...We've got a class for that!
The i.d. gym group-fitness schedule is full of classes that are designed to help you improve your balance.
Here is a rundown of these classes so that you can find the option that's right for you.
Balanced Plyometrics is a combination of yoga postures and plyometrics, or jump training. The class is a great way for those who want the benefits that yoga provides, like a strong core, better balance and increased flexibility, in addition to an intense, calorie-burning cardio workout.
"By incorporating unique exercises that blend the best of both worlds, Balanced Plyometrics is a class that's a little bit cardio and a little bit flexibility and balance training," group-fitness instructor David Mierke said. "It's a great fit for people looking to spice up their workout, who may have done very little yoga, or those who are simply looking for a fun, high-energy alternative to their cardio routines."
When to find it: Tuesdays at 7 pm
Nearly every yoga-based class at i.d. gym can help you improve your balance, but Buff Yoga takes balance training to an all-new level.
Buff Yoga takes traditional yoga movements and combines them with elements of a Body Sculpt class to give you one fabulous workout. Throughout a Buff Yoga class, you'll flow through a variety of yoga poses using hand weights that will help you get toned, shredded, and blissed out. This powerful combination will help you work on balance, flexibility and strength -- all at the same time.
When to find it: Wednesdays at 7:15 pm and Thursdays at 9 am
Dancer's Body doesn't necessarily focus on balance training, but many of the routines you perform in one of these classes will help improve your balance.
In Dancer's Body, you can get a lean, strong body through a fusion of Pilates and Barre exercises that target the hips, butt, thighs and abs. In these killer workouts, you'll do a lot of work standing on one leg or up on your toes. This helps develop core strength and increases your awareness of where you carry your weight -- information you can use to find the right balance.
When to find it: Tuesdays at 6:30 am, Thursdays at 6:15 pm, Fridays at 9 am and Saturdays at 10 am
You wouldn't necessarily expect to enhance your balance while taking a running-based class like Treadmill Bootcamp.
Some people think Treadmill Bootcamp is the hardest workout in Chicago. In this class, you run on a treadmill to build up your speed and endurance. And if that's not enough for you, we add in military-style bootcamp drills for strength, so that you can push yourself to your limits.
In Treadmill Bootcamp, you'll develop better balance because you'll become a better runner. You'll run with more strength, confidence and assuredness -- and we can't get more balanced than that.
When to find it: Tuesdays at 9 am; Wednesdays at 5:45 pm and 6:30 pm
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