Programs With Promise
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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|Extreme Interval Training
In this course you'll learn goal-focused intervals and over 50 dynamic exercises and drills to create extensive and intensive training formats.
|Cut to the Core
This is a raw, unedited video filmed live at the 2009 IDEA World Fitness Convention™. Cut to the Core is packed full of core-focused exercises that aim to improve the way you look, feel and live.
|September 2011 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 4: Plyometric Training
This continuing education quiz is an in-depth look at plyometric training. Plyometric exercises—jumping, bounding, hopping, arm pushing, and catching and throwing weighted objects such as machine balls—are movements that involve rapid eccentric and concentric muscle actions.