Group Fitness Class Descriptions
Fitness Class Descriptions
Below you will find the fitness class descriptions for our current group fitness classes.
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.
Feel energized in this safe, fun class that will contribute to a healthy, active lifestyle. Participants will move through whole body movement patterns to improve strength, flexibility, balance, and mobility. Please bring a small towel or a yoga strap, a mat, and if possible, a pair of light weights. Limited weights are available for use.
Body Strong (formerly BYOD)
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.
*A limited number of weights are available for this class. Participants are asked to bring their own mat and are encouraged to bring their own weights.
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: 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.
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!
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™ 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.
Total Body Workout
Total Body Workout includes both cardio and strength training components. The first half of this hour-long class will be hi/lo cardio to get your heartrate up, while the second half employs weight training (upper & lower body plus core strengthening) to give your muscles a workout too.
*a limited number of weights will be available for participants, however to ensure you get the weight you need, we suggest bringing your own.
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.
A truly wonderful, all-abilities class that begins with flow postures to create heat - the Yang. The second half of class moves to Yin postures that will create ease and release muscular tension. Class ends with Savasana, a final relaxation pose.
Please bring your own mat along with a towel or rolled up small blanket to class, or a yoga block, and yoga strap if you have one.
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!