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Class Descriptions

Classes are limited to 50 participants in rooms 210 & 215, 75 participants in room 118 and 39 participants for Spinning® classes. Some classes are limited due to available equipment.
These numbers are specified in the class description.

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CORE/STRENGTH CLASSES

30-Minute Abs
30-Minute Abs is a half hour of intense core work. Set to upbeat music, you’ll work your entire core and learn new exercises to help sculpt the body! This class is for all fitness levels, and is a great way to fit a quick but challenging workout into your busy day.

30-Minute Abs
This Tabata style class is a total-body program that incorporates strength training, cardio, core work and flexibility. It challenges your entire body with high intensity, short duration exercises. This is the workout fitness experts have been raving about. Tabata features 20 second intervals of extreme exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated eight times. These bursts of intense work will torch calories and strengthen your entire body all in only 30 minutes!

Barre Conditioning
Combinations of ballet-inspired lower body work, low-weight resistance training, and bodyweight work, make for an intense, yet low-impact toning workout. Moves are done on the mat and at the barre. No dance experience necessary

Boot Camp
This circuit style class incorporates strength and cardio into one high-impact workout. You will target all muscle groups for a full body training session while jamming out to fun music. Be ready to break a sweat! 

Total Body Conditioning
This strength-based class targets your glamour muscles: the booty, the arms, and the abs. With fun music and high-energy, you can condition strengthen and tone some of the biggest muscle groups. All levels of participants are welcome!

CARDIO CLASSES

Cardio EDM
Cardio EDM is a dance fitness class inspired by Electronic Dance Music, designed to get you moving to chart toping hits.  When the beat drops, your heart will throb, and you’ll sweat out the stress.  You’ll strengthen and sculpt your body while feeling like you’re at a dance party!  No experience necessary!

Cardio Kickboxing
An action-packed workout that combines a series of punching and kicking combinations, this class improves strength, muscle tone and endurance. It's an intense workout for the participant who wants a challenge. Preview (with Eliza) | Preview (with Erika) | Benefits of Cardio Kickboxing

Cardio Sport®
Cardio Sport is a comprehensive group fitness adventure that uniquely integrates interval training techniques with compound sports-related movements in an unparalleled inspiring exercise environment. Whether you are just beginning your fitness journey or a seasoned athlete, Cardio Sport delivers an exercise experience that will elevate every participant’s overall health and fitness, and provide a motivational atmosphere that drives you to consistency and success

Insane Body Challenge (IBC)
Are you ready for a new way to a new you?! Try exercises you have never seen and be amazed at the power to transform your body with this fun and challenging fitness class!

Insanity®
High intensity interval training at is very best!  Build muscle while stripping away fat, increase cardiovascular endurance and improve stamina all in one class!  You will see crazy good results

Total Body Tabata®
This Tabata style class is a total-body program that incorporates strength training, cardio, core work and flexibility. It challenges your entire body with high intensity, short duration exercises. This is the workout fitness experts have been raving about. Tabata features 20 second intervals of extreme exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated eight times. These bursts of intense work will torch calories and strengthen your entire body.

DANCE CLASSES

Ballet
This ballet-based workout is aimed at increasing flexibility, strength, body awareness, and balance. By focusing on the elongation of the muscles, participants can channel their inner dancer without having to learn complex choreography. No dance experience necessary.
Benefits of Dance

Beginner Belly Dance
Need a fun and new workout for this semester? Try Belly Dance! This class will cover all the basics of the ancient art of belly dance in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. We will work on strength, isolations, and conditioning within belly dance technique. Come learn a variation of moves and choreography that will all be broken down at the beginner level -- no experience is necessary and hip scarfs will be provided. Benefits of Dance

Cardio Hip Hop
Cardio Hip Hop is a dance-based cardio class designed to get you moving to a variety of hip hop songs. In this class you will sweat out your stress with fun hip hop moves. You’ll use dance to strengthen and sculpt your body all while having lots of fun! No dance experience necessary! Benefits of Dance

Zumba®
Inspired by traditional cumbia, salsa, samba and merengue music with a little hip-hop thrown in, Zumba® is a combination of Latin rhythms and red-hot international dance steps. You’ll learn to love working out through dance with this upbeat and exciting class! “Ditch the workout... join the party!!” Benefits of Zumba®

MIND/BODY CLASSES

Advanced Partner Yoga
This class blends the wisdom of yoga and the dynamic power of acrobatics with and without a partner. This class explores the practices of yoga that will help participants achieve advanced poses like arm balances and headstands. This class also incorporates partner work, so be ready to work together and closely or bring a friend! No experience with acro is necessary, but experience with yoga is highly recommended.

Broga®
ATTENTION: Can't touch your toes? Never heard of Down Dog? Always wanted to try yoga, but don't know where to start? If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, then this is the class for you! Strength-Based Yoga is for those looking to really improve their ability to run, lift and stretch effectively. By focusing primarily on strength, we can work together to gradually increase your balance, flexibility and range of movement. With fun music and a judgment-free atmosphere, SBY is the place to be.

Classical Hatha Yoga
Classical Hatha Yoga provides a well-rounded class for both beginning and intermediate level students. Each class begins with a short centering exercise and topic from Classical Yogic Philsophy and continues through a mid paced Hatha Yoga Practice. There are occasionally times to practice Meditation at the end of class, if students wish. Preview 1 | Preview 2

Express Pilates
A 30 minute version of our Pilates class. Preview

Hatha Yoga
Hatha yoga class is focused on using the poses in order to create changes in our lives off the mat. Poses are held for a long time, and many cues to improve one's pose or enhance one's experience within a pose will be given as the poses are held. Therapeutic uses of yoga are a focus, and all levels, beginners as well as "advanced" students, can challenge themselves in this class. This energizing and rejuvenating class welcomes all levels of “yogis.” Focus on breathing with movement and creating strength and flexibility through vinyasa flow. You will leave feeling relaxed and refreshed. Preview 1 | Preview 2

Kripalu Yoga
This moderate level Kripalu class emphasizes integrating movement with breath and mindfulness. Classes include standing postures, balancing, forward and back bending, spinal twists, lateral bends and inversions. There is also time set aside each class for a guided relaxation/meditation.

30-Minute Meditation
Whether you have a regular meditation practice or you are just exploring – let us guide you through a meditative experience.  The themes for each mediation will vary from healing or self-improvement or with goals such as creating prosperity, improving relationships, developing forgiveness or any number of other goals with the ultimate intention of quieting the mind and creating a sense of calm and peace throughout your entire being

Pilates
Pilates is a system of movement and exercise created and developed by Joseph Hubertus Pilates. Using specially designed moves, Pilates educates, realigns, re-patterns and balances your body. It increases muscle strength while promoting coordination, stamina and flexibility Preview

Power Vinyasa Yoga
Power Vinyasa Yoga is a unique sequence of postures aimed at strengthening the mind-body connection. Its hallmark is the emphasis on intuition over tradition. With roots deep in classical yoga and a Baptiste flair, this class will allow you to stretch and strengthen every part of your body and mind. This method encourages vitality, strength, and healing as we work with the body as a whole. You don't need any previous experience or knowledge of yoga. Remember, the prize is in the process!

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
A strong and steady class with a softer flow and longer postural holds that will stretch and strengthen your entire body.

SPINNING®/CYCLING CLASSES

Express Spin® (39)
A 30 minute version of our spinning classes with twists and turns, jumps, tap backs and hills, presses and travels.  This class is fast and furious so come turn and burn with us! Benefits of Spinning

Rec Spin® (39)
Rec Spin is a twist on the traditional Spinning method, turning it into a full body workout! We ride to the beat, crunch our bodies down, and tone our arms with the help of weights on bike. Get ready for the boutique fitness craze that is taking the country by storm. This is indoor cycling at its best!

Spinning® (39)
Spinning®-brand classes are a great way to get a vigorous workout without the impact of running or jumping.  You’ll burn calories and keeping your muscles in shape while building your cardiovascular endurance and strength. Benefits of Spinning

Spin and Body (39)
Spin and Body is a 60 minute class broken into two parts. We begin with 30-40 minutes of cardiovascular training on the Spinning bike and then move into some total body conditioning.  The boot camp section of the class changes so you might see circuit training, Tabata style, HIIT and more!  This is a great full body conditioning class that works on both cardio vascular and muscular endurance. Benefits of Spinning

Spin and Core (39)
Spin and Core is a 60 minute class broken into two parts. We begin with 30 minutes of cardiovascular training on the Spinning bike. We end the class with 20 minutes of core training. The abdominal exercises can range from slower paced exercises to high intensity moves. This class is great for all levels, especially beginners who may not be ready for a full Spinning class! Benefits of Spinning

Spin and Yoga (38)
Spin and Yoga is a 75 minute class broken into two parts. We begin with 40 minutes of cardiovascular training on the Spinning bike and 35 minutes of yoga. The yoga portion includes some Vinyasa or flow and also some more gentle stretching and relaxation.  This class is great for all levels, especially beginners who may not be ready for a full Spinning class! Benefits of Spinning

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (fee & registration required)

TRX® (18)
TRX Suspension Training is the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and your body weight to perform hundreds of exercises that build power and increase strength, flexibility, balance and mobility. 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.