Programs With Promise

by Joy Keller on Oct 01, 2007

Cross-train participants with a mix of new ideas.

Crunch helps its members get in touch with their inner daredevil performers with Club Cirque.The class is based on movements from static trapeze and other circus disciplines and focuses on agility, flexibility, acrobatics and strength.

Pacific Athletic Club in Redwood Shores, California, caters to children ages 8–13 with a well-rounded, specialized Youth Exercise Program. The program combines BODYPUMP, indoor cycling and yoga to help kids increase aerobic capacity, develop lean muscle mass and sharpen mental focus in a supportive, noncompetitive environment.

Sunrise Incineration is one way the YWCA of Minneapolis wakes up its members. The 30-minute indoor cycling class revs up the metabolism with an intense interval workout.

Elements for Women, which is based in Miami but has clubs nationwide, offers Elemental Video-graphy to its members. This class involves learning choreography from music videos. According to the company’s press release, members select their favorite videos each season.

The Golden Gateway Tennis & Swim Club in San Francisco uses two types of bands to inspire its members with The Big Band Workout. According to the club’s online schedule, this class is a 30-minute routine performed to Big Band–era music “and something more.” The “fun and gentle” class utilizes the Thera-Band® to help participants improve their balance, strength, flexibility and stamina.

The McConnell Heart Health Center in Columbus, Ohio, has Danskinetics on its schedule. The class offers a “fusion of dance and yoga with energy and passion.” The class description urges participants to “move like no one is watching to the rhythmic beat of world music, Motown, Latin, soul and rock ’n’ roll.”

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Joy Keller

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