2019 Fall Classes!
Have you noticed we have more class offerings? Would you like to see what happens in our classes?
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Our class focus and the big push is “Cardio Interval Conditioning and Stretching”. Many of our classes offer cardio interval training. To be successful at cardio intervals, you must understand your heart rate goals based on your age. A heart rate monitor is the best and simplest way to know where your heart rate is when you are exercising, however, you can use the Karvonen Formula to understand your goals. When you are exercising on cardio equipment, you should be able to measure your heart rate while working out. This will help you to learn how it feels when you are achieving your heart rate goals. Over time you will get a better understanding of your heart rate goals, for increased cardio development, and for recovery.
There might be some holidays for the fall classes. Please check the calendar so you know when classes are running. There are some classes scheduled off because of school activities. When you see classes on the calendar, they normally begin with (NT) New Trier, when you see (NC) this means the no class running. The calendar is a Google Calendar, you can easily download to your own google calendar.
For everyone, please make sure you are on the correct list for communications. This helps you to know if there are any changes to your class or another class you want to attend. If you participate in multiple classes, make sure you are included in those lists, so you will receive the updated text message for all classes.
Updates for all classes below, to reveal more information click on the class and it will toggle open.
Sunrise Class Updates
Thank you, everyone, for your patience while the school security works through all of the challenges to make the school secure! In the morning if the doors are unattended when you arrive, text me (618.530.4547) to see where we are. If we are in the Gates gym, I will let you in the brown doors closer to the street. (the door we used in the past) I will make sure we watch this door until 6:10 am.
The Walk/Run portion of the class is designed to warm you up and to give you a chance to get a healthy dose of cardio through intervals. You can use the track downstairs, or the outside track. Please return to the gym or boxing studio by 6:20am to join the class.
Over time there have been complaints about late arrivals in this class…
Please arrive on time, I know it is early, and I understand, however, if you are late, please go to the back of the class, so you do not interrupt the other students focus. Class starts at 6:00, the walk/run session runs until 6:15, which is plenty of extra time for everyone to arrive to class. If you arrive after 6:15, you are past 15 mins late. 🙁
If you don’t have a mat or weights, check the closet to see if there are extras you could use. Unless you are brand new to the class, I can’t give up my weights and mat, as I need to also participate in the class.
Chicago’s Winter Weather
As winter approaches, so does rain and snow! Please wear your street shoes to the gym, then change into your tennis shoes on the side. We want to avoid getting the gym floors wet and risking injury from a fall.
This is the same for the kickbox room. Please change your shoes in the hallway before coming into the room. Those floors are new, and they can be dangerous if they are wet.
Thanks, Tom for already following these rules!
Monday Primar Pilates, Kickbox Room, Winnetka Campus
Please don’t wear your street shoes into the kickbox studio. Change or remove your shoes before entering the studio. You will want to bring your matt, however if you forget, no worries, we have plenty of mats in our closet. You will want to bring a water bottle, and maybe a towel!
This class follows immediately follows pilates. Please wait by the door if we are still in session. Please bring shoes for working out, and try not to wear street shoes into the kickbox room. We are trying to take care of our new floor, as well it is best to have seperate workout shoes as they will provide the best support for your workout. Our first 30 mins will be working on the cardiovascular system, by taking our hearts rates up to our max for our ages. You can refer to the Karvonen Formula if you are not familiar with this type of HR Management. I highly advise you purchase yourself a Heart Rate Monitor to easily follow your heart rates and your goals. After our 30 minute cardio session, we will work on our core and strength capabilities. The last 30 minutes, you will enjoy a series of long static stretches. 🙂
Tuesday, Group Personal Training,
As winter approaches, so does rain and snow! Please wear your street shoes into the school then change into your tennis shoes in the hallway. I want to avoid getting water on our gym floor. It’s dangerous and messy. There are chairs and benches next to the stairs where you can change. When you arrive to this class, grab your workout sheets and decide which workout you are doing. All workouts start with a cardio warm up.
In group training, you will learn how to work out. From weights to floor work, to cardio. It’s all about learning how to workout effectively.
Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Stretch For Your Health
Stretching helps your body relax, increases your range of motion, and helps reduce inflammation in the joints and tendons. As we age, it is normal for our arteries to begin stiffening. While no one knows the exact cause of this stiffening, it begins to occur in middle age and has been found to be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, like heart attack and stroke. Delay the development of stiffening and increase your blood flow in this class for all ages!
Wednesday’s & Saturday’s Beginner Step Aerobics & Intermediate.
This is our newest edition to our class lineup! We are bringing back Reebok Step! That’s right, get the best cardio workout on the northshore of Chicago! If you loved step class in the 80’s & 90’s, you will love this class. Step aerobics will burn a lot of calories, especially if it’s done vigorously. Doing step aerobics for 30 minutes can burn between 210 to 311 calories, depending on your weight and the intensity of the workout.
Step aerobics was introduced in the 1980s as part of the aerobics craze, and it’s still popular in gyms and health clubs. Stepping up, over and around an adjustable step to the beat of high-energy music gives you an excellent total-body workout that’s good for burning fat, building muscle and improving your fitness. A step class can be an intense, however, so consult your doctor before you start. We will offer, Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert for our newest class! There are modifications to this class, so don’t be afraid to try it out. You can follow along without the step! You will find yourself getting a great workout just the same! Learn More Step Here!