Fitness Classes

H.I.I.T. Release

hiit picHigh intensity interval training, core strength, and deep stretching, all in one hour. H.I.I.T. burns more fat in less time while preserving your lean muscle, and it’s not just for elite athletes. Anyone can add intervals that are intense (for them) to a workout and the benefits are tremendous!* We’ll spend about 20 minutes, after warming up, doing intense intervals of cardio and strength exercises (10-90 seconds) interspersed with light movement or rest, allowing you to tap into a higher intensity than you’d normally be able to reach. The high demand, even for short bursts, creates positive metabolic changes far beyond a steady state work. This equates to more fat being used for energy, more muscle tissue preservation, a longer after-burn, and you getting in better shape. H.I.I.T. has even been shown to improve symptoms of Diabetes, Parkinson’s, and COPD!

*If you haven’t exercised at all in a long time, having a base level of fitness such as some consistent walks a few times a week for a few weeks is recommended first.

MONDAYS 9:15-10:15 am & 6:30-7:30pm (FREE trial!)
@ Benicia Comm. Center, 370 East L St, Benicia, CA 94510
6-class punch card for $42 ($52 non-res) (good for 6 months)
Each class runs with a minimum of 4. You’ll be notified at least 2 hours prior to class.


black-high-res-rgb-transparentDo you love hip-hop dance? Wish you knew more moves? Wish you could do it more often than at weddings (i.e. feeling too old for the clubs)? You’ll be addicted to U-Jam! It’s an athletic dance fitness workout for everyone – no experience needed – set to heart-pumping urban beats from around the world. It’s easy to follow, seriously fun, and appeals to everyone, male and female, teenagers to seniors. Within 3-5 classes, your muscle memory allows you to really get your groove on, adding to the sweat, smiles and calorie burn. There’s Bollywood, Reggaeton, Hip-Hop, Afro Beats, K-Pop and more. And I promise, no one cares what you look IMG_3071like.. they’re too busy workin’ out their own groove!

WEDNESDAYS 5:30-6:30pm (FREE trial!)
@ Benicia Comm. Center, 370 East L St, Benicia, CA 94510
11-week session $65 ($81 non-res)
6-class punch card for $40 ($50 non-res)
drop-in $8 ($10 non-res)

THURSDAYS 6:45-7:45pm (FREE trial!)
@ Benicia Fitness, 606 First Street, Benicia, CA 94510
10-class punch card for $90 or included w/ membership

 


 

Deep Stretch Relief (coming soon)

Need to stretch more to diminish aches and pains? Do you find new or nagging old injuries hold you back too often, both with everyday activity or with workouts? Proper, consistent, varied and thorough stretching can make a world of difference! This is a pure stretching class including all methods: static, dynamic, PNF, and active isolated stretching to get the most thorough response. Spend 45 minutes each week letting go of tension on your joints from overly strained and tight muscles, often on opposing sides from where you feel the ache, and start to feel amazing! It’s worth the time investment!

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