Grant Health and Fitness Center is proud to provide a wide variety of group exercise classes. The class schedule does not change much each month. There may be occasional changes in the instructors who teach the classes. Classes are included with most memberships for no extra fee.
Download the group exercise schedule. April (PDF)
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SPINNING® (45 minutes) / SPINNING® Express (30 minutes)
Instructors guide participants through various workout phases simulating an outdoor biking experience. This class helps build strength, stamina and endurance. Bring a water bottle, towel, hard-soled shoes and a heart rate monitor if you have one. Sign-up is required for this class. You can reserve your bike up to one day in advance by calling or stopping by the Front Desk. *All new participants are asked to please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of class for bike set up and instruction.
Yoga concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. It uses bodily postures, breathing techniques and meditation with the goal of bringing about a sound, healthy body and clear, peaceful mind. Yoga poses work to make the spine supple and promote circulation in all the organs, glands and tissues. They also stretch and align the body, promoting balance and flexibility.
Boot Camp (30 minutes)
An intense class that moves you quickly from exercise to exercise, incorporating cardiovascular and strength training exercises. Many of the exercises utilize your own body weight, such as lunges, push-ups and jumping jacks.
Chair Pilates (60 minutes)
Pilates chair work is a series of exercises done in a specific sequence while sitting in a chair, incorporating the use of the Pilates Ring, therabands, stability ball and BOSU Ball. The exercises are designed to promote a balanced musculoskeletal system, resulting in core strength, flexibility, good posture and improved balance.
Total Body Conditioning (45 minutes)
This high energy, high intensity class keeps you moving from strength training to cardiovascular exercises at a fast, continuous pace. The last 10-15 minutes of class focuses on core exercises.
Zumba (45 minutes - 1 hour)
Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness workout. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.
Pilates (30 minutes - 1 hour)
Pilates Matwork is a series of exercises done in a specific sequence while lying on a mat, incorporating the use of the Pilates Ring, therabands, stability ball and BOSU Ball. The exercises are designed to promote a balanced musculoskeletal system, resulting in core strength, flexibility, good posture and improved balance.
Yogalates is a combination (fusion) of yoga stretching, balance, and flexibility with the core strengthening of pilates. The combination class allows you to experience a bit of yoga and pilates together in one class. Yogalates preserves the breathing and mindfullness emphasized by both yoga and pilates.
Tai Chi (1 hour)
A CDC evidence-based fall prevention program that helps participants age 60 and older, who are able to walk with or without assistive devices, to improve functional balance and physical performance. Functional assessments will take place at the first and last class of the session. FREE for Grant Fitness members/ $25 Non-members.
TRX (30 minutes)
An intense workout for all fitness levels using the TRX Suspension Trainer that helps build true functional strength and improves flexibility, balance and core stability.
M. NICHOLSON HIP HOP FITNESS w/ JACQUE
Hip Hop Fitness is a group fitness format that translates various callisthenic exercises into hip hop dance moves. It is a great way for people of all ages to get a total body workout while dancing to old school and current hip hop songs. With over one hundred routines and new routines being created every month, the class stays fresh as your body and mind will always be challenged. Although this is a full body workout, each class is strategically designed with routines that target specific body parts. As the “regulars” know, it doesn’t take long to realize it’s a “HHF glutes day”! Since there is such a deliberate format to every class, the average participant burns approximately 1200 calories per class. Oh, and each class lasts one hour, which means that you could always make time for it even if you have a very busy schedule.