Group Exercise

Group Exercise Classes

Classes are not held on holidays when the G.T. Bray Recreation Center is Closed.

  • Reservations are suggested as class sizes are limited.
  • Call (941) 742-5923 to secure a spot up to 2 days in advance. 
To reserve a spot online, please use the link below. If you are an existing member you will need your username and password to access your account. If you do not know your username and password, please call (941)742-5923 and we can provide you with that information.
 

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View Group EXERCISE Class Calendar

Cardio Flex Class

The G.T. Bray Recreation Center offers many group exercise classes each week, with something for every interest and fitness level.  Whether you are a beginner or a fitness enthusiast, you are sure to find a class that suits your needs.  Classes are included with a recreation membership, if space allows non-members can drop into a class for $10.00/class.

Download June 2022 Group Exercise Schedule

Group Exercise Class Time & Description

Aqua Fit (Tue/Thurs 10:15-11:00 am & 5:30-6:15 pm, Sat 12:00-12:45 pm): A low impact but high intensity water aerobics class where no swimming skills are needed. Improve flexibility, range of motion, strength, muscle tone and endurance while using the resistance of the water to cushion the feet, knees and back. Exercises are performed to lively, motivating music and are effective and easy to follow.

Ballroom Dance (Wed 3:30-4:15 pm): Whether you're a novice or seasoned dancer, this class is for you. Come to learn new moves, or as a refresher for all dance styles.

Barre Fusion/Barre (Wed & Fri 10:00-10:45 am): Fun, funky, strength, flexibility and balance workout.  Graceful but intense Freedom Barre combines great music and ballet aesthetic to give you a fully toned and balanced body.

Beginner Line Dance (Mon 1:00-1:45 pm): Take it slow. Spend more time with each dance to ensure the steps are clear to everyone.

Boot Camp (Mon, Wed & Fri 5:45-6:30 am, Wed 5:30-6:15 pm ): Increase your strength and cardiovascular endurance while pushing through body weight, plyometric, cardio, and strength exercises. 

Cardio Flex (Tue & Thurs 9:00-9:45 am): 
This low impact cardio class will get your blood flowing. Upbeat aerobics followed by total body strength training.

Aqua Kick (Thurs 9:00-9:45 am): Enjoy a choreographed kick boxing class to increase your heart rate and learn some new moves! Spend some time working your core at the end. This class is in the pool June-August.

Chair-obics (Thurs 10:00-10:45 am): This is a seated class emphasizing basic arm, hand, leg and foot movements to increase an individual’s heart rate.  This format will also improve aerobic ability, coordination, strength, balance, posture, flexibility, and muscle tone.

Chair Yoga (Thurs 11:00-11:45 am): If you do now want to get on the floor this is a great class to stretch, meditate and learn therapeutic moves, all seated in a chair.

Circuit Training (Mon 6:30-7:15pm, Tue & Thurs 6:30-7:15 am & 5:30-6:15 pm): Hit each muscle group and raise your heart rate in this circuit training strength and cardio based class. Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Cardio intervals and Mat work performed. Outdoors in the evenings.

Total Core (Mon 4:30- 5:15 pm):  Strengthen and condition your core muscles...and more! This class will work your core, which includes the abdominal and low back muscles. Additional exercises incorporate upper and lower body as a way to strengthen your core, giving you a full body workout! 

Cycle (Wed 5:30-6:15 pm):
Nothing beats an indoor cycle class! This is a low impact; high intensity cardiovascular workout designed to torch calories and increase leg strength and endurance.  

Cycle Plus (Sat 8:00-8:45 am): 35 minutes of indoor cycling followed by 10 minutes of a core-engaging workout.  Get ready to do a music-enhanced mix of training on the bike plus floor exercises, including Yoga and Pilates poses, that involve all major muscle groups to build strength, while improving balance and flexibility.

Dance Fit (Mon 5:30-6:15 pm, Tues 10:00- 10:45 am, Wed 11:00-11:45 am & Sat 10:00-10:45 am): Get your heart pumping in this dynamic, energy-filled dance fitness class. Set to wide variety of music, old and new, this fun-filled sweat session is appropriate for all fitness levels.
 
High Beginner Line Dance (Mon 2:00-2:45 pm): Even though these are still beginner dances, there are more steps that might be just a little more challenging.

iRestore-Rollassage (Sat 11:00-11:45 am): iRestore is a feel good active recovery workout that combines self-directed massage with holistic stretching to minimize soreness, relieve joint stiffness and improve flexibility. Breathe. Massage. Stretch.

Latin Dance (Wed 2:30-3:15 pm): An intro to Latin dance. Learn Salsa, Bachata, Samba and Merengue. A perfect way to get your body moving and have some fun!

Pilates (Tue & Thurs 8:00-8:45 am,): Strengthen and lengthen the essential muscles of your core and more with focused exercises and restorative stretches. Outdoors.

PiYo (Fri 9:00-9:45 am): Combines muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of Yoga.  Utilize the ball for additional range of motion and strengthening. Outdoors.

Power Dance (Mon 9:00-9:45 am & Tue 6:30-7:15 pm): Is a group exercise class with HIIT training and some serious attitude.  BANG is a unique fusion of boxing, cardio, HIIT, hip-hop, world dance and body weight training, w/optional weighted gloves.

Power Yoga (Wed 6:30-7:15 pm): a more challenging, flowing sequence of poses that wakes up your body, can increase your heart rate and get deep into your stretches.

Pure Strength (Mon & Wed  9:00-9:45 am): Weights, Resistance Bands and Body Weight. Weight training only in this high sets and reps class. Outdoors depending on season.

Relaxation/Wake-up Yoga (Wed/Fri 8:00-8:45 am, Tues 6:30-7:15 pm, Sat 9:00-9:45 am): A time-out class to stretch, relax, and connect with your breath. A great class for everyone from kids to seniors, athletes to office workers, and those with sciatic troubles to tight hamstrings. Use of chairs for assistance is optional.

Robinson Run (Sat 7:00-8:00 am):
Run, walk or stroll at your own pace on our 1.6 or 3.2 mile trails. A group led warmup followed by a cool down stretch upon completion. Sign in is required upon arrival at the NEST.

Strengthen & Lengthen/Strength & Stretch (Tue 8:00-8:45 am & 11:00-11:45am): Come learn new moves in this 45-minute workout of total body strengthening and stretching exercises.

Shake'n Salsa (Chair) (Fri 11:00-11:45 am): A chair activity that addresses  physical maintenance and aerobic training.  This is done with rhythmic music, handled percussion, lightweights and stretch bands.

Tai Chi (Mon & Thurs 8:00-8:45 am): Tai Chi is a gentle healing art. It is an excellent way to open up the joints and stretch the tendons, which allows for greater mobility, and greatly replenishes energy. Open to all, it is a safe and effective exercise.

Total Body (Mon 11:00-11:45 am):  A strength training class designed to help improve muscle strength and endurance. Squats, Lunges and mat work performed.

Vinyasa Yoga (Mon 10:00-10:45 am):  A journey into the connection between mind, body, and spirit.  Learn a greater understanding of flexibility, breath, and movement through a flowing sequence of yoga poses, with options.

Zumba  (Wed 9:00-9:45 am, Thu 5:30-6:15 pm & Fri 9:00-9:45 am): This Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, dance fitness party exhilarates the senses and works all major muscle groups.

Group Exercise Calendar

View the calendar below for the schedule of group exercise classes, including Tai Chi, water aerobics, zumba, boot camp, TRX, cardio classes, cycle classes, dance classes, yoga classes and more.

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