Group Fitness Classes

Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness
at the ECHN Glastonbury Wellness Center

The Group Fitness program at Healthtrax is designed to provide you with energizing cardiovascular workouts, effective resistance training routines and a balance of invigorating yet relaxing mind body classes. Delivered by some of the best instructors in the industry, our Group Fitness classes are fun and innovative and will have you reaching new levels in health and wellness.


Group Fitness Class Descriptions

Classes vary by location. Click the links above for a list of current classes available at this Center.

Aqua Classes

Aqua Kick: Take the power fun and energy of a traditional kick boxing class and combine it with the resistance of the water to experience an invigorating class that will challenge your muscles while increasing strength and endurance.

Aqua Fitness: An energizing, low impact water fitness class that combines both strength training and cardiovascular conditioning exercises that will challenge your muscles and increase your strength.

Aqua Arthritis: A gentle water based class designed specifically for members with arthritis, chronic pain, and /or other joint injuries.

Aqua Tai Chi: Use the natural properties of the water to increase your flexibility, range of motion, muscle strength and well being.  A water-based class that is similar to Tai Chi You will relax as you focus on proper breathing, alignment, and fluid movement.

Aqua Zumba: Known as the Zumba “pool party,” Aqua Zumba gives new meaning to the idea of an invigorating workout. Splashing, stretching, twisting, even shouting, laughing, hooting and hollering are often heard during an Aqua Zumba class. Integrating the Zumba formula and philosophy with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it all together into a safe, challenging, water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning and, most of all, exhilarating beyond belief!

SilverSneakers® SilverSplash: Activate your aqua exercise urge for variety! SilverSplash® offers LOTS of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required, and a special SilverSneakers® kickboard is used to develop strength, balance and coordination.

Water in Motion: The newest aqua exercise workout that provides a low impact, high-energy challenge for participants of all ages, skill and fitness levels. Jump in and make a splash with this dynamic cardiovascular workout that tones and tapers the entire body. With land equivalent intensity, fantastic sing-along quality music, and dynamic instructors, enjoy the pure fun of this 60 minute water extravaganza.  Aqua-phobes will forever become aqua-FANS when they "Catch The Wave"!

Mind/Body

Pilates Mat: Strengthen your body from the inside out through Pilates exercise.  Focus is placed on the six principles of Pilates exercise including Concentration, Centering, Fluid Movement, Breathing, Controlled Movement, and Breath.  A variety of benefits can be earned including increased core strength, muscle balancing, flexibility, joint mobility and posture.  Exercise modifications and progression will be offered for all levels of participants.

Pilates Fusion: Center your energy, remove stress, and revitalize your mind as you experience the class that combines the basic elements of a Pilates mat class with various yoga moves and postures. 

Yoga: A unique way to integrate mind, body, and spirit, without force or competitiveness.  This class will guide all levels of students through a flowing asana practice that includes Sun Salutations, and a wide range of standing and seated poses. Your yoga class may incorporate a variety of yoga styles and practices including (but not limited to) Vinyasa and Hatha.  Attention is given to breath and proper alignment to promote a healthier lifestyle, relieve stress and increase strength and flexibility.

Gentle Yoga: This milder yoga class is designed for the new yoga student or participants with joint restrictions or limitations. Emphasis is placed on proper alignment, technique and breathing that will enhance one’s flexibility, strength, and posture.  

Power Yoga: Take your yoga to another level through Power Yoga! This class features a flowing sequence of poses linked with breath that invigorate your mind and challenge your muscles while simultaneously building stamina, flexibility and greater strength. Experience a supercharged version of yoga energy while getting a tremendous workout.

Meditation: Learn techniques to relax the body, quiet the mind, and elevate your mood.  Using the trained powers of concentration, you will learn to suspend the stream of thoughts that normally occupy the mind and become more aware of the present moment.  Helps to reduce stress and improve concentration and focus.

Tai Chi: Tai chi is the most famous Chinese martial art style.  It consists of fluid, gentle and graceful circular movements.  These physical exercises are designed especially for self-defense and meditation.

Silver Sneakers® YogaStretch: YogaStretch will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and a final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

Group Centergy: REDEFINE YOUR SELF with Group Centergy®. Grow longer and stronger in this invigorating 60-minute mind-body workout. Group Centergy incorporates yoga and Pilates fundamentals with athletic training for balance, mobility, flexibility, and the core. Emotive music drives the experience as you breathe and sweat through this full-body fitness journey. Take the time to CENTER YOUR ENERGY with Group Centergy.

Stretch: This is a gentle, restorative class with focus on enhance flexibility by increasing range of motion, while improving posture and alignment.

Cycle

Cycle Clinic: An educational clinic that introduces participants to the basic movements used in a Group Cycling class.  Learn how to properly set the bike as well as hydration recommendations, heart rate monitoring techniques and safety issues that ensure an effective cycling experience.  Please sign up at the front desk.

Cycle (30, 45, 60, 75, 90): This cycling class utilizes high energy music and a motivating, non-competitive group environment to create a stronger, leaner body.  No complicated moves and low impact pedaling allows anyone who can ride a bike to burn calories and have fun.  The numbers in intervals of 15 indicate the time in minutes.

Group RIDE ®: Get your RIDE ON with Group Ride®! This huge calorie burner builds great-looking legs! Group Ride is a 60-minute cycling experience brought indoors. Roll over hills, chase the pack, spin the flats, climb mountains, and sprint to the finish! Feel the thrill of energetic music and group dynamics as you get the all the benefits of authentic interval training. RIDE ON!

 R30: Get fitter in only 30 minutes with R30™. It's as easy as riding a bike, and in R30, riding a bike has never been better! Burn calories, improve muscular endurance, and build cardio fitness as you ride with surges, short intervals, power, and end with a rush. Inspiring music and motivating coaches ensure that EVERYONE FINISHES FIRST!

Cardio

Step: This class uses a step platform and high energy music to improve cardiovascular fitness and strengthen the lower body.  Step can combine high and low impact moves and is a great alternative to traditional cardio classes.

Step & Sculpt: This class takes the dynamics of cardiovascular conditioning combined with the many elements of strength for a total body workout using the step platform.

Group Step: Discover new heights with Group Step®! Utilizing the step in many positions and heights, this compelling 60-minute cardio program strengthens and shapes the lower body one step at a time. Energetic music and motivating instructors create this spunky group experience. Step this way with Group Step.  View video

Boot Camp: Challenge yourself with this circuit style class that will increase both muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. No fancy choreography, just skills and drills to increase your speed, agility, strength, and stamina.

Cardio Blast: Blast off with this high-energy class incorporating a combination of high and low impact moves to optimize your cardiovascular conditioning.  Each class is set to motivating music that will get your heart pumping and your body moving.

Kickboxing: Brings it on! This stimulating 60 minute class includes a complete upper and lower body cardio class using basic martial arts and boxing movements to improve overall endurance.

Interval Training: Challenge yourself with this class that will increase muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.  No fancy choreography, just skills and drills that will increase your speed, agility, strength, and stamina.

Fit for Life: Whether you’re new to fitness, returning to exercise, or want a lighter approach, this class will combine all the benefits of strength, cardio, flexibility, and balance with fun, easy to follow gentle fitness movements.

Cardio Contact: Get ready to burn fat, increase strength, endurance, speed, and agility with this high-energy cardio/boxing class.  Classic boxing moves on the bag mixed with a fusion of bootcamp cardio and martial arts takes you to the other side.  We provide the bag you bring the gloves, water, and a towel.

Cardio Dance: This easy to follow dance class incorporates high and low impact dance moves for a great cardiovascular workout.  The style of dance moves and choice of music varies by instructor.

Group Groove: If you can move, you can Groove. You'll stomp, flick, wiggle, hip, hop, snap, shimmy, shake, slide, glide, smile and laugh your way through this 60 minute fitness dance program. Experience a fusion of club, urban and Latin dance styles with motivating chart topping hits and retro classic tunes. Supportive, funky, easy going instructors help you Get A Move On! with Group Groove®.  View video

Group Active: Activate your life in one hour.  Feeling fitter, stronger and more alive has never been more achievable or more enjoyable!  Incorporating all elements of fitness, Group Active® will increase your cardio fitness, build your strength and improve your balance and flexibility.  All in a supportive group environment, with motivating music and caring instructors.  Get more out of life, Get Active!  View video

SilverSneakers® Cardio Circuit: Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball is alternated with non-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is offered for support, stretching and relaxation exercises.

Group Kick: Group Kick® brings it on! This electric 60 minute fusion class of martial arts and boxing movements will kick your cardio fitness to the next level while defining and shaping your body and self confidence! Energetic music, awesome instructors and a group environment will keep you punching, kicking and smiling! Group Kick will knock you out!  View video

Zumba: Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music and dance themes that creates a dynamic, exciting and motivating workout.  It is a mixture of body sculpting movements combined with easy to follow dance steps.

Zumba Gold: Zumba Gold targets the largest growing segment of the population: the older adult. It takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as the deconditioned participant.

Trekking: Exciting group fitness class using the treadmill for a challenging results-oriented cardiovascular workout geared for walkers and runners of all levels. Whether you want to train for a marathon or just get in shape. Trekking is for you. Perform, look and feel better. Reservations taken at the front desk. Trekking is located on the fitness floor.

SilverSneakers Cardio Get Up & Go with an aerobics class that’s safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints. The workout includes easy-to-follow low-impact movement, and upper-body strength, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation exercises designed to energize your active lifestyle.

Core Stability

Group Core: Let’s get Hard Core! Train like an athlete in 30 action-packed minutes. A strong core, from your shoulders to your hips, will improve your athletic performance, will help prevent back pain and give you ripped abs! Expert coaching and motivating music will guide you through functional and integrated exercises using your body weight, weight plates, a towel and a platform - all to challenge you like never before. Reach Your Peak with Group Core®!  View Video

Just the Core: A workout designed to improve the strength of your abdominals and low back. 

On the Ball: A class that challenges your strength and balance, through a series of exercises performed on the stability ball.

Bosu: A class that focuses on strength and balance using the Bosu Balance Trainer. The BOSU® Balance Trainer is a unique balance and core stability training device that can be integrated with all types of fitness training, or stand alone as a functional conditioning tool. 

Strength

Muscle Challenge: Develop muscular strength and endurance as well as functional movements using a variety of controlled exercises. Weights, tubing, bands and bars will be used to develop and strengthen the entire body.

Group Power: Group Power is your hour of power! This 60-minute barbell program will strengthen all your major muscles in an inspiring, motivating group environment with fantastic music and awesome instructors. Simple, athletic movements make this a class for all ages and abilities. View video

SilverSneakers® Muscular Strength Range of Movement: Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

Specialty Classes

Nia: The Nia Technique - a unique cardiovascular movement class with a holistic approach blending martial arts, dance arts and healing arts using empowering music, visualizations, sound and grounded energy to feed the body.  All fitness abilities welcome to this 24-year-old movement practice. Nia is a cardiovascular workout from the worlds of the healing arts, martial arts, and dance.

Drums Alive!: You + Stability Ball + Drumsticks + Music = An Amazing Workout Experience! Feel and experience the pulsating rhythms, dynamic movement and powerful percussions of this new high-energy dance and rhythm program. This workout for your entire body, mind and spirit combines traditional aerobics with the powerful beat and rhythms of the drums. Drumming rhythms on your stability ball with drumsticks not only works your entire body but frees your spirit.


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