How-To Fitness Clinics

If you are new to fitness or are joining a facility for the first time, you are in the majority. Industry statistics show that over 70% of individuals have never been a member at a fitness center before. If you are not new to fitness and simply would like to break up the monotony of your exercise routine, we are here to help you make this transition by educating you on the many different ways you can improve your overall fitness.

In addition to the variety of assessments, orientations, and programming that we offer to you as part of your membership, we also hold free “How-To” clinics daily on numerous topics designed to teach you how to do these exercises safely, help you stay motivated, and add more variety to your workout.

These one-hour clinics are taught by one of our Fitness Instructors and are held in small groups. Registration is required and can be done anytime at our Fitness Desk or by calling our Front Desk.

Please see our calendars for the Fitness Clinic schedule. If you see a clinic that does not work with your schedule because of the day and time, please speak with a Fitness Instructor about scheduling a time to go through the clinic with you or check back the following month as we will rotate the clinics into different time slots each month. Below is a list of the clinics we offer and a brief description. Please keep in mind that some clinics may no longer offered on a regular basis due to low attendance. Fitness Instructors will be happy to provide you information on any requested clinic topic.

CORE Training: Learn how to increase strength for the lower back, abdominals, hips, and shoulders to improve core stability, flexibility, balance, strength, and mobility.

FreeMotion Strength Equipment: Upper Body: Learn how to use the FreeMotion equipment safely and effectively in order to incorporate new UPPER body exercises and functional core strength into your workout program. Lower Body: Learn how to use the FreeMotion equipment safely and effectively in order to incorporate new LOWER body exercises and functional core strength into your workout program.

Free Weights: Upper Body: Learn to perform free weight exercises using dumbbells, barbells, plate-loaded, and body-weighted exercises. Lower Body: Learn to perform free weight exercises using dumbbells, barbells, plate-loaded, and body-weighted exercises.

Functional Training: A fundamental class to define this type of training, why it is important, and how to get started. Activity will include resistance exercises using body weight, stability ball, medicine balls, and other functional tools.

Just Abs!: Review fundamental abdominal exercises and learn some new exercises to add to your training repertoire.

Stretching 101: Learn how to effectively use the StretchMate, and to stretch standing up or on a mat.

Get on the Ball: Learn to use the Stability Ball to perform movements for the entire body including upper body, lower body, and the CORE. This clinic also includes stretching.

Get to Know FitLinxx: If you are already using FitLinxx, this will open up your repertoire of functions and features of the FitLinxx system. Learn how to manually log in exercises using the Free Weight Training Partner. PLEASE NOTE: You have to already have a current FitLinxx member ID to enroll in this clinic.

Balance Works: Prevent falls and injuries by practicing moves proven to improve your balance.

Exercise on the Go: Use little to no equipment, but still get a great workout while traveling!

Women with Weights: Lifting weights can help women achieve a toned, feminine body, boost metabolism and build stronger bones and muscles. Learn how to do it in this women–only clinic.

Resistance Bands 101: Gain experience using the light and portable resistance bands for a full body strength training workout.

Kettlebell Training: A kettlebell is a cast-iron weight with a handle used to perform swinging exercises. You can do cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training, but it can be dangerous if you do not have proper training. Please take this clinic before using the kettlebells!

Exercise Progression Q&A: Learn how to progress your exercise routine to avoid hitting a plateau.

Advanced Abs: Need a boost to the midsection? Join this advanced abs clinic to reignite your abdominal routine.

BodyWeight Training: Learn how your body is the best piece of exercise equipment you have. Get a cardiovascular or strength training workout with no equipment.

Bosu Bootcamp:  This oldie but goodie provides many balance and core strengthening benefits through a variety of exercises targeting all areas of the body.

Circuit Training: Learn the basics of circuit training and how it can be a beneficial strength and cardiovascular workout

Foam Rolling: Use a foam roller to loosen tight muscles, improve mobility, and reduce risk of injury also as a great post-race recovery tool

Kid Cardio (ages 8-12): This clinic will show children between 8-12 how to use the Cardio Equipment.

Powerful Plyos: Explosive movements can help you push through strength plateaus. Learn what a plyo is and how to incorporate it into your routine.

Prenatal Exercise: Get physician approval before exercising while pregnant, then use this clinic to develop a safe routine during pregnancy.

Tabata Training: Try this high intensity interval (HIIT) training technique and get a full workout in as little as 4 minutes

TRX Training: Learn how using TRX straps can be adjusted to suit your fitness goals and abilities while getting a full body workout in the process.

Youth Movement (ages 8-12): This clinic will teach children aged 8-12 to use their body weight to become stronger and more fit.

Weight Loss Clinic: Learn the tried and true weight loss techniques used for centuries. This clinic will also dispel the myths you have heard about weight loss.