Cardio-Strength Studio

Contact

WENDY SHUTTY
Fitness Director
wendy@saymca.org

 

Cardio-Based Classes

CardioStrengthStudioCardio-Box

This is a class that utilizes moves from the boxing industry, adapting them to the goal of working on the components of fitness in the group arena.  Bring your aggressive attitude to this class for punches, kicks, athletic exercises and drills, and simple combinations of these exercises.  This is a total body workout.

 

Turbo-Kick

This class is similar to Cardio-Boxing but with choreography done in blocks.

 

Boot Camp

This class is comprised roughly of 50% cardio and 50%  strength-based activities using “old school” style techniques.  We hold class at different locations for variety, so please check the schedule for sites.

 

Cize- Coming Soon

This is a cardio dance class similar to Zumba®!

 

H.E.A.T.

Stands for High Energy Athletic Training!  We use athletic moves and drills guaranteed to get your sweat on!  Join this high intensity cardio class if you want some variety in your workout.

 

LI Intervals = Low Impact Intervals

For this class, the word “intervals” simply means you will alternate short bouts of cardio work with short bouts of muscle conditioning (3-5 minute intervals). This class minimizes stress on the lower body by omitting high impact moves (i.e., jogs and jumps). Simple-to-intermediate choreographed moves are often included in the cardio portion of the interval workout. In the muscle strength/endurance exercise sections of the interval workout, you will use equipment such as hand-held weights and resistance bands, et cetera.

 

Insanity

This class is a moderate to intense cardio interval training class using body weight to get a total workout in 50 minutes.  Moves are easily modifiable to suit any exercise participant.

 

PiYo

A fusion class blending Pilates and Yoga.  Having prior Yoga experience is recommended for this class as well as a yoga mat.  We move through a series of poses and exercises designed to strengthen and tone the body.

 

Piloxing

A high energy class blending the power and speed of Cardio-Boxing with the targeted sculpting and flexibility of Pilates.

 

Step Abspress

This class is for step enthusiasts who want a longer cardiovascular workout with intermediate‐to‐advanced choreographed combinations.  It is approximately 40 minutes of step with approximately 10 minutes of abdominal and low back work before the final stretch.

 

Step & Shape

This class includes cardio work (choreographed or un‐choreographed) as well as muscular strength/endurance conditioning. You will experience one of two class formats: a) an approximate 30‐35 minute step workout followed by strength/endurance and abdominal/low back work, or b) intervals of cardio (on the step) and muscle conditioning, followed by abdominal/low back work.

 

Step

This class is for step enthusiasts who want a long cardiovascular workout that is followed only by the cool‐down and final stretch. The step workout will consist of intermediate‐to‐advanced choreographed combinations.

 

Zumba®

The revolutionary Zumba® program fuses a variety of Latin and other international music and dance rhythms to create a one‐of‐a‐kind, multicultural fitness class (party)! The format intersperses more and less vigorous rhythms and choreography to create intermittent training. Zumba participants experience an absolute blast of blended calorie‐burning, muscle‐toning, mind/body‐energizing cardio fun! This class is for dancers and nondancers alike‐ one does not have to know how to dance to succeed at Zumba Fitness, but a bit of rhythm is a plus.

 

Strength-Based Classes

Boot Camp

This class is comprised roughly of 50% cardio and 50%  strength-based activities using “old school” style techniques.  We hold class at different locations for variety, so please check the schedule for sites.

 

Lift & Pump

This is a muscular strength/endurance conditioning class using free weights/bar and hand‐held weights to provide a total body workout of the major muscle groups. Props such as step platforms, stability balls and Bosus can be incorporated into the workout.

 

Muscle MIX

This is a muscular strength/endurance conditioning class where a variety of equipment is used (gliding discs, Bosus, Medicine Balls, resistance tubing, et cetera) for a total body workout of the major muscle groups. Hand‐held weights or weighted bars may be used a bit, but are not the stars of the show. Abdominal and low back exercises are always included.

PiYo

A fusion class blending Pilates and Yoga.  Having prior Yoga experience is recommended for this class as well as a yoga mat.  We move through a series of poses and exercises designed to strengthen and tone the body.

 

Active Older Adults

Fit For Life

A low impact cardio class for all ages and fitness levels.  This class minimizes stress on the lower body with an active warm up and simple choreographed moves during the first 30-35 minutes.  Muscle strength and abdominal exercises follow the cardio and class ends with cool down stretches for a complete body workout in 55 minutes.

 

Senior Wellness

This class is for the active, wiser adult who has the balance, strength and body control to hold him/herself in various positions on and off of a mat. It includes muscular strength/endurance training and flexibility, using simple equipment such as light hand‐held weights and resistance bands.

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