Small Group Exercise Classes
Our Muscle Strength workouts include: Ballet Burn, Body Conditioning, BOSU Ball, Belly Dancing, Boxing, Cheerleading, The Circuit, Face Conditioning, Fencing, Helix, Hula Hoop, Katami Bar, Kettlebells, Kickboxing, Massage, On the Ball, Pole Fitness, Pilates Reformer, Spin, Step and Sculpt, Tred n' Shed, Trampoline, TRX, Warrior Workout, Wave, Wedge, and Yoga
Listen to the strains of Swan Lake and Nutcracker Suite, as we stretch and tone our total body with ballet moves.
Free weights are used to increase resistance resistance in five different small group fitness classes. We offer four 30 minute workouts which target the lower body, upper body, abs and "Buff Bottoms", and a 45 minute gym workout which targets all of these areas to provide Total Body Conditioning.
The BOSU gym workout integrates fitness training for balance, core stability, cardivascular, and muscular endurance. The BOSU Ball (an acronym for “both sides utilized”) is essentially an exercise ball cut in half. Jogging on the “ball” side is low impact aerobics, and also challenging to the core muscles and balance. Push-ups done on the “flat” side (ball side down) include the challenge of stabilizing the ball, in addition to the strength of the push-up. The BOSU workout integrates balance, core stability, cardiovascular, and muscular endurance.
Belly Dancing injects fun into fitness training, providing a gym workout for your muscles, while engaging in this exciting art form. The “shoulder shimmy” engages deltoids, biceps, and triceps. Hip drops work the obliques, glutes, calves, and quads; and the shifting of the body weight from one leg to the other leg provides safe increases in loading on the hip joint, knees, and ankles.
Boxing fitness training strengthens musculature of the arms, legs, and shoulders; improves speed, aerobic fitness endurance, flexibility, and reflexes. Our resident boxing pro uses punching bags and hand pads to teach the proper techniques for sparring, cross-punches, jabs, and upper cuts.
Hip Hip Hooray for Smart Workout’s Cheerleader Workout. Use pom poms and soft weights to get into Cheerleader shape. This very special routine works upper and lower body and is fantastic cardio, too. Great Moves. Great Exercise. Great Fun.
This class utilizes our Cable Resistance weight-based machines. Audio cues prompt you to change stations every two minutes, as our instructors guide you through a series of exercises on our cable resistance weight-based machines. This class combines both upper and lower body workouts, toning muscle groups of the entire body.
Face Yoga engages the muscles of the face, neck, and jaw. A facial massage is included, to stimulate circulation, relax tension, and indulge!
This Smart Workout class features the Helix machine, a lateral aerobic trainer. The Helix engages in a “sideways figure 8” motion, which tones the inner and outer thighs, glutes and core, while delivering an intense aerobic workout.
In contrast to conventional cardio machines which work on a front-to-back plane, the Helix’s horizontal figure eight motion achieves sculpting results usually obtained only by weight training, all while conditioning aerobically and burning fat! Smart Workout’s original class moves through a range of “Helix motions”: arcs, surfing, leg pumps, squats, grinding, semi’s and ball riding, executed at varying speeds and resistance levels.
Smart Workout’s Helix class is a great training for tennis players, golfers, and skiers, and for anyone who wants a fantastic workout.
This low impact aerobics class is a BIG calorie burner. Weighted hula-hoops are used to tone abdominal muscles, promote correct body alignment, and increase balance.
This group fitness exercise class is a gym workout for every muscle in your body. Using the Katami bar as a resistance aid, we delve deep into core and back muscles. The trapezoidal shape of the Katami bar keeps your arms on an even plane, adding ease and accuracy to your workout.
Smart Workout’s Kettlebell exercise class is Mother Russia’s best export since vodka. This gym workout is the ultimate in strength and endurance training.
This fitness training is a fast combo of side kicks, jabs, crosses, hooks, uppercuts, and foot work. It is an intense aerobics exercise class, burns loads of calories, and builds strength and endurance.
Rooted in Eastern healing traditions, Massage combines passive stretching, and gentle acupressure, to energetically balance the body. This interactive hands-on fitness class teaches a natural, non-invasive approach to providing relief from physical tension and stress.
On the Ball
Sixties music sets the pace, as we bounce up and down on the ball. This is a fun way to get aerobics fitness, all the while engaging the core and increasing balance. We add bands to work upper body muscles, making this an all over workout for cardio and strength.
Pole Fitness Training combines the attributes of exercise with the added benefit of being fun. Pole training builds core stability, tones abs, increases upper body strength, and improves overall coordination and flexibility.
Schedule a private 2 hour lesson for yourself and up to 12 of your friends. Fabulous for Birthdays, Bachelorette, and Girls’ Night Out. $360. (Pole Parties may be reserved by non-members)
Experience the ultimate Pilates workout by incorporating the use of the Reformer, an apparatus specially designed to help achieve maximum results in Pilates.
The emphasis of Pilates conditioning is the "core", which targets all of the abdominal musculature, glutes, hips, inner thighs, and lower back muscles.
Pilates Reformer classes help you:
- Shape long, strong, and sleek muscles
- Improve flexibility and balance
- Strengthen your back and improve posture
- Decrease stress and improve energy level
Spin is a high intensity, low impact, aerobic fitness class. Spinning group exercise classes at Smart Workout include a variety of rides, combining hills and plains, (climbs and sprints), which are simulated by increasing or decreasing the resistance of the special bike. The Spinning fitness workout also tones the lower body and builds endurance.
Step and Sculpt
“Step” is a low impact aerobic fitness class, incorporating the action of stepping onto a platform to intensify the workout. “Step and Sculpt” is a fusion gym workout, incorporating the use of free weights within the aerobic routine.
Tred n' Shed
Perfect for time stressed New Yorkers! This treadmill exercise class ensures its participants a workout in their heart’s individual training zone, for a full 20 minutes, in only 30 minutes of time! There are just 2 people in a class, each equipped with a Heart Monitor, going through paces on a treadmill. Through a series of interval inclines, speed jumps, and changes in body positioning, (walking sideways, backwards), the heart is stimulated to its optimal rate. Our fitness assistants give constant surveillance to make sure that the heart rate is never above, or below, where it should be.
There is a great class for those just starting out, because you can never “over-do” in Tred n’ Shed, as your individual training zone defines the level of your class. And even for those who are fully initiated into a fitness regime, combining Tred n' Shed with a 45 minute Reformer class (or other resistance type class), gives a well rounded and diverse workout, in a manageable amount of time.
Trampolining is an aerobics exercise class that reduces body fat; firms legs, thighs, abdomen, arms and hips; increases agility; improves balance and coordination; strengthens muscles overall; and provides cardio strength for the heart.
Trampolining utilizes 3 forces: gravity, acceleration, and deceleration. If your body is exposed to 1 ½ times the usual force of gravity, your body will strengthen itself to cope with the stress.
A study by NASA found that Trampolining as an exercise is 68% more oxygen efficient than other forms of exercise. What this means is that you can exercise quite vigorously on a trampoline, without feeling out of breath, but still gain the same benefits you would from jogging on pavement. It avoids the shin splints and knee problems associated with exercise on hard surfaces. It also has the beneficial effect of restoring bone mass and can actually stop osteoporosis from getting any worse. Trampolining also strengthens the spine. Trampolining maximizes spinal imbibition, creating a positive impact on spinal and intervertebral disc health.
Warrior Workout, a boot camp group fitness class, develops strength, agility, and speed. This is the intense gym workout program needed to build a warrior’s physique. A fast paced combo of dead lifts, planks, jogging over hurdles, push-ups, and sit-ups burns fat, builds muscle, and will give you killer abs!
The WAVE is a new and exciting approach to exercise. Utilizing a “C” shaped stepper, an intense cardio workout is achieved by “rocking”, side to side, and front to back.
Smart Workout’s WAVE class also incorporates free weights for strengthening moves, and the “C” shaped equipment engages the core and challenges balance. Smart Workout’s WAVE class is also extremely time efficient… in just 30 minutes, you get a fun filled total body workout for strength, cardio, and balance.
Get a new angle on fitness in this group exercise class that uses “the Wedge”, a unique foam tool that provides an incline and decline position, and works all major muscle groups including the abs, butt, thighs, triceps, chest and lower back.
Yoga classes help you to become more aware of your body’s posture, alignment, and patterns of movement. Yoga makes the body more flexible, and helps to relax, even in the midst of a stress-stricken environment.
Physiological Benefits of Yoga include:
- increasing flexibility, and relieving stiffness in the back and neck
- increasing lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons, helping to prevent injury
- muscle toning, increasing strength throughout the entire body, including the spine
- improving postural alignment and correcting round and sluggish shoulders
These enormous physical benefits are just a “side-effect” of this powerful practice. Yoga harmonizes the mind with the body, relieving the detrimental effects of stress upon our physical, endocrinal and emotional systems.