- Beede Swim & Fitness Center
- Group Exercise
- Class Descriptions
Work all major muscle groups using a variety of strengthening equipment and your own body! This class is designed to build strength, increase bone density, build lean muscle while toning and shaping your body.
GENTLE FLOW YOGA
In this class we'll explore asanas and how to gently and mindfully go from one position to another. We'll also practice pranayama (breathing practices), relaxation and meditation. Open to all bodies and levels of experience. The instructor will provide several options to meet you where you are.
Yoga helps us keep our bodies healthy and age gracefully. This class will focus on postures built from the ground up, with special attention to the feet, so we can maintain balance and keep our joints flexible. All ages and levels are welcome in this practice of both stretching and strengthening. Suitable for beginners but to develop strength; not necessarily a gentle class.
This one hour class consists of drill-oriented cardio exercises, interval training, core strength, weights, and balance. A total body workout with the focus on maximum cardio benefit.
RIP & RIDE
This high-energy workout incorporating the best of cardio and strength training. A full-throttle cycle ride combined with boot camp strength work will leave you feeling fit and powerful!
Noncompetitive, health-enhancing exercise easily tailored to a wide variety of physical needs, abilities, and/or limitations. Classes include guided stretching, deep breathing, and relaxation techniques.
YOGA STRETCH & STRENGTH
This 60 minute class consists of flowing yoga sequences that create a high-energy workout designed to improve your physical and mental health.
STRETCH & ARTHRITIS
The Stretch and Arthritis class is a low-impact exercise program from the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP). The objectives of this class focus on improving functional ability, mobility, muscle strength and coordination. The class aims to reduce fatigue, pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. Key activities include multiple exercise activities such as warm-up, range of motion/stretching, strengthening, cardiovascular endurance, and cool down. Balance and coordination activities are included.
Classical Pilates with small hand weights to sculpt upper body and lower body, as well as abs, finishing with deep stretch.
YOGA FOR STIFF PEOPLE
If you feel stiff and old (or even stiff and young!) this class is for you! No fancy yoga clothes required. Class is an hour long and Kelly will offer variations on each yoga pose so that you can find the one that works best for your body. Bring your own mat, two blocks and a strap, or use the equipment provided by the rec center. This is not necessarily a gentle yoga practice, but can be very gentle if that is what you need- Kelly encourages everyone to make modifications when needed, or go further if the energy and flexibility allows. You will get used to the yoga poses each week and will be able to see your progress in your strength and flexibility. Kelly will lead you through yoga poses that encourage balance, strength and lots of stretching and deep breathing to get those stiff muscles relaxed! This class is for men and women and anyone who wants more movement in their lives. All are welcome!
Yoga can help new parents with their physical and mental well-being: physically, the body needs care for recovery and Yoga is an ideal, gentle way to begin physical activity after birth. Mentally, new parents face challenges that can be better managed with the tools of yoga. This will be a safe and supporting space for all parents. Pre crawling babies welcome!
Students should fill the form attached.
Did you know that a chair is a yoga prop, and you can even practice all yoga poses seated on a chair? This accessible class will allow you to practice in a safe way, completely focused on your well being.
Multiple studies have demonstrated that yoga can improve the quality of life for people living with Alzheimer. Yoga is not only movement of the body, but training for the brain. It helps with memory and focus, it teaches how to be in the present moment, improves the overall well being, reduces anxiety and depression. Class is open also to caregivers.
SMALL GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING
This class combines dynamic warm-ups, body weight exercises, basic weight training, interspersed with cardio activities in a group setting.