Kickboxing Circuit is a fast-paced workout that incorporates jump rope, hand weights, step, stability ball ab work, punching bags, foot work and punching techniques. Students are led through a series of moves that provide an introduction to the fundamentals of Kickboxing technique. Then as they rotate through the strength and endurance building circuit, there is the opportunity to practice punching and kicking the bags as well as getting some pointers from Steve Sosa, who has been teaching for over 20 years. At the end, cool down with some seated stretches. Leave feeling energized and peaceful.
Vinyasa Yoga is a vigorous form of flowing asana practice. Vinyasa means linking movement with breath. The practitioner moves through a varying series of powerful and energizing poses or asanas that when accompanied by ujayii breath and bandhas induce heat in the body. The effect is a heat producing practice that cleanses, tones, strengthens and promotes flexibility in the body while the mind gains clarity, composure and focus. The format is based on the Jivamukti method of yoga developed by Sharon Gannon and David Life. Both are direct students of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois the Guru of Ashtanga Yoga. deAnna Anderson is a certified Jivamukti Yoga instructor. For more information on Jivamukti, visit Jivamuktiyoga.com.
Pilates Mat is a challenging total body workout. Tone and lengthen the muscles as you develop greater core strength. Jeremy Fuller and Lara Rodgers are both certified Pilates instructors with over 4 years experience teaching the method.
Abs is a thirty minute workout geared specifically toward working the abdominal muscles. This class will help you focus on strengthening and toning the stomach to enhance core strength. Natalie has a lot of experience with leading and organizing group fitness classes and is a personal trainer here at the gym.
Restorative Yoga is a therapeutic and meditative method of yoga that helps relieve stress and tension from the body or recover from injury. Each pose is supported with propping and mindful attention is paid to the breath. Poses are held for 5 to 15 minutes, allowing for the muscles to release tension and the bones to move into proper alignment. Just imagine getting a massage from the inside out. These rejuvenating and passive poses promote health and create a state of deep relaxation. Leave feeling calm and centered if not totally blissed out. Restorative Yoga is based partially in the Iyengar tradition. The class is inspired by the techniques of Judith Hanson-Lasater who is one of the founders of Yoga Journal.
While primarily rooted in the dance tradition, this class also draws from other methods to open up the body and create space in the joints. Debra Bray has a strong background in dance that spans over 40 years and a deep understanding of the workings of the body. Her creative approach will gently stretch out muscles you didn't even know existed. One student explains, “She knows a thousand stretches.” This class is great for athletes, those overcoming injuries or anyone just wanting to gain flexibility.
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