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Fall 2014 Offerings

RECREATION AND HOBBIES

FITNESS

Belly Dance is for Every-body
Middle Eastern belly dance is dedicated to women celebrating the joy and beauty of a centuries old dance form. Ayperi is a passionate and caring professional Middle Eastern belly dance instructor. She is a performing artist and choreographer, who seeks to inspire and impassion others through this expressive dance. Ayperi has the keen ability to recognize and meet the unique needs of each individual student and welcomes women of all ages, sizes and abilities to unleash their inner creativity in this safe, fun and supportive environment. You are never too old or young to start belly dancing! Middle Eastern belly dancing is primarily taught as a low-impact fitness activity and is an exciting alternative to other exercise or dance programs. This course covers the basic fundamental moves of belly dance and incorporates the use of veils and finger cymbals. The instructor will advise students in locating these props in addition to coin hip scarves for use in their own belly dancing. Recommended class attire is tank tops or t-shirts with yoga, sweat or exercise pants. No shoes are required.
50113
$65
8 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 9/23 - 11/11, 7:35 - 8:35 p.m.
No class 10/14

Tammy Stanzione of Ayperi Belly Dance, Instructor
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Tabata
Want to get in shape, but just don't have the time? Tabata is the key to torching calories quickly and effectively. Tabata is a form of interval training. It utilizes timed sets of 4 minutes or 8 repetitive cycles of rigorous 20 second work periods with short 10 second rest periods. Tabata has proven to increase fat burning, glucose metabolism, and cardiovascular endurance.
50060
$85
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Sat., 10/4 - 12/13, 9 - 9:50 a.m.
No class 11/29
Fitness Professionals On Demand, Instructors

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Moderate Hi-Lo Impact Aerobics
This is a combination Hi-Lo impact class designed with both men and women in mind. Each class adheres to the exercise guidelines set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine. The one-hour class includes a complete cardiovascular workout and a stretching and strength training component that will tone muscles and burn fat. Routines are set to contemporary music by the original artists. Energize and have fun. This class is designed for all levels - everyone will be successful!
50067
$65
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 9/15 - 12/8, 7 - 8 p.m.
No class 10/13
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

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Zumba
Zumba is the hottest class to hit the fitness world! This hour-long dance-based fitness class is set to international rhythms. No experience in dance or aerobic classes is required and Zumba is open to all fitness levels. This class will help you sculpt a tight mid-section without getting on the floor. Wear sneakers and light clothes. Bring a water bottle!
50061
$65
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 9/15 - 12/8, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
No class 10/13
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

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50062
$65
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 9/17 - 12/10, 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
No class 11/26
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

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50063
$65
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 9/18 - 12/11, 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
No class 11/27
Lori Hallenbeck of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

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Zumba Toning
When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba Toning raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick)! It combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness-party. Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like toning sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Zumba Toning is the perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies naturally while having a total blast! Take your Zumba workout to a new level and join us for Zumba Toning. Each student will receive their own pair of toning sticks. Wear sneakers and light clothes and don't forget your water bottle.
50065
$65
*50066
$85
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 9/17 - 12/10, 7 - 8 p.m.
No class 11/26
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

*This course includes a $20 materials fee for toning sticks. If you don't already have a pair of toning sticks, choose this course and the instructor will provide a pair for you at the first class meeting.
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Cardio Kickboxing
Cardio Kickboxing is an hour-long, total body workout designed to improve your cardiovascular endurance with a core of continuous kickboxing combos to work your upper and lower body and your heart. The class begins with a warm up, followed by basic kickboxing moves that become more intense as the class progresses. Modifications will be offered to accommodate all ages and fitness levels. The class ends with a cool down, core strengthening and stretching. Please bring 3-5lb hand weights, a mat, towel and water. Get ready to have fun and sweat!
50106
$110
22 Sessions, CTR 204
Mon. & Wed., 9/22 - 12/10, 7 - 8 p.m.
No class 10/13 & 11/26
Caroline Wunsch of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

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Nia
Nia is a cardiovascular wellness class like no other! Blending the power of kicks, punches and strikes with the fun of dance and the calming influence of yoga, Nia invigorates your body-mind-spirit while providing a workout that burns calories, tones muscle and makes you feel great all over! Challenge and indulge yourself in a Nia workout and empower your body-mind-spirit. No previous dance experience needed. Dress in comfortable workout clothes. Bring a mat and water to class.
50098
$75
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 9/23 - 12/9, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Richele Corbo, Instructor

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Pilates Mat - Beginner
Pilates is a precise method of exercise which focuses on movements designed to lengthen and strengthen the body. This class will focus on the "core" and practice the controlled movements designed to stretch and strengthen muscles without adding bulk. Just bring a mat (yoga style "sticky" mat works best) and experience what Pilates can do for your body and mind. This class is designed for the beginner Pilates student with little or no experience.
50107
$60
11 Sessions, CTR 204
Mon., 9/22 - 12/8, 5:15 - 6 p.m.
No class 10/13
Sarah Hoffman of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

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50108
$60
11 Sessions, CTR 204
Wed., 9/24 - 12/10, 5:15 - 6 p.m.
No class 11/26
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

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Pilates Mat - Intermediate
This course is a continuation of the Pilates method. It will incorporate the basic and intermediate level exercises into a more intense style of class. This class level is appropriate for students who have had at least two semesters (one year) of experience practicing Pilates. Just bring a sticky mat and a 14-inch Pilates Magic Circle (ring).
50109
$60
11 Sessions, CTR 204
Mon., 9/22 - 12/8, 6:05 - 6:50 p.m.
No class 10/13
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

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50110
$60
11 Sessions, CTR 204
Wed., 9/24 - 12/10, 6:05 - 6:50 p.m.
No class 11/26
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

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Sole Synthesis
Come and be one of the first in the area to experience this new low impact workout currently sweeping the nation. Sole Synthesis is a fusion of strength, flexibility, core and cardiovascular work. It is a standing flow workout done barefoot without extra equipment to upbeat music. This full body workout combines movements inspired by fitness, ballet and yoga. The low impact moves will work you from head to toe. No previous experience is needed to participate in Sole Synthesis. Just bring a water bottle, your bare feet (sole) and dress in comfortable fitness clothing.
50111
$60
11 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 9/23 - 12/2, 6:45 - 7:30 p.m.
Sarah Hoffman of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

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PIYO Fusion
PIYO Fusion achieves a strong core and increases your flexibility! Strengthening the muscles deep within your abs and back provides a strong foundation helping to reduce the risk of injury while performing your everyday tasks. This class blends essential Yoga poses for strength and balance and Pilates to build and maintain your core. At the end of this class you will walk a bit taller, move with greater grace, feel increased energy, and notice a transformation in your abdominal region. What you need: an exercise mat, a towel and a water bottle.
50058
$85
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Sat., 10/4 - 12/13, 8 - 8:50 a.m.
No class 11/29
Connie Fagan of Fitness Professionals On Demand, Instructor

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Metabolic Blast Bootcamp
Metabolic Blast Camp with Battling Ropes: Stoke the 'fire' of your metabolism and become a lean fat burning machine! This class will teach you how to get strong where it matters most and how to get lean by vamping up your metabolism. You'll be empowered to build a solid core, beautiful sculpted muscles and MELT overall body fat through intense bursts of cardio challenges such as sprints, lunges, and battling ropes with intervals of unique body weight exercises designed to sculpt all areas of your physic. Every class experience will offer inspiration, camaraderie and encouragement by both the instructor and the fellow students! It's the one "Boot Camp" experience designed to EMPOWER you to discover your own inner greatness in class and out!

What you receive:

  • 36 classes of high-intensity interval training
  • Expert coaching from a nationally-certified personal trainer
  • Nutritional support
  • Weekly food journal
  • Fitness assessment
  • 24-7 online support and individual attention
  • Injury prevention techniques
  • Supercharged motivation
  • Accountability
  • Powerful encouragement
  • An adrenalin kick to start your day that will fire up your metabolism

What you give:

  • Three hours of your time a week
  • 100% effort
  • $200 course fee

50068
$200
36 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., Wed. & Fri., 9/17 - 12/12, 6 - 7 a.m.
No class 10/13, 11/26 & 11/28
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

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Paleo Body
There was a time when all were fit, fast and agile. There was a time when real food was nourishing and fast food didn't exist. The Paleo Body is about returning to the roots of the uber fit! It's a holistic encounter as you glide through the woods, push, lift and crawl like only the fittest of cave-men and women could do! It's a program that will tap into your wild side, release your inner Spartan and lift your spirit into a kingdom where success lies in the camaraderie of your 'clan'. It will be an outdoor program utilizing trees, mud, rocks, ropes and roots!
50399
$140
24 Sessions, East Greenbush Town Park
Wed. & Fri., 9/17 - 12/12, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
No class 11/26 & 11/28
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

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Core Camp
Jump into fall with a new six pack! Lose that weight around the midsection with this fast track fitness class strategically designed to deliver results! Think Bootcamp meets Pilates. You will be inspired through high-intensity intervals of metabolically-altering cardio drills that are geared to fire up your metabolism. You will learn the best middle-whittling core moves out there. Melt the external fat and reveal the lean chiseled muscle that you will be developing.

This program will begin and end with a thorough fitness and nutrition assessment so you will see the incredible results from investing in yourself. Join us in Core Camp and whittle your middle this year!

For more information, contact Hollan Bonjukian at (518) 496-0337 or Trufitnessanswers@gmail.com.
50069
$75
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 9/21 - 12/14, 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.
No class 11/30
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

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Pilates for Runners
Want to run effortlessly? Want to bulletproof your hips and knees against injury? Ready to become a force to be reckoned with? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this class if for you!

If you just want to become a better runner, ward off winter weight gain and experience your fittest winter ever, join us for Pilates for Runners. This training will help you overcome common problems to runners including: plantar fasciitis, runner's knee and shin splints.

Although there will be NO running in class, this program is no walk in the park. You will learn the 'golden' exercises that will unlock your inner runner, by targeting the common weak spots; gluteus medius, lower back, abdominals and spine, while lengthening the hamstrings, tightening the quads and conditioning the feet. If you are not a runner, you'll be runner ready when you are through! If you are a runner, this class will be transformational for you. For more information, contact Hollan Bonjukian at (518) 496-0337 or trufitnessanswers@gmail.com.
50070
$75
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 9/21 - 12/14, 7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
No class 11/30
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

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Kettlebell Fitness
Ready to kick all your fitness goals into high gear? Kettlebells are a Russian strength and conditioning tool that are rapidly taking over the health and fitness world. Of all the different pieces of fitness equipment out there, nothing does the job more effectively and efficiently than kettlebells. Gain functional strength and muscle definition!

The single biggest benefit of kettlebell training is how quickly you can get an effective workout. You can quite easily train every single muscle in your body in short periods of time, while simultaneously improving your strength, endurance and flexibility.

It is required that students purchase a kettlebell prior to the first class. Often, women typically start with 10- or 15-pound (6.8-kg) kettlebell and men start with a 20-pound kettlebell (9 kg), but be sure to choose one that still challenges you but isn't too heavy.
50059
$85
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 10/2 - 12/11, 6 - 7 p.m.
No class 11/27
Fitness Professionals On Demand, Instructor

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Basic Self Defense Ages 12 - Adult
Knowing some self defense techniques has become an essential part of modern life. A violent attack is never a planned thing for the victim. It can leave them scarred, physically and emotionally, for life. We must always remember to be aware of our surroundings and know how to prevent a violent situation from ever happening; and if needed, understand how to physically protect ourselves from becoming victimized. It's time to take control and fight back!

Basic Self Defense will teach you the skills needed in order to quickly react and protect yourself effectively. Learn how to improve balance, speed and reaction time. Become more aware of your surroundings and potential dangerous situations. Remember, don't allow yourself to be a victim of violence. Fight back!

Instructor Terrance Canavan has been studying martial arts for over 15 years. He is a fourth degree black belt and has over 14 years teaching experience. Through self defense programs, he has dedicated his free time to teaching adults and children how to protect themselves from attackers.
50096
$77
8 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 9/25 - 11/13, 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Terrance Canavan, Instructor

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Butts and Gutts
Butts and Guts...need it say any more? This class is all about tightening and toning those troublesome tushies and tummies. This 45-minute class will focus intensely on ab and glute work that also breaks a sweat, sometimes uses light weights, and will finally give you results in inches lost, sculpted spots, and just plain confidence in how you fit in your clothes and carry yourself. Say goodbye to boring crunches and traditional butt lifts. This is a program that changes the way you see your core and backside forever!
50387
$85
10 Sessions, CTR 204
Tues., 9/30 - 12/9, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
No class 11/18
Blythe Thompson-Hurlburt of Fitness Core You, Instructor

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Circuit Training
This circuit training program incorporates HIIT (high intensity interval training) with pre-set stations that include body weight exercises, aerobics, weights and much more! Stations are built to help you progress at your pace to a higher fitness level. All levels welcome. Please bring a mat, and a pair of hand weights (5-8 lbs for women) and (10-15 lbs for men).
50388
$85
10 Sessions, CTR 204
Tues., 9/30 - 12/9, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
No class 11/18
Blythe Thompson-Hurlburt of Fitness Core You, Instructor

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NEW!
Bokwa®
Looking for a new different workout while listening to today's popular music? Bokwa® is a new and completely different approach to group exercise that is rapidly spreading across the globe.

Bokwa® instructors teach participants to draw letters and numbers patterns with their feet. Every-one can do it! You can have two left feet and can dance alongside world champion Latin and ballroom dancers and all have a terrific experience in the same class! All you need is a bottle of water! Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.
50395
$65
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 9/16 - 12/2, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Abs In Inc., Instructor

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HOBBIES

Contemporary Guitar Skills I
This course is designed for beginners and those who have been playing guitar for one year or less. You will be guided through the basics of guitar including how to tune, play chords and solo. Also covered are major, minor and pentatonic scales, basic soloing skills, theory, technique and ensemble skills. Many musical examples will be illustrated from popular songs, including songs that are of special interest to students. You must provide your own acoustic or electric guitar (a small amplifier should be used with electric guitars). Additional materials will be discussed at the first class; anticipated cost is $20.
50115
$90
10 Sessions, WIL 113
Mon., 9/29 - 12/8, 6 - 8 p.m.
No class 10/13
Gary Cellucci, Instructor

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Contemporary Guitar Skills II
This class is a continuation of "Contemporary Guitar Skills I" or for the intermediate guitar player with one to four years playing experience. Topics will include major and minor pentatonic scales, soloing techniques, modes, phrasing, theory, playing with other musicians, chord progressions, warm-up exercises and developing good practice habits.
50116
$110
12 Sessions, WIL 113
Tues., 9/23 - 12/9, 6 - 8 p.m.
Gary Cellucci, Instructor

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Rock Guitar
Students will learn the art of composition, soloing, chord progressions, riffs, and licks in the classic rock guitar styles of Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Tony Iommi, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, and many more! Prerequisites: Have at least one year of playing experience and some basic knowledge of scales and chords. Tablature, fret board diagrams, chord grids, and standard notation will be used in the class. An electric guitar with a small amplifier is preferred; however, acoustic guitars are welcome. Additional materials will be discussed at the first class: anticipated cost is $20 - $25.
50351
$110
12 Sessions, WIL 113
Thurs., 9/25 - 12/18, 6 - 8 p.m.
No class 11/27
Gary Cellucci, Instructor

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