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Class Descriptions

Below are class descriptions for all of our Group Exercise classes we offer at York College. We strive to provide a wide variety of classes to meet everyone's fitness needs.

 

Student groups and organizations may request a class for their group by contacting groupexercise@ycp.edu for details and pricing.

Classes are designed to welcome ALL fitness levels! So stop in and try a class!

Aqua Zumba: Splash your way into shape with an invigorating low-impact aquatic exercise. Known as the Zumba® "pool party," the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of a refreshing workout. Integrating the Zumba philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba® blends it all together into workout that's cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief.

Hatha Yoga: Through postures (asanas), breath control (pranayama) and deep relaxation (yoga nidra), classes strive to find the optimal flow of enegry residing within each of us. Students can expect increased mental clarity, muscular strength and muscular endurance, and above all - a deeper state of relaxation. Everyone, regardless of fitness level, is encouraged to participate.

H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training): This boot-camp style workout incorporates simple moves, using military and athletic training drills to improve your overall fitness, cardio and agility. Mainly using bodyweight exercises such as lunges, squats, burpees, jumping-jacks, push-ups and lots of abs (all of which can be modified), you can burn up to 700-800 calories per class. 

Zumba: A popular fitness program inspired by Latin dance. "Zumba" comes from a Columbian word that means to move fast and have fun. Using upbeat Latin music and other international rhythms along with pop music, Zumba is aerobic dancing that is lots of fun and easy to learn.  You don’t have to know how to dance to take a class and enjoy!  The combination of dance with fitness moves adds a whole new dimension to your fitness experience.  So, ditch the workout and join the party! Classes will introduce new routines each semester while also incorporating requests for some favorite past routines.