Summer 2019 Offerings: Health & Fitness

From aerobics and belly dancing to Pilates and Zumba, we offer dozens of fun courses to get you moving this summer.

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!
70255
$70
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 6/3 - 8/5, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

70257
$70
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 6/5 - 8/7, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

Hi-Lo 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 can be successful!
70261
$70
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 6/3 - 8/5, 7 - 8 p.m.
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

71309
$70
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 6/5 - 8/7, 7 - 8 p.m.
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

HIIT
HIIT stands for high intensity interval training. This class is for all fitness levels and your experienced instructors will provide low impact modifications, timed bouts of cardio and short rest periods. You will blast through calories and sculpt lean muscles.
71306
$70
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 6/6 - 8/15, 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
Lori Hallenbeck of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

Metabolic Blast Bootcamp
Shred fat, sculpt lean muscles, lose inches and gain metabolic power before your day begins! Those who get their workout done before the day kicks off experience increased metabolic burn through the rest of the day, resulting in a whole day’s worth of success. This inspiring fitness journey will empower you with an atmosphere of camaraderie and support to achieve noticeable changes using the proven techniques of interval training. Course fee includes $25 materials fee.

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 adrenaline kick to start your day that will fire up your metabolism

What you give:

  • Three hours of your time a week
  • 100 percent effort
  • $225 course fee

70326
$225
29 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., Wed., and Fri., 6/3 - 8/9, 6 - 7 a.m.
No class 7/5
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

Core Camp
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!
70510
$75
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 6/2 - 8/4, 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

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 you will 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.
70318
$52
8 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 6/3 - 7/22, 5:15 - 6 p.m.
Sarah Hoffman of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

70319
$52
8 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 6/5 - 7/24, 5:15 - 6 p.m.
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

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).
70320
$52
8 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 6/3 - 7/22, 6:05 - 6:50 p.m.
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

70321
$52
8 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 6/5 - 7/24, 6:05 - 6:50 p.m.
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

Barre: Strength & Flex
Barre: Strength and Flex is a series of movements that strengthen the entire body. It combines the core conditioning associated with Pilates with the flexibility improvements that occur with yoga, plus stability and strength exercises associated with ballet and fitness. This workout incorporates floor work, barre work and standing body weight exercises with the use of light weights, resistance bands and the barre. No previous experience is needed, just bring a set of 2-5 lb. hand weights, a yoga mat and a towel and wear comfortable fitness clothes. This workout is traditionally done barefoot but split sole sneakers or ballet shoes can be worn. Come and try this fun and popular workout!
70822
$64
10 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 6/3 - 8/5, 7 - 7:45 p.m.
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

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 warmup, 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 a set of 3-5 lb. hand weights, a mat, towel and water. Get ready to have fun and sweat!
70264
$64
10 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 6/5 - 8/7, 7 - 8 p.m.
Christine Sultan and Mary Anne Fantauzzi of Total Body Trifecta, Instructors

Ballet Workout
This class, for those with little or no ballet experience, was designed to expose you to the beauty, grace and fluidity of the dance form using exercises modified for a fitness setting. The format includes a moving warmup, stretch, abdominals, floor barre, standing center work, a movement combination and reverence. We will not use a barre in order to strengthen the core and improve balance. Come experience this new offering! Bring a yoga mat, water, towel, and a set of 3-5 lb. hand weights. Fitness attire and sneakers are acceptable. Ballet slippers are optional.
71155
$64
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 6/4 - 8/6, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Emma Castoria of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

Meditative Nature Journaling
As humans, we all have stories to tell, lives unfinished and busy minds yearning for fresh renewal. All we need is the right environment to bring those stories out. Meditation is not the clearing of the mind but the aligning of it, and nature offers an environment that humanity heals in. Nature can awaken our personal story!

As a writer, artist and wilderness lover, instructor Hollan Bonjukian has long retreated to nature for healing, clarity and beauty. This class will afford you the structure, nurture and inspiration to find your own voice and to jump start your inner journey through quiet reflective time alone, as well as a community to share that journey with. You don’t have to be a writer, but you may become one after this class.
71327
$60
3 Sessions, Schodack Town Park
Sun., 6/9 - 6/23, 3 - 5 p.m.
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

Yoga I: Foundations of Practice
This course is of value to students of any age, with or without previous experience in yoga. We will focus patiently on classic postures and breathing exercises to bring balance and well-being to the body, mind and spirit. With the development of physical flexibility and calmness of mind, we also lay the foundations for a rewarding lifelong practice of yoga. Please bring a mat designed for yoga and wear loose, comfortable clothes.
70189
$80
8 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 6/3 - 7/22, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Jeanne Wein, Instructor

70190
$80
8 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 6/5 - 7/24, 4 - 5 p.m.
Jeanne Wein, Instructor

71163
$80
8 Sessions, AMZ 306
Thurs., 6/6 - 8/1, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
No class 7/4
Jeanne Wein, Instructor

Butts and Guts
Butts and Guts...need it say more? This 45-minute class is all about tightening and toning those troublesome tushies and tummies. The class will focus intensely on ab and glute work that also breaks a sweat and will 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!
70668
$85
10 Sessions, AMZ 306
Tues., 6/4 - 8/6, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Blythe Hurlburt, Instructor

Kettlebells
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.

They provide an effective and efficient way to gain functional strength and muscle definition. You can quite easily train every muscle in your body in short periods of time, while simultaneously improving your strength, endurance and flexibility. Get your metabolism fired up and feel invincible! You’ll need an exercise mat, a towel, water bottle and a 5 lb. to 15 lb. kettlebell. You should be easily able to lift the kettlebell with two hands and it should be slightly challenging to lift with one hand.
70808
$80
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 6/6 - 8/15, 6 - 6:45 p.m.
No class 7/4
Liz Gross of Fitness Professionals On Demand, Instructor

Body Conditioning
Join us for a functional fitness class to exercise all muscle groups at a healthy pace!

This is beginner- to moderate-level conditioning class designed to strengthen your body, increase endurance, and help you de-stress.

The class begins with exercises to increase your flexibility by improving your range of motion and is followed by a full-body workout to strengthen arms and legs, tighten core muscles and improve cardiovascular endurance. Each class ends with a relaxation sequence that will leave you feeling refreshed and refocused. Modifications are given to participants who have physical challenges that prohibit them from performing certain exercises. What you need: an exercise mat, a set of 3 or 5 lb. dumbbells, and water bottle.

BSNENY members, contact the instructor at cox@nycap.rr.com to find out how you can use your wellness benefit for the cost of classes.
70810
$80
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 6/3 - 8/12, 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
No class 7/8
Liz Gross of Fitness Professionals on Demand, Instructor

Belly Dance is for Everybody
Explore the rich tapestries of the world through belly dancing, a centuries-old dance that teaches women how to move their muscles in a more holistic way to the sound of music, and helps them achieve a softly sculpted physique.

This fun exercise program leaves you feeling creative, confident, healthy and stress-free. The instructor will guide you through the fundamental dance moves and incorporate the use of silky veils, finger cymbals, and hip scarves adorned with swishing beads, sequins and jingling coins.

You are never too old or too young to learn to belly dance. This course welcomes all students, beginner to advanced. The hippest way to stay fit!
70918
$65
8 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 6/11 - 7/30, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tammy Sanzione of Ayperi-Alizarin Bellydance, Instructor

Tabata: Burn Fat and Get Fit
Tabata is a High Intensity Interval Training workout where you perform an exercise for 20 seconds and then rest for 10 and repeat for a total of eight cycles. Tabata gives you a total-body, heart-pumping, aerobic and strength-conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance and clear your mind. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided.

Tabata is a great class for those of us who want to lose weight, shape and tone your entire body for the summer as well as for athletes (e.g. runners and cyclists) to build their cardiovascular capacity and increase athletic performance. Join us for this fun, new and exciting workout! It is a great way to start your weekend! Bring a light set of hand weights. This class focuses on your core, arms and buttocks, so be prepared to look your best and see the difference this training can make in how you look and feel!
70809
$80
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Sat., 6/8 - 8/17, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
No class 7/6
Liz Gross of Fitness Professionals on Demand, Instructor

Soul and Spirit Running
You don’t have to be long and lean to run powerfully with freedom and joy, but you do need the right techniques. Whether you like running or not, this class will give you a new toolbox to optimize your body’s capacity to run naturally. Your running will become more efficient with healthy body mechanics, minimalist footwear, enhanced breathing practices and tempo training. We want you to reinvent running as a joyous experience! Expect to get faster and more efficient, meet fun-loving friends, and get hooked for life on what can be a deeply soul-nurturing experience. This is an opportunity to safely explore barefoot running as well. For all levels.
71169
$95
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Fri., 6/7 - 8/16, 5:15 - 5:55 a.m.
No class 7/5
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

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