Group Fitness Class Descriptions

Fitness Class Descriptions

Below you will find the fitness class descriptions for the classes running August 4, 2020 to September 6, 2020.

Due to COVID-19 physical distancing measures, there will be a limit to the number of participants in each class. Participants must register for the class in advance.

We will be recording some of our classes to share online with those who are unable to attend the class. Classes that are not recorded are indicated below. Participants will not be recorded in the class, only the instructors will be filmed. 

Bean Can Workout – Katherine (not recorded)

This 45-minute class is designed to get you back into shape with both cardio and resistance training components. Using music for motivation, we’ll utilize simple movements and body weight to trim and tone. Participants are welcome to bring their own light weights (or even just cans of beans!) if they want a little more challenge in their upper-body workout.

*Weights will not be provided for this class. Participants are asked to bring their own dumbbells or object that can be used as a weight (such as a bean can!) 

BYOD (Bring your own dumbbells) – Marie and Jennifer

Improve muscle tone while working your body from head to toe. This class uses hand held weights and body weight exercises to provide a challenging and fun workout. Class includes warm up, cool down, and floor work with abdominal training and stretching.

*Weights will not be provided for this class. Participants are asked to bring their own dumbbells (in a weight that reflects a moderate level for them) as well as a mat. 

Bodyweight Intervals – Carrie (not recorded)

Intervals of cardio and strength exercises are alternated in this great workout. Exercises and length of intervals will vary from class to class, so that boredom is never a problem! All movements are body weight only, so no equipment is needed! Exercises will be demonstrated at levels from beginner to more advanced—so that all participants can get their hearts pumping!

*Participants my elect to bring a mat or skipping rope to class. These items are optional. No equipment will be provided for the class. 

DSU Yoga - TBD

DSU Yoga: Dal students only:In Yoga, we connect the rhythm of the breath with a series of yoga poses (asanas). This is a zero-judgement class, everyone moves to their own ability so all levels are welcome. Goals of the class are muscle activation, posture improvement, tension release, and reducing stress and anxiety. We always finish class in a final resting pose (savasana), to finish class feeling refreshed and rested.

This class is restricted to Dal students only. This class is sponsored by the DSU.

Functional Flexin’ – Deidra

If you're looking for a full-body workout, look no further! This class will use body weight exercises to work on developing your core and general mobility. Functional fitness is the focus! Exercises and length of intervals will vary from class to class so that boredom is never a problem! Exercises will be demonstrated at levels from beginner to more advanced so that all participants can get their hearts pumping!

H.I.I.T - Stacey

High Intensity Interval Training This efficient 60 minute class is a full-body, multi-level workout. Inspired by backyard neighbourhood workouts, we will use own body weight (and gravity!) to alternate between cardio, strength and power exercises during timed intervals. The exercises are varied from week to week to keep it fresh, challenging and fun. Although 'H.I.I.T.' stands for high intensity interval training, participants will choose their own intensity level from low-moderate-high throughout the class.

STRONG Nation™ - Corey (not recorded)

STRONG Nation™ combines high intensity interval training with the science of synched music motivation. It combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move to push you beyond your limits.

Yoga – Helen and Matt

 In yoga, we connect the rhythm of the breath with a series of yoga poses (asanas). This is a zero-judgement class, everyone moves to their own ability so all levels are welcome. Participants may use blocks and adjustments/accommodations can be made to poses. Goals of the class are muscle activation, posture improvement, tension release, and reducing stress and anxiety. We always finish class in a final resting pose (savasana), to finish class feeling refreshed and rested.  

*Yoga mats and blocks will not be provided for this class. Please bring your own mat/blocks with you. 

Zumba – Kelly (not recorded)

Learn to loosen up the hips and shoulders and shake and shimmy your way to a great cardio workout. Zumba is a medium impact floor aerobics class with a warm up and cool down, spiced up with Latin music and a blend of Latin style dance movements. Highly energetic and fun!