Being on time to classes is appreciated as most instructors tend to go over safety cues and explain complicated moves at the beginning of each session.
Remember that each instructor has his/her unique style. The same class taught by different instructors might be different.
This is a complete list of classes although not all class formats are taught at all times.
STEP I – Step I offers a medium to high intensity cardio workout with basic step aerobics choreography with a e bit focus on combination routines. All levels are always welcome.
STEP II – this class offers a medium to high intensity cardio workout with intermediate step aerobics choreography. Perfect for anyone who wants a great cardio workout without having to worry too much about remembering complicated routines. Knowing basic names used for Step routines helps but all levels are always welcome.
STEP III – this is a highly choreographed step routine of medium to high intensity for the advanced stepper, frequent exerciser, or experienced dancer. However, all levels are welcome and modifications are encouraged because this class is too much fun for anyone to miss!
Step HIIT – HIIT class is a total body, heart pumping, aerobic and strength conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance and clear your mind before the busy days get started. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided.
STEP N CORE – just like it says…..part Step Class with the added benefit of a great core muscle workout!
STEP ‘N’ LIFT – Cardio and toning are merged for a medium to high intensity cardio workout with simple step aerobics choreography for the first portion of the class, followed by upper and lower body sculpting with weights and abdominal work. Can include toning with the stability ball for the sculpting portion of the class.
HI / LO AEROBICS
BOOT CAMP – An intense bootcamp style class incorporating high and low movements, plyometrics, and elements from the Navy Seal training program perfect for moderate to advanced fitness levels. Prepare to sweat and push yourself to the next level! May be held outside. Check schedule for location and during inclement weather.
BOOTCAMP EXPRESS - 30 minutes of high intensity drills to max your heart rate. Recovery periods are brief and a variety of equipment is used to change the focus of the muscle group and minimize repetition.
BOSU CARDIO – Integrated muscle training is used to work every muscle in the body on the BOSU to wittle the middle, build strong lean muscle, and create a hard core. Cardio, strength and abdominals training for all fitness levels.
BOSU 2 EXPRESS – 30 minute cardio class for those experienced with the bosu.
CARDIO DANCE – Get your cardio while dancing to a variety of music such as pop, broadway and hip hop.
CARDIO CHISEL – Different toys (bosu, dumbells, resist-a-ball, etc) will be used for an energizing cardiovascular workout.
CARDIO EXPRESS – A half-hour cardio workout using a variety of formats, including step, sports, and hi-lo, to get the heart rate going
CARDIO / STRENGTH CIRCUIT – Wanna get a full body workout in? Toning AND Cardio?? Then this is the class for you!This class concentrates on longer cardiovascular components interspaced with one-minute intervals for weight challenges. Can involve upper and/or lower body work during the sculpting portion of the class using various equipment.
HI / LO – With this work-out, the fun is back! It consists of classic hi/lo floor aerobics that are easy to learn but that will push your physical and cardio skills to the maximum level. Designed to burn body fat, break through fitness plateaus, and increase your overall aerobic capacity. You’ll push your cardiovascular limits… come experience the energy!
HIP HOP – this class takes standard hi/lo aerobics moves and gives them a bit of an upbeat urban flava. Set to the latest hip-hop music, this class will give you a work-out and a bit of a dance lesson too. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. No previous dance training is required.
KICK / CARDIOBOXING – this is a class that combines martial arts kicks and punches into a high-intensity aerobic workout requiring of its participants a high level of endurance, strength, and flexibility. This class is designed for people seeking a fun-filled, high intensity, powerful workout! Two instructors may team up to give you a full hour of high-energy combinations and drills.
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS CIRCUIT - a total body circuit course based on mixed martial art training that incorporates conditioning drills for agility, balance, endurance, focus, speed, strength and personal confidence. The class includes modifiers for beginners and challenge drills for the advanced participants.
SPIN-What’s HOT in fitness? Spinning! Jump on one of our bikes and start peddling! Spinning classes provide an intense cardio workout while still catering to participants of all fitness levels. Our certified instructors will lead you through a challenging series of courses to maximize your caloric burn. The best part is that you control your own resistance and speed allowing you to continuously progress forward from your current fitness level.
SPIN EXPRESS – a shortened but still intense spin workout
SPIN ‘N’ LIFT – This one-hour class combines the cardio of spin bikes with the power of weight lifting. Open to all fitness levels, the class will move on and off the bikes for maximum benefit. Along with the bikes, participants may use hand weights, body bars, stability balls, resistance bands, medicine balls, and bosus as part of the resistance work.
TURBOKICK – Turbokick is a form of kickboxing set to fun and exciting music! Each “round,” or series of kick-boxing combinations, has its own specific music, chosen for the workout. The class will work on mastering a new “round” about every two months, adding “layers,” or new components to the combos, each class. Eventually, participants progress to learning the entire round from start to finish. Then, the class will move on to a new round with new music. The fun never stops, and you’ll stay motivated with new layers each class. Get tough and stay strong with this amazing cardio workout! Get set to have a blast!
Note: Hour-long Turbokick classes will consist solely of cardio and a cool-down / stretch. Hour and fifteen minute classes will incorporate lower body strength-work, as well as abs and push-ups.
ZUMBA – features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness-Party. It’s easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating!
STRENGTH / TONING
AB EXPRESS – 15 minute workout for the abdominal muscles. Class may incorporate a variety of equipment.
AWESOME ABS – everyone wants awesome abs and this toning session will help you firm and tone your abs up. Alternating between upper and lower abdominal and lower back exercises, this class, although short, will be invaluable to the awesomeness of your abs. Participants will utilize props such as stability balls, BOSU balls, body bars, weights, bands and much more.
This class is appropriate for all fitness levels.
BALLET SCULPT – Muscular endurance class that tones muscles using elements of ballet with high repetitions. This class often uses the ballet barre.
BALLISTIC- this is a highly intense core training class. Works everything neck down to knee up focusing on your core. The class involves use of medicine balls, stability balls and hand weights. Being on time is appreciated for this class as instructors tend to go over all safety cues and modifications at the beginning of the class.
BARRE -The Pilates Barre signature workout class that combines ballet, weights, and Pilates for a low-impact, fat-burning workout. Plan to do some free-standing lifting using light weights, some mat work, and plenty of barre work. The class also incorporates stretching segments after each strengthening series, so you’ll also lengthen your body and increase flexibility while you tone.
BASIC STRENGTH - beginner to intermediate total body sculpting workout using free weights, resistance bands and body bars.
BODY SHAPING – Weight training in a class setting; full body workout using dumbells, tubes and balls.
BOTTOMLINE – this class is a great work-out for your, well, bottom-line! Anything below the belt will get a great workout, including rear end, abs and legs! This class might also include stability ball work with traditional toning challenges.
CORE FUSION – Pilates mixed with kettlebells for a great core (abs/back) and full body workout.
CORE N MORE – is a Pilates and tone class that will incorporate moves for lengthening and strengthening of those mid body muscles. Stretching movements will also be incorporated as we tone up this group of muscles that are important for every day life.
HARD ASSETS – This 15 minute class focuses exclusively on the glutes. Using squats, lunges, leg lifts, and floor exercises, we will intensively work the gluteus maximus, minimus, and medius (top, bottom, and side of the butt).
HARDBODY – This intensive one-hour class focuses on the full body, particularly arms, legs, and core. Using equipment and body weight exercises, this class focuses on toning muscles with intermittent cardio intervals.
HARDCORE – The name is both a description and a goal! This is a 30 minute, intensive class that focuses on building core strength, endurance, and flexibility. Challenging exercises will target the lower and upper abdominals, obliques, back, and hip flexors. Modifications for beginners will be provided
LOWER BODY EXPRESS – 30 minute class tones legs, buttocks and abs.
PILATES – Core conditioning focuses primarily on strengthening the back and abdominal muscles.
POWERLIFT – Strength training workout emphasizing toning and muscle definition with high reps; targets every major muscle group.
STRETCH AND TONE – Strength training and stretching combined in order to make the most of 30 minutes.
TOPLINE – a great workout for your top or upper body, just the opposite of BOTTOM LINE. Topline focuses on arms and upper back using hand weights.
TRX – The TRX Suspension Trainer is the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise – because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.
UPPER BODY EXPRESS – 30 minute class to tone arms, chest, back and abs.
ZUMBA TONING – When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba® Toning raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick). Learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like Toning Sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all the target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Zumba Toning is the perfect way to sculpt your body naturally while having a total blast.
YOGA and MIND / BODY
GENTLE YOGA – Not quite as intense as a regular yoga class; all levels welcome.
HATHA YOGA – Hatha Yoga uses postures (asanas) and stretches in combination with the breath to develop flexibility and relaxation. There are many styles of Hatha Yoga. Some use a specific series of postures; others use a flow of movements, while some may use props such as blocks or belts to assist a posture or maximize a stretch.
IYENGAR YOGA – Good for all levels; teaches foundations of alignment with the use of props
Meditation – The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. We do this by developing positive states of mind in meditation and integrating this experience into our daily life. Our instructors will guide you through your meditation, and answer any questions you might have. Everyone is welcome regardless of belief or previous experience.
RESTORE YOGA – a yoga class to restore equanimity with deep stretches and attention to breath
RHYTHM YOGA – Learn how to access the rhythm of your breath and heartbeat in a slow thoughtful flow intended to relax your body and clear your mind
TAI CHI – Ancient Chinese approach to achieving mind and body relaxation through balance, strength and flexibility.
VINYASA YOGA – yoga poses are linked fluidly but held long enough for the student to adjust to a healthy alignment and mental awareness
YOGA 1 – for those who have never tried yoga before, this class is for you. It will introduce you to the basics principles of yoga and begin to strengthen your mind and body.
YOGA 2 – for the experienced yoga participant, this class is designed to give you a great strengthening work-out!
VINYASA YOGA - yoga poses are linked fluidly but held long enough for the student to adjust to a healthy alignment and mental awareness
COMBINATION/ VARIETY CLASSES
ANYTHING GOES – every class is something different and you never know what you’re going to get because it is a surprise every time! With hi-lo, step, sculpting, or a little bit of everything, you’ll get a great workout for an entire hour.
KRAV FIT – (for all fitness levels) Versions of circuit, endurance and defense drills from Krav Maga training
NIA – Low impact aerobics including dance, kickboxing, tai chi, yoga and more.
ON A ROLL – Offset your high intensity training with with our express foam roller classes. Foam rollers can improve core stability, strength, balance and flexibility. Release the tight muscles, fascial adhesions, and improve blood flow.
ORGANIZED TRACK – For intermediate to experienced runners; speed work on the track which includes intervals of 400m up to 1600m; distances and times based on individual fitness levels. See below for class location and details. This class does not meet when Davidson Co. schools are closed.
POWER 90 – For Women!!! 90 Minutes of Cardio, Core Work, Weights and Stretching
SOLE SYNTHESIS – Barefoot training meets strength, cardio and flexibility in one workout.
TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING – Energetic workout including strength, cardio and core in one workout.
TRIPLE THREAT – Cardio, strength, and core training in twenty minute segments designed to help you get the most out of your workout in the least amount of time.
30 / 20 / 10 – gives you a little bit of everything for the body. In segments of 30/20/10 minutes or seconds!
AQUA AEROBICS – Consists of cardiovascular and muscle conditioning segments in shallow pool.
AQUA BOOT CAMP – splash your way to an intense full body workout that emphasizes agility, strength, and speed. Set to a high-energy soundtrack, prepare for fast, and powerful movements that will tone your muscles and increase your cardio! No swimming skills required!
AQUA TONE – This 45 minute class will tone your muscles using props in the water.