Group Exercise Descriptions
Fitness Class Update:
30:30 Step Two 30-min workouts. Do just one OR stay for both!
Wednesday nights at 5:30 starting May 31
First 30 (I,II): Dynamic easy to follow Step training for All Levels!! Non-stop moves to push your cardio fitness using the Step’s unique “variable-height” advantage. Second 30 (II,III): Ready to try that next level? This 30 min offers more dance-inspired add-on choreography to push your advancing abilities. You will master more intricate patterns, turns, footwork and recall–especially popular with skilled Step members. Don’t miss that sought-after mental/physical intensity unique to Step.
TBT Xpress 6:00 am Fridays!!! You asked for it and now you’ve got it! Alex R. will lead you through a fiery 45 min Tabata workout to jump-start your day and your metabolism. BEGINS MARCH 3rd!
Abs Only and Core/Ball (15 min) Sweet and intense! This is pure core work for the abdominal and back muscles to improve torso strength, endurance and posture in one time-efficient workout. Core/Ball utilizes the Ballast Ball™.
BODYPUMP™ (I)From Les Mills, a not-to-miss muscle challenge! Great for all fitness levels because you determine your intensity. BODYPUMP™ is an energizing hour of group weight training using barbells, weight plates and cutting edge music. You’ll have your own personal station and will work intensely from head to toe.
C.U.T.™ Concentrated Urban Training (I) Definition baby! This high-powered interval training workout uses the best methods in athletic training for an unbelievable results-focused workout. Each member has an individual station of training tools to reach both aerobic and anaerobic zones. Motivating, technique-driven coaching will improve your performance and strengthen your commitment. Go high, go deep, work it
Total Body Tabata™(I) This amazing, non-stop, “never get bored workout” is climbing to the top of the charts as being the BEST fat burning workout ever. Developed by Izumi Tabata at the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo, Japan, the Tabata formula has been scientifically proven to increase your endurance and athletic performance, decrease your body fat, and increase your metabolism! You will push through 20 second intervals of high intensity cardio/strength exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest, just enough to catch your breath and wipe your brow. The series repeats 8 times, then on to another set of exciting exercises. Get in the best shape of your life, feel the burn, and waste no time! One question: Can you keep up?
Total Body Tabata REPS (I) TBT REPS uses the popular Tabata interval training formula with more focus on strength training. Continuous strength work using the barbell and plates will alternate with Cardio Tabatas. This HiiT (high-intensity interval training) method is scientifically proven to torch the calories and breakthrough fitness plateaus. Each participant controls their own intensity and all levels are welcome! You Know It’s Time . . .
Total Body Tabata XPRESS (I) Short on time? No worries! The Total Body Tabata team has designed TBT XPRESS. A 45 Minute workout created for your busy schedule. Get lean and strong with short bursts of peak effort using the ultimate fat-burning Tabata formula of a work:rest ratio of 2:1. It’s a metabolic makeover in no time!
Tapas Vinyasa Yoga
An hour long yoga class for practitioners who have a comfortable asana foundation. ‘Tapas’ in Sanskrit means “fiery discipline” – and through cultivation and attention your practice can build into a powerful tool for the body and mind. This class utilizes core strength, pranayama (breathwork), and creatively balanced sequences to focus on deepening your practice. Through more advanced poses you will uncover the power within the body and spirit, developing enhanced strength, flexibility, balance, and stamina, while increasing concentration and mind-body awareness. The small group format makes this class a safe, ideal environment for students to work closely with the instructor to welcome and develop armbalances, inversions, and backbends into their practice. Culminating in a restorative savasana, you will leave feeling balanced and energized.
Vinyasa Power Yoga
Vinyasa Power Yoga is designed with challenging body strengthening, balancing and stretching postures. More experienced yogis will enjoy this demanding workout and newer to the practice of yoga will be presented with options. Join in to practice presence, equanimity and self-compassion while strengthening and lengthening your muscles. You won’t want to miss this uplifting, inspiring and challenging class.
This Hatha-Yoga based slow flow class is designed for all ages and all levels. Participants will enjoy a class that combines meditation, breath work, and traditional yoga asana postures designed to encourage flexibility and build muscles strength.
Yin Yang Yoga
Class will start with dynamic and strengthening standing poses to build internal heat. The later portion of class will be comprised of longer holds (3-5 minutes) in passive postures to release tension in the connective tissues & increase circulation.
Yin Flow Yoga integrates slow movement and deep stretch to balance the yang energy of work with yin energy of rest. With presence and patience, you will unlock physical and mental tension, tone muscles, and create space to relax and play.
Hatha Yoga This enriching workout uses a wide range of yoga techniques such as sound (mantra), gestures (mudras), and visualization (bhavana), in addition to postures, breathing and meditation. Yoga Sutras, practical application to modern lifestyles and explanation of yoga symbols are emphasized. Classes are taught step-by-step in an interactive lecture format. Sessions are spontaneously adapted to meet the needs, context and experience level of the students attending.
Pilates Mat This class is a mind-body workout, influenced and designed to link movements into a flowing series of exercises. This full body workout will develop strong trunk musculature, overall flexibility and endurance.
POP Pilates (50 min) is an incredible fusion of ab-chiseling and total body defining moves choreographed to your favorite Top 40 hits. This intense, mat-based workout challenges students to rhythmically flow from one exercise to the next, developing a rock solid core while leaving no muscle untouched.
REACH™ (75 min) The “No-Barre” workout! This flowing mix of ballet-inspired movement and fitness training is a deep-felt energetic method of improving total-body strength, balance, stability, flexibility and posture. Standing to floor this popular hybrid workout will affect the way you stand and move every day. REACH™ combines a mix of training techniques, including aspects of Yoga and Pilates, for a unique challenge and an ultimate release of energy all it’s own.
30:30 Cardio Step. Two 30-min workouts. Do just one OR stay for both!
First 30 (I,II): Dynamic easy to follow Step training for All Levels!! Non-stop moves to push your cardio fitness using the Step’s unique “variable-height” advantage.
Second 30 (II,III): Ready to try that next level? This 30 min offers more dance-inspired add-on choreography to push your advancing abilities. You will master more intricate patterns, turns, footwork and recall–especially popular with skilled Step members. Don’t miss that sought-after mental/physical intensity unique to Step.
BODYCOMBAT™ (I, II) Be a part of an empowering cardio workout where you are totally unleashed. This fiercely energetic program is inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai. Supported by driving music and powerful role model instructors, you strike, punch, kick and kata your way through calories to superior cardio fitness. Like all the Les Mills™ programs, a new BODYCOMBAT™ class is produced every three months with new music and choreography.
BODYSTEP™ (I,II) Les Mills BODYSTEP™ is the energizing step workout designed for all levels of experience. High-energy instructors teach simple movements using adjustable step height. Cardio blocks push fat burning systems into high gear followed by muscle conditioning to shape and tone your body. Excellent class for members who are new to step and also challenging for the hard-core stepper!
BollyX(I,II) is a Bollywood-inspired dance fitness workout that incorporates music and moves from around the world. The moves are accessible and high intensity. One way Bollyx is unique is that there is a performance within the class – you learn, practice, and then perform as a group a short routine, giving you a chance to feel like you are in a Bollywood movie!
Cardio Mix (I, II) Our early morning workout that combines the best of both of Step and HiLo! A 1/2 & 1/2 format that focuses completely on cardio for the entire hour, finishing with a great stretch. If you want the benefits of both and an amazing start to your day join “the mix”.
DanceFiT (I,II) Get ready to dance-off the calories with this mixed-impact cardio-dance workoout. The choreography is fun, easy to learn, and guaranteed to keep you moving and sweating! If you like Zumba you will enjoy this workout too. Fridays class includes BEAM™ work (BEAM stands for Balance, Engagement, Alignment & Movement).
Cycle (45 min) A fun, low-impact indoor cycle class that is able to accommodate the individual needs of the novice along with the competitive triathlete! Increase your aerobic and anaerobic capacity, burn calories and jump-start your metabolism with this simulated outdoor-ride set to energizing music. Our bikes have SPD clip-less pedals as well as cages for athletic shoes. First time attendees should arrive 10 min. before class to be properly setup.
Cycle – Peloton Can’t make it to a scheduled Live or On-Screen class? No problem! Pelaton offers you hundreds of on-demand rides to choose from, coached by some of the industry’s top instructors and professional cycle athletes. Motivating rides a click away! Cycle studio available for individual use anytime there is not a scheduled cycle or gravity class in session.
HiLo Dance (II, III) This is definitely a class that will take more than one try to perfect and well worth the effort. Join in the fun and challenge of this fast paced, “club style” cardio dance—this is a “hard-to-find in Seattle” mix of dance choreography and push to the max aerobics. This popular workout is designed for the member (new or long-time) who loves to dance, enjoys the challenge of learning, and can handle speed. Moves progress from basic steps into advanced and challenging combinations, full of directional movement, big moves, quick footwork, turns and jumps…a mental/physical journey. On the schedule at both Laurelhurst and Queen Anne!
Step Challenge (II, III) Favorite Step moves are taken to the next level of intensity and creativity. Enjoy this energetic, cardio-focused method of training which may include rhythm variations, directional changes, stomps, turns and more. Combinations are linked for that ultimate challenge of performing “from the top.” A definite must for the advanced Step enthusiast! Note: Beginners may wish to start with BODYSTEP prior to trying a Step Challenge class.
XFit Bootcamp Start the day off right with our high intensity bootcamp style work out. In XFit we combine plyometrics, cardio, and resistance training to get your heart pumping and the fat melting off your body in no time. XFit begins with a functional warm up followed by intervals of different types of resistance training and cardio. This bootcamp is for people of all ages and fitness levels as you are able to go at your own pace.
Zumba Gold® is a dance fitness party perfect for active older adults or anyone who is looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. This class is perfect for older adults, those just beginning and exercise program, those recovering from an injury, or anyone who appreciates a low-impact, lower intensity workout with great music. Zumba Gold® uses easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat and laugh, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong!
Zumba® (I) The newest, hottest class to hit the world fitness scene! Zumba® is an energetic hour that combines both cardio and body sculpting into one dynamic workout. With easy-to-follow dance steps mainly derived from Latin music the class fuses Latin and international rhythms with fast & slow beats creating a routine that tones and sculpts while burning fat. The party atmosphere will rejuvenate your heart, body and soul.
Zumba® UNWRAPPED (I)* Ready to try Zumba® for the first time? Are you already a Zumba® an but want to take your workout to the next level? Come join us for a 45 minute Zumba® breakdown. We will explain the steps so you can learn how to get the most from this exciting and effective dance fitness workout!