Group Exercise Class Descriptions

Cardio Kickboxing | Core-Yoga Fusion | Fit & Strong | Fit Barre | Flow Yoga | Iyengar Yoga | Hip-Hop Dance | Oula Dance® | Oula Power® | Pilates HIIT | Sunset Yoga | Zumba®

BARRE ABOVE ®

Barre Above® is a totally unique approach to barre workouts as you've seen them. Fusing the best of Pilates, yoga, aerobics, and elements of the strengthening exercises dancers do, Barre Above® delivers a results-driven workout that is not only fun and dynamic, but it will sculpt your body and get you into absolutely amazing shape. When taking a Barre Above® workout you'll see improvements in your posture, flexibility, overall body strength, and balance; obtain a body awareness that you may not have had before; transform your body and feel more confident in your fitness; and establish friendships and new connections among your fellow participants. You don't need to worry about having any dance experience in order to take a Barre Above class, because Barre Above® instructors teach you with the intent of progression with a safer approach. When you take a Barre Above® class, you'll always feel challenged, yet consciously aware of what is right for your body. Barre Above® classes teach you to find the strength of a dancer within you and to transform your body. If you are interested in exploring the world of Barre, try a Barre Above® class and take your fitness to new heights.

Primary Instructor(s): Julie Graff
Sub Instructor(s): Kia Blaustein, Kirsten Olshan

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CARDIO DANCE

Invigorate and electrify your mind, body, and spirit in the high-energy, full-body workout that is Cardio Dance. Drawing inspiration from cultures around the world, each class offers a fun variety of easy and challenging steps to tone and shape muscles. No prior dance experience is necessary.

Primary Instructor(s): Kia Blaustein, Hannah Malone
Sub Instructor(s): Jaelynn Horton, Sneha Jariwala, Francesca Pavlovici, LaTecia Yarbrough

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CARDIO KICKBOXING

Cardio Kickboxing is a  great workout for anyone interested in improving their fitness & stamina. This class is flexible and adaptive so that it serves the needs of all participants - it will get beginners into shape, it will challenge advanced athletes, & all genders are welcome! The class format integrates combinations of punches, kicks, body-weight strength work & heavy-bag work (when bags available). No equipment is necessary.  You will have fun, reduce stress, & get an awesome workout.

NOTE: This class encourages the use of sparring gloves (limited number provided in class) or boxing hand-wraps (available for purchase for $6.00 at the OPERS Wellness Center). Here are some helpful links with advice on the proper use of boxing hand-wraps: Right-hand Basic Hand-wrappingLeft-hand Basic Hand-wrappingRight-hand Wrap with Extra Protection on FingersLeft-hand Wrap with Extra Protection on FingersWashing Your Hand Wraps

Primary Instructor(s): Billy Prusinowski
Sub Instructor(s): Angela Galindo, Julie Graff

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CARDIO SCULPT

 

Primary Instructor(s): Kimball Barton
Sub Instructor(s): Kia Blaustein, Julie Graff, James Lewis, Xiomara Wimmer

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CORE CONDITIONING

Core Conditioning is a whole-body workout that can improve your overall fitness. This class typically involves a thorough warm-up followed by a combination of cardio and strength exercises (with a strong focus on the core), finishing with a brief stretching session. The workouts are designed to build core strength and endurance, with constant modifications provided throughout the workout in order to customize this workout for each individual participant's needs.

Primary Instructor(s): Holly Johnson
Sub Instructor(s): Kimball Barton, Kia Blaustein, Julie Graff, Hannah Malone

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CORE-YOGA FUSION

Core-Yoga Fusion takes you through an active, powerful style of yoga that combines the breath with the flow of sun-salutations into various standing and balancing poses. The practice also includes a challenging series of abdominal toners to strengthen core muscles while also providing lengthening stretches for a balanced strong and agile body. 

Primary Instructor(s): Kia Blaustein 
Sub Instructor(s): Don Bard, Fantine Capron

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CRUZFIT CONDITIONING

CruzFit Conditioning is a High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout involving explosive movement techniques within specific time domains aimed at producing increased metabolic responses. The class will include basic squatting, jumping, plyometric, and full-body movement combinations requiring minimal space and equipment, but clothing in which you are ready to SWEAT!

Primary Instructor(s): Billy Prusinowski
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EMPOWERING YOGA

Using the physical practice of yoga, Empowering Yoga "empowers" students to access the internal strength and power within themselves through dynamic flows, intelligent sequencing, and a mindful balance of movement and stillness. The instructor will share with you their personal journey in order to help you deeply embrace your own inner and outer strength. The class is empowering and loving, and it pushes students to find their own unique edge whether that be physical, emotional, or otherwise. It will challenge you to believe in yourself and embrace the playful imperfection that comes with the practice of yoga. You'll leave feeling empowered, invigorated, and yet tranquil.  Words that students have used to describe this class include inspiring, invigorating, energy-shifting, transformative, and fearlessly authentic. 

Primary Instructor(s): Kylie Lange
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FIT & STRONG

Fit & Strong is a class that will challenge your body with a combination of cardio and strength movement patterns, high-intensity intervals, and Tabata training. This class is perfect for anyone trying to improve their fitness and health. Beginners can work at their own levels and intermediate and advanced students will be pushed to their limit by this full-body workout.

Primary Instructor(s): Holly Johnson
Sub Instructor(s): Julie Graff, Hannah Malone

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FIT BARRE

Fit Barre combines elements of the standard Barre-Method workout with additional emphases on the core (whole-body exercises targeting the muscles which play the greatest role in body change). The workout is followed by intense stretching that makes you feel longer and leaner.

Primary Instructor(s): Kia Blaustein 
Sub Instructor(s): Julie Graff, Chelsea Thompson

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FLOW YOGA

Flow Yoga is another name for Vinyasa yoga. It is a yoga practice that unifies breath with movement through a flowing sequence of postures. This is an all-levels class that offers something for everyone - poses that build strength, endurance, increase flexibility, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being. Modifications of poses will be offered so that you can make the class easier or more challenging to meet your needs.

Primary Instructor(s): Don Bard
Sub Instructor(s): Kia Blaustein, Fantine Capron, Henry Heikkinen

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HATHA YOGA

(class capacity: ACT=20, MAS=30, MPR=30, PIL=20, PSB=24)

Primary Instructor(s): Maris Degener
Sub Instructor(s): Don Bard, Madison Daniels, Abigail Walsh

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INSANITY

Insanity  is a revolutionary cardio-based total body conditioning program based on the principles of MAX Interval Training. By using MAX Interval Training,  Insanity  pushes the participant to new training heights, resulting in more calories burned, faster results, and a more efficient metabolism. 

Primary Instructor(s): Xiomara Wimmer
Sub Instructor(s): Kimball Barton, Julie Graff, James Lewis

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IYENGAR YOGA

Iyengar Yoga is a form of Hatha yoga (a yoga system of physical exercises and breathing control) named after B.K.S Iyengar. Mr. Iyengar was considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world. He died in Pune, India, in 2014 at the ripe old age of 96. Iyengar style yoga places an emphasis on detail, precision, and alignment in the performance of postures ("asanas") and breath-control ("pranayama"). Students develop strength, mobility, stability, and piece-of-mind through practicing the asanas. Another characteristic of Iyengar yoga is the use of props such as blocks, belts, blankets, bolsters, sandbags, etc. to support students in their practice.

Primary Instructor(s): Henry Heikkinen
Sub Instructor(s): Don Bard, Kia Blaustein

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MAT PILATES

Mat Pilates uses a series of exercise routines designed to increase your core strength & improve your posture, energy, & flexibility. Pilates work is powered by breath, flow, & centering. By focusing on the mind-body connection & using more efficient form, this workout helps develop a stronger, leaner, healthier body. Appropriate for all fitness levels.

Primary Instructor(s): Kirsten Olshan
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MOVE & MEDITATE

Move & Meditate taps into yoga's original purpose: to prepare the body to be still and sit comfortably in meditation. In each class, we will focus on opening and mobilizing the body and conclude with a guided meditation. This class is ideal for those who want to take it slow, have time to indulge in each posture, and move just for the simple bliss of movement. No prior experience is necessary and all levels are welcome.

Primary Instructor(s): Kylie Lange
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OULA DANCE®

OULA DANCE® is an easy-to-follow, high cardio, dance fitness class for people of all abilities. It is a motivating hour of high-energy exercise to great music where participants are free to let it all out, and dance free of judgment. OULA is not just an exercise class, it is an experience. Learn more about Oula at  oulafitness.com/pages/oula or by watching this promo video:  https://youtu.be/te9ZyzDSuPw.

Primary Instructor(s): Emilie Lenoir 
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OULA POWER®

OULA POWER® is a 45-minute conditioning class that begins with an empowering warm-up, followed by a couple of cardio tracks to heat up the body and raise the heart rate, and then transitions into a series of conditioning tracks that focus on strengthening and toning using just our own body weight. Learn more about Oula at  oulafitness.com/pages/oula-power or by watching this promo video:  https://youtu.be/_FADOABcO_4.

Primary Instructor(s): Emilie Lenoir 
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PILATES HIIT

PILATES HIIT is designed to burn fat, boost your metabolism and leave you with an energising endorphin hit. This class incorporates dynamic pilates-style movements into HIIT cardio circuits to give you an intense, sweaty and high energy workout.

Primary Instructor(s): Chelsea Thompson
Sub Instructor(s): Julie Graff

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POP PILATES ®

POP Pilates® is a total body, equipment-free workout that sculpts a rock-solid core and a lean dancer's body like nothing else can. It's a powerful fusion of music, strength, and choreography that takes classical Pilates to the next level. POP Pilates is a dance on the mat.

Primary Instructor(s): Julie Graff
Sub Instructor(s): Kirsten Olshan

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POWER YOGA

Power Yoga is n all-levels Power Vinyasa-style class. The Asanas (yoga postures) support strength, flexibility, and overall physical and emotional and mental well-being. Pranayama (breath-work) and meditative practices are woven into the practice. You can expect to be challenged while also finding ease, relaxation, and release. There are modifications offered with the intent that people of any and all yoga and life experience can practice in a way that works for them. Vinyasa Yoga unifies breath with movement, emphasizing that the transitions between postures are just as if not more important than the poses themselves. The postures are all about balance and cycles; rise/fall, engaged/relaxed, inhale/exhale, birth/death, etc.. Each phase of each cycle is just as important as the next. This awareness of transitions, impermanence, and balance is repeatedly practiced during yoga with the intention that we can bring this same awareness through the rest of our lives and relationships, remaining steady and mindful through all changes and challenges. Vinyasa Yoga evolved out of the Ashtanga Yoga lineage as developed by Sri Krishnamacharya and taught to Patthabi Jois in Mysore, South India (1915-2009). (class capacity: ACT=20, DNC=50, MAS=30, MPR=40)

Primary Instructor(s): Dreya Coleman
Sub Instructor(s): Kia Blaustein, Kylie Lange

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STRONG by Zumba ®

STRONG by Zumba ® is the first non-dance based class from the fitness brand. This newest of all Zumba classes revolves around high-intensity interval training but still focuses on moving to the beat. Think of it as a high-intensity boot-camp with musical choreography...a bass that puts you in a squatting trance! Click here to see more: https://youtu.be/ZKME0gKMAzU

Primary Instructor(s): Julie Graff
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SUNRISE YOGA

Sunrise Yoga involves a series of Vinyasa yoga sequences that are tailored for beginners as well as experienced yoga practitioners. Vinyasa yoga emphasizes breath to movement, meaning that with each change of breath you flow through the next posture. Every class begins with the basic Sun Salutations followed by strengthening postures, balancing poses, and stretching, and then a variety of additional core exercises are included throughout each class. The instructor demonstrates each pose as she cues them so that students are fully aware of how to do each posture.

Primary Instructor(s): Kia Blaustein
Sub Instructor(s): Henry Heikkinen, Audrey Rees

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SUNSET YOGA

Sunset Yoga emulates the beautiful way the sun concludes each day by combining consistency and serendipity. During our 40 minutes together, we will explore yoga postures such as hip openers and inversions, guided meditation, and mindful practices such as journaling. This class is designed to be a mid-week pick me up, a small dose of self-care, and an opportunity to connect with community. All levels are welcome and no prior experience is required.

Primary Instructor(s): Fantine Capron
Sub Instructor(s): Don Bard, Kia Blaustein, Henry Heikkinen

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TOTAL BODY BOOTCAMP

This circuit training workout uses a variety of formats to keep you motivated while improving your overall fitness during your lunch break. By training with free-weights, resistance-bands, body-weight, and other creative tools this fun workout will give you an exciting range of strengthening, stretching, balance, and core exercises. Appropriate for all fitness levels. (class capacity: ACT=12, DNC=36, MPR=24)

Primary Instructor(s): Hannah Malone
Sub Instructor(s): Kimball Barton

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TOTAL BODY HIIT

Get in shape “boot camp” style with Total Body HIIT! This class uses "Tabata" intervals, designed by Japanese scientist Izumi Tabata, to challenge participants with short bursts of high-intensity, interval-training that target the major muscle groups of the upper & lower body, specifically designed to “make it rain” sweat! From circuit-style routines that jump-start cardio fitness, to creative muscle-toning exercises using dumbbells, medicine balls, or even the participant’s body weight, each class brings its own unique challenges. No two classes are the same! Students will work the quarter to improve cardiovascular stamina, core strength, & flexibility.

Primary Instructor(s): Kimball Barton, Holly Johnson
Sub Instructor(s): Angela Galindo, Julie Graff, Hannah Malone, Billy Prusinowski

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TRX ® ( Total-body Resistance X-training)

TRX ® Training will push you to new levels of strength using the TRX Suspension Trainer® and your own body weight. Be ready to “feel the burn” as you power through multiple sets of high tension loads in this time-based workout that features intermediate to advanced strength exercises. In this class, your cardio comes in the form of different blocks of strength exercises that deliver a high-intensity workout sure to burn calories and leave you quivering during and long after your workout is complete.  (class capacity: MPR=24)

Primary Instructor(s): Kimball Barton
Sub Instructor(s): Billy Prusinowski

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TWILIGHT YOGA

Twilight Yoga allows students to sync up with the sun’s daily ritual by cultivating heat in the body through a Vinyasa-style flow, climbing to a peak posture, and finally cooling down alongside the evening through a series of gentle and restorative poses before settling into the blissful rest of night. The instructor will deliver a carefully crafted sequence designed to challenge, care for, and empower students of all levels by offering modifications, props, and the encouragement to do what feels best in one’s own body. The class is centered around what yoga truly means-union-by unifying body, mind, and spirit through intentional movement, breath, music, and stillness. As the final rays of sunshine scatter across the horizon, students will experience a deeper connection to their inner worlds, to their bodies, and to those around them. (class capacity: ACT=20, DNC=50, MAS=30)

Primary Instructor(s): Kylie Lange
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U-JAM FITNESS ®

Love hip-hop? Then this is your class! U-Jam Fitness ® is an urban dance workout that makes you sweat while having a dance party. With easy-to-follow dance moves and high-energy music (everything from hip-hop to Bollywood), you'll be samba and swinging your way to a good sweat in this 55-minute class.

Primary Instructor(s): Jaelynn Horton
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VINYASA YOGA

Vinyasa Yoga is a practice of unifying breath with movement through a flowing sequence of postures. This all-levels class offers something for everyone - incorporating poses that build strength, increase flexibility, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being.

Primary Instructor(s): Audrey Rees
Sub Instructor(s): Don Bard, Kia Blaustein, Hendry Heikkinen

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WORLDANZ

Worldanz is a high-intensity, exciting, & educational dance-fitness class that exposes participants to a wide range of dance forms & musical styles from various cultures. Worldanz invites people to lose themselves in the rhythm while challenging the body to new levels with its unique combination of movement challenges. This class is a delirious & playful adventure, not to be missed!

Primary Instructor(s): Gina Garcia
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YOGA SCULPT

(class capacity: MPR=30, MAS=30)

Primary Instructor(s): Kia Blaustein
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ZUMBA®

Zumba® is a dynamic, fun, and challenging fitness program using Latin dance flavor. Come and experience the exhilaration of moving your body to the rhythm of the music! This class features easy-to-follow moves in interval training sessions with fast and slow rhythms, stretching, and most importantly FUN!

Primary Instructor(s): Francesca Pavlovici
Sub Instructor(s): LaTecia Yarbrough

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