Want to get in shape but need some extra motivation to keep you going? Than Laurier Brantford’s Fitness Classes are for you! Since January 2015, Laurier Brantford has been collaborating their fitness classes with the Brantford YMCA, offering you hours of aerobic programming each week. Our new bundled fitness schedule gives you more class variety and more convenient class times. Now bundled into one schedule, classes such as Bootcamp, Cyclefit, Bootylicious, Yoga, Zumba, TRX Tabata, and much more will give you that extra push that you are looking for!
All fitness classes are FREE to any Laurier student, Wilkes facility member, or YMCA member. A Fitness Class Pass can be purchased for $2.00 for any non-member who is interested in participating.
Are you a faculty/staff member that is interested in participating in fitness classes? Check out our Staff/Faculty Fitness Schedule for classes run specifically for staff!
These classes are offered for the low price of $2 a class and all that is required to participate is that you fill out a Registration Form at the start of the semester.
AB ATTACK: The aim of this workout is to train all the muscles of the core, alternating between upper and lower abdominals and back to produce chiseled abs of steel.
BATTLE ROPES BOOTCAMP: One of the most under-rated and under-used pieces of equipment in the fitness world right now, battle ropes can provide you with a full-body workout while spiking that heart rate. Come learn some fun and new moves with the battle ropes while challenging every piece of your physical fitness.
BOOT CAMP: A modern fitness phenomenon, yet classic military style workout that is guaranteed to get results. This high energy class will test your aerobic and anaerobic systems and will leave you feeling stronger and fitter than ever before. Be prepared for both aerobic and muscle conditioning drills that will work to improve your overall fitness. Available in both beginner and regular levels.
BOOTYLICIOUS: This Women’s Only class focuses on high intensity circuit training, largely body weight based with a military style twist! If the name doesn’t describe it enough, this class will target some of the biggest muscles in your body… your booty!
CIRCUIT MADNESS: Get bored easily while working out? Well not with Circuit Madness! Keep your body moving through a variety of exercises in a circuit-style rotation. You will push your body for short periods of times while giving it appropriate times for recovery. You will be astonished to see how much work you can do in a short period of time!
CONDITIONING & CORE: Just like Ben & Jerry’s or peanut butter & jelly, two things are sometimes better than one! Come do some fast-paced conditioning circuits that let your heart rate soar then cool down with some core strengthening routines. Best of both worlds!
SCULPT & SWEAT: A classic circuit-style class that will put your strength and muscular endurance to the test. This head to toe work out will teach participants of all fitness levels how to maximize their workout and reach their fitness goals as efficiently as possible.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING: There is a reason that athletes are always in great shape: because they challenge not only their strength, but their conditioning as well! At the end of this class you would have worked both ends of the spectrum, not only building muscle but also training your heart and lungs!
STRETCH & TECHNIQUE: Have you ever noticed how flexible and controlled a dancer is? Well come in and learn from of the stretching exercises and mobility work that helps train them to be so limber. You will be stronger, longer and a lot more mobile when you leave this hour long technique class.
TRX TABATA: A high intensity interval style workout that uses a scientific formula to deliver the best workout possible. Using a popular new body-weight strap suspension system, this class focuses on a variety of different moves done in 20-second intervals with 10 second recoveries in between. Each move is done at your own pace, so this class is great for all fitness levels!
YOGA: Relaxation techniques, breathing, gentle stretches and mediation techniques to relieve cramped muscles, sore backs, headaches and over-stuffed brains. Available in beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
ZUMBA: Join the party! This fun, easy-to-follow, format will introduce you to international dance moves and rhythms. You’ll get the best blend of traditional Zumba flavor with the appropriate dose of fitness options thrown in. You’ll be sweating without even knowing it!
Wilkes House Recreation Centre
119-121 Darling St
Brantford, ON N3T 2Y3
Rear of Wilkes House Residence Building
Hawk Desk: (519) 756-8228 x5728
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