Allentown Fitness Class Descriptions
Learn more about the amazing fitness classes happening in our Allentown gym!
Melt away those unwanted pounds and body fat, tone muscle and have fun while doing it in this 30-minute class. In a unique combination of cardio, resistance and core movements of 30 seconds each ( 3 resistance moves/2 cardio moves/ 1 core move) one performs them 3X – that is equal to 1 circuit. There are 3 circuits done in addition to a warm-up, stretch, and cooldown. A quick and fun workout to be had by all!
High-intensity interval training is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods.
This body conditioning class focuses on high repetitions to bring the heart rate up while toning the whole body. “Non-Choreographed” simple intense moves are taught using various pieces of equipment including gliders, bosu, step, weights and much more. Join us for this easy to follow amazing all around cardio workout guaranteed to make you SWEAT!!!
TCX is an intense athletic workout combining full body resistance training with continuous cardio training using a variety of equipment (eg. steps, weights, bands, gliding discs, etc). A complete body workout.
Core Conditioning Plus
60 minutes packed with core-based exercises. Improve your overall balance, strength, and flexibility. Challenge yourself with using, core fusion balls, bands, a bosu, and light weights with your core being the main focus. Finish up with some mat work and stretching.
This intense toning and shaping class is good for everyone. One hour of toning with bands, bars, tubes, and weights will firm your muscles while the continuous flow of exercises will keep your heart rate up…way up!
A high-intensity Metabolic Conditioning class that is boot camp on steroids. Steel shreds fat, improves both mental and physical strength, as well improved cardiovascular conditioning and functional flexibility through a series of functional high-intensity circuits. No fluff…just results the will leave you with a body in the Ultimate Condition.
Experience a full body workout in this class that offers a dynamic combination of cardio and balance exercises; train on the BOSU and condition your core as you use both sides of your body.
Level One LeBARRE
This class is an introduction to LeBarre. This class moves at a slower pace for the beginner focusing on form and becoming acquainted with the Equalizer.
The LeBarre format incorporates Balance, Agility, Resistance, working Recovery and Eloquence into a challenging full body workout that is both fun and effective.
Senior Strength & Core
Designed for older adults and seniors. The class focus is to increase strength and bone density. Hand weights, body bars, and tubing will be used. The core component of this class will help to improve balance & posture while strengthening the abdominal and back muscles.
Study Tai Chi, the ancient Chinese discipline the will integrate mind, body, and spirit. Classes provide education regarding this ancient art and offer exercises to improve balance, reduce stress, and improve “whole body” coordination. Perhaps most importantly, participants will learn how to age with independence and dignity. A nominal fee is required for this 8-week block session.
A total body, heart pumping, strength conditioning workout that alternates between challenging, high-intensity exercises and short periods of rest. This is an efficient, effective way to torch calories, tone your muscles, and strengthen your heart!
Tabata/Core is a full body workout based on High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) timing protocols to maximize results in minimal time. Participants will use their body weight, resistance bands, gliders, the bender ball and/or BOSU ball throughout the class. The workout focuses on quality, not quantity, and the structured timing intervals help burn more calories not only during your workout but the benefits continue even after the workout is over. Exercises are tiered so that they can meet individuals of all fitness levels, from beginners to advanced.
This action-packed class combines a series of punching and kicking combinations challenging your strength and endurance. Core training is incorporated throughout the workout. This class is for all fitness levels.
Choreographed, cardio and strength class designed to give you a full-body workout. It is comprised of six, 5-10 minute sections including weighted resistance work, high-intensity intervals, martial arts inspired moves, sports-based drills, and plyometrics. This is a fun, high -energy class and can easily be modified to suit all levels of fitness.
Intervals of strength and cardio exercises incorporating tabatas, supersets, and total body conditioning movements.
Booty Camp is a high-intensity workout that focuses on lower core, quads, hamstrings and, most importantly, glutes! Prepare to sweat and tone!
PVC: Power, Velocity, and Conditioning
This high impact class will use the core as a stabilizer allowing he body to move with POWER and VELOCITY using weights for CONDITIONING. The class will consist of squats, polymeric and power moves.
Athletic Step Plus
This is similar to a traditional step class, yet there is more focus on simplifying the movements to enhance the athletic training component. The choreography will be less intricate, therefore allowing you to perform basic movements with more power, depth and height to use the step as a “training tool” to a fitter you! The “PLUS” component allows the instructor to liven-up the class with additional training strategies, such as light weights, tabata, HIIT, hi/lo aerobics, etc. Be ready for something different each week!
A Latin inspired dance fitness class! Want to shake things up a bit and add some fun into your fitness routine? Then “Ditch the Workout and Join the Party!” You’ll have a blast getting fit while dancing to the popular Latin rhythms of Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Reggaeton, and more.
A wonderful dance fitness class that takes all of the fun of a Zumba Fitness Class set to Latin and global music rhythms and specifically caters to those looking for a lower impact, joint friendly class. This class is open to anyone but is perfect for beginners, seniors, folks just starting their fitness programming, and even those recovering from injury who may not yet be ready for a full-on Zumba Fitness class.
Zumba Gold Toning
This class takes Zumba Gold to the next level by adding hand-held weights to the class! This class includes all the fun and excitement of regular Zumba Gold class but adds the extra element of focused muscle group work with lightweight resistance toning
No Guts, ALL Glory
No Guts, ALL Glory is an ABS/Core Class that focuses on strengthening, tightening & Toning not only your abdominals but also your entire trunk region. By blending Segments of Both HIIT & Concentrated Movement patterns, this is a sure fire way to a great workout while targeting those hard to reach places. You don’t have to be an expert to keep up. There are plenty of modifications to suit everyone’s ability level.
Super Sculpt is a fun and energetic full body toning workout targeting all major muscle groups while integrating core and cardio.
BollyX is a Bollywood-inspired dance-fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world. Its 50-minute cardio workout cycles between higher and lower-intensity dance sequences to get you moving, sweating, and motivated!
A fun and energetic dance class set to a soundtrack of music from around the world! Learn combinations in various forms including Latin, Bollywood, Hip Hop, and Contemporary styles.
A slower paced practice, focusing on rejuvenating and healing the body and mind. Perfect for beginners and experienced practitioners alike, it uses props and modified poses to stretch and open the body while increasing lung capacity and joint mobility. The deep breathing and slow movement activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is crucial to balancing hormones, regulating digestion, and decreasing inflammation. It also increases heart rate variability, protecting the heart against disease. All levels welcome.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Links movement with the breath in order to create a Vinyasa Flow. This technique cultivates strength, flexibility, focus, and balance while simultaneously calming the nervous system. Classes are challenging and fun. All levels welcome!
Intro to Ashtanga Yoga
Intro to Ashtanga is a stepping stone for those who are new to yoga but would like to progress into the full practice. This class will allow students to learn the fundamentals. You will learn the importance of breathing and movement with mindfulness. Basic postures will be taught with modifications and props.
Power Yoga is a vigorous, fitness-based approach to yoga with its roots originating from Vinyasa or flow-style yoga. Power Yoga considered “gym yoga” with emphasis on strength and flexibility. Standing poses are the focus of class, engaging the large muscles in the legs to get the heart rate up and strength is gained using your entire body weight.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Links movement with the breath in order to create a Vinyasa Flow. This technique cultivates strength, flexibility, focus, and balance while simultaneously calming the nervous system. Classes are challenging and fun. All levels welcome.
Intro to Vinyasa Yoga
Intro to Vinyasa yoga is an entry-level class for those who are interested in learning the fundamentals of Vinyasa, or flow yoga. You will learn the importance of connecting breathing with movement and mental focus. Postures will be taught at a basic level and modifications will be suggested. Props, such as straps and blocks, can be used.
Classic Mat Pilates
The Pilates Method is a series of floor based, corrective exercises that focus on alignment and balance of the body. Pilates will strengthen the core, abdominals, back, hips, and thighs, to improve posture as well as lengthen and strengthen the body from the inside out. Pilates will decrease back and neck pain and alleviate pain in the knees and hips; but most of all, Pilates will make the body work the way it is supposed to!
Working at the barre gives you a sense of center and balance which allows the isolation of individual muscle groups. These unique core based exercises combine barre work and weights with a continual fat burning motion. In addition to this, the workout targets strengthening and sculpting of the butt, thighs, and arms. Low impact, all levels welcome
Yoga Fundamentals I
This yoga class is designed for all experience level, emphasis on the breath and body alignment. Class will flow through stretches and classic yoga poses with practitioners in mind.
Yoga Fundamentals II
This yoga class is designed for Intermediate to advanced level, emphasis on the breath and body alignment. Class will flow through stretches and classic yoga poses.
PiYo Live by Beach Body
PiYo Live is a hybrid, athletic workout by the creator of TurboKick. It combines the core firming benefits of Pilates with the flexibility advantages of yoga while incorporating the principles of stretch, strength training, conditioning and dynamic movement. PiYo is for anyone who wants a workout that will help them work on flexibility, cardio and strength at the same time. The workout delivers a true fat burning experience that leaves your body looking long, lean and defined. Equipment required: yoga mat and shoes are optional.
A full body workout that focuses on postural alignment while strengthening and conditioning the core and creating long, lean muscles. The class incorporates standing balance and strength work along with traditional mat work (planks, bridge work etc) to target the thighs, glutes, arm and abs. The class uses light weights, ball, Pilates ring and gliding discs and resistance bands to deliver a fun experience!
Exercise on the reformer addresses the body as a whole correcting imbalance through a series of controlled, low impact movements. All assure a safe workout for all fitness levels. Pre-registration and payment are required for this class.
POP Pilates is an incredible fusion of ab-chiseling and total body defining moves choreographed to awesome current hits. This intense, mat based workout challenges students to rhythmically flow from one exercise to the next, developing a solid core while leaving no muscle untouched. This format takes classical Pilates to the next level like you have never seen before, the emphasis of moving to the beat of music makes each class feel like a ‘dance on the mat’!
A beginning to intermediate level class of traditional ballet barre set to music from around the world. The core components of the class focus on increasing flexibility, tone, and grace in movement.
The goal of an endurance cycle training session is to maintain RPE or heart rate zone for an extended period of time. This type of aerobic building ride trains the body to be more efficient a metabolizing fat and to maintain a comfortable pace for extended periods of time.
This 45-minute class is geared toward Seniors and beginners. The music is at a comfortable level, lights are on and we are focused on developing strength and endurance.
Cycle and More
Cycle and more incorporates high energy intervals along with slow-burning climbs. With sequences involving light hand weights, pushups and isolated core work.
A well balanced total body workout for beginners through aquatic exercising using variations fitting all levels of fitness. This class includes a warm-up, cardiovascular workout, abdominal, strength and flexibility work. Various types of equipment are used to enhance your workout.
This Aqua class is practiced in the warm water therapy pool. It combines Pilates, Yoga and Thi Chi.
This gentle aquatics class will help minimize symptoms related to rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Conducted in the warm water therapy pool, joints will move with minimal restriction and increase the range of motion. Participants are encouraged to attend 3 classes per week.
Set to music from the 50’s to today, this 45 minute class focuses on overall body toning and dance fitness using various aqua equipment in a fun and social aqua atmosphere.
Coming Spring 2018. Aqua Adagio is a classically inspired movement class focusing on aligning the body and strengthening connective tissues through gentle ballet and therapeutic movement techniques.