Fall 2019 Health & Fitness Courses

From aerobics and belly dancing to Pilates and Zumba, we offer dozens of fun courses to get you moving this fall.

Zumba
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!
50061
$70
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Mondays, 9/9 - 12/2 , 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
No class 10/14
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

50062
$70
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 9/11 -12/4 , 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
No class 11/28
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc, Instructor

50063
$70
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 9/12 - 12/5, 4:45 - 5:45 p.m.
No class 11/28
Lori Hallenebck of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

Metabolic Blast Bootcamp
Shed fat, sculpt lean muscles, lose inches and gain metabolic power before your day begins! Those who get their workout done before the day kicks off can experience increased metabolic burn through the rest of the day, resulting in a whole day’s worth of success. This inspiring fitness journey will empower you with an atmosphere of camaraderie and support to achieve noticeable changes using the proven techniques of interval training. Course fee includes a $25 materials fee.

What you receive:

  • 36 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 adrenaline kick to start your day that will fire up your metabolism

What you give:

  • Three hours of your time a week
  • 100 percent effort
  • $225 course fee

50068
$225
36 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., Wed. & Fri., 9/9 - 12/6, 6 - 7 a.m.
No class 10/14, 11/27 & 11/29
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

Nia
Nia is a cardio dance movement class like no other! Blending the fun and flavor of dance, the power and precision of martial arts (tai chi, aikido and taekwondo) plus the calming and centering of yoga - Nia has it all! Come experience an energetic, joy-filled class that offers sweat, smiles and sensational satisfaction as you tone muscle, lose inches and burn calories. Nia is a body-mind-spirit workout experience for every body. Join us!
50098
$89
14 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 9/10 - 12/10, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Richele Corbo, Instructor

Core Camp
Lose that weight around the midsection with this fast-track fitness class strategically designed to deliver results! Think Bootcamp meets Pilates. You will be inspired through high-intensity intervals of metabolically-altering cardio drills that are geared to fire up your metabolism. You will learn the best middle-whittling core moves out there. Melt the external fat and reveal the lean chiseled muscle that you will be developing. This program will begin and end with a thorough fitness and nutrition assessment so you will see the incredible results from investing in yourself. Join us in Core Camp and whittle your middle this year!
51233
$75
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Sun., 9/8 - 11/17, 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
No class 10/13
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

Hi-Lo 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 can be successful!
Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In, Inc., Instructor

50067
$70
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 9/9 - 11/17, 7 - 8 p.m.
No class 10/14

51077
$70
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Wed., 9/11 - 12/4, 7 - 8 p.m.
No class 11/27

Pilates Mat - Beginner
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 you will 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.
50107
$65
11 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 9/11 - 11/20, 5:15 - 6 p.m.
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

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).
50109
$65
11 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 9/11 - 11/20, 6:10 - 6:55 p.m.
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

Pilates Mat - Mixed Level
Pilates is a precise method of exercise which focuses on movements designed to lengthen and strengthen the body. The class will focus on the core, and you will practice the controlled movements designed to stretch and strengthen muscles without adding bulk. This class is designed for any level of Pilates student from beginner through advanced. Modifications and variations will be presented to accommodate all levels. Just bring a mat (yoga style “sticky” mat works best) and experience what Pilates can do for your body and mind.
51219
$65
11 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 9/9 - 11/25, 5:15 - 6 p.m.
No Class 10/14
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

Meditative Nature Journaling
As humans, we all have stories to tell, lives unfinished and busy minds yearning for fresh renewal. All we need is the right environment to bring those stories out. Meditation is not the clearing of the mind but the aligning of it, and nature offers an environment that humanity heals in. Nature can awaken our personal story!

As a writer, artist and wilderness lover, instructor Hollan Bonjukian has long retreated to nature for healing, clarity and beauty. This class will afford you the structure, nurturing environment and inspiration to find your own voice and to jump start your inner journey through quiet reflective time alone, as well as a community to share that journey with. You don’t have to be a writer, but you may become one after this class.
51235
$60
3 Sessions, Schodack Town Park
Sun., 9/15 - 9/29, 3 - 5 p.m.
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor

Cardio Kickboxing
Cardio Kickboxing is a total-body workout designed to improve your cardiovascular and muscular endurance with a variety of kickboxing combos to work your upper/lower body, core and heart. The class begins with a warmup, followed by basic kickboxing moves that become more intense as the class progresses. Both continuous and interval formats will be used to mix things up. Modifications will be offered to accommodate all ages and fitness levels. The class ends with a cool down and stretch. Please bring a set of 3 to 5 lb. hand weights, a mat, towel and water. Get ready to have fun and sweat!
Christine Sultan of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

50106
$65
11 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 9/9 - 11/25, 7:05 - 8 p.m.
No class 10/14

51234
$65
11 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 9/11 - 11/20, 7:05 - 8 p.m.

Barre: Strength & Flex
Barre: Strength & Flex is a series of movements that strengthen the entire body. It combines the core conditioning associated with Pilates with the flexibility improvements that occur with yoga, plus stability and strength exercises associated with ballet and fitness. This workout incorporates floor work, barre work and standing body weight exercises with the use of light weights, resistance bands and the barre. No previous experience is needed, just bring a set of 2-5 lb. hand weights, a yoga mat and a towel, and wear comfortable fitness clothes. This workout is traditionally done barefoot, but split sole sneakers or ballet shoes can be worn. Come and try this fun and popular workout!
51259
$65
11 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 9/9 - 11/25, 6:10 - 6:55 p.m.
No class 10/14
Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

QiGong and an Introduction to the Five Elements: Empowering, Calming, Healing
QiGong, an ancient Chinese healing and mindfulness practice, integrates movement, breath, meditation, mind focus and self-massage to improve and maintain a healthy body, mind and spirit. You will experience the power of this practice and learn a self-healing method that will reduce your stress, increase your vitality, enhance your performance, strengthen your immune system and instill a deep sense of peace.

This is a beginner Qigong class but is suitable for any level of experience. You will be introduced to the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water. These are energetic cycles in nature and within the human energy system. They are thought to keep our bodies alive and shape our thoughts, emotions, attitudes and spiritual inclinations. The five elements can help us understand who we are, and enable us to move with greater ease and less stress in our everyday lives. Each week we will have fun exploring one of the five elements and bring the element to life though the experience of a variety of QiGong practices. Course includes a $5 materials fee.
51053
$59
7 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 9/23 - 11/11, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
No class 10/14
Diana Wells, Instructor

Yoga I: Foundations of Practice
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 exercises 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 lifelong practice of yoga. Please bring a mat designed for yoga and wear loose, comfortable clothes.
Jeanne Wein, Instructor

50168
$80
12 Sessions, AMZ 306
Mon., 9/9 - 12/2, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
No class 10/14

50169
$80
12 Sessions, AMZ 306
Wed., 9/11 - 12/4, 4 - 5 p.m.
No class 11/27

50453
$80
12 Sessions, AMZ 306
Thurs., 9/12 - 12/5, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.
No class 11/28

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!
50387
$85
10 Sessions, AMZ 306
Tues., 9/10 - 11/12, 6 - 6:45 p.m.
Blythe Hurlburt, Instructor

Sunrise Yoga
This course will benefit students of all ages and abilities. The focus will be on easing into your busy workday with positive energy and clarity to move through your day. A combination of purposeful movements and breathing techniques will help develop a sense of self-worth and awareness. Please bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.
51236
$80
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 9/10 - 11/26, 6 - 7 a.m.
Zoe O’Brey, Instructor

Kettlebells
Ready to kick all your fitness goals into high gear? Kettlebells are a Russian strength and conditioning tool that are rapidly taking over the health and fitness world. They provide an effective and efficient way to gain functional strength and muscle definition. You can quite easily train every muscle in your body in short periods of time, while simultaneously improving your strength, endurance and flexibility. Get your metabolism fired up and feel invincible! You’ll need an exercise mat, a towel, water bottle and a 5 lb. to 15 lb. kettlebell. You should be easily able to lift the kettlebell with two hands and it should be slightly challenging to lift with one hand.
50059
$96
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Thurs., 9/12 - 12/5, 6 - 6:45 p.m.
No class 11/28
Liz Gross of Fitness Professionals on Demand, Instructor

Belly Dance is for Everybody
Explore the rich tapestries of the world through belly dancing, a centuries-old dance that teaches women how to move their muscles in a more holistic way to the sound of music, and helps them achieve a softly sculpted physique. This fun exercise program leaves you feeling creative, confident, healthy and stress-free. The instructor will guide you through the fundamental dance moves and incorporate the use of silky veils, finger cymbals, and hip scarves adorned with swishing beads, sequins and jingling coins. You are never too old or too young to learn to belly dance. This course welcomes all students, beginner to advanced. The hippest way to stay fit!
50113
$85
10 Sessions, MCD 192
Tues., 9/10 - 11/12, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Tammy Stanzione of Ayperi-Alizarin Bellydance, Instructor

Body Conditioning
Join us for a functional fitness class to exercise all muscle groups at a healthy pace! This is a beginner- to moderate-level conditioning class designed to strengthen your body, increase endurance and help you de-stress. The class begins with exercises to increase your flexibility by improving your range of motion, followed by a full-body workout to strengthen arms and legs, tighten core muscles and improve cardiovascular endurance. Each class ends with a relaxation sequence that will leave you feeling refreshed and refocused. Modifications are given to participants who have physical challenges that prohibit them from performing certain exercises. You will need an exercise mat, a set of 3 or 5 lb. dumbbells and water bottle. BSNENY members, contact the instructor at cox@nycap.rr.com to find out how you can use your wellness benefit for the cost of classes.
50485
$96
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Mon., 9/9 - 12/2, 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.
No class 10/14
Liz Gross of Fitness Professional on Demand, Instructor

Tabata: Burn Fat and Get Fit
Tabata is a High Intensity Interval Training workout where you perform an exercise for 20 seconds and then rest for 10 and repeat for a total of eight cycles. Tabata gives you a total-body, heart-pumping, aerobic and strength-conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high intensity cardio bursts designed to tone your body, improve your endurance and clear your mind. Modifications for all fitness levels are provided. Tabata is a great class for those of us who want to lose weight and shape and tone our entire bodies as well as for athletes like runners and cyclists to build cardiovascular capacity and increase athletic performance. Join us for this fun, new and exciting workout. Bring a light set of hand weights.
50060
$96
12 Sessions, MCD 192
Sat., 9/14 - 12/7, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
No class 11/30
Liz Gross of Fitness Professionals on Demand, Instructor

The Holistic Approach to Stress Management and Wellness
We all play multiple roles in our lives and sometimes we can feel exhausted or burned out trying to do justice to them all. Understanding how our brains work, how our bodies and minds are interconnected, how attitude, nutrition, and spirituality all work together to create our reality can help us live heartier, more wholesome, jovial and healthier lives. In this interactive class, you’ll learn how to analyze yourself and apply new techniques to help you improve your emotional, mental and physical health. All information from your analysis will remain private unless you choose to share it with the class.
51240
$75
2 Sessions, DCC 138
Wed., 10/2 - 10/9, 6 - 8 p.m.
LisaMarie Tersigni, Instructor

Have Lifelong Wellbeing and MELT™ Away Stress! Introduction to the MELT™ Soft Roller and Ball Work
Do you struggle with constant tension, aches, pain and stiffness in your body? Is your life full of things that inhibit relaxed, pain-free movement? The MELT™ Method may be for you! This class will teach you how to acquire a pain-free state and erase the negative effects of stress. Learn from an expert who sees people eliminate pain, regain health and return to doing the things they love to do every day. This class requires work on the floor. Bring a yoga/exercise mat and a water bottle. Dress in loose, comfortable clothing.
51055
$29
1 Session, AMZ 306
Thurs., 10/17, 7 - 8 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis, Instructor

Have Lifelong Wellbeing and Move Without Knee Pain!
Want healthy knees? Learn what works, what doesn’t work and why. If you have a knee issue or would like to prevent one, you can benefit from this class. Learn about basic knee anatomy, what tends to go wrong, potential causes, common diagnoses and medical treatments, and effective self-care from a physical therapist who helps people eliminate pain, regain health and return to doing the things they love to do every day. Did you know in order for your knees to go up and down stairs without pain your hips and ankles need to function well in all three planes of motion? Any lack of mobility or stability that occurs in your hips and/or your ankles can elicit knee pain and injury. Learn these facts and much more!

This three-class series is part PowerPoint teaching and part live movement education, including Move Without Pain, Total Motion Release, and the MELT™ Soft Ball Foot Treatment. All movements are done sitting and standing; no need to get on the floor. You will develop the skills to achieve healthy knees for a lifetime of pain-free living. Written manual and MELT™ Soft Ball provided. Course fee includes a $15 materials fee.
51056
$115
3 Sessions, AMZ 309
Thurs., 9/12 - 9/26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis, Instructor

Have Lifelong Wellbeing and Women’s Health
Join us to talk about common experiences, enjoy delicious food and learn fun techniques to combat wrinkles and cellulite without costly creams and potions. We will discuss PMS, breast health, menopause, hot flashes, fibrous cysts, bone health and much more. From conception to death, some unique needs, experiences and challenges are influenced by our gender. Learn how you can make informed decisions on your health. We will enjoy two really tasty meals (recipes provided) while soaking in lots of knowledge. You will receive a copy of the book “Being Female is Not a Medical Diagnosis: Navigating a Woman’s Healthcare World,” filled with details to help you be an informed health care consumer. We will walk through MELT™ Method techniques for cellulite and low back pain, three essential MELT™ moves to make you look younger, and a MELT™ Method 50 second facelift using the specially designed MELT™ soft roller and soft ball. Please bring a yoga/exercise mat and a water bottle. Course fee includes a $25 materials fee.
51220
$95
2 Sessions, AMZ 309
Tues., 10/1 - 10/8, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis, Instructor

Have Lifelong Wellbeing and Nourish Away Pain!
Are you aware that what you put in your mouth can either promote or fight chronic pain conditions? You just need to know which foods impact which conditions. Learn how to reduce or eliminate pain and improve your health in ways you never imagined while enjoying a delicious four-course meal at each class, taught by an expert trained by the Wellness Forum Institute for Health Studies. A written manual, including all references, resources and recipes, is provided. Some class participants have reported reduced or eliminated pain or a decrease in their degenerative disease risk scores by up to 50 percent in just 2-3 weeks. You will be well fed, informed and empowered for lifelong wellbeing! Course fee includes a $45 materials fee.
50510
$135
3 Sessions, ADM 102
Thurs., 11/21 - 12/12, 6 - 9 p.m.
No class 11/28
Eileen Kopsaftis, Instructor

Have Lifelong Wellbeing and MELT™ Away Back Pain!
Learn how to release and realign your body to resolve back, hip, shoulder, and neck pain without drugs. If you have pain, it is possible that your connective tissue needs repair. If you are uncomfortable laying on your back or unable to find a comfortable position in which to sleep, you may have imbalances in your masses (parts touching the floor) and spaces (parts off the floor). This class series will teach you, step by step, the Four-Week MELT™ Back Pain Treatment Plan. This plan was reported in a clinical trial to significantly relieve participants’ chronic low back pain and improve flexibility in just four weeks. Learn techniques that can create global, lasting changes in your body. You may see and feel a difference immediately! Taught by an expert who sees people eliminate pain, regain health, and return to doing the things they love to do every day. This class requires work on the floor. Bring a yoga/exercise mat and a water bottle. Dress in loose, comfortable clothing. Course fee includes a $70 materials fee.
Choose 50512 if you have a MELT soft roller.
50507: $135
50512: $65
4 Sessions, AMZ 306
Tues., 10/22 - 11/12, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis, Instructor

Have Lifelong Wellbeing and MELT™ for Pain, Grip, Balance, and Gait!
MELT™ may improve your golf, tennis or baseball swing, along with your balance and how you walk, and may even help with neuropathy, carpal tunnel, and plantar fasciitis. If you have pain or decreased sensation, it is possible that your neurofascial system is in need of repair. Learning how to decompress the joints in your feet and hands (including shearing, gliding, rinsing and friction) using specialized small balls of different sizes and densities can change how your knees, low back and neck feel as well as improve your grip, your balance and how you walk. There is even a MELT™ 50-second facelift! This class is taught by an expert who has seen success with her patients regarding many issues. All work is done in sitting and standing. Course fee includes a $35 materials fee.
*Choose 51102 if you already have the MELT Hand & Foot Kit.
51057: $90
51102: $55
3 Sessions, ADM 101
Tues., 10/22 - 11/5, 6 - 7 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis, Instructor

Have Lifelong Wellbeing and Sprout for Health!
Sprouts are an ancient but largely forgotten food. The nutrition in sprouts is so much more than in regular veggies, you will be shocked! Have you always wanted to try sprouting but were overwhelmed with all the sprouting products out there and gave up before you began? Does it seem too complicated to learn? Wonder what different seeds taste like? This class is for you! Multiple sprouts are served to taste test during class, as well as a delicious recipe to enjoy. Learn how easy it is to grow your own sprouts and harvest in just a few days!
Class materials: You will receive a two-tiered sprouting tray, a hemp sprouting bag, and a dozen different kinds of sprouting seeds to get you started on a delicious, health-promoting journey. A written manual is also provided, including recipes to use to maximize the enjoyment of growing your own sprouts. Course fee includes a $45 materials fee.
51221
$79
1 Sessions, ADM 101
Tues., 11/12, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Eileen Kopsaftis, Instructor

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