Group Fitness 2

Intensity Levels

  • Beginner/Mature Adult Level – Class designed for new exercisers, older adults, or individuals with movement challenges.  Format may be suitable for seated activity.
  • Multi-Level – Class designed for a range of fitness levels. Instructor will offer modifications to accommodate fitness abilities.
  • Intermediate/Advanced Level – Class designed for higher fitness levels and/or prior exercise experience in similar format.

Land Classes

  • Cardio Fusion • Beginner/Mature Adult – A variety of low-impact cardio movements that are fun for the mature adult or novice exerciser. Effective resistance, balance and core training using various equipment to keep you challenged and interested.

  • Core Blast • Multi-Level – This challenging 30-minute workout strengthens the abs, hips, butt and lower back for a stronger core using a variety of body weight and resistance equipment.
  • Cyclone Cycle • Multi-Level – In this indoor cycling class, you will experience a variety of cycling conditions including hill climbs, fast flats and exhilarating finishes while focusing on speed, power, intensity and technique. Arrive early for bike set up and bring a towel and water bottle.

  • Cycle Express • Multi-Level – A shortened version of Cyclone Cycle, you will experience all varieties of a cycling class, in a condensed amount of time. Great for beginner cyclists. Arrive early for bike set up and do not forget a towel and water bottle.
  • Fitness Fusion • Multi-Level – A unique class to provide a variety of exercises ranging from cardio, strength training, flexibility, mind-body connection, and so much more! Each class will be different so it’ll be a surprise every time! Have fun while learning about different forms of exercising to find a workout best suitable to your needs.
  • Les Mills BODYCOMBAT™ • Intermediate/Advanced – This fiercely energetic program is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, t’ai chi and muay thai. Supported by driving music and powerful instructors, you strike, punch, kick and kata your way through calories to superior cardio fitness.

  • Les Mills BODYPUMP™ • Multi-Level – This workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls. Great music, awesome instructors and your choice of weight inspire you to get the results you came for – and fast.

  • Les Mills BODYSTEP™ • Multi-Level – Basic stepping, just like walking up and down stairs, is at the heart of BODYSTEP™ – a full-body cardio workout to really tone your butt and thighs. In a BODYSTEP™ Athletic class, you combine basic stepping with moves like burpees, pushups and weight plate exercises to work the upper body. If you fancy quicker stepping and the chance to showcase your rhythm and flair, then BODYSTEP™ Classic is the way to go.

  • Les Mills CORE™ (formerly CXWORX™) • Multi-Level – Using resistance tubes and weight plates, this challenging 30-minute workout works the abs, hip, butt and lower back for a stronger core to make you better at all things you do.

  • Les Mills GRIT™ • Intermediate/Advanced – This 30-minute high intensity workout is designed using cardio, strength and athletic conditioning formats. This short and intense workout builds cardio fitness, trains the body to burn fat and build lean muscle, and improves athleticism while challenging endurance.
  • Les Mills SPRINT™ • Intermediate/Advanced – This 30-minute high intensity workout is designed using an indoor bike to achieve fast results. This workout is short and intense, offers faster cardio results, trains the body to burn fat and build lean muscle, and burns calories for hours after completion. Join our internationally certified instructors to learn about this new program and how to smash your goals faster.

  • Muscle Work • Multi-Level – If it can make you stronger, we will use it! Build lean muscle mass and drop inches by using hand weights, bands, body bars and med balls to make you stronger than ever!

  • Sit & Fit • Beginner/Mature Adult – Get fit from your seat instead of your feet! This class targets those needing assistance with balance while seeking increased strength, endurance and flexibility.

  • Zumba® • Multi-Level – Zumba® is a dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin rhythms with easy-to-follow moves. The class format combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. All dance levels are welcome.

  • Zumba® Fusion • Multi-Level – A fun mix of Zumba® formats combining Zumba® dance-fitness to Latin rhythms, Zumba® Toning to sculpt muscles with lightweight maraca-like toning sticks, and Zumba® Strong for high intensity, full body weight training.

  • Zumba® Gold • Beginner/Mature Adult Level – Zumba® Gold offers a traditional Zumba® class exhilarating, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party—but at a pace that is just a little easier.  If you love to move to upbeat, fun music, this class is for you!

  • Zumba® Toning • Multi-Level – Those who want to party, but put extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define those muscles! Lightweight maraca-like toning sticks enhance sense of rhythm and coordination, while toning target zones, including arms, core and lower body. Toning sticks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Aqua Classes

Appropriate swimsuits required for all pool users. Water shoes are recommended for aquatic classes.

  • Aqua Boot Camp • Multi-Level – A series of functional exercises in a circuit format around the shallow end of the pool. Some of the exercises will be athletic in nature and require the participant to perform a variety of movements. This class will be a unique alternative to a traditional aqua aerobics class.
  • Aqua Deep • Multi-Level – A medium- to high-intensity deep-water body workout to improve strength and endurance. This deep water class combines water resistance with no impact and uses a variety of exercises and equipment to improve overall fitness.

  • Aqua Fusion • Multi-Level – A unique class to provide a variety of aqua formats and exercises to keep your body guessing each class. From water aerobics to resistance exercises, and even some interval training, this class will add variety to your aqua workouts.
  • Aqua Medley • Multi-Level – This shallow-water class will keep you guessing. Your instructor will create different cardio, interval or circuit workouts while you enjoy the low-impact aquatic environment.

  • Aqua Tabata • Multi-Level – Increase your aerobic and anaerobic fitness through this interval training class that combine high-intensity exercise followed by bouts of rest. Spend the rest of the day expending energy recovering from this challenging workout.

  • Aqua Zumba® • Multi-Level – Blend the Zumba® formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines for a safe, challenging, water-based workout. It’s cardio conditioning, body toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief. No dancing skills needed. Join the party without the impact!

Mind/Body Classes

  • Adapted Flow Yoga • Beginner/Mature Adult – Improve your strength, flexibility and mobility through a full-body modified flow yoga. This safe and slower-moving class is designed to increase range of motion, build core strength, develop better balance and focus on breath awareness. Class also includes wonderful elements of relaxation and renewal. Class can be performed using yoga mat or chair.

  • Gentle Yoga • Multi-Level – Gentle yoga is held at a slower pace and focuses on stretching and extending the breath, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles. Class is structured around rejuvenating the body and managing stress through meditative concepts.

  • Gentle Vinyasa Yoga • Multi-Level – A gentle version of Vinyasa yoga that will bring you through a series of poses moving through the power of inhalation and exhalation; at a slower pace to focus on stretching and extending the breath.
  • Hatha Yoga • Multi-Level – Hatha yoga uses body postures, breathing techniques, and meditation with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and a clear, peaceful mind. Use this class to manage stress, while improving your flexibility.

  • Pilates Barre • Multi-Level – Fusion-style, barre workout combining Pilates, fitness and dance-based moves using small movements and high repetition. A strength class that will tone and lengthen muscles, while improving posture and strengthen core.

  • Pilates Mat • Multi-Level – The Pilates method of body conditioning is a unique system of stretching and strengthening exercise developed to tone muscles, strengthen core, improve posture and provide flexibility and balance.

  • Qi Gong • Multi-Level – Often called “Moving Meditation,” this is the oldest group exercise practice on the planet. This ancient mind/body discipline utilizes fluid movement coupled with breath and mental awareness to create a unique “FORM.” In uniting Eastern and Western philosophy, we can harmonize the physical body, mind and heart to optimize overall health, well-being and happiness. Class is performed standing or seated in a chair.
  • Restorative Yoga • Multi-Level – Restorative flow integrates moving sequences that have gentle restorative poses. The use of props such as blocks and straps will be used to help students get into positions that will ultimately help them realign their bodies in their original positions. This class is open to all levels.

  • Vinyasa Yoga • Multi-Level – Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement,” and Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. Vinyasa movements are smoothly flowing, incorporating seamless transitions between postures.

CONTACT PERSON

Jana Terborg, Assistant Director, Fitness Programs – Aqua, Cycle, LesMills™ and cardio/strength formats, Jana.terborg@morainevalley.edu, 708-608-4493

Melanie Herman, Fitness Trainer – Yoga, Pilates, Dance and Zumba®, HermanM@morainevalley.edu, 708-608-4001