Fitness at the Uplands – Spring Session – April to June, 2019 Fitness Class Descriptions – listed alphabetically
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, specifically designed for the active 50+ participant (but all ages welcome!). This class will have cardio components as well as muscle work segments - sometimes separate and sometimes done in challenging intervals. Equipment used will be free weights, squishy balls and stretchy bands. Karen is your Drill Sargeant, and she will ensure your Monday morning workout is a challenging one that gives you lots of energy for the week ahead. Participants are required to bring their own yoga mats. All other equipment is provided for use. Candlelight Yoga & Relaxation... Thurs eves 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. Participants are required to bring their own yoga mats and a blanket. Cardio, Core & More... Wed ams 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Instructors: Val Hampton-Mumford Specifically designed for the active 50+ enthusiast who seeks a well-rounded workout, or those new to fitness or recovering from injury. Each session will contain all components of fitness, including warm-up, cardiovascular workout (non-choreographed), muscular strength & endurance (M.S.E.) exercises, using free weights, gliders, squishy balls & stretchy bands for resistance, a core-focused segment, conducted mainly on the floor, & a good stretch at the end of the workout. This class may improve flexibility, balance & postural alignment, help maintain bone density & reduce pain associated with arthritis. But foremost, this workout will be functional & a bunch of fun! Participants are required to bring their own yoga mats. All other equipment is provided for use. Mobility and Balance for Seniors … Tues & Thurs afternoons 1:30-2:30 pm; Instructor: Paola Arboleda Gentle form of Hatha Yoga to build muscle strength, improve balance and coordination, increase range of motion through poses that alleviate stiff joints and tightness in muscles. Breathwork is incorporated to increase lung capacity bringing more oxygen to body and brain. If you suffer from limited and/or painful joint movement, this class is for you. Chairs will be available to support the practice. Other equipment is provided for use. 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. Equipment will be provided, and includes Figure 8 tubing and Gliders. Participants are required to bring their own yoga mats. Teen Yoga... Thurs eves 6-7 pm; Instructor: Nikki Jane Teen Yoga is a blend of dynamic movements with traditional yoga postures, meditation, breath awareness and relaxation. Lovingly accompanied with today's top beats, develop flexibility, clarity, strength, motivation and balance in a nonjudgmental, feel good environment. You will learn invaluable techniques that you can take with you and utilize in your daily life. Join Nikki for a lighthearted, teen-oriented practice. Feel restored and refocused after each class and throughout the rest of the week. All levels welcome from beginner and beyond. Participants are required to bring their own yoga mats. Yoga Flow ... Sat mornings 10-11 am & Mon evenings 7-8 pm; Instructors: Nikki Jane and Veronica Thai Start your week(end) off with a rejuvenating and relaxing yoga session. Enjoy movement and flow through a variety of poses to explore flexibility, strength and balance. All levels welcome. Participants are required to bring their own yoga mats.