Group Exercise & Dance Classes
 

Group exercise and dance classes have been canceled until further notice. Check this list to see if your class has been canceled. For more closure information, see willamalane.org/alerts.


We offer a wide variety of classes for everyone at every stage, from beginning to challenging. We have class options that help you work on specific health issues and others that give you a comprehensive, full-body workout. Classes are ongoing, there is no registration so you can drop-in any time.

The class schedule is subject to change. Classes may be added or removed at any time. Please see the group exercise schedule link above for up to date class information. All classes are for ages 14+ and are 50–55 minutes in length unless noted in the description. 

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Intensity Rating Guide

 Gentle: For those just starting exercise, returning from injury or not sure where to start.
 Light: For those who have had some experience exercising, have minor activity in their daily life or those that have tried gentle classes and found them to be too easy.
 Moderate: For those who are regular exercisers, have regular activity in their daily life or tried light classes and found them to be too easy. 
 Moderate-Challenge: For those who would like to challenge themselves without feeling overwhelmed, have high activity in their daily life or tried moderate classes and want more. Instructors offer optional levels to make class challenging. 


Class Descriptions

Scroll to see all class descriptions, or click a class you're interested in to jump ahead.

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Cardio
Active Exercise
Beginning Bootcamp
Dance Fitness 
Indoor Cycle
Mindful Movement
Nia Move I.T.
P90X
Power 
Silver Sneakers Classic
Zumba Gold

   
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Flexibility
& Balance
Balance Training for Fall Prevention
Gentle Exercise
Strength and Flexibility
Stretch & Roll
Tai Chi
Tai Ji & Dao Yin
Tai Chi for Balance
Tai Chi/Qi Gong
   
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 Pilates   
Classic Mat Pilates
Pilates for the Better Body
POP Pilates
PiYo
   
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Yoga      
Flow Yoga
Gentle and Restorative Hatha Yoga 
Meditation
Yoga Blend
Yoga: Hatha for Beginners
Yoga for Health
Yoga at Ridgeview
   
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Strength
  
Barre
Better Bones and Balance
Core & Curves 
Intro to Weight Training
Silver Fitness
Stability Balls
Strong Bones, Strong Body
   
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Dance
    
A Taste of Latin Dance 
Hip Hop Dance
Line Dance Basics
Line Dance: Easy Steps
Line Dance: Next Steps
Partner Dancing for a Wedding or Event













 












 



Cardio


Cardio
 classes are designed to increase your heart rate to improve the health of your cardiovascular system. Depending on the class, this might be in intervals or a slow bell curve. Both are good for heart health! Cardio (aerobic) activity is recommended a minimum of 3-5 days per week amounting to 150 minutes total per week. 


Active Exercise: Realize your fitness goals with moderate aerobics, resistance training, stretching, flexibility and strength training in one class. Instructor: Cindy   ♦♦

M, W, F
Adult Activity Center
Canceled through March
8:30 am

 


 Beginning Bootcamp: Get pumped with this entry-level boot camp. This classic boot camp has all the right moves but helps you work up to higher levels of fitness. Instructor: Molliana   ♦♦♦

M, W
Fitness Center at Bob Keefer Center
No class  3/5, 3/23, 3/25, 4/16, 5/25
10 am


Dance Fitness: 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! Instructors: Jamie  (M), Sarah  (W), Linda  (Sa). ♦♦♦

Sa           
M, W         
Adult Activity Center
Canceled through March
10 am
5:30 pm

 


 

Indoor Cycle: Indoor cycling burns the most calories per minute of any class. Challenge yourself and work at your own pace. Instructors: Wendy (W), Kara (M, Sa). ♦♦♦

W         
Adult Activity Center
Canceled through March
No class 4/29
5:30 pm 

   
M
Adult Activity Center
Canceled through March
11:30 am
   
Sa
Adult Activity Center
Canceled through March
9:15 am


Mindful Movement: An infusion of strength and mobility exercises. You will learn movement mechanics, increase body awareness, and develop functional and practical skills you can apply outside of class. Instructor: Molliana

Tu, Th              
Bob Keefer Center
No class 3/24, 3/26
10 am



NiaMove I.T. : NiaMove IT is non-impact interval training with music, great moves, and heart-healthy cardio. Appropriate for all fitness levels. Instructor: Janet  ♦♦ 

TuTh             
Bob Keefer Center
No class 3/24, 3/26
4:30 pm 

P90X: A less intense version of P90X LIVE… Get ready to make new workout buddies, bust through personal plateaus together and rock out to the music! This fitness breakthrough has helped millions of people increase strength and endurance. Bring a yoga mat. Instructor: Jessica ♦♦

M, W    
Bob Keefer Center
No class  3/23, 3/25
 4:30 pm

 

Power: Take 15 minutes of cardio intervals and add them to 30 minutes of power strength training to make a perfect day.  Instructors: Michelle ♦♦♦♦ 

T, Th
Bob Keefer Center
No class 3/24, 3/26
 5:30 am



Silver Sneakers Classic: Move to the music through exercises designed to increase strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a Silver Sneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available for seated or standing support.  Instructor: Linda ♦♦ 

Tu, Th
Adult Activity Center
Canceled through March
1 pm 


 

Zumba Gold:  Enjoy a mellow version of this dance-inspired workout. Get your heart rate up and build endurance in a low impact format. Drop in and dance! Instructor: Mondays- Linda, Thursdays- Cindy ♦♦

M, Th
Adult Activity Center
Canceled through March
4/23 class is at Bob Keefer Center
1:30 pm 


Flexibility & Balance

Flexibility and balance (neuromotor) classes are designed to lengthen muscles and tendons to increase range of motion. Balance supports motor skills, prevents falls and improves movement function. Classes such as Tai Chi and Balance Training employ both facets of exercise. Flexibility and Balance are recommended a minimum of 2-3 days per week.

Balance Training for Fall Prevention: Train your body in this class focused on improving balance. Regular conditioning and training has been proven to reduce the risk of falls. Instructor: Linda  ♦♦ 

Tu, Th
Adult Activity Center
Canceled through March
12 pm 

 


Gentle Exercise: This 45-minute class is great for stretching muscles, joint rotation and improving oxygen flow. Moves are especially helpful for arthritis. Instructor: Byron ♦

Tu, Th
Canceled through March


9 am

Tu, Th
Adult Activity Center 
Canceled through March
10 am 



Strength and Flexibility: Get fit by improving your strength, balance, and flexibility. Core and weight training help build muscles to stay active. Resistance and body-weight exercises together train the whole body. Appropriate for all ability levels. Instructor: Richard ♦♦
M, W
Bob Keefer Center 
No class 3/23, 3/25
9 am 


Stretch & Roll: Increase flexibility and improve joint health with this stretching myofascial foam rolling class.  Appropriate for all ability levels. Instructor: Linda ♦

Tu, Th      
Adult Activity Center 
 Canceled through March
11 am 


Tai Chi: Ages 18+. Join us for Tai Chi to improve balance, reduce stress and gain more flexibility. Class will teach beginners and give current practitioners a new perspective to enjoy group practice. Instructor: Linda.

Sa     
Adult Activity Center
Canceled through March
11 am




Tai Chi Ji & Dao Yin: Tai Chi can reduce stress, improve balance and strengthen core muscles. Learn both Tai Chi and Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong forms for improved health. Instructor: Lin Lin ♦♦ 

Th     
Adult Activity Center
Canceled through March
2:30 pm

 


Tai Chi for Balance: Improve balance, strength, fitness and focus with these classic movements.  Instructor: Don  ♦♦

M, W 
Bob Keefer Center
No class 3/23, 3/25
10 am 


Tai Chi/Qi Gong: Ages 50+. Tai Chi/Qi Gong can help you reduce pain and inflammation, increase joint mobility, improve balance, prevent falls, and develop mental focus. Instructor: Linda.

Tu
Bob Keefer Center
Canceled through March
10 am 




Pilates

Classic Mat Pilates: Build and nourish your core with this class focused on control and flexibility. Classic Pilates is for all levels of fitness. Instructor: Julie ♦♦ 

Tu
Bob Keefer Center 
No class 3/24
5:30pm 



Pilates for the Better Body: The Pilates method will focus on range of motion, breathing, balance, posture, strengthening, and flexibility. Incorporating the breath with mindful movement is essential for maintaining mobility. Bring a mat to class.  Instructor: Julie ♦ 

Tu, Th
Bob Keefer Center 
No class 3/24, 3/26
9 am


POP Pilates: An incredible fusion of ab-chiseling and total body defining moves choreographed to upbeat pop songs. This intense, mat-based workout challenges students to rhythmically flow from one exercise to the next developing a rock-solid core while leaving no muscle untouched. Learn more about the POP Pilates format here.  Instructor: Wendy ♦♦♦

Th
Adult Activity  Center 
Canceled through March
No class 4/30
5:30 pm 



PiYo: PiYo combines the practices of Pilates and yoga to help you build strength, lose weight, increase flexibility and have a great time doing it. Instructor: (MW)Celina, (MTh) Becky ♦♦♦ 

M Th
Two Rivers - Dos Rios Elementary
No class 3/12, 3/16, 3/23, 3/26

 4:30 pm
   
M, W 
Bob Keefer Center                               
No class 3/23, 3/25

 5:30 am



 Yoga

Flow Yoga: Get fit and strong with a vinyasa, or "flow," yoga class. Enjoy the flexibility training and embodiment that makes yoga so good for your mind and body.  Instructors: (Th Sa) Celina, (MW) Carla.♦♦♦

M, W, Th
Bob Keefer Center 
No class 3/23-3/26
5:30 pm
   
Sa        
Adult Activity Center
Canceled through March
10:00am


Gentle & Restorative Yoga: This class combines gentle movement with restorative poses to release tension and stress and invite a sense of calmness and tranquility. Instructor: Zoe ♦  
T, Th 
Adult Activity Center 
Canceled through March
4:30 pm 



Hatha Yoga: Enjoy a morning practice of hatha yoga for all levels. Instructor: Celina.♦♦♦

M, W
Bob Keefer Center 
No class  3/23, 3/25
6:30 am 



Meditation & Mindfulness: Reduce stress and focus on awareness for a happier mind with this meditation class. Explore how mindfulness can increase wellbeing and health. Instructor: Melody Carr.
W
Adult Activity Center
Canceled through March
6:30 pm



 Yoga Blend: Yoga blend takes multiple forms of yoga and uses them together. Vinyasa flows from one pose to another providing a strength-building yoga experience that gives a great workout while Hatha yoga works with alignment and holding poses. Moderate to regular exercisers that are new to yoga will love this mix of styles! Instructor: Diane on Mondays, Laurie on Wednesdays. ♦♦

M
Adult Activity Center
Canceled through March

W
Adult Activity Center
Canceled through March
9 am


5:30 pm

 


Yoga: Hatha for Beginners: This hatha yoga class, for beginners or those just returning to practice, increases flexibility and body awareness. Enjoy a class accessible to all fitness levels that focuses on basic yoga poses and techniques. Instructor: Zoe. ♦♦ 

Tu, Th
Adult Activity Center 
Canceled through March
5:30 pm 


Yoga for Health: Ages 50+. Explore yoga poses and discover how they can help improve strength, flexibility, and balance. Bring a blanket for passive poses. Chairs are often used for support.  Instructor Dave Kayfes.♦

M, W
Adult Activity Center 
Canceled through March
8:30 am
10 am

Yoga at Ridgeview:  Yoga for all levels. Free your body and mind from stress while increasing strength and energy. Held at Ruff Park, 66th St. Instructor: Megan Kain. ♦♦
Use your pass to attend this class or pay drop-in at any Willamalane facility and present your receipt to the instructor. We are unable to accept cash at school locations.
M, W
Ridgeview Elementary School
No class 3/23, 3/25
5 pm 



 Strength

Strength classes are designed to increase muscle mass. Muscle mass can be increased by using resistance like weights or bands, or by using bodyweight. The increase of muscle mass has been associated with an increase in metabolism, increased longevity and improved mental cognition among other benefits. Strength training is recommended 2-3 days per week of non-consecutive days.  


 

Barre: Condition and strengthen your body with classic barre training. A form of dancer training, barre uses ballet movements and stretches to create lean muscle and increase flexibility. Instructor: Linda. ♦ ♦ ♦ 

Tu, Th
Adult Activity Center
Canceled through March
4:30 pm



Better Bones and Balance: Enjoy floor exercises and strength-training in this evidence-based class designed to help prevent osteopenia and osteoporosis from Oregon State University. This advanced class is the next level after Strong Bones Strong Body. Instructor: Cindy.  ♦ ♦ ♦ 

W, F
Bob Keefer Center
11 am

 Class meets on multi-purpose courts 3/25, 3/27. 



Core & Curves:  Define your hourglass and sculpt your core with this strength and resistance class.  Bodyweight, bands and targeted moves will help improve strength, balance and your best body. Instructor: Jessica Auxier. ♦ ♦ ♦ 
Use your pass to attend this class or pay drop-in at any Willamalane facility and present your receipt to the instructor. We are unable to accept cash at school locations.

Tu, Th
No class 3/24, 3/26
4:30 pm

 


Intro to Weight Training: Explore the ins and outs of weight training in this comprehensive introduction. Learn about equipment, lifting techniques and get tips on modifying your workout to your individual needs. The class meets in the fitness center. Instructor: Richard Strunk. ♦ ♦

Tu, Th
Bob Keefer Center
No class 3/24, 3/26
9 am 

  


Silver Fitness: Exercises and movements in this class created for seniors, will increase strength, range of movement and improve function for daily living. Hand-held weights, resistance bands with handles and balls are used for strength and reflex training. Chairs are provided for support and balance activities. Instructor: Frank Beber. ♦

M, W
Adult Activity Center 
Canceled through March
8:30 am 

 


Stability Balls: Increase fitness and develop core strength with this 50-minute class. Stability balls are excellent for both overall fitness and improving problem areas like the back and joints. Improve strength with resistance bands, light dumbbells, and bodyweight exercises. BYOB- bring your own ball! Instructor: Richard Strunk. ♦♦♦

M, W
Bob Keefer Center  
No class 3/23, 3/25
8 am

 


 

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. Instructor: Cindy O’Brien. ♦♦

Tu
Bob Keefer Center 
No class 3/24
1:30 pm 
   

W, F
Adult Activity Center
Canceled through March

9:30 am

 


Dance 


Hip Hop Dance: Learn hip hop dance in this beginner level class that will keep you jumping!

M
Adult Activity Center
Canceled through March
6:30 pm

Th
Adult Activity Center
Canceled through March
 

6:30 pm 

 


Line Dance Basics:  Learn and practice the basics of line dancing in country-western style and other traditions. Improve coordination, muscle memory, and musicality in a warm, supportive social atmosphere. 
 

Sa
Adult Activity Center 
Canceled through March
9 am 


 


Line Dance: Easy Steps: Learn as you move with this beginning class that will have you line dancing from step one!

Tu, F
Adult Activity Center 
Canceled through March
1 pm 

 


Line Dancing: Next Steps: Take your line dancing to the next level with this intermediate class that will improve footwork and fitness. 

Tu, F
Adult Activity Center 
Canceled through March
2 pm 


Partner Dancing for a Wedding or Event: Be prepared with this dance tutorial on partner dancing! Join Lila Reid in this one hour workshop that will offer a simple dance for you and a dance partner to shine on a wedding or event dance floor. Enjoy this one time workshop with your membership, fitness pass or pay drop-in at the front desk to attend. 

Saturday, 4/25      
Adult Activity Center 
One-time workshop!
11 am-12 pm 


Frequently Asked Questions

I'm recovering from an injury, or I have a body part that hurts. Can you help?
Let your instructor know if you are new to the class or if you have an injury or "trouble" spot so they can offer options to you. All classes have modifications to accommodate different levels of fitness, so just ask your instructor for a modification. They will be happy you asked.

How do you categorize group exercise classes?
Classes are categorized by type: CardioFlexibility & Balance, and Strength. This is no coincidence—these are types that doctors may recommend you work on to meet your exercise needs.

Cardio classes are designed to increase your heart rate to improve the health of your cardiovascular system. Depending on the class, this might be in intervals or a slow bell curve. Both are good for heart health! Cardio (aerobic) activity is recommended a minimum of 3-5 days per week amounting to 150 minutes total per week.
 
Flexibility and balance (neuromotor) classes are designed to lengthen muscles and tendons to increase range of motion. Balance supports motor skills, prevents falls and improves movement function. Classes such as yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates employ both facets of exercise. Flexibility and Balance are recommended a minimum of 2-3 days per week.

Strength classes are designed to increase muscle mass. Muscle mass can be increased by using resistance like weights or bands, or by using bodyweight. The increase of muscle mass has been associated with an increase in metabolism, increased longevity and improved mental cognition among other benefits. Strength training is recommended 2-3 days per week of non-consecutive days.  

Many of our classes combine all three types of exercises to give a complete workout in one class. Categories are chosen based on the major focus of the class. If a class consists of multiple types but includes a cardio segment, it will be listed under cardio.

How do I know if I am at the correct intensity level?
For Cardio: It is difficult to talk during the hardest parts of the class. You can only speak in short bursts, you are sweating a bit and you can tell your heart rate is up. Please note, a racing heart that overwhelms you is NOT what you are looking for. If this occurs, see your doctor to make sure it is safe for you to exercise.

For Strength: The next day (or sometimes 2 days after) your muscles are sore. Many people don’t like feeling sore, but if you want to increase muscle mass, it is an important part of the process. Please note, sore muscles are achy. Sharp, stabbing pains are NOT what you are looking for and may be a sign you have an undiagnosed injury. See your doctor if you have pain or soreness that lasts for more than a day or two after exercise.

For Flexibility: You can follow along with the class and feel comfortable. Exercises or poses can be achieved with minimal discomfort.

For any class, the biggest sign you are in the right place is that after class is over… you feel good!

How do I pay for group exercise classes? 
We're glad you asked! Our Willamalane ALL-ACCESS Membership is your one-pass, everything-you-could-possibly-need, unlimited option. It's our best deal for folks who are serious about their fitness and health, and a solid choice for folks who want to dabble in a little of everything. Click here for more information.

We also have a few other options for paying for your classes. If you have wellness benefits through your health insurance policy, see our Silver Benefits Pass. For all other pricing options, check here.
 
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