New Year, New Fitness Opportunities

The new year brings new opportunities to get fit.

The Group Fitness staff has ushered in all new Group Fitness Classes in addition to the ones they already had.

“I think the new classes keep up with the fitness trends and what is popular in the fitness industry,” Emmy Richards, Fitness Program Director for Group Fitness, said. “I think the classes also refresh the schedule and make group fitness sound more exciting, because it really is a fun and effective workout.”

Some classes such as H.I.I.T Fit and Yoga Flow simply received a facelift with a new name, Richards said.

H.I.I.T Fit was originally Interval Training in the fall but the instructor felt that a new name would make it more appealing.

Yoga Flow was taught in some general Yoga classes but the instructors felt that giving participants more specifics about what type of yoga classes they were walking into and to give them an idea of what to expect out of the class.

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“People should try the new classes because it’s a great way to switch up your current routine and reach your fitness goals,” Richards said. “Your body gets used to doing one thing all the time, like lifting or running, so it’s vital to change that routine often.”

Other new classes such as Total Body Blast, Upper Body Blast, Lower Body Blast, and Power Lunch combine resistance training and cardio into one class so that participants can get a more complete workout.

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Whereas Beginner Cycle will help teach new indoor cyclist the basics while going through a fun workout to build confidence on the bike.

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And these new classes could be just the start.

“If participants are looking for a new or different type of workout, then we want to provide those options for them,” Richards said. “Our instructors also will come to us with great ideas for new classes and we are always willing to try something and see if it works!”

There are numerous reasons to come and try a Group Fitness Class. There is no stress about planning the workout, because the nationally certified instructors will do it for you in a fun and effective way. And the classes are designed for all fitness levels from beginners to seasoned athletes so there will be something for everyone to do.

“You have to enjoy what you are doing in order to stick with it, and group fitness is the perfect way to get an awesome workout while having fun,” Richards said.

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