Group Energy

by Joy Keller on Jan 01, 2008

Buzz

Take a look at what other fitness facilities are putting on their schedules.

Members at 12th Street Gym in Phila­delphia can play their favorite (or not so favorite) childhood game whenever they want with Drop-In Dodgeball. The class is held on the facility’s basketball court and closely resembles the recess game where participants try to avoid a thrown ball by dodging, ducking, dipping and diving.

Fitness 4000 in Wallingford, Con­necticut, offers Forrest Yoga to participants who want to get connected to their cores and become “strong and centered.” The class concept was created by yoga instructor Ana Forrest to “specifically address current-day stresses and challenges, both physical and emotional.” According to the Forrest Yoga website, the pillars of this style include breath, strength, integrity and spirit.

The University of Florida at Gainesville, department of recreational sports, utilizes all of its resources with Stadium Stompers. The outdoor class is held in the football stadium, where participants improve their endurance and strength on stairs, ramps and straightaways.

The Breakfast Club is a senior fitness class on the schedule at 1-2-1 Fitness in Cleveland. The class features “all the components of fitness for the aging adult,” followed by a unique opportunity to eat breakfast and socialize at the fac­ility’s café.

Participants can relax and “experience the joy of moving” in Freelance Dance offered by Rocky Mountain Fitness & Recreation in Eagle, Idaho. The online schedule describes the class as “expressive movement, combining elements of dance, martial arts and yoga, designed to invigorate mind, body and spirit with powerful, free-flow movement.”

If members are a little wary about doing a “real” triathlon, they can simulate one and try the experience on for size in Las Vegas Athletic Club’s Triathlon Class, which combines lap swimming, stationary cycling and running.

Boston Sports Clubs gives its members a chance to try a little bit of everything with its Studio Sampler. This 55-minute class, according to the facility’s website, “features 8-minute sessions for five different group exercise class styles. Participants learn the basic elements needed for each class type, while also getting an invigorating cardio and strength training workout.”

SIDEBAR: Sharing the Buzz

Have you heard of a creative new class? Drop us a line and share the buzz. Send an e-mail, a letter or a fax detailing the class. We’ll be publishing your ideas in upcoming issues.
E-Mail: kellerj@ideafit.com
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SIDEBAR: Star Students

Do you have a regular participant who makes it easy for you to want to roll out of bed at 5:00 AM to teach boot camp? Is there someone in one of your classes you think deserves special mention? A gold star? Send an e-mail, a letter or a fax detailing why your student is exceptional (see contact details). We’ll be highlighting them in future issues.

IDEA Fitness Journal , Volume 5, Issue 1

© 2008 by IDEA Health & Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited.

About the Author

Joy Keller

Joy Keller IDEA Author/Presenter

Joy Keller is executive editor of IDEA Fitness Journal and is also a certified personal trainer, indoor cycling instructor, yoga teacher (RYT 200) and Reiki Master.

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