Community and Professional Education
Early Spring (January) 2016 Classes

These short classes are a great opportunity to keep active after the holiday season or to try something new.

Have you been thinking about trying one of our fitness classes, but were afraid to commit to a whole semester? Here’s your chance!

Please note: January fitness classes scheduled on Mondays will meet on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 18.

Registration Information
Registration begins Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

Yoga I
This course is of value to students of any age, with or without previous experience in yoga. We will focus patiently on classic postures and breathing exercise to bring balance and well-being to the body, mind and spirit. With the development of physical flexibility and calmness of mind, we also lay the foundations for a rewarding life-long practice of yoga. Please bring a mat designed for yoga and wear loose, comfortable clothes.

Jeanne Wein, Instructor

4 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 1/4 - 1/25, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

4 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 1/6 - 1/27, 4 - 5 p.m.

4 Sessions, CTR 204
Thurs., 1/7 - 1/28, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

Zumba is the hottest class to hit the fitness world! This hour-long dance-based fitness class is set to international rhythms. No experience in dance or aerobic classes is required and Zumba is open to all fitness levels. This class will help you sculpt a tight mid-section without getting on the floor. Wear sneakers and light clothes. Bring a water bottle!

Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In., Inc., Instructor

4 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 1/4 - 1/25, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

4 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 1/6 - 1/27, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

Moderate Hi-Lo Impact Aerobics
This is a combination Hi-Lo impact class designed with both men and women in mind. Each class adheres to the exercise guidelines set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine. The one-hour class includes a complete cardiovascular workout and a stretching and strength training component that will tone muscles and burn fat. Routines are set to contemporary music by the original artists. Energize and have fun. This class is designed for all levels - everyone will be successful!

Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In., Inc., Instructor

4 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 1/4 - 1/25, 7 - 8 p.m.

Ballet Workout

This class is two ballet workouts for the price of one! Sole Synthesis is a barefooted standing fusion of fitness, ballet and yoga combinations based on a genre-specific squat or lunge. Its fun, motivating music is a blend of Bollywood, Third World beats and Safari vibes. Core de Ballet is a ballet-inspired workout for the non-dancer who wants to work his or her muscles eccentrically to develop strength, balance and fluidity. The music is a compilation of the ballet world's most famous scores. Participants will execute core strengthening, floor barre, standing center exercises and a stretch. Wear comfortable fitness attire, ballet slippers or split sole sneakers are optional. Bring water and a sticky yoga mat. No experience necessary.

Mary Anne Fantauzzi of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

4 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 1/5 - 1/26, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Cardio Kickboxing
Cardio Kickboxing is an hour-long, total body workout designed to improve your cardiovascular endurance with a core of continuous kickboxing combos to work your upper and lower body and your heart. The class begins with a warm up, followed by basic kickboxing moves that become more intense as the class progresses. Modifications will be offered to accommodate all ages and fitness levels. The class ends with a cool down, core strengthening and stretching. Please bring 3-5lb hand weights, a mat, towel and water. Get ready to have fun and sweat!

Christine Sultan of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

4 Sessions, CTR 204
Wed., 1/6 - 1/27, 7 - 8 p.m.

Pilates Mat - Beginning
Pilates is a precise method of exercise which focuses on movements designed to lengthen and strengthen the body. This class will focus on the "core" and practice the controlled movements designed to stretch and strengthen muscles without adding bulk. Just bring a mat (yoga style "sticky" mat works best) and experience what Pilates can do for your body and mind. This class is designed for the beginner Pilates student with little or no experience.

Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

4 Sessions, CTR 204
Wed., 1/6 - 1/27, 5:15 - 6 p.m.

Pilates Mat - Intermediate
This course is a continuation of the Pilates method. It will incorporate the basic and intermediate level exercises into a more intense style of class. This class level is appropriate for students who have had at least two semesters (one year) of experience practicing Pilates. Just bring a sticky mat and a 14-inch Pilates Magic Circle (ring).

Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

4 Sessions, CTR 204
Wed., 1/6 - 1/27, 6:05 - 6:50 p.m.

Pilates for Runners
Want to run effortlessly? Want to bulletproof your hips and knees against injury? Ready to become a force to be reckoned with? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this class if for you!

If you just want to become a better runner, ward off winter weight gain and experience your fittest winter ever, join us for Pilates for Runners. This training will help you overcome common problems to runners including: plantar fasciitis, runner's knee and shin splints.

Although there will be NO running in class, this program is no walk in the park. You will learn the 'golden' exercises that will unlock your inner runner, by targeting the common weak spots; gluteus medius, lower back, abdominals and spine, while lengthening the hamstrings, tightening the quads and conditioning the feet. If you are not a runner, you'll be runner ready when you are through! If you are a runner, this class will be transformational for you. For more information, contact Hollan Bonjukian at (518) 496-0337 or

Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

4 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 1/3 - 1/24, 7:45 - 8:45 a.m.

Metabolic Blast Bootcamp
Metabolic Blast Camp with Battling Ropes: Stoke the 'fire' of your metabolism and become a lean fat burning machine! This class will teach you how to get strong where it matters most and how to get lean by vamping up your metabolism. You'll be empowered to build a solid core, beautiful sculpted muscles and MELT overall body fat through intense bursts of cardio challenges such as sprints, lunges, and battling ropes with intervals of unique body weight exercises designed to sculpt all areas of your physic. Every class experience will offer inspiration, camaraderie and encouragement by both the instructor and the fellow students! It's the one "Boot Camp" experience designed to EMPOWER you to discover your own inner greatness in class and out!

What you receive:

  • 12 classes of high-intensity interval training
  • Expert coaching from a nationally-certified personal trainer
  • Nutritional support
  • Weekly food journal
  • Fitness assessment
  • 24-7 online support and individual attention
  • Injury prevention techniques
  • Supercharged motivation
  • Accountability
  • Powerful encouragement
  • An adrenalin kick to start your day that will fire up your metabolism

What you give:

  • Three hours of your time a week
  • 100% effort
  • $65 course fee


Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

12 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., Wed., & Fri., 1/4 - 1/29, 6 - 7 a.m.

Core Camp
Jump start your new year with a new six pack! Lose that holiday weight around your midsection with this fast-track fitness class designed to deliver results.

Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

4 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 1/3 - 1/24, 6:30 -7:30 a.m.

Looking for a new different workout while listening to today's popular music? Bokwa® is a new and completely different approach to group exercise that is rapidly spreading across the globe. Bokwa® instructors teach participants to draw letters and numbers patterns with their feet. Everyone can do it! You can have two left feet and can dance alongside world champion Latin and ballroom dancers and all have a terrific experience in the same class! All you need is a bottle of water! Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

4 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 1/6 - 1/27, 7 - 8 p.m.

Belly Dance is for Every-body
Middle Eastern belly dance is dedicated to women celebrating the joy and beauty of a centuries old dance form. Ayperi is a passionate and caring professional Middle Eastern belly dance instructor. She is a performing artist and choreographer, who seeks to inspire and impassion others through this expressive dance. Ayperi has the keen ability to recognize and meet the unique needs of each individual student and welcomes women of all ages, sizes and abilities to unleash their inner creativity in this safe, fun and supportive environment.

You are never too old or young to start belly dancing! Middle Eastern belly dancing is primarily taught as a low-impact fitness activity and is an exciting alternative to other exercise or dance programs. This course covers the basic fundamental moves of belly dance and incorporates the use of veils and finger cymbals. The instructor will advise students in locating these props in addition to coin hip scarves for use in their own belly dancing. Recommended class attire is tank tops or t-shirts with yoga, sweat or exercise pants. No shoes are required.

Tammy Stanzione of Ayperi Bellydance, Instructor

4 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 1/5 - 1/26, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

Barbarian Sandbag
Break out of your fitness plateau and take it to the next level with the Barbarian Sand-bag workout. Beginners and pros alike will achieve amazing feats with simple non-stop multi-muscle moves that ramp up our cardio, build strength and blast your body into a fat burning machine that is likely to experience an increase in metabolic activity 18-24 hours after a single session.

Using an individualized sandbag "weight" to swing, push, pull and balance, you'll discover the missing secret of most strength training programs, "variable angular resistance" which comes from the flexible structure of the weight unlike the fixed grip of dumbbells. A special Barbarian sandbag will be provided for each student with an appropriate weight for the class.

Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

4 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 1/3 - 1/24, 9 - 9:45 a.m.

Butts and Guts
Butts and Guts...need it say more? This 45-minute class is all about tightening and toning those troublesome tushies and tummies. The class will focus intensely on ab and glute work that also breaks a sweat and will give you results in inches lost, sculpted spots, and just plain confidence in how you fit in your clothes and carry yourself. Say goodbye to boring crunches and traditional butt lifts. This is a program that changes the way you see your core and backside forever!

Blythe Thompson-Hurlburt of Fitness Core You, Instructor

4 Sessions, CTR 204
Tues., 1/5 - 1/26, 5:30 -6:30 p.m.

Resistance Bands

Want to learn how to tone and tighten troublesome areas? This workout encompasses all the typical problem areas we struggle with. We will focus on the tush, upper body, lower body and core! Please bring a mat, water bottle, resistance bands and wear clothing that allows you to move freely.

Jennifer Merrit of Fitness Professionals on Demand, Instructor

4 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 1/7 - 1/28, 6 - 7 p.m.