Here at Jim's Total Body Fitness, I know that fitness isn't just exercise, eating well and being healthy. My fitness studio follows four guiding tenets that define what it is we do and teach. Each of our classes and activities can be categorized into one of these four fundamentals. By keeping a well rounded self in each of these can one attain their full fitness potential. It is my goal that I help you attain your fitness goals through these fundamental ideas.
Strength and Conditioning
Exercise takes a different form for different people. Strength training exercises help build muscle mass and maintain lean body tissue in the body. Strength training is important in building organ, muscles, metabolic rates and lean body tissues. Strength training helps keep muscles from withering due to inactivity or weakness in old age. Many researchers believe that weight loss is most effective if it includes a combination of strength training and aerobic exercise.
I offer various classes that combines both aerobic and strength and conditioning exercises classes. These classes are designed to help you burn fat and calories and at the same time improve your overall strength and build muscle mass to help you maintain a lean body.
Physical Fitness Circuit Workout - Physical Fitness Circuit Workout is a total body workout focusing on strength building and conditioning, cardiovascular and muscular endurance, balance, and flexibility.This is a time workout. The time depends on the exercises you are doing on each station. The number of repetitions is based on how many you can do in a given time. The goal is to improve on your repetitions or the amount of weights you are lifting.
Strength and Conditioning Workout - Strength and Conditioning Workout focus on body awareness, strength, flexibility, balance, joint range of motion, endurance, etc. Each series of exercises are timed rather than the number of repetitions. This allows everyone to accomplish and complete the exercises, it also allows for modifications based on each individual strength and capabilities. Exercises are divided either upper body, lower body, cardiovascular endurance, and core/abdominals. The target heart rate for this class is between 60% to 80% of your target heart rate for strength and conditioning. The target heart rate for cardiovascular endurance is between 75% to 85% of your target heart rate. The intensity of the workout should be moderate. Strength and conditioning classes utilize a variety of exercise equipment such as stability balls, free weights, elastic bands etc... to strengthen and condition your muscles.
Chair Workout - Chair Workout is a 45-minute total body low intensity workout. A chair is used as a prop. There are certain exercises where we are doing then sitting down while some, we are doing them standing up and using the chair as aid in maintaining balance and posture. Chair workout also encompasses a total body workout. Each segment is divided into upper body, lower body, cardiovascular and core/abdominal exercises. These are timed exercises to allow all the participants to accomplish each exercise routine. The number of repetitions will depend on each participant's capability. There is plenty of room for modifications and breaks. The goal is to get everyone involved and moving.
Mind and Body Connection
Fitness is more than just getting yourself physically fit. Well rounded fitness includes a solid understanding of yourself and your body, keeping yourself stable and secure both mentally and physically. I help accomplish this by offering several different classes that help focus and clear you mind, relax your body and get your muscles toned and limber.
Mind and Body Connection classes involve exercises that will help you focus and concentrate on the purpose of the exercise. These classes will help you listen to your body and be aware and in tune with what your body can do.
Broga® Yoga - Broga® Yoga is a yoga-based fitness program combining traditional yoga postures with functional fitness exercises and high-intensity interval training. Broga® focuses on the development of strength and cardiovascular fitness and is less flexibility-intensive than other forms of yoga. The Broga® Yoga Sequence is divided into eight segments, or chunks. Each chunk has a specific purpose and value (strength, cardiovascular, flexibility and balance). Broga® Yoga is usually a 60-minute class appropriate for any able-bodied person. There are challenging aspects for everyone, modifications are offered whenever/wherever necessary. Broga® Yoga differs from any form of yoga because in Broga® we can break down and focus on each chunk. Depending on the participants and in some instances, we might complete just 3 -4 chunks in a 60-minutes class. The goal is to be able to complete all 8 chunks in a class.
Stretching Class - This class focuses on different stretching positions to help improve flexibility, balance, and coordination. The position is held for several seconds and repeated 2, 3 or even more times to improve the muscles elasticity and flexibility and to help improve joint range of motion. This class is open to anyone. There's plenty of room for modifications and improvements.
Awareness and Education
Fitness is more than being strong, agile or nimble. In order to keep fit, one needs to know their own body and what they can do to help maintain it as well. My classes in awareness and education are focused to help you understand what it is your body needs in order to keep at its peak. These classes will encourage you to seek out knowledge and make you aware of your body, your fitness, health and wellness. Classes in this program include specialty classes like Diet and Nutrition, cooking classes, fitness assessment and body composition. By keeping a strong healthy body will you be able to more easily reach your fitness goals.
Personal Fitness Training - We offer, fitness counseling, diet and nutritional counseling to help and guide you on your fitness journey. This is a comprehensive body analysis, food journaling and workout plan that works in with MyZone® in order to help you monitor your performance.
MyZone® - At Jim's Total Body Fitness we use a state of the art Fitness Tracker and Heart Rate monitoring device called MyZone®. MyZone® is a monitoring device we utilize to help optimize your fitness routine. A simple strap that goes across your chest will keep real-time information on your heart rate, time exercised and effort zones for the most optimized workout.
Open Gym - Members can come in and workout on their own outside of classes for individualized training. These sessions allow for appropriate consultations for fitness program development, assessment and direction on your fitness regimen. Available to members only.
Music and Dance
Dance Fitness classes are classes which focuses on cardiovascular endurance in an effort to raise your heart rate. By doing so, we can meet the recommended heart rate guidelines which are designed to help improve the cardiovascular system, body toning and conditioning.
I offer several different classes that utilize Dance Fitness at its core. Every session is a different dance fitness exercise such as Piloxing® SSP, Zumba® Fitness, Line Dancing, etc. each of which are designed to help optimize your fitness workouts in a fun and engaging method.
Not only is it a good workout that is good for you, but it is a lot of fun at the same time!
Line Dancing - Line dancing is becoming one of the most fun dance base fitness classes today. Line dancing is a choreographed dance created to make everyone move in the same direction. Line dance steps can vary greatly as there are several combinations that you can learn. The most important thing about line dancing is to keep moving and have fun.
Zumba® Fitness - Zomba® Fitness is a dance fitness program created by Alberto "Beto" Perez. Zumba® is a fusion of various dance movements such as Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, Reggaeton, Bollywood, Belly Dance, Samba, Bhangra, etc... and incorporates fitness elements such as squats, lunges, and resistance training to create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness program. The choreography incorporates routines that feature aerobic/fitness intervals with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body to maximize caloric output, fate burning and total body toning and conditioning.