All classes are designed and led by a highly qualified fitness instructor.
Fitness classes at BodyWorks come in all shapes and forms that are suitable for all age groups and ability levels. Classes offered vary based on demand and will offer you the tools you need to burn calories, tone, and sweat safely.
Each class includes a 5-10 minute warm up followed by 30-45 minutes of exercise and a 5-10 minute cool down.
All you'll need is workout clothes, indoor sneakers and a water bottle.
What you can expect:
- A group environment (8-15 people).
- A variety of exercises gym equipment and body weight exercises
- A qualified fitness instructor to guide you through the program ensuring you are exercising safely and effectively
Class Styles and Variations
- Spin Class
- Step and Tone
- Weight Training
- Stength and Cardio
Spinning is an aerobic exercise that takes place on a specially designed stationary bicycle called (obviously enough) a spinning bike. As you pedal, motivating music plays and the instructor talks you through your cycling workout. During the class you vary your pace, sometimes pedaling as fast as you can, other times cranking up the tension and pedaling slowly from a standing position.
An indoor cycling class provides a fun and challenging cardiovascular workout for all fitness levels. You control resistance on your bike to make the pedaling as easy or difficult as you choose. Constant adjustment is normal.
Spinning burns serious calories (about 450 per class) and also tones your quadriceps (front thigh muscles) and outer thigh muscles like nobody's business! Because you stay in one place with the same basic movement throughout, Spinning doesn't involve a lot of coordination; it's easier to concentrate on your form than in other types of aerobic classes. And although you follow the general instructions of the spinning teacher, you are in control when it comes to your pace. You can finish a spin class, regardless of your fitness level, simply by adjusting your pace or the tension knob on the bike.
Step and Tone:
Below are the top 10 benefits of weight training for women.
But simply lifting weights as part of a regular strength training routine will not cause women to bulk up. With that said, for every pound of lean muscle mass that you have, you burn 35-50 calories per day!
If you have 10 pounds of lean muscle mass then you burn between 350-500 calories. If you have 20 pounds you burn between 700 and 1000 calories per day! This is one of the biggest benefits of strength training for women.
Enhanced Performance in Sports, Exercise and Life In General - The benefits of strength training for women all boil down to one point- a better overall quality of life. We can perform our favorite activities with more ease and less pain. We are able to increase our health and mental state from a regular strength training routine.
- Increased Metabolic Rate - Here is one of the most important benefits of strength training for women. We always want to discover the secrets to weight loss… well here is the first secret! Strength training increases your metabolic rate by increasing the calories you burn on a daily basis. The more calories you burn, the more chance you have to drop body fat.
- Increasing and Restoring Bone Density - Strength training prevents and fights osteoporosis. Read my entire report on strength training benefits for osteoporosis by clicking here.
- Increased Lean Muscle Mass - Note: You will not get big and bulky by strength training! You simply do not have enough testosterone in your body. Yes, if you train for hours and hours and dedicate your life to becoming a bodybuilder you can bulk up.
- Injury Prevention - Strength training strengthens our muscles and tendons. The stronger we are the less chance of an injury. This is especially important as we grow older. The benefits of strength training for women and men are highly touted for injury prevention.
- Improved Balance - Especially important as we grow older. Strength training builds a strong foundation. Strengthening our legs and core section means an increase in overall balance and coordination.
- Decreased Risk of Coronary Disease - Strength training can reduce your blood pressure. It can also decrease your cholesterol levels. These benefits of strength training for women alone are a great reason to begin your program today. Heart disease is one of the highest (if not the highest) killer of women in America every year.
- Aids in Rehabilitation and Recovery - Strengthening the muscles around our joints is one of the best ways to prevent and recover from an injury. For example, the best way to recover from a knee injury is to strengthen the quads and calves.
- Aging Gracefully - With less falls and less injuries we are able to age gracefully. Our lean and toned bodies create a warm and strong persona. Strength training is a major factor in aging well. Enhancing our muscles and reducing body fat are prime ways to prevent sagging body parts too.
- Feeling Better and Looking Better - I don't think it is much of a secret that we all want to look great. We are all searching for ways to look young. Strength training is a vital part of a fitness routine.
Strength training has been shown to increase our muscle tone, decrease body fat, and so much more. A toned body is but one factor to looking great. The other is purely mental. There are so many positive mental benefits of strength training for women. You feel accomplished, secure, and strong after a strength session.