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Group Fitness Class Descriptions

The class descriptions below enable participants to get a good idea of the kind of workout they can expect in a class.  All of the instructors would be glad to assist participants with questions they might have either before or after their classes. 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. Instructors teach to all levels in each class unless otherwise noted in the description.

Remember: each instructor has his/her unique style. The same class taught by different instructors might be different. The best way to find one you are comfortable is to try them out!

Not all classes listed below are offered at all times.

AQUA

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! Participants may choose to wear clothing over a bathing suit and/or wear water shoes.

AQUA TONE – This 45 minute class will tone your muscles using props in the water.

AQUA ZUMBA – Aqua Zumba blends the Zumba philosophy with water resistance for a low-impact, high-energy pool party that will tone your muscles and give you a great cardio workout.

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.

BODYBLADE - This class combines the use of both inertia and gravity in order to create an efficient, total body workout while using tri-planar training.  Other equipment modalities will also be used in this intermediate class.  Come challenge yourself to do something different!!

BOOT CAMP – An intense boot camp style class incorporating high and low movements, plyometrics, and elements from the Navy Seal training program perfect for intermediate to advanced fitness levels. Prepare to sweat and push yourself to the next level!

BOOT CAMP 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 PLUS EXPRESS – 30 minute cardio class that usually uses the BOSU, but may use other equipment to mix it up. It helps to have some experience with the BOSU, however, you can do the workout on the floor instead of the BOSU. All levels are welcome.

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.

CARDIO CHISEL – get an energizing cardiovascular workout and chisel (sculpt) your body with light weights.

CARDIO/STRENGTH CIRCUIT – Want to 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.

CORE FUSION – Pilates mixed with kettlebells for a great core (abs/back) and full body workout.

FUNCTIONAL FITNESS – Perform tasks in training that replicate the movements found in life; improve strength while increasing your heart rate.

INTERVAL TRAINING- a type of discontinuous physical training that involves a series of low- to high-intensity exercise workouts interspersed with rest or relief periods. The high-intensity periods are typically at or close to anaerobic exercise, while the recovery periods involve activity of lower intensity.

ON A ROLL – Offset your high intensity training 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.   This class does not meet when Davidson Co. schools are closed.

OUTSIDE BOOT CAMP – Intense full body workout that works all muscles doing drills such as pushups, jumping jacks, and abs. Class meets on the stairs of the Parthenon at Centennial Park. Take water and a towel. This class does not meet when inclement weather closes Davidson Co. schools.

STRETCH AND TONE – Strength training and stretching combined in order to make the most of 30 minutes.

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.

WOMEN’S POWER 90 – For Women!!! 90 Minutes of Cardio, Core Work, Weights and Stretching

30/20/10 – gives you a little bit of everything for the body. In segments of 30/20/10 minutes or seconds!

DANCE/CARDIO

CARDIO BODY FLOW - Low impact cardio class with jazz, modern and free dance. Some songs will also incorporate kickboxing, tai chi and yoga. You are welcome to do this class with shoes or without. Great for beginners. However, you can make the class as easy or as hard as you like. Each move has three levels from easy to hard and you decide which level you want to work at today.

CARDIO DANCE – Get your cardio while dancing to a variety of music such as pop, Broadway and hip hop.

CARDIO EXPRESS – A half-hour cardio workout using a variety of formats, including step, sports, and hi-lo, to get the heart rate going

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.

POUND – channel your inner rock star with this modern day fusion of music and movement. Using RIPSTIX (weighted drumsticks ) you will drum, lunge, jump, and squat your way through a total body workout ! Join us for this high caliber, kicking, sweat sesh!

ZUMBA®features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and energy levels are soaring! There’s no other fitness class like a Zumba Fitness-Party. It’s easy, effective and totally exhilarating!

KICKBOXING

TURBOKICK – 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.

INDOOR CYCLING

CIRCUIT CYCLE: Indoor cycling integrates motivating music, mind-body synergy and unparalleled training benefits. Members are invited to participate in these classes–from beginners to advanced and create a total-body workout that is inclusive and fun! This class adds circuit exercises to regular training drills. Advanced students get everything they’ve come to expect: long progressive hills, steady-state flats and, oh, those intervals! But the intervals take on a different meaning with added circuits that introduce strength, agility and balance. The interactive, game-like atmosphere is unintimidating and fun, which helps beginners see indoor cycling as something that is within their reach.

INDOOR CYCLING – Jump on one of our bikes and start peddling! These 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.

INDOOR CYCLING EXPRESS - a 45 minute cycling class

CYCLE ‘N’ LIFT - This one-hour class combines the cardio of indoor cycling 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.

STEP

STEP 1 – Step I offers a medium to high intensity cardio workout with basic step aerobics choreography and beginner level combination routines.  All levels are always welcome.

STEP 2 – medium to high intensity cardio workout with intermediate step aerobics choreography.   Knowing basic names used for Step routines helps but all levels are always welcome.

STEP N CORE – Step Class with the added benefit of a great core muscle workout!

STEP HIIT – less complicated step choreography that includes some HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

STRENGTH/TONING

AB EXPRESS - 15 minutes of core exercises using a variety of equipment. What is the core? Chop off the legs, arms and head and that is your core. 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 and light weights (1, 2, or 3 pounds).

BALLISTIC - is a highly intense core training class that 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 dumbbells, tubes and balls.

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 everyday 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.

POWERLIFT – Strength training workout emphasizing toning and muscle definition with high reps; targets every major muscle group.

PILATES – Core conditioning focusing primarily on strengthening the back and abdominal muscles.

Total Body Fitness - Designed to strengthen the cardiovascular system, tone muscles, and boost balance, flexibility, endurance and speed. We use dumbbells, resistance bands, foam rollers, BOSU, elevated benches and other equipment. Exercises can be modified to accommodate all fitness levels.

TRX – suspension training is the original, best-in-class workout 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. Great for all levels.

UPPER BODY BLAST – 30 minute class with brief cardio segment to warm up and then focuses on strength and muscle endurance for the complete upper body including core.

ZUMBA TONING – When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba® Toning raises the bar. Learn how to use lightweight dumbbells 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. Basic principles and moves are perfect for participants new to yoga and for those with limited range of motion.

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 – is sitting quietly and focusing your mind on one thing such as your breath. Good for stress relief and relaxation.

PILATES – Core conditioning focusing primarily on strengthening the back and abdominal muscles.

PILATES/YOGA FUSION- This class combines both Pilates and yoga poses.

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 – For those who have never tried yoga before as well as more seasoned participants. Beginners will be introduced to the basic principles of yoga and begin to strengthen the mind and body. More advanced participants will also find a great strengthening workout with instructor led modifications.  Many people think that yoga is just stretching. But while stretching is certainly involved, yoga is really about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. This is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits. The poses can be done quickly in succession, creating heat in the body through movement (vinyasa-style yoga) or more slowly to increase stamina and perfect the alignment of the pose. The poses are a constant, but the approach to them varies depending on the yoga tradition in which the teacher has trained.