Workout Classes


Sculpt

What it is:

Sculpt provides dual cardiovascular and toning workouts.  It is a good class for people of all skill levels, as things are easily modifiable and the class generally follows a logical order.

Why I love it:

Sculpt is very comprehensive. It offers a lot of variety, and is excellent for toning. It’s really my “go to” workout.

Bootcamp

What it is:

Bootcamp is similar to sculpt in that it incorporates all muscle groups in addition to cardio. Typically, bootcamp will alternate intervals of intense cardio and plyometrics with muscle toning. This keeps the heart rate up for the entire class. It’s very intense, and probably better for those at intermediate or advanced fitness levels. Beginners may require more modification.

Why I love it:

Because it’s intense! You literally sweat the whole time. And then you feel amazing for the rest of the day.

Pump

What it is:

Pump is a class that focuses exclusively on toning, and specifically on heavy weight lifting. Most pump classes will use barbells, but free weights can be used in it’s place if needed. Pump is geared more towards using heavier weights, which may be at the expense of less repetitions.

Why I love it:

I like pump because it adds variation. I don’t do it very often, but it is good to push yourself and exhaust your muscles. Pump is about pushing yourself to the max, and less about endurance.

Kickboxing

What it is:

Kickboxing is a fully choreographed cardiovascular workout involving punches and kicks. If done correctly, kickboxing also tones all muscle groups. To up the challenge, kickboxing can also be done with weights.

Why I love it:

Kickboxing is the most effective workout you can do without equipment. It can be done anywhere, for any length of time, and still be beneficial. It is definitely my favorite workout to do, as you sweat, get sore, and can also release pent up aggression.

Core Fusion

What it is:

Core Fusion incorporates principles of Pilates and yoga for a workout that focuses on using the core. When I teach it, I also use ideas from the bar method. Core fusion works all muscle groups, and combines challenging movements with stretching to create long, lean, and toned muscles. It is a mat based class.

Why I love it:

What could be better than long, lean, and toned? You burn calories, work small muscles you never even knew you had, and  also increase flexibility and balance.

Yoga

What it is:

Yoga is about meditation and loosening the muscles. It is a very mental form of physical activity, and incorporates spiritual guidance throughout the practice. Some yoga classes can be very intense (like power/vinyasa yoga), and others can be enormously relaxing (like yoga Nidra).

Why I love it:

It helps me slow down. I tend to get very caught up in the high pace of daily life, and yoga helps me take a step back and really focus inward. It also does wonders for my flexibility and improves the pain and stress I carry in my lower back.