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Fall 2012 Class Descriptions

Hiking in Wadsworth
The class will meet at the rear entrance to the FAC followed by driving to Wadsworth Park and hiking on the trail system. We finish with walking and cool down stretches. 

Yoga-Mixed Level
An introduction to basic yoga postures and breath awareness, with a focus on proper alignment of the body. Suitable for beginners. Please bring a sticky mat.

This course is designed to introduce individuals to the use and benefit of rowing as a lifetime fitness activity. Through the use of the Concept II rowing ergometer, instruction will be given on proper rowing technique, conditioning, injury prevention and ways to include rowing as part of an overall exercise program. No previous rowing experience necessary. Class is limited to 20. 

Cross Training 101
Strength, cardio or any combination for a fun and effective workout. We'll do a variety of cardio drills and resistance training exercises designed to challenge and improve cardio and muscular strength while maintaining a strong core. All levels welcome. Please bring hand weights, mat and water bottle. Let's get strong together!

Water Fitness
Water provides a superior environment for exercise, comfortably toning and strengthening muscles with greater balance and efficiency. In addition, this class will enhance your flexibility and range of motion.

Pilates and Strength Training
Like our regular Pilates class, this class will provide a full body workout. You'll work your arms, legs, abs, back and butt, but use props that will help to strengthen, tighten and tone the entire body quickly and safely. Pilates and Strength Training integrates the lengthening and stretching principles of traditional Pilates and adds strength training. Though exercises might feel more intense, every exercise can be modified for beginner and intermediate levels. Bring a mat, water and comfortable clothes. 

Zumba fuses hypnontic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a dynamic workout system that will tone and shape your body.  The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat.  Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you've got ZUMBA!  Just a fun way to have a great workout, come join us.

Hiking the Indian Hill Loop
The class will meet at the rear entrance to the FAC followed by briskly walking the mile-lap loop through Indian Hill Cemetery several times.  We finish with walking and cool down stretches.

Yoga with Weights (optional)
Super sculpt your body from head to toe while using weights in yoga postures.  You’ll improve your muscular strength, balance, flexibility and concentration too.  It’s a complete workout.  Must bring your own hand weights.  One pair (5lbs suggested).

Pilates Mat Class
Pilates mat work is a precise, non-impact system of exercise that challenges and develops core strength.  The work demands focused attention to your kinesthetic experience and emphasizes skeletal alignment, muscular balance and coordination.  The emphasis is on quality rather than quantity, although you will be in constant motion during the class.  Pilates can be done at any fitness level.

Beginner Yoga & Care for Your Core
Learn sun salutation and basic yoga postures with a focus on strengthening your core (stomach and back).  Beginners and all levels welcome.  Please bring your own mat, strap and blocks.

Interval Walking
Learn how to increase your walking pace by doing interval work; we finish with walking and cool-down stretches.

Beginner Yoga & Care for your Core

This class is designed to enhance and develop your goals regarding your walk/run program.  Whether you are walking to lose weight or preparing to run a 5K, this class will tailor an exercise prescription to meet your needs.

Power Yoga
Yoga at its strongest.  Experience a serious workout where traditional yoga postures flow into muscle conditioning and endurance movements. **Please bring mat.  All levels welcome.

Destressing/Restorative Yoga
This yoga practice focuses on soothing and mind and encouraging inward focus through the practice of holding longer, supportive poses.  Bring mat and bolster/blankets for support.