Based on the principles of Lotte Berk and Pilates, barre is a high-energy, safe, and effective workout appropriate for all fitness levels and ages. This class uses body weight and high repetition to sculpt and condition the entire body. This class is performed to fun, upbeat music. No barre is required as instructors can use anything from a chair to a wall to incorporate barre exercises into a workout.
This class focuses on all major muscle groups and is designed to strengthen and condition the entire body. Particular attention is paid to form and safety to ensure that each participant gets a great workout regardless of fitness level or age. This all-level class is designed to be the ultimate team building experience, blending effective workouts and fun games.
This class focuses on boxing techniques and total body conditioning. Each interval is three minutes long to imitate real boxing rounds. Each round has a mix of shadow boxing, core, and lower/upper body exercises. Dumbbells, resistance bands, and jump ropes are used during the class. Participants can expect a great total body workout and to learn some self-defense!
Meditation is a simple and effective approach to training and quieting the mind for a period of time to build awareness, attention, and relaxation. There are numerous scientifically proven health benefits to the practice, including stress reduction, enhanced self-awareness, and improved happiness and general well-being.
Meditation can be practiced anytime and anywhere, but it is recommended that those starting out begin with guided meditation where virtual or in-person sessions are led by an experienced instructor. Whether live or virtual, employees are encouraged to sit in an upright position and wear comfortable clothing. Throughout each session, the meditation instructor will lead employees through a number of common practices, such as controlled breathing, visualization, mantras, and body scans. If taught as a series, sessions begin with the basics before progressing to more advanced concepts.
Meditation information tables entail a certified instructor providing information about meditation, including how it works and its benefits. Additional information is also provided for continuing education on the benefits of meditation.
Based on the principles of Joseph Pilates and functional movement, these classes are designed so anyone can participate, regardless of their age, fitness level, or physical limitations. The core is the central part of the body and strengthening it helps to prevent injuries. Pilates is designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture as well as enhance mental awareness.
This class includes a mix of meditation, yin, and restorative styles of yoga. Yin yoga gently stretches the deep connective tissues surrounding muscles, organs, and bones, particularly around the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. Yin yoga keeps joints strong and lubricated, helping to retain range of motion during aging. Restorative yoga is an “active relaxation” that strengthens the parasympathetic nervous system, lowering heart rate, blood pressure, and stimulating the immune system to reduce the effects of stress-related diseases. The class ends with a long savasana to facilitate entering a deep state of relaxation.
Originating in ancient China, tai chi is an effective form of exercise for the mind and body. The ultimate purpose of tai chi is to cultivate the qi, or life energy, within a practitioner to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body. Known as “meditation in motion,” this low impact, slow motion exercise goes through a series of motions without stopping, focusing on the breath and bodily sensations. Tai chi can be easily adapted for any fitness level or body type. There are many benefits of tai chi including, the reduction of stress and anxiety as well as increased balance, strength, cognitive function, and flexibility.
Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping (think of the "going-to-sleep" stage) that is typically induced by a guided meditation. Yoga Nidra slows the wavelengths in the mind as one enters a sleep-like state. During this class, participants will start by sensing the body and then mindfully breathing to trigger the relaxation response of the body.
Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates hip hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included for additional body sculpt- ing and conditioning. Fun and energetic instructors boost energy while leading a well-rounded, heart-pumping workout designed to make employees sweat, laugh, and have fun!