Land Class Descriptions

TOTAL BODY TUNE-UP

This fun, easy-to-follow, seated and standing movement class emphasizes light toning and stretching and can be done by people of any fitness level. Everyone works at their own pace and all movements can be adapted to suit each participant’s comfort.

CORE STRENGTH

You think this is all sit-ups? Think again! This core workout lets you train like an athlete in only 45 minutes. A strong core, from your shoulders to hips, allows you to develop the supportive muscles, ease low back pain and improve functional motions. Please bring a mat for floor work and a towel (to be used as a tool). Hand weights (ranging from 2 – 10 lbs) will be used for strength training. A limited amount of weights are available at the facility otherwise, please bring your own.

LIGHT AND EASY EXERCISE

This class offers a full range of activities including light but active motions to warm the body and improve cardiovascular fitness, seated exercises to stretch and work the abdominals, and the use of hand weights to improve muscular strength and bone density, We end with seated and standing stretches

LINE DANCING

Line Dancer Kristine instructs and choreographs routines to popular country songs and other favorites. No partners are needed for this type of dancing. Come one, come all! Get a workout while learning creative movements and listening to fun music.

MEDITATION

Do you want to feel good? We invite you to join our Meditation Class with Marcy

· Meditation for relaxation/stress-busting
· improved sleep
· increased positive thinking, productivity, and focus/concentration
· even weight control

SENIOR BALANCE

The Balance for Seniors class helps participants learn to use the three foundational skills that contribute to balance: posture, core strength, and mental focus. With the ultimate purpose to help prevent falls, the class uses seated (majority of the class), standing, and walking movements to build strength in the core (thigh-to-shoulder) and lower leg muscles to enable erect posture and promote spinal alignment. Visual targets, rhythmic breathing, and relaxation techniques will be used to help promote visual/mental focus. Participants who walk unaided as well as those who use canes or walkers can benefit from this easy class set to soft music.

SENIOR TAI CHI

Instructor Marcy leads participants through gentle movements to enhance one’s body and spirit. We welcome you to come and enjoy this activity. Balance your life, explore harmonizing your spirit and mind. Have a bit of fun in a relaxing atmosphere with gentle, soothing motions.


STEP AEROBICS (aka “Step Rocks” at the Lakelands Park M.S. location or “Group Blast” at ACAC)

Athletic, high octane combinations set to motivating, current music create a fun and effective full-body workout. There is no tricky choreography to learn. The moves are simple, athletic and easy to grasp yet vigorous enough that you KNOW you have had a workout! The class consists of a warm up, cardiovascular work with specific training objectives, challenging abdominals and a well-earned cool down/stretch sequence. Bring a step, light hand weights (3-6 pounds) and mat to all City of Gaithersburg classes.

TOTAL BODY TUNE-UP

This fun, easy-to-follow, seated and standing movement class emphasizes light toning and stretching and can be done by people of any fitness level. Everyone works at their own pace and all movements can be adapted to suit each participant’s comfort.