Group Fitness

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Group Fitness Classes include: Barre, TRX Core Strength, Barre/Mat Fusion, Pilates/TRX Fusion, Melt the Muffin,
Foam Roller, Zumba & all specialty classes
  
Barre: Our Barre classes are based on the fundamentals of Pilates. We focus on proper form and neutral pelvic alignment to protect and strengthen the spine. Barre is a strength class that combines the principles of dance and lengthening of  Pilates for total conditioning. This program provides a full body workout that builds strength and flexibility. The result is a toned long lean body, healthy and supple spine and improved posture.  This systematic format combines challenging intervals using controlled, precise movements designed to stretch and strengthen muscle without adding bulk.

Mat Pilates: (Barre/Mat Fusion, Mat/TX Fusion): Pilate’s exercises focus on the core postural muscles which help keep the body balanced and which are essential to providing support for the spine. The goal is to achieve a balance of strength and flexibility by working opposing muscle groups. Pilates strengthens the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine which improve your posture, balance and core strength while sculpting your body. It was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s. Originally designed as a rehabilitative practice, Joseph Pilates, years ahead of his time, knew that gravity pulls our bodies out of alignment causing muscle imbalances. The Pilates method can correct improper movement habits so that the body learns the right way to perform movement and the right muscle to use. Pilates practitioners experience optimal body functionality both internally and externally while moving through all of life’s activities.

Melt the Muffin Top/Shrink the Saddle Bags: This is a Mat Pilates class focused on abs and obliques. This class develops core strength, improved posture, strength & flexibility. This class is designed around the ABC””S principles; Alignment, Breathe, Concentration, Core, and Stabilization. An effective mind-body workout producing long lean muscles.

Shrink The Saddle Bags is a Mat Pilates class focused on toning corner seat, hamstrings and thighs. This class develops core strength, improved posture, strength & flexibility. This class is designed around the ABC””S principles; Alignment, Breathe, Concentration, Core, and Stabilization. An effective mind-body workout producing long lean muscles.

Pilates for Buff Bones® is a medically-endorsed workout that combines Pilates, functional movement, strength training, and therapeutic exercise with bone-strengthening and balance techniques to optimize the health and safety of your bones. The workout follows a research-supported design of specifically sequenced exercises, making it an entire system of bone and joint health, rather than just a set of exercises. Toning your arms, hips, back and abs, the Buff Bones® system also improves posture, is adaptable to varying levels, and is even safe for those with osteoporosis

After taking Barbara’s barre classes for the last four years, my muscles are leaner and longer and my posture has greatly improved! Love it!

Zumba at Managed Fitness brings Latin and cardio-dance fun in a low- to no-impact, core-intensive class suitable for all levels. Participants should wear cross-trainers, aerobic-style shoes or dance sneakers. Zumba(R) is a dance fitness program that fuses various dances from salsa to Bollywood with aerobics and fitness into a workout program that now spans the globe.

Ballet, Barre, BLEND is a combination of challenging Barre exercises along with EASY TO LEARN Ballet combinations which will get your heart rate revving. In addition, some fun tunes from 70’s Funk and current will provide a great groove and motivate you to have a fun while pushing your body to it’s limit!

Jump Board: This Pilates Reformer specialty class combines strength training and cardio vascular training. The jump board enables you to get your heart rate up with no pressure on joints or knees. You will increase your flexibility and agility, and develop optimal core strength while burning extra calories!

Foam Roller: Our Foam Roller workout is a full body Pilates based workout that develops core strength, improved posture, strength & flexibility. This class is designed around the ABC””S principles; Alignment, Breathe, Concentration, Core, and Stabilization. An effective mind-body workout producing long, lean muscles. Additionally, we will apply the foam roller as a self-myofascial release (SMR) stretching technique. This effective and simple to do technique delivers positive, feel good results. This methodology can deliver improvements in flexibility, muscle recovery, movement efficiency, inhibiting overactive muscles, and pain reduction.

Managed Fitness classes are challenging but fun. Everyone is encouraged to work out to his/her own comfort level. Great camaraderie and support from all of the instructors and clients as well. A fun and welcoming atmosphere. I would highly recommend the Barre classes. – Maria C –

Recover, Repair & Restore: This self care class focuses on relaxation and recovery. It combines stretching and myofascial release with mindful breathing. Recovery from exercise training is a vital component of any exercise program and is paramount for performance and continued improvement. If the rate of recovery is appropriate, higher training volumes and intensities are possible without the detrimental effects of overtraining.

willPower & grace® is a formatted fusion of postures and drills, willPower & grace® is the high-energy, cardiovascular solution that mind-body practitioners have been looking for, and the foot-fitness conditioning program that athletes need. This workout is as philosophical is it is physical; a full-body functional workout meets sports psychology. We integrate the smartest and safest barefoot training methods to strengthen your feet while progressively correcting imbalances in your ankles, knees and hips. It is a functional exercise program combining cardio and flexible strength.

Pilates Reformer 101 Complimentary Demo: Offered once a month. This session is required for anyone that is new to Pilates before registering for a Group Reformer class. We will cover the fundamentals of Pilates. You will learn the proper pelvic position, breathing and form. We will review safety and operation of the Pilates Reformer machine. You will have an opportunity to try some basic Pilates exercises on the machine.