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Essentrics® Toning and Strengthening Session 1

$45

with Wendy Lessard

Calendar Oct 4, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This is a live, online class.

A 60 minute workout to access, rebalance, and challenge all muscles and joints in your body tomobilize, synergize, and strengthen. We ask the muscles to work in shortened (concentric) and lengthened(eccentric) movement patterns at multiple joint angles, leading to faster strength improvements with moremobility. Great for improving posture, pre-habbing, rehabbing and improving performance.Essentrics is great as your go to fitness modality, or it can “fill in the gaps” in your cross trainingefforts for all levels of athletes: from desk jockeys, to chasing toddlers, to Olympic competitors.

Exercise mat, strap/band. Blocks/risers/telephone book, chair recommended as well as bare feet.

Essentrics® Rebalance and Activate Session 1

$25

with Wendy Lessard

Calendar Oct 5, 2022 at 6:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

This is a live, online class which consistes of a 30-minute workout to wake, fire up, and rebalance your body. We'll go at a slower, dynamic pace that increases joint mobility and full muscle engagement. Progressive choreography will access individual muscles and muscle chain in all planes of movement. This helps you move more eaily through your day and optimizes strengthening work.

It's the perfect short workout if you have morning stiffness, are new or newly returning to exercise, and/or are adding cross training into a hard core workout regimen.

Barre Bootcamp Session 2

$49

with Jenna Chase

Calendar Oct 25, 2022 at 6:15 am, runs for 6 weeks

This is an online course using ZOOM.

Barre Bootcamp is a low impact workout that will produce a big burn! Barre combines elements of strength training, Pilates/Yoga and dance. Small movements and many reps will help sculpt and tone muscles you didn’t even know you had!

Equipment that will be used include: a chair or countertop or something to hold onto, light hand weights, versa loop, gliding disks for hardwood floors (or use socks or face cloth) for carpet floors (or use paper plate), bender ball (or equivalent). These sessions will be recorded and available to registrants for one-week after each class.

No Class Thanksgiving Week.

Pumped Up Strength Session 2

$49

with Jenna Chase

Calendar Oct 28, 2022 at 6:15 am, runs for 6 weeks

This is a live, online class on Zoom.

Welcome to a new approach to resistance training! Utilizing combination movement patterns in a targeted, rhythmic progression. Its superpower is the dynamic integration of upper and lower body movements set to fun music. The result? A sweat-drenched, functionally efficient workout that will challenge your body in new ways, improve lean muscle mass, and rev your metabolism. You will want a set of hand weights anywhere from 5lbs-15lbs.

No class the week of Thanksgiving.


This is a live, online class on Friday mornings. Recordings will be available to registrants for one week after each class.

Strength and Balance for Senior Fitness Session 2

$30

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Oct 31, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

This is a live, online class.

Reaching balanced wellness by working on strengthening and stretching the muscles, preventing falls, improving cardiovascular and bone density health.

 

No class 11/21/22.

Hatha Yoga Session 2

$59

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Nov 1, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This 60-minute, online, live Yoga class will provide sequences that calms the nervous system along with stretching/warming the muscles and preparing the mind to rest. Breathing techniques, short meditation and positive affirmations will end the practice.

No Class Nov. 22.

Essentrics® Toning and Strengthening Session 2

$45

with Wendy Lessard

Calendar Nov 1, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This is a live, online class.

A 60 minute workout to access, rebalance, and challenge all muscles and joints in your body tomobilize, synergize, and strengthen. We ask the muscles to work in shortened (concentric) and lengthened(eccentric) movement patterns at multiple joint angles, leading to faster strength improvements with moremobility. Great for improving posture, pre-habbing, rehabbing and improving performance.Essentrics is great as your go to fitness modality, or it can “fill in the gaps” in your cross trainingefforts for all levels of athletes: from desk jockeys, to chasing toddlers, to Olympic competitors.

Exercise mat, strap/band. Blocks/risers/telephone book, chair recommended as well as bare feet.

No class on Nov. 22.

Essentrics® Rebalance and Activate Session 2

$25

with Wendy Lessard

Calendar Nov 2, 2022 at 6:30 am, runs for 4 weeks

This is a live, online class which consistes of a 30-minute workout to wake, fire up, and rebalance your body. We'll go at a slower, dynamic pace that increases joint mobility and full muscle engagement. Progressive choreography will access individual muscles and muscle chain in all planes of movement. This helps you move more eaily through your day and optimizes strengthening work.

It's the perfect short workout if you have morning stiffness, are new or newly returning to exercise, and/or are adding cross training into a hard core workout regimen.

No class Nov. 23rd.





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