Join us for Open House , March 10th & 11th. Come in for a free workout, take a class, go for a swim & enjoy the experience of Waverley Oaks Athletic Club!
Guests receive free access during Open House. We encourage you to pre-register by filling out the form below. Some of the events and classes have a limited capacity and we want to ensure that you have an opportunity to sample whatever is of interest to you.
Special Event Descriptions:
Rounds – Taking its name from boxing “rounds,” this group circuit style HITT (High Intensity Interval Training) class will consist of short duration high intensity movements followed by short periods of recovery. This format is great for weight loss, strength/toning, increasing aerobic capacity, improving coordination as well as increasing your ability to perform fast paced exercise with only short rests in between. Some of the exercises to be included are a multitude of punching, step, ladder and hurdle drills, plyometrics, jumping rope, burpees, and some good old fashioned bodyweight exercises. Come join Jason Richard to punch away your stress and melt body fat away.
Small Group Training – Do you enjoy taking group exercise classes for the social connectivity and vibe they create but sometimes feel that you need a little bit more individualized attention? Small group training provides a wonderful avenue to address both. Because you are in a smaller, more intimate setting you can get more individualized attention but also develop some friendships with other members who have similar goals as you so you can come and work on the together. These demos will follow a circuit style format which will incorporate strength training as well as cardiovascular conditioning for a total body workout. Come join either Ali Shea and Scott Mahon for this demo to see how there is always strength in numbers.
Balance and Fall Prevention – Most people are unaware that there balance has been steadily declining until they have a falling event. Each year 1 in 3 people over the age the age of 65 will experience a fall and 75% of those falls will result in some kind of bone fracture. Studies from the CDC also show that once you have fallen once you are more than 50% likely to have another fall within a calendar year. So….before one of these unfortunate, potentially life altering falls happen to you join Matthew Fennell in a demo that will discuss and practice static as well as dynamic balance, total body strength (especially the core and legs) as well as how to improve your posture.
Women on Weights – Do you ever walk on the treadmill and look down on the strength training area and wonder why people there look fitter than you do or feel? Have you been strictly doing cardiovascular exercise only and not seeing much results? Are you overwhelmed/unsure how to use any or all of the equipment in the strength training area? Are you intimidated to exercise with weights next to men? If you answered yes to one or more the previous questions than Women on Weights (WOW) is for you. This demo, for women only, will be led by Jon Mack and will focus on increasing a woman’s self confidence in the strength training area as well as educate you on why women need to strength train for muscular/bone strength, toning and to help raise metabolism for weight loss. Exercises using body weight, bands, balls, cables, dumbbells and the TRX suspension trainer as methods of resistance training will be shown/performed. Don’t WAIT any longer to hit the WEIGHTS ladies.
TRX – The TRX suspension trainer is a very versatile tool that allows total body exercise using body weight and angles to create changes in resistance/difficulty. Unlike traditional seated machine base strength training which often doesn’t emphasize core work and often works only a limited set of muscles, TRX requires the whole body to work together for each movement which allows you to get a far more efficient total body workout in far less time. Come join Jon Mack for this demo to learn some movements you can add to your existing routine or create new routines around.
Intro to Olympic Lifting – For many years Olympic Lifts such as the squat, deadlift and power cleans to name a few were only done mainly by high level athletes as a means to improve sports performance. Now however; it is not uncommon to walk into any fitness facility worldwide and see people working on some form of Olympic lifting and its not just men doing it either. Olympic lifts require the entire body to work together as one functional unit thus producing huge gains in strength all over the body-especially the core. As with any weight training, form is extremely crucial so proper coaching is paramount to make sure you get the most benefits but also to make sure the lifts are being done safely as to avoid potential injury. Come to this demo with Scott Mahon to go over some of the basics of Olympic lifting and discuss how you can potentially add some of these calorie blasting lifts to your current exercise program.