Group Exercise and Water Fitness Classes

Willamalane’s group exercise program includes a variety of cardio, strength, flexibility, and water fitness classes. Our instructors are skilled at making fitness approachable for all skill levels, so please let your instructor know if you are new to class or would like modifications.

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New! FitLot Classes

The new FitLot outside Bob Keefer Center is a great place to work out together. Take the equipment for a spin in an introductory class, or sign up for a group class. Options include one-time introductory classes, twice-weekly class series, and weekly drop-ins — all instructed by a Certified Personal Trainer! The FitLot and its classes are free to use without a membership.

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Please note that FitLot classes are weather-sensitive. Registrants will be emailed in the event of a cancellation. Questions? Please call 541-736-4544.

The FitLot is grant-funded in partnership with AARP and FitLot. We are grateful for our partners' support in creating healthy opportunities for our community!


Virtual Fitness Classes

Connect with select group exercise classes, instructors, and workout buddies without leaving home! Willamalane has a library of free virtual classes for you to explore. With an ALL-ACCESS Membership, you can join in live classes every day. Members receive a monthly email with links to class meetings.

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Notices

  • Hydro-Fit, Tuesday/Thursday evening, is canceled for the rest of October.
  • Beginning Warrior Strength is canceled 10/21.
  • Deep Water Fitness is canceled 10/25.

Class Descriptions

Cardio

Active Exercise: Realize your fitness goals with aerobics, stretching, flexibility, and strength training in one class. Standing and floor exercises.  Equipment: Mat, dumbbells, bands, 9-inch ball. Instructor: Cindy on  Monday and Wednesday, Celina on Friday.

Beginning Line Dance: Learn a fun and aerobic social dance. Challenge your body and brain with dynamic choreography. Dance to a wide range of musical genres. Instructor: Lila

Beyond Basics Line Dance: Step up to the challenge with this intermediate class; learn tags, restarts, dances in contra, and phrased dances. Instructor: Lila

Classic Nia:  A workout emphasizing personalizing the choreography to fit your body, with coaching to make it exhilarating and still comfortable. Effectively improves multiple aspects of fitness, including stamina, strength, flexibility, agility, and balance. Inspiring music from many styles. Instructor: Janet

Dance Fitness II & III:  Love your workout with this combination of dance and fitness moves for serious fun. Dance yourself fit to pop, jazz, Latin, jive, Bollywood, and more! Dance fitness II is a moderate intensity class instructed by  Cheri. Dance Fitness III is a high-intensity class instructed by Jamie.

Silver Sneakers:  Move to the music! Exercises designed to increase strength, range of movement, and daily living. Equipment: dumbbells, bands, 9-inch ball. Instructor: Michie

Virtual Cycle with a Twist: A 50-minute low-impact workout where you control the intensity! With great music, your virtual instructor takes you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints, and flat rides. Benefits include weight loss, improve cardiovascular fitness, strength, and muscle tone. The playlist is also interchangeable with a treadmill, elliptical, or as an outdoor walking/running option. Equipment: cycle, treadmill, elliptical, or outdoors.  Instructor:  Kara


Strength

Barre Fusion:  
A fusion workout combining ballet-inspired moves with elements of strength training, cardio intervals, stretching, and balance work.  Suitable for any level of fitness to increase strength, stamina, balance and flexibility.  Equipment: mat, light dumbbells (between 1 and 5 pounds), exercise bands.  Optional: yoga block, 9" ball, gliding discs, loop bands. Instructor:  Laurel

Beginning Warrior Strength™:  
Cardio + Lifting, WARRIOR Strength™ is for all levels and all types who want to sweat and feel their muscles burn! With playlists that literally rock this class is a one-of-a-kind endorphin rush! Equipment: mat, towel, dumbbells.   Instructor: Becky

Better Bones and Balance:
Enjoy floor exercises and strength training in this evidence-based class from Oregon State University that’s designed to help prevent osteopenia and osteoporosis. This advanced class is the next level after Strong Bones Strong Body. Standing and floor exercises.  Equipment:  Mat, dumbbells, bands, 9-inch ball. Instructor: Cindy

Body Sculpt: A full body experience; this class blends a variety of core strengthening, muscle-toning, improve balance, while feeling stretched and strong. Equipment: mat Instructor:  Jamie

Core Yoga: Strengthen and build awareness of your core muscles, with this core-focused yoga class. Designed for students looking for more challenges or for those with some yoga experience. § Equipment:  Mat.  Instructor: Celina

Nia Floor Play: Combine the strength, flexibility, and discipline of yoga with the creativity of modern dance and a dollop of personal expression. Learn to be playful while you are using your own bodyweight to gain strength and build bone. Equipment: Mat. Instructor: Janet Hollander

Stability Ball Strength & Balance: Work your entire body; focus on strength and balance. Equipment: Stability ball, dumbbells, and a mat.  Instructor: Sasha

Strength and Stretch: A whole-body strength and stretch workout incorporating standing, chair, and floor exercises.  Equipment:  dumbbells, bands, 9-inch ball, and mat.  Instructor:  Celina

Strong Bones, Strong Body:
Learn to enhance your bone strength, improve balance, and increase strength and energy. Exercises based on bone research are adjusted to your ability level. Those diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia are strongly encouraged to attend. Standing and chair exercises.  Equipment:  Dumbbells, bands, 9-inch ball.  Instructor: Cindy


Flexibility & Balance

Advanced 24 Form:
This is an advanced practice of the 24 Tai Chi Form.  Instructor: Lin Lin

Beginning Warrior Rhythm™:   Fitness-focused with yoga undertones, this class increases strength, flexibility, and balance.  Get ready to sweat to heart-pounding beats!  Equipment: mat, towel, dumbbells, resistance bands/loops. Can be barefoot or wear shoes.  Instructor: Becky

Chair Yoga: This is a sit/stand class that joins traditional Hatha Yoga chair postures for better breathing, stretching, and flexibility with some standing balances and postures using the chair for occasional support.  Instructor: Kate

Gentle Yoga: Reduce stress, increase flexibility, and improve balance and mental clarity. This gentle yoga is a fusion of yoga styles and will be done on the floor, in a chair and standing.  Equipment: Mat  Instructor:  Celina

Hatha Yoga: Join us for mat yoga that blends gentle and moderate postures. We will explore movement through mindfulness and the breath to stretch and strengthen, as well as improve balance and flexibility.  Equipment: Mat.  Instructor: Kate

Strength in Movement: This class focuses on your range of motion, breathing, balance, posture, strengthening, flexibility, and mindfulness—essential for mobility. Equipment: mat, foam roller. Instructor:  Celina

Tai Chi: Join us for Tai Chi to improve balance, reduce stress and gain more flexibility. The class will teach beginners and give current practitioners a new perspective to enjoy group practice. Instructor: Lin Lin on Tuesday/Thursday at 11 .a.m, Machiko for Monday/Wednesday/ Friday at 1:30 p.m. and Tuesday/Thursday at 8:45 a.m.

Vinyasa Yoga: This flow yoga class is tailored for beginners and all levels can participate and go at their own pace. Feel good in your body and learn to be mindful of your breath. Equipment:  Mat. Instructor: Megan


Water Fitness

Ai Chi: Enjoy a water movement and relaxation program in shallow depth using water in flowing yet powerful progressions. This exercise program creates the opportunity to improve range of motion, enhance balance, and increase mobility.

Aquatone:
A moderately paced, shallow-water workout employing low-impact, water-specific exercises designed to progressively build strength, flexibility, and endurance.

Deep-water Exercise:
A moderately paced, deep-water workout designed to help you learn to use the water’s resistance to increase muscle tone, cardiovascular endurance, and range of motion. Specially designed flotation equipment supports you.

Exercise That Feels Good:
A slower-paced, shallow-water workout that will enhance your daily life in an environment that is kind to your joints. You will improve strength, balance, flexibility, and energy.

HIIT:
Build cardiovascular fitness while improving muscular strength and endurance. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a cardio-intensive, full body workout, yet gentle on the joints. Held in the deep water.

HYDRO-FIT: This aerobic-paced, deep-water class will challenge you to increase cardiovascular fitness, endurance, and core conditioning. Specially designed fitness equipment enhances the water’s resistance, toning and strengthening your body.


Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if a class is canceled?
Classes are subject to change and cancellation. People who attend a class regularly will be notified of the cancellation. For the most current information visit the Notices section of this page.

Do you have any online classes?
Yes! Some classes are held simultaneously at our facilities and online.  See the Virtual Fitness Classes section of this page for details.

How old do you have to be to attend group exercise classes?
For water fitness classes, patrons as young as 13 may join classes. For all other exercise classes, patrons must be 18 years old.

How long do classes run?
Classes run 45-55 minutes unless otherwise noted in the class description. 

How intense are the classes?
Most classes are light to moderate intensity. Class formats have modifications to accommodate all different levels of fitness. Please let your fitness class instructor know if you are new to class or if you need modifications so they can offer you exercise options.

Do I need to bring my own equipment?
Yes, please bring your own equipment to in-person classes. The equipment you need will be listed in the class description. Classes using chairs, barres, or water fitness equipment will provide these for class participants.

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