Fitness Classes
 

Spinning

Spinning is an indoor cycling group workout on high performance stationary bikes. Class size is limited. Bikes are available on a first come, first serve basis only. Sign ups are one week in advance at the front desk.

Cycle-Specific Spin
Designed by Joe Brown, this class focuses on targeted interval training designed to improve overall cardio capacity, fitness, strength and endurance. Attend on a regular basis and enjoy the class as a progressive series; or participate at will and work at your own level. No spinning or cycling experience required. Open to all ability levels. 

Spin Cycle
Spin Cycle is a fun and energizing indoor cycling circuit class that consists of cardio and strength stations to boost your stamina, metabolism and strength.  No spinning or cycling experience required.  Open to all ability levels. 

Power RPMs                                                                                                                                        Looking to take your indoor cycling to the next level? With the perfect mix of high and low cadence drills designed to build strength on the bike and improve your aerobic fitness, Power RPM’s is just what you need to maintain cycling fitness indoors and get a great workout!  Open to all ability levels. 

Circuit

Masters Circuit "OPEC" -  Beginning to intermediate level circuit training class led by a Certified Personal Trainer. This fun and social class includes strength, core, and balance activities, and is geared toward our members 50 years of age and older.  Our Personal Trainer sets up and supervises a variety of exercise stations each week and monitors participants for safety and correct form.  OPEC, which stands for Old People’s Exercise Class (a name participants chose for their class) is our longest running class. 

Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga
This is an innovative and safe sequence of asanas (postures) that is intended for people of any age or ability. The class was designed by yoga teachers and physical therapists to assist people in attaining strength, flexibility, endurance and stamina in a secure environment. This class is helpful for the de-conditioned person or those recovering from surgery, illness or other life obstacles. An individual session with the teacher is encouraged before your first attendance.

Level 1 Yoga 
Level 1 yoga focuses on learning proper alignment in the asanas (poses) that is safe, fun and challenging. The asanas are approached in stages to help increase the depth of understanding as well as strength, endurance and flexibility. Postures that are taught include twists, forward bends, back bends, inversions, arm balances and standing balances. Modifications and variations are presented for those at different levels of ability.

Level 2 Yoga  
This class is a dynamic mixture of asanas (poses) in a Vinyasa style, that connects the core with breath and movement together. Vinyasa means to flow mindfully with focus and control. Prepare to warm your body from the inside out with this exhilarating and energizing class. A basic knowledge of yoga poses (that can be obtained in our Level 1 class) is recommended.

Restorative Yoga                                                                                                                                 Restorative practice is designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions and grips in the body and mind. We use props to support the postures while gently stretching and strengthening the entire body. This special class is offered the last Sunday of the month from 4:30-6:00pm. All levels of students are welcome! The fee is $15 for members and $18 for non-members. Please sign up in advance at the front desk.

Mixed Levels Yoga                                                                                                                                     This class focuses on flexibility, mobility, and balance approaching postures with a slightly slower pace and intensity. Extra attention is given to alignment and energy principles. Class is appropriate for those new to yoga or anyone seeking a more relaxing practice at the end of their week.

Pilates

Pilates is an exercise system that focuses on strengthening the core postural muscles that affect alignment, keep the body balanced, and provide support for the spine and trunk. 

Winthrop Fitness offers one weekly drop-in Pilates mat classes taught by Lindsay Picolet. Due to the unique nature of Pilates movements and principles, we require an Introduction to Pilates Series Class or prior experience, with approval from our Pilates instructor, before attending any Pilates class. Contact the front desk for more details.

KETTLEBELLS

Learn proper form and body mechanics for kettlebell exercises as well as how to use your breath as a way to generate power and stabilize your core. As a group you will use these dynamic movements to accomplish a focused workout that is guaranteed to get you stronger. Come away from this class having learned new exercises, a new connection to movement and a confident grasp on a kettlebell. Open to all ability levels. 

Power Camp

This is our high level exercise class for serious athletes.  This class changes each time, but has elements of Olympic lifts, plyometrics, relays, battling ropes, and a 20 minute core warm up. You will find many of our young Nordic team and committed high school athletes there, alongside Masters athletes from the Methow Valley.  New participants must be screened by Peter Dickinson MS, PT, SCS prior to submitting to this rigorous fitness workout.  Power Camp is 7:00-8:00am on Tuesdays and Fridays with Pete.