Health and Fitness

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

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Courses

Barre Fusion

Barre Fusion combines the muscular conditioning of fitness, the lengthening/strengthening of ballet, and the core stabilization of Pilates-inspired mat work. This full-body workout for participants of all levels incorporates barre work, standing work, and floor work using light weights, resistance bands and tubes. Please bring a set of two- to five-pound hand weights, a yoga mat, and a towel. The rest of the props will be provided. Comfortable fitness attire and ballet slippers or yoga socks are recommended.

ZREC-129-600

This is a remote class via Zoom.

Mary Anne Fantauzzi Owner of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

ZREC-129-601

Course does not meet on 4/3

Course will be held in Brahan Hall, Room 114

Emma Castoria of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

Barre Fusion
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Wednesdays, 3/20 - 5/15
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ZREC-129 601 4 seats left $79

Barre: Strength and Flex

Barre: Strength & Flex 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- to 5-pound hand weights, a yoga mat and a towel, and wear comfortable fitness clothes. This workout is traditionally done barefoot, but you may choose to wear split sole sneakers or ballet shoes

Class does not meet on 3/11 & 4/1

Course will be held in Brahan Hall, Room 114

Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

Barre: Strength and Flex
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Mondays, 3/4 - 5/13
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
ZREC-081 601 0 seats left $85Section Full

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Body Conditioning

This is a beginner- to moderate-level class designed to strengthen your body, increase endurance and help you de-stress. The class begins with flexibility exercises, 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- to 5-pound dumbbells and water bottle. NENY members, contact the instructor at cox@nycap.rr.com to find out how you can use your wellness benefit for the cost of classes. 

Course does not meet on 3/11 & 4/1.

This is a remote course via Zoom. 

Leigh Anne Rockower, Instructor

Body Conditioning
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Mondays, 2/12 - 4/29
5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
ZREC-078 600 0 seats left $80Section Full

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Exercise Away Urinary Incontinence Without Kegels

Kegels haven’t worked for you? Learn why and what to do about it in this four-class series. If you have a history of total joint replacement, injury to a leg, or surgery that required an assistive device to help you walk, you may have lost the function needed to maintain a strong, healthy pelvic floor. You can’t consciously squeeze muscles and resolve incontinence. You need to strengthen the muscles that support your bladder! This class will teach you how. Access to all slide and workout recordings (instructor only) is provided for review and enhanced practice after the live class is taught. Since supporting your bladder as it fills with urine and gets heavier is what your pelvic floor must do to keep you continent, it is critical to strengthen your pelvic floor. You may be asking, “How do I do that?” This class provides your answer. Learn from an expert in movement and pelvic floor function who has been helping patients and clients resolve chronic issues for almost 30 years. Learn about pelvic floor anatomy, how your hips connect to your pelvic floor, and how to use the Pelvicore Pro to strengthen the right muscles and support your bladder effectively. Develop the skills to achieve healthy pelvic floor function for a lifetime! You will need to purchase a RED Pelvicore Pro from www.PelvicSolutions.com to perform the movements taught in this class. Choose SILVER if you are strong and athletic. Yes, athletes can have weak pelvic floors too!

This is a remote course via Zoom. 

Eileen Kopsaftis of Have Lifelong Wellbeing, Instructor

Exercise Away Urinary Incontinence Without Kegels
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Thursdays, 3/28 - 4/18
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ZPGE-065 600 0 seats left $149Section Full

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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 can be successful!

Course does not meet on 2/19, 3/11 & 4/1

 Course will be held in McDonough Sports Complex, Room 192

Chrissy Sarratori of Abs In Inc., Instructor

HI-LO Impact Aerobics
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Mondays, 2/12 - 5/6
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZREC-012 601 0 seats left $80Section Full

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Introduction to Science-Based Fitness

If there was an exercise program that could give you results in just one workout per week, would you be interested in learning about it? If so, you are in luck! Certified Personal Trainer Steve Grogan is offering a course to teach you about Science-Based Fitness, an exercise program unlike anything you’ve seen. Each session is a mixture of a lecture and workout, where you’ll learn how this system can help you lose fat and build muscle at the same time with no warmup or cool down, no stretching routine, and best of all, no need to split your attention between strength training on one day and cardio on another. Students should bring an exercise mat, two five-pound dumbbells, and two 10-pound dumbbells. Two three-pound and two eight-pound dumbbells are also optional.

Course will be held in McDonough Sports Complex, Room 192

Steve Grogan., Instructor 

Introduction to Science-Based Fitness
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Tuesdays, 4/9 - 4/30
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZREC-127 600 1 seats left $35

Pilates Mat - Beginner

Pilates is a precise method of exercise that 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.

Course does not meet on 3/11 & 4/1

Course will be held in Brahan  Hall, Room 114

Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

Pilates Mat - Beginner
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Mondays, 3/4 - 5/13
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
ZREC-015 601 0 seats left $85Section Full

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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).

Course does not meet on 3/11 & 4/1

Course will be held in Brahan  Hall, Room 114

Ellen Ehrlich of Total Body Trifecta, Instructor

Pilates Mat - Intermediate
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Mondays, 3/4 - 5/13
6:05 pm - 6:50 pm
ZREC-017 601 0 seats left $85Section Full

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The Hikers Path

If adventure and beauty are missing in your life, then this is your class! We’ll integrate nature journaling with hiking as an opportunity to find new vistas, and meet new friends. No journaling experience necessary. Each hike will have stopping points for journaling the splendor. We will embark on five epic hikes that will be chosen in local forests, as well as the nearby Berkshires, for a wide array of wilderness diversity and grandeur. Students should be comfortable with walking through the wilderness for a few hours each class, with appropriate food, water, bug repellant, first aid supplies, and hiking gear.

5 Sessions, first session at Poestenkill Community Forest, 200 Legenbauer Rd, Averill Park

Hollan Bonjukian, of Trufitness and Nutrition, Instructor

The Hikers Path
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Sundays, 4/7 - 5/5
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ZREC-125 600 0 seats left $149Section Full

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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 exercises to bring balance and wellbeing 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.

Monday class will not meet on 3/11 & 4/1

Wednesday class will not meet on 3/6 & 3/13

Thursday class will not meet on 3/14

Course will be held in Brahan Hall, Room 114

Jeanne Wein, Instructor 

Yoga I
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Mondays, 2/12 - 5/13
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
ZPGE-011 603 0 seats left $80Section Full

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Wednesdays, 2/14 - 5/15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ZPGE-011 604 0 seats left $80Section Full

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Wednesdays, 2/14 - 5/15
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
ZPGE-011 606 0 seats left $80Section Full

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Thursdays, 2/15 - 5/9
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
ZPGE-011 605 0 seats left $80Section Full

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Zumba

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. Wear sneakers and light clothes. Bring a water bottle!

Course does not meet on 3/6 & 3/13

Course will be held in McDonough Sports Complex, Room 192

Lori Hallenbeck of Abs In Inc., Instructor

Zumba
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Wednesdays, 2/21 - 5/15
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
ZREC-026 601 0 seats left $80Section Full

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Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 334

Fax: (518) 629-8103

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer 2023 Hours (May 22 - July 28): Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday, Closed
(excluding college holidays and vacations)