Ball & Chain is a class using indoor cycles and resistance balls for a dynamic and fast paced, heart pumpin' workout. Clip on styled bike shoes are not permitted for this class, since they can damage the floors when walking around.
Boot Camp styled classes - these classes use an interval format (timed exercise segments) to not only strengthen your muscles but increase your cardio capacity. This class can be fast paced and intense and will definitely leave you sweating! Classes may be formatted as one large group, in circuits/stations, or a combination of each. Focus in the class can vary with examples listed here;
A traditional high and low impact class with various intensities offered for those needing modifications. Classes have a dance like feel, include choreographed patterns, and generally use prefabricated mixes or popular music. Instructors may also include partner patterns, drills, stations, and/or group games for added fun....it's all Cardio and it's a Blast!
Cardio boxing is a powerful, intense, and repetitive workout, which incorporates boxing punches, jump roping, martial art style kicks/blocks, plyometrics, and lots of legwork and toning. Class formats could include; choreography patterns, stations, drills, partner skills, and games. Gloves are not worn for this workout.
Cycle classes use indoor LeMond RevMaster stationary cycles. Using pedal speed, body position, and resistance, the instructors take you on a ride you'll never forget. Please bring a water bottle and towel! Whether you take a relaxing ride or climb the steepest hills, everyone can push to their potential!
Current class can accomodate 19 riders, plus the instructor.
Instructors create their own playlists or use prefabricated mixes, especially made for cycling.
Hi/Lo Classes are traditional aerobic classes, using both high and low impact moves, while incorporating both higher and lower levels of intensity for participants of various ability levels. The class starts with a warm up, moving into the aerobic segment for 25-35 minutes, cooling down before going to the floor for core work/strength training and finishing with flexibility stretching.
Interval Training is a format for classes that incorporates intervals of time and a wide variety of equipment. Instructors may choose from bikes, steps, ropes, weights, tubes, bands, and more to give you an exciting and entertaining cross training class experience. Timed intervals may vary from 20 seconds to 5 minutes in length and can be incorporated into any style class (step/hi/lo/cardioboxing/cycle and more).
Mixed Classes follow the basic format of traditional Hi/Lo classes, incorporating 25-35 minutes of aerobics, using the class type selected (step and cardio boxing, running and jumping, cycling and step, etc) and finishing with strength work and stretching.
Cardio/Strength classes may also use different formats such as intervals, circuits, drills, or games.
While traditional strength training focuses on the larger muscles to maintain joint stability and create balance in the body, Pilates is a popular mind/body movement experience that reconditions the body from the 'inside out'. It uses the deepest layers of muscles that are not often felt or used. The ultimate goal of Pilates is to 'center' the body by developing pelvis and shoulder stabilization and 'core' (stomach/back) strength.
Technique is more important than number of repetitions. Pilates strives to;
This unique mixed class includes jumpropes, drills, and games set to Punk styled music...as much fun as your grade school playground! Created in NYC by Tim Haft, this class will make you laugh while working up a great sweat.
Sports Conditioning is a dynamic, intense, sometimes anaerobic and plyometric athletic style of class, which caters to the participant looking to push themselves to their limits. Movements will attempt to mimic athletic skills, promote power and strength, and emphasize core strengthening and flexibility to help participants remain injury free on the playing fields.
Step Classes use a 4-inch platform with the option of adding 2 inch risers on each side. Instructors use basic Step Reebok terminology and make their own routines, showing modifications for all levels (unless noted as an advanced class). Starting with a warm-up, the class steps for 25-35 minutes and finishes with a cool down, while core work/strength training, and flexibility stretches may be added.
Strength training classes will use bands, tubes, weights, balls, and more to strengthen all muscles in your body. Learn more about muscle balance and training techniques and then finish with a solid flexibility/stretching phase. No cardio training included in these classes.
TRX (Total body Resistance Exercise) uses a straps that hang from a bar mounted on the wall and your own body weight....it looks so easy, but is very intense and challenging. TRX incorporates lots of core strengthening and balance exercises.
W4 (which stands for the Whittemore Center's Wicked Wildcat Workout) is UNH's version of P90X. Developed by Personal Trainer and student, Bentley Bonnell, this class is a hard core strength building program using timed intervals for exercises and working the full body. Class participants use a variety of equipment from dumbbells, tubing, and steps to stability balls and TRX. Come ready to work hard and sweat for positive results!
Whole Body Barre is designed to give you an athletic workout specifically designed to strengthen and lengthen the body. The class features upbeat music and efficiently targets each muscle group, creating endurance and stamina through strength training. Stretching sequences promote grace, balance, and flexibility. The movements are influenced by classical ballet barre methods, Pilates, yoga, and orthopedic exercises.
Originating in India thousands of years ago, Yoga has become an increasingly popular form of exercise and stress reduction. The word yoga means to yoke or unite, which refers to the practice of using the mind and body together to achieve balance, flexibility and strength. There are different types of yoga to suit every need, from vigorous to relaxing and everything in between. Here are just a few reasons to give Yoga a try;
Zumba (TM) is the latest latin/middle Eastern styled dance class that gets your hips movin' while listening to great music. All levels can have fun with our certified instructors! NO strength training component.