The Fitness Loft West*
We appreciate our participants and welcome class feedback directed to: Tara
2015 Holiday Schedule
May 25th Memorial Day (Thursday) - 5:30 am to 1 pm
July 4th Independence Day (Saturday) - CLOSED
September 7th Labor Day (Monday) - 5:30 am to 1 pm
November 26th Thanksgiving Day (Thursday) - CLOSED
December 24th Christmas Eve (Thursday) - 5:30 am to 1 pm
December 25th Christmas Day (Friday) - CLOSED
December 31st New Year's Eve (Wednesday) - 5:30 am to 1 pm
January 1st, 2016 New Years (Thursday) - CLOSED
*Note: All the classes below are held in the West location 200 West Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI, inside of Burnham Brook Community Center.
Description of Classes
BODYFLOW is an exercise-to-music class that uses three main disciplines. We start with Tai Chi to calm and gently warm us into the workout, followed with a standard Yoga format to fully stretch, strengthen and energize our bodies as only Yoga can. Finally, Pilates exercises have been modified to suit the group fitness studio; they provide the quintessential core workout. The aim of the class is to build flexibility and strength which improve the functionality of the body. BODYFLOW is targeted to a wide variety of people, as it is both challenging and rejuvenating.
BODYPUMP is the original barbell class that shapes, tones and strengthens your entire body. This 60-minute workout challenges your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises such as squats, presses, lifts and curls. This class focuses on high repetition movements with low weight loads. This will help you achieve strength and lean muscle to get results you are looking for.
BODYCOMBATa choreographed, mixed martial arts inspired workout. You will learn to punch, kick and strike your way to a fitter you. This class will help you achieve the results you are looking for as well as build your self-confidence. It is for everyone with moderate fitness levels, and because the moves are simple, you don't need to be especially well coordinated.
Yoga Basics Hatha (breath length) & 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!
Body Worx – This fusion of many styles of yoga are incorporated into this athletic moving class. The use of bands, balls, weights, various gym tools and equipment will challenge the core and help you to increase your strength and flexibility.
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!
ZUMBA GOLD AND TONING is specifically designed to take the exciting Latin and international dance rhythms created in the original ZUMBA program and bring them to the active older adult, the beginner participant, and other special populations that may need modifications for success. The class guarantees participants a safe and effective total body workout.
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 :-)
Hard Core - A Core based exercise class. Having a stronger core makes you better and stronger. We do standing as well as exercises on the ground. We work abdominals, obliques, back, hips, and glutes using weight plates, resistance tubes, and yoga mats.
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 & Stretch – Join us for Fitness & 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 & glutes.
Senior & Beginner Fitness – Perfect for our older 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.
TRX Suspension Training – Utilizing your own bodyweight, TRX provides great performance and functionality in each move. Delivers a fast effective total body workout, build core strength, increase muscular endurance. Great for all fitness levels.
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). Wear comfortable clothes that will allow you to move. The studio is wonderfully air-conditioned, but light, breathable clothing is still recommended. For BODYFLOW you may want to bring your own mat. The Fitness Loft will also have mats available to use if needed.
* 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 Burnham Brook Community Center - 200 W. Michigan Ave. in Battle Creek, ages 13 and up and all backgrounds are welcome.