GROUP FITNESS CLASSES
Below you can find descriptions for the classes that we offer at Parkwest Fitness.
BODYPUMP, the original LES MILLS barbell class, will sculpt, tone, and strengthen your entire body. Using light-to-moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout. Instructors will coach you through the scientifically proven moves and techniques pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music – helping you achieve much more than on your own! You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more. Like all the LES MILLS programs, a new BODYPUMP class is released every three months with new music and choreography.
CORE DE FORCE
Core de Force (a Beachbody program) includes non-contact mixed martial arts combinations, bodyweight moves, and high intensity interval cardio spikes. No equipment or prior experience is needed to participate, but sturdy athletic shoes are a must! The entire class is core-centered. Work at your own pace, because motions are not choreographed to a music beat. All moves have modifications, and everyone can benefit from this class.
Take charge of your day with this balanced workout combining cardio and strength exercises. You'll
move through a series of drills and stations utilizing a variety of equipment and exercises.
CXWORX is a 30-minute Les Mills class dedicated to your core. It works all your ab muscles, lower back, upper back, posterior chain, buttocks, and more. CXWORX is designed to build a strong core for fitness, functional strength, health, and injury prevention. Like all the LES MILLS programs, a new CXWORX class is released every three months with new music and choreography.
Cycle classes focus on core strength, proper alignment, and riding technique. Feel the music during all-terrain rides as you are pushed by the rhythm and motivated by the energy. Classes combine intervals, uphill sprints, and resistance work for powerful workouts.
RIP, a class by Group Rx, is a strength training barbell program that matches movement to music and allows participants to work at their own level. Get RIPped brings innovative weight room training exercises into the group fitness arena.
MOVE TO IMPROVE: AQUA
Move to Improve: Aqua is a light, fun workout which will incorporate toning, stretching, and light cardio for joints and muscles. This is a class designed by Dr. Angelica Kokkalis to improve joint health. Aqua classes incorporate strength, cardio, endurance, toning, and stretching for all ages and fitness levels.
MOVE TO IMPROVE: BLAST
This class is designed for seniors who want to stay active. We will exercise to improve Balance, Lengthen muscles, improve Agility and Strengthen and Tone our bodies. We use chairs for stability and make use of a variety gym equipment. Come and have a BLAST!
MOVE TO IMPROVE: STRETCH & STRENGTHEN
This class is perfect for active adults who are looking for a low impact class that combines balance, strength, flexibility, and stretches that are functional in daily life. The background music with help you go through low intensity strength exercises using light weights, bars, balls, and bands. Come for a gentle full body workout and prepare to leave feeling strong and relaxed.
MOVE TO IMPROVE: YOGA
Are you still active and want to maintain your activity level? Perhaps you're not as active as you'd like to be. Move to Improve is tailored for senior bodies to stretch muscles, move joints, and build strength at your fitness level. Exercises may be practiced seated or standing in combination. They will include a gentle warm up such as neck and shoulder rolls, torso twists, seated hamstring, and quad stretches. This class is total body strengthening, using light dumbbells, balls, and bands. This session will also include gentle yoga moves to improve balance, flexibility, and range of motion.
PiYo is a 60-minute Beachbody program that combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of
Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of Yoga. We crank up the speed to deliver a
low-impact workout without any jumping, grunting, or straining.
You become the music in this 45-minute, full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and
strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Instructors provide Ripstix (lightly weighted
drumsticks) designed specifically for this class. This workout is easily modifiable and is appropriate for
men and women of all ages and abilities.
RESTORATIVE / YIN YOGA 75
This 75-minute Restorative/Yin class explores grounding, meditative, and self-nurturing poses to restore and rebalance mind and body. These poses provide a great counterbalance for overstressed and overworked muscles, tissues, and joints. Restorative yoga is a very gentle yoga practice. Through the use of supported yoga postures, breathing, and meditative techniques, a profound sense of relaxation can infuse one’s entire being. This class is suitable for all levels
RIPPED-TIDE POWER HOUR
This 60-minute water class is designed for cardiovascular and strength fitness with less impact on your
joints. This class is not to be underestimated! You will sweat and reach your fitness goals. This aqua
class incorporates strength, cardio, endurance, toning, and stretching for all ages and fitness levels.
RPM is a group indoor cycling workout where you control the intensity. It’s fun and low impact. With
great music pumping and the group spinning as one, your instructor takes you on a journey of hill
climbs, sprints, and flat riding. In an RPM workout, you repeatedly spin the pedals to reach your cardio
peak then ease back down, keeping pace with the pack to lift your personal performance and boost
your cardio fitness.
Thrive Barre is a Group Fitness class that utilizes the Barre Above method that fuses the best of
Pilates, Yoga, aerobics, and elements of the strengthening exercises of dancers. Thrive Barre delivers
a results-driven workout that is not only fun and dynamic but will sculpt your body and is a great way to
strengthen and lengthen muscles.
TRX is a full-body workout that leverages gravity and your body weight to perform hundreds of
exercises. You're in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise because you
can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.
Turbo Kick, a Beachbody program, is a revolutionary group exercise program that has changed the
direction of kickboxing. Inspired by Tae Kwon Do, boxing, Tai-chi, and funk, this workout creates a
party atmosphere that will have you lining up for more.
TURBO KICK 30 / INTERVAL TRAINING 30
This combo class provides a great full-body workout. The first 30 minutes is Turbo Kick packed with
real kickboxing moves and cardio-blasting HIIT training to spike your heart rate. The second 30 minutes
is cardio and strength interval training, which consists of alternating high-intensity work and brief
periods of rest. Members are welcome to come for only the Turbo Kick section or only the Interval
Training section of this class.
Take a slow breath and then another. Turn your focus inward, acknowledge how you are feeling today, and let go of competition, judgment, and expectations. When you choose to move, move mindfully as we make our way through slow flow vinyasa and series of poses designed to balance strength and flexibility. Take another deep breath and let go of the stress of the day. Everyone is welcome, but not all poses are for everyone or for every day. Take a break and join back in when you’d like to. Namaste. While certainly not limited to beginners, this class is excellent for those new to yoga in order to build a solid foundation, get a fantastic yoga session, learn at a relaxed pace, and leave feeling less stressed.
A Latin fusion, high energy dance class with easy- to-follow moves. Zumba is a dance fitness program
created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto "Beto" Perez during the 1990s. Zumba
involves dance and aerobic elements. Zumba's choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba,
salsa, merengue, mambo and martial arts.