Mind/Body

These classes are complimentary for our Members and require no registration.

For all Yoga classes, please bring a mat and water.

For more information contact our Group Ex director, Katy, at katys@columbiaathletic.com

LESMILLS MIND/BODY CLASSES


Les Mills is here! We have been working hard to bring six new Les Mills programs to you over the last 3 months. Make sure to join us for all the new moves, music, programs, equipment and of course, for the fun!

LesMills BODYFLOW™

Ideal for anyone and everyone, BODYFLOW™ is the yoga-based class that will improve your mind, your body and your life.

During BODYFLOW™ an inspired soundtrack plays as you bend and stretch through a series of simple yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. Breathing control is a part of all the exercises, and instructors will always provide options for those just getting started. You’ll strengthen your entire body and leave the class feeling calm and centered and happy.

GENERAL MIND/BODY CLASSES


BARRE Above™

BARRE Above™ is a totally unique approach to barre workouts as you’ve seen them. Fusing the best of pilates, yoga, aerobics, and elements of the strengthening exercises dancers do, Barre Above™ delivers a results-driven workout that is not only fun and dynamic, but it will sculpt your body and get you into absolutely amazing shape. See Group Ex schedule for times.

Cycle Flow

Cycle Flow is a hybrid class that is popular around the world. The first 30 minutes of class is in the Gr Ex studio with cycle intervals guaranteed to make you sweat and boost your cardiovascular health. The last 30 minutes of class is hot power yoga in the Mind/Body studio where we focus on the muscles that get overused in cycling and running. Start your week off right treating your body to this combo!

Hot Hatha Yoga

This series of 26 poses (or asanas) combined with breathing techniques promote a clear, peaceful mind and healthy body. This class aids in circulation in all organs, glands and tissues. It also promotes balance and flexibility.

Hot Power Yoga

Hot Power yoga is a vigorous, fitness-based approach to Vinyasa-Style yoga with an emphasis on strength and flexibility. Adding the element of heat creates a wider range of motion while also challenging the cardiovascular system to burn approximately 350 to 600 calories per class!

Kids Yoga (ages 5 – 9)

Yoga comes to life in these fun and creative classes designed to stimulate a young child’s growing curiosity. Playful yoga poses, animated breathing exercises and imaginative relaxation techniques, teach kids about their budding bodies. This class is free with a family membership, otherwise a fee will apply. Contact plcactivities@columbiaathletic.com for more information or to enroll.

Vinyasa Flow

This style of yoga will use breath as a guide to move through creative sequencing of poses. The flowing movement of vinyasa yoga is intended to get practitioners out of their heads and into their bodies. This is a great way to infuse movement, energy and vitality into your day.

Warm Restorative Yoga

Using heat and slow progression of movement, this class will help restore the natural curve of the spine, increase flexibility through the hips, and shoulders, while strengthening the Core through stabilization. Great for recovery as well as a perfect place to begin working in a heated environment!

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a slow and gentle practice that works with the individual body. It is designed to work, stretch and strengthen deep tissues, the fascia, tendons and bones. The poses meet the body’s natural range of motion. Then the practitioner is guided to relax into the targeted area. Overtime the body responds by loosening its tight hold, allowing deep tissues to stretch and strengthen. The practice can be combined with the use of myofascial release methods and work with acupressure points that stimulate energy channels.

Energy channels are well known in ancient Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic practices. They are increasingly gaining the attention of Western medicine as more knowledge is gained about the many functions of fascia with energy channels.

GENERAL PILATES CLASSES


B & B Pilates

Target your core muscles in a fresh and fun way with Pilates at the barre and on the ball. The stability ball will challenge you with the isometric contractions while the barre will help tone and strengthen the postural muscles. Recommended footwear is barre socks, socks or athletic shoes.

B.A.R. Pilates

Create a lean, firm, sculpted body using a combination of isometric contraction of the muscles, the practice of dance conditioning and the core-defining practice of Pilates. See Group Ex schedule for times.

Mat Pilates

Incorporating the fundamentals of Pilates, this class follows the classic mat order, and is appropriate for all students. While intermediate level exercises may be introduced, modifications will be provided for Beginner and Advanced students. Although Pilates equipment is not utilized during mat classes, small exercise props such as Magic Circles, weights, bands and balls are often utilized to engage specific muscle groups and assist with body positioning.

Pilates with Props

Incorporating the fundamentals of Pilates, this class follows the classic mat order, and is appropriate for all students. While intermediate level exercises may be introduced, modifications will be provided for Beginner and Advanced students. Although Pilates equipment is not utilized during mat classes, small exercise props such as Magic Circles, weights, bands and balls are often utilized to engage specific muscle groups and assist with body positioning.