Class difficulty is ranked on a scale from 1-5, with
1 being a beginner level class and 5 being an advanced level
(Difficulty: 5; Class Limit: 8) Is the number of stairs in this stairwell! Looking for a unique and challenging cardio workout to get through the winter? This combined cardio and strength class is held in the 'secret' stairwell at New Self and is intended for people who are ready to WORK!
(Difficulty: 4; Class Limit: 10) A boot camp style abdominal workout that will leave your midsection screaming for mercy. (It is strongly suggested that you spend time participating in CORE I for a more specific understanding of what defines Core and for proper mechanics of movement.)
(Difficulty: 1; Class Limit: 7) Controlled stretches that
prevent stiffness and tendon shortening as well as reduce
muscular tension and prevent injury. Please arrive a few minutes early to warm up prior to class!
Boot Camp: (Difficulty:
1-5, can be modified to all levels; Class Limit: 10) Small
group workouts, with all the benefits of personal training
in a fun motivating group environment. You will never know
what to expect: Cardio & Resistance Training? Core strengthening?
Functional Fitness? Kick Boxing? Athletic Intervals? Running?
Balance? Plyometrics? Calisthenics? A little bit of everything?
We’ll keep you guessing week-to-week! If you have been attending
Boot Camp, be prepared for CHANGE! Remember...you never know
what you’re going to get!
BOSU: (Difficulty: 5; Class Limit: 6) A 90-minute class that includes a 30-minute challenging cardio class on the BOSU, followed by an intensive strengthening class that utilizes the BOSU along with a variety of fitness accessories including bands, dumbbells and kettleballs.
Club: (Difficulty: 3-4; Class Limit: 7) Start the
morning off right! This is a low impact workout focusing on
your abs, back and glutes using a variety of accessories (e.g.,
resistance bands, weights, balls).
CORE I: (Difficulty: 2;
Class Limit: 7) Emphasizes the muscles that stabilize the spine, pelvis and run the entire length of the torso. Great class for overall strengthening as well as understanding what defines muscles of the "core."
CORE II: (Difficulty: 4;
Class Limit: 7) This is a progression of CORE I. It is strongly suggested that you spend time participating in CORE I for a more specific understanding of what defines Core and for proper mechanics of movement.
Hatha Yoga: (Difficulty:
2; Class Limit: 12) Class open to all levels (from complete
beginner to advanced). Each class will focus on a universal
heart-oriented theme that will connect through a brief guided
meditation to a series of poses. Participants will use breath
and movement to cultivate physical awareness and sensitivity
as well as increase strength, balance, flexibility and inner
peace. Empty bellies, comfortable clothing and a light-hearted
sense of play encouraged. Classes taught by Jana Laughlin and Peggy Frain. (Please bring your own mat if you are able.)
3-4; Class Limit: 7, depending on kettle ball weight needs
for each participant) Involves whole body conditioning because
the entire musculature of the body, particularly the 'core',
must contract as a group due to lifting and controlling the
3-4; Class Limit: 7) Members love our classes so much they have
created a hybrid! This class involves a condensed version
of the CORE class followed immediately by the entire Kettleball
(Difficulty: 1; Class Limit: 7) In 2002, the American College
of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) issued new guidelines
for exercise in pregnancy. The newer, less restrictive recommendations
reflect the conclusions researchers have been making in the
past ten years: Moderate activity during pregnancy has positive
health outcomes for the mother and baby, and has no negative
outcomes in a normal pregnancy. Whether you’re a regular exerciser
who wants to stay fit or newly committed to exercise for your
health and your baby’s, this class will effectively and safely
condition your growing body throughout your pregnancy by focusing
on strengthening and stretching moves. Most of our other classes,
including Hatha Yoga, can be modified for expectant mothers
— just let our instructors know your needs.
Purple Pain: (Difficulty:
5; Class Limit: 5) Thirty minutes of challenging exercises on the purple gliding discs. This program is not recommended for individuals experiencing low back pain, wrist pain or hernias. It is geared toward individuals that have established core strength and the ability to maintain a plank position.
Senior Exercise: (Difficulty:
1; Class Limit: 7) This class works with you to keep your
bones and heart healthy. It combines low impact aerobics with
strengthening, stretching and flexibility movements. Emphasis
placed on balance activities. Accessories such as swiss ball
and therabands may be utilized.
Stir Fry: (Difficulty:
1-5, can be modified to all levels; Class Limit: 10) Curious? Check out this mixed class where anything goes—you won't get bored!
Swiss Ball: (Difficulty:
3; Class Limit: 6) In addition to focusing on major muscle
groups, simultaneously works 'core' muscles because of the
instability of the Swiss Ball.
3-4; Class Limit: 6) Ever notice equipment lying around the gym and wonder what purpose it serves? Think of every piece of equipment that you've never seen utilized at New Self…you will probably have the opportunity to play with it in this class.
5; Class Limit: 5) Come find out what the fitness craze is all about. With the TRX suspension system, you will have the chance to play on our swingset outside (weather permitting or indoor PURPLE PAIN will be held in its place).
Xtreme Xertion (X2): (Difficulty:
6, no modifications; Class Limit: 6) Need we say more? This class was designed with advanced Boot Camp participants in mind. Come prepared for an intense workout. Promptness is mandatory.
4; Class Limit: 12) The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic
Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind
fitness program. The routine features interval training sessions
where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined
to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Taught by
Amy Merwald, certified instructors.