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  Adelaide Kontras

Adelaide is the instructor for Masala Bhangra, Zumba, Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga

Masala Bhangra: is an exercise dance routine that modernizes the high-energy folk dance of Bhangra by blending traditional Bhangra dance steps and the exhilaration of Bollywood (Hindi film) moves, seen recently in the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire!  This unique dance mixes cardiovascular with fun, and is suitable for participants of all ages and fitness levels. (Definition from http://www.masaladance.com/)

Zumba: combines music based on salsa, merengue, cumbia, reggaeton, samba and other international music styles and form with dance in an effort to make exercise fun.

Ashtanga Yoga: is a method of yoga that involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind (Definition from http://www.ashtanga.com/)


 

The Global Dance Fusion class blends instruction in a diverse array of dance arts set to the beats of North African, Arabic, Hindi & Latin music.  Stretch, build strength, and increase your flexibility as you tone your core and explore different dance styles from around the globe including Belly, Bollywood and Latin dance.  Instructor: Andrea Beeman


 Marie Coons

Marie is an instructor for Vinyasa Yoga.

"My 15+ years of experience as a yoga practitioner in New York City has been as diverse as the city itself. After exploring many forms of yoga such as Hatha, Jivamukti, Iyengar and Vinyasa, I decided to complete my teacher training with Alison West in 2004. I continue to practice and teach Vinyasa Yoga paying particular attention to breathe awareness and body alignment. Yoga has been a healthy and spiritual influence in my life. I view it as something I do on and off of the mat and hope to instill this in my students."

Vinyasa Yoga: combines yoga postures in carefully sculpted patterns with breathing and prayers. In Vinyasa Yoga sequences of yoga postures are performed in artistic ways that balance and counter balance the body. The form, movement and breath are integrated into flow (Definition from www.yogacards.com)


Steven Prince

Steven is an instructor for kickboxing.

Kickboxing: is a combination of karate and boxing where the participant develops cardiovascular health as well as upper and lower body strength. Also involved is the development of different kinds of punches and kicks that makes the class even more exciting and not to mention a tremendous stress releaser.


Vito Pulito

Vito is an instructor for Core Training and Ab Lab.

Core Training: encompasses the use and principles of plyometrics, calisthenics, boot camp, light kickboxing, Weight  training and Aerobics to provide an invigorating and challenging workout.

Ab Lab
: concentrates on utilizing proven methods and new techniques to work out, shape and tone up the Abdominal muscles. (Concentration is on upper, lower and obliques.)


Ballet: Emma Neal is a passionate teacher with teaching experience in ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, acrobatics, hip hop, and improvisation.  She has extensive knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and body mechanics.  Emma is known for combining her knowledge of dance technique with that of the human body to provide the most holistic dance education.


F.I.T. is Fit!: Led by an instructor who is passionate about fitness, this workout session occurs once a week and incorporates aerobic routines with weights to strengthen all parts of the body, with a focus on the body's core and cardiovascular system.


Workout Nation: Workout nation takes participants out of their comfort zone as the class constantly changes from week to week.  Participants receive a full body workout that boosts the body's endurance, strength and cardio fitness.  This class elevates confidence as participants see themselves and their body's positive response to the workouts.  The goal is to continually push your body to the next level.  While the class is challenging, it is still meant to be fun and is never a contest.  Individuals are encouraged to go at their own pace, and will begin to see improvement in their own time.
Cardio Nation: While cardio nation begins in the sub-basement, shortly the entire campus morphs into our gym.  The entire school becomes a workout studio, including staircases, hallways, benches, etc.  The class starts out slow but builds and pushes the muscles a little more each week.  This workout is geared to be the equivalent of an athletic sports training session, as it builds each individual's strength, stamina, and endurance.

FlexAware® Yoga will improve your yoga practice by increasing your flexibility, strength and stamina.  You'll discover ways to breathe more fully and freely, with more mobility in your ribs and throughout your trunk, giving you greater ease and awareness in all the postures -- twists, side-bends, forward bends, and backbends. Based on neuroscience and the way young children learn and move, this method enhances overall fitness and provides easy and effective ways to relieve pain and stress. Ideal for athletes and couch potatoes.”

 

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