Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 am: Barre with Michelle
Combining Pilates exercises for the core, ballet movements for the legs and arms, and yoga for flexibility and balance, Barre develops physical stamina for longer, leaner muscle tone. Estes Barre works neglected muscles and tendons that will keep you healthy in everyday activities. There are a lot of reps, but movements change in every class so you will constantly be surprised at how hard you can push your body to reach new limits. An added bonus of Estes Barre is the camaraderie and humor of class participation. Join us for a mental and physical workout.
Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 pm: Functional Fitness with David
Functional Fitness is a great full-body workout that trains your body the way you use it in life. Almost no athletic movement isolates muscles; our Functional Fitness classes recognize that and run you through complex exercises that engage complementary muscle groups so they get stronger together. We also work on flexibility and mobility, two other critical components to functional capability. These classes make use of the functional equipment in our “Rack Room” and, weather permitting, the outdoors: TRX, medicine balls, kettlebells, sleds, sandbags, battle ropes, etc. Never boring, constantly challenging, always satisfying. All exercises can be modified to fit your fitness level.
Tuesday at 5:30 pm: TRX with Deborah & David (we’re on our summer break – check back in the Fall)
Suspension training helps you work on balance and core strength as you perform resistance exercises that can be as gentle or demanding as you want. You choose how hard to make each movement with body position and number of repetitions/sets. Excellent option for those looking to work hard without overly stressing their joints, or for recovery workouts. Only 6 spots available – reserve ahead of time.
Thursday at 5:30 pm: Cardio Bag with Ellen and David (starting 12 August)
Cardio Bag, also known as fitness boxing, is a high energy, high-intensity full-body workout in our classroom outfitted with Century Wavemaster XL heavy bags. In addition to lots and lots of Krav Maga-based punching, we integrate work with bands, medicine balls, kettlebells and bodyweight exercises to give you a great whole-body workout that will increase your physical and mental strength and stamina. Lots of fast-twitch muscle work and stress reduction as you pound away your frustrations. Harvard Medical School has documented the health benefits of fitness boxing, especially for seniors: strength, aerobic capacity, cognitive function and improved balance.