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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Group Exercise Class Descriptions

Looking for a class time? Check out our Weekly Fitness Schedule! Group exercise classes are held every day of the week.

 

Beginning Classes
Silver Streaks Gentle exercise incorporating an active warm-up, chair and standing work, stretching and strengthening to promote flexible joints, stronger muscles, and healthier backs. Special rehabilitative exercise are included to enhance balance.
20-20-20 This is a contemporary, cutting-edge variable class format consisting of 20 minutes of non-impact aerobics, 20 minutes of strength training, and 20 minutes of functional and static stretching.
Beginning / Intermediate Classes
Low Impact Enjoy a fun class that is easy for beginners and challenging for the tried and true exerciser. Low impact aerobics will boost your energy level, burn calories, reduce stress, and get you in shape. No experience (or spandex) necessary!
Hip Hop Smooth our your groove with easy to learn contemporary hip hop moves. All teens welcome.
Zumba Gold Specifically designed to take the exciting Latin and international dance rhythms created in the original Zumba and bring them to the active older adults, beginner participants and other special populations that may need modifications for success.
Time of Your Life (Boomer Fitness) A brilliant mix of floor cardio, cardio-strength, muscular endurance, core training, yoga, Pilates, & balance work. Designed specifically for Baby Boomers!
Intermediate Classes 
Ab Fab Includes 20 minutes of intense abdominal strengthening exercises giving you a stronger, leaner core.
Zumba A high energy combination of Latin/Reggae and Salsa dance steps that is sure to rock your socks off! Join our certified Zumba instructors for the funnest class on the planet. No previous dance experience necessary!
Intermediate / Advanced Classes 
Burn 'n' Firm

Get your seat on in this intense fat-burning, muscle-firming workout! Combine cardio and weight training to become fit inside and out.

Cardio Camp

Straightforward intense floor aerobics followed by abdominal and flexibility work. A great way to start your weekend!!

Dance, Dance, Dance!

 Break out with this creative hi-low aerobic class designed around easy to learn dance moves! Enjoy super body-sculpting moves with weights, bands, and plenty of abdominal training to firm and shape your body!

Circuit City

 Box, pump, & jam your way through 10 different workout stations in this awesome circuit training class. Circuit training has been shown to burn more calories & firm-up muscles fast!

Bodies Behind Bars

 Reset your metabolism and build lean, toned muscles using the versatile body bar! This class offers a full body muscular endurance workout while blasting away fat!

Cardio Kickboxing

 Kick, punch, and jab your way to a fit physique!! Fun and easy kickboxing moves, will conquer daily stress and demolish up to 800 calories a session!

Advanced Classes
Beach Body          This non-traditional strength training class features dumbbells, exertubes, and gliders to strengthen and shape your butt and legs, along with tons of ab work to develop a major six-pack and sculpted arms.
Body Buff Tough, straightforward muscle work for lean muscle definition and better body confidence. Uses a variety of strength training devices and philosophies. A diverse, sweatin’ good time.
Body Blitz Nothing burns calories and gets you fit fast like interval training!! This class features alternating cardio bursts and super strength training intervals with a cool Pilates flavor, all focusing on the step!!
Boot Camp Boot camp offers you the benefits of a basic training cardio workout, and top gun full-body weight training! Finish up with a world-class abdominal session and soothing head to toe stretch.
Heavy Metal

This fun new format uses kettle bells- the secret weapon of Olympic athletes to shape-up quickly- now available in this class setting!

Mash-up Mania

Tired of the same predictable aerobics class? Mash-Up Mania is a mesh of cardio, resistance, core, balance, and much more. Each class has a different focus with a little bit of EVERYTHING to enhance your fitness level.

Triple Threat              Bootcamp, Beach Body, Heavy Metal. These are the classes that take your body into overdrive and maximum kcal burn. Get the best of all 3 with Triple Threat!
Crossfit-ness Our crossfit-ness utilizes the best of Tabata and HIIT training under the supervision of highly skilled professional trainers certified by internationally accredited associations. This is the high intensity interval training you've heard about made safer and more effective through application of sound, proven principles of exercise science.
Mind & Body Classes
Pilates Method Pilates exercises have long been renowned for producing long, lean physiques. Exercises focus on the body’s core muscles (abs and back) and are gentle in nature.
Pilates Method Level 2 The next step up from Pilates Method. learn and practice intermediate level exercises.
Yoga Enjoy a renewed sense of balance and calm in a mixed-level yoga session. Improve your health, tone your muscles, and strengthen your bones. You don’t have to twist yourself into a pretzel to do yoga – yoga is for everyone!
Power Yoga Start your day in a powerful way with this challenging yet regenerative Astanga-style yoga class.
Prenatal Yoga Connect your breath to relaxation in preparation for labor, delivery, and parenting. Focus on hip-opening and pelvic floor exercises.
Tai Chi for Health This particular form has been shown to be helpful to participants with arthritis. Tai Chi also has been shown to be effective in improving diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, fibromyalgia, and heart function. It consists of slow, gentle movements and includes warm-up exercises to improve balance and flexibility, and to strengthen core and legs.
Global Grooves

Have fun and get a great workout dancing around the globe! West meets East! Global Grooves is for any size or age! We do a lot of isolation exercises with focus on strength and grace. Although the class is structured, you will learn how to improvise your dance to truly let your inhabitions go and have fun!

Gentle Tai Chi for better balance

Warm-up exercises and Tai Chi movements to strengthen legs, improve balance, and become more aware of stable postures.

KIDS

S.L.E.E.K. Barre

 

S.L.E.E.K. (Supple,Lean,Elongated,Energized,Kinetic) Barre Workout is a total body workout promoting toned and sculpted muscles, beautiful posture, core stability, alignment, balance, fluid movement, and vitality. Set to lovely classical music, incorporating the ballet barre, and combining various disciplines including dance,Pilates, and traditional strength/calisthenics exercises, this fun class will benefit people of every age and ability!

Power Barre

 Add the benefits of barre exercise to total body strength training and what do you get? A complete workout that's targeted to give you your best body ever! We will be combining the most effective movement sequences from dance, Pilates, body weight calisthenics, and resistance training using weights, balls, and bands to promote thorough muscle balance, endurance, and strength. This remarkably adaptable exercise system suits all fitness levels!

Gentle Yoga

Wrap up your busy week with this light, relaxing yoga experience! This class focuses on deep breathing techniques and soft muscle conditioning.

Just for Kids
Young Athletes Training Zone--ages 11-13 only Join one of our certified personal trainers from 5-6:30 pm and get your workout under the supervision of a qualified professional. A variety of cardio and strength equipment will be available for you to utilize to help you train for your fitness goals.
Yoga for Kids Encourages fun while teaching kids to be mindful of their bodies and others around them. Incorporates basic postures, community stretching, story telling and games. Parents welcome to participate.

 

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