Fitness Class Descriptions

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Classes that are included with your membership or daily pass:

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Candlelight Yoga with Leslie

This is an intermediate class with a pre-requisite of 10 prior yoga classes, the ability to make modifications to adjust for personal limitations and a knowledge of yoga etiquette.

The first half of the class includes faster-paced Vinyasa asanas including standing, inversions and balance poses. The second half involves intermediate asanas including arm balances. The playlist focuses on Hindu mantras and meditative instrumentals.

Because this is a candlelight class, the room will be quite dark, so students must be comfortable practicing in a dimly lit room. Class begins promptly at 5:30 p.m.; please arrive early to set up your mat and props. Once the “CLASS IS IN SESSION” sign is on the door, please do not enter the room out of respect for those already in practice.

Thursday • 6:30–7:45 p.m. • Upper Fitness

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Cycling with Christy

Start your day off right with this early morning high intensity indoor cycling class. Certified Spinning Instructor Christy Florence will lead you through interval, strength, endurance and race day energy zones that simulate rolling hills, sprints, jumps and other drills. This is an all-level class.

Thursday • 6–7 a.m. • Lower Fitness

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Cycling with David

Open to all levels! Riders adjust their body position and bike resistance for intervals of seated and standing simulated climbs and downhills, rolling hills, with  faster and slower cadences. Intervals are matched to the cadence and feeling of the music. Join us for a fun and challenging workout! 

Saturday • 9:30–10:30 a.m. • Lower Fitness

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Friday Fitness

Qigong, (pronounced “chee gong”) was developed in China about four thousand years ago as part of traditional Chinese medicine. It uses gentle movements, breathing, and focused intent. The February class will cover a set of eight movements called Eight Pieces of Silk Brocade. We will be focusing on balance, stability, flexibility, stress reduction, and leg and core strength. This set of eight simple exercises has been practiced in China for nearly 1000 years. Originally, it was used by the Chinese army to build strength and health in harsh adverse conditions. Nowadays, the set is used to invigorate and strengthen the whole body including the internal organs. 

The class is suitable for everyone.  Movements can be modified for walkers or chairs. (The instructor broke his right leg in mid-December, and is using this as part of his rehabilitation.)

Friday • 9:30–10:30 a.m. • Lower Fitness

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Gentle Yoga with Jackie

This is a slower paced, less strenuous yoga class that is perfect for beginners, seniors, and anyone who wants a gentle, supportive class. Jackie will guide you through seated and low-to-the-ground postures with modifications for all skill and ability levels.

Thursday • 8:30–9:30 a.m. • Upper Fitness

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HIIT with Christy

Start your day off right with this early morning high intensity interval training class in a timed work/rest 2:1 ratio format for an intense, rewarding, and effective workout! This class will utilize a variety of exercises in intervals to increase your aerobic capacity, anaerobic capacity and resting metabolic rate to get stronger, leaner and healthier. Christy an ACSM certified trainer.

Tuesday • 6–7 a.m. • Lower Fitness

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Intermediate Yoga with Leslie

This is an intermediate class with a pre-requisite of 10 prior yoga classes, the ability to make modifications to adjust for personal limitations and a knowledge of yoga etiquette.

The first half of the class includes faster-paced Vinyasa asanas including standing, inversions and balance poses. The second half involves intermediate asanas including arm balances. The playlist focuses on Hindu mantras and meditative instrumentals.

Tuesdays – 8:30 AM – Upper Fitness

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Pilates with Ravit

This is a mat-style Pilates class that will strengthen and lengthen your body with precise movements coordinated with breath. You will experience a full body workout using bands, exercise balls, weights, foam rollers and more. Every level is welcome in this class!

Mondays & Wednesdays • 8:30–9:30 a.m. • Lower Fitness

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Restorative Yin Yoga class

Yin Yoga is a gentle way to restore, reenergize, relax, and surrender.  It allows us to work deeply into the connective tissues in our body to heal and release.  Athletes often take Yin Yoga to assist in their recovery process.  Utilizing the weight of the body, yoga props and gentle poses, Yin yoga is the perfect way to destress, improve flexibility, improve posture, clear emotional baggage and be present.

Fridays at 5:30 PM upper fitness

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Stretching with Patricia

This class is dedicated time to perform simple various dynamic and static stretches that will improve your flexibility and range of motion. It will also teach you how to properly control stabilizing muscles using proper form and holding the stretch very gently with your own breathing pattern. The benefit include getting your body more supple and energized, as well as help prevent injuries and maintain joint health. Not recommended to a person with underlying injuries or joint issues.

Fridays, September 2–30 • 9–10 a.m. • EVCC Lower Fitness

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SilverSneakers™ Circuit with Becky

SilverSneakers™ Circuit combines aerobics, bands, weights, ball, stretching and a cool down of yoga and dance positions. You do not need to be a SilverSneakers™ member to attend this class. Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday • 10–11 a.m. • Lower Fitness

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SilverSneakers™ BOOM MOVE & MUSCLE with Becky

This is a higher intensity dance workout class that improves cardio endurance and burns calories. MOVE is all about breaking a sweat and having fun. The class focuses on cardio endurance by starting with simple dance moves then building into more complex sequences, giving you a great cardio workout. MUSCLE incorporates athletic-based exercises that improve upper body conditioning. You'll move through several "blocks," which are groups of exercises that focus on different muscle groups. The focus of this class is on toning muscles and building overall strength. You do not need to be a SilverSneakers™ member to attend this class. Everyone is welcome!

Thursday • 10–11 a.m. • Lower Fitness

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Total Body+ with Beth

This 60-minute class, using light to moderate weights with high reps, is a full-body barbell workout with added cardio bursts. Participants will burn calories, shape and tone your entire body, increase core strength as well as improve bone health.

Monday • 5:30–6:30 p.m. • Lower Fitness

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Zumba™ with Patricia

This is a total workout that combines all the elements of fitness: cardio-dance, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility! Zumba™ features high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party with Latin and Word rhythms in the playlist. You will enjoy a serious dose of awesome each time you attend!

Tuesday • 5:15–6:15 p.m • Upper Fitness

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ZumbaGold™ with Patricia

For those Zumba™ enthusiasts looking for a modified class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity. The easy-to-follow choreography emphasizes balance, range of motion and coordination. Just like Zumba™, you will focus on cardiovascular, muscle conditioning, flexibility and balance. 

Monday • 9:30–10:30 a.m. • Upper Fitness