Class Descriptions

Aqua Aerobics:

A fun deep and shallow water workout in the pool with music. It consists of cardiovascular endurance training, shaping and strengthening all muscle groups, increasing flexibility, using state of the art equipment. All levels for all classes, no swimming skills needed. Instructor: Annette

Boxercise:

Boxercise is a cardio/aerobic workout that involves nine stations in which each participant moves from station to station doing various exercises. Although it is an aerobic work out, it is also a muscle-building program as well with its use of punching exercises. It concludes with a “cool down” abdominal workout. Instructor: Jose Portillo

Fencing:

Fencing as a recreational activity has a wide appeal to men and women of all ages. Beginners are provided an introduction to the art and sport of foil fencing. Basic history and skills are taught in the 4-week sessions. Students will acquire fundamental skills to fence against an opponent. Advanced fencers work on refinement of basic techniques, study of advanced techniques and strategy and tactics. Study of epee and saber is included. Classes taught on Beginner Level or Intermediate/Advanced Levels. Instructor: Angela Torres

Spinning:

Power Cycle is a stationary bike workout that offers all the cardiovascular benefits and none of the impact associated with aerobics and running programs. The session is 45 minutes consisting of approximately a 5-minute “warm up” period, a 35-minute “work” period, and a 5-minute “cool down” period. It is perfect for members who are looking to take their athletic conditioning to a higher level.

Boot Camp:

Provides a high intensity cross training class alternating intense, repetitive aerobic activity with a variety of muscle-toning activities using resistance weights and a variety of exercises to focus on toning. Instructor: Wendell Bullock.

Open Play

Open Play Basketball:

Half-court 2-on-2 style Basketball is available in the Racquetball court. No signup necessary.

Open Play Walleyball:

Walleyball is available in the Racquetball court for up to 6 players (3-on-3). No signup necessary.

 

Pilates

Pilates Mat:

Pilates works to strengthen deep abdominal musculature, lengthen the spine, increase body awareness, build muscle tone and gain flexibility. At the same time it challenges the mind for concentration, precision and breathing. Classes focus on fundamentals to gain an insight into proper muscle usage then move into a variety of exercises. Beginner to Advanced level.

 

Step/Boot Camp

Abs and Buns:

There is no such thing as spot reducing. However, when our heart rate is up we have a perfect opportunity to focus on these troubled areas. Class structure provides 15 minutes of cardio to elevate the heart rate and 30 minutes alternating abs nd glutes using a variety of equipment and floor work. Instructor: Wendell Bullock

Body Step:

Experience power and energy in this action packed cardiovascular workout performed on a step with risers. Set to upbeat music to help participants strengthen leg muscles and cardiovascular endurance.

Bodyshaping:

This class uses high energy music to warm up and increase the heart rate. Then we move to a full body workout, heat to toe, using resistance weights and a variety of exercises to focus on toning. The class is taught by Wendell Bullock, his bio is under Abs and Buns above. Bootcamp: Provides a high intensity cross training class alternating intense, repetitive aerobic activity with a variety of muscle-toning activities using resistance weights and balance ball. A tough workout with guaranteed results. Instructor: Wendell Bullock

Hard Bodies:

This class is designed to give a toning workout that is geared for the beginner, intermediate and advance participant. Intensity is achieved by varying the weight size along with a number of repetitions. In addition various exercises are used for the same muscle group to achieve proportionate muscle development. The class is centered on toning the major muscle groups with an emphasis on form and technigue. Instructor: Tony Cangelosi

Sprint Step Three:

Combines the cardio benefits of aerobic activity (while maintaining target heart rate) with the bench stepping benefits of toning and strengthening the lower-body muscle groups. Maintaining target heart rate is encouraged through the use of fast temp audio. Toning and strengthening are achieved through the use of repetitive movements while engaging the step and the use of power moves, respectively. Instructor: Tony Cangelosi

Step Challenge:

A classic, high intensity fat burning class using adjustable platform. Moderate to high impact moves. Instructor: Tony Cangelosi

Zumba:

Description coming soon. Instructors: Terri & Claudia

 

YOGA

Anusara Inspired Yoga:

The application of the Universal Principles of alignment, suitable for all levels, is a refinement of personal alignment applied to align with the Divine. Tantric philosophy is applied with an emphasis on community integration and the celebration of all life. Anusara is translated as in the flow of Divine Grace. Taught with permission by founder John Friend. This is an inspired class and not a certified class. Levels vary from I-III. Level I accommodates best to all beginners and those beginning again, or to those with special needs. Level II will have a few challenging variations within an accessible and generally suited practice, and Level III will accommodate to experienced practitioners. Some classes are mixed levels, and some classes are all levels, meant to accommodate to all yogis with any variety of experience.

Essential Yoga:

This class was designed especially for the NOAC by instructor Elaine Agamy. The class is open to students of all levels, and emphasizes the essential exercises necessary to release the spine and central nervous system from the many effects of our typical daily lives. Hamstrings are lengthened and spines are arched to counteract constant sitting (desks, cars, TV) and the effect of repetitive sports such as running/cycling. The large muscles which control movement, particularly the abdominal, hip, buttock and thigh muscles, are strengthened, balanced and flexed, in order to create a pelvic girdle that “floats” in the body. For the shoulder girdle, strength and range-of-motion exercises improve joint mobility. Deep stretches are provided for the release of muscular tension, and habitual tension patterns are counter-posed. Finally, breath and meditative techniques are employed to release the body and mind from stress, and to rejuvenate the spirit. Instructor: Elaine Agamy

Jivamukti Yoga:

A challenging and rigorous form of vinyasa flow based asana where original scriptures are cited through spoken word, Sanskrit is chanted, and an inspiring musical soundtrack is a part of every class. Jivamukti is translated as a free soul living upon the earth. The practice of ahimsa, or non-harming to others, is also a strong foundation. Certified and taught with permission by founders Sharon Gannon and David Life. Levels vary from I-III. Level I accommodates best to all beginners and those beginning again, or to those with special needs. Level II will have a few challenging variations within an accessible and generally suited practice, and Level III will accommodate to experienced practitioners. Some classes are mixed levels, and some classes are all levels, meant to accommodate to all yogis with any variety of experience.

Restorative Yoga:

Inspired from the Iyengar tradition, this class is suitable for all in need of healing, acceptance, and the desire to let go. The use of props such as bolsters, blankets, chairs and straps is used to gently ease one into opening the energy over an extended period of time. A few poses will be introduced in each class, with the possibility of pranayama (breathing exercises), kirtan (chanting) to open the different energy centers in the body, and guided meditation. Created especially for beginners, injuries, special needs, change, and trauma.

Gumbo Yoga:

Multi-Style Yoga-Based from the Hatha Yoga tradition, infused with postural alignment, somatic awareness, mobilization vs. stabilization in the connective tissue, myo-facial meridians, breath awareness (pranayama).