Class Descriptions

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  • Recreation Department 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. 
  • Dayton, Ohio 45459 
  • Phone: (937) 433-0130 

Fitness Class Descriptions

 

Aqua Classes

Ages 16 & up

Deep Water Fitness

Improve flexibility, increase cardiovascular fitness, and build muscle and core strength. Buoyancy belts are provided and create a no impact workout to the joints. Participants exercise in 6-12 feet of water. A shallow water entrance is offered then class moves to deeper water.

EZ Aqua

A slow-paced, warm-water, gentle-movement exercise class that is just what the doctor ordered for arthritis, fibromyalgia, diabetes, high blood pressure, pre-surgery or post-surgery. A very social way to improve on flexibility, balance and joint mobility.

Splash Aerobics

This shallow water exercise class improves cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and toning. Great for beginners but challenging enough for the advanced student.


Mind & Body Classes

Ages 16 & up

Pilates

Stretch, breathe, focus, rejuvenate! Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength, and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance.

Intro to Yoga

This class is perfect for those who have never tried yoga, for those who want to revisit the basics, and for families with children ages 9 and up to participate together. No prior yoga experience required. Yoga's combined focus on mindfulness, breathing and physical movements brings health benefits with regular participation. Yoga participants report better sleep, increased energy levels and muscle tone, relief from muscle pain and stiffness, improved circulation and overall better general health

Yoga 

Yoga's combined focus on mindfulness, breathing and physical movements brings health benefits with regular participation. Yoga participants report better sleep, increased energy levels and muscle tone, relief from muscle pain and stiffness, improved circulation and overall better general health. 

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is meditation in motion, promoting serenity through gentle, flowing movements. The practice improves range of motion and flexibility, reduces stress, and provides an awesome workout. Our instructor has more than 28 years of experience as a martial arts instructor and is a 5th degree black belt.


Cardio & Strength Classes

Ages 16 & up

Body Sculpt

A resistance training class to sculpt muscles, strengthen your core and increase flexibility. Free weights and bands may be used.

Cardio HIIT & Tone

A challenging head to toe workout that will alternate between high intensity cardio intervals and low intensity recovery using a mixture of free weights and body weight. Suitable for all fitness levels.

Zumba®

Zumba mixes low and high-intensity moves for an interval style, calorie burning dance fitness party. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility and serious energy boost each time you leave class.

LaBlast®

LaBlast is a dance fitness program that inspires the mind and transforms the body, while teaching the true skill of dance. Inspired by TV's, "Dancing with the Stars", this energizing dance fitness class blends ballroom dancing with the calorie blasting properties of a fitness class. It's partner free, requires no prior dance experience and uses a wide variety of music in the class.


Active Older Adult Classes

SilverSneakers® Classic

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support. This class can be adapted by the student depending on the individual's fitness level and abilities. It is suitable for beginning to intermediate skill levels.

Strength & Stretch

Stay strong and limber with our strength and stretch class! Handheld weights and body weight will be used to build and maintain muscle while slow stretches will be performed to help you stay flexible and limber.

Hip & Knee

These exercises are designed to address the most common weaknesses and tissue tightness associated with hips and knees. Improving your strength and range of motion will likely improve your ability to stand, bend, and walk more smoothly and with less pain. Improving your strength and range of motion is beneficial for continued healthy lifestyle. If you have questions regarding the exercises, consult you physical therapist.

Strength & Balance

Having a hard time lugging those groceries up the stairs? Feeling a bit wobbly when you get in and out of the shower? Slowly losing your balance and coordination? Strength and Balance class will help improve your strength and balance. If you have questions regarding the exercises, consult your physical therapist.


Hula Classes

Ages 16 & up

Hula Dance

Learn the art of Polynesian dance taught by Olohana's Polynesian Dance. Learn to perform native dances from the islands of Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, New Zealand and more. Graduate from 8 different hula skirts to become a professional hula dancer!

Hula Aerobics

Join professional Polynesian dance instructor, Olohana, for an island style workout. Olohana has entertained troops for the USA and at the World Fest in Branson, MO as part of the Polynesian Paradise dancers. Olohana will highlight the benefits of fitness through the basic steps of hula dance and turn it into a workout. Strengthen your core, quads, hamstrings and glutes while filling your heart and mind with the Aloha spirit!