For Any Fitness Level
Our certified instructors offer group fitness classes that support any fitness level at the Sam B. Cook Healthplex.
Free Member Classes
Most land-based group fitness classes are included with your membership, and with over 60 classes offered per week, there is something for everyone.
Whatever Your Needs
All group fitness classes can be tailored to accommodate your fitness level. Whether you’re interested in weight loss support or looking to enhance sport performance, there’s a class to help you reach your goals.
Our certified instructors offer a superior workout experience that provides a healthy challenge every time.
This 30-minute Barre class mixes elements of Pilates, yoga, dance and functional training. The moves are choreographed to motivating music. You'll use exercise equipment such as mini-balls and small hand weights to sculpt, slim and stretch your entire body.
A 45-minute class dedicated to strengthening and sculpting the obvious! Get ready to feel the results for days after the class is over.
Functional Fitness is what we all need to be stronger, more balanced and mobile in life. A series of simple muscle activation and lengthening techniques will improve immobile joints and create true core strength that enables strong, coordinated movements. (40 min.)
A great class for all fitness levels. This upbeat workout focuses on both the upper and lower body with strength training, cardiovascular conditioning and flexibility exercises. A fun and low intensity class that ensures you'll come back for more. Whether you're a beginner, senior or just need some new workout buddies, this class is for you! (45 min.)
Pilates help improve range of motion, flexibility, circulation, posture and abdominal strength. This 40-minute class focuses on basic Pilates principles: core strength, increased flexibility, breath control and correct alignment to improve posture. Whether you're just starting out or need an active recovery day after a tough workout, Pilates at the Sam B. Cook Healthplex is a great choice.
This slow-paced class focuses on stretching and core stabilization. During the 30-minute session you'll perform controlled movements and stretches that focus on alignment, functional strength and flexibility. A perfect complement to your strength training session or an easy beginners class to improve flexibility and body awareness.
This simple, easy to follow step aerobics makes your workout fun! During this 45-minute workout, modifications are provided for all levels - beginner to expert levels!
Steppin' Light Instructors
This ancient Chinese martial art is excellent for improving physical and mental health. This 45-minute class consists of a series of slow, gentle movements to improve balance, flexibility, coordination and reduce stress. It's perfect for all ages and abilities. Join us to improve your energy and your day.
This 30-minute, low impact cardio workout will raise your heart rate and rev your metabolism. A relatively gentle workout for your joints.
This walking program is for beginner walkers and those that want a group setting and supervision during your walk. Our Exercise Specialist will perform stretches with you before and after walking. This class is located on the main Fitness Center floor in the Cardiac Rehab area. (45 min.)
Walking for Wellness Instructors
A great workout for members who are 50+, but everyone is welcome. This 60-minute class is a low-impact and low-intensity workout that includes a warm-up, stretching, stability balls, muscle conditioning and track walking followed by a cool-down and stretching. It's offered in a group setting that provides support and motivation and is ideal for those with arthritis.
What is Rock Steady Boxing?
Rock Steady Boxing is a non-contact boxing class designed specifically for those diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
About Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's disease is a progressive, degenerative neurological disease that has no cure. For some unknown reason, the brain begins a decline in production of a neurotransmitter called "dopamine" which is responsible for brain-to-muscle communication. The result is a loss of motor and non-motor function.
Current treatments for PD include medication, surgical treatment and lifestyle changes (exercise, diet and emotional support). There are several medications that can temporally relieve the symptoms of Parkinson's, but exercise is the only treatment that has actually been medically proven to slow the progression of PD.
Why Rock Steady Boxing?
Several medical studies on exercise and Parkinson's have concluded that forced intense exercise can slow the progression of Parkinson's. In other words, when exercise is done at a volunteer rate, there is less benefit than when exercise is done that pushes or forces someone out of their comfort zone.
ESPN ranks Boxing as the most intense form of training, in terms of degree of difficulty compared to 60 other sports. If "forced intense" exercise is the proven form of exercise for people with Parkinson's, then boxing is a good fit.
Boxers undergo a diverse training regimen to achieve the optimal body control it takes to be a good fighter.
Boxers train to improve:
• Hand-eye coordination
• Speed of movement
• Muscle Power
• Mental focus
All of these things happen to be issues for people with Parkinson's. So instead of focusing on the specific symptoms of Parkinson's, people can learn a new skill that is fun and a good stress reliever while addressing many of the symptoms of Parkinson's.
RSB at the SBC Healthplex
Our RSB Coaches completed intensive training and certification that assures them an understanding of Parkinson's disease and the benefits of RSB style boxing.
Rock Steady Boxing is designed to be modified for all levels of Parkinson's. Currently, SBC Healthplex is offering a RSB class for those in the earlier stages of PD. Those with interest will sign up for the 'Onboarding Process' where they will complete an assessment with a certified therapist to determine if Rock Steady Boxing is a right fit.
Rock Steady Boxing Coaches
The high-energy, sports-inspired cardio workout that builds strength and stamina. We combine athletic movements like running, lunging and jumping with strength exercises such as push-ups and squats. The full-length 55-minute class expect the dynamic instructors and powerful music to motivate you to reach your fitness goals - from the weekend athlete to the hard-core competitor!
The Sam B. Cook Healthplex also offers an abbreviated 30 & 45 minute Express class to easily fit into anyone's schedule!
Ideal for anyone and everyone, BODYFLOWTM is the yoga-based class that will improve your mind, your body and your life.
During BODYFLOW an inspired soundtrack plays as you bend and stretch through a series of yoga moves and embrace elements of Tai Chi and Pilates. Breathing control is a part of all the exercises, and instructors will provide options for those just getting started. You'll strengthen your entire body and leave the class feeling calm and centered.
The Sam B. Cook Healthplex offers this class in 30-, 45- and 55-minute formats.
BODYPUMP™ is for anyone looking to get lean, toned and fit – fast.
The original weights class that builds strength, tones your body and pushes you to the limit every time. Be strong. This workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls. Great music, awesome instructors and your choice of weight inspire you to get the results you came for - and fast!
The Sam B. Cook Healthplex also offers an abbreviated 30 & 45 minute Express class.
A strong, functional step training that unleashes power and athleticism. This 30, 45 or 55-minute class is ideal for members seeking a challenging results-focused step workout without any complex step choreography. Ideal for newer participants looking for a full body workout.
This short, sharp workout will inspire you to the next level of fitness, while strengthening and toning your body in just 30 minutes. It’s ideal for tightening your tummy and butt, while also improving functional strength and assisting in injury prevention. It'll help you run faster, play harder and stand stronger!
This high-intensity interval training builds cardiovascular fitness while improving strength, building lean muscle and maximizing calorie burn. GRITTMfeatures three 30-minute workouts: strength, plyo and cardio.
GRIT Strength is designed to improve strength and build lean muscle. This workout uses barbell, weight plate and body weight exercises to blast all major muscle groups.
GRIT Plyo is a plyometric-based workout designed to make you perform like an athlete. This workout uses a bench and combines explosive jumping exercises with agility training to increase explosiveness and to build a lean and athletic body.
GRIT Cardio improves cardiovascular fitness, increases speed and maximizes calorie burn. This workout uses a variety of body weight exercises and provides the challenge and intensity you need to get results fast.
GRIT Punch Cards
Every GRIT participant (member & nonmembers) will be required to purchase a GRIT Punch Card or purchase a single drop-in class. Drop-in participants will be required to pay in advance at the membership office. Each participant will need to check in with the GRIT Coach before class begins. If you do not have a punch card or have not payed for the drop-in rate in advance, you are not able to participate in the GRIT class.
- Punch Card: Purchase a 12-class pass for only $30, and get the 13th class for free! ($2,30/class)
- Drop-In Rate: $5
- Punch Card: Purchase a 12-class pass for $145, and get the 13th class for free! ($11.15/class)
- Drop-In Rate: $15
*Note: This punch card is not a day pass. It is to be used for the GRIT class only.
This high-energy martial arts inspired workout is totally non-contact. Punch and kick your way to fitness and burn up to 740 calories in a class. No experience needed!