Fitness at the Uplands – Spring Session – March to June, 2021 Weekly Fitness Class Descriptions
Cardio Classes These are pre-recorded classes. The You-Tube class link will be emailed out to registrants prior to the class start time. You must book into the class to get the link. Once in-person classes resume, the option will still remain to do the class virtually – or to attend in-person. Boomer Bootcamp... Monday mornings 9:30-10:30 a.m; Instructor: Karen Hagen Kick off your week with a BOOT, as in this morning Bootcamp workout, designed for all ages and abilities. This class has cardiovascular conditioning, strength training and stretching. Come and experience a variety of exercises and formats that will ensure your Monday morning workout is a challenging one that gives you lots of energy for the week ahead. Total Body Tabata... Friday mornings 9:30-10:30 a.m; Instructor: Michelle Hines A total body workout that incorporates 20 seconds of hard work followed by 10 seconds of rest. Other mini-interval drills will be added throughout the class to keep it fresh and exciting. All fitness levels and abilities are welcome as you can work at your own pace for 20 seconds without going “all out”. Lots of options and modifications will be introduced. This is a judgement-free, super encouraging class.
Yoga Classes These are live-streaming classes where the participants will be able to interact with the instructor. The Zoom class invite link will be emailed out to registrants prior to the class start time. You must book into the class to get the link. Once in-person classes resume, the option will still remain to do the class virtually – or to attend in-person. Candlelight Yoga & Relaxation... Thursday evenings 8-9 p.m. Instructor: Veronica Thai Unwind with a one-hour restorative yoga session and embark upon a relaxing candlelit journey to give relief to your muscles, bones and joints. Gentle poses are held for longer periods, allowing time for release of tension. As the body softens, there is also focus on creating a serene environment in the mind for complete relaxation. This practice will transition you to a peaceful mindset that will allow for better sleep. Gentle Yoga…Thursday afternoons 1:30-2:30 pm; Instructor: Paola Castillo Daily movement is vital for overall health and wellness. We’ll focus on finding balance between strength and flexibility to encourage the joints’ full range of motion. Stretch, strengthen, core/balance exercises and breathwork will support a gentle, well-rounded practice. All ages and levels welcomed.
Mobility and Balance for Seniors …Tuesday afternoons 1:30-2:30 pm; Instructor: Paola Castillo Gentle introduction of poses and movement to alleviate stiff joints, tightness in muscles, and to increase overall strength, balance & social interaction. If you experience limited or painful joint mobility, this class is for you as chairs are used to support the practice. Yoga Flow ... Monday evenings 7-8 pm; Instructor: Veronica Thai Start your week off with a rejuvenating yoga flow. You'll flow through a variety of poses to explore flexibility, strength and balance. This is good for people who want to energize, open up and stretch out the body. All levels welcome - variations are always provided to make this class as gentle or challenging as you need. Yoga for Strength & Mobility ... Saturday mornings 10-11 am; Instructor: Monica Espinosa This traditional Iyengar yoga practice focuses on breath work, mobility, strength and achieving the correct alignment for your own body and needs, using different yoga props. Asanas will be held longer in this class. All levels welcome.