The Oro Valley Community Center offers many fitness classes per week.
Classes offer something for everyone and range from low impact to high intensity.
Please register for fitness classes online at playov.com under the Community Center tab. Space is limited so register before coming to the Community Center for your class.
Community Center Classes -
Aqua Aerobics: Not just aerobics in the water! Utilize 12-15% more resistance than exercising on land. Consistently work opposing muscle groups for a full class.
Adaptive Aquatics: Class participants can achieve levels of conditioning that will preserve their mobility and independence. Many people experience age related degenerative musculoskeletal and metabolic challenges, class formats will be decidedly more Cardio-centric. However, emphasis on preserving, if not improving, Range of Motion and Functional Fitness will be emphasized as well.
Aqua Boot Camp: Bring your aqua skills to the next level! Utilize 12-15% more resistance than exercising on land. Consistently work opposing muscle groups for a full class.
Aqua Yoga: Get in the water and pose. in the water you utilize 12-15% more resistance than exercising on land. This 30 minute class will test your yoga poses while keeping you cool in the pool.
Boot Camp: Boot Camp class mixes traditional calisthenics and body weight exercises with interval training and strength training. You can push yourself to new levels of fitness and the instructors will coach you along.
Body Balance Stretch: A stretch class that takes you through exercises designed to enhance breathing, muscle strength, range of motion, and flexibility while enabling better focus with balance activities that promote good posture.
Chi Kung/Qigong: Qigong means energy and breath, efficiently flowing through the entire body. Chi Kung practice will awaken the flow of chi that channels life energy into the body for detoxifying, cleansing, healing, and strengthening the internal organs.
Core and Stretch: Improve your core strength while increasing flexibility.
Core Galore: From the core on out to the limb, CORE GALORE is a full body workout on a freeFORM board or other board on wheels which will improves balance, coordination, increase strength and flexibility while performing multi-plane movements.
Functional Fitness: This class places emphasis on proper execution, fundamental conditioning (e.g. mobility, core strength, balance), and improving neuromuscular integration throughout the human movement system (aka “kinetic chain”). Exercises and modalities selected represent those which prove most efficacious for the greatest number of participants and which can be performed seated (with a few exceptions) as needed.
HIIT: A full-body workout. The class is a rigorous interval training sequence with high-intensity exercises. It builds cardiovascular fitness while improving muscular strength and endurance. This class combines resistance training with plyometric moves to improve your strength and power.
Just Weights: This low impact class will utilize a mixture of dumbbells, resistance bands, and body weight to sculpt and define arms, back, legs and glutes.
Line Dancing: Learn basic line dance steps set to music. Great low impact cardio. No partner necessary.
Pilates With Props: Pilates mat-work spiced up with using a foam roller, a Swiss Ball, an elastic band or stretching straps.
Power Tone: Some cardio, mostly weights and toning. All integrate Interval Training and Boot Camp style.
Retrospective Workout: Come and workout to some of the best tunes you can remember from the 1950's-1980's.
Sit and Be Fit: Function better in your daily life - sitting, standing up from a chair, walking and fall prevention. Increase strength, tone, muscle endurance & bone density. This class will improve core stability, balance, coordination, and maintain good posture.
Spin: Spin is a highly effective way to build cardiovascular strength and endurance. Designed for all ages and fitness levels, Spin offers a challenging ride with fun energizing music. It's the perfect opportunity to get your heart pumping while you burn some serious calories.
Spin & Strength: Take a cardio workout on the bikes for about 20 minutes then continue on with intervals of weights, bands and lots of core work.
Tai Chi: A series of gentle physical exercises and stretches. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion. Tai chi is sometimes described as meditation in motion because it promotes serenity through gentle movements connecting the mind and body.
Tai Chi 108: An advanced Tai Chi class that will go through all long form movements. The classical Yang 108 form is constructed of 37 postures, or moving patterns, repeated with transition forms to total 108 movements.
Beginning Yoga: Learn the fundamentals of a safe and effective yoga practice, (it’s not just stretching;) presenting in a fun fashion, exploring principles of posture, balance, strength, and stress management techniques.
Restorative Yoga: Ease into the week by helping the body create a relaxation response through yoga. Poses will be held a bit longer utilizing props (blankets bolsters blocks etc.) to place the body in to healthy positions to release tension. Experience recommended and students are strongly encouraged to bring their own props.
Yoga Flow: Vinyasa means linking breath with movement. This faster paced, advanced practice will emphasize a safe " flow" technique. You will be challenged by creative sequences, smooth transitions and postures including arm balances and inversions set to a fun musical playlist. Students are expected to have a solid yoga background.
Yin Yoga: Stretches and targets both the deep connective tissues between the muscles, and the fascia throughout the body, with postures on the floor and held longer (3-5 minutes) to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility as the poses stretch and exercise the bone and joint areas. Mindfulness is encouraged as one gains awareness and introspection while in deep relaxation. All levels welcome.
Yoga Stretch: This class will increase your flexibility through stretching and specific Yoga poses.
Zumba: A Latin inspired dance fitness class that incorporates Latin & International music and dance movements.
Zumba Gold: This class is for active older adults looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity.