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Faculty and Staff Group Exercise Program Descriptions
Boot Camp Conditioning
This military-inspired circuit workout commands power, strength and agility. As you maneuver your way through each workout station, you’ll lunge, crunch, and box your way to a full body workout. If you’re ready to push your limits, this 45-minute sweat session is for you.
A fun-filled class that integrates a variety of cardio and core conditioning exercises. With time dedicated to cardio moves and core strengthening, you’ll be sure to get a full body workout. Open to all levels.
Cardio Kickboxing is a fusion of boxing, martial arts and aerobics movements providing a total-body workout. The objective is to give participants a holistic, total-body program and is offered as a fun and functional alternative to conventional aerobics training.
Global Jam introduces a different dance style from around the world on each session. Participants will experience a range of styles to get the body moving and mind energized!
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
High Intensity Interval Training. Expect quick bursts of cardio followed by rest or active recovery. Modifications are always provided, so any and all fitness levels are welcome.
Low Impact HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) describes any workout that alternates between intense bursts of activity and fixed periods of less-intense activity or even complete rest. It is without question one of the most effective and efficient ways to burn fat and boost aerobic capacity, but what most people don't realize is that it doesn't have to be high impact. In this class participants will still reap the fat-burning, metabolism-boosting benefits of a HIIT workout, but with low impact moves.
Low Intensity SPINNING
If you’re new to Spinning, beginning or returning to an exercise program or just looking for a lower intensity, non-impact workout, this class is for you. With an extended warm up, and strategic movement pattern, you’ll gradually increase your heart rate. You’ll balance time in the saddle with shorter periods out of the saddle and brief intervals into higher heart rate ranges. Modifications will be provided so you can work at your own fitness level.
Move to Feel Good
Want to exercise but don’t like the way it makes you feel or afraid you might injure yourself? This class is designed for generally healthy faculty and staff who want to develop a routine for movement in a fun and safe way. Qualified instructors will guide participants through energizing low impact fitness routines twice a week and provide motivational weekly communications. Comfortable clothing and tennis shoes are encouraged.
For all levels of yoga practitioners from beginner to advanced stages. An invigorating combination of stretch, flow, and breathing techniques offering everyone a positive start to a great morning.
Pilates is a low impact workout that uses your body weight for resistance and focuses on working both small and large groups of muscles. The goal for this class is to strengthen the body's “powerhouse,” a term that refers to the abdominals, lower back muscles, pelvic floor, hips and glutes. Pilates can aid in flexibility and improving posture, as stretching your body is a vital part of class.
SPINNING ® /Sunrise SPIN
Get a great workout on the bike! This low impact class provides upbeat music, intensity and fun to motivate riders to cross the finish line. Instructors demonstrate proper bike setup and adjustments for a safe ride. Open to all levels.
Straight Up Strength
A full body workout that targets all of the major muscles groups. You’ll integrate strength and stretching exercises to produce stronger bones and muscles and increase your metabolism to help maintain a healthy body weight.
This class utilizes the TRX Suspension Trainer along with intervals of traditional strength training and cardiovascular drills arranged in a circuit style format. The TRX suspension trainer is suitable for all levels of fitness, and assists participants in developing overall strength and stamina.
Therapeutic in nature, you will learn techniques to help you gain flexibility, while immersing yourself in a relaxing class that moves at a perfectly slower pace - allowing ample time to enjoy each pose. Expect lots of stretching & lingering in supported seated poses. Meditation and relaxation techniques will also be introduced, perfect for stress relief and overall well-being.
Vinyasa Flow is a practice where postures are connected through the breath for a transformative and balancing effect. This class builds heat, endurance, flexibility, strength.
ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music - dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Zumba utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning. It is a mixture of body sculpting movements with easy to follow dance steps. Come have a great time with ZUMBA!