FitLife is happy to offer over 50 classes a week on our group exercise schedule. Taught by some of the best instructors in the Philadelphia area, we believe our group exercise program truly sets us apart. Here are brief descriptions of what you will find at FitLife:
YOGA, PILATES, & TAI CHI
Prana Flow Yoga: Spend one hour with a flow yoga based on movement, breath (prana), and intention. In this class we utilize beginner to intermediate yoga postures, linking them to focused breath, and weaving in the intention of personal power, acceptance, and grace. Great for students of all levels.
Intermediate Prana Power Yoga: This class is an intermediate movement and breath based Yoga class with deeper focus on strength, balance, and vigorous movement. We utilize intermediate to advanced yoga postures to facilitate a whole body conditioning, detox, and inner personal power. There are variations to all poses from beginner to advanced, but this is a very strong class. Join in if you want to sweat and stretch deeply.
Restorative Yoga (with Juanita): Using body postures, breathing technique, and meditation, this class concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. This gentle class is ideal for beginners.
Restorative Yoga (with Sati): Restorative yoga is often referred to as "active relaxation" and "restful yoga". Rest is different than sleep, conscious rest is in fact a form of meditation. One can be actively restful to reduce stress and experience profound bliss. Restorative yoga involves restful positions that activate the parasympathetic nervous system which stimulates the immune system and promotes health of the endocrine system. The use of inverted poses rearranges hormones and lowers blood pressure, as well as counter-balances the day-long effects of gravity on the body. Using basic props and hands on assistance, Sati will guide you through a handful of relaxing postures also engaging a deeply meditative state which can rejuvenate, realign, and renew your spririt and body.
Flow Yoga: Renew Your Groove: This class is a step towards releasing holding patterns, or grooves, in the body and mind. Playful sequencing explores transitions between poses, deeper resonances of individual poses, and myriad ways of inhabiting them. Snippets from poetry and philosophy bear relation to the asana practice, offered with the intention of retracing habitual grooves to discover fuller range of motion.
Invigorating Yoga: Start your day with a yoga class that will invigorate and inspire you! This class is a dynamic blend of poses that will enhance your energy and improve your fitness. Designed as an intermediate-level class, modifications will be given for all levels.
Gentle Prana Yoga: In this one hour class we move slowy into relaxation with a focus on grouding the body, moving into a deep place of concentrated meditation using very gentle on the floor sequencing. Using deep breathing (prana) and with a goal of opening the upper body centers we manifest deeper love, intuition, and awareness. Great for any level of student who yearns for relaxation.
Classical Pilates: Systematically designed to strengthen your abdominals and lower back, this mat-based class will also help improve posture and core stability.
Fine-Tuned Pilates: Appropriate for all levels and ideal for those with orthopedic injury and/or back and joint pain. This class pays particular attention to body mechanics and accompanies close attention to detail.
Tai Chi: The Wu Tang system of martial arts training teaches body dynamics and the cultivation of qi through exercise. Practitioners attain awareness and clarity to lead to a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
CARDIO & MUSCLE SCULPTING
Kickboxing: An intense cardiovascular workout guaranteed to get your heart pumping. A class full of kicking, punching, and heart-pumping combinations set to motivating music.
Cardio Conditioning: A class guaranteed to keep you on your toes. Mark uses a variety of different cardiovascular and muscle strengthening techniques to give your body the challenge it needs.
Sculpt Challenge: The format of this class will vary, offering bouts of cardio such as jogging, sprinting, lunges, squats, pushups, partner exercises, as well as strength training using body weight exercises and the provided equipment in the group exercise room. Participants are encouraged to pace themselves, but to challenge their bodies by pushing their movement to another level. The class always ends with a 15 minute mindful stretching and breathing segment. Be prepared for a fun, challenging workout!
20-20-20: Broken into twenty-minute intervals of sculpting, cardio, and abdominal work/stretching, this class promises a great all around workout targeting those troublesome areas!
Intro to Sculpt: This class is designed with beginners in mind. With a strong focus on technique and exercise mastery, this class provides a challenge for those new to exercise or unfamiliar with free weights.
R.I.P.P.E.D: A total body, high intensity style program, utilizing free weights, resistance and body weight exercises to masterfully combine the components of R.I.P.P.E.D. --Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics and Endurance as the workout portion, along with Diet suggestions to help you attain and maintain your physique in ways that are fun, safe, doable and extremely effective!
Zumba: This popular Latin dance-based aerobics class is guaranteed to get your heart racing. A highly motivating class set to great music.
Absolute Abs: 15 minutes intensely focused on core strength.
Aquacize: Boost your energy with a variety of moderate to high intensity cardiovascular exercises, muscular endurance drills and core strengthening exercsies.
Intervals of speed, tempo, timing, and rhythm are designed to push you to the limit and exercise within 65-90% of our maximum heart rate. Requires a substantial fitness base.
*A Note to Beginners*
Welcome to group exercise! It is natural to feel a bit apprehensive about attending your first classes, but don’t worry. We are sure you will find classes on our group exercise schedule that are both motivating and challenging. If you would like, arrive a few minutes early to your first classes to introduce yourself to the instructor. They would be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have about getting started.
If you are interested in trying Indoor Cycling, our instructors are happy to show you how to adjust your bike to fit your body comfortably. Just remember, you will always control the amount of resistance on your bike. Our instructors will cue you on when to increase and decrease the resistance for a challenging ride, but you are always able to make adjustments to ensure you are getting just the challenge you are looking for.
Our staff of professionals is here to help! Please ask any of us for guidance in selecting the best classes for you!