Yoga & Barre Class Descriptions
Rebounding is a type of aerobic exercise that is performed while jumping on a mini-trampoline. At WISC we use the Bellicon Rebounder, which is the best on the market. Low impact, and gentle on the knees, jumps can be fast or slow, and can be mixed with rest or aerobic stepping. Rebounding can help work the muscles in the legs, increase your endurance, and strengthen your bones, among a number of other benefits. Suitable for beginners.
Low Impact Sweat & Sculpt
Combining low impact cardio on a rebounder, and low impact sculpting moves inspired by Pilates and Barre, this class is a perfectly well rounded workout that is so good for you and your joints! Rebounding is also great for your lymphatic system and helps promote body detoxification! This class is perfect for all levels. Modifications will be given to make it more challenging or easier based on the participants needs. There is also a handle bar attached to the rebounder that will be used for sculpting moves, and will provide great support for people just starting their rebounding journey who want a little extra help balancing.
Not limited to one style of yoga, this class includes elements of Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, Kundalini, and more to include occasional use of special props such as 5 ft dowels and yoga wheels.
When you are craving a little more intensity, this dynamic class focuses on strength and stability as a whole in mind and body. You will use props and body weight to create a stronger, steadier foundation for your practice, then move through a progressive series of poses before time for seated meditation and savasana. Be prepared to build heat, sweat, and have fun! Expect to leave invigorated, and feel the benefits carry across to other practices and your daily life. Prior yoga experience recommended.
This class will allow you to explore movement with breath. Vinyasa, also known as flow, is characterized by stringing postures together to move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath. Beginner-Intermediate.
Also known as standing Pilates, this high energy workout integrates a series at the ballet barre. Focus is on building strength and toning of the lower body with full ranges of motion combined with isometric movements. Appropriate for all levels.
This class consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – lower spine, hips, inner thighs, hamstrings. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer; working beyond the muscular level and into the connective tissues.
Appropriate for all levels.
Yoga for Athletic Performance (YFAP)
The best of both worlds! Half vinyasa, half gentle yoga/stretching. Build some internal heat with strength and balance postures followed but an opportunity to allow the body to release into stretches for the hamstrings, hips, shoulders, and more. Some vinyasa yoga experience recommended.
Yoga for Daily Life
In our culture, our daily lives can lead to chronic problems to our physical balance and overall well-being. This class focuses on bringing posture and muscular back into balance, while combating detrimental physical habits of daily life. We begin with purposeful and gentle asana sequences to warm up the joints and muscles, then move into poses designed to strengthen overstretched muscles, lengthen shortened muscles, and relax tensed ones. Learn how to use this tool to help you feel good in your daily life. Prior yoga experience recommended.
Book Your Yoga Class at WISC
In person classes are held in the newly refreshed Yoga studio at WISC. We ask that you bring your own mat.
What is Fitness Academy?
The WISC Fitness Academy offers the flexibility to attend different types of group fitness classes. Monthly packages offer unlimited usage for all classes. Add a WISC membership to get member pricing for the Fitness Academy and gain additional access to the full-equipped fitness center, the aquatics center to swim laps, as well as discounts on all other WISC programs.