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									                                                                        Group Exercise Class Descriptions
Land Exercise Classes                                                      Cardio Mix, Cardio Express                                            Pilates Mat
                                                                           This cardio class uses step, hi/lo, and kickboxing for a good, old-   Pilates mat class is designed to strengthen the core of the body
 Abs & Back                                                                fashioned sweat. This class is great for all fitness levels           by developing pelvic stability & abdominal control. It is an
 Abs & Back is designed to strengthen the core. The core                                                                                         excellent way to increase muscular endurance, improve
                                                                           Interval Training                                                     flexibility, & encompass the spirit, mind & body into one effective
 muscles support and surround the spine from the front, side, and
                                                                           Interval training is one of the best ways to burn fat and calories!   workout.
 back. This class targets the abdominal muscles and the lower
                                                                           This class features short sets of higher intensity with sets of
 back. This class may use traditional or non-traditional exercises.
                                                                           lower intensity activity. This class can include cardio and weight    Spinning®
 AOA Level I & II (for ages 60+)                                           intervals or intervals of all cardio.                                 This exciting stationary cycling class incorporates motivating
 Level I: Combination of chair & standing exercises designed to                                                                                  music and visualization techniques to put a healthy “spin” on
                                                                           Kickboxing, Kickbox Circuit                                           your workout. Spin classes are perfect for beginners and pros
 improve muscular strength and flexibility to help Active Older            This explosive class uses basic boxing techniques and footwork
 Adults continue activities of daily living with ease. Small hand                                                                                alike because you set your own pace!
                                                                           to create an intense, dynamic cardiovascular workout. Increase        Super Spin is a 90 min. class that incorporates additional
 weights may be used as tools to increase strength.                        upper body strength, agility, flexibility and endurance while
 AOA Chair Yoga features seated yoga exercises and relaxation                                                                                    stretching.
                                                                           building self-confidence.
 techniques.                                                                                                                                     Class size is limited to 12 participants.
                                                                           Kickbox Circuit alternates between kickboxing and
                                                                           strength-training segments.
                                                                                                                                                 All Spin classes require registration at the front desk
 Body Ball                                                                                                                                       15 min. before class begins.
 Come and learn how the stability ball can be used for strength
                                                                           Nia, Athletic Nia                                                     Please bring a towel & water bottle.
 training, flexibility, and balance. The stability ball is one of the
                                                                           This blast of a cardio class is full of fun and great music and
 best tools you can use to improve balance and strengthen your
                                                                           movement. Nia is a healthy, exuberant movement that benefits          Zumba / Zumba Express / Zumba Toning
 core. This class may also feature strength training.
                                                                           the body, mind & spirit by combining techniques from the martial      Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music - dance
 Body Shaping                                                              arts including tai chi & yoga. Whether you’re a fit athlete or a      themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system!
 Kick your strength routine up a notch with Body Shaping!                  beginner, ages 9 to 90, Nia will challenge you while respecting       The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a
 Participants will improve muscle tone while strengthening and             your needs.                                                           combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the
 defining the entire body. This class uses a combination of free           Athletic Nia incorporates added aerobic intensities.                  body. Zumba utilizes the principals of interval training to
 weights, bands, balls and body weight resistance training.                                                                                      maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning. It is a
                                                                           Pilates Foundations
                                                                                                                                                 mixture of body sculpting movements with easy to follow dance
 Boot Camp                                                                 This class is for participants that are new to Pilates.
                                                                                                                                                 steps. Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout!
 This power packed class includes skills, drills, circuits, and            This class teaches the basic movements and terms used in
 intervals. This class will push you beyond your normal fitness            Pilates. Each class will focus on the proper execution of one or      Zumba Express provides the benefits of Zumba in a 30
                                                                           two basic Pilates exercises.                                          minute class format.
 level and give you the extra challenge you may need to boost
 your exercise program. This class combines cardio, agility,               This class also prepares the participant for the                      Zumba Toning uses light weights to provide a safe and
 strength, and endurance.                                                  Intermediate/Advanced class.                                          effective, re-defining total body workout.



Water Exercise Classes                                                     AOA Power Splash & Deep Water (for ages 60+)                          Deep Water takes place in the deep end with the aid of
                                                                           Water exercise classes designed for Active Older Adults.              buoyancy equipment.
 Water Exercise Classes                                                    Build muscle strength, cardiovascular endurance and                   Men and women of all fitness levels are encouraged to
 Water exercise increases flexibility, muscular strength,                  flexibility while enjoying the warm water pool. Power                 participate.
 and endurance without stressing your joints.                              Splash is performed in the shallow water.
 These classes incorporate cardiovascular, strength                                                                                              Poolates incorporates Pilates exercises into the water
 training, and stretching for a total body workout!                        Aqua Fit combines the benefits of both Deep Water and                 workout.
 Class sizes may be limited due to lifeguard:swimmer                       Power Splash classes.
 ratios.                                                                                                                                         Power Splash classes are performed in both the
                                                                           Aqua Games is a less structured format with fun and                   shallow and deep sections of the pool.
                                                                           games in the pool.



Wellness Punch Card Classes
                                                                                                                                                 Classes requiring registration
 All classes shaded green on the schedule are Wellness                     Yoga
                                                                                                                                                 Belly Dance
 Classes. Wellness Classes require a punch card in                         Yoga is an ancient practice that helps create a sense of union in
                                                                                                                                                 A low-impact, multi-cultural art that improves body control, trains
 order to participate. A Punch Card may be purchased at                    body, mind, and spirit. The physical postures, breathing
                                                                           exercises and meditation practices of yoga have been proven to        and tones core body muscles, and can help reduce chronic pain
 the front desk. Participants may also pay a one-time                                                                                            and health problems. This course introduces styles from around
                                                                           reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and regulate heartbeat.
 drop in fee per class.                                                    Participants leave feeling more relaxed, while increasing             the world. ($48/Y-Members; $77/Non-Members)

 10 CLASS PUNCH CARD                                                       flexibility and creating harmony of the mind and body. Classes        Kumdo
                                                                           are open to all levels.                                               Kumdo, “the sword that gives life” is an ancient system of
 $40 (Members), $150 (Non-Members)
                                                                                                                                                 swordsmanship training developed in Korea. This class is a
 DROP IN—$8 (Members), $17 (Non-Members)                                   Hatha Yoga                                                            formal study of sword combat skills, and aims to build mental
                                                                           This is an excellent Yoga class for beginners.                        and physical strength. ($83/Y-Members; $132/Non-Members)
 Gentle Yoga Stretches & Meditation                                        Hatha represents ha “sun” and “tha” moon. Hatha Yoga is a
 The exercises in this class are slow moving and recommended               series of physical postures and breathing exercises that              Social Dance
 for people with injuries, severe stiffness, or those who wish to          balances the opposing masculine and feminine forces of the            This course teaches the Fox Trot, Merengue, Salsa, and other
 approach yoga exercises gradually. Props such as balls and                body, the “sun” and the “moon”.                                       Ballroom Dances. This is a fun way to learn a new skill and get
 yoga mats may be used. This class ends with meditation.                                                                                         involved in a group setting. You don’t need a partner to
                                                                           Partner Yoga                                                          participate. (48/Y-Members; $77/Non-Members)
 Pilates (Intermediate/Advanced)                                           Partner Yoga is Vinyasa Yoga performed with a partner. By
 Pilates mat class is designed to strengthen the core of the body          working with a partner, participants can deepen postures and
 by developing pelvic stability & abdominal control. It is an              intensify their effects. Safety and respect is always emphasized.
 excellent way to increase muscular endurance, improve                     You do not need to bring a partner to attend this class.              Class formats and times are subject to change or cancellation.
 flexibility, & encompass the spirit, mind & body into one effective
 workout.                                                                  Power Yoga                                                            Changes are based on attendance, space, and/or instructor
  This class may also utilize the magic ring and foam roller.              Power Yoga is a more challenging yoga practice where the focus        availability. Classes with low attendance (5 participants) may be
                                                                           is on building muscular and core strength as well as flexibility.     cancelled.
 T’ai Chi Chih
                                                                           Vinyasa Yoga                                                          Changes and substitutions are posted at the entrance of the
 T'ai Chi Chih is a moving meditation.
                                                                           Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement”. In a Vinyasa            Group Exercise Studio as well as the McGaw YMCA website.
 20 easy to learn movements, when practiced regularly, will
                                                                           class, poses flow from one to another in conjunction with the         To join the group exercise e-mail list and receive periodic updates,
 improve your balance, flexibility, increase bone density and
                                                                           breath.                                                               contact David Harper, Group Exercise Coordinator at
 enhance the function of the immune system.
                                                                                                                                                 davidh@mcgawymca.org.
 Vida Wackerling is an accredited T'ai Chi Chih instructor.
                                                                                                                                                 Questions? Call 847-475-7400 ext. 232

								
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