Boot Camp includes body exercises, interval and strength training. This class has been deigned to push participants beyond boundaries that resembles a military camp.
BREATHE & STRETCH
If you’re interested in the benefits of yoga, but are intimidated by some of the poses, then our Breathe & Stretch class is for you. This 45-minute class shares the basic principles of yoga. Participants will learn centering, focus, balance and flexibility, while maintaining a peaceful and relaxing environment.
BUTTS & GUTS
Butts & guts is a 30-minute class that concentrates on strengthening the abs, lower back gluteal muscles. Including a short warm-up and cool-down, this class may be abbreviated in length, but the benefits are long lasting.
This fat-burning cardio workout consists of choreographed step patterns. The intensity is determined by speed and execution of movements. A portion of this class includes light weights as a strengthening component making this a total body workout session.
STEP PLUS ABS
This high-energy workout consist of choreographed step patterns to provide a solid workout. The step portion of the class will be followed by an abdominal workout incorporating a variety of exercises to strengthen the abs and core.
STEP & TONE
Enjoy the benefits of a step aerobics class in a fraction of the time. This 45-minutes class includes cardio step workout, abdominal exercises, and toning with light weights. Participants will leave a full body workout.
Ditch the routine and join the party! Zumba has evolved from a Latin inspired aerobic dance class into a way of life for millions; UHD participants have also joined in on the new dance craze. Dance styles like Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton, Cumbia and more, are transformed into aerobic routines and combinations. You’ll have so much fun; you will not want the party to end!
These classes are offered during the Fall and Spring semester only.DANCE
HIP HOP FUSION
Its hip-hop, it’s pop, it’s a fusion of dance of moves put to popular music of today and yesterday. The movements are broken down and constructed in a way that allows everyone to follow with ease. This class is suitable for all levels.
Learn the art of dance influenced by Latin culture right here at UHD. Taught by a professional dance instructor, this 10-week course highlights Merengue and Salsa dance styles and teach participants how to dance with a partner. The instructor will keep you moving while showing you the techniques you need to shine on the dance floors.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
Inspired by the hit reality television show, So You Think You Can Dance, this class will offer a variety of dance styles from contemporary to Broadway jazz. At the end of this 10-week course, participants will have learned a variety of routines that will showcase just how much they can dance!
This class is intended for beginning martial arts student, but even more experienced people will benefit from the repetition and fundamentals. Martial art fundamentals include proper body alignment, weight distribution, and breathing rhythm. Repetition of movements is crucial to creating a body that will react positively without thinking. Participants will practice:
- Proper technique for safe punching and kicking
- Practical combinations (avoid, block, counter)
- Falling Properly
- Forms in Traditional Japanese Martial Arts
- Self-defense scenarios *
*Close contact self-defense and sparring will be done on an individual basis. No student is required to do anything that makes them feel uncomfortable.
Pilates is a total body workout that focuses on core muscles to enhance muscular balance & strength, without adding bulk. This is a fun class that also offers outstanding stretching and calorie consumption. In addition, people who regularly participate in Pilates feel they are less prone to injury, have better posture, and experience better overall health..
Yoga is a class that involves mind-body connection that helps develops focus, balance, strength & flexibility. This class is also designed to provide instructions on the basic yoga methods, breathing and stretching. With each pose, the body grows stronger and more toned to function better on a daily basis. It is not just a form of exercise, but a way of life. This class is designed to provide instructions on the basic yoga methods, breathing and stretching..
Note about Pilates & Yoga:
A limited number of mats are available for use, but students are welcome to bring their own.