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Yoga Class Descriptions
How You Can Expect
To Feel in Group Power
It is perfectly normal to feel apprehensive and nervous before your first Group Power class. Once you get your first class out of the way, a lot of the apprehension will disappear. Remember, there is safety in numbers. You will also be amazed at how many other will help you.
The objective of your first few classes is to understand the format and the equipment, as well as to learn technique – so keep the weight light. After that, you can slowly start to increase the intensity of your workout.
You will feel a sense of accomplishment to get your first class under your belt. It is important to know that you will be sore. With any new workout or at the start of any exercise program, you are likely to experience muscle soreness. This is because your body is adjusting to the new demands being placed on your muscles.
What to Wear
The most important thing to wear is comfortable workout attire. Most people wear track pants, shorts and t-shirts, while some feel more comfortable in Lycra. Also, be sure to wear comfortable athletic shoes. You should feel comfortable enough to move and sweat.
What to Bring
Bring a towel, a water bottle and your energy. That is all you will need. Some people prefer to wear weight-training gloves, but they are certainly not essential. Wait and see how you feel after your first couple of classes before investing.
Everybody is responsible for setting up his or her own equipment for the class. The equipment you will need to grab and put in a sport is:
- a step and 4 risers
- a bar
- 2 collars
General weight recommendations for the first class:
Women: use two medium and two small plates
Men: use two large, two medium and two small plates.
These recommendations might seem conservative. However, remember that your initial goal is to learn the class structure, equipment and basic technique, not to lift as much weight as you can.
If you feel as though you have a higher level of conditioning as it relates to the class, you can experiment by increasing the weight. It is important to know, however, that if you have made an incorrect weight selection, you should feel comfortable stopping at any point within the track to either rest or adjust your weight. Alternatively, you can start the track with your weight selection and, if your muscles fatique, simply continue the track with plates.
Certified Instructors lead all our fitness classes including Spinning, Yoga, Pilates, Group Power, Group Kick, TRX, and Group Ride. Most classes are held on impact-absorbent Duragrid floor in the Fitness Center; some are held in the smaller, more private, Studio A (hardwood) or Upper Deck (matted). Combine cardio, strength and stretching classes for complete fitness.
Group Power is Your Hour of Power! A 60-minute barbell group exercise program, Group Power strengthens all the major muscles using music-based exercise sequences. Simple, athletic movements such as squats, lunges, presses and curls make Group Power great for all ages and fitness levels.
Group Power starts with a comprehensive warm-up, followed by eight songs focusing on specific muscle groups, and finishes with a final stretch. This class is for almost anyone, aiming to remove the barriers of age, gender and fitness background. Whether an inactive person wanting to get fit or an athlete looking for a training edge, Group Power offers something for everyone.
Who is Group Power for?
Group Power is for just about anybody, aiming to remove the barriers of age, gender and fitness background. Whether you are an inactive person interested in getting fit or an athlete looking for a training edge, Group Power delivers.
- New exercisers will be successful in Group Power because of the simplicity of the class. It is a great starting point to develop strength and confidence.
- Group Power is fantastic for women because it is a form of weight-bearing exercise, which is proven to reduce incidence of osteoporosis.
- Group Power is perfect for the time-pressed exerciser. 2 times a week is all you need to get great results fast!
- It is perfect for cross trainers who want to add strength training into their workout.
Group Kick brings it on! This electric 60 minute fusion class of martial arts and boxing movements will kick your cardio fitness to the next level while defining and shaping your body and self confidence. Energetic music, awesome instructors, and a group environment will keep you punching, kicking, and smiling! Group Kick will knock you out!
Everyone finishes first in Group Ride! Pedal in groups, roll over hills, chase the pack, climb mountains and spin your way to burning calories and strengthening your lower body. This 60 minute cycling program is geared at anyone that can ride a bike. Motivating music, awesome instructors, and an inspiring group environment lets you Ride On!
Zumba - Ditch the workout, join the party!
The new face of fitness is a face that shouts, "I want to!” The new face of fitness is the face of joy, adventure and passion. Today, more than six million people all sizes, shapes, and ages take weekly Zumba classes in over 50,000 locations across 75 countries. And the program's popularity keeps growing by leaps, bounds (and exhilarating dance steps). People all over the world have fallen in love with the Zumba Fitness-Party™. And you will too.