Group Fitness Classes: Descriptions
ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS
AOA Cardio Fitness Cardio activities in a gym setting for Active Older Adults to increase endurance, strength and ﬂexibility.
AOA Circuit Training Using resistance machines, this class for Active Older Adults builds strength while improving balance & ﬂexibility. Prerequisite: Equipment Orientation.
Stretch And Movement Warm and lengthen muscles using ballet based forms in this gently paced class. Perfect for those Active Older Adults looking for a relaxing and refreshing class.
CARDIO, CONDITIONING & STRENGTH
Body Sculpt Low impact class that uses weights and bands with body weight resistive exercises designed for all levels of fitness.
Cardio Dance Party! A heart-pumping dance party for all levels designed for you to have fun while dancing to World Wide tunes.
Cardio Power The class is a rigorous interval training sequence with high-intensity exercises. It builds cardiovascular fitness while improving muscular strength and endurance. People are challenged to push to their limits and walk out feeling strong.
LaBlast is a life-changing dance fitness program that inspires the mind and transforms the body while teaching the true skill of dance. From Disco to Tango, Rumba, Salsa, Cha Cha, Waltz and more, the program can be made challenging enough for a professional dancer or provide even the most rhythmically challenged a fun workout. Louis’ belief is that ‘if you can clap it, you can dance it’™, even if you’ve never danced before!
Piyo Combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. PiYo isn’t like standard Pilates and yoga classes that make you hold long, intense poses, or lead you through dozens of repetitive, microscopic core movements. PiYo speeds everything up!
Step It Up! It is an energizing workout using a height-adjustable step and simple movements on, over and around the step. Cardio and muscle conditioning blocks are used in this class to shape and tone your body.
Werq® Cardio Dance Workout. is the wildly addictive cardio dance workout based on the hottest pop and hip hop music.
Zumba® is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program. Dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included!
Zumba® Toning Those who want to party, but put extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define those muscles! The challenge of adding resistance by stay engaged! The challenge of using Zumba® Toning Sticks (or light weights), helps you focus on specific muscle groups.
MIND + BODY
Essentrics A full-body technique that works through the muscle chains, liberating and empowering the muscles, relieving them from tension in the process.
Gentle/Restore Yoga Gentle, spacious movements & breath work to increase circulation, open the body and release the mind. Longer held restorative poses for deeper relaxation to promote healing and nourishment.
Hatha Yoga For beginning and intermediate participants. Self-awareness is encouraged in this practice for ﬂexibility, strength, balance and breath.
Pilates The concepts of alignment, breath and control will be learned, as well as beginning mat exercises.
Power Flow Yoga This challenging and ﬂowing Vinyasa style yoga class will sculpt the muscles of your body and mind. Modifications and progressions will be offered.
Qigong & Tai Chi This amazing Chinese Martial Art is designed to help people live without disease. The goal of the class is focus more on healthy benefits rather than martial arts applications. Thus, it is great to improve balance and well being. Graduality of learning keeps the seniors coming to the class. Basic movements and posture of Qigong are addressed, which is the foundation of Tai Chi, combined with Yang Style Tai Chi. Yang style Tai Chi includes 8, 16,24 and last but not least, 42 form.
Tai Chi Yang Style Long Form Achieve a state of physical and mental relaxation while strengthening the cardiovascular and immune systems through this Yang Style (long version).
Tai Chi: Moving For Better Balance Class begins with a focus on breathing and posture using various Qigong exercises. Qigong means energy work. We then do some focused work on our Yang style 8 movement form. The class usually ends with another Qigong or breathing exercise.
Yoga All Levels Provides the space to calm the mind, deepen the breath and nourish the body while you transition through poses. Beneficial for all levels.
Adult Ballet Focuses on grace, posture, balance, coordination, concentration, confidence, and strength building. Fee-based class. Pre-registration Required.
Happy Hour Circuit Training Get together with NECC Members as this class is led by them! Using resistance machines, work on gaining strength, lean muscle mass and keeping your metabolism revved up plus it’s HAPPY HOUR! Prerequisite: Equipment Orientation.
Parkinson’s Exercise In a supportive, non-threatening environment, this class uses a multi-disciplinary approach to improve muscle strength, agility, ﬂexibility and balance, and to address most of the symptoms of Parkinson’s – from posture and movement to voice and facial expression. Fee-Based Class.