Fitness Class Descriptions

Bootcamp: Natalie

🎶Head – shoulders – knees – and toes – knees and toes. 🎶 Okay, maybe you won’t work out your toes, but Total Body Workout with Natalie is a full body workout that works all your muscle groups! Participants can expect to alternate between strength exercises (weighted and body weight alike) and cardio exercises. You’ll use a mat and dumbbells with the occasional resistance band or step. Natalie offers modifications for all parts of the class, so you can workout at a pace/with a weight that works for you! 

Strength & Core: Stephanie

Break a sweat in Stephanie’s Strength & Core class! This popular class will help you build strength, increase your flexibility, and improve your balance; you’ll also get a great cardio workout while you’re at it! Dumbbells, bands sliders, exercise balls, and body bars are just a few pieces of equipment that Stephanie teaches you to use during her workouts. Never used these pieces of equipment before or want a lower impact modification? Stephanie will teach all levels proper modifications for the best possible workout! 

Step:
Robin

Grab a step and get moving! Group step is a fun and easy class where participants get their heart rate up by moving in choreographed steps, all to the beat of upbeat pop music! Throw in a bit of weight training and a nice stretch at the very end of class, and you’ve got a full body workout. Robin gives verbal and hand cues throughout the class and will help teach the proper moves to those who haven’t taken a step class before. 

Spin:
Natalie

Get those wheels turning! Spin class is a great course for those looking to get sweaty and elevate their heart rates! Hop on a bike and join Natalie on Wednesdays at 5:30pm for a workout including hills, sprints, timed intervals, and endurance work. Spin at your own level and enjoy the ride! 

Morning Yoga:
John

Wake up with John every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning for some Vinyasa yoga! This 7:00am class is great for those looking for a flowing workout that builds strength, flexibility, and balance. John teaches participants poses (as well as the benefits of each pose) during the class, and you can expect to leave class feeling refreshed, focuses, and ready for the day. Please bring a yoga mat with you to class.

HIIT & Core:
Stephanie

HIIT and Core with Stephanie is not for the faint of heart! Participants in this class can expect high impact cardio in short bursts with minimal rest for the first half hour of class, followed by core-focused exercises and stretching during the second half of class. Come and get your heart pumping! 

H20 Fitness:
Patty

Join Patty in the pool for our lone water-based fitness class! This low-impact class takes place in our shallow teaching pool and is designed to improve joint stability, coordination, heart health, and strength. Each class incorporates cardio and strength exercises, and water dumbbells (provided) are often used! All fitness levels and ages welcome.

Pilates:
Charlotte

Improve your flexibility and posture and strengthen your core with our Pilates class! With a focus on body alignment and breathing, Charlotte leads participants through a workout that ignites the core powerhouse muscle groups (abdominals, lower back, shoulders, thighs, and gluteals) and encourages precision breathing, body control, and reaching a flow state. Please bring your own mat.

Gentle Chair Yoga:
Charlotte

Gentle yoga moves the whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Class includes a small mediation, seated/standing joint mobility exercises/poses, and Savasana (a pose of total relaxation) at the end of the session. No mat is required for this class. 

Full Body Resistance Bands: Greta

Grab a set of bands and be prepared to work your arms, legs, glutes, abs, and more! Class is set up so you can use a lighter band to start and work up to a harder band as you become familiar with the exercises. Different band intensity also allows for modifications. Bands used in class are small circular bands. Participants will need to purchase their own bands for class.

Power Spin:
Greta

Get your sweat on with Greta! Join her for this fast-moving class where you do 10 minute ab and arms sets in between spin sets. Whether you push yourself or go at a slower pace, this class will help you increase your fitness level. Greta provides modifications for all exercises, and all participants can expect to have a blast!

Find your Fit:
Danielle

Find your Fit is a great class for people of all ages, sizes, and fitness types! Each class includes a warmup, dynamic stretching, a core progression, and a circuit workout. You work at your own pace and find the fitness “level” that works best for you and your body, whether you’re an athlete or just starting out. Both can find a satisfying workout here!

AOA Functional Strength and Movement: Danielle

Improve your range of motion! Danielle leads participants through gentle stretches and flexibility exercises to improve balance, increase muscle strength, and gain range of motion. This class will improve mobility and increase Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) skills. Exercises in this class can be done seated or standing; weights and bands are provided.

Zumba:
Kerri

Zumba is a dance fitness workout, designed to bring people together to sweat, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Latin and World rhythms combine all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of fun with each class.

Mat Pilates:
Kerri

Pilates concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength, improving general fitness and overall well-being, as well as, concentrating on posture, balance and flexibility. This class is suitable for anyone who is able to get down onto the floor. It will include a variety of challenge levels which the participant can follow, depending upon his/her abilities. Some exercises may include the use of a fitness ball to either increase or decrease the intensity.

Zumba Tone:
Kerri

Zumba® Toning is perfect for people who want to party, but put extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define those muscles! It is similar to Zumba® but includes the challenge of adding resistance by using light weights and helping you focus on specific muscle groups, so you (and your muscles) stay engaged, including arms, core and lower body. 

AOA Chair Yoga Dance:
Tosha

Join us for a mix of music, seated and chair-assisted dancing, yoga, smiles, self-love, and fun! Class is a seated aerobic workout with a combination of fast and slow movements to a set of music. Participants are encouraged to have fun, listen to your body, and do what feels good to you and your body, because we are all different; keeping that navel tucked in gently towards the spine throughout the practice, breathing (singing out loud counts!) while we create flexibility and movement. Bring yourself and your water, nothing else is needed except a willingness to embrace the gift of imperfection!

Introduction to Yoga Nidra: Tosha

Take some time to breathe, stretch and lengthen as we move through a series of simple seated and supine stretches to prepare you for a 30 minute Yoga Nidra (aka Yogic Sleep) session focused on deep relaxation of the mind and body as I guide you through a rotation of consciousness that will make you feel relaxed like you took a 1 1/2 hr power nap!  Yoga Nidra is known to aid in relieving tension, stress, anxiety, and depression as well as used in clinical settings to treat trauma and PTSD.  It’ll give you a nice reboot to finish out your day and it can also help calm the mind for a more restful sleep at night!  Bring a mat, blocks, blanket, pillow, and your water; whatever you need to make yourself 100% comfortable!

Ballroom Dancing:
Avery

Maybe you haven’t danced since you were little, maybe you’re obsessed with Dancing with the Stars, or maybe you like to rock out in your car. Your experience doesn’t matter when it comes to ballroom dance, everyone is welcome. Social dance (aka Partner or Ballroom dance) is all about feeling the music and connecting with a buddy. There are so many styles to explore! Whether you want to try out an energetic Swing, slow Waltz, or sexy Rumba, there’s something for you. Partner dancing involves two: a lead and a follow. Bring you own partner or come alone, all you need is a pair of socks and the desire to try. I’ll teach you all the basics to start Ballroom dancing today!

Yoga for Back Strength:
Amy

Dealing with a sore back? Come to Yoga for Back Strength with Amy! This virtual class is great for those who deal with current back issues or are looking to strengthen that which keeps us upright! Participants will utilize standing, sitting, and floor yoga poses to help strengthen all back muscles. Props such as folding chairs, yoga blocks, and yoga straps are used, but not required! 

Strength & Core: Amy

Looking for quick results on your wellness journey? Look no further! Strength & Core with Amy is a great virtual class for all strength levels and those looking to get in shape! Participants can expect plenty of body weight and weight exercises, abs, and – yes – more abs! Join Amy for this high intensity interval training (HIIT) style class today! 

Yoga/Pilates Fusion:
Amy

Improve your flexibility and posture while strengthening your core in Amy’s Pilates/Yoga Fusion class! With a focus on body alignment and breathing, Amy leads participants through a workout that incorporates both Yoga and Pilates poses that ignite the core and tone the entire body. A yoga mat is recommended for this class.

Yoga:
Amy

Join Amy for a Yoga class that incorporates both Vinyasa Flow and Iyengar Yoga. This class is great for those looking for a flowing workout that builds strength, flexibility, and balance. Participants will leave class feeling refreshed, focused, and ready for the day! A yoga mat, yoga strap, and 1-2 yoga blocks are recommended for this class.

Strength & Mobility
Kali

Participants in this class can expect to engage in a challenging and rewarding strength based workout which incorporates compound movements and full body activation. Chairs, steps, dumbbells, bands and body bars are just some of the equipment you may expect to use, and format will vary from circuits, EMOM, and more. The second half of this class incorporates mobility work designed to improve joint flexibility and muscle activation through dynamic cool down movements and breath work.

(Kali designs her classes to always align with the most up to date information regarding postpartum and diastasis recti recovery – individuals recovering from birth or other significant physiological events are welcome to join if cleared by their physician to resume moderate intensity exercise – adaptations and variations are always provided.)