FIT CLASSES

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Cardio Hip Hop is a high energy, intense and efficient full body workout. The class uses varying combination of hip hop based dance moves to burn as many calories, and sweat as much as possible in the class time frame. Great energy and great fun!

A fusion of ballet, Pilates and resistance training, blending dynamic movement with calorie-blasting cardio to target those trouble zones.

This class combines basic boxing fundamentals, plyometrics, agility work, and high intensity interval training to boost your heart rate and burn calories!  There are boxing bags in the class, participants are encouraged to bring their own boxing gloves.

A 45 minute high intensity workout that will challenge your strength, endurance and agility, in a circuit format.

30 minutes of cardio that warms you up and challenges your cardio endurance.  After 30 minutes of cycling you will go to the group exercise room for 20 minutes of strength conditioning and 10 minutes of abs and stretching!

Fit MMA is a group fitness program that combines high intensity interval training (HIIT) and functional fitness with the flair/theme of mixed martial arts. This class is effective at torching fat, building lean muscle and toning those pesky problem areas. Fit MMA caters to all levels of fitness as the program is based on time and not repetition. That means you go at your own pace as you continually strive to increase your limits!

An all over toning class which increases strength, flexibility, and muscular definition. Varying types of equipment may be used in this class to target all the major muscle groups.

This class is taught on our awesome Turf by a personal trainer.  Small groups (maximum 6 people) will participate in a 15 minute movement warm up followed by 40 minutes of challenging conditioning exercises.  This is a great way to work with one of our knowledgeable personal trainers!

A combination of Pilates exercises using the barre, mats, and various props.  Class will focus on strengthening and lengthening of the muscles using core strength, stability and balance.

Is an “all levels” class that incorporates strength, flexibility, balance and cardio, while building physical and mental stamina.

Smart Bells is a great core and overall total body sculpting class.  It is low cardio and low impact focusing on balance using light to medium weights (smart bells.)

Strength Conditioning his a muscle building, toning and conditioning class focusing on basic weight training exercises.  This is a great workout for every member, from the beginner to the intermediate! Varying types of equipment may be used to target all the major muscle groups!

A 25 minute deep stretch class that targets the primary muscle groups.  Various pieces of equipment are used such as bands, tubes, and foam rollers.

Vinyasa is characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another seamlessly using breath. It links movement and breath to attain balance in the mind and body. The class offers a variety of postures and is good for all levels of participants.

Zumba is a fitness program inspired by various rhythms and dancing styles.The routines feature fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow dance moves that tone and sculpt the body! You will dance to many different genres of music including reggae ton, pop, hip-hop, salsa, merengue, cumbia, and more!  This is a great aerobic workout where you are not focusing on the clock- you’re too busy having a great time!

Yoga for the mind, body, spirit. Come and enjoy a slow and relaxing yoga class to renew, replenish and unwind.  This candlelit class is for all levels.

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FIT CLASS INSTRUCTORS

Melissa Rodgers

Melissa’s Vinyasa style yoga classes are infused with wit and wisdom and taught from the heart with love, compassion, a sense of humor, and with respect for what each individual can accomplish both on and off their mat.  Her dream is to inspire and enable people to improve their lives and the world around them.

Melissa has been a CYT since 2011 and specializes in Power Yoga.  She is also a Certified Teachers Assistant and has trained in and teaches Restorative Yoga.

Jenny Conciatore

Jenny has been teaching fitness classes for over 15 years.  Her energy and passion for helping others and inspiring them to be their best selves is apparent in the way she conducts all of her classes.  Jenny loves teaching strength and conditioning classes, Zumba, and NOW Fit Boxing!

Jenny has a BA in Psychology, is AFAA certified in Group Fitness, Zumba and Strong by Zumba certified, and SCW Fit Boxing certified.

When Jenny is not in her second home (Fit Club) you can find her in a hockey rink, on a golf course, or in the kitchen cooking food for her three boys and pup.

Nancy Ciardullo

Nancy Ciardullo is a Pilates Instructor. She has been practicing Pilates for 15 years, most specifically Stott method. Nancy is also ASFA certified. Nancy teacher beginner, intermediate and advanced Pilates in Redding, Wilton and Ridgefield.

Exercises are done on the mat, standing and sitting while incorporating various props such as balls, rings, light weights, modified barre and resistance bands.

Nancy’s classes are appropriate for all fitness levels…an excellent option for cross-training!

Sam Canale

Sam brings 15 years of dance training including ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop and ballroom to Fit Club.  She is certified in Zumba, Aqua Zumba, Zumba Senteo, and Billy Blanks Jr. Certified. Her training philosophy is “Keep it simple and fun. Progress, not perfection.”  She is incredibly excited to be a part of the Fit Club family!

Since she was young, she’s always been active in the dance community and have tried to blend it into her adult life as much as possible. First and foremost, she believes it is important to have fun before all else. It’s her goal to make an hour fly by and leave you wanting the class to never end.

Denise Hearon

Denise’s love for yoga began 22 years ago when she took up yoga during the pregnancy of her first child. Over the years she has practiced many styles of yoga but her true passion is Vinyasa. Her classes infuse music, philosophy, strength and flow with an emphasis on connecting the breath to movement.

After fracturing her neck and lower back in an accident years ago, Yoga brought tremendous healing, strength, serenity and awareness in her life. Denise’s love for yoga also brought her to Basil Yoga Studio where she trained under Basil Jones to complete her RYT-200.  She is a teacher of Vinyasa yoga as well as Vin to Yin. She sees her role as a teacher to support and guide her students as they experience yoga in their own way and in their own time.

Denise strives for continuous growth and has discovered transformation through her yoga journey – physically, mentally, emotionally, and energetically. She believes in the power of connecting breath, mind, heart and movement through yoga.  Denise’s compassion, positivity and love of music shine through in her classes and she hopes to help others discover their edge and their own transformation through yoga.  Denise is happy to share the experience of connection that yoga creates and to witness in others, the enhanced inner peace, clarity, and happiness that a yoga practice brings.

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