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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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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
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, and balance work. Designed specifically for baby boomers!
Knockout Nation Punch, kick, and jab your way to fit! This dynamic cardio/strength class uses one pound weighted gloves, and simple, strong, choreographed moves, to build muscle, increase stamina, and release stress!
Dance and Fit Easy, low impact, dance routines combined with the versatility of strength training. Enjoy choreographed dancing to oldies hit songs while using a variety of tools like resistance bands, light weights, and ball to tone your body. This is not a high intensity strength training class, and is easy for participants of all ages to dance and be fit!
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!
Rock'n Roll Cardio A great way to start your weekend! Enjoy Rock'n Roll paired with Hi-Low Aerobics followed by ab, weight, strength, balance, and flexibility work.
S.P.F (Strength, Power, and Flexibility; Boomer Fitness): Simple athletic cardio; this ain't no dance class! Plus straightforward weight training to gain strength for functional movement, strong core work, and longer flexibility segment to improve joint health and mobility.  
Intermediate / Advanced Classes 
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, and jam your way through different workout stations in this awesome circuit training class. Circuit training has been shown to burn more calories and firm-up muscles fast!
Advanced Classes
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 and sweatin’ good time.
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.
Boot Camp Plus The same great class you've been loving, we just made it better by extending the time 15 minutes to include an optional enhanced flexibility section. Designed to increase motion, mobility, and function of the joints to augment athletic power.
Super Fit This advanced level class uses 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.
Cardio Core 40 minutes of hardcore cardio and 15 minutes of abs and stretching.
Mind and Body Classes
Fundamental Yoga A slower paced yoga class focusing on the importance of alignment and position.
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.
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 Ashtanga-style yoga class.
Deep Stretch Yoga A light, relaxing class to bring a renewed sense of balance and calm. This class focuses on gentle movement, flexibility, and relaxation.
Tai Chi  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.
Belly Dance Get a great core workout, strengthen and tone your entire body, while learning this graceful form of ethnic dance!
Booty Bar A fun, energetic, workout that fuses techniques from dance, Pilates, and yoga that will tone, define, and chisel the whole body. Barre is the perfect combination of strength and flexibility with an added cardiovascular element.
Gentle Yoga Wrap up your busy week with this light, relaxing yoga experience! This class focuses on deep breathing techniques and soft muscle conditioning.
Pop PiYo A combination of yoga and Pilates set to fun pop music.
Chair Yoga A gentle yoga class focused on learning techniques to achieve physical and mental fitness while using a chair. Improve your health, tone your muscles and internal organs, and strengthen your bones.