Winter 2021 – Health & Wellness Programs

Winter 1 Class Schedule

Winter 1 Class Descriptions - Virtual & Outdoor Fitness Classes

All Around Fitness: A low-impact, moderately paced aerobic, strength and flexibility class . Equipment: Light weights, resistance band.

Barracudas’ Dry Land: Swim-specific workouts on land for youth.

Beginner Yoga: This class introduces yoga poses including seated and standing postures, gentle inversions and twists and some balancing postures. Equipment: Mat.

Body Core: This is a fast paced class that includes high intensity interval training (HIIT), cardio, weights and core work. Equipment: Hand weights.

Breathe in Joy, Breathe out Stress: A 15 minute breathing practice to relax mind and body.

Build with Bodyweight: Use light weights or household items combined with bodyweight to promote greater strength and overall fitness. Equipment: Light weights or household items.

Capoeira: Capoeira is a Brazilian form of martial arts. The fluid movements are often performed to live music with emphasis on kicks, escapes, acrobatics and percussion.

Cardio Karate: Emphasizing martial arts moves in a vigorous choreographed workout.

Chair Yoga: Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing us-ing a chair for support. Equipment: Chair.

Clapping Yoga: Ages 3+, Beginners welcome. Great cardio exercise, good for children, adults and seniors too!

Core Essentials: Improve your posture and strengthen the core.

Crossfire: Advanced class. Each class is a unique combination of timed intervals, maximum sustained effort, and competition sets. Equipment: Dumbbells and kettlebells optional. Cycling/Cycling Express: Studio cycling class. Equipment: Stationary bike.

Enhance Fitness: A safe, effective and fun fitness program for older adults. Equipment: Chair, water bottles or soup cans.

Flow, Flex & Firm: Lengthen and strengthen your body using a fusion of Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi and other techniques. Equipment: Mat.

Gentle Flow Yoga: Slow, guided, movements linked to mindful breathing. Equipment: Mat. Hatha Yoga: Slow, guided, mindful movements linked to mindful breathing. You will be gently holding asana combined with easeful movement. Equipment: Mat.

HIIT Circuits: Rotate through high and low intensity exercises that will include cardio, strength, and plyometric exercises. Equipment: Light weights or household items.

Intermediate Mat Pilates: Engage core, improve posture and balance, and build function and strength to support daily life with a fit body. Equipment: Mat.

Intermediate Vinyasa Yoga: A rhythmic, flowing, and dynamic practice emphasizing sun salutations, standing postures, and an introduction to some seated postures and back bends. Equipment: Mat, yoga blocks, bolsters, and straps (or belt/tie).

Iyengar Yoga 1/2: Participants should know how to set up for and be familiar with the practice of shoulder stands. Equipment: Optional: mat, chair, blocks (or books), strap (or robe tie) and wall space.

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA: A virtual meeting space for the LIVESTRONG community to connect.

Masters’ Dry Land: Swim-specific workouts on land. Equipment: Physio ball and kettlebell if available.

Mindful Vinyasa Yoga: Breath work, attention to alignment, use of props, creative sequencing and an emphasis on core body strength. Equipment: Mat, yoga blocks, bolsters, and straps (or belt/tie).

Moving for Better Balance: A falls-prevention program that uses the principles of Tai Chi to help older adults increase strength and improve their balance.

NIA: NIA integrates concepts from dance, martial ways, and Feldenkrais® and yoga to provide low impact cardiovascular conditioning!

PFP: Pedaling for Parkinson’s: Stretch and Strengthen: For those who have received medical clearance to participate, have had an orientation with the Health Innovations Coordinator, and have previously participated in PFP. Equipment: Light weights, soup cans/bean bags.

Power Lunch: Strength training class using props to increase your strength and flexibility. Equipment: Optional resistance band, gliding disc or towel, dumbbells, kettlebell, ball.

Pilates, Beginning Pilates: A balanced workout of exercises designed to focuson the stabilizing muscles of the abs and back. Equipment: Mat and small ball.

Shape Up: This head-to-toe workout class combines cardio, strength, core, and flexibility for beginners to intermediate levels.

Strength Training for Everyone: Strengthening for all major muscle groups.

Total Body Conditioning: Non-stop total body workout that is strength and core focused. The last 15-20 minutes will include a full body stretch. Equipment: Hand weights or substitutes.

Total Body HIIT: A total body workout consisting of high intensity interval training. Equipment: Medium hand weights (5 to 12lbs): household items may be substituted.

WERQ: WERQ is a dance fitness class based on pop, rock, and hip hop music. The music is high energy and keeps you moving for a great cardio WERQout.

Yin Yoga: Yin yoga reshapes connective tissues. Poses are practiced close to the ground. During this flow students will hold poses for 3-5 minutes. All levels welcome. Equipment: Mat.

Yoga for Athletes: For athletes of all abilities and experience to improve performance and pleasure in athletic pursuits and to prevent injury. Equipment: Mat.

Yoga Blend: Mixed level infusing alignment-based vinyasa in the beginning of class to build heat then transitions into longer held postures towards the end. Equipment: Mat. Optional: 2 blocks (or books), a blanket, yoga strap (or scarf/tie).