Mount Holyoke Fitness Center Class Descriptions

REMINDER - *You must swipe your OneCard at the Fitness Center to receive a Class Card for admittance to any drop-in class!

Kickboxing

Kickboxing combines martial arts and aerobic moves to provide you with a fun, heart-pumping fat-burning workout.  Release stress through punches, kicks, and very little choreography.  Improve coordination, sharpen reflexes, and increase muscular endurance.  All fitness levels welcome.

Pilates

A full-body mat workout with an emphasis on core strength and flexibility.  Benefits of regular practice include increased muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, improved posture, better alignment, enhanced body awareness, and longer, leaner muscles.  Appropriate for all levels of fitness, with modifications provided for various abilities or injuries.

Spinning

Spinning is a fun, energizing workout while burning calories.  Spinning is easily customized for all levels of fitness, from a beginner to the avid cyclist.  In the group environment, you will feel more motivated than ever!  If you are new to Spinning, please come 10-15 minutes early for your personal bike fitting by the instructor.

SSPAW

Strength, Speed, Power & Agility Workout (SSPAW) is a high intensity class designed for active individuals.  Meet the coaches in the Lyons Den (basement weight room), no Class Card needed.

Total Body Sculpting

Experience this challenging and dynamic whole body muscle conditioning class using dumbbells, kettlebells, tubes, exercise balls, BOSU & body bars as resistance tools.  Participants (and their muscles) will never get bored while they develop muscular strength and endurance.  This fun strength training workout will take place in the Lyons Den.

YogaFit

The YogaFit style tightens and tones the entire body, enhances balance, improves flexibility and builds core strength by combining traditional fitness training, focused breathing and strength building through yoga poses. The result is a mind-body workout that improves health, athletic performance and mental acuity in people of all ages and fitness levels.

Zumba

Zumba Fitness® is a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party" that is downright addictive.  All ages and abilities welcome and encouraged to join, whether you are a seasoned Zumba Fitness® participant or brand new to the party!

Zumba Core

A class with more vertical core-based movements that work the midsection in a way that correlates with the Zumba Fitness Program.  In strengthening core muscles, participants may find improvements in balance and stability.  Stronger core muscles improve posture and alignment, and will help to enhance your Zumba workouts.