Fitness


Class Descriptions

Adult Beginning Ballet Barre:

This is a gentle ballet class for all levels.  No ballet experience required.  We will learn the basic fundamentals of ballet, strengthening our feet, ankles, and core while improving balance, flexibility, and coordination.

Advanced Yoga:

During this sweat inducing + challenging class, vinyasa lovers can expect advanced asana playtime and sequences that build strength, stamina and energy. Themed around unlocking a peak pose, these classes will explore creatively linked arm balances, inversions, forward folding, back bending, seated postures and spinal twists, all designed to facilitate an embodied sense of self. Prana Vinyasa® classes empower the soul + strengthen the body.

 

Bands (25 min):

Come check out the newest craze in the fitness world with this 25-minute resistance band workout. Based on the TB12 theory, this class is a mixture of pliability and resistance training using your body weight and resistance bands. This class will leave you feeling worked without the aches and pains!

 

Barre Express:

This barre class takes it one-step further...light weights, small movements and an emphasis on arms, this barre class is sure to keep you fit!.

 

Candlelight Restorative Yoga:

An all levels yoga class designed to open and encourage the body's own ability to release and let go. Move deeper into supported postures using mindfulness, breath work and props for longer holds. This gentle class will give students an opportunity to disconnect from the frenetic activity of daily life and deepened awareness.

 

Cardio Tone:

This class has it all! Get your heart rate up during this full body sculpt class! With designated timed cardio intervals, you are guaranteed five minutes of intense cardio while functionally toning and sculpting every muscle in your body.

 

HIIT IT:

High-intensity interval training classes mean a better cardio workout in less time. Carry on burning calories long after you finish a workout with High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT. You work hard in intense bursts of activity with a brief recovery time to kick your metabolism into overdrive.

 

Move & Melt Yoga:

Melt away stress and muscle tension with this delicious practice that combines movement, restorative yoga postures and meditation. The class will begin with gentle movement of the spine and major joints to promote flexibility, mobility, and energetic flow. Longer held restorative postures help release stress, muscle tension, repair muscle fibers, and promote weight loss. Guided meditation calms the mind and deepens its connection to the body.

 

Sunrise Yoga:

This 50-minute yoga practice will be held outside whenever weather permits. We recommend you dress in layers. Grab a yoga blanket and mat from the Great Hall and meet us outside on the lawn behind the Wellness Center. This ALL LEVELS movement meditation class will leave you grounded, centered, and inspired! Link slowly flowing postures with your breath and deepen your experience of the present moment. Boost your energy while safely exploring challenging poses and learn to use props to enhance your alignment and support your practice.

 

Pilates Mat w/Ali:

A mix of classical and modern Pilates incorporating an assortment of props and modifications for all levels. No muscle is over or undertrained, and all exercises strengthen and stretch with a deep emphasis on the core.

 

Pilates Mat w/Shelly:

Pilates will increase your flexibility, muscular strength and tone, particularly the core region. Practice will provide balanced strength and flexibility, which can lead to less injury.

 

Power Pilates Mat:

Power Pilates is a form of classical Pilates that centers on honoring the integrity of the original method developed by Joseph Pilates. Power Pilates is designed to be customized for each student individually, brand new beginners and advanced students alike should feel welcome in this class. Though Power Pilates, students will find empowerment, inner strength, and transformation of the mind and body.

 

Prana Power Yoga:

Prana Vinyasa® is an energetic, creative, full-spectrum approach to embodying the flow of yoga cultivated by Shiva Rea and the Global Vinyasa Collective of Teachers. Students of all levels are empowered to experience prana - the universal source of breath, life-energy and conscious intelligence - as the navigating source of yoga practice and vital living.

 

Roll & Release:

Got knots? This class starts with a brief dynamic stretch to get your heart rate up, before moving to the foam roller to release the fascia and activate your muscles. The class finishes with a static stretch in order to take that stretch one-step further. This class is sure to end with you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

 

Rope Burn (25 min):

This 25 minute high, intensity interval training will have you jumping for joy. Using jump ropes, you will boost your heart rate and test your footwork and agility! This class is a great way to get your cardio in quickly!

 

Spin w/Caitlin:

This addictive full body workout is complete with arm moves, fast legwork and in & out of the saddle routines that are all expertly timed with music. Students can expect to work hard for a full 45 minutes, and then return their heart rate to normal with a 5-minute guided cool down.

 

Spin w/Seth:

Ride the Hills of Provence and Piemonte! Seth’s spin class focuses on individualized performance growth training, driven by non-competitive team spirit instruction. With an eclectic selection of music by contemporary artists and personal videos taken of routes in the south of France and northern Italy, Seth guides you along scenic imagery while challenging you to peak performance.

 

Yin Yoga w/Paul:

A slow paced yoga practice that aims to improve flexibility and increase joint mobility by applying moderate stress to connective tissue - muscles, tendons, fascia, and ligaments. Yin postures are done on the floor, without muscular contraction and are held for 3-5 minutes using gravity as the agent for soft tissue change. Yin Yoga is a perfect compliment to more active styles of yoga and exercise.

 

Vinyasa Flow w/Caitlin:

This ALL LEVELS movement meditation class will leave you grounded, centered, and inspired! Link slowly flowing postures with your breath and deepen your experience of the present moment. Boost your energy while safely exploring challenging poses and learn to use props to enhance your alignment and support your practice.

 

Vinyasa Flow w/Carrie:

Vinyasa Flow is an all levels class suitable for practitioners of any experience. Vinyasa Flow includes an integration warm-up, at least 1-2 series of energizing flows in which breath and movement are linked, and a calming surrender series to cool-down. This is an intuitive flow class sequenced according to the teachers’ creativity.

 

Vinyasa Flow w/Ieva:

This practice leads students through mindful sequences of yoga postures. It incorporates breathing techniques, movement and held postures to help students strengthen and refine their alignment. Modifications are offered to make the practice more accessible or more challenging.