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Fitness Classes for Everybody and Every Ability

Group classes are a great way to stay accountable to your goals as well as keeping fitness fun. They are also a great compliment and opportunity to diversify your self-guided workouts.

The RIC Fitness Center offers a variety of group classes that are adapted for individuals of all ability levels. These classes are led by our experienced staff as well as certified instructors.

The Basics

  • All classes are held at the RIC Fitness Center
  • All participants are encouraged to consult with their physician before beginning this or any new exercise program.
  • All participants must be current RIC Fitness Center members
  • Registration is recommended, single class drop-in available
  • Contact: 312-238-5001 or email sports@ric.org for more information or to register for a class

The Classes

Seated Yoga

When:

Mondays, 12:00 - 12:45 pm
Cost:

$75/11-week session OR

$10 to drop into a single class

Fitness Level: This class is good for people of all fitness ability levels

In this 45-minute class, participants explore yoga postures and breathing exercises that will increase flexibility and postural alignment.

This class is designed for participants with a variety of needs and can be adapted for participant’s individual health conditions, mobility, and current fitness level. The entire class may be comfortably practiced in a chair. This class is led at a rate that allows those who may need extra time or assistance in transitioning in and out of the poses.

Chair Zumba

When:

Fridays, 12:00 - 12:45 pm
Cost:

$75/11-week session OR

$10 to drop into a single class

Fitness Level: This class is good for all fitness ability levels

This 45-miunute seated class combines muscle toning moves to give you an overall energy boost! Chair Zumba incorporates movements taken from Latin dances like the merengue, salsa, and cha cha to create an exhilarating program that aims to improve overall energy, core stability, muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, and motor skills.

Chair Zumba is taught by a certified Zumba instructor.

Seated Sculpt Bootcamp

When:

Mondays, 1:00 - 1:45 pm
Cost:

Free

Fitness Level: This class is good for all fitness ability levels

Seated Sculpt Bootcamp adapts movements from ballet, Pilates, and yoga. Join this seated exercise class to sculpt your core using your own body weight.

MaZi Cardio

When:

Mondays, 2:00 - 2:45 PM
Cost:

Free

Fitness Level: This class is good for all fitness ability levels. Please note that most dances are taught standing but can be performed seated.

A dance class with easy to follow choreography and high intensity cardiovascular exercise. Dances mimic interval training to maximize calorie burn and keep you moving.

TaijiFit

When:

Wednesdays 1:00-1:1:45 p.m.
Cost:

Free, Registration is Required

Fitness Level: This class is good for all fitness ability levels

Join us for a class that offers fitness like you’ve never experienced before!

TaijiFit combines the best elements of fitness, meditation and the ancient martial art of Taiji (Tai Chi). Tai-Chi has been practiced for thousands of years both as an art of self-defense and a form of moving meditation. Studies have proven this form of exercise to help remove stress, improve balance and stability, and provide an overall enhanced sense of well-being. When you take a TaijiFit class, you will find yourself moving your body with the grace and confidence of the ancient Taiji masters who learned the secret of balancing yin and yang. Experience strength with beauty, power with peace, endurance with flow. There is no routine or choreography to memorize or “get right.” Simply follow along and go with the flow.

This class will be taught by former RIC patient and certified Taijitfit instructor, Terri Cenar. through Tai-Chi, we will focus on strengthening the internal body by combining the best elements of fitness, meditation, and ancient martial arts.