The Fitness Loft West*

We appreciate our participants and welcome class feedback directed to: Tara

Current Weekly Schedule

Description of Classes

KICKBOXING: This class has a variety of Mix Martial Arts that incorporates cardio and strength. It works on core strength and discipline.

CARDIO DRUMMING: High energy cardiovascular workout using stability balls on a stand. You will "play" the stability balls around you for an exciting and invigorating exercise session. Cardio Drumming is good for all levels, and does not require musical experience...only the desire to move and have fun.

CIRCUIT STRENGTH: This 60 minute class incorporates total-body circuit strength training made to incorporate all major muscle groups. This class is the ultimate challenge of muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance and has many long lasting benefits.

FITNESS FUSION An exercise-to-music experience, which “fuses” the major workout disciplines, including cardio, resistance training, and stretching into a single class. This class combines aerobic dance, toning equipment and floor exercises to help you build or maintain endurance, strength, and flexibility in a fun and energizing way.

SCULPT and STRETCH: Join us for Fitness and Fun with this low impact floor exercise class. You will have a nice warm up, fun upper body sculpting workout, and also work abs, legs and glutes.

FIT MIX: Perfect for our senior exercisers and beginners who need something a little lighter, but not ready for a seated chair class. 20 minutes of Aerobic Exercise using easy to follow steps and moves, 15 minutes of balance work and functional strength training, 10 minutes of gentle movement and stretching.

YOGA BODY WORX: Fusions of many styles of yoga are incorporated into this athletic moving class. The use of bands, balls, weights and equipment will challenge the core and help you to increase your strength and flexibility.

YOGA MIND AND BODY: Yoga for Body and Mind is great for all levels of students. Move your body in ways that activate the mind and break up habitual movement patterns. This class includes dynamic and static yoga poses, gentle stretching and strengthening and relaxation, with a focus on coordination of breath and body movement.

YOGA BASICS: Hatha (breath length) and Vinyasa (flowing poses) yoga. This class is invigorating, yet relaxing. Good for all ages and abilities. Come find the strength and length of your own body!

ZUMBA: A fun, cardio workout that is designed for people of varying ages and ability levels. It is based on Latin dance moves but being a dancer is not necessary. Anyone can Zumba! It is a full body workout that will tone, sculpt and invigorate. Zumba will give you a full range of health benefits; help you to burn calories in a fun way that doesn’t even feel like exercise!

BASIC TRAINING: Learn all the basic punches and kicks of boxers and kickboxers for the purpose of optimal fitness. Included are body weight strength conditioning, balance and flexibility training. Boxing gloves required! Extra gloves available for first time trial.

BOA: GROOVE AND GLIDE: A beginner/ Intermediate level dance class focused on hip hop, jazz, latin, and modern followed by core conditioning using thick fluffy socks! Bring EXTRA socks for this part of the class. Extras available for first timers.

BOA INTENSITY: Advanced level Boxing/ Kicking / Combinations , Plyometrics, Weighted Strength Conditioning, Balance and Flexibility training. Rope Climbing may be on menu as well. Boxing gloves and weight lifting gloves required!

Benefits By attending any of these classes 2-3 times per week, participants can expect: improvement in overall sense of well-being; improved flexibility and joint mobility; improved strength endurance and functional strength; increased core strength; improved coordination and balance; increased bone density; reduced stress levels and increased ability to relax & unwind; and potential weight loss through caloric expenditure and increased muscle tissue.

Who can participate, what to wear, what to bring?*

All classes cater to the needs of all fitness and experience levels. First-time exercisers will feel welcome and will be able to achieve success in all programs, keeping in mind that it does take up to three classes to develop a basic comfort level (as with any new activity). Our facilities are open to ages 13 and up. Wear comfortable clothes that will allow you to move & please bring a pair of clean tennis shoes (we recommend bringing an "indoor pair" and changing into these once you enter the gym for safety precautions). The studio is wonderfully air-conditioned, but light, breathable clothing is still recommended. For any Yoga classes you may want to bring your own mat but TFL will also have mats available to use if needed. The Fitness Loft also has water for sale at our front desk for $1.00 if you forget to bring a water bottle.

* PLEASE NOTE: Clean "studio" shoes (athletic shoes that are brushed completely free of dirt and rocks and not worn outside prior to class, or new shoes that are reserved only for indoor activities) are required for all Zumba and BODYCOMBAT classes. No street shoes will be allowed inside the studio in order to preserve the wood floor and ensure cleanliness for the barefoot classes.

Classes are held at the Kool Family Center (formerly known as Burnham Brook Community Center) - 200 West Michigan Ave in Battle Creek.