Group Fitness Class Descriptions
All fitness levels and abilities are welcome to participate as these are non-competitive and fun programs that aim to make everyone feel good. Modifications and intensity options are provided in all classes! All fitness instructors employed by Recreation Services are accredited through the Manitoba Fitness Council (MFC) and other recognized national/international training organizations.
Group Fitness Classes
Abs PLUS Glutes
Target and challenge your core and legs with this strength and conditioning class using a variety of equipment and training formats.
Abs PLUS Cardio
Target and challenge your abdominal and lower back muscles. The addition of cardiovascular intervals will get your heart rate up for a fun combo workout.
Aging Actively Aqua
Enjoy the buoyancy and resistance effects of water in this fun and refreshing exercise class. Both shallow and deep water workouts will provide cardio, muscular endurance and flexibility without any jarring impact.
Aging Actively Resistance Training
Enjoy a social atmosphere while you work on general muscular conditioning (strength and endurance), flexibility, stability and balance, resulting in greater mobility and reduced injuries, and most of all, fun!
Aging Actively Yoga
This gentle yoga experience will leave you feeling calm, refreshed and full of energy while challenging your balance and flexibility to improve your quality of life.
Aqua Bootcamp Deep Water
Aqua Bootcamp is a fast-paced circuit-style interval training workout in the deep end of the pool for those who want to work hard but keep it low impact. Participants must be comfortable being in the deep-end. Aqua belts are provided.
Aqua Interval Deep Water
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is getting wet! Experience an aqua workout in the deep-end that uses interval training formats where you alternate between working hard and recovering. This total body workout uses the natural resistance of the water to challenge the body. Participants must be comfortable being in the deep-end. Aqua belts are provided.
The dance party is in the pool! Have fun and get energized ‘Zumba-ing’ in the shallow end while improving cardiovascular endurance and toning your body.
Focus on strengthening your body with tried and true push, pull, press, and lift exercises using adjustable plate-loaded barbells. This interval workout will include complimentary body weight and portable equipment exercises as well as cardiovascular sets to challenge you!
Challenge yourself with a combination of our Total Body Strength + Cycle Xpress classes and work your entire body and all components of fitness, muscular strength, endurance and power, as well as your anaerobic and aerobic fitness.
Kick your regular workout routine into high gear while riding to the beat of energy-infused music. Experience a variety of class styles from intervals to real-road rides.
This interval training workout will utilize various work-to-rest formats and different portable equipment and bodyweight exercises to challenge your muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular system, agility, power and coordination. Get ready to work hard for incredible results!
Each week, enjoy a different workout as your instructor comes prepared with their favourite cardiovascular, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility or combo class! Workout formats will vary.
A blend of French, Scottish, Irish and First Nations dance styles. It is a high energy dance with quick and complex footwork, so come prepared to work up a good sweat.
Build strength and flexibility in your core to improve your posture and balance. Learn to stand taller, move with more stability and engage your core in all activities. Focus is on the quality of controlled movements and sequences that will benefit and challenge your body and mind.
Everyone is welcome to join the group in a safe, family-friendly environment where participants will learn different pow wow styles, along with song and drum teachings. No experience is needed. Regalia is not required.
Enjoy a continuous cardiovascular workout using Reebok step benches that will keep you on your toes with fun routines.
STRONG Nation™ combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music specifically designed to match every move.
This HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) workout will challenge you to vigorously push your cardio, muscular strength and muscular endurance abilities. The traditional Tabata format (work hard for 20 sec, rest for 10 sec, repeat eight times for a 4 min set) will be used.
Alternate between a Tabata set and a HIIT set for a well-rounded workout. HIIT sets may focus on muscular strength and endurance or be cardiovascular-based using a variety of interval timings. Tabata sets will be 20 sec of hard work followed by 10 sec of rest, repeated eight times, and may focus on muscular strength and endurance or be cardiovascular based. Sets will alternate between muscular strength and endurance and cardiovascular focus.
Total Body Strength
Enjoy a total body workout and improve your muscular strength and endurance while using various equipment and bodyweight exercises.
Total Body Strength PLUS
Enjoy a total body workout geared to improve muscular strength and endurance while using various portable equipment and bodyweight exercises. The addition of cardiovascular intervals to the class adds an extra body challenge!
Experience a new level of bodyweight training using the TRX Suspension System complemented with portable equipment for a fun and effective workout that uses various movements and intervals to challenge your muscular and cardiovascular strength and stamina.
Enjoy a fusion of group fitness and yoga to keep your body and mind connected as you flow and blend one pose into the next.
This class combines flowing yoga poses to warm you up, followed by myofascial release movements, using foam rollers or deep, passive poses (or both) to improve your mobility and flexibility to help you feel, move and perform better.
Increase your flexibility, and muscular endurance with static and dynamic yoga poses that will make you longer and stronger. Additional resistance, such as bands or free weights, may be added to the poses.
Zumba is a high-energy, Latin-inspired dance fitness class that will have you dancing to various rhythms. There are no rules except to have fun and sweat as you get lost in the music and express yourself. Ditch the gym workout and join the dance party!