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Discover a new group exercise experience! Join the Mason Community Center group exercise instructors and let us take you further in your fitness and wellness goals. We want to empower you to “Live Well” and discover what cardio, dance, mind, strength, and water training can do for you.

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Tips for Achieving the Best Success in Your Class:

  • Pick up a studio card at the member services desk (at the turnstiles) when you arrive for class. Some classes require special equipment and the cards help ensure that there will be enough for everyone who has checked in.
  • Plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before class begins. This will allow time to check in and set up the equipment you will need. It also helps assure that you get a spot in the more popular classes.
  • Please do not set up for friends or other participants who have not already checked in. This will help avoid empty slots for last-minute no-shows and allow participants who have checked in an equal opportunity to find their ideal set-up in studio.

Cardio  ·  Dance  ·  Body & Mind  ·  Strength  ·  Water  ·  Functional Fitness 

Cardio

Small Group Training: This interval training class includes bursts of strength, cardio, muscle endurance, flexibility, core, and functional movement patterns for maximum calorie burn.  All levels welcome. Ages 13 & up.

Small Group Training/Advanced: This high energy class utilizes various areas of the facility for heart-pumping cardio drills, plyometrics, calisthenics, and strength training. Advanced. Ages 13 & up.

Cardio, Kick & Core: Incorporates kick, jab, hook and uppercut combinations to improve overall agility and power. This non-contact workout features various cardio and strength drills followed by core work. All levels welcome. Ages 13 & up.

Tabata:  Give your all for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest and repeat. This interval class combines cardiovascular and strength exercises. All levels welcome. Ages 13 & up.

 The Ride: Challenge your lower body with this cardio workout. Vary your intensity level by using your bicycle’s resistance knob. All levels welcome. Ages 13 & up.

 The Ride Intervals: Combine the cardio with strength training on and off the bicycle in a heart-pumping workout. All levels welcome. Ages 13 & up.

 The Ride Xpress: This 30-minute cycling program is taught in high-intensity intervals with short bits of recovery to help take your energy levels into overdrive to go hard, push harder, and get super-fit, super-fast.  Advanced. Ages 13 & up.

LES MILLS GRIT™: Take your fitness to the next level! GRIT is a 30-minute high intensity interval training program that takes your energy levels into overdrive to go hard, push harder, and get super-fit, super-fast. Advanced. Ages 13 & up.

 LES MILLS TONE™: Tone your entire body in this 45-minute workout with a combination of strength, cardio, and core training. The challenging mix of lunges, squats, running, and tubing exercises will help you take your fitness to the next level. All levels welcome. Ages 13 & up.

 LES MILLS BODYCOMBAT™: High-energy, martial arts inspired workout that it totally non-contact.  Punch and kick your way to fitness, with no experience needed.  Learn moves from Karate, Taekwondo, Boxing, Muay Thai, Capoeira and Kung Fu in this 30 or 55 minute workout. All levels welcome. Ages 13 & up.

Dance

 LES MILLS SH’BAM™: This 45-minute class is a unique aerobic workout featuring 12 tracks of popular hits and simple but seriously hot dance moves. SH’BAM® is the perfect way to shape up and let out your inner star — even if you have no dance experience. All levels welcome. Ages 10 & up. Parent attendance required ages 10-12.

Body & Mind

 Hatha Yoga: Learn the foundations of yoga with this class through a series of simple poses building strength, flexibility, and body awareness. Hatha Yoga is good for new students as well as those seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the yoga practice. All levels welcome. Ages 10 & up. Parent attendance required ages 10-12.

 Hatha/Yin Yoga: Lengthen your muscles and target the connective tissue with the foundations of a gentle Hatha Yoga combined with holding poses 3-5 minutes in a meditative nature of Yin Yoga. All levels welcome Ages 10 & up. Parent attendance required ages 10-12. *Recommend bringing a small blanket and/or pillow to class.

 Vinyasa Yoga: Connect with the breath and flow through a series of postures to increase strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance. Vinyasa Yoga is good for physically active students who are looking to incorporate yoga into their regular fitness regimen. All levels welcome. Ages 10 & up. Parent attendance required ages 10-12.

 Yoga 30: Practice the foundations of yoga with this 30-minute class. You will be guided through a series of basic poses allowing you to work at your own level to build strength, flexibility, and body awareness. This class is great for those who are short on time or need additional stretching after a workout. All levels welcome. Ages 10 & up. Parent attendance required ages 10-12.

 Yoga Kids:  Children will learn how to focus and center themselves through breathing techniques, simple yoga poses, partner poses and fun yoga games.  All levels welcome. Ages 6-12.

 LES MILLS BODYFLOW™: Controlled breathing, concentration and stretches, moves, and poses combining yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates strengthen your entire body. You’ll leave the class feeling calm and centered. All levels welcome. Ages 10 & up. Parent attendance required ages 10-12.

 Pilates: Build core strength and flexibility through a series of non-impact exercises. Increase your agility, help prevent injury, and improve your posture with Pilates. All levels welcome. Ages 10 & up. Parent attendance required ages 10-12.

Strength

 Barre: Sculpt and strengthen your entire body in a challenging workout using the barre, your own body weight, and light free weights to define your body and increase flexibility. All levels welcome. Ages 13 & up.

 LES MILLS BODYPUMP™: BODYPUMP is the original barbell class that shapes, tones, and strengthens your entire body. The key to BODYPUMP is THE REP EFFECT™, a breakthrough in fitness training focusing on high repetition movements with low weight loads. This will help you achieve strength and introduce lean body muscle conditioning! All levels welcome. Ages 13 & up.

 LES MILLS CXWORX™:  Enjoy a 30-minute core workout using resistance tubes and weight plates, as well as body weight exercises like crunches and hovers. Hip, glute, and lower back exercises are also incorporated into this workout.  All levels welcome. Ages 13 & up.

 TRX®: Develop strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability in this suspension training body weight class.  All levels welcome. Ages 13 & up.

 TRX® Boot Camp: Focus on strength, endurance, and cardio intervals for a total body challenge both on and off the TRX frame. Intermediate-Advanced. Ages 13 & up.

 TRX® & Pilates: Focus on strength, endurance, and agility suspension training for 30-minutes followed by 30-minutes of non-impact exercises to develop strength, flexibility, balance, and inner awareness. All levels welcome. Ages 13 & up.

Water

 Cardio Water Fit: Follow choreographed movements to improve cardio, balance, coordination, flexibility, and range of motion in this medium intensity, shallow water class. Swimming ability is not required. All levels welcome. Ages 10 & up. Parent attendance required ages 10-12.

 Deep Water Workout: This medium to high intensity, deep water class challenges your core muscles and provides an effective cardio workout without the stress to your joints. Belts are worn in this class for neutral buoyancy. Participants should feel comfortable in deep water. All levels welcome. Ages 10 & up. Parent attendance required ages 10-12.

WATERinMOTION: This is a shallow-water, low-impact aqua exercise experience that offers participants a fun workout, improving cardiovascular endurance, agility, balance, strength and flexibility. Swimming ability is not required. All levels welcome. Ages 10 & up. Parent attendance required for ages 10-12.

Functional Fitness

 Forever Fit / Mat: Improve balance and posture as you strengthen core muscles through controlled movements that increase stability and functional movement. All levels welcome. Ages 55 & up. Forever Fit classes are $1 with membership.

 Forever Fit / Water: Move through a series of exercises, in the Leisure pool, designed to increase range of motion, flexibility, and strength. Moderate aerobic exercises are added to slowly increase cardiovascular fitness. All levels welcome. Ages 55 & up. Forever Fit classes are $1 with membership.

 Forever Fit / Yoga:  Improve flexibility with yoga postures utilizing a chair to keep balance and relax through breathing techniques. All levels welcome. Ages 55 & up. Forever Fit classes are $1 with membership.

 Forever Fit / Intervals: This class features strength training in a fun group setting using weights, resistance bands, mats, and chairs to help balance. This class will end with mat work on the floor. All levels welcome. Ages 55 & up. Forever Fit classes are $1 with membership.

 Forever Fit / Dance: This upbeat – low impact dance class will get you moving, increase your cardio endurance, and make you smile! No dance experience needed.  All levels welcome. Ages 55 & up. Forever Fit classes are $1 with membership.

 SilverSneakers® Classic: Focus on strengthening your muscles and increasing your range of movement for daily life activities. A chair is used for seated and/or standing support. All levels welcome. Ages 65 & up.

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programs

BODYPUMP 101: BODYPUMP, the original Les Mills barbell class, will sculpt, tone, and strengthen your entire body, fast. Now is your chance to make every single rep count. In BODYPUMP 101 you will work on form, technique and timing of the moves you see in a typical class.  This program is designed for both new and regular class attendees looking to improve their performance.  In the first half of class you will work on the moves, and in the second half you will run through a shortened version of the class!

Cycle 101: This introductory class is designed to prepare you for our regularly scheduled cycling classes at MCC.  You will learn about tips on footwear, bike set up, and water intake – and then you’ll be guided through all the various climbs, jumps, and cadence speeds that are featured in our regular drop in group exercise classes. You will walk out of the class with a better understanding about resistance, hand/body positions, and heart rate so that you are ready to begin taking “The Ride” with the regular cyclists. Although, the class geared to the first time rider; it is a great educational experience and workout for everyone. Registration is required. Drop in rates apply.

TRX® 101: This introductory class is designed to prepare you for our regularly scheduled TRX classes. Class begins with foundational exercises using the suspension straps. You will be instructed on proper form so that your major muscle groups are challenged. The class is a great educational experience and workout for everyone because of the focus on correct form, safety, and strength training. This program will also feature cardio, flexibility and balance elements which you will experience in the drop-in group exercise TRX classes. Registration is required. Drop in rates apply.

YOGA 101: This class is designed for those brand new to Yoga, or recently starting their practice.  You will learn the basics of technique and form for poses you will likely see in any yoga class, while also touching on yoga terminology, mindfulness, and the importance of breath.  The goal of this class is to prepare you to participate in any of our yoga classes here at the community center.

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