A lovely space that measures approximately 34 ft x 34 ft, our dance room provides space for both personal and group exercise. The types of organized classes change as the student and employee population changes. Some equipment maintained in the dance room includes: Physio Balls, Reebok Steppers, Dumbbells, Foam Rollers and Yoga Mats. Also, the room has 2 large wall mounted screen televisions, DVD player and a sound system. Street shoes are not permitted on the dance room floor. The room can be opened for personal use at any time there is not a class. Please see the fitness center staff for assistance.
There are a variety of membership options for the dance room/fitness classes, ranging from a day pass to a year long membership. Please note that an account must be created prior to making purchases online. Accounts must be approved by a staff member and may take up to 48 hours to process. You are welcome to purchase memberships in person at the facility as well. If you have any questions please call Matthew Dougherty at 518-327-6389.
Monday & Wednesday – 5:30pm to 7pm (Spring Semester ends May 5, 2017)
Classes begin with traditional lessons that break down dances step by step, then they are repeated and gradually sped up until finally they are done at full speed with music. After about the first hour, we move into more review of prior learned dances with limited teaching.
Tuesdays – 12noon to 1pm & Fridays – 12:30pm to 1:30pm (Spring Semester ends May 5, 2017)
If sixty (or so) minutes of moderate to intense exercise (you decide, it’s your workout) is of interest to you, this class happens twice per week in the movement room located upstairs in the Saunders gym. This fitness class is geared towards both men and women who want to feel like they just did a focused strength, flexibility, and aerobic workout in one hour. Using your own body weight (and occasionally low-weight bar bells) – we jump, squat, flutter kick, plank – and REALLY enjoy the five minute stretch out (a.k.a., exhale) at the end. Water bottles are recommended.
Kripalu Style Yoga
Tuesdays 6pm to 7pm (Through June 20th)
Come stretch and tone muscles, release chronic tension, de-stress, and refresh. Sooth your mind by calming restless thoughts, cultivate concentration, supporting mental clarity and confidence. Invigorate your soul through encouragement of self-acceptance. Honor inner wisdom and invite deep peace as you prepare for the semester. Clothes you can move in are necessary and water is recommended. Mats will be provided. No experience necessary.
Yoga will continue through end of June 2017.
Wednesday – 7pm to 8pm (Spring Semester ends May 5, 2017)
Combines a variety of exercise techniques, including strength training, cardio, yoga, plyometrics, and stretching.
Wednesday – 8pm to 8:30pm (Spring Semester ends May 5, 2017)
Who says you have to jump, grunt, strain, and punish your body to get amazing results from your workout? Not with PiYo…PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. And, we crank up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean, and incredibly defined.
Thursday – 2:30pm to 3:30pm (Spring Semester ends May 5, 2017)
Learn self-defense techniques and more from Karl Zaunbrecher, a 2nd Degree Black Belt Shorin Ryu Karate (Nidan)/2nd Degree Combat Hapkido.