Group Exercise & Dance Classes
 
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.

 

 

Class schedule is subject to change. Classes may be added or removed at any time. Please see group exercise schedule link above for up to date class information. All classes are 50–55 minutes 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

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Cardio
Active Exercise
Dance Fitness
Indoor Cycle
Nia Move I.T.
OULA (dance fitness)
P90X
Power 
Silver Sneakers Classic
Zumba Gold

   
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Flexibility
& Balance
Balance Training for Fall Prevention
Gentle Exercise 
Strength and Flexibility
Tai Chi
Tai Ji & Dao Yin
Tai Chi for Balance

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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 Yoga
Yoga & Core
Yoga Blend
Yoga: Hatha for Beginners
Yoga for Health
Yoga at Ridgeview
   
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Strength
  
Barre: Strength & Tone
Better Bones and Balance
Core & Curves 
Fun Fit: Functional Fitness
Intro to Weight Training
Silver Fitness
Stability Balls
Strong Bones, Strong Body
   
   
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Dance
    
Belly Dance for Beginners
Hip Hop Dance
Line Dance Basics
Line Dance: Easy Steps
Line Dance: Next Steps













 












 



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 O’Brien.  ♦♦

M, W, F
Adult Activity Center
No class  11/11, 11/27, 12/25, 1/1

8:30am

 


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 Velaquez (M), Sarah Doty (W), Linda White (Sa). ♦♦♦

Sa           
M, W         
Adult Activity Center
No class  11/11, 11/27, 11/30, 12/23-1/1
 
10:00am
5:30pm


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

M, W         
Adult Activity Center
No class 11/11, 11/27, 12/23-1/1
5:30pm 

Sa            
Adult Activity Center
No class 11/30, 12/28
9:15am


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 Hollander. ♦♦ 

TuTh             
Bob Keefer Center
No class 10/31, 11/28, 12/10-1/2
4:30pm 


OULA: Dance Fitness : OULA Dance Fitness combines dance fitness with a loose, groove based dance party. It's not about the steps, but about how you feel moving! Instructor Rhodana Jassens ♦♦♦ 
Class starts January 14

 Tu, Th        
Bob Keefer Center
No class 3/5
5:45am


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 Auxier. 

M, W             
Bob Keefer Center
No class 11/11, 11/27,  12/23-1/8
 4:30pm

 

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

T, Th
Bob Keefer Center                                   
No class  11/28, 12/24, 12/31.  
 5:30am



Silver Sneakers Classic: Ages 50+ 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 White.  

Tu, Th       
Adult Activity Center 
No class 11/28, 12/24, 12/31                                                               
1pm 



 

Zumba Gold: Ages 50+. 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: Cindy O’Brien. ♦♦

Th
Adult Activity Center                                                            No class 11/28

1:30pm 


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 improve 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. Fall Proof certified instructor: Linda White   

Tu, Th        Starts 10/1
Adult Activity Center                                               
No class  11/28, 12/24, 12/31                                 
12:00pm 

 


Gentle Exercise: Ages 50+. This 45-minute class is great for stretching muscles, joint rotation and improving oxygen flow. Moves are especially helpful for arthritis. Instructor: Byron Hanks. 

Tu, Th
Adult Activity Center 
No class 8/20, 8/22, 11/28, 12/24, 12/31
10am 



Strength and Flexibility: Ages 18+. 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 Strunk. 

M, W
Bob Keefer Center 
No class 11/11, 11/27, 12/23-1/6
9am 



Tai Chi: Tai Chi can help you reduce pain and inflammation, increase joint mobility, improve balance, prevent falls and develop mental focus.  Tuesday  & Thursday instructor Don Hildenbrand. Saturday instructor: Linda White

Tu, Th, Sa
Adult Activity Center
No class  11/28, 11/30, 12/24,12/31
11am 


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 Choy 

Th     
Adult Activity Center
No class 11/28
2:30pm

 


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

M, W 
Bob Keefer Center
No class 9/2 , 11/11, 11/27, 12/25, 1/1
10:00am 



Pilates

Classic Mat Pilates: Ages 18+. Build and nourish your core with this class focused on control and flexibility. Classic Pilates is for all levels of fitness. Instructor Julie Christensen.  

Tu
Bob Keefer Center 
No class 12/24, 12/31
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 Christensen♦ 

Tu, Th
Bob Keefer Center 
No class  11/28, 12/24, 12/31
9am


POP Pilates: Ages 18+. 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 Petulla. 
Last class 11/21
Class will resume 1/9 at new location and time

Th
Bob Keefer Center 
6:30pm 



PiYo : 14+. 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 Celina Johnson-Hess. . ♦♦♦ 

 M Th
Two Rivers Dos Rios
No class 11/21, 11/28, 12/24-1/9
 4:30pm
M, W 
Bob Keefer Center                               
No class 11/11, 11/27,  12/23-1/8

 
5:30am




  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.  Instructor Celina Johnson-Hess.  

Th
Bob Keefer Center 
Sa        
Adult Activity Center
No class  11/28, 11/30, 12/23-1/2
5:30pm
 
9:00am


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: Cevia Yellin.   
T, Th 
Adult Activity Center 
No class  10/31, 11/28, 12/24-12/31
4:30pm 



Yoga &Core: This  fusion class will lengthen and strengthen muscles with yoga and core focused exercises to start your day off strong. Instructor Celina Johnson-Hess.  .

M, W
Bob Keefer Center 
No class 10/14, 10/16, 11/8, 11/11, 11/27,  12/25

6:30am 



 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 Laurie Kinder.

M, W  
Bob Keefer Center
No class  11/4, 11/11, 11/27, 12/25, 1/1
5:30pm 

 


 

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 for all fitness levels that focuses on basic yoga poses and techniques. Instructor Cevia Yellin.  

Tu, Th
Adult Activity Center 
No class 11/28, 12/24, 12/31
5:30pm 


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 
No class 11/11. 11/27,  12/25
8:30am
10am


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 reciept to the instructor. We are unable to accept cash at school locations.
M, W                     
Ridgeview Elementary School
No class 11/11, 11/27,  12/23-1/6
5:00pm 



 


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. Increase of muscle mass has been associated with 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: Strength & Tone:  Ages 18+. 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: Laurel Fooks    

M, W
Adult Activity Center
No class 10/16, 11/11, 11/27, 12/23, 12/25            
4pm



Better Bones and Balance: Ages 50+. 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 O'Brien.    

W, F
Bob Keefer Center
No class  11/27, 12/23- 1/6
11am

 



Core & Curves: Ages 14+. Work out with a class that combines boxing, kickboxing and Muay Thai. Move through 30-minute "rounds" that alternate between fighting combinations, bodyweight moves and cardio. Instructor: Jessica Auxier.    
Use your pass to attend this class or pay drop-in at any Willamalane facility and present your reciept to the instructor. We are unable to accept cash at school locations.

Tu, Th     
No class 10/31, 11/28, 12/24-1/6                            
4:30pm

 



Fun Fit: Functional Fitness:  Ages 18+. Get ready to take control of your body in a class that improves strength, builds bones and corrects alignment. Focus on major muscle groups and your core to improve reflexes and balance.  Instructor: Anne Cooper.  

Tu, Th
Adult Activity Center
No class 8/20, 8/22, 11/28, 12/24, 12/31
10:00am 

 


 

Intro to Weight Training: Ages 18+. 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. Class meets in the fitness center. Instructor: Richard Strunk.  

Tu, Th
Bob Keefer Center
No class 11/28, 12/24, 12/31 
9am 

  


Silver Fitness: Ages 50+. 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 
No class 11/11, 11/27, 12/25, 1/1
8:30am 

 


 

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 body weight exercises. BYOB- bring your own ball! Instructor: Richard Strunk. 

M, W
Adult Activity Center 
No class 11/11, 11/27, 12/23-1/6
8am 

 


 

Strength Training: Explore the world of strength training in the fitness center and beyond. Learn about equipment, proper form and make a plan for your fitness needs. Class meets in the fitness center. Instructor: Linda White 

M, W
Bob Keefer Center 
No class 11/11, 11/27, 12/23-1/6
4:30pm 

 

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 12/24, 12/31
1:30pm 

W, F
Adult Activity Center
No class 12/25, 1/1

9:30am

 


 

Dance


Belly Dance for Beginners: Learn the basics of tribal fusion belly dance, improve fitness, and develop core strength while working out to great world music.
Class emphasizes posture and stretching to avoid injury. Learn to build upon moves in 8 week segments or drop-in anytime. 

Class will resume January 13th

M
Bob Keefer Center 
Class on hiatus
6pm 

 


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

 

M
Bob Keefer Center 
No class 12/23-1/9
7:30pm 


 


Line Dance BasicsLearn 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 
No class 12/23-1/9
9am 


 


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 

No class 12/24-12/31
1pm 




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 

No class 12/24-12/31
2pm 


 

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 class or of 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 improve 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. Increase of muscle mass has been associated with 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 exercise 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 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 your 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 care NOT what you are looking for and may be a sign you have an undiagnosed injury.

For Flexibility: You are able to 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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